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Swim Rules

  • Bright colored swim caps must be  worn.
  • Swimmers will go out in waves of 50.
  • Land start. You may walk as long as you like.
  • Swim to the left of the buoys going out and on return.
  • Wet suits may be worn.
  • Splits will be given for all three events so please yell out your numbers as you come out of the water.
  • You will be disqualified if a lifeguard has to assist you to the shoreline.
  • Waves start every two minutes.
  • There is a 25 minute break between the long and short course start to allow for the movement of the swim rope.


Bike Rules

  • No drafting whatsoever. The bike patrol will call it and a 2 minute penalty will be issued.
  • Only participants are allowed in transition area.
  • You must walk the bike out of the transition area, dismount and walk when returning.
  • Helmets must be worn/snapped on before leaving the transition area.
  • The use of iPods/radios of any kind on the course is discouraged for your safety.

Relay Rules

  • Hand off is at bike rack number in the transition area.
  • All three entrants have to be marked on arm and leg.
  • Only the runner wears the bib number. 
  • Timing chip is passed on to each participant.
  • Must stay in your own spot in the transition area.
  • Do not sit on or move any other participants’ equipment.

Run Rules

  • Bib number must be visibly worn when crossing the finish line