The Spring Fall Classic Triathlon is host to the Biggest Little Spring in Texas.
This event has a challenging and fun race course. The open water swim courses (no loops) have a beach entrance and take place in beautiful Lake Tawakoni, which is only 50 MILES EAST OF DALLAS. The scenic 24.8 mile bike for both distances is an out and back course that is fast and flat with only two turns. The Sprint run course is an out and back with a couple of small rolling hills, and a fun 1/4 mile trail run to kick it off. The Olympic run course uses the same route and includes a partial loop.
There is a TEAM CATEGORY for the SPRINT DISTANCE ONLY (No Additional Charge)
This is NOT a relay team. Participants now have the chance to join together and compete as a team. You will be timed in your own age group just like always and your time and your teammates' times will be combined for a total team time. The Group Teams must consist of at least 3 and at most 5 members. The top 3 finishing times will count towards the team ranking. During registration will you have the option to create a Team Name or search for a Team Name. And the person creating the Team has the option to password protect it.
CAMPING: This large race venue also offers camp sites and RV Hook-Ups to those outdoor enthusiasts who would like to stay at the race site.
SWIM COURSE: The Sprint and the Olympic swim legs both have a beach entrance, and take place in beautiful Lake Tawakoni. Both courses run counter-clockwise and take racers around a small peninsula. The Olympic swim leg shares the same course as the Sprint, however it takes racers farther into the lake for a larger loop to complete 1500 meters. Swimmers exit the water via a boat ramp, which takes them directly into the transition area, so very little running is involved.
BIKE COURSE: This 24.8 mile out and back course is FLAT and definitely FAST with very few intersections and only two turns.The Sprint and the Olympic bike legs share the same distance - the same course.
RUN COURSE: The Sprint and the Olympic run legs mostly share the same course. The run course takes you out of the transition area and down a short path to a trail head. This very short trail run weaves through trees about 1/4 mile, before it takes you out of the park. Once you hit the road, the course becomes an out and back with a couple of rolling hills to challenge your tired legs. Back in the park, it is a fast and straight path to the finish line. The Olympic run course takes you just past the Sprint turn-around and then comes back into the park to Trail Head where Olympic racers head out again for a partial loop.
Where is Lake Tawakoni? Surprisingly, it's the same distance from Dallas as Lake Ray Roberts. Instead of heading north out of town towards Denton, you head east out of town towards Terrell to find Lake Tawakoni State Park. The lake is 35 minutes east of Rockwall, 55 miles from Dallas, and a straight shoot out on 80 to Wills Point. About 9 miles north of Wills Point on Lake Drive / FM 47 you'll find the State Park. There will be Lake Tawakoni signs, as well as RACE signs to show you the way.