Pumpkinman Triathlon

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The weekend before Halloween, participate in the scariest race of the season, PUMPKINMAN! This point-to-point race kicks off at Lake Mead and finishes at Wilbur Square in Boulder City. You'll work hard on the uphill bike leg, but will be rewarded with an incredible view once you reach the top. The final leg of the race will take you on a paved run course in historic Boulder City, finishing at Boulder City's local park, Wilbur Square.
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Olympic Triathlon, Aquabike and Sprint Triathlon
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Sat, Oct 28, 2023
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Boulder City, United States
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Location
Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 10 Lakeshore Rd, Boulder City, NV 89005, USA
Start times
Saturday, Oct 28, 2023
Olympic Triathlon: 7:00 AMAquabike: 7:00 AMSprint Triathlon: 7:20 AM
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Pumpkinman Triathlon
Sprint Triathlon
Swim
750m
Bike
12.4mi
Running
3.1mi
Olympic Triathlon
Swim
1.5km
Bike
24.8mi
Running
6.2mi
Aquabike
Swim
1.5km
Bike
24.8mi
Route information
Swim Course
Sprint 750m (0.47mi) - Olympic 1500m (0.93mi)
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.
Aquabike Athletes: Complete the Olympic swim and Olympic bike. After finishing the bike, continue under the Run Start arch. Run for 0.1mi to the finish line to complete your race.
Bike Course
Sprint 12.4mi - Olympic 24.8mi
This course is OPEN TO TRAFFIC. Please follow all staff, marshal and law enforcement directions.
Sprint athletes will exit transition and make a right-hand turn on Lakeshore Dr. After about 2 miles, Sprint athletes will turn around at the designated spot on Lakeshore (mile marker 2.51 mi), then return the way they came, but continuing about 2.5 miles PAST BOULDER BEACH, athletes will make a left turn onto the Historic Railroad Trailhead, follow the Marshal directions onto the sidewalk and turn right onto the River Mountain Loop Trail. A steady 4.3% climb for a little over 5.6 miles will lead you to a left hand turn onto Nevada Wy, then a 6% climb for about a mile and ahhhh… you reach the home stretch and a brief chance to coast. The left hand turn into transition is sharp and on a down hill. Please watch your speed to avoid injury. Sprint athletes will benefit from one aid station at about mile 6.4.
Olympic athletes will exit transition and make a right-hand turn on Lakeshore Dr. After about 8.2 miles, Olympic athletes will turn around at the designated spot on Lakeshore (mile marker 8.74 mi), then return the way they came, but continuing about 2.5 miles past Boulder Beach, athletes will make a left turn onto the Historic Railroad Trailhead, follow the Marshal directions onto the sidewalk and turn right onto the River Mountain Loop Trail. A steady 4.3% climb for a little over 5.6 miles will lead you to a left hand turn onto Nevada Wy, then a 6% climb for about a mile and ahhhh… you reach the home stretch and a brief chance to coast. The left hand turn into transition is sharp and on a down-hill. Please watch your speed to avoid injury. Olympic athletes will benefit from one aid station at or near mile 19.

Bike Aid Stations
There will be 1 aid station on the Sprint course and 2 aid stations on the Olympic 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.​
Run Course
Sprint 5K (3.1mi) - Olympic 10K (6.2mi)
The run course will take you out the opposite end of T2 where you will make a right hand turn on Utah St. A left on Wyoming, then a right on River Mountain Trail Rd will bring you to the 1 mile mark and your first aid station. A short distance more before a right on Adams then about 1/4 of a mile to the turnaround, where you will pass that same aid station and return the way you came to finish strong!

Run Aid Stations
There will be aid stations approximately every mile. 5K course will have 3 opportunities to fuel up, while the 10K course will have 6 opportunities. Hammer Heed, Hammer Gels and water will be offered at all run aid stations.
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What's included
Race Shirt
Finisher Medal
Digital Goodie Bag
RaceResults™ Timing
Scenic course experience
Supported aid stations
Top 3 overall and division awards
Food & Music at the Finish
Experienced race staff
Discount at Hoover Dam Lodge
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How to get there
Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 10 Lakeshore Rd, Boulder City, NV 89005, USA
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Race Day Parking
National Park Entry
Athlete should be prepared to show their national park pass at the gate, or pay the Lake Mead NRA entry fee.
Boulder Beach Parking
Once you enter the park entrance gate, take Lakeshore Dr. to Boulder Beach/Special Events Beach. Parking attendants will guide you into the event parking area.
​Wilbur Square Parking
Street parking and public parking lots are available for spectator and athlete parking at Wilbur Square.
Shuttle Service back to Boulder Beach
Shuttles will transport triathlete finishers from Wilbur Square back to Boulder Beach beginning at 9:30a. Shuttle will be scheduled to pick-up every 20-25 minutes.. Shuttle will run until the course is closed.
Event day logistics
Location
Swim Start/Transition 1: Boulder Beach, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Run Start/Transition 2/Finish Line: Wilbur Square, 999 Colorado St. Boulder City, NV 89005
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