Swim Course - 1.2 miles
Long Course participants will make two diamond shaped clockwise loops and you'll swim around the orange buoy at the top of the diamond.
Markings: Large swim buoys will designate the swim course. Kayakers and Lifeguards will be positioned on the water to support the swimmers.
Water Temperature: Water temperature is expected to be in the mid to upper 70's. The temperature will be taken leading up to the race. A wetsuit isn't mandatory, but it's recommended
Bike Course - 56 miles
The bike course has changed! Read below and see the map. You'll travel north (left) out of the park along Veazie-Cumberland and travel some beautiful rural roads, and eventually right toward Selleck on Kanaskat-Kangley Road.
*COURSE CHANGE #1: When you reach Kent-Kangley Road, you'll be turning right, not left, for a 3 mile turnaround in Selleck. After the turn-around and your return to the intersection of KK and Kanaskat-Kangley, the route continues west toward Ravensdale. Olympic athletes will be turning left and skipping this out-and-back. Take care to turn right!!
You'll turn-around in Ravensdale on Kent-Kangley road, you'll make your way to your first aid station at Mile 18. There will be water, gatorade, gel blasts, and powergels. Volunteers will guide you at every turn, so don't worry through those longer straight stretches. In Cumberland, you'll be directed to a 2.5 mile out-and-back on SE 352nd St.
*COURSE CHANGE #2 When you arrive back at Nolte, you'll be directed to turn around near the park entrance and head back for a second loop of what you just did. The bike course doesn't go south of the park. vol
Skip Aheads, Not Cut-offs.
At RTB Events we want athletes to cross the finish line and so we make every effort and alteration to make that possible. Instead of Cut-offs, we've engineered some Skip-aheads in the Long course race . Basically if you don't make it to a couple points on the course by a certain time, you'll bypass an out-and-back get skipped ahead.
Bike Course Skip-ahead #1 is at about mile 36.4 at the right turn onto Kent-Kangley which begins a 5 mile out and back. If you arrive after 12:30 pm, you'll be directed left onto Kent-Kangley and will skip those 5 miles.
Bike Course Skip-ahead #2 is at Mile 51.5 at the right turn onto 352nd which begins a 2.5 mile out and back. If you arrive after 1:30pm, you'll be directed back to the park to start your run.
Find the Route on RideWithGPS Here
Run Course - 13.1 miles