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Buster Britton Memorial Triathlon

Date Saturday, August 15 2020
LocationPelham, Alabama
  • Olympic - 1200yd Swim | 24mi Bike | 5.6mi Run
      Saturday 07:30 AM
  • Sprint - 400yd Swim | 12mi Bike | 3mi Run
      Saturday 07:45 AM

Course Detail

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.



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.

Olympic 1200 yards | 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.

The two different distances will have distinct buoy colors to define the correct courses. See map link for details.

Pre-register by the Wednesday night before the race to secure a spot in the swim order.




Olympic 24 Miles | 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 sprint 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.) The Olympic course is two loops of the same course. See the transition map for turn around information for the second loop.  This beautiful course is moderately hilly with some nice fast sections as well.




Olympic 5.6 Miles | 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. The Olympic distance course is two loops of the sprint course. Check out the map link above for more detail.


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