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Lake Freebird Triathlon
June 24, 2018 - June 25, 2018
Lake Freebird TriathlonWebsite
Distance: Swim 660 Meters, Bike 14 Miles, Run 3.1 Miles
Distance: Bike 14 Miles, Run 3.1 Miles
Distance: Swim 300 Meters, Bike 10 Miles, Run 1.3 Miles
Race Date:Sunday, June 24, 2018
Start Time:8 a.m.
Entry Fee:varies by date of entry $35 – $70
Location:Mountain Grove, Missouri
Address:1800 W. 13th
City/State/Zip:Mountain Grove, Missouri 65711
The 19th Annual Lake Freebird Triathlon is set in the scenic Ozark on a private lake. The swim and run portion is here and the bike portion includes some challenging hills and lots of beautiful scenery.
You will swim in a triangle. You will swim along the shoreline to the first buoy passing the two docks. You will turn right at the first buoy and swim across the lake to the second large orange buoy. You will again turn right and proceed to the boat ramp to exit to the transition area.
You will swim along the shore to the first large buoy but instead of crossing the lake to the second orange buoy you will turn and return to the boat ramp to exit to the transition area.
You will exit the transition area down a sharp hill turning right onto 13th Street. You will stay on 13th Street to the first stop sign. At the stop sign you will turn right onto Busch Street.
Due to safety concerns we do not travel on Business 60 but cross Business 60, where there will be Police traffic control. You will cross Business 60 and proceed on Busch to the first street that turns right which is First Street. First Street parallels Business 60. There are two sharp hills with the second of these hills having very rough patches of asphalt on the right-hand side of the road. Use caution.
First Street then curves back around into Business 60 at about 2.5 miles. You will then turn left and cross-over Business 60 on the overpass. You will take the very first right which is Coke Road. This will be at approximately mile 3.
You will then stay on Coke Road for the next 4 miles. Coke Road twists and winds through the country but the roads going off of Coke are gravel. There will be volunteers all along the bike route. You will turn around at mile 7 going back the exact way that you came. Please remember the bad hill by the golf course although the broken asphalt will now be in the left lane.
You will follow the exact course as the Regular Tri except you will turn around 2 miles earlier. There will be individuals stationed at mile 5 to turn you around. The total distance for the Beginners Triathlon on the bike is 10 miles.
At the transition from the bike you will go directly over the dam making a complete loop around the lake and passing the transition area, exiting the property at the same point on 13th Street that you did on the bike. You will then stay on 13th Street to the same stop sign were you turned right on the bike. At the Doctors Clinic were you parked you will turn right and run down the sharp hill back to the lake. At the bottom of the hill you will then proceed straight to the far side of the lake. Running around the far side of the lake you will finish by coming in the opposite direction across the dam to where you started. The finish line is there at the transition area.
You will do one loop around the lake and will not exit the property.