Buster Britton Memorial Triathlon
|Date||Saturday, June 09 2018|
Site Overview | Main Staging Area | Transition Area
The transition area is located at the beach area parking lot and the pre-race check in and post-race activitites all take place in the activity field adjacent to the beach area.
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HELP US KEEP ALL BIKERS SAFE
A note to all racers, friends, and family.
To minimize cars on the race course while the race is still in progress:
- Racers, please plan to stay at the race site until at least 8:30 am when all bikes are off the park roads.
- Friends & Family, please arrive and park by 6:45 am and stay until at least 8:30 am, when all bikes are off the park roads.
Sprint: 400 yards
The swim course is an open water swim in Double Oak Lake in Oak Mountain State Park. The water is always very calm. The calm water and the individual race start makes for a great open water swim for anxious racers or beginners. The swim start is an individual "time trial" type start. Each participant enters the water individually, approximately every 3 - 5 seconds. Your race number defines when you enter the water, with race number 1 being first. You enter the swim based on your race number, from lowest to highest number. Race Numbers are assigned based on your estimated swim time that you turned in on your entry form. Your racking position in transition is also organized by your race number.
There will be no moving up in swim order on race day. Pre-register by the Wednesday night before the race to get a spot in the swim order!!!! All registrants after that time will have the UPPER numbers and be starting at the rear, sorry, no exceptions.
Sprint: 12 Miles
The bike course is on nicely paved roads with a bike lane in Oak Mountain State Park. Please use the bike lane when there is one available. For USA Triathlon rules, the bike lane will be considered staying to the far right, but you will not be penalized if you cross the white line that separates the bike lane from the main drive. The course is a one loop / out-and-back course on the main park drive (Where Findlay Drive becomes Oak Mtn Park Road) and Oak Mtn Park Road (also known as Terrace Drive.) This beautiful course is moderately hilly with some nice fast sections as well.
Sprint: 3 Miles
The run course is part out-and-back and part loop course on paved roads around the park picnic areas, along Double Oak Lake and a beautiful section with short, rolling hills through a shady and wooded section of the park. Check out the map link above for more detail.