Course Details

Course Details

Friday, May 15, 2015

Race #1 — SUPER SPRINT

250m Swim :: 6k Bike :: 1mi Run

The American Triple-T Ohio starts everything off with the SUPER SPRINT, a smack-in-the-face for those not quite ready for the brutal hills of Shawnee Forest — literally a wake-up call for all participants in the American Triple-T Ohio. This short race will be the first opportunity for participants to see what they are truly in for. The swim starts off in time-trial format with participants going off every 1-3 seconds on a spectator friendly 250 meter triangle swim course off the main beach at Turkey Creek Lake. Participants will then mount their bike for a 6k bike course that will feature a half mile plus climb up to the Shawnee Resort and back. After completing this challenging 6k course participants will take on a relatively flat 1 mile run that turns around at the base of Lamp Black Run.

Course Directions

BIKE: Exit the transition area and go right on the main park road to the entrance of the park. Go left at the parking lot alongside route 125. Turn around at the end of the parking lot and reverse your course past the entrance to transition and continue on towards the Shawnee Resort. Go left at the top of the hill and continue to the cul-de-sac at the end of the cabin village. Reverse your course and return back to the transition area.

RUN: Exit the transition area and follow cones to the entrance of Lamp Black Run. Continue running past the park administration office to the main entrance of Lamp Black Run. The run turnaround is approximately 1/4 mile into Lamp Black Run.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Race #2 — OLYMPIC AM

1500m Swim :: 40k Bike :: 6.55mi Run

Saturday morning starts of the American Triple-T Ohio race number 2 - the OLYMPIC AM. The 1500 meter swim starts off in time-trial format with participants going off every 1-3 seconds on a two-lap counter clockwise rectangle swim course along the shoreline of Turkey Creek Lake. Participants will then mount their bike for a challenging 40k bike course that will challenge all ability levels. Participants will tackle the switch backs in Shawnee Forest before taking the final climb up Route 125 before a long 3 mile decent back to the park. After completing this challenging bike course participants will take on Lamp Black Run — a trail that you will get to know very well by the end of the weekend. Featuring a dirt and packed gravel surface, this trail humbles all.

Course Descriptions

BIKE: Exit transition and go right to route 125. Go right on route 125 to Forest Road #1 (entrance of the Boy Scout Camp). Go left on Forest Road #1 to Forest Road #4. Go left on Forest Road #4 to Big Spruce-Little Bear Road. Go right then left Big Spruce-Little Bear Road to Rocky Fork Road. Go left on Rocky Fork Road to route 125. Go left on route 125 to the Shawnee State Park main entrance. Go right at the Shawnee Park main entrance to the transition entrance.

RUN: Exit the transition area and follow cones to the entrance of Lamp Black Run. Continue running past the park administration office to the main entrance of Lamp Black Run. The run turnaround is approximately 2.5 miles into Lamp Black Run. Enjoy! Water, Ice, INFINIT and Boom Energy Gel at transition exit, mile #1, #2, and #3.27.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Race #3 — OLYMPIC PM

40k Bike :: 1500m Swim :: 6.55mi Run

After a few hours of rest, the American Triple-T Ohio race number 3 gets started at 3:00pm on Saturday. This uniquely formatted triathlon starts with the bike first. Starting in a time-trial format, this challenging 40k course takes participants on one of the toughest climbs of the weekend on "Thompson Hill Rd". After completing this challenging bike course participants will take on a 1500 meter swim on a two-lap counter clockwise rectangle swim course along the shoreline of Turkey Creek Lake. After completing the swim (which will cause many to wonder if they can do the run), participants will return to Lamp Black Run for another 6.55 mile run.

Course Descriptions

BIKE: Exit transition and go right on the main park road to route 125. Go left on route 125 to Forest Road #3. Go right on Forest Road #3 to Thompson Hill Road. Go left on Thompson Hill Road to Tick Ridge Road. Go right on Tick Ridge Road to Rocky Fork Road. Go left on Rocky Fork Road to Big Run Road. Go left on Big Run Road to the Forest Road #3. Go right on Forest Road #3 to route 125. Go left on route 125 to Shawnee State Park main entrance. Go right at the Shawnee Park main entrance to the transition entrance. NO AID ON BIKE COURSE.

RUN: Exit the transition area and follow cones to the entrance of Lamp Black Run. Continue running past the park administration office to the main entrance of Lamp Black Run. The run turnaround is approximately 2.5 miles into Lamp Black Run. Enjoy! Water, Ice, INFINIT and Boom Energy Gel at transition exit, mile #1, #2, and #3.27.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Race #4 — HALF

1.2mi Swim :: 56mi Bike :: 13.1mi Run

Sunday morning arrives and participants must now summon enough strength to take on what is easily the toughest half iron course known to man. You will experience what participants refer to as the "Triple-T Shuffle", similar to the Ironman shuffle but worse! This will be the day you won't soon forget. It starts off with a two-lap 1.2 mile swim on a counter clockwise rectangle swim course along the shoreline of Turkey Creek. The 56 mile 1 lap bike course is a VERY challenging loop course on paved fire roads within the park and state routes outside the park. Bring your climbing gears. This course is awesome — you won't forget it! After finishing the bike course participants will again head out on to Lamp Black Run — this time for two laps!

Course Descriptions

BIKE: Exit transition and go right to route 125. Go right on route 125 to Fire Road #1 (entrance of the Boy Scout Camp). Go left on Forest Road #1 to route 73. Forest Road #1 briefly turns into route 371 before ending at route 73. Go left on route 73 to Big Spruce-Little Bear. Go left on Big Spruce-Little Bear to route 125. Go right on route 125 to Rocky Fork Road. Go right on Rocky Fork Road to route 348. Go left on route 348 to Blue Creek Road. Continue on Blue Creek Road to route 125. Go left on route 125 to the Shawnee State Park main entrance. Go right at the Shawnee Park main entrance to the transition entrance. The bike aid stations at Mile 27 & Mile 47 with Boom Energy Gel, Water & INFINIT (for bottle refills), Ice, Cookies, Coke, and Fruit with a neutral table for your special needs bags..

RUN: Exit the transition area and follow cones to the entrance of Lamp Black Run. Continue running past the park administration office to the main entrance of Lamp Black Run. The run turnaround is approximately 2.5 miles into Lamp Black Run. Return again for lap number 2. Water, Ice, INFINIT, Boom Energy Gel, Fruit and Cookies at transition exit (lap #2 TA), mile #1, #2, and #3.27.