Buster Britton Memorial Triathlon
|Date||Saturday, August 12 2023|
Oak Mountain State Park
Discover Shelby Pavilion | Multi-Use Field
200 Terrace Dr, Pelham, AL 35124
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HELP US KEEP ALL BIKERS SAFE
A note to all racers, friends, and family.
To minimize cars on the racecourse 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 Sprint | 1200 Yards Olympic
The swim course is an open water swim in very calm Double Oak Lake in Oak Mountain State Park and conducted in a time-trial fashion. Race numbers are assigned by estimated swim time for all categories. A racer will enter the water approximately every 3 seconds. Relay teams and Aquabike will start by estimated swim time mixed in with individuals.The swim starts adjacent to the beach area with the 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 Sprint | 24 Miles Olympic
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. The Olympic course is two loops of the sprint course.
3 Miles Sprint | 5.5 Mile Olympic
The run course is a combination loop and 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.
There will be 2 hydro stations on the course, staged less than one mile apart, with water and Powerade.