Triathlon: Sprint

Sprint Distance Triathlon

The triathlon starts and finishes in the picturesque setting of Prairie Springs Park. Lake Andrea, a sparkling 100 acre spring fed lake, will serve as the venue for the swim portion of our race. The bike course will take you through our progressive urban community set among a rural country setting. The run course will take you though Prairie Springs Park, a 425-acre park that surrounds Lake Andrea.

 

(Information subject to change. Please check back before the race for final details.)

 

Race Location: Prairie Springs Park, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

Distances: 750 meter swim / 20k bike / 5k run - (distances may change slightly)

Event Date: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Start Time: The Sprint race will follow the International waves. International race starts at 6:30 am.

Divisions: Individual or Relay (2 or 3 person teams)

Male & Female Individual Events: 19 & under; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80+; Relay Event: 2 or 3 person teams

Race Cut-off Time: 11:30am for ALL race participants - Sprint, International, Duathlon. The Transition Area will be broken down starting at Noon.

Packet Pickup & MultiSport Expo: Saturday, June 24, 2017, 11:00am-3:00pm - RecPlex Fieldhouse

 

RecPlex: (262) 947-0437 E-mail: raceinfo@plprairie.com

 

Course Information

 

The International Distance waves will begin at 6:30am and will be followed by the Sprint Distance waves. The start line is adjacent to the transition area. The finish line is behind the RecPlex/Ice Arena, on the lakefront path.

 

Swim Course

The Swim Start is on the east side of Lake Andrea. Lake Andrea is a spring feed lake. Water temperature is typically the mid to lower 70's. Decisions regarding wetsuits will be announced at the start of the race on Sunday, June 26, 2016. The Sprint Distance swim course is a triangle, finishing where it starts. The first leg of the triangle follows the International Distance swim course. The start and finish are on a sandy beach. Lifeguards, kayaks and platforms line the entire course. The course is defined with large & small buoys. Swimmers are required to wear a colored swim cap appropriate to their wave ALL athletes MUST report to the swim start 15 minutes prior to their scheduled wave start.

 

Transition

 The transition area is east of the swim start/finish. Bikes MUST be WALKED in the transition area. Mount and dismount zones are outside the transition area. Bikes MAY NOT be removed from the bike transition until the last bike has completed the bike course and exited the transition area for the start of the run. Anyone removing a bike from transition before the announcement is made to remove bikes will be automatically disqualified and subject to arrest.

 

Bike Route

The bike course is on gently rolling Village roads with minimal turns. The road surface is a mix of asphalt and concrete. A combination of course marshals and police are stationed throughout the course and at all turns. Each turn is also spray painted. Bikers are required to wear an approved, strapped helmet and radios are not allowed. All bikes are required to display a bike number.

 

Run Route

The run course is flat and fast. Water aid are available 2 times on the Sprint course. The Sprint Distance course winds around Lake Andrea, and includes an out-and-back section on Park Drive.

 

Finish Line

The Finish line is located inside Prairie Springs Park, on the east side of Lake Andrea, along the lakefront path. Water, fluid replacement and fresh fruit will be provided to athletes. Chip Removal: Please return your chips in the chip removal area. There is a $50 fee for chips NOT returned!

 

Courses are subject to change. All participants are required to familiarize themselves with the course before the start, per USAT rules. Final course maps will be posted online and at the MultiSport Expo.

 

Course Maps

 

2016 Sprint Triathlon Course Map

 

USAT Rules USAT rules are posted on the USAT Website: www.usatriathlon.org.

 

Medals

Medals to all Finishers

 

Awards

Overall Male & Female Athletes: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd

Male & Female athletes in each age group (Overall male & Female Athletes are not included): 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Relay: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd

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