Pigman Long Course and Olympic Triathlon
|Sunday, August 19, 2012
Pleasant Creek Recreation Area - 12 mile NW of Cedar Rapids
4530 McClintock Road
Palo, Iowa 52324
Event Organizer Website
Long Course - 1.2M Swim, 56M Bike, 13.1M Run and Olympic Distance - 1.5K Swim, 40K Bike. 10K Run
$4,950 Total. For the Pigman Long, the top 8 male and female finishers and the top club will race for a piece of the prize purse
Win your age group and also win a free entry into next year's Pigman Long Course and Olympic Triathlon.
Lots of give-a-ways worth thousands of dollars will be given out. A Quintanaroo Wetsuit, a Kurt's Kinetic indoor trainer and much more. Thanks to these sponsors and Gear West Bike and Triathlon.
Clubs and Organizations
The Pigman Long Course will offer awards to the fastest club or organization. Top club will win $250.
Race Site Location & Directions
Pleasant Creek State Park is located 12 miles northwest of Cedar Rapids in eastern Iowa. To reach the park: From I-380 take exit #24 (Blairs Ferry Road) and head west to Palo (approximately six miles), turn north on County road W36 and follow signs. Closest airport to the park is the Eastern Iowa Airport. It is located about 30 minutes from the race site.
Wave starts begin at 7:30 a.m. sharp. The course is will be a triangular shaped swim from Pleasant Creek State Park swimming beach. Boats and safety personnel will be on the lake at all times. Wet suits will be allowed as per USA Triathlon rules.
Our challenging out and back 56 mile bike for the Long Course will take you through Iowa's scenic countryside. The Olympic distance 24. 85 mile bike will share the same course with a different turn around point. No drafting allowed; marshals will patrol the entire course. Five bottle exchange stations will be located along the course for the Long and two for the Olympic. Water and HEED will be available.
The 13.1 mile Long Course run is an out and back course on a country road with small rolling hills. The Olympic distance 6.2 mile run will share the same course with a different turn around point. Little protection from the sun is provided on this course. Aid stations will be located each mile along the course. Water, HEED, ice, fruit and cookies will be available.
Member of Heart of America Triathlon Series and the Midwest Multi-sport Series.