Race starts: 7:30 a.m. Church Services (Catholic Mass and
Non-Denominational Worship Service)
in health club: 10:45 a.m.
All USA Triathlon rules will be in effect and must be followed for this USAT Sanctioned event.
Ø Helmets must be worn.
Ø All athletes must pick up their own packets and are required to present both a
o current USA Triathlon Membership card and
o photo ID
Ø Friends or relatives may not pick up race packets for triathletes participating in the race.
THE EVENT COURSE:
Staging area: Louisiana Family Fitness Center facility at 336 Heather Drive, Opelousas.
Swim: This a 150-meter pool swim at the health club facility.
Bike Course: The bike course takes you down La. Hwy. 182, onto Judson Walsh Rd., next to sweet potato farms, down the newly surfaced I-49 Service Road, across the upper portion of Coteau Ridge which was part of the western bank of the mighty Mississippi River hundreds of years ago, south toward to Sunset to the bike turnaround and back along the same route to the transition area!
Run Course: This is an out-and-back run along quiet, shaded streets named Honeysuckle, Camelia, Wysteria, Magnolia and Marigold; and you finish back at the health club.
Directions from I-10 East or West & I-49 South: Take exit 103A in Lafayette and go north on I-49 for 18 miles to exit 18 at Creswell Lane in Opelousas. Take exit ramp, turn left (west) onto Creswell Lane and follow Creswell Lane to 5th light at intersection with La. Hwy. 182. Turn left (south) on La. Hwy 182, and go 1 mile to Heather Drive. Turn left on Heather Drive, health club on right.
Directions from I-49 North: From Shreveport, Alexandria, etc., go south on I-49. Take exit 18 at Creswell Lane in Opelousas. Take exit ramp, turn right (west) onto Creswell Lane and follow Creswell Lane to 3rd light at intersection with La. Hwy. 182. Turn left (south) on La. Hwy. 182, and go1 mile to Heather Drive. Turn left on Heather Drive, health club on right.
Parking: In the rear of the Louisiana Family Fitness Center health club and directly across the street.
AWARDS: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place finishers Overall (Male and Female)
1st Place Masters (Male and Female)
1st Place Grand Masters (Male and Female)
1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Relay Teams
1st, 2nd and 3rd Place in each age group (Male and Female)