(Thank you Stone Harbor neighborhood!)
This is a 650 meter course. Athletes will walk up to the access ramp located in the Stone Harbor neighborhood. This is a gracious private boat ramp and they allow the race to use the ramp only on race day, it is locked on every other day. Shoe/flip flop buckets will be available and returned to the awards area by our staff. The TRIgirl/TRIquest Swim Angel Crew is made up of experienced swimmers who swim next to an assigned race participant. Swim Angels act as a "guide" offering encouragement, support and a calming presence to race participants. Special needs swim caps are available at packet pick up upon request. Swim Angels are NOT expected to offer rescues during a race, to learn more click here. The swim cutoff time is 30 minutes. Be careful at the swim exit, there are rocks there that cannot be removed. Volunteers there to assist.
The 18.8 mile bike is on rural roads heading west toward 288 and Powhatan. Racers will make a lefthand turn on Manakintown Ferry Rd. after the church. This very nice and lowly populated road has 2 gradual climbs. The hill climb on Manakintown is substantial (3 percent and is just under 1.7 miles in length. The elevation change is approximately 194 ft) and you will need to train for it or walk it. The midway point on the course is a U-turn just before Page Rd. You fly back down then make a right turn back onto Robious Rd (Huguenot trail). There is no bottle handoff on the bike.
*Updated 2017 Course Map posted! The course has been slightly updated to retain the spectator-friendly spot near the bathhouse from the 2016 course, and to make it easier to mark and marshal.*
The run is a basically flat 5k on shady trails through Robious Landing Park along the James River. You will run a small portion into the adjoining neighborhood of Riverdowns, a very supportive community of the event. There will be 2 aid stations on the run course: one approx .75 mile mark (which you will hit again coming back at mile 2.9) and one before the turnaround at mile 1.5.
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