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Buster Britton Memorial Triathlon

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

Course Detail

Site Overview | Main Staging Area | Transition Area

Modifications for 2020: We are no longer hosting the Olympic Distance in an effort to follow the Return to Racing Guidelines effectively. Look for updates here on modified location for the transition area and new maps reflecting the starting and stopping points.  The courses are basically the same except for the transition area moving to the multi-purpose field adjacent to the beach area parking lot (beside the basketball courts.)

The transition area will look different for 2020, with bikes spaced 3 feet apart and alternating wheel down for social distancing purposes.  Each race number will have an individual sticker marking their location on the bike rack.



A note to all racers, friends, and family.

To minimize cars on the race course while the race is still in progress:

  • Racers, please be cautious when leaving the race site as bikes will still be finishing up until 9:30 am.
  • Friends & Family, please arrive and park by 7:15 am and please be cautious when leaving the race site as bikes will still be finishing up until 9:30 am.


400 yards

The swim course is an open water swim in very calm Double Oak Lake in Oak Mountain State Park. The swim start is an individual "time trial" type start. Each participant enters the water individually, approximately every 10 seconds. Your race number defines when you enter the water, with race numbers in ascending order. Race Numbers are assigned based on your estimated swim time that you turned in on your entry form. For 2020, the swim will be conducted as a point-to-point swim starting adjacent to the beach area to exit at the boat ramp near the multi-use field where the transition area will be staged. Keep Buoys on your left.  Follow race morning instructions to know which buoy to follow to the swim exit.




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 an 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. There will not be hydration or nutrition support on the bike course. Plan to be self sustaining by bringing and carrying your own hydration/nutrition. 



3 Miles

The run course is a complete out-and-back course on paved roads around the park picnic areas and a beautiful section with short, rolling hills through a shady and wooded section of the park. PLEASE STAY TO YOUR LEFT AT ALL TIMES TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING.

We encourage you to be self sustaining by carrying your own hydration/nutrition. There will be a minimally supervised iced bottled water & iced bottled powerade station at approximately 3/4 mile, 1.5 miles and 2.25 miles.  


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