The course encompasses the roads and trails in and around the State Park. The swim takes place in Caesar Creek Lake, an inland lake, offering a calm swimming experience. Racers will swim out and back along the beachfront. The water is shallower near the shore and you can touch there, but on the backside of the course, you will not be able to touch bottom. Beginner triathletes will be able to touch bottom the entire swim course. The transition and finish line area will be in the grass at the Beachfront. The bike course goes out on local roads near the lake, and has 375 of elevation gain. The course has a few rolling hills, but is mostly flat. The bike course roads are open to motorized traffic. The run is slightly uphill on the way out and slightly downhill on the way back, using a mix of gravel and paved paths. There is 82 feet of elevation gain. The course is very scenic and a great race for a personal best.
500m ½ Lap: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3739037311
8.5-Mile Loop - https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3581755537
12-Mile Loop - https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3679147123
1.5ml Run - https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3739032781
Download the athlete guide to get more details on the course maps.
Please follow these guidelines in the transition area.
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Here are more details on the Transition Area
Aid Stations are an essential part of the race course, and can help maintain your energy and effort throughout the race. We will have multiple aid stations on the race course staffed by volunteers. We will have hydration and refueling products. Racers may also carry all of their own aid and hydration on course or leave their refueling products next to the course (socially distanced from others). If you place your own aid on course, please be sure your aid is clearly labeled, and that you do not interfere with other athletes on course as you place or access your aid. Races begin at 6:45am, so be sure your aid is in place before that time.
Here are the aid station locations:
Swim Course: There will be a table in the water along the beach for our long distance swimmers to use as needed. The aid will be self-serve and include both hydration and fuel. You are also welcome to put your own aid on the table to access during the race.
Bike Course: There will be a self-service aid station on the bike course near the turn around with bottled water. You will need to dismount your bike to access this aid. You are also welcome to put your own aid on the table to access during the race.
Run Course: There are 3 aid stations on course that can be accessed multiple times throughout your run. Each will have water, sport drink and nutrition. The aid stations will be at:
On race day our goal is to keep you safe so you can have a fun race. We have a trained team on site to help in the case of an emergency, including a medical director, medical staff, EMS, police, rangers, lifeguards and volunteers. Please look for them on course and at the finish line if you need help.
We will also partner with USA Triathlon, and follow all national, state and local regulations, including COVID-19 safety protocols and recommendations.
Our goal is produce a well organized, fun, competitive and exciting race event that is safe for everyone.
WETSUITS: If the water temperature is below 78 degrees we will be wetsuit legal. This means you can wear a wetsuit if you want, but you do not have to wear one.
SWIM CAPS: Please be sure you wear a swim cap for safety. We will give you a swim cap on race day.
COURSE: See the course maps. The courses will be marked with large buoys.
EMERGENCIES: If you need to be rescued by a lifeguard throw your hands in the air (call out if you can). If you need a rescue you will not be allowed to continue the race, unless you are cleared by our medical staff. If you are allowed to continue, you will be DQed from the race results. Along the shore the water will be shallow enough that you can stop, stand, rest or walk. If you want to walk, the water must be above your belly button. Beginner swimmers will be able to touch the bottom for the whole course. On the 750m swim loop, you cannot touch bottom on the backside of the course.
TO TRANSITION & OPEN SWIM FINISH: Once you have completed your swim, exit the water and run up the beach to the transition area or the finish line. Follow the cones, chalk and signs.
SWIM CUT OFF: Everyone must have completed the swim course by 10:00am. This should give everyone plenty of time to complete this segment of the race.
WHAT BIKE TO USE: You can ride most any upright human powered bike in the race including but not limited to road bikes (10 speed), mountain bikes, & hybrid bikes.
HELMET: Remember that you must wear a helmet when you are on your bike. Additionally you must put your helmet on before you leave the transition area (after you have exited the swim and picked up your bike in the transition area).
DRAFTING IS NOT ALLOWED: Please refer to the USA Triathlon rules for more information.
COURSE MARKINGS: The bike course is marked with signs and cones. There will be a sign at each turn, so if you do not see a sign, please proceed straight. All turns are marked with signs. We DO NOT make any marks on the roadway surface, so please ignore all paint on the road surface. These are from other races and may take you off course.
SAFETY: The roads are open to traffic, so please obey traffic laws unless law enforcement tells you otherwise. Law enforcement will be on all corners and in major intersections. You may have the right of way but cars may not know this, so be alert. Please stay within your lane when turning; avoid oncoming traffic when turning. Please ride on the RIGHT side of your lane as close to the WHITE line as possible unless you are passing or it is unsafe. DO NOT pass cars unless you are instructed to do so. You would not want them to turn into you. Should you have an emergency, alert another rider so they can get help. Be sure you obey the traffic laws unless an officer is present and allows you to proceed & has stopped all the cars. Please put safety first, and have a great race!
COURSE MAPS: Please review the course maps before the race. It is your duty to know the course. Each race venue will have its own unique bike course.
When athletes are done they head to the transition area to finish or transition to the next segment.
BIKE CUT OFF: Everyone must have completed the bike course by 11:00am. This should give everyone plenty of time to complete this segment of the
COURSE MAPS: Please review the course maps before the race. It is your duty to know the course. The run course is marked with signs, cones and chalk. If you do not see a sign, cone or chalk/spray arrow keep going straight. There will also be volunteers on course as well. Each race venue will have its own unique run course, so please review the course maps. All runs will be out and back.
There will be one common 5k, out and back, course used by all athletes. Athletes will run 1.55-miles out and 1.55 miles back on course. If you are running 1.5 miles you will turn around at the .75-mile mark.
FINISH LINE: All athletes will have a common finish line where you walk, jog or run through the common finish line. Open Water Swimmers need to run up the beach and through the finish line. Aquabikers need to rack their bikes and then walk, jog or run through the finish line. Everyone else will finish their run race segment and run through the finish line arch.
All athletes will have a common finish line where you walk, jog or run through the common finish line. Open Water Swimmers need to run up the beach and through the finish line. Aquabikers need to rack their bikes and then walk, jog or run through the finish line. Everyone else will finish their run race segment and run through the finish line arch.
We will have a photobooth, music, food and drink after the race for you. You are welcome to enjoy the post race experience and celebrate your race with family and friends.
Results will be available online at Speedy-Feet.com right after the race or at CincinnatiTriathlon.com later in the day. Results will be submitted to USA Triathlon within 15 days of the race. Results are submitted in 5-year age group increments for the triathlon, duathlon, aquabike and aquathlon for the purposes of USAT rankings