The swim is a triangular course, swimming COUNTER-CLOCKWISE. The race will have an in-water start. The swim caps (provided in race package) must be worn throughout the entire swim course to ensure safety of all athletes. The course will be patrolled by a motorized boat and kayaks; certified lifeguards and first aid will be onsite. There will be mats to facilitate water exit.
There will be a buoy in the water at the start, please stay behind it for the start.
The Super Sprint distance is 300M, ONE YELLOW LOOP
The Sprint distance swim is 750M, ONE ORANGE LOOP
The Olympic distance swim is 1500M, TWO ORANGE LOOPS
Swim cut-off: 9:00 am
Mount bike at mount/dismount location exiting the Paradise Park.
From the Paradise splash pad parking lot, take immediate right just past the gated arch. Ride up around the Paradise Double Ice complex and join onto McNamara Drive.
Follow McNamara Drive straight to and through the 3 way intersection so you are on Bremigens Blvd. At the end of Bremigens perform a U-Turn.
As you enter the 3 way intersection again GO straight and head back down to new Roundabout. Exit at the first right and head up DIANNE WHALEN DRIVE. Loop school COUNTER-CLOCKWISE and back down Dianne Whalen Drive. There will be a SLOW ZONE just before entering the Roundabout again. That is loop 1 complete.
Once you reach the roundabout again you will enter and take 2nd exit to head back up McNamera drive (Southeast)to repeat the loop to Bremigens Blvd, back to roundabout and back around school. Loop 2 complete.
Once you reach the roundabout again you will enter and take 2nd exit to head back up McNamera drive (Southeast)to repeat the loop to Bremigens Blvd, back to roundabout and back around school. Then you return to roundabout for the 3rd time, take first exit to your right and enter Paradise Double ice complex parking lot on your left. Around the back of the complex and return to the gated arch. Dismount at the bottom and enter T2. Loop 2 complete. here will be a SLOW ZONE at the bottom of the hill just before dismount.
Please note that there will be "bib check marshals" along the route to ensure completion of the bike route loops.
Sprint distance : 3 loops (18 km)
Try-a-Tri Super Sprint distance: 1 loop (7km)
Bike Cutoff is 10:15am
The mostly flat 5 km run course on a well groomed gravel trail. Leaving transition area the athlete will proceed as follows:
As Athletes leave transition they will immediately run straight along the trail in the COUNTER-CLOCKWISE direction.
Athletes will then cross the parking lot (near Dragon Boat dock) following pylons. (Water station will be setup in this area). There will be two short sections where runners will be running on the sidewalk of Topsail Road. After the second section, athletes will turn left back onto the trail, run the remainder of the pond trail back to the Y-junction (second water station in this area) and back towards Paradise Parking lot / Splashpad area.
Turn RIGHT at the railbed. There will be a small section onto the railway bed trail before completing a U-Turn (at pylon) and running back toward Octagon Pond trail. Athletes will make a RIGHT turn through the gate onto Sarah Davis Way . Turn LEFT and Finish line will be on Sarah Davis Way.
Run cut-off: 10:00 am