The 400-meter swim will take place in a heated pool with a time trial start on 15 second intervals. The rolling 13-mile bike course goes through beautiful horse country on roads with little or no vehicle traffic. The 3.1-mile run is a flat and paved closed course run located entirely on and behind the grounds of Spindletop.
The swim will take place in the competition pool at the Club at Spindletop Hall and will be 400 meters in length. The swim will be "snake style" so swimmers will swim down and back in each lane, always staying to the left in the direction they are swimming. Upon returning to the start end of the pool, swim under the lane line to enter the next lane until you've completed all eight. Flip turns are optional. Athletes will be required to slide into the pool and will be instructed to "go" when it is time for them to start. THERE WILL BE NO DIVING OR JUMPING allowed for the start of the swim. Any athlete that jumps or dives to start the race will be disqualified, no exceptions! There will be 15 seconds of spacing between athletes.
-Leave transition area and go right on drive and around loop in front of Spindletop Hall -Proceed out main drive to a right onto Iron Works Pike -Cross Newtown Pike and then turn left onto Mt. Horeb Pike -Follow signage and volunteers to the turnaround -Return using the same route
-Out of transition through the back of the parking lot and then right -Follow volunteers and signage to a turnaround at the Legacy Trail -Return on the same route and continue past the transition on UK Ag Dept roads -At the farm entrance at Iron Works Pike, turnaround and follow the same route back towards transition -Turn right just before reaching the club to a brief out and back before finishing the run to the parking lot and the finish line
The initial leg of the duathlon will follow the same course.
Driving from the North
Drive south on I-75 Take Exit 120. Turn left onto Iron Works Pike. The Club at Spindletop will be about 1.5 miles on your right.
Driving from the South
Drive north on I-75. Proceed to Exit 115. Turn right onto Newtown Pike. Drive about 2.5 miles and turn left onto Iron Works Pike The Club at Spindletop will be about 3/4 of a mile on left
Driving from the East
Drive west on I-64 (this joins I-75 northeast of Lexington.) Take Exit 115. Turn right onto Newtown Pike. Drive about 2.5 miles and turn left onto Iron Works Pike The Club at Spindletop will be about 3/4 of a mile on left
Driving from the West
Drive east on the Bluegrass Parkway (this joins Highway 60 just west of Lexington.) Take second ramp on right for New Circle Rd (Rt 1) North. Take exit 9B onto Newtown Pike north. Drive about 2 miles and go under I-75/I-64 Continue about 2.5 miles and turn left onto Iron Works Pike The Club at Spindletop will be about 3/4 of a mile on left
Driving from the Airport
At the airport exit, turn right onto Versailles Road. Turn right on Red Mile Road, continue across Broadway to South Limestone. Turn right on South Limestone and follow until you reach the Waller Avenue Cooper Drive intersection. Turn left on Cooper Drive and follow to Commonwealth Stadium. Follow the signs to park in the lot off of Cooper Drive next to the BCTCS.