Large bright buoys will guide you through a safe and professionally monitored swim course, followed by a challenging bike course though the hilly landscape of the desert, finishing with a run along the historic River Mountain Loop trail. The Las Vegas Strip is also right down the road, in case you are ready for a top-notch after-party experience.
How to enter the Las Vegas Triathlon
- Triathlon: Swim 1.9km, Bike 90km, Run 21km
- Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km, Run 10km
- Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km, Run 5km
Las Vegas Triathlon routes
Sprint 750m (0.47mi) - Olympic 1500m (0.93mi) - Long Course 1.2mi
This counter-clockwise rectangular course starts and finishes at the south boat ramp of Boulder Beach. Kayaks, sea doos, boats, and lifeguards will be in the water to support all athletes. If you need a rest while in the water, waive your arms or simply swim to the nearest kayak. You can hold on to any vessel without penalty as long as there is no forward propulsion. If you need to cut your swim short for any reason, let the water support team member know, and they will bring you in to shore.
Sprint 12.4mi - Olympic 24.8mi - Long Course 48.4mi
This course is OPEN TO TRAFFIC. Please follow all staff, marshal and law enforcement directions.
All cyclists will be allowed to mount the bike at the Bike Mount Sign a few feet from the Bike Start Arch at the top of transition. Once the bike portion of their race has begun, there will be limited access to the race venue parking entrance/exit. Cyclists begin by making your way up the North Access Rd, make a right turn on Lakeshore Dr. After 5.5 miles, you will reach the Sprint turnaround. Sprint athletes will turnaround and head back to transition, while Olympic athletes will continue straight at the intersection of Northshore Dr and Lakeshore Dr. After the turnaround point, Olympic athletes will turn right and continue on Northshore Dr for 2.4 miles to the Olympic turnaround. Olympic athletes will head back to transition.
Long Course athletes will complete 2 loops on this course. The second loop turnaround will be located at the intersection of Lakeshore Rd and the South Access Rd.
Bike Aid Stations
There will be 1 aid station on the Sprint course, 2 aid stations on the Olympic, and 4 on the Long Course. There will be lemon-lime Gatorade Endurance Formula, Hammer Gels and bottled water available at bike aid stations. Please follow all staff, marshal and law enforcement directions.
Sprint 5K (3.1mi) - Olympic 10K (6.2mi) - Long Course 12.4mi
The run is an out-and-back course through the sage with beautiful views of Lake Mead. For all runners, approximately 2.4 miles of the run will be on a dirt road. The rest will be on concrete.
Runners will begin under the Run Start Arch at the end of transition that is closest to the water. Triathletes will exit transition and turn right and run along Boulder Beach on a groomed dirt road through the Sage for approximately 1.2 miles in both direction. Sprint triathletes and duathletes will turn around at mile marker 1.55 miles on South Access Road. Olympic triathletes will continue by running south on the River Mountain Loop Trail until they reach the turnaround at mile marker 3.1. Long course athletes will continue All athletes will turnaround and run back the way they came all the way to the finish.
Long course athletes will complete 2 loops during their 2nd run portion.
Run Aid Stations
There will be aid stations approximately every mile. 5K course will have 3 opportunities to fuel up, 10K will have 6 opportunities and 12.4 course will have 12 opportunities. Hammer Heed, Hammer Gels and water will be offered at all run aid stations.
Las Vegas Triathlon weather forecast
Clear throughout the day.
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