Beware of the Barracuda Triathlon

Hazle Township, PA

Beware of the Barracuda Adult and Youth Triathlon Saturday, September 14, 2019 – Youth Sunday, September 15, 2019 – Adult (Sprint and Super Sprint)

Event Overview

Run570 is happy to announce a new partnership with the Hazleton YWCA and Eagle Rock Resort to manage the 14th annual Beware of the Barracuda Triathlon.  The swims will be held at the base of the Eagle Rock Resort, on its crystal clear, spring fed Lake Susquehanna. The Bike course will be a 2 loop course all within the Eagle Rock Resort, and you will finish with a 3.1 mile run near the lake.

 

SWIM COURSE:

All athletes must walk across the swim/check matt before the start of the 750 yard swim.  We will start from inside the swim zone at the water’s edge, near the far right side of the beach.  We will swim out and back, coming in on the far left side of the beach.  (essentially a triangle)  Course maps will be available at the check in tent and in the link below.

Wave 3 will be the super sprint distance 300 yard swim, they will make an earlier left and turn towards the finish at the blue marker.

 

 

BIKE COURSE:

All roads are open to traffic.  Volunteers will man all intersections and stop traffic when necessary.

Bike Course safety:

We are using the same 2 loop bike course from last year.

Our Triathlon team has ridden the updated tri course several times. It is relatively flat and fast, and very spectator friendly.

*DO NOT CROSS THE SOLID YELLOW LINES.  With bike traffic running out and back on some sections of the road, it is an important safety concern.

SuperSprint athletes will be doing the same course, but just one loop.

 

 

RUN COURSE:

We will exit the parking lot on the lower side following the road out.  We will do a short out and back across the breast of the dam/across the lake, and then continue down the run course to a turn around.  On your return trip, you WILL NOT repeat the DAM-OUT AND BACK.  Volunteers will be there to direct you.

Super Sprint athletes will come directly back to the finish link after the out and back on the dam.  (super sprint turns RIGHT / sprint will continue farther LEFT)

 

 

SUPER SPRINT:

The Beware of Barracuda SUPER SPRINT is a very beginner friendly, modified short course.

SWIM: shorter 300 yard course 

Bike: just one loop 7.5 miles

Run: early turn around 2 miles

*This is a non-USAT sanctioned event.  No USAT membership is required, and results will not be submitted to USAT for national rankings.

Littering or unsportsmanlike conduct will not be permitted.  Please show respect to the local communities that have allowed us to use their roads, by not littering or dropping your used nutrition containers on the course.  Also, please show respect and courtesy towards all other athletes, volunteers, and officials you encounter throughout the day.  Please thank volunteers.  They have donated many hours of time to help keep you safe.

Adults, please review the rules concerning drafting, blocking, illegal passing.  

 

 

 

RACE DAY CHECK-IN:

Upon arrival at the beach there are several important things you need to do before the start of your race:

  1. Check in for all athletes
  2. Packet pickup
  3. Body Marking
  4. Put race number on bike and bike in transition area
  5. Put race number on FRONT of shirt or on a race belt
  6. Electronic timing chip pickup / wear on your ankle

*Don’t forget your drivers license and photo I.D. bring it with you to the beach for check-in.

 

 

PARKING:

Directions to Base Lodge Parking:  After passing the Guardhouse, turn RIGHT at the second Stop Sign. Go to the bottom of the hill, and the Base Lodge parking is on your right.

All Athletes must park at base lodge parking.  All other roads in and out of the lake are used for the run and bike course.  We can not have cars parked on the course.

If you are riding your bike to the transition area, please wear your helmet and have it buckled.

After parking, make your way to Athlete Check, approximately .75 mile down Tuscarora Drive. You will turn right onto Cheyney Drive and continue to the beach.

When & Where

Sep 14, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019

Saturday

9:00 AM

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