Information on the race course and answers to popular questions pertitent to residents and the community are below.
Course Maps-The links below can be used to view the course maps so you are familiar with the route and timeframes roads will be used by bikes and runners
- Interactive maps. Use these to zoom in for details on the routes
- PDF maps with estimated timeframes are Here
- Will roads be closed?
NO-roads will not be closed. But please use caution anywhere along the route.
- How many bicycles and runners will there be?
We are expecting 100-120 participants this year.
- What about Stop Signs?
We are coordinating to staff intersections that have stop signs with police officers and authorized traffic control personnel. You may be requried to stop as a cyclist passes even if you have the right of way. Delays should be minimal as cyclists should be widely spaced out along the 58 mile course.
- How do I know if my house is on the course?
See the attached map. Also, watch for "Caution" signs on race day.
- How long will this all take?
Bicycles will be on the course from 7am until about noon. The run course will be in use from 8:15am until 2:30pm.
- Where does the race end?
Dairyland Park - right at the Dairyland Festival!
- Will there be bikes all over the road?
No. Triathlon rules require that athletes ride to the right side of the roadway unless passing another cyclist. It is illegal for cyclists to ride in a 'pack' without getting a penalty. Most of the course is designed to have one-way bike traffic (bikes only on one side of the road). There is a 1 and a half stretch on Center Rd between Sheffler Rd and Carstens Lake Rd that will have bicycles on both sides of the road.
- Do I have to stay home? Can I leave my house?
No one is prohibited from leaving their home. We do ask that you use extra caution when exiting or entering driveways, passing, or making turns. If possible, take an alternate route to your destination to minimize congestion and delays. The busiest time on the bike course will be between 8am and noon. The run course will be in use from 8:15am until 2:30pm.
- Can I fish at Hika Park Saturday morning (8/4/2012)?
Yes. The swim will be off of Hika Park. Swimmers will be in the swater from 6:30am until 8:15am.
The south side of the pier will be available for boating operations. Note, you will need to proceed around the southern end of the swim course and away from swimmers. Boat parking will be somewhat limited at Hika Park, but overflow can park at the Village's maintanence facility to the north of the creek.
- Can I help?
Yes! You can volunteer (email Triguy@ameritech.net or call 847-359-7374) to get a job on the coiurse. We also invite you to cheer the athletes on from the comfort of your porch or driveway. If you are along the run course, feel free to put a hose out to cool off the runners.
- How will the course be marked?
Left/right Turn Arrow signs will mark turns; straight up arrows will tell the athletes to proceed ahead. "Caution Race In Progress" signs will be posted along the course.