Route 66 Festivus

June 1st, 2017 6:30pm- Aquathon
june 3rd, 2017 8:30AM- olympic distance

June 3rd, 2017 9:00am- Sprint Distance

This historic race is as traditional as they come, the festivus features: an Aquathlon on Thursday, Olympic Distance Triathlon on Saturday,and starting off with a Sprint Triathlon to follow start of Olympic. The Sprint Triathlon will include the 2017 TRI-OKC High School Championship, with entry at a special discounted rate. The Olympic Triathlon will be the featured race as it is home to Oklahoma State Championship Triathlon .

Sprint Distance Bike Course
Sprint Distance Run Course

Olympic Distance Bike Course
Olympic Distance Run Course

THE COURSE:  

  • Aquathon: 

The 500 meter swim is an open water swim in Lake El Reno. Out and Back. Wetsuits will be optional, lake temperature should approximately be mid 70's. Followed by a flat, fast out and back 2 mile run along the winding paved asphalt road. 

  • OLYMPIC DISTANCE TRI & AQUABIKE

The 1500 meter swim is an open water swim in Lake El Reno. (NOTE: At the Race Director's discretion the Olympic will either be a 1 loop course or a 2-loop triangle swim). Wetsuits should be permitted, lake temperature should approximately be mid 70's. Watch Facebook for lake temperature updates. The 40K bike course is an out and back, 2-loop version of the sprint course with the turn around just before transition. The 10K run course is paved, flat and winding asphalt road, (2-time) out and back course.

Aquabike event is ONLY offered on the Route 66 Olympic distance event (1500m swim-40k bike). Same course as the Olympic Distance Triathlon, you only have a 100 yard run across the finish line!

  • SPRINT DISTANCE TRIATHLON (No Aquabike) 

The 750 meter swim is an open water swim in Lake El Reno. Triangle course. Wetsuits should be permitted, lake temperature should approximately be mid 70's. The 20K mile bike course is out and back, the majority being on Route 66 with a few slight inclines. The 5K run course is paved, flat and winding asphalt road, out and back course.

RACE START:

  • Aquathon- Registration will begin at 5:30pm with race start at 6:30pm.
  • Saturday at 8:00am, there will be a mandatory athlete meeting with the Race Director and Head Referee
  • Olympic Distance- Transition will close at 7:55am with Race Start at 8:30am
  • Sprint Distance- Transition will close at 7:55am with Race Start at 9:00am

PACKET PICK-UP:
is available on Thursday at the Aquathon starting at 6:30 and Friday starting at 3:30 at the Race Site for the Sprint and Olympic Distance Athletes.  There will not be packet pickup available on Saturday unless you are outside the metro suburbs . 
 

DIRECTIONS TO EVENT
From OKC take I-40 west to El Reno, exit Country Club Rd (Exit 123). Go north 1 mile to Elm St. Go west (turn left) on Elm St. and road will lead straight in the parking/race start area. Look for the El Reno water tower.


 PARKING

Please park in the grass in the ball park area, just before entering the race site.

USAT SANCTIONED EVENT

This is a USAT Sanctioned Event. It will follow all USAT rules and guidelines. All participants MUST have a valid ID along w/ a USAT License. If you do not have a vaild USAT #, then you MUST purchase a one-day USAT Membership for $15. You can purchase a one-day or annual USAT membership direct from USAT.
 

USAT RULES

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CONTACT:

Race Director:
Piers Hale email: triathlonclubofokc@gmail.com Tel:1 4059230151
 

THINGS TO BRING:

Your photo ID

Your USAT MEMBER CARD if you have one.

For the run: Running shoes.

For the bike: Bike, helmet, cycling shoes if you use them, frame-mounted water bottle. 

For the swim: Goggles

Depending on the weather, remember to bring some warm clothes for after! We like to hang out and visit!