Thunderbird Aquathon

August 19th, 2018  8am

This year, the fifth year of our races here at Lake Thunderbird in Norman, in addition to the middle distance and long course aquathlons we are also hostingtwo USAT Youth Aquathlon National Series Races, one for ages 7-10 and one for ages 11-15.

In addition, the Middle-Distance Course 1000m swim/5k run is also the 2017 Tri-OKC High School Aquathlon Championship race.

Run Course


THE COURSE:  1k swim & 5k run; or 2k swim & 10k run
The "One Thousand and Five":
1000 yard swim is an open water swim in the bay off the Thunderbird Boathouse, Lake Thunderbird.
The 5k run course is looped out and back course consisting of some rolling asphalt road, some trail and some fast fire road.
The water temperature will be measured on race morning to determine whether this will be a wetsuit legal event.

The "Two-Thousand and Ten":
Athletes will cover 2 laps of the same 1000 meter course, exiting the water briefly at the end of each lap; this will make for better spectating, as well as allowing us to count your laps. Athletes will then complete two laps of the 5k run course, finishing back at the Boathouse.


6:45 am: Race H/Q Open for packet pickup:

7:00 am: transition open.

7:15 athlete meeting for all adult races.

7:30am Long Course start.

8:00am Middle Distance Start

approx. 10:30 awards for adult races.


is open from 6:45 am to 7:25am

is only available on race morning, and will begin at 6:45am at the Thunderbird Boathouse.


The Boathouse is in the State Park. It is accessible from Alameda,: enter the park and keep driving along the one road into/out of the park, after just less than 3 miles you will see a sign on the right for "Lake Thunderbird Sailing Club". The gated road will be open. Drive down the hill for parking and the event HQ.


Athlete parking is at The Thunderbird Boathouse, the race site. YOU MAY NOT PARK ON THE EDGE OF THE ROAD anywhere within the park, this is a park regulation.


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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Race Director:

Piers Hale email:  Tel:1 405-923-0151



Your photo ID

Your USAT MEMBER CARD if you have one.

For the run: Running shoes.

For the swim: Goggles 

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