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 .
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.
- 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
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.
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.
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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!