Mountain Lakes Triathlon

Date Saturday, July 11 2020
LocationGuntersville, Alabama
  • Sprint - 600yd Swim | 16.2mi Bike | 3mi Run
      Saturday 07:30 AM

Course Detail

Site Overview | Main Staging Area | Transition Flow


The race staging is at the Guntersville Recreation Center.



The race transition area is organized based on your assigned race number. We are currently finalizing our Return to Racing Guidelines that will include new guidelines for the number of bikes that will be on a rack.   Each bike rack ROW is also marked with a sign to help you find your row as you complete your swim-to-bike and bike-to-run transitions. Bikes do not have to be racked in numerical order ON the rack, but must be placed on the rack designated for your race number range.



Sprint 600yd

The 600 yard sprint swim is in Lake Guntersville. The course will be set up so you swim counter clockwise, keeping buoys on your left.  See the swim map for distinguishing buoys to follow and be sure to listen to race staff instructions at the swim start should there be any changes to course design on race morning.

The swim will be conducted in a time-trial fashion. Race numbers are assigned by estimated swim time. Return to Racing Guidelines will further detail the gap between each racer start.  We will ask everyone to social distance while lined up to start, with relay teams and aquabike racers starting before individuals. Course buoys are placed to help racers to stay on course. To assist you in determining your swim time, follow this pace chart provided by US Masters Swimming. Cyclorun racers will be advised when they can leave on the bike, as soon as the first swimmer enters the transition area.

There will be no moving up in swim order on race day. Pre-register by the Wednesday night before the race to get a spot in the swim order!!!! All registrants after that time will have the UPPER numbers and starting at the rear. 

USA Triathlon Wet Suit Rules:
The water is expected to be around 80F. An official temperature will be announced race morning and an afternoon temperature will be announced on Friday at the racer meeting.

Article 4.4: Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wet suit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit.

When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wet suit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards.

Sprint 16.2mi

The bike course is a 16.2 mile loop with a mix of residential and rural roads. It is scenic and fast, with only a couple of rolling hills. This course has only right hand turns, so do not turn unless it is marked, there is a sign, or a volunteer clearly tells you to turn. 

Bike Course Map My Fitness Link


Sprint 3mi

The run course is a 3 mile scenic and fast loop course, going out on Sunset Drive and returning on paved running trail that winds along Lake Guntersville. 

Run Course Map My Fitness Link


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