The swim will take place in the beautiful Lake Andrea, a spring fed lake.
Swim Warm-Up: Open 6:15am – 6:45am near the swim start
Swim Wave Starts
Iron Girl participants are assigned swim waves based on their age on 12/31/2018. Swim
waves are made up of approximately 80-100 swimmers and will start every 4-5 minutes.
Swim wave times will be announced 2-3 weeks before the event date. Participant swim
wave times will be noted on individual packets.
The Iron Girl Competitive Wave has been created for our more
experienced athletes looking to really push themselves this year. This group will be seeded
in Wave 1 and will compete for top 3 overall. The recommended finishing time to our
Competitive Wave athletes is 1:50:00. Please note: Athletes registered in the competitive
wave will not be eligible for Age group awards. There will be awards for the Top 3
Participants wishing to swim with a friend or family member may elect to
start in a Buddy Wave. The Buddy Waves will be the last waves. Please note that Iron Girl
triathlons are USAT sanctioned events and Iron Girl participants who start in a Buddy Wave
will be ineligible for age group awards. All Buddy Wave participant times will still be posted
and all finishers will receive a medal on race day! Buddy Wave athletes will be allowed to use
small flotation devices like a flotation noodle, as long as to not impede other athletes.
Enjoy the bike course as it travels through Prairie Springs Park. The course will be well
marked and volunteers to direct you.
The run course will run through Prairie Springs Park. The course will be well marked and volunteers to help let you know where the turn arounds are. For the safety of all participants, strollers, inline skates, rollerblades, headphones and dogs are not allowed on the course at any time.
Relay team members may pick up assigned packets individually. Relays will not be
permitted to pick-up packets for fellow team members. Each relay team member will be
required to sign their own individual waiver.
Relay teams will transfer the timing chip and ankle strap at the designated “Relay Pen” next
to transition. The timing chip is the “baton” and you must handoff the timing chip to move
forward to the next team member. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.
Swim to Bike – Bike shall not be removed from bike rack until chip is properly transferred
and attached to the next teammate.
Bike to Run – Chip may not be removed until the Bike is properly racked in the designated
Run to Finish – Relay team members may join the runner at the finish and cross the finish
Distances: 1.75 mile run/11 mile bike/3.1 mile run
- RUN COURSE: The first run course starts at the back side of the lake, near the swim start on Park Dr. Look for the signs. Runners will follow clockwise around the lake, back to transition.
- BIKE COURSE: Enjoy the bike course as it travels through Prairie Springs Park. The course will be well marked and there will be volunteers to direct you.
- RUN COURSE: The 2nd run course will run through Prairie Springs Park, clockwise around the lake and an out-and-back on a dirt trail. The course will be well marked and volunteers will let you know where the turn arounds are. Water will be on the course.