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Olympic Swim:

Swim starts on beach next to dock. You will swim east following the direction of the yellow arrow keeping the yellow floating rope on your right at all times (the rope aids in navigation and prevents head on accidents from swimmers completing the first loop of the swim). You will make a turn around the farthest buoy (Orange BEMA swim buoys), then return to the starting point now following the blue arrow, exit the water and go around the floating rope for a second trip now following the green arrow. Make a second turn around the farthest buoy only this time you swim towards the Swim Finish sign on the beach which is at the end of the green arrow marking the path. Each leg will be approximately 375 meters with a total swim distance of 1500 meters.

Each swimmer will enter the water after being told to start by the timer. There will be an approximate 5 second gap between each swimmer. This is for safety on the swim and bike course.

Just a personal note on open water swimming... If you can keep your head down for up to 10 strokes or more, you are more efficient. While turning your head sideways to breath, if the sun or other far away object seems to be turning or moving, it's not. It's you. Time to look up.

Sprint Swim:

Swim starts on beach next to dock. You will swim east following the direction of the yellow arrow keeping the orange BEMA buoys on your right at all times. At the last of the four buoys, you will make a turn around the farthest buoy then swim towards the Swim Finish sign on the beach which is about 200 yards farther south on the beach from where you started.

Each swimmer will enter the water after being told to start by the timer. There will be an approximate 5 second gap between each swimmer. This is for safety on the swim and bike course.

Olympic Bike:

You will exit the transition parking lot, then make a left turn and head north on Powhaton Rd (park entrance road) to the Scuba Beach road and make a right. This is a sharp turn, so please watch your speed. Cycle to the end of the scuba beach parking lot (~1.5 miles), turn around in the parking lot at the turn around sign and return to the water treatment frontage road which is about 100 yards short of the park entrance road, where you will make a right turn and proceed north to Quincy. You will make right turn and head east on Quincy and proceed for ~11 miles to the top of a large hill where there will be police, a volunteer and an aid station with a turnaround sign. If you wish a bottle of water, then slow down and they will hand you one. Watch those discarded bottles as they turn into projectiles at anything over 5 mph and at higher speeds do considerable damage.

You will return to the park entrance road and proceed directly south into the transition area with no return trip to the scuba beach. That is only on the out bound route. This route prevents having to ride on the harsh chip seal at the top of that last hill. This route has ~1250' of elevation gain. Most of that gain will seem to be while you are climbing that last two miles back into the park.

Note: The arrows are on the map for your information only and will not actually be painted on the road (we want to keep the neighbors happy). This is an open road course, so always ride on the right, pass on the left. Look behind you when passing another cyclist.

Sprint Bike:

You will exit the transition parking lot, then make a left turn and head north on Powhaton Rd (park entrance road) to the scuba beach road and make a short right hand turn for approx 100 yards. Then you will make a left at the sign and where the course staff person points to turn north to Quincy (marked by red arrows on map). Make a right turn at Quincy and head east for 4.5 miles to the Watkins Rd. Turn around at the barricade (volunteer and police at the turn around). Return to park which is a return of your outbound path. This route has ~750' of elevation gain. Most of that gain will seem to be while you are climbing that last two miles back into the park.

Note: The arrows are on the map for your information only and will not actually be painted on the road (we want to keep the neighbors happy). While the Sprint course is closed to traffic, that really only means less traffic. So always ride on the right, pass on the left. Look behind you when passing another cyclist.

Olympic Run:

The Olympic run on Saturday will exit the north area of the Transition Area, make a sharp right turn on the park path and proceed 3.1 mile around the park on the south end. You will retrace your steps for the return portion.

Sprint Run:

The Sprint run on Sunday will exit the north area of the Transition Area, make a sharp right turn on the park path and proceed 1.55 miles around the park on the south end. You will retrace your steps for the return portion.

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