Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake

Event Date

Sun, Jun 29, 2014


Lubbock, TX

About This Activity

Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake is a non profit corporation benefiting Youth charities in the Lubbock area.  We benefit Roosevelt Band and Y100 and have donated over $600,000.00 to these great organizations in the last 20 years, thanks to you-the athletes! The course which serves as a Handcycle Ironman Qualifier and a Handcycle and Age Groups 70.3 Qualifier consists of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike ride and a 13.1 mile run.

About the Course:

The Swim

A 1.2 mile open water lake swim. Wave starts (approximately 150 per wave), rectangular course counter clockwise, entry at beach area and exit on cement boat dock area, within 20 yards of the transition area. Swim cutoff time is 75 minutes.

Note:The water temperature in Buffalo Springs Lake, on the average, is 70-76 degrees . It is a spring fed lake so it stays cool; therefore, you should bring your wetsuits. Wetsuit rules apply: wetsuits are allowed with 76 degrees or cooler.

The Bike

56 miles, modified out and back, out of town farm to market roads, limited traffic, flat with 8 challenging hills, ranging from 8-13% grade and a quarter of a mile to 1.2 miles in length. These are good asphalt roads with some shoulders. Approved helmets are required; No drafting allowed.

The Run

13.1 miles, asphalt, flat with 3 challenging hills, ranging from 10-14% (not the same hills as found on the bike course) grade. The hills are approximately 300 yards to 880 yards in length. Partially shaded, tough, scenic course. No non-participant pacing allowed. Water stations approximately every 1 mile on the run. Course cut-off time is 8 hours 30 minutes from the last wave start.

Event schedule and times

Friday June 27, 2014
5:00pm-9:00pm                IRONMAN 70.3 BUFFALO SPRINGS LAKE Fitness Expo & Packet Pickup                                  Opens
                                   (Holiday Inn Plaza - HIP)                                    
Saturday  June 28, 2014
5:30am                        Transition Area Opens for LITTLE BISON TRI & TRI RAIDER SPRINT & EASY                                       RIDER INTERMEDIATE DISTANCE                        
7:00am                        EASY RIDER TRIATHLON RACE START
7:50am                            TRI RAIDER SPRINT RACE START                       
9:45am                        LITTLE BISON KIDS RACE START                              
9:00am - 8:00pm          IRONMAN 70.3 BUFFALO SPRINGS LAKE Fitness Expo (HIP)
9:30am                        HANDCYCLE ATHLETES HANDLER Meeting(MANDATORY)
10:30am                      HANDCYCLE ATHLETES Swim Clinic
                                  (Race Swim Start Area-Buffalo Springs Lake)
11:00am                       TRI RAIDER SPRINT & EASY RIDER AWARDS (Race Site)   
11:00am - 8:00pm         IRONMAN 70.3 BUFFALO SPRINGS LAKE Packet Pick Up (HIP Mesquite)                                                                                                          

11:00am   (HIP)             Speaker
12:00pm   (HIP)             Speaker
1:00pm - 3:00pm           HANDCYCLE LUNCHEON-HANDCYCLE ATHLETES Packet Pick UP
                                   HANDCYCLE Course Talk & Equipment Check(MANDATORY)   
                                   (HIP-Magnolia Room)
1:00pm  (HIP)                Speaker
1:00pm                         OFFICIALS MEETING (HIP Maple room)
2:00pm                         IRON PRAYER (HIP)
3:00pm                         PRO MEETING (HIP Hickory Room)(MANDATORY)
4:00pm                         IRONMAN 70.3 BUFFALO SPRINGS LAKE Pre Race Meeting (HIP)
Sunday June 28,2014
4:30am                         Parking Starts
5:00am                         Transition Opens
6:30am                         Wave 1      Pro Male
6:32am                         Wave 2      Pro Female
6:33am                         Wave 3      Handcycle
6:36--6:48am                     Waves 4-10 AgeGroupers
6:00pm                         IRONMAN 70.3 BUFFALO SPRINGS LAKE
                                       AWARDS CEREMONY DINNER STARTS
                                    (Holiday Inn Plaza {HIP})

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