Swim Course: The course is a triangle shape with the swim start and exit at the shoreline area marked by large START and FINISH signs. The wetsuit ruling will be made when the USAT Official takes the race day water temperature reading on the morning of the race.
The swim portion of the race will be conducted in six waves separated by three minutes each. Wave #1 is all age group males up to and including age 39. Wave #2 is all males age 40-49. Wave #3 is all males age 50 and above and Clydesdales. Wave #4 is all age group females up to and including age 39. Wave #5 is all females age 40 and up and Athenas. Wave #6 is all Novice (male and female), Physically Challenged Athletes, and Relay Teams.
Bike Course: The bike course is 13.8 miles. The course is a clockwise loop course that follows the main road out of the park and onto smooth, paved county roads. The course is characterized as rolling hills to flat with a few sections of up/downhill portions. Turns will be marked with staff/sheriff personnel. The course is marked with directional signs and mile markers are provided every two miles.
Run Course: The run course is a loop design with the first mile taking place around the park lake on a flat, paved trail. The second mile travels along an unpaved park road onto a paved county road to the turnaround. The final mile travels back along the county paved road and unpaved park road. You will finish across the paved road on the lake dam.
The first run leg starts at the lake dam vicinity of the swim start and follows the triathlon run course in reverse. The bike leg is the same as the triathlon course. The final run leg is the same as the triathlon course.
All Aquabikers start in the swim wave with their age group and complete the same swim and bike course as the triathletes. After completing the bike course, athletes should rack their bike and exit transition with the runners (opposite the bike in and out) and go around transition to the finish line.
Directions to John Tanner Park (Address: 354 Tanner's Beach Rd., Carrollton, Georgia 30117):
From Atlanta travel on I-20 West for approximately 37 miles. Take exit 11 towards Carrollton on Hwy 27 South. Follow for approximately 1.5 miles and turn right onto Bowdon Junction Rd (marked by John Tanner State Park sign) and follow for approximately 3 miles. Turn left onto Hwy 16 (marked by John Tanner State Park sign) and follow for approximately 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Tanner's Beach Road and follow into park. About one hour west of Atlanta.
Carroll County Parks require all cars entering the park to pay a $5 parking fee, carpooling is recommended.