2018 Course Information


Transition Area
Map of Transition Area  
This is the epicenter of the race. The transition area is on the grassy knoll in front of the deck of Otis’s Grill. There is no numbering on the bike racks so take your pick of a spot. Only racers are allowed in the transition area and items can be retrieved after the races are over. The food tent and medical are just outside the transition area. 

 Super Sprint (Same courses as 2017) 
 Swim: 264 yards/.15 mile     
 Bike: 5.5 mile  
 Run: 1.5 mile 

Swim: The swim is out and back. The course proceeds south to a turnaround point. Swimmers will keep the swim buoys on their right hand side for the race. The water is super clean and clear-no swimmer’s itch from Sugar Lake! The course is monitored by kayakers from the local kayak club and certified lifeguards on pontoon boats manned by residents of Sugar Lake. 
Bike:  The bike course is 1 lap and starts with a slight up and down hill past the main lodge. Continue through the resort and take a left onto N. Sugar Lake Rd. (Cty. Rd. 485). After a short flat section, take a right onto Cty. Rd. 459. After 1.5 miles take the right onto Sugar Hills Rd. (Cty. Rd. 17). The pavement is brand new with a nice shoulder.  After a few miles take a right onto N. Sugar Lake Trail (Cty. Rd. 449) and 1.9 miles later take the right into the resort. 
Run:  The run is out and back. It starts with a slight up and down hill past the main lodge. Continue through the resort and take a left onto N. Sugar Lake Rd. (Cty. Rd. 485). 1/2 mile more and the turnaround awaits. Head back to the finish line. (It’s not called a Super Sprint for no reason!) 

 Sprint (Same courses as 2017) 
 Swim: 528 yards/.3 mile  
 Bike: 11 miles 
 Run: 3 miles 

Swim: The swim is out and back. The course proceeds south to a turnaround point. Swimmers will keep the swim buoys on their right hand side for the race. The water is super clean and clear-no swimmer’s itch from Sugar Lake! The course is monitored by kayakers from the local kayak club and certified lifeguards on pontoon boats manned by residents of Sugar Lake. 
Bike: The bike course is 1 lap and starts with a slight up and down hill past the main lodge. Continue through the resort and take a left onto N. Sugar Lake Rd. (Cty. Rd. 485). After a short flat section, take a right onto Cty. Rd. 459. After 1.5 miles take the right onto Sugar Hills Rd (Cty. Rd. 17). After a left onto Moose Point Road (Cty. Rd. 239) the terrain starts to roll on the sweet, new pavement. After 7 miles you take a right onto Sugar Hills Rd (Cty. Rd. 17). The shoulder is wide and you can put your head down and go! Take a left onto N. Sugar Lake Trail (Cty. Rd. 449) and 1.9 miles later take a right into the resort. 
Run:  The run is out and back. It starts with a slight up and down hill past the main lodge. Continue through the resort and take a left onto N. Sugar Lake Rd. (Cty. Rd. 485). The course is all pavement and you’ll encounter one more short up and down while running out and back. Get to the turnaround and head back to the finish line! 

International (Same courses as 2017) 
 Swim: 1760 yards/1 mile 
 Bike: 25 miles  
 Run: 6 miles  

 Swim: The swim is out and back. The course proceeds south to a turnaround point. Swimmers will keep the swim buoys on their right hand side for the race. The water is super clean and clear-no swimmer’s itch from Sugar Lake! The course is monitored by kayakers from the local kayak club and certified lifeguards on pontoon boats manned by residents of Sugar Lake. 
Bike:  The bike course is 2 different laps both which incorporate the “big hill” twice. It starts with a slight up and down hill past the main lodge. Continue through the resort and take a left onto N. Sugar Lake Rd. (Cty. Rd. 485). After a short flat section, take a right onto Cty. Rd. 459. After  1.5 miles take the right onto Sugar Hills Rd. (Cty. Rd. 17). After a left onto Moose Point Road (Cty. Rd. 239) the terrain starts to roll on the sweet, new pavement. At the end of Moose Pt. Rd. you will take a left (south) onto Sugar Hills Rd. (Cty. Rd. 17). A quick right onto Sugar Lake Trail (Cty. Rd. 449) and it’s up the “big hill” for the first time. After the rolling ups and downs you’ll pass the road to the resort but keep going for the second loop. Continue to Sugar Hills Rd. (Cty. Rd. 17) and take a right. Nice wide shoulders and gradual hills greet you and you can put your head down and go. Take a right onto Sugar Lake Trail (Cty. Rd. 449) and it’s up the “big hill” for the last time. After the rolling ups and downs, take a left into the resort and get ready for the run. 
Run:  The run is out and back. It starts with a slight up and down hill past the main lodge. Continue through the resort and take a left onto N. Sugar Lake Rd. (Cty. Rd. 485). Continue running until you hit the turnaround point and come back to the resort. There is a section of dirt road you will run on in both directions. Enjoy! 

 Water Stations 
Bike Course: The only water station on the bike course is in the parking lot of Otis’s Grill, right after transition, when you are trying to get on your bike. You may want to stop for a drink or not. As is common in triathlons, make sure to bring your own water bottle for the bike course. 

 Run Courses (number of stations): 
 Super Sprint (1) The 1st and only water station is in the parking lot of Otis’s Grill, right after transition. 
 Sprint (3) The 1st water station is in the parking lot of Otis’s Grill, right after transition. The 2nd and 3rd are across from the boat landing which you’ll encounter on your way out and back. 
 International (6) The 1st water station is in the parking lot of Otis’s Grill, right after transition. The 2nd and 3rd are across from the boat landing which you’ll encounter on your way out and back. The 4th and 5th are at the transition from pavement to gravel which you’ll encounter on your way out and back. The 6th station is at the turnaround point.
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