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DISCLAIMER
Courses may be altered slightly due to design modifications to the Nelson Park basin.

INTERMEDIATE COURSE

.75 mile swim / 19 mile bike / 4.5 mile run
7:30 A.M. start time

  • Early Bird Rate: $70 / After June 15: $80
  • Relay Team Rate: $125 / After June 15: $135
  • Prize Money: $3500 total purse (Long Course only)

SWIM COURSE DESCRIPTION
.75 mile course enters the water at the beach, moves around two markers in the water (keep buoys on right), and exits water on the boat docks to the west of the beach. Run up the green carpet to the "Swim In" entrance to transition area.

Water temperature posted weekly beginning mid-June.  

BIKE COURSE DESCRIPTION
The 19-mile bike route is an out and back course. It starts and finishes on rolling, twisting roads that are mostly closed to traffic with police and/or traffic volunteers at every intersection.

An ANSI approved helmet must be worn, and bike number and helmet number provided by at registration must be visible.

Once the participant has exited the transition area at the BIKE OUT exit, and mounted bike at the mount line, they will ride through the chute in the parking lot, then up a hill to Lakeshore Drive, turning to the east (right turn). The route follows Lakeshore Drive to the east and onto William Street. The course heads east (right turn) on William Street at the intersection of Brush College Road and follows Rt. 105 to turn-around.

Participants will turn around at a cone on Rt. 105 and return back in on Rt. 105. Participants will follow signage and volunteer instructions to turn left (south) at Paul's Puttin’ Place miniature golf course and ride down hill to DISMOUNT LINE immediately before the Transition Area. Participants will run or walk bike into transition area through the BIKE IN entrance.

  • ABSOLUTELY NO RIDING WITHIN THE TRANSITION AREA. Bikes must be walked or run through this area.
  • Part of the bike course may be open to traffic. Please stay to your right on the roadways. Volunteers and police officers will be monitoring the course.
  • Drafting on the bike course is not allowed. Race officials will be monitoring the course. Bikes must be placed back on racks before beginning the run segment.

RUN COURSE DESCRIPTION
4.5 mile course begins in transition area exit marked RUN OUT. Participant will turn RIGHT, running southwest along lake on closed road and follows course marking and volunteer’s directions until the turnaround cone. Course continues back toward the TA, through a run out chute past the spectator village, and along the concrete path boardwalk, keeping to the left on the boardwalk, past the swim entrance, joining Lakeshore Drive at the Dockside Cafe. The run follows Lakeshore Drive until a turnaround at cone near the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Hardy (just north of East Prairie Street).

Run course returns on same course past the Dockside Cafe, the swim entrance, concrete path, through the run chute along the spectator village, and through the finish line chute. Bib number must be worn during the run, number facing forward at all times.


SHORT COURSE
(ages 15+):400 yard swim / 19 mile bike / 3.2 mile run
8:03 A.M. estimated start time

  • Early Bird Rate: $60 / After June 15: $70
  • Relay Team Rate: $125 / After June 15: $135

SWIM COURSE DESCRIPTION
400 yard course enters the water at the beach angling to the right just beyond the ends of the boat docks and around the pier keeping boats & markers to the left, a gradual right turn at the end of the pier then exits water on the boat docks to the west of the beach. Run up the green carpet to the "Swim In" entrance to transition area.

BIKE COURSE DESCRIPTION
The 19-mile bike route is an out and back course. It starts and finishes on rolling, twisting roads that are mostly closed to traffic with police and/or traffic volunteers at every intersection.

An ANSI approved helmet must be worn at all times when on the bike and bike number and helmet number provided by at registration must be visible.

Once the participant has exited the transition area at the BIKE OUT exit, and mounted bike at the mount line, they will ride through the chute in the parking lot, then up a hill to Lakeshore Drive, turning to the east (right turn). The route follows Lakeshore Drive to the east and onto William Street. The course heads east (right turn) on William Street at the intersection of Brush College Road and follows Rt. 105 to turn-around. Participants will turn around at a cone on Rt. 105 and return back in on Rt. 105.

Participants will follow signage and volunteer instructions to turn left (south) at Paul's Puttin’ Place miniature golf course and ride down hill to DISMOUNT LINE, as directed by volunteers, immediately before the Transition Area. Participants will run or walk bike into transition area through the BIKE IN entrance.

  • ABSOLUTELY NO RIDING WITHIN THE TRANSITION AREA. Bikes must be walked or run through this area.
  • Part of the bike course may be open to traffic. Please stay to your right on the roadways.
  • Volunteers and police officers will be monitoring the course.
  • Drafting on the bike course is not allowed. Race officials will be monitoring the course.
  • Bikes must be racked in athlete’s designated rack space before beginning the run segment.

RUN COURSE DESCRIPTION
3.2 mile course begins in transition area exit marked RUN OUT. Athletes will turn LEFT, running EAST through the chute and past the spectator village and follows course marking and volunteer’s directions until the turnaround cone. Course continues back toward the TA, through a run out chute past the spectator village, and along the concrete path boardwalk, keeping to the left on the boardwalk, past the swim entrance, joining Lakeshore Drive at the Dockside Cafe. The run follows Lakeshore Drive until a turnaround at cone near the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Hardy (just north of East Prairie Street). Run course returns on same course past the Dockside Cafe, the swim entrance, concrete path, through the run chute along the spectator village, and through the finish line chute.

DUATHLON COURSE
1.4 mile run/19 mile bike/ 3.2 mile run
 8:00 A.M. estimated start time

  • Early Bird Rate: $60 / After June 15: $70

1.4 MILE RUN COURSE DESCRIPTION
The duathlon begins with a 1.4 mile run, starting on the east side of the Transition Area then running up the hill and around to the west side of TA then following the lake road out to a turn-around at the Yacht Club. Runners will come back to the TA approaching the entrance by running up along the west side, up and around to the entrance at the top of the Transition Area.

BIKE COURSE DESCRIPTION
The bike is a 19 mile out-and-back on the same route as the triathlon course, leaving TA and following course direction out along Lake Decatur, through the neighborhoods along Lakeshore Drive to East William Street Road and out along Illinois Rt 105 to the turn-around at Greenway Road and back to the Transition Area. Follow the volunteer course guides for turns and your dismount as you approach the TA.

3.2 MILE RUN COURSE DESCRIPTION
The closing run is also an out-and-back, 5k that matches the route for the triathlon short course run. Turn left as you exit the Transition Area and run past the Spectator Village/Finish Line area, in front of the Beach House Restaurant and out onto the lake front road. Follow Lakeshore Drive to your turn-around at East Prairie Street, then back to the finish line.




 

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