The MS Heat is proud to announce the 2013 Soak up the Triathlon. The Soak up the Sun is a beginner friendly triathlon with a lake swim of 200 yards, an 8 mile bike on roads, and a 2 mile run. It is designed for those who have never attempted a triathlon to give the sport a try, as well as for those who have been involved in the sport and want an early season tune up.
==NEW for 2013== Experienced Class
For those of you who want to "throw down", bring it! Break out the carbon and show us what you got. We will take the first 25 athletes. You will have your own bike rack and your class will be a mass start in the water.
Awards will be given 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Your class will start first at 7:00 am and all other racers will start at 7:05am. Once you finish the race, while you are not required, we ask that you kindly help those first time athletes in transition. Any type of bicycle is allowed (road, tri, mountain, urban, cruiser) except for tandems. As long as it has two wheels and you have a helmet! The race will be held on May 25th at Reunion Subdivision in Madison, MS.
Registration: The registration fee is $60. Late registration at packet pick-up will be allowed provided the race has not sold out. There will be NO race day registration.
The race will take place entirely within the Reunion community, except for a short stretch on Gluckstadt Rd on the bike (see map under downloads on the left side of the page). The swim will begin at the beach area next to the restrooms. You will exit the swim on the other side of the beach into transition. Kayaks and lifeguards will be on hand to provide safety. The bike will take place on paved roads and will an out and back course. The Madison County Sheriff department and volunteers will provide course safety. The roads will be open to traffic, but all intersections will be staffed by volunteers. The run will be an out and back in the subdivision. There will be one water stop at the turn around point.
Race Location: The race will begin and end on the beach at Reunion subdivision located at the end of Reunion Blvd.
The Address is: Reunion Blvd Madison, MS 39110
Head East on Lakeland Drive on I-55 N. Take exit 108 to MS-463 N. Turn left onto Main Street. Continue on MS-463 W/New Mannsdale Rd. Turn right onto Reunion Blvd. This will lead you right to the race site where volunteers will assist you with parking.