El Dorado Lake Triathlon - El Dorado, KS




 


 

RACE INFORMATION - 2 DISTANCES

DATE: JUNE 23, 2013

START TIME:
7:00 A.M. OLYMPIC DISTANCE
7:30 A.M. SPRINT DISTANCE

DISTANCE:
OLYMPIC: SWIM 1500 METERS, BIKE 40KM, RUN 10KM
SPRINT: SWIM 750 METERS, BIKE 20KM, RUN 5KM

LOCATION: El Dorado Lake State Park, Walnut River Beach

El Dorado State Park is located 3 miles east of El Dorado, Kansas on Hwy 54 and 1 mile north. It is just 25 minutes east of Wichita, KS. The races will start in the Walnut River area of the park, just below the dam. The swim course will consist of 1 loop for the sprint distance and 2 loops for the Olympic distance. Plenty of parking and camping will be available in the race area.

Directions
From Wichita:
Take I-35 North to exit 76 for US-77
Turn left at N. Main St. (South US-77)
Take first left onto Myers Rd.
Go 1.6 miles and turn right
Go 1.4 miles and turn right into Walnut River Campground (There will be an attendant at the gate)
Take first left for parking

From North:
Take I-35 South to exit 76 for US-77
Turn left at N. Main St. (South US-77)
Take first left onto Myers Rd.
Go 1.6 miles and turn right
Go 1.4 miles and turn right into Walnut River Campground (There will be an attendant at the gate)
Take first left for parking

From El Dorado:
Take Main St. (US-77) North to 12th St.
Turn Right at 12th
Go 2.1 miles to Boulder Bluff Rd. (just below dam) and turn left
Go 0.7 miles and turn left into Walnut River Campground (There will be an attendant at the gate)
Take first left for parking



REGISTRATION INFORMATION





PACKET PICKUP INFORMATION



  • SATURDAY - WALNUT RIVER BEACH RACE SITE FROM 1PM TO 5PM
  • SUNDAY - RACE SITE FROM 5AM TO 6:30AM


COURSE INFORMATION



Swim Course
Swimmers will start at the Walnut River Beach and complete one loop for the Sprint distance and 2 loops for the Olympic distance race.



Swim course map:

Bike Course
The bike route starts at the Walnut River campground and continues out to Boulder Bluff Rd. Rd. The bicycles with then turn right and continue to the turnaround point before 12th St. Cyclists with then turn around and continue along Boulder Bluff Rd. until just before the Boating Dock parking lot. The cyclists will then turn around and continue to Myers Rd. where they will turn right. The turnaround on Myers Rd. will lead cyclists back to Boulder Bluff Rd. where they will again turn right and continue back to the transition area. The Olympic distance participants will then complete a second loop.


Bike course map: CLICK HERE


Run Course
Runners will head out of the transition area and run a loop around the campground and along the bike path for the Sprint distance race. The course is 2 loops for the Olympic distance race.



Run course map:


Transition map:



ADDITIONAL RACE INFORMATION


CLICK HERE FOR RACE DAY INSTRUCTIONS


USAT Competitive Rules

  • Unique race medals awarded to all finishers.
  • Technical t-shirt for all participants.
  • You must pick up your race packet with photo i.d. and USAT card (or purchase the 1 day membership for $12) at the designated locations.
  • There is no required bike check for this event.
  • Bring your valid USA Triathlon card and picture ID to packet pick-up. If you do not have your valid USA Triathlon card with you, you will be required to sign up for a one-day license ($12) at the event. Temporary cards can be printed at http://www.usatriathlon.org
  • All race entries are final. This is an outdoor race. There is always a chance that weather may force the race director to limit, adjust or cancel a event. State park officials are the ultimate decision makers. No refunds or transfers.
  • It is the responsibility of each athlete to know the race course and any potential hazards which may exist on it.
  • Aid Stations: Located approx. every 1.5 miles on the run course furnish water, ice and electrolyte beverage.
  • Wetsuits may be allowed, but don't count on it. The water temp will be posted!
  • Make sure that you properly wear your race numbers (for all races) and timing chip (for all races). You will receive two numbers at packet pick-up. The bicycle frame number goes on your bicycle's top tube, just behind the handlebars. The bib number must be worn on the front of your body during the entire run portion of the event. You will be body marked on race morning before the swim.
  • The roads are open to traffic. Ride on the right hand side of the road unless instructed otherwise by a police officer or a race official. Please discourage your friends and family members from driving on the race course while the race is in progress.
  • Spectators will not be allowed into the transition areas. If you would like to hand your gear to a friend over the transition area fence before you begin the bike portion of the event you are welcome to do so.
  • Park only in designated parking places.
  • Award ceremony will be following the race.
  • The race results will be posted on this web site as soon are they are available after the race.