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Swim:The basic reason that both White Lake races (the Half and the Sprint) have become so popular over the years is the lake itself. White Lake is one of the finest lakes you will ever have the pleasure to swim in a perfect oval, two miles long and one mile across. The lake which is fed by subterranean springs is crystal clear with a sand bottom about nine feet deep out in the very middle. Most mornings, White Lake is so perfectly flat; youd swear you were looking at a sheet of ice. This is an in-water start with participants lining up with the end of the two piers/docks at the NCFFA Center. The swim course is a triangular shaped course. Participants exit the water at the end of the easternmost pier/dock and run about 300 yards to the transition area. Expect the water temp to be in the high 60s to the low 70s. This WILL be a wetsuit legal race.We will post a water temp on the Thursday of race week.
Bike: (NEW COURSE FOR 2013)The new White Lake Half bike course will take competitors up Lake Rd through "downtown" White Lake to Hwy 701. North on Hwy 701 for 8 miles to Hwy 210. Right (southeast) on Hwy 210 for 25 miles to Hwy 53. Right on Hwy 53 for the 20 miles back to the race site. The best part of the new bike course is the elimination of the famed Over Lion out & back section. Literally only four turns on the 56 mile course.
Run Course:The run course is a "out & back" design. Not much shade on this run course so the earlier April date should be appreciated the most on the run. The course is on the bike lane along Hwy 701 and Hwy 53. Vehicular traffic and runners will be separated by DOT traffic cones. Any runner caught running outside the traffic cones will be DQ'd on the spot. This is a very important safety consideration, so violations to this rule will be dealt with severely - NO WARNING.
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