The second annual Steelman Sprint Triathlon Challenge and 5K scheduled for February 24, 2013. The event includes a challenging sprint triathlon and a 5k run to satisfy the hard-core athlete as well as the weekend warrior.
The course has been developed to stretch the limits of our participants and provide a challenge for the most seasoned athletes.
Steelman triathlon is a multi-sport event involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance events, which include swimming, running and bicycling. The Steelman Triathlon is a Sprint distance and begins in reverse order with the first leg consisting of a 5K (3.2) mile Run followed by a 12 mile bike climb and concluding with a 100 Yard swim.
For the non triathaletes, there will be a 5k Run which will be a separate but distinct event and will challenge the beginner to intermediate runners, but also be inviting to those younger participants. The triathlon competitors are separated at the finish line and then transitioned into the bicycle leg of the event.
5K RUN The Event begins with this race at City Park and takes you through over 3 miles of Fontana City with all roads closed for the event. See race map @ steelmanchallenge.com
BIKE ROUTE The ride begins at the City Park where the run concludes.
After transitioning, riders proceed west on Summit Avenue Turn right at the first street which is Lytle Creek. (Ride north on a slight (3%) upgrade for 1.25 miles to Duncan Canyon Road.) Turn left on Duncan Canyon Road and ride over the Freeway to Lytle Creek. Turn right on Lytle Creek. (Lytle Creek Road winds through uphill terrain for about 1.5 miles before it drops to Sierra Avenue.) Turn left on Sierra Avenue Then a quick right on Glen Helen Parkway. Take the first right at Sycamore Creek Road. Take the next right at Sycamore Creek Loop Road and follow it around while it loops back. You then follow the same route back to the Park and transition to the swim.
SWIM The final leg of the event is held at the Fontana Park Aquatic Center, which features a full Olympic style pool. The completion of this grueling event will consist of swimming 4 full laps (100 yards) and a mad dash to the finish!!!