The swim features a wave start and open water course on beautiful Lake James.
The ride is on-road course, consisting of approximately 4 miles on state park property and an 18 mile loop with views of the lake all along the way.
The run is mostly on dirt trail, with approximately 14-12 mile on pavement.
All participants must finish the event in under 3 hours, 30 minutes. Race officials reserve the right to remove any participant from the course who it deems unlikely to finish the event within the stated time limit.
A pdf-formatted map of the course is available at the race site, www.mtatriathlon.blueridgemultisports.com/index.html.
Course Elevation (Bike):
Bicycle course elevation chart as compiled using MapMyRun.com. Elevation at the start/finish: 1,290 feet. Minimum elevation: 1,226 feet; maximum elevation: 1,396 feet.