The Atomic Man Triathlon is Tennessees oldest half iron distance event and part of the ATOMIC WEEKEND along with the Atomic Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon. 2013 celebrates the 11th year of the event that has won praises from athletes, spectators and officials as one of the best half iron distance races in the Eastern US. Awards 3 deep in 5 year age groups, Finishers Medal & apparel, packet includes Zorrel tech shirts, race socks, Hammer Products & more. Over $1k in door prizes from Rudy Project, XX2iOptics, XTERRA Wet Suits, GU & more.
Race date & time: Sunday, September 29th, 2012 - 7:30 AM EST start
Sponsors: River Sports Outfitters, The Health Shoppe, University Spine & Sports Specialists, Knoxville Endurance, Mastercraft Boats, Hammer Nutrition, Cedar Bluff Cycles, Rudy Project, XX2i Optics, XTERRA Wetsuits & Tennessee Valley Authority.
PACKET PICKUP & LATE - PICTURE ID REQUIRED Saturday, Sept. 28th 6 PM - 7:30 PM at pre-race dinner at The Childrens Museum of Oak Ridge - 461 West Outer Drive Oak Ridge, TN 37830 (865) 482-1074. Race morning from 6 AM to 7 AM at race site. Registration is open race morning!
USAT Info: ALL USAT RULES APPLY Atomic Man Triathlon is a USAT sanctioned event. USAT officials will referee the event.
SWIM START INFORMATION- The swim is a wave start from just outside the swim area at the dam end. The course will be a two loop rectangle finishing on the beach of the swim area. Swimmers will exit to beach each loop, re-entering after lap one. Keep buoys to your Right. Follow flagging to transition area. Water temp approx. 73.
Link to swim course: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/28076434
BIKE COURSE- Bike course is shaped like a "T". Ride starts from the bottom for first and last 7 miles and completes two loops of the top for a total of 56 miles. Two water bottle exchanges at 22 & 43 miles. Bike Course map link: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/57509008 Cedar Bluff Cycles will be on-site for bike adjustments and help on the bike course.
RUN Course- The run is a scenic route through the TVA park, right on Woodlawn Road to left on Buttermilk, (Cones will mark course side of road stay near cones to avoid cars). Follow to left on Davis Road to turnaround at Rocky Top Road. Return back same route to first loop turnaround just inside park. Runners will pass 14 aid stations on the two-loop course. Each will be will be ready with Gatorade, oranges, Hammer Gel, pretzels, water and ice. Race number will be marked at the three turn-arounds. Link to run map- two-loops:
RACE LOCATION- The TVA Melton Hill Recreation Area is located outside Lenoir City, TN just off Hwy 321/95. The race site is about 30 miles West of Knoxville. From I-40 exit #364 towards Oak Ridge approximately 1/2 mile to park entrance on your RIGHT Look for Mastercraft banner! The three large parking lots are 1.3 miles into the park on the left before the dam. Camping on site is $17 night/ per site. Hot showers!