COURSE OVERVIEW

July 15, 2017
DATE OF RACE

8:00 am
START TIME

4 hrs
TIME LIMIT

21.35
MILES

The short course includes a ¼ mile swim that travels just past the end of the pier (12 ft. depth), turns left and heads towards the boat launch. The bike and run courses for this event are extremely flat and “first-timer friendly.” The bike course travels down Bay Shore Drive (County Highway B) to Old Stone Quarry Park before turning back. The run course travels up and back on Egg Harbor Road (County Highway G).

RACE DETAILS

RACE LOCATION
Frank Murphy Park
Town of Egg Harbor
(Door County, Wisconsin)

DISTANCES
¼ mile swim
18 mile bike
3.1 mile run
(Sprint Distance)

CATEGORIES
Individual or Team (2-3 people)

INDIVIDUAL
Male & Female

DIVISIONS
14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

TEAM DIVISIONS
Male, Female, Mixed

AWARDS
Awards (Olympic-style medals with sewn ribbons) are provided to the top three finishers in each age group division and relay team division.  The top three overall male and female individual finishers also receive engraved crystal lighthouses to commemorate their achievement.  Participants may receive both an overall award and an age group award unless they choose to start in wave one (“elite wave”), in which case they are ineligible per USA Triathlon rules.  The event offers no prize money.

PACKET PICK-UP
Friday, July 14, 2017, Noon – 6 (Murphy Park)
Saturday, July 15, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30 am ( Murphy Park)

PARKING (RACE DAY)
Parking on race day will be available at Horseshoe Bay Farms across from Murphy Park and just north of Horseshoe Bay Road on County Highway G (Egg Harbor Road). Signs and volunteers will direct the participants and volunteers.

RELAY INFORMATION

RELAY TEAM DIVISIONS
Male, Female, Mixed

RELAY TEAM INFORMATION
Teams will receive one timing chip corresponding to your bib number.  The timing chip is your “baton.”  It must be handed off between teammates in order for your time to be recorded.  The timing chip must be worn ON THE ANKLE—not the wrist—at all times or the timing mats will not register your presence.

Your assigned location IN THE TRANSITION AREA is the hand-off point.  All members of the team may enter this area but they must be body marked or wear a bib number and/or helmet sticker.  When waiting in the Transition Area, stay out of the way of other competitors.

All members of the relay team may enter the FINISH AREA to receive their medals or have a group photo taken.  Again, they must be body marked or wear a bib number and/or helmet sticker to enter.

SPLIT DETAILS

Select a split below to view more details about that aspect of the race.

1/4 mi
DISTANCE

8:00 am
WAVES BEGIN

Max 150 ppl
PER WAVE

SWIM WAVE ASSIGNMENTS

Per USA Triathlon guidelines, participants are assigned to swim waves by age and gender. WE DO NOT GRANT REQUESTS TO BE ASSIGNED TO SWIM WAVES WITH FRIENDS, FAMILY, TRAINING PARTNERS, ETC. There is no elite wave in the sprint triathlon due to historical lack of demand for this.  Age groups are the same as the competitive divisions listed above and include 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, etc. in five-year age brackets up to age 80+.  Some swim waves (example: men age 30-39) will be larger than others due to the concentration of athletes in that demographic group.  Since certain age brackets will have fewer competitors, some swim waves will include more than one age-gender bracket (example: women age 20-29 includes two brackets). Per USA Triathlon guidelines, the maximum swim wave size is 150.  If there are more than 150 participants in a given age and gender bracket, that group will be split over two waves. The progression of waves in 2017 is as follows:

  • elite / early wave
  • relay team wave*
  • age 50+ female age brackets (oldest to youngest)
  • age 50+ male brackets (oldest to youngest)
  • under-50 female waves (youngest to oldest)
  • under-50 male waves (youngest to oldest)

*Note: If a relay team is anchored by a swimmer who is also competing as an individual, that team must begin in the wave of the individual’s age/gender bracket or the individual will be disqualified. 

The swim waves will be spaced a minimum of three minutes apart, per USA Triathlon guidelines. With 1,000 competitors, all swim waves will be sent off in less than one hour.

The Sprint Distance swim waves will begin at 8:00 am.  Wave assignments, sizes and anticipated start times will be posted to the event website in early July. 

The swim start is on the beach at Frank Murphy park, across from the pavilion and adjacent to the cement pier.

All swimmers are REQUIRED to wear a swim cap provided by the event organizers.

All participants MUST report to the swim start area 15 minutes prior to their scheduled wave start.

ROUND ORANGE guide buoys mark the route and should always be on the swimmers left side. They are located every 50 yards (150 feet).  In the Sprint swim, they are labeled “A” through “F”

LARGE TRIANGULAR ORANGE buoys mark the turns for the swimmers.

WATER SAFETY

There will be more than 20 YMCA lifeguards trained in open water rescue assigned along the swim course route. Lifeguards and members of the local Sheriff’s department will be in rowboats, paddleboards, pontoon boats, personal water craft, and swimming freely. DNR boats and/or Coast Guard cutters will be stationed on the outside perimeter of the course to keep recreational watercraft away.

Swimmers exit the water via the boat launch ramp which will be carpeted.

Volunteers on the ramp will assist with wetsuit removal.

BIKE TRANSITION
Only participants and volunteers will be permitted in the transition area. Bikes MUST BE WALKED in the transition area. Mount/Dismount Zones are located just outside the transition area. When removing your bike from the transition area after finishing, please stay out of the way of participants who are still “on the clock”.

18 mi
DISTANCE

BIKE ROUTE

BIKE COURSE MAP
BIKE COURSE ELEVATION CHART
The bike course follows the shoreline along Bay Shore Drive for nine miles and turns around at Old Stone Quarry Park.

 

BIKE ROUTE DETAILS

The entire short course bike route is closed to traffic.
The road surface is asphalt, much of it recently paved.
The bike course includes one aid station.
Course marshals and public safety officers are stationed throughout the course and at all turns.
All bikes are required to display a bike number.
BIKE HELMETS ARE REQUIRED.
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BIKE COURSE FLUIDS: Fluids will be available at the start and on the course at the turnaround (mile 9). Sports-capped 20-ounce water bottles and 20-ounce Gatorade Endurance Formula (lemon-lime flavor) will be handed out at both locations. These bottles will ride comfortably in bike cages. Participants are welcome to supply their own bike bottle and fluids if they so choose.

ON COURSE BIKE SUPPORT: Local bike shop In Competition (Green Bay) will provide on-course bike support.

COURSE MARSHALS: Course marshals and public safety officers are stationed throughout the course and at all turns.

Drafting (following within approximately three bike lengths on the rear wheel of a participant in front of you) is prohibited. Draft marshals on motorcycles will patrol the course for violations. Participants caught drafting will be assessed penalties to their bike finish time.

Drafting penalties:
1 violation = 2 minutes
2 violations = 4 minutes
3 violations= disqualification

3.1 mi
DISTANCE

VIEW

RUN MAP

RUN ROUTE: 3.1 MILES

The short course run route leaves Murphy Park heading north on County Highway G (Egg Harbor Road). The run heads north on Egg Harbor Road for approximately 1.55 miles before turning around. The run course is very flat since it is out and back on the shoreline road with no hills.

RUN ROUTE DETAILS

Fluid replacement (water and Gatorade) will be available at the turn around and at the start and finish areas.
Course marshals and public safety officers are stationed throughout the course and at all turns.

FINISH AREA

The finish area is located in front of the Murphy Park pavilion.
Water, Gatorade, fresh fruit along with a pig & corn roast will be provided.
Volunteers will assist in removing timing chips.

AWARDS

Every finisher receives a medal.
Additional awards are given to:
Top 3 Overall Male & Female Athletes
Top 3 Male & Female Athletes in each age category
Top 3 Relay Teams in 3 Categories: Male, Female, Mixed

Door County Triathlon currently offers no prize money.