RUN and bike the 3.35 mile loop going up gradual inclines, around long curves, and on fast flats allowing you to be strategic in the use of your strengths.
Then hang out with a great crowd and amazing Brooklyn bagels/spreads during the awards ceremony.
The run course for the Fall 2013 event has been modified:
The Sprint Distance will do the small loop of the park before and after the bike. The run will start on East Drive, turning left on Center Dr., turning left on West Dr. and back to East Drive. The bike course consist of 3 loops.
The Classic Distance will remain in the main loop of the park starting on East Drive, bearing left onto West Drive and continuing onto East Drive. Total Dist. 3.47 or one loop. The bike portion consist of 4 loops.
The International Distance will do two loops of the main loop starting on East Drive, bearing left onto West Drive and continuing onto East Drive. Total Dist. 6.93 or two loops for the first run and one loop or 3.47 for the second run. The bike portion consist of 7 loops only.
Directions by Subway:
Take the Q train to Prospect Park Station. Get in one of the FIRST cars to exit on Lincoln Rd. Walk towards the Park, cross Ocean Ave, enter the Park look for the transition area your right.
Take the 2 or 4 train to Grand Army Plaza. Enter the park through Grand Army Plaza and go down on the East Drive on your left if you are walking. If you ride your bike you have to go right and stay on the main loop until you see the transition area on your left. Please be aware of other bikers, joggers and walkers. The TA will be on your left across from the Boat House.
Directions by Car:
1. Head northwest on Brooklyn Bridge, keep right at the fork follow signs for Franklin D. Roosevelt East River, 2. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Franklin D. Roosevelt East River Drive S/Pearl Street, 3. Turn right onto Pearl St. 4. Turn right to merge onto Brooklyn, Bridge 5. Continue onto Adams St., 6. Continue onto Boerum Pl., 7. Turn left onto Atlantic Ave. 8.Turn right onto Washington Ave. 9.Turn left onto Empire Blvd. 10. Turn right onto Ocean Ave. At the next traffic light is the intersection with Lincoln Rd., Entrance to the Park is on your right. Cars are not allowed in the park. Find parking on Ocean Ave.