The Appalachian Du/Triathlon to Fight Cancer is sanctioned by USATriathlon. The event will start at 9 AM on Sunday, September 11, 2016.
The triathlon is a sprint event with a 740 meter swim, 13.5 mile bike, and 5 km run. The duathlon starts with a 1 mile run, followed by the 13.5 mile bike and a 5 km run.
Swim: This is an open water swim in relatively shallow water. Swimmers start in waves according to their registration category. The Youth and First Timers start in the last wave. The 740 meter course starts just off the beach with the participants in the water. The swim is in a clockwise direction, around a small island and then returning to the beach. Upon exiting the water, the participants will cover about 50 meters of sand/grass as they proceed to the transition area.
Bike: The bike route is an out and back. Riders walk their bike out of the transition area before mounting and then proceed away from the lake area to the west, down Route 14 for about 6.5 miles. Riders will then do a u-turn at the turn-around point. The turn around point is marked with cones in the left of the road. Riders then head east, back to the lake area, dismounting before entering the transition area. Course is fairly flat; overall elevation change ~ 400 feet.
Run: The running course starts out on pavement for ~ 0.5 miles and then transitions to a packed gravel road that will take the participants through the camping areas. Runners will head east from the lake area and head down the far end of the park on the left side of the road. They will then follow the far campground loop clockwise and work their way west, back to the lake area. They will loop two additional camp ground areas on the return, staying on the right hand side of the road as they go. The run is basically flat; overall elevation change 182 feet.
Run: The 1 mile run is on pavement. The duathletes will all start the 1 mile run together, heading east from the transition area. They will head out on the left side of the road for 0.5 miles, then work their way back to the transition area.