Note: Course maps are available at the website, www.tritheparks.com and will also be included in your race packet.
Swim Course: A 1,500 meter triangle course (two 750 meter laps) with the swim start and exit at the shoreline area marked by large START and FINISH signs. The USAT Official will announce the water temperature on race morning.
The swim portion of the race will be conducted in four waves separated by three minutes each. Wave #1 is all age group males 39 and under. Wave #2 is all males age 40 and above and Clydesdales. Wave #3 is all age group females and Athenas. Wave #4 is all Novice (male and female), Physically Challenged, and Relay Teams.
Bike Course: The bike course follows the park main road out of the park and onto smooth, paved county roads for an out and back loop course. Follow Russell State Park Drive out and turn left onto Ruckersville Road at the 2.1 mile mark. Continue on Ruckersville Road and turn left onto Hulmes Chapel Road at the 5.8 mile mark. Follow Hulmes Chapel and turn left onto Middleton Church Road at the 11.5 mile mark. Follow Middleton Church Road and turn left onto Pearl Mill Road at the 12.9 mile mark. Continue on Pearl Mill Road until it turns into Harpers Ferry Road at the 14.3 mile mark. Continue on Harpers Ferry Road and turn right onto Ruckersville Road at the 18.6 mile mark. Continue on Ruckersville Road back to the park entrance at the 19.9 mile mark and follow to bike finish.
Run Course: The run course is a two lap (3.1 mile each lap), 6.2 mile run that follows trail for first half mile and then follows paved park roads for remaining course for each lap. Water stations are located at each mile of the course. BodyArmor Hydration Mix will be available as well as water at the first water table coming out of transition and at mile 3 and at mile 6/Finish. The course is mostly flat and fast.
The duathlon start line is located adjacent to the race finish line and will start at 7:30 a.m. at the same time the triathlon begins.
The first leg of the event consists of a 3.1 mile run course which follows the triathlon run course in reverse of the direction of the second run leg (see map at website).
The bike course is the same course as the triathlon course and the final run leg follows the same 6.2 mile course as the triathlon (two 3.1 mile laps).
The Aquabike course consists of the same swim and bike legs. At the conclusion of the bike course, exit transition T2 and make a sharp turn to cross the finish line. All Aquabike athletes go in their respective swim waves with the Triathletes.
Address: 2650 Russell State Park Drive, Elberton, GA 30635
From Atlanta travel I-85 North for approximately 88 miles. Take the GA-17 exit towards Lavonia/Toccoa, exit 173. Turn right on GA-17 and travel approximately 32 miles. Turn left onto GA-77 and travel approximately 1.2 miles. Turn right onto Ruckersville Road and travel approximately 8 miles. You will see park entrance on your right, follow triathlon signs to parking.