SWIM: Time Trial Start begins at 8:00 a.m. sharp. Enter the water in pairs. The course is an out-and back triangle, 500 yard swim in Lake Killdeer. Boats and safety personnel will be on (and around) the lake during the swim. Wetsuits Article IV.4 – Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wetsuit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wetsuit at their own discretion, provided, however that participants who wears a wetsuit within such temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Above 84 degrees, wetsuits are prohibited
BIKE: Our challenging 15 mile bike course will take you West on Old Highway 30, past Central DeWitt High School and then North on Humeston Road/290th Avenue, roughly 4 miles, and turn around. Riders will then turn left on Old Highway 30 and travel back to the Central DeWitt High School (T2 - Transition#2). You must walk your bike while in the transition area.
Helmets: Only helmets approved by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) may be used in USAT sanctioned events. Helmets must be worn at all times while on your bike. This means before, during, and after the event. Penalty: Disqualification
Drafting: Drafting--keep at least three bike lengths of clear space between you and the cyclist in front. If you move into the zone, you must pass within 15 seconds. Position--keep to the right hand side of the lane of travel unless passing. Blocking--riding on the left side of the lane without passing anyone and interfering with other cyclists attempting to pass. Overtaken--once passed, you must immediately exit the draft zone from the rear, before attempting to pass again. USAT Marshals will patrol the bike Penalty: Variable time penalty
RUN: The 5k (3.1 miles) run is flat and fast. Participants will leave Central DeWitt High School and skirt the outer residential area of DeWitt. Your run number (bib) MUST be worn on the front during the run.
Water will be available at T2, Mile 1, Mile 1.5, Mile 2, Finish Line and post race party.