Sprint Triathlon

Sprint Triathlon:  400 yard swim, 13 mile bike, 2 mile run.  Individuals Only.

2020 Championship Recognitons (State of Arkansas Age Group and State of Arkansas High School):

  1. Age-Group Arkansas State Championships
  2. Arkansas High School State Championships - see link
  • All competitors are REQUIRED to have a Current USA Triathlon license or purchase a USAT license in order to compete.  
  • Adults are one-day ($15) or annual ($50), youth ages 17 and under are required to have an annual license ($10).  There are no one day licenses for youth.
  • Racing age is calculated as of Dec 31 of the current year.  Please CONFIRM RACING AGE with Registration Volunteers.
  • Lake Weddington Recreation will open at 6 am on race day and there is no charge to enter.  Prior to the race, the park entrance fee is $5 (subject to change).
  • Lake Weddington Recreation area is 13 miles from Fayetteville.  Use 15689 Lake Weddington Entry Road, Fayetteville, AR 72704 to obtain directions.  Hwy 16 to the race site has several sharp curves.  Most areas are posted 45 mph.  Please allow extra drive time!!
  • NO PARKING ON HWY 16
  • Pets MAY be allowed in park or in restricted areas of park - check US Forest Service and Lake Wedington rules prior to event for current regulations.
  • Event will be held Rain or Shine
  • Courses are marked, but it's the racer's responsiblity to know the courses
  • Water, Gatorage, organes and bananas will be available as each racer finishes
  • Neutral Bike Service will be provided before the race and at Mandatory Bike Check in at Transition on Sunday by Lewis and Clark Outfitters.
  • Wetsuits will be allowed according to USAT rules.  Announcements on current water conditions will be made before the race.
  • All USA Triathlon Rules and Regulations in effect.

Most Commonly Violated Rules 
Note from Head Referee

Sprint Swim Course (400 yards) 
The swim will take place in Lake Wedington. The course is a point to point in the shape of a rectangle. Buoys will be on the right. The average water temperature in early June can range from 75 to 85 degrees.

Transition:  A single transition area. The transition from swim to bike will include a 200 meter slightly uphill run. 

Sprint Bike Course  (13 miles) 
The bike course is a local favorite of both triathletes and cyclists. The course is on newly paved roads with a rolling terrain.  Strava Link - https://www.strava.com/routes/19189068

Sprint Run Course (2 miles) 
The run is a rolling, partially shaded, two-loop course on paved roads completely inside the park which provides great spectator viewing. The sprint course does not go up the famous hill, with many non-printable names!  You will turn around near the base of the hill.  Be sure to watch for the sign.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING 

  • Lake Wedington Recreation area is 13 miles from Fayetteville.  Use 15689 Lake Weddington Entry Road, Fayetteville, AR 72704 to obtain directions.  Hwy 16 to the race site has several sharp curves.  Most areas are posted 45 mph.  Please allow extra drive time!
  • NO PARKING ON HWY 16 HIGHWAY. YOUR CAR WILL BE TOWED!
  • If you park inside the main park you will not be permitted to leave until the last competitor has finished.
  • Parking is available approximately 1,000 feet east of the main park entrance if you need to leave before
  • the race is officially over
  • Racers & Spectators will not be charged to enter the park on race day only.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON RACEDAY WORKSHOP
Satuday, June 6 at Lewis & Clark Outfitters from 4 - 5 pm.  Experienced triathletes will discuss race-day preparation, nutrition, key do's and don'ts.  A USA Triathlon official will also be on hand to address USAT rules and regulations.  Bring your questions!

SCHEDULE (sprint only):

  • 6:00 am - park opens – NO EARLIER
  • 6:00 am - transition area opens
  • 6:00 am - packet pickup begins
  • 7:30 am - mandatory pre-race meeting with USAT official
  • 7:40 am - Prayer and National Anthem
  • 7:45 am - final access to transition area
  • 7:55 am - transition area closes to all competitors
  • 8:55 am –first swim wave staging begins – Sprint only
  • 9:00 am - first wave (Sprint) – males 39 & under
  • 9:01 am - Duathlon start
  • 9:05 am - second wave (Sprint) – males 40 & over
  • 9:10 am - third wave (Sprint) - juniors and all individual females
  • 9:30 am - food will be served
  • 11:00 am - giveaway prizes (all participants will be in the drawing)
  • 11:30 am - awards

TIME LIMIT:  Swim – 1 hour; Bike – 2 hours; Run – 1 hour

MINIMUM AGE:  12 years - NO exceptions

MAPS - PRINTABLE
Sprint Swim / Run Map
Sprint Bike Map
Transition Map

AWARDS AND CATEGORIES
Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each male and female age category except Masters. 

  • Overall (Male & Female): Top three
  • Juniors (Male & Female): 12-14, 15-19
  • Adults (Male & Female): Five-year increments starting at 20-24
  • Masters 40-49 (Male and Female): First-place only
  • Grand Masters 50+ (Male and Female): First-place only

Door Prizes, Race Goodies

  • Degree Deodorant brands providing great items for all our athletes!
  • Door prizes will include gift certificates and tons of bike gear.
  • Post race meal will be provided by TBA to athletes following the race.  There are options at the park for friends and family to purchase food.
  • Lots of sponsors’ products and services will be in the goody bag for each participant.