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Wilkes-Barre Triathlon

Race Details
 
Events:

Olympic Distance Individual

: Swim 1.5k, Bike 40k, Run 11k

Olympic Distance Team

: Swim 1.5k, Bike 40k, Run 11k

Aquabike

: Swim 1.5k, Bike 40k

Sprint

: Swim .75k, Bike 26k, Run 5.5k
Race Date: Sunday, August 17, 2014
Start Time: 7:30 AM
Entry Fee: Individual $75/$100 after July 1..... Team $125/$150 after July 1... Aquabike $55/$75 after July 1... Sprint $65/$80 after July 1
Location: Luzerne County's Back Mountain Region
City/State/Zip: Wilkes-Barre , Pennsylvania 18702
Country: USA
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Description:
The Wilkes-Barre Triathlon will be hosting its 33rd event this year. The race features Olympic Distance Individual and Team Divisions, Aquabike and a Sprint Division. 
Course Information:

The Wilkes-Barre Triathlon courses are laid out across the scenic Back Mountain Area of the Wyoming Valley in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Each course provides its own unique challenge and picturesque background for both triathletes and spectators. PLEASE STUDY THESE MAPS!!! While we will have volunteers on the course helping you, it is the responsibility of the athlete to know the course as per USAT rules.

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The Sprint and Olympic Distance Swim Course is a .75 Sprint Distance and a 1.5 Olympic Distance kilometer loop in Harvey's Lake. Upon completion of the swim, triathletes proceed to the swim/bike transition area which is located at the The Harvey's Lake Beach Club.

The Bike Course (40k) is a 40 kilometer course that winds through Harvey's Lake, Noxen, Idetown, Huntsville and Jackson Township, ending at the bike/run transition area on the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus in Lehman.

The Run Course (11k) is a challenging 11 kilometer loop that starts and ends at The Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus. The course features winding turns, inclines and declines over varying terrains. Water stops are strategically placed throughout the course in efforts to keep the triathletes hydrated through completion of the triathlon.

The Sprint Bike Course (26k) will be the same as the Olympic Distance Course minus the Noxen Loop. Instead of making the left at Hanson's toward Noxen, bikers will continue around Harvey's Lake until they pass Grotto Pizza, where they will turn left toward the Penn State/Lehman Campus.

The Sprint Run Course (5.5k) will follow the Olympic Distance Map until just after the first water station. Olympic Distance runners will turn left after the first water stop as in years past... The Sprint runners will bear to the right until they find the timing gate on Deer Park Road. Sprint Runners will then make a 360 degree turn and head back to the finish line at the Penn State/Wilkes-Barre Campus.

Directions:

CAMPUS COORDINATES (Latitude and Longitude):

41o 18' 28.80" N, 76o 00' 44.8" W 
41.308000, -76.012356


FROM PA INTERSTATE 80

  1. Exit Interstate 80at Exit 277.
  2. Proceed North on the Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike (476) to Exit 105 (Wilkes-Barre). 
  3. Follow Route 115 North to Route 309 North.

To Penn State Campus

  1. Proceed North on Route 309 (Cross Valley Expressway) for 6 miles to Route 415.
  2. Follow Route 415 approx. 2 miles to Route 118.
  3. Follow Route 118 W for approx. 3 miles to Cooks Variety Store.
  4. Bear left at Cooks onto Mt. View Drive, and after you pass Lehman High School, turn left at the stop sign.
  5. Penn State is 12 mile on your right. Use second (main) entrance.

From Penn State to Harveys Lake Beach Club

  1. Turn left at PSU main exit.
  2. Turn right immediately after High School onto Mt. View Drive to Route 118.
  3. Follow Route 118 approx. 3 miles to Route 415.
  4. Turn left on to Route 415. 
  5. Turn left at the Lake. 
  6. Proceed clockwise around the lake approx. 3 miles.
  7. The Harveys Lake Beach Club is on your right.

FROM PA INTERSTATE 84

  1. Proceed to the intersection of I-81.
  2. Follow I-81 South to Exit 170B to Wilkes-Barre.

To Penn State Campus

  1. Proceed North on Route 309 (Cross Valley Expressway) for 6 miles to Route 415.
  2. Follow Route 415 approx. 2 miles to Route 118.
  3. Follow Route 118 W for approx. 3 miles to Cooks Variety Store.
  4. Bear left at Cooks onto Mt. View Drive, and after you pass Lehman High School, turn left at the stop sign.
  5. Penn State is 12 mile on your right. Use second (main) entrance.

From Penn State to Harveys Lake Beach Club

  1. Turn left at PSU main exit.
  2. Turn right immediately after High School onto Mt. View Drive to Route 118.
  3. Follow Route 118 approx. 3 miles to Route 415.
  4. Turn left on to Route 415.
  5. Turn left at the Lake.
  6. Proceed clockwise around the lake approx. 3 miles.
  7. The Harveys Lake Beach Club is on your right.

FROM PA INTERSTATE 81

  1. Take exit 170B (Wilkes-Barre) 309 North

To Penn State Campus

  1. Proceed North on Route 309 (Cross Valley Expressway) for 6 miles to Route 415.
  2. Follow Route 415 approx. 2 miles to Route 118.
  3. Follow Route 118 W for approx. 3 miles to Cooks Variety Store.
  4. Bear left at Cooks onto Mt. View Drive, and after you pass Lehman High School, turn left at the stop sign.
  5. Penn State is 12 mile on your right. Use second (main) entrance.

From Penn State to Harveys Lake Beach Club

  1. Turn left at PSU main exit.
  2. Turn right immediately after High School onto Mt. View Drive to Route 118.
  3. Follow Route 118 approx. 3 miles to Route 415.
  4. Turn left on to Route 415.
  5. Turn left at the Lake.
  6. Proceed clockwise around the lake approx. 3 miles.
  7. Harveys Lake Beach Club is on your right.

FROM THE NORTHEAST EXTENSION OF THE PA TURNPIKE (476)

  1. Proceed North on the NE Extension of the PA Turnpike to exit 105 (Wilkes-Barre).
  2. Follow Route 115 North to Route 309 North.

To Penn State Campus 

  1. Proceed North on Route 309 (Cross Valley Expressway) for 6 miles to Route 415.
  2. Follow Route 415 approx. 2 miles to Route 118.
  3. Follow Route 118 W for approx. 3 miles to Cooks Variety Store.
  4. Bear left at Cooks onto Mt. View Drive, and after you pass Lehman High School, turn left at the stop sign.
  5. Penn State is 12 mile on your right. Use second (main) entrance.

From Penn State to Harveys Lake Beach Club

  1. Turn left at PSU main exit.
  2. Turn right immediately after High School onto Mt. View Drive to Route 118.
  3. Follow Route 118 approx. 3 miles to Route 415.
  4. Turn left on to Route 415.
  5. Turn left at the Lake.
  6. Proceed clockwise around the lake approx. 3 miles.
  7. The Harveys Lake Beach Club is on your right.
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