The race is at Hawthorn Park in Terre Haute and proceeds will be given the Haitian ministry Mountain Top Ministries. .
800 meter open water lake swim.
40 k bike ride on rolling smooth pavement.
8k run on mostly paved trails in mind.
The course is considered fast, and safe.
The race will start promptly at 8:00 a.m., with a pre-race meeting at 7:50 a.m. at the beach house.
Parking is sometimes a bit crowded, so please arrive early with that in mind.
The lake swim will be in a rectangle pattern with the bouys on your right.
The race will start with on small Elite wave and then go 2 at a time every 10 seconds based on your estimated swim time. Different color Swim caps will be provided to Elite waves, everyone going 2 at a time with have the same color swim cap. The water temperature is usually about 70 - 72 degrees. Wetsuits highly recommended.
The bike course is in good shape and should make for a very fast and safe venue. This is an out and back course with a cone turn-around in the middle of the road at the 20k mark. The bike course is open to traffic, but all major intersections have police blocking traffic. The bike course does have several rollers in the middle section so save some energy for those.
The run course will be on park trails, and the Heritage Exercise Trail. The Heritage Trail is flat and
fast pavement limited to runners, walkers and cyclist. At least two water stations will be on the course. There will be a turn-around cone on the Heritage trail at the 4k mark with the last mile heading behind the park and to the western edge on the lake trail. You will then make a right turn as come up to the park road, for the last 1/4 mile back to the beach house in the front of the park.
Directions to the race from the West of Terre Haute:
Take I-70 east to exit 11 (State Road 46). Turn right traveling north to US 40. Turn right onto US 40 heading east. At 2nd stop light turn left (north). At first intersection
turn left (west). Travel approximately 3/4 of a mile and park entrance will be on your left.
From East the East of Terre Haute:
Take I-70 west to to exit 11 (State Road 46). Turn right traveling north to US 40. Turn right onto US 40 heading east. At 2nd stop light turn left (north). At first intersection
turn left (west). Travel approximately 3/4 of a mile and park entrance will be on your left