Race Format

Race Format

IMPORTANT: All solo and team members are required to complete all four races in the event.

Race #1: Super Sprint (XT & ST)

Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 5:00 P.M.

SWIM: The 250 meter swim is a counter clockwise loop course in Turkey Creek Lake with participants starting in a time trial start every 3-5 seconds. Swim start is a dry land running start. Wetsuits allowed.

BIKE: The 6k bike course is a challenging loop course to the top of the resort and back. Bring your climbing gears.

RUN: The 1 mile run course is an out and back course on Lamp Black Run trail.

RACE RULES: All individual times count towards the team time.

Race #2: Olympic AM (XT) / Sprint AM (ST)

Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at 7:30 A.M.

SWIM: The swim course is a 1500 meter 2-lap (Olympic) and a 750 meter 1-lap (Sprint) counter clockwise loop course in Turkey Creek Lake with participants starting in a time trial start every 3-5 seconds. Swim start is a dry land running start. Wetsuits allowed.

BIKE: The 24 mile (Olympic) and 16 mile (Sprint) bike course are challenging loop courses on paved park fire roads within the park and country roads surrounding the park. Bring your climbing gears.

RUN: The 6.55 mile (Olympic) and 3.1 mile (Sprint) run courses are out & back on the infamous Lamp Black Run gravel and dirt fire road.

RACE RULES: All individual times count towards the team time. Drafting is NOT allowed.
NOTE: Drafting is not allowed.

Race #3: Olympic PM (XT) / Sprint PM (ST)

Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at 3:00 P.M.

BIKE: The 27 mile (Olympic) and 17.5 mile (Sprint) bike courses are challenging loop courses on paved park fire roads within the park and country roads surrounding the park. Bring your climbing gears.

SWIM: The swim course is a 1500 meter 2-lap (Olympic) and a 750 meter 1-lap (Sprint) counter clockwise loop course in Turkey Creek Lake with participants starting in a time trial start every 3-5 seconds. Swim start is a dry land running start. Wetsuits allowed.

RUN: The 6.55 mile (Olympic) and 3.1 mile (Sprint) run courses are out & back on the infamous Lamp Black Run gravel and dirt fire road.

RACE RULES: This unique triathlon format starts on the bike in a time trial start going every 10 seconds followed by the swim, then finishes with the run. Drafting is NOT allowed.

Race #4: Half Iron (XT) / Olympic (ST)

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 at 7:00 A.M.

SWIM: The swim course is a 1.2 mile 2-lap (Half Iron) and a .96k 1-lap (Olympic) counter clockwise loop course in Turkey Creek Lake. Swim start is a dry land running start. Wetsuits allowed.

BIKE: The 56 mile (Half Iron) and 25mile (Olympic) bike courses are challenging 1 lap bike courses on VERY challenging paved fire roads within the park and country roads surrounding the park. Bring your climbing gears. These courses are awesome — you won't forget it!

RUN: The 13.1 mile (Half Iron) and 6.55 mile (Olympic) run courses are out & back on the infamous Lamp Black Run gravel and dirt fire road. The Half Iron is 2-laps and the Olympic is 1-lap. You love it or hate it by now!

RACE RULES: All individual times count towards the team time. Drafting is NOT allowed.

Race Rules

  • All participants MUST have their American Triple-T race number singlet on at all times during the bike and run.
  • NO altering the singlet in any way is allowed.
  • Sportsmanship will be imperative during this long hard weekend. You'll be racing side by side folks in formats many have not raced in. Be careful and be a good sport. Unsportsmanlike conduct will NOT be tolerated.
  • HFP's medical team will have final say in allowing a participant to continue in a race if deemed necessary.
  • Some of the roads will NOT be closed on the bike course. Ride like you do in any training ride and follow all traffic laws (stay to the far right, don't cut the tangents, etc...). Police and rangers will be at every intersection to give participants the right of way.
  • All courses will be marked clearly with cones and signs. However, it is the responsibility of each participant to know the course.
  • Please be aware that we are guests at this beautiful park and there will be a zero tolerance policy for littering. Don't even think about throwing your trash or empty bottles into the state forest. Not only will you be DQ'ed but you will get a $500.00 fine on top of that.
  • Participants are expected to heed directions and instructions of all race officials and local authorities.
  • Abusive treatment of volunteers or others are grounds for immediate disqualification and will result in participant being prevented from participating in future HFP events.
  • If a participant MUST withdraw from a race, please notify race officials immediately.
  • HFP Racing reserves the right to make rule/course changes at anytime.