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
You'll travel north out of the park along Veazie-Cumberland and travel some beautiful rural roads, and eventually right toward Selleck on Kanaskat-Kangley Road. After a turn-around in Ravensdale on Kent-Kangley road, you'll make your way to your first aid station at Mile 15. There will be water, gatorade, 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. and then pass Nolte for a 6-mile southern loop. You'll find your second aid station at Mile 32 When you're back on Veazie-Cumberland, you'll pass the park for another 25-mile loop of the north course and will find your 3rd aid station visit at the Power Plant again - Mile 46
Find the Route on RideWithGPS Here
Run Course - 13.1miles
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.
READ HERE ABOUT SKIP AHEADS - not Cut-offs
At RTB Events we want athletes to cross the finish line and make every effort and alterations to make that possible. Instead of Cut-offs, we have some Skip-aheads in place on the run course. 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 on the course.
Run Course Skip Ahead
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) This is the very reason we cancelled the half iron in 2017. 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