Average Water Temp: 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit or 17.5 degrees Celsius
Gear requirements: gloves and booties are not permitted. Wetsuits are strongly recommended but not mandatory.
Description: The swim course will be two loops. Athletes will swim, keeping all buoys to their left, .6 miles out. At that point they will turn around at the last buoy and swim back, keeping all buoys to their left, to the start. Athletes will exit the water, run around a marker, and head back out for their second loop. At this point, relay teams will switch athletes and the second athlete will begin their swim. After the completion of the second loop, athletes will exit the water and head to T1. Hopefully, they will be greeted by their supporter and lots of cheering!
The Start: The swim starts at 6:00 am at Hailstone Main Park at Jordanelle Reservoir. Athletes will be required to leave T1 for the swim by 5:45 am. Support crews and spectators are welcome at the swim. Parking is limited and is on a first come first serve basis. There will be no athlete or spectator parking down by the swim start. Also, there will be no road parking in the park. There are two parking lots, one is upon entering, and the other is in the northeast corner by the boat dock.
Rescue Boats/Kayaks: We will have rescue boats and kayaks during the swim. These boats will contain a mix of medic personnel and lifeguards along with rescue equipment to aid swimmers in need.
120 miles (road)
Elevation Gain: 12,118 feet/3,693 meters
Peak Altitude: 9,580 feet/2,921 meters
Description: The bike course will be marked at turns with signs letting the athletes and support crews know where to turn. We will have very few mile marking signs along the course. Any time an athlete will need to cross the road to make a left turn, we will make sure there is a race volunteer there to ensure safety.
As you leave the State Park, you will be entering onto a highway. Make sure to stay to the right of the white line and rumble strips. This is a 5 mile downhill stretch of road. Just after mile 12, there is an intersection athletes will need to travel through. Remember this is an open course and athletes will need to make sure the light is green before crossing through the intersection.
Just after mile 42, athletes will be turning off the road into a parking lot. Once in the parking lot, the athletes will ride around a cone and back out to the road. This is a great place for crew members to be to help their athletes with any assistance they may need before heading back onto the course. Athletes will be turning left to get back onto the road and will be greeted and helped out by a race volunteer. They will then head down the road they just climbed.
Between miles 63 and 64, relay teams will be switching athletes. Keep an eye out for the signs. We will have a race volunteer there to record the switch.
Just after miles 73 and 80, athletes will be turning left and crossing the road. We will have a race volunteer there to ensure safety.
Just after mile 102, there is an intersection athletes will need to travel through. Remember this is an open course and athletes will need to make sure the light is green before crossing through the intersection.
T2: Only the registered support crew member is allowed into T2 with their provided shirt and wristband. This crew member can be inside T2 waiting for their athlete to arrive. Once the athlete arrives, it is the crew member’s job to help their athlete get ready for the run. Once the athlete is ready for the run, it becomes the crew member’s job to cleanup all of their athlete’s equipment. This includes all clothing, gear and bike itself. The crew member will need to take all their athlete’s equipment out of T2. If by chance the crew member is planning on running the first loop with their athlete, another member of their support crew can present a bike pick up ticket and be allowed inside T2 to claim their athlete’s bike after the athlete and crew member have left.
Gear Requirements: Sunglasses (tinted or clear) are suggested, front-facing solid white headlight and rear-facing red blinking light (both mounted to bike), bright neon reflective high visibility bike jersey OR reflective vest, flat changing kit, fully charged cell phone.
Obey Traffic Laws: This is a completely open bike course without any law enforcement. All athletes are to obey traffic laws and rules of the roadways at all times. This includes arm signals when turning and stopping when required to do so by signs and signals. You must have your front and rear lights on, and a cell phone with you at all times. Additionally, there is no littering.
Support: Support must offer athlete support from outside the vehicle. Absolutely no support is given to your athlete while the car is moving. Support cannot be offered from the shoulder or road. All support must take place either from the gravel (beyond the shoulder) or within a parking lot pull off. Support may NEVER park on the southbound side of the road and may NEVER cross lanes of the road on foot. There is no event supplied support. You need to know how to fix and service your bike!
Extra Caution Area: There will be absolutely no support on Guardsman climb. Any and all support given must happen before mile 107. We highly encourage giving final support as early as possible to give you enough time to get to the transition from bike to run. We are not responsible for and cannot predict traffic conditions that may hinder you from reaching your athlete. It is your responsibility to get to transition before your athlete. As an athlete, plan on over an hour and a half for this stretch of the ride.
Insider tips: This can be a long day for the support crew, so we would like to try and take a little of the planning and worrying about car fuel and fuel for yourself out of the equation. On the bike course there is only one area where you can find gas stations. You will find both of these gas stations at miles 64 and 90. Along with these gas stations you will find a grocery store and a Subway. Another section of the course that has a gas station and food options nearby is around mile 106, just before the final climb and finish. Just 2 miles off the course, on Main St. in Midway, you will find 2 more gas stations, a grocery store and another Subway. If you feel you need something more than these options you can always head into Heber, just under 4 miles off the course. Heber has a larger selection on gas stations, fast food options and additional grocery stores. Once you get up to the finish, Brighton Resort, there are no more gas stations or grocery stores. Brighton will be offering food from their facility.
20+ miles (trail)
Elevation Gain: 7,021 feet/2,140 meters
Peak Altitude: 10,629 feet/3,240 meters
Description: the run course will take place on the trails around Brighton Resort. The course will be a two loop course. The first loop will be counterclockwise and the second loop will be completed clockwise. The course will be marked with color flags. For night time racing, we will mark sections of the course with glow sticks to indicate major turns.
Gear Requirements: Each athlete and/or support person will need to have a water bladder or bottle system, headlamp, cell phone, small rechargeable battery pack and enough nutrition to get through the first loop then fill up with enough to make it to the finish.
Athlete Support: While on the run course, the athlete may have one additional crew member with them. This is not limited to the registered support crew member.
Thank you for participating in this challenging event.
Be Safe, Have Fun, and Redefine Your Impossible.
Be Safe, Have Fun, and Redefine Your Impossible.