Federal Escape Triathlon Course Details

Before we cover the course info, please note the following:

If you are participating in the Federal Escape Triathlon then knowing the course is 100% your responsibility. So make sure you familiarize yourself with the course and ask any questions you have before the event. Courses will be marked well, and we will do our part to make sure you know where to go. However, ultimately it is YOUR responsibility to know the course. If you ask anyone other than race officials, (volunteers are NOT considered race officials) and they point you the wrong way, it is STILL your responsibility if you end up going the wrong way. Those are USAT rules, and this is a USAT Sanctioned Race, so again, do your part and know the course and take a close look at the course maps.

Information for the Kid’s & Youth Triathlon Courses can be found at the bottom of this page.

Federal Escape Triathlon Transition Area:

The transition area is just east of the beach of the lake within the park.  The map to the right shows the layout of the transition area.  There will be a separate entrance on the south side ( ride side based on the image here ) of the transition area for the Sprint Triathlon participants that will allow them to stage their bike and equipment once the other entrances have been shut down for the Olympic distance triathlon.  The map only shows approximately 400 spots, however the transition area will have additional rows to accommodate more bikes, up to 750, as needed.

NOTE: Click on the image to the right to see a full screen zoom of it.

Federal Escape Triathlon Swim Course:

The swim course is in the Five Mile Lake.  The temperatures of the lake are usually in the high 60’s to low 70’s.  Wetsuits are allowed for this event.  The map to the right shows the layout for the swim start.

The following are the distances for the Olympic and Sprint swim:

NOTE: Click on the image to the right to see a full screen zoom of it.

Federal Escape Triathlon Bike Course:

The bike course is multiple loops.  Two for the sprint bike and four for the Olympic bike course.  The directions are as follows:  Exit the park turning right on to Military Rd S. Turn right on 372nd St. Meander to 28th Ave S and go right. Veers naturally into 349th St to 344th – turn right. 344th merges naturally to 342nd back to Military Rd S – turn right. Take an immediate right onto 344th to 349th. Go left on 349th to Military Rd, then turn right and continue back to park entrance.  If you are done with your laps enter back into the park.  Otherwise repeat the above directions.  The map to the right shows the ingress & egress of the bike route for the park area.

A Message to Aquabike Participants: The Aquabike participants will finish their bike section, enter the transition area and rack their bikes, at which point they will have their official end time.  However for purposes of recognition, you will finish by exiting through the run out in the transition area, take a sharp right and head through the finish arch.

Some facts about the bike course:

  • One bike lap is 5.83 Miles.
  • Olympic course is 4 Loops (23.54 Miles)
  • Sprint course is 2 Loops (11.88 Miles)

Click Here to View Interactive Map for Federal Escape Bike Course

NOTE: Click on the image to the right to see a full screen zoom of it.

Federal Escape Triathlon Run Course:

Triathletes will be guided onto a marked course within the park leading to the park exit, turning right on to Military Rd S. Turning right also on to 372nd continuing to 32nd. Follow 32nd to 360th and go right eventually running into Military Rd – go right back to the park re-entering the park through the overflow parking entrance.  If you are doing the Olympic distance triathlon you will repeat the same course one more time.  The map to the right shows the ingress & egress of the bike route for the park area.

Some facts about the run course:

  • One run lap is 3.14 Miles.
  • Olympic course is 2 Loops (6.28 Miles)
  • Sprint course is 1 Loops (3.14 Miles)

Click Here to View Interactive Map for Federal Escape Run Course

NOTE: Click on the image to the right to see a full screen zoom of it.

Hammer Aid Station Info:

There will be 4 (four) aid stations on the course.  All will have Water, Heed drink some type of nutrition:

  • Swim To Bike Station: At the swim entrance / run exit of Transition Area.
  • Half Way Mark for Run Loop Bike Aid Station: At the 1.5 mile mark of the run loop.
  • Three Mile Mark for Run Loop: Same as the Swim To Bike Station Above.
  • Bike Aid Station: Bowley St. & Lincoln Blvd. Intersection.

Kid’s & Youth Triathlon Information:

The Splash and Dash for Kids will not be chip timed. Kids will receive their overall time required to finish the event (no transition times). The course for the Splash and Dash for Kids consists of a Splash (optional swim) and Run and will be contained entirely within the park. The Splash and Dash for Kids is for kids ages 6 or less.

The Tri for Kids will not be chip timed. Kids will receive their overall time required to finish the event (no transition times). The course for the Tri for Kids consists of a Swim, Bike & Run and will be contained entirely within the park with the exception of a very short stretch of the bike course that will be on Military road. This portion will be secured by volunteers, cones and police monitored traffic control. The Kids Tri will be divided into two age groups of 7 to 10 and 11 to 14 years old. The 7 to 10 and 11 to 14 age divisions are required to wear a helmet while biking and will be required to ride bikes that DO NOT have slick road tires due to portions of the bike being on gravel.

Please note that the map below is an approximation and that it is not actual for the kids events. To see details for the kids events please click the links below the map.

Kid’s & Youth Transition Area:

The Kid’s & Youth triathlon will utilize the same transition area as the adult triathlon.  More information can be found earlier on this page in the transition area for the adult triathlon.

Kid’s & Youth Swim Course:

  • Splash & Dash – Age 6 or less – 25 Yards
  • Tri for Kids – Age 7 to 10 – 100 Yards
  • Youth Tri – Age 11 to 14 – 200 Yards

Click Here to View Interactive Map for the Splash and Dash Federal Escape Swim Course.

Click Here to View Interactive Map for the Federal Escape Kid’s & Youth Tri Swim Course.

Kid’s & Youth Bike Course:

  • Splash & Dash – Age 6 or less – N/A
  • Tri For Kids – Age 7 to 10 – .5 Miles
  • Youth Tri – Age 11 to 14 – 1 Miles

* Note: The bike course is primarily within the park, partially on a gravel path and partially on pavement. There is a short section on Military Rd. which will be secured by volunteers, cones and police. Kid’s bikes with road slicks on them will not be allowed for this race due to the gravel path that is part of the course.

Click Here to View Interactive Map for the Federal Escape Kid’s & Youth Tri Bike Course.

Kid’s & Youth Run Course:

  • Splash & Dash – Age 6 or less – .05 Miles
  • Tri For Kids – Age 7 to 10 – .25 Mile Loop
  • Youth Tri – Age 11 to 14 – .5 Mile Loop

* Note: The run course is entirely within the park, partially on a gravel path and partially on pavement.

Click Here to View Interactive Map for the Splash and Dash Federal Escape Run Course.

Click Here to View Interactive Map for the Federal Escape Kid’s & Youth Tri Run Course.

The Aquabike participants will finish their bike section, enter the transition area and rack their bikes

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