2014 Lake Guntersville Olympic Triathlon
There are few triathlon races which offer such scenic courses throughout the event. This Olympic distance race starts along the sandy beach of Lake Guntersville State Park and continues to offer unique vistas throughout the event. Athletes will swim, bike and run in and around Lake Guntersville State Park. Come challenge yourself and enjoy an early season race that offers the very best in triathlon racing.
SWIM COURSE: 1500 Meter Swim
The swim course will start at the beach at Lake Guntersville state Park. Athletes will start in wave starts from the docks and will swim parallel to the shore keeping the boueys to their left. The swim course will be triagular in shape. Athletes will turn left once they swim past the large green bouey. After the second turn, athletes will return to the docks keeping the boueys again on their left, and exit the water at the beach.
THe water temperatures in this location will be in the upper 60's to low 70's for the race and this will most certainly be a WETSUIT LEGAL swim event.
BIKE COURSE: 24 Mile Bike
The Lake Guntersville Olympic Triathlon will have a 24 mile bike course which begins with a three mile rolling ride within the State Park. After exiting the State Park, athletes will then find a flat, fast and shaded course for the next 18 miles, before returning to the State Park. After the bike, athletes will return to transition adjacent to the beach. The bike course will be monitored by State Park Rangers with the State Park and there will be a number of safety personnel to assist bikers along the route.
RUN COURSE: 6.2 Mile Run
The Lake Guntersville Olympic Triathlon will have a 6.2 mile run course which begins with a 1.7 mile gently rolling run along the paved road of the State Park. Then, runners will exit the paved road and enter onto the gravel
roads for near 3 mile rolling but shaded loop before returning to the paved
road and running back to the FINISHLINE!!!
• Guntersville, Alabama is one of the most
desirable towns in America offering citizens and newcomers a warm and friendly
community with an excellent quality of life, a superb school system, a thriving
arts community, numerous recreational opportunities and excellent shopping and
• Guntersville has been featured in Where to
Retire magazine; named the Best Lake in Alabama by Southern
Living; Relocate America featured Guntersville in their list of
the 100 Best Places to Live in America; and Field & Stream named
Guntersville as one of the Top 10 Fishing Towns in America.
• Guntersville is located on the southernmost
point of the Tennessee River and offers a convenient, dynamic, affordable and
friendly place to live.
• Guntersville invites you to share in the life of this
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• Guntersville, AL 35976
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LOCAL POINTS OF INTEREST
Come and discover Marshall County.
Marshall County, Alabama is located in the northeast portion of the great state of Alabama. Marshall County is located 45 miles southeast of Huntsville and 65 miles northeast of Birmingham. Marshall County includes Albertville, Arab, Boaz, Guntersville and the growing town of Grant, home to Cathedral Caverns State Park. Each city has its own patchwork of attractions, historical sites and festivals.
Sail into a private cove nestled in the 949 miles of scenic shoreline. Here you can catch a glimpse of our national jewel - the bald eagle, the Lake Guntersville State Park Resort offers an Eagle Watch Program during the month of January. Or take home precious goods from designer clothes to antiques in Boaz, one of America’s top outlet malls. Or battle a silvery, award winning bass out of Lake Guntersville, considered by the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society to be one of America’s finest sport fishing lake. Or you can hike the Appalachian foothills to a primitive campground and take in a gold-streaked sunset.
Rich emerald colored trees border the lush land throughout the county - turning ruby and topaz in the fall. Find your treasure hideout as you walk the old Indian Lick Skillet trail. Hide away from phones and faxes while hiking the 33.5 miles of trails that take you through the majestic sites of the Appalachian foothills.
Pearly white columned buildings preserve the charm of the old south, such as the Historic Complex which houses the Old Hunt School, Country Store and the Elvin Light Museum in Arab. Nearby, the Albertville Depot strings together replicas of the iron horse.
Feast on fancy delights, rich enough for a king. Indulge in exotic local fare like the Poke Salat Festival in Arab. Celebrate adventure at one of the many festivals like the Freedom Festival on July 4th in Albertville, the winter Parade of Lights on Lake Guntersville and the fall Harvest Festival the first weekend of October in Boaz.
Whatever treasures you choose in Marshall County, the memories are sure to be golden. Your keys to unlock the treasures of Marshall County are waiting. Come and discover Marshall County.
2013 Results at: amatteroftiming.com or lakeguntersvilleolympicdistancetriathlon.com
2012 Results at: TriFind or lakeguntersvilleolympicdistancetriathlon.com
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