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July 27, 2024

Mountain Lakes Triathlon

Guntersville, AL
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Sprint | Olympic
Swim
Lake
Bike
Flat
Run
Flat
Avg. Temp
80°F
Avg. Water
84°F
Mountain Lakes Triathlon

Flat, Fast & Fun!

Welcome to the 37th Annual Mountain Lakes Triathlon! Get ready to test your limits and enjoy a race that's as scenic as they come.

🏊 Swim Serenity: Begin with a swim in the tranquil, shallow waters of Lake Guntersville, setting the pace for the day.

🚴‍♂️ Cycling Beauty: Transition to the bike and circle the lake on a flat loop course, enjoying the stunning vistas.

🏃 Lakeside Run: Run along a lakeside greenway, ideal for pushing through the final leg of the triathlon.

🎉 Celebrate Together: Crossing the finish line marks the start of celebrations with a pool party, local food, and a community that honors every participant's achievement.

Whether you're here to compete or to complete, Guntersville's charm and the camaraderie of fellow athletes will make this event a highlight of your racing calendar. Ready for the challenge? Join us at one of the country's longest-running triathlons, the Mountain Lakes Triathlon.
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Event Location
1500 Sunset Dr, Guntersville, AL 35976
The race staging is at the Guntersville Parks and Recreation Center with transition in the Senior Center parking area.

Course Maps

Swim Course

Sprint: 600yd
Olympic: 1,200yd
Swim Course Map
Swim Course Info

The swim will be conducted in a time-trial fashion. Race numbers are assigned by estimated swim time. A racer will enter the water approximately every 3 seconds. Course buoys are placed to keep racers to stay on course.

Register by the Wednesday night before the race to get a spot in the swim order. All registrants after that time will have the upper numbers and starting at the rear.
Determining Swim Time
Pace Chart
Use US Masters Swimming pace chart as needed.
Wetsuit Rules
USAT Article 4:4
Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wet suit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit.

When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wet suit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards.

Bike Course

Sprint: 16.2mi
Olympic: 32.4mi
Bike Course Map
Bike Course Info
Map My Ride
The race transition area is organized based on your assigned race number.  

Each bike rack ROW is also marked with a sign to help you find your row as you complete your swim-to-bike and bike-to-run transitions.

The bike course is a mix of residential and rural roads, with fun flat sections and a few small rollers.

Olympic racers complete two loops.

For both distances, there will be a BIKE MOUNT / DISMOUNT LINE. You will walk your bike from your space on the transition bike rack to the BIKE MOUNT line to begin the bike segment. At the finish of your bike segment, you will DISMOUNT at the same line and walk your bike back to your space on the transition bike rack.

Run Course

Sprint: 3 mile
Olympic: 6 mile
Run Course Map
Run Course Info
Map My Run
The run course is on a paved running trail that winds along Lake Guntersville.

This is one flat and fast beauty of a run course!

Please stay to your left on the running trail throughout the course to reduce congestion.

Sprint racers complete one out-and-back loop while Olympic racers complete two loops.

Ways You Can Race

TRIATHLON
TRIATHLON

Swim, Bike, and Run. Test yourself against the full course.

SWIM-BIKE
SWIM-BIKE

Running too tough on the knees or just not what you're into? No worries, compete in just the Swim and Bike.

BIKE-RUN
BIKE-RUN

Water not your thing? Skip the swim and compete in only the Bike and Run.

RELAY
RELAY

Tri Together! Race with your friends or family in either 2 or 3 person relay teams.

Event Schedule

FRIDAY
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Registration & packet pick-up

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm:
Bike Check-In: Encouraged but not Mandatory

4:30 pm:
Race Overview followed by Q&A

5:30 pm: Kids Splash & Dash
SATURDAY
5:30 am - 6:30 am: Registration & Packet Pick Up

6:45 am: Transition Closes. Bikes must be in the transition area

7:00 am:
Olympic Swim Start

7:30 am: Sprint Swim Start

9:30 am:
Estimated time for Sprint Distance Awards

10:30 am: Estimated time for Olympic Distance Awards

11:30 am: All participants must be finished to guarantee police and volunteer support*

Bikes may be removed from the transition area after the last biker has returned, or at the discretion of the transition area staff.

*Upon finishing the bike, please ensure you can finish the run by 11:30am.

Additional Resources

ResultsPhotos
Overall Awards

Top 3 Overall: Male, Female & Non-binary

Top 3 Clydesdale & Athena: Age 39 & Under

Top 3 Clydesdale Age: 40-59 & 60+

Top 3 Athena Age: 40-54 & 55+

Top 3 Bike-Run: Male & Female

Top 3 Aquabike: Male & Female

Top 3 Overall 2&3 Person Relay Teams

1st Overall Masters (40-49): Male & Female

1st Overall Grand Masters (50+):
Male & Female

1st Overall Paratriathlete
(Based on classification

Age Group Awards

Sprint Distance Triathlon:
13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Olympic Distance Triathlon:
Same as above starting at 15-19

Club | Team Competition: Clubs, teams, collegiate programs & coaching groups

Individual (Age Group): Open for all age group men and women

Aquabike: Swim and Bike Only

Bike-Run:
Bike and Run Only

Paratriathlete: Physically Challenged Division*

Clydesdale: 220+ pound men

Athena: 165+ pound ladies

2 & 3 Person Relay Teams

*PARATRIATHLETE: Please contact us if you register as a paratriathlete. We want to ensure the racer has a complete understanding of the course, as well as, ensure the race staff has a complete understanding of any special circumstances for the racer.

Guntersville is a beautiful lakeside community nestled in north central Alabama just south of Huntsville, and a short drive from Birmingham and Chattanooga. Learn about all the fun things you can enjoy in this region by visiting our friends at Marshall County Tourism & Sports.

Where to Stay

Book your stay with Hampton Inn Guntersville, just a short drive from the race site.

CLICK HERE to book by June 25th to enjoy the special race discount.

For additional options, visit Marshall County Tourism & Sports.

USAT Competitive Rules will be properly enforced. The Competitive Rules are intended to provide for the orderly and consistent administration of events sanctioned by USA Triathlon and are not designed to establish standards of care for the safety of participants or other persons.

Every participant, official, volunteer, and spectator should consider all safety issues and make related decisions prudently without reliance upon the Competitive Rules.

Wetsuits may be worn and considered legal by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78°F. When the water temperature is greater than 78°F, but less than 84°F, age group participants may wear a wetsuit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards.

Age group participants shall not wear wet suits in water temperatures equal to or greater than 84°F.

We use timing chips on disposable self-adhesive ankle bands, body marking or temporary race number tattoos, helmet numbers, bike frame numbers, wrist bands, and bib numbers to ensure we keep track of you during the race and provide you accurate results.

Wear the ankle band on your left ankle and attach your bike frame number to your bike before checking into the bike transition area.

· Photo ID Required.

· All racers, including relay team members, must pick up their own race packet.

· All racers will receive an envelope with a helmet number, bike frame number, bib number, and wrist band to be detached from the bib number and worn at all times.

· All racers will receive an electronic timing chip on a disposable self-adhesive ankle band.

· Be sure you still have your body marking or race bib number and the provided wrist band to retrieve your equipment from the race transition area.

· This area is controlled for your safety so we can insure only racers enter the area and take only their equipment.

· Racers will be allowed to retrieve their bikes after the last biker returns from the bike course or as soon as race staff feels like they can safely escort racers to their bike rack location without interfering with another participants race.

· There is an exit gate marked in transition - please look for this gate to retrieve your belongings - this gate is not typically the bike in / out or run out area, but a neutral location that allows those that finish early to remove items while others are still racing.

Individual
Triathlon | Swim-Bike | Bike-Run | Clydesdale | Athena | Paratriathlete
11/27/23 (Cyber Monday): $69
11/28/23 - 12/31/23: $89
01/01/24 - 05/02/24: $99
05/03/24 - 06/13/24: $119
06/14/24 - 07/24/24: $129
07/25/24 - Race Day: $159
2 Person Relay
1 person does 2 of each of the swim, bike, run segments.
11/27/23 (Cyber Monday): $99
11/28/23 - 12/31/23: $119
01/01/24 - 05/02/24: $129
05/03/24 - 06/13/24: $149
06/14/24 - 07/24/24: $159
07/25/24 - Race Day: $189
3 Person Relay
1 person does 1 of each of the swim, bike, run segments.
11/27/23 (Cyber Monday): $129
11/28/23 - 12/31/23: $149
01/01/24 - 05/02/24: $159
05/03/24 - 06/13/24: $179
06/14/24 - 07/24/24: $189
07/25/24 - Race Day: $229

Virtual Race Option: $79 Any Category | Any Distance

All events are sanctioned by USA Triathlon. When a race director sanctions with USAT, it is required for each participant to purchase either a one-day license or annual membership in order to participate in said event. A one-day USAT licenses for athletes 18 and older are $13 for Sprint/Super Sprint and $18 for Olympic/International distances. Additionally, relay members are $6 for any distance.

Athletes age 17 and younger can purchase an annual membership for $10 or enjoy unlimited racing until their 18th birthday for $25. Learn more about USAT youth programs HERE.

Annual USAT memberships are also available to those over the age of 18 in different packages. You can learn more about all USAT membership levels and benefits HERE.

Refund and Transfer Policies
Individual
Triathlon | Swim-Bike | Bike-Run | Clydesdale | Athena | Paratriathlete
11/27/23 (Cyber Monday): $99
11/28/23 - 12/31/23: $129
01/01/24 - 05/02/24: $139
05/03/24 - 06/13/24: $159
06/14/24 - 07/24/24: $169
07/25/24 - Race Day: $199
2 Person Relay
1 person does 2 of each of the swim, bike, run segments.
11/27/23 (Cyber Monday): $129
11/28/23 - 12/31/23: $159
01/01/24 - 05/02/24: $169
05/03/24 - 06/13/24: $189
06/14/24 - 07/24/24: $199
07/25/24 - Race Day: $229
3 Person Relay
1 person does 1 of each of the swim, bike, run segments.
11/27/23 (Cyber Monday): $159
11/28/23 - 12/31/23: $189
01/01/24 - 05/02/24: $199
05/03/24 - 06/13/24: $219
06/14/24 - 07/24/24: $229
07/25/24 - Race Day: $259

Virtual Race Option: $79 Any Category | Any Distance

All events are sanctioned by USA Triathlon. When a race director sanctions with USAT, it is required for each participant to purchase either a one-day license or annual membership in order to participate in said event. A one-day USAT licenses for athletes 18 and older are $13 for Sprint/Super Sprint and $18 for Olympic/International distances. Additionally, relay members are $6 for any distance.

Athletes age 17 and younger can purchase an annual membership for $10 or enjoy unlimited racing until their 18th birthday for $25. Learn more about USAT youth programs HERE.

Annual USAT memberships are also available to those over the age of 18 in different packages. You can learn more about all USAT membership levels and benefits HERE.

Refund and Transfer Policies

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Volunteer from set up through teardown for credit to a future Magic Sports event!

Volunteers are an essential part of race day! We wouldn't be able to put on this race without all of the hardworking volunteers. There are many volunteer options including Designated Last Place Finishers, Course Fueling Stations, Course Sentries, and more.

If you have a volunteer group that is interested in volunteering at this event, please contact us for more information.

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