HOSTED AT TONG FARMS, NE OF JOPLIN, MO
SPRINT: 500 METER SWIM/ 12.2 MILE BIKE / 5K RUN
OLYMPIC: 1500 METER SWIM/40K BIKE/ 10K RUN
DUATHLON: 1.5 MILE RUN/ 12.2 MILE BIKE / 5K MILE RUN
OLY AQUABIKE 1500 METER SWIM/40K BIKE
SUPER SPRINT: 200 Yard SWIM/12.2 MILE BIKE/ 1.5 MILE RUN
The swim is in a private lake at Tong Farms. Swim will be wave starts for all races. Races will start standing in the water. The swim is clockwise, keeping buoys on your right. The Olympic is 2 loops (staying in the water) of its course. The Sprint is one loop of its course. The Super Sprint is one loop of its course. (all 3 courses are different) You may stop and rest during any portion of the swim by holding onto the watercraft that will be available but you may NOT make forward progress. The volunteers/lifeguards on the swim course have authority to pull you from the race/water if they feel like they need to for your safety.
Super Sprint, Duathlon, and Sprint is 1 loop, Olympic and AQ Bike is 2 loops. Counterclockwise. No drafting is allowed. You have 15 seconds to make your pass. When riding stay as far right whenever possible keeping in mind you and other riders safety. The course will be traffic controlled and there will be motorcyclists with draft marshals on the course to make sure you are following the rules. Recumbent and tandem bikes are not allowed. All bicycles must be self propelled. Helmets are required.
Duathlon starts with out and back to first stop sign (1.5 miles) Run courses are out and back with the sprint doing one out and back and the olympic doing 2 out and backs. Please make sure your race bib is visible from the front at all times. There will be water stations available every mile.