Eddie Ferrell Music City Triathlon

Date Saturday, July 24 2021
LocationNashville, Tennessee
  • Sprint - 300m Swim | 22k Bike | 5k Run
      Saturday 07:15 AM
  • Olympic - 1.1k swim | 44k bike | 10k run
      Saturday 07:30 AM

Course Detail

Site Overview | Main Staging Area | Transition Flow

See an image of the East Bank Landing here, which serves as our host venue for the weekend.




The race transition area is organized based on your assigned race number.  Each bike rack ROW is also marked with a sign to help you find your row as you complete your swim-to-bike and bike-to-run transitions. 


Sprint Swim Course Online Map

Olympic Swim Course Online Map

Olympic 1.1k | Sprint 300m

The sprint swim will be a 300 meter point-to-point swim course, where swimmers will swim with the river current from the east bank boat dock to "concrete beach landing." Team Magic will insure safe and passable footing for your exit from the river.

The Olympic swim will also exit at the "concrete beach landing." Olympic swimmers will board the
General Jackson Showboat, cruise up river, jump from the boat and swim with the current to the exit.  The jump location from the boat is similar in height to jumping from the boat dock, so no worries if you have a fear of heights.

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 starting at the rear.

The swim will be conducted in a time-trial fashion. Race numbers are assigned by estimated swim time. A racer will enter the water approximately every 3 seconds, with relay teams starting after individuals. To assist you in determining your swim time, follow this pace chart provided by US Masters Swimming. Cyclorun racers will be advised when they can leave on the bike, as soon as the first swimmer enters the transition area. 

USA Triathlon Wet Suit Rules:

Article 4.4: Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wet suit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit.

When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wet suit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards.


Bike Course Online Map
*Double the course for the Olympic Distance

Olympic 44k | Sprint 22k

Thanks to TDOT - the majority of the Olympic bike course will be a two-loop 22k course totaling 44k on Ellington Parkway. Ellington Parkway will be completely closed to traffic during the event. Sprint racers will do one loop. The course is out-and-back and is touted as a fast course. The path to and from Ellington Parkway is flat and the Ellington Parkway section has some steady inclines with matching fast slight downhills.

The bike course will start and finish on the access drive adjacent to Lower Lot R / Race Transition. Bikers proceed to a left on S. 1st Street, right on Victory Ave, left on S. 2nd on the east side of Nissan Stadium, left on Russell Street, right on S. 1st Street, continue across Woodland Street where the road becomes N. 1st Street, right on Spring Street to merge onto Ellington Parkway.


Olympic Run Course Online Map

Sprint Run Course Online Map


Olympic 10k | Sprint 5k

Get ready for a flat, out-and-back course for both the sprint and the Olympic race. Runners will exit transition under the famous Shelby Pedestrian Bridge, through Cumberland Park along the East Bank Greenway adjacent to the river, then cut over to S 1st Street for a jump over to Davidson Street, which leads runners to a turnaround just shy of Shelby Park, then back to ground zero for a finish between the main staging area (East Bank Landing) and the race transition area. Olympic distance runners will do two loops, coming all the way back to under the Shelby Bridge for a spectator friendly loop adjacent to Cumberland Park.

Course Support

Water and energy drinks will be offered at the run start, and approximately every mile during the run. There will also be ice available on the run course and and iced towels at the race finish line.


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