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Gator Bait Endurance Challenge

Race Details
 
Events:

Olympic Distance Triathlon

: Swim 1500 Meters, Bike 24.9 Miles, Run 6.2 Miles

Open Water Swim

Kids Race
: 1 Mile Swim

Open Water Swim

Kids Race
: 1/2 Mile

Open Water Swim

Kids Race
: 1/4 Mile

Open Water Swim

: 1 Mile Swim

Open Water Swim

: 12 Mile

Open Water Swim

: 14 Mile

Duathlon

: Run 5K - Bike 40K - Run 5K
Race Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014
Start Time: 7:00 AM
Location: Vicksburg Mississippi- Eagle Lake
City/State/Zip: Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180
Country: USA
Race Website:
Telephone:
Email:
Course Information:

 

 Registration ends August 21

 

EVENTS:

INTERNATIONAL DISTANCE TRIATHLON

Swim Course (1.5k): The swim will be a wave start taking place adjacent to transition area at beautiful Messina Landing. Swimmers will enter the water to test their skills around a triangular 1.5k swim course in the calm waters of Eagle Lake. As swimmers exit the water there will be a slight jog up the exit ramp to the timing pad and transition area.

Bike Course (40k): The Bike course will be a flat and fast out and back taking place a majority of the time on Hwy 465. Bikers will exit left out of T1 and proceed about 1,000 feet down Catfish Alley to Hwy 465. There they will take a right on 465 for a very flat and fast out and back bike. Bikers will return back via Hwy 465 taking a left on to Catfish Alley for about 1,000 ft finally making a right into the transition area.

Run Course (10k): The Run Course will be a flat out and back. With the majority of the time spent on scenic Eagle Lake Shore Road. Runners will exit out of the transition area and go straight, following the roped off path across the landing parking lot proceeding on to Shell Beach Road. Runners will turn right on to Eagle Lake Shore road towards famous Tara wildlife refuge, for a flat out and back run.

DUATHLON

Run Course (5k): The Run Course will be a flat out and back. With the majority of the time spent on scenic Eagle Lake Shore Road. Runners will exit out of the transition area and go straight, following the roped off path across the landing parking lot proceeding on to Shell Beach Road. Runners will turn right on to Eagle Lake Shore road towards famous Tara wildlife refuge, for a flat out and back run.

Bike Course (40k): The Bike course will be a flat and fast out and back taking place a majority of the time on Hwy 465. Bikers will exit left out of T1 and proceed about 1,000 feet down Catfish Alley to Hwy 465. There they will take a right on 465 for a very flat and fast out and back bike. Bikers will return back via Hwy 465 taking a left on to Catfish Alley for about 1,000 ft finally making a right into the transition area.

Run Course (10k): The Run Course will be a flat out and back. With the majority of the time spent on scenic Eagle Lake Shore Road. Runners will exit out of the transition area and go straight, following the roped off path across the landing parking lot proceeding on to Shell Beach Road. Runners will turn right on to Eagle Lake Shore road towards famous Tara wildlife refuge, for a flat out and back run.

OPEN WATER SWIM

The race course will be triangular and each distance marked by large buoys.

Distances:

Open 1 Mile
Masters 1 Mile
Open 1/2 Mile
Masters 1/2 Mile
Open 1/4 Mile
Masters 1/4 Mile
12 and under 1/4 Mile

COURSE

ELIGIBILITY:

All participants must be USAT registered athletes. Participants that are not current annual USAT members will be required to purchase a $10 one day license via online registration at imATHLETE. You will also be required to furnish a photo i.d. at athlete check in.

RACE PACKETS:

All athletes must pick up their own packet. Packet pickup will be available on Friday, August 23 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Courtyard by Mariott (1 Underwood Drive) or on race day from 5:45 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Must have valid identification to pick up pack. You CANNOT have someone else pick it up for you. All Relay team members must be present to pick up the relay team race packet.

RACE INFO:

The race starts on Saturday, August 24 at 7 a.m. After the race, please join us for food and fun at the historical Cotton Exchange.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

Registration is available on imATHLETE. Entries must be received by Wednesday, August 21.

AWARDS:

Awards will be given to the Top 3 Over-All Finishers Male & Female, Top 3 Age Groupers in each age category, Top Male and Female Masters, Top Athena, Top Clydesdale and Top Collegiate Club Male and Female.



Directions:

DIRECTIONS TO MESSINA BOAT LANDING:

From I-20 take Hwy 61N
After 10.4 miles, turn left at MS 465N
After 14 miles, turn left at Eagle Lake Landing Rd(the boat landing is just pass the parking lot)

 

ACCOMODATIONS

Courtyard by Marriott
1 Underwood Drive
Vicksburg, MS 39180
601.636.8788
www.courtyardvicksburghotel.com
Check-In: Friday, August 23, 2013
Check-Out: Saturday, August 24, 2013
Gator Bait Rate: $99.00 + 10% tax

The Bistro, Courtyard's on-site restaurant and lounge, offers cooked to order breakfast, dinner, cocktails, and Starbuck's Coffee. Hotel services include Indoor Heated Saltwater Swimming Pool with Jacuzzi, Fitness Center, Business Center, Lobby Entertainment Area, Outdoor Courtyard Terrace, Guest Laundry, and The Market. Guest Room Amenities include microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, iron & ironing board, and hair dryer. Hotel is furnished with hi-speed wireless internet service. Courtyard by Marriott is 100% non-smoking. Rooms available are the standard King with Sofa Bed and Queen/Queen rooms.

Previous Results:

2013 RESULTS:

All

 

2012 RESULTS:

Triathlon Overall

Relay

Duathlon Overall

Open Water

2011 RESULTS:

Triathlon Overall

Open Water

Map:
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