Half Iron Run Course - 13.1miles
The Half Iron 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. THERE IS NO LONGER A TURNAROUND ON SE 408TH ST. This was replaced by extending the southern turnaround on 292nd. 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 we love for our 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.
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 Half Iron run course and enjoy the triumphant finish line after running 2 laps around the lake.
If you haven't completed the first loop around the lake by 4:10, we're going to point you in the direction of the finish line. A volunteer will let you know well before you reach the finish line of that situation so you can be prepared to run under the arch with reckless abandon instead of restless confusion.
Please be considerate to those volunteers & staff members who will be skipping you ahead - they are under the direction of the Executive race team - whom you can certainly contact personally after the race!
This local Half Iron 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 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
Super Sprint and Sprint Run 2.8 miles
The 2.8 mile Sprint Run course is a 2-loop run around Deep Lake Park on the trail that surrounds the lake. Be sure to pay attention to the volunteers at the end of each loop so that you head in the right direction - either out to a 2nd loop or across the FINISH LINE.
Aid station at the beginning of each loop.
This run is unpaved and on a hard-packed gravel trail. You could opt for trail shoes, but they aren't necessary - regular running shoes will work just fine.