Eddie Ferrell Music City Triathlon
|Date||Saturday, July 24 2021|
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.
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.
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 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.
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.