RACE #1 - THE DOUBLE DIP
WHEN: Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 6:30ish pm start
WHERE: Half Moon Lake Resort
WHAT: 2 x [250m swim - 5km bike - 1.5km run] (yes, you do this twice)
COURSE: SEE MAP HERE
SWIM - 250m swim in Half Moon Lake. Beach start. Course is a clockwise triangle. Two right-hand turns then back to the beach. Wetsuits optional for first swim leg. After exiting the water you will run across the beach and up a small grassy hill to transition. Swim course will have lifeguards, kayaks and a boat.
WATER TEMPERATURE (JUNE 8) - 17 degrees
TRANSITION - Transition is located in a grassy area just behind the main lodge. Transition locations are a first-come first-serve basis. Seven bikes to a rack, alternating directions.
BIKE - 5km out and back course on roads. After exiting transition you will proceed out of the resort area (little bumpy) and then take a left on HWY 629 (400m). You will head down until RR 214 (2.1km) at which point you will turn around and head back to the resort. HEADS UP!! BIKE COURSE IS OPEN TO TRAFFIC! Exit from the resort and turnaround will have volunteers.
RUN - 1.5km run around the resort. Head out of transition for 200m then a quick right out and back. Then continue around the road loop of the resort back to transition.
RUN-SWIM TRANSITION - This is where it gets fun. After finishing the course for the first time you run through the finish line and then right back into transition. There you will take off your runners, slap on your swim cap and goggles and then do it all again. Feel free to take a small break if you need it.
HEATS/CATEGORIES: HEAT #1:12-15 HEAT #2: C HEAT #3:B HEAT #4:A
YOU MUST PUT YOUR SWIM CAP BACK ON FOR THE SECOND SWIM. THIS IS FOR SAFETY REASONS SO YOU CAN BE SPOTTED IF IN DISTRESS. VOLUNTEERS WILL BE AT THE WATER TO ENFORCE.
STOP FOR A MOMENT AND TAKE A BREATHER BEFORE HITTING THE WATER AGAIN. RESET YOUR TRANSITION AREA OR JUST STOP AND CATCH YOUR BREATH. HAVING YOUR HEART RATE COME DOWN WILL MAKE THE SECOND SWIM A LOT SAFER, PREVENT CRAMPING AND LESSEN THE SHOCK WHEN YOU HIT THE COLD WATER.
VOLUNTEERS: If you are volunteering for this race please plan to arrive at 6pm. When you arrive please check in at the United Cycle tent to be guided to your position.
THANK YOU to United Cycle, Half Moon Lake Resort, and the ATA.