Swim Course - 1.2 miles
Long Course participants will make two diamond shaped clockwise loops. Your far turn buoy is red and is the furthest turn buoy at the top of the triangle.
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 around 70 degrees. 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.
The Bike Course Skip-ahead is at about mile 51.5 at the right turn onto 352nd which begins the 2.5 mile out and back. If you arrive after 1:05pm, you'll be directed straight back to the park and skip those 2.5 miles.
Find the Route on RideWithGPS Here
Run Course - 13.1 miles
The Long Course Run course travels south of the park after a few turns to get you onto the west side of Veazie Cumberland - so pay attention to the cones, signs, police officers and volunteers!
The course travels south on Veazie Cumberland to 384th street where there is a turnaround at mile 2.4. You'll return to Veazie Cumberland and head south to mile 5.2 and the southern turnaround on 292nd Ave SE. At Mile 7.1, you'll return to SE 384th for another 2-mile out-and-back and return to the park where you'll do 2 loops around Deep Lake before your triumphant finish.
Run Course Skip Ahead
The 2nd Skip-ahead of the race is on the run course. All athletes must be to mile 7.1 by 3:05 pm. This at the intersection of 384th St. and Veazie-Cumberland Road as you're running back toward the park. If you arrive after 3:05pm, you'll be directed north to the park and will bypass the 2nd 2-mile out-and-back on 384th. We invite you to continue on the regular Long Course run course and enjoy the triumphant finish line after running 2 laps around the lake.
Please be considerate to those volunteers & staff members who will be skipping you ahead - they are under the direction of the Executive race team - who you can certainly contact personally after the race.
This local Long Course triathlon is much smaller than an Ironman-branded event....200-300 athletes compared to 1500-2000. This results in the final athletes being very spread out and they often can't see a course official or even another athlete for long periods of time. (Safety in numbers and all that) The executive team put this process in place to ensure that our course directors can keep track of every athlete. We appreciate your understanding!
Read more about Skip-Aheads in an RTB Blog Here
Find a link to the course on RidewithGPS Here