• 800 meters (swim), 13 miles (mountain biking), 4 miles (trail running)
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SWIM: 800 meters. • The average water temperature is 82F. • The swim will be marked with buoys and athletes will swim in a clock-wise direction, with the buoys on their right. • DNCR life guards will be stationed at intervals along the swim in kayaks. • For safety reasons, racers MUST pass through the head count chute before the start of the race and after the completion of the swim.
MOUNTAIN BIKE: 13 miles. • The mountain bike course is a combination of fire roads, single track trail, and some park roads. • Terrain is rolling and typical of western Pennsylvania. • There is some challenging single track, a creek crossing, and some daring lung-busting climbs and bombing down hills. • Technical difficulty is about a 5 on a scale of 1 to 10. • The bike course will be marked with the BLUE XTERRA arrows.
TRAIL RUN: 4 miles. • The trail run is almost entirely on single track trails, some of which are very technical. • A good portion of the trail run will follow the Ridge Top Trail, located to the south of the beach parking areas. • Terrain is rolling and typical of western Pennsylvania. • The run course will be marked with the RED XTERRA arrows.