8:30am - Monticelloman Half Iron Triathlon - 1.2mi Swim, 56mi Bike, 13.1mi Run
9:10am - Monticelloman Olympic Triathlon - .9mi Swim, 24mi Bike, 6.2mi Run
18 or older to enter the Monticelloman Half Iron
16 or older to enter the Monticelloman Olympic
Capacity:500 (Half Iron & Olympic combined)
Saturday, May 5th, 2012 10:00am - 5:00pm Practice swimming will be allowed in the designated swim area where
the swim starts. (see Lake Monticello swim rules below)
1:00pm - 5:00pm Packet pickup starts at 1:00pm at Lake Monticello race venue.
3:30pm - 4:30pm Pre-race briefing at Lake Monticello race venue. (This is recommended for first timers)
Sunday, May 6th, 2012
Monticelloman Half Triathlon
6:30am Transition opens
7:00-8:00am Race day packet pickup (It is highly recommended to pick up your packet the day before the race)
7:45am - 8:15am Swim warmups
8:15am Transition closes for Half participants
8:20am Race briefing on the beach at the swim start
8:30am Race start
3:00pm Awards presentation
Sunday, May 6th, 2012
Monticelloman Olympic Triathlon
6:30am Transition opens
7:30-8:30am Race day packet pickup (It is highly recommended to pick up your packet the day before the race)
8:15am - 8:45am Swim warmups
8:45am Transition closes
8:50am Race briefing on the beach at the swim start
9:10am Race start
12:30pm Awards presentation LAKE MONTICELLO SWIMMING RULES: *Per Lake Monticello Owners Association safety rules, swimming is not allowedin the main area of the lake (due to boat traffic) when the race is not occurring. Swimming is permitted in 3 select coves and you must be a guest of a resident. Any race participant who disobeys these rules or swims outside of the designated swim practice area at any time or day before the race will be DISQUALIFIED. Please show excellent triathlete etiquette and be respectful of Lake Monticello's community rule.
Half Iron Swim Course
The 1.2 mile (2000m) swim will start from the wide beach of Lake Monticello and follow a clockwise triangular course back to the beach. It is the same course as the Olympic but Turn Buoy #2 will be further to provide the .3 mile longer distance. There will be approximately 3 swim waves starting 4 minutes apart. Final waves will be determined by Saturday at Packet Pickup. See Wetsuits/Water Temperature information below for more details.
Half Iron Bike Course
The bike is 2 loops of a 28 mile scenic aero-bike friendly course with long flat stretches mixed with moderatly rolling hills. The last few miles will be a nice overall downhill before you begin the run. Please click on the maps elevation profiles for further details. There will be an aid station with a water bottle handoff at approximately mile 8, 19, and 35 & 46. Hammer Gels will be available at every aid station and Heed will be available for your water bottles at mile 19 & 46.
Half Iron Run Course
The run is a 13.1 mile course in the friendly neighborhood of Lake Monticello. Runners will experience flat stretches mixed with moderate hills. Homeowners will be cheering you on right from their front yards. As you come home into the finish there will be a scenic view of Lake Monticello and a celebration circle of post race food and drinks. There will be an aid station at the run start and approximately every 2 miles with water and Lemon Lime Heed by Hammer Nutrition. Hammer Gels will also be available at the turnarounds.
Swim Start & Exit
Both the Olympic .9 mile swim and the Half Iron 1.2 mile swim will be a clockwise triangular course. They are the same course but Turn Buoy #2 will be placed further out on the Half Iron course to provide the .3 mile longer distance. Each will start and finish from the wide beach shore of Lake Monticello. After exiting the swim, participants will run approximately 50 meters on sand and smooth boardwalk to the asphalt based transition area.
Wetsuits / Water Temperatures
Lake Monticello water temperatures average in the 60s for this time of year. Last years water temperature on May 1, 2011 was 69 degrees. Wetsuits can be either purchased or rented from the official wetsuit and rental partner XTERRA Wetsuits. Look for the race e-newsletters with special XTERRA Wetsuit offers up to 60% off regular price.
IMPORTANT INFO: The Lake Monticello venue is a gated community and closed to all non-residents. Guests are only allowed if invited in by a residential member. All residents and their guests must follow the Lake Monticello Owners Association rules for swimming, biking and running inside the gated community. Any rules that are broken will result in disqualification from the race. Thank you for being a conscientious triathlete and taking pride in following the gated community rules and bringing awareness to others.