After your swim in majestic Wawayanda Lake and quick change in transition, you will head out on the extended 18.6 miles Mountain Bike course. We’ve remixed the renowned “Beast of the East” Way Over Yonder MTB course with a combination of new rock gardens to play in, fire roads to break things up and reversed some of our favorite technical trails.
Don’t be fooled by the modest 1775 feet elevation gain – there’s plenty of rocky punchy climbs that you’ll need to power through. Mountain Bike course aid stations will be at mile 6 and 13 will be well stocked with Gatorade, Water, GU energy gels & Clif Bars.
Be aware there are two spots where the Championship course goes left and the Sprint course splits off right. One is shortly after the mile 6 aid station and the other just after mile 15. Course will be extremely well marked – just make sure to follow the BLUE arrows and not any of the GREEN ones for the Mountain Bike Course.
After finishing Mountain Biking, head out of transition following Red Arrows for the 6.5 miles Trail Run. The run course features amazing views as it encircles Wawayanda Lake. The course is a series of rolling hills with no killer climb, but plenty of rocky goodness and water crossings to keep racers sharp. Trail run aid station at 3.5 mile mark and will be stocked same as the one on the mountain bike course. From the final fire road you’ll head into the finisher chute and take with you a special sense of accomplishment that comes with completing one tough course and qualify to represent the USA in the ITU World Championship. Post-race check out our vendor expo and enjoy plenty of food and festivities.