What is the swim like?
Athletes will start on the North Boat Dock and finish at the South Boat Dock Athletes will swim one rectangular lap counter-clockwise before returning to the South Boat Dock. Athletes will then have a short 25 meter run to the transition. Water is clean, fresh lake water.
What is the bike course like?
Athletes will leave the park grounds of Clinton Lake State Park and cross the scenic Clinton Lake Dam. Once across the Dam athletes will travel the southwestern roads of Douglas County. Most of the course is known to locals as "The Iron Cross." The "Iron-Cross" bike course is a challenging and exciting bike course! Athletes can expect long, winding, flat stretches matched with steep challenging hills offering lake front views. The bike course is a single loop course that will intersect the "Iron-Cross" section of 458 & 1023 roads twice offering a spectator friendly course. Athletes will return to the park grounds of at Clinton Lake State Park for the bike to run transition. The bike to run transition will be located approximately ¼ mile east of the swim to bike transition.
What is the Run course like?
The two-lap run course will consist of asphalt roads and trails throughout the campgrounds of Clinton State Park. Athletes will travel through the winding, shaded roads of Campground #3. These are the same campgrounds open to reservations to athletes and family. (see camping under lodging) The run is a very flat and fast course with one ¼ mile gradual climb. Runners will enjoy a very spectator-friendly run course with constant support before finishing back near the transition area. The finish line will be surrounded by spectator laden campsites.