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Course Information 2017-09-19T21:56:13+00:00

Overview

HalfMax triathlon is one of the most scenic and picturesque triathlons in the country. You cannot find a more perfect venue to host a multi-sport event than Innsbrook Resort.  The crystal clear Aspen Lake is certified as a cooperative sanctuary by Audubon International and does not allow motorized boats. The gently rolling road ways on the bike course are open to traffic but are rarely traveled. The run course contains rolling hills all within Innsbrook Resort which will offer a challenging but rewarding experience when you cross the finish line.

1M Run / 19M Bike / 3M Run

1st Leg Run Course Information:

  • Duathlon participants will start right next to the Run in/Run Out door for their first leg and do a simple out and back 1 Mile run. There will be a Duathlon Turn around Sign to show you where you turn around and head back to Bike In/Bike Out.

Bike Course Information:

  • The bike course is a loop that begins inside the resort, then heads onto primarily rolling open roads.
  • The bike course is open to traffic. Having said that, the course runs through a very rural part of the area, so vehicular traffic on race day will be minimal.
  • Road surfaces are very good. Arrows, signs and volunteers will help guide you.
  • Please remember it is your responsibility to know the bike course. There will be one bike aid station on the course.
  • Be prepared to carry all your fluid and food requirements.

(2nd Leg) Run Course:

  • The run course is a simple loop design on paved and packed gravel roads, staged entirely within Innsbrook Resort…local traffic only! Arrows, signs and volunteers will help you.
  • This is a hilly course, so please train accordingly.
  • Approximately 70% of the course will be on packed gravel roads. Plan accordingly if you plan to wear racing flats, lots of participants do. You should bring both pairs and judge for yourself once you arrive.
  • Aid stations will be located roughly every 1-1.5 miles.

BIKE COURSE ELEVATION

RUN COURSE ELEVATION

1.2M Swim / 54M Bike

AquaBike Swim Course = 1.2 Miles (2 Laps)

  • The swim is held in clean, calm Lake Aspen. Innsbrook’s no gas boats rule allows us to offer one of the most pristine swims in the sport.
  • One reason that this event has become so popular over the years is the lake itself. Aspen Lake is one of the finest lakes you will ever have the pleasure to swim in. Most mornings, the lake is so perfectly flat, you’d swear you were looking at a sheet of glass.
  • You will swim counter-clockwise, on a two-loop rectangular course.
  • The course is clearly marked with bouys, with the larger bouys at each turning point.
  • Participants exit the water on a sand beach and then must run/walk approximately 250 yards, generally uphill, to the transition area.
  • Wetsuits: The water temperature in June should be very close to the USAT threshold temperature of 78 degrees.
  • Most June races at Innsbrook have been wetsuit legal, but there are no guarantees, so come prepared.

AquaBike Bike Course = 54 Miles

  • The bike course is a loop that begins inside the resort, then heads onto primarily rolling open roads.
  • All participants will do 2 laps on the bike course.
  • The bike course is open to traffic. Having said that, the course runs through a very rural part of the area, so vehicular traffic on race day will be minimal.
  • Road surfaces are very good. Arrows, signs and volunteers will help guide you.
  • Please remember it is your responsibility to know the bike course.
  • There will be two bike aid stations on the course.

BIKE COURSE ELEVATION

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500 Yard Swim / 19M Bike / 3.1M Run

OctoMax Swim Course = 500 Yards

  • The swim is held in clean, calm Lake Aspen. Innsbrook’s no gas boats rule allows us to offer one of the most pristine swims in the sport.
  • One reason that this event has become so popular over the years is the lake itself. Aspen Lake is one of the finest lakes you will ever have the pleasure to swim in. Most mornings, the lake is so perfectly flat, you’d swear you were looking at a sheet of glass.
  • You will swim counter-clockwise, on a one-loop rectangular course.
  • The course is clearly marked with bouys, with the larger bouys at each turning point.
  • Participants exit the water on a sand beach and then must run/walk approximately 250 yards, generally uphill, to the transition area.
  • Wetsuits: The water temperature in June should be very close to the USAT threshold temperature of 78 degrees.
  • Most June races at Innsbrook have been wetsuit legal, but there are no guarantees, so come prepared.

OctoMax Bike Course = 19 Miles – 1 Lap:

  • The bike course is a loop that begins inside the resort, then heads onto primarily rolling open roads.
  • The bike course is open to traffic. Having said that, the course runs through a very rural part of the area, so vehicular traffic on race day will be minimal.
  • Road surfaces are very good. Arrows, signs and volunteers will help guide you.
  • Please remember it is your responsibility to know the bike course.
  • There will be one bike aid stations on the course.

Octomax Run Course = 3.4 Miles:

  • The run course is a simple loop design on paved and packed gravel roads, staged entirely within Innsbrook Resort…local traffic only! Arrows, signs and volunteers will help you.
  • This is a hilly course, so please train accordingly.
  • Approximately 70% of the course will be on packed gravel roads. Plan accordingly if you plan to wear racing flats, lots of participants do. You should bring both pairs and judge for yourself once you arrive.
  • Aid stations will be located every 1-1.5 Miles

BIKE COURSE ELEVATION

RUN COURSE ELEVATION

0.6M Swim / 27M Bike / 6.5M Run

QuarterMax Swim Course = 0.6 Miles

  • The swim is held in clean, calm Lake Aspen. Innsbrook’s no gas boats rule allows us to offer one of the most pristine swims in the sport.
  • One reason that this event has become so popular over the years is the lake itself. Aspen Lake is one of the finest lakes you will ever have the pleasure to swim in. Most mornings, the lake is so perfectly flat, you’d swear you were looking at a sheet of glass.
  • You will swim counter-clockwise, on a one-loop rectangular course.
  • The course is clearly marked with bouys, with the larger bouys at each turning point.
  • Participants exit the water on a sand beach and then must run/walk approximately 250 yards, generally uphill, to the transition area.
  • Wetsuits: The water temperature in June should be very close to the USAT threshold temperature of 78 degrees.
  • Most June races at Innsbrook have been wetsuit legal, but there are no guarantees, so come prepared.

QuarterMax Bike Course = 27 Miles:

  • The bike course is a loop that begins inside the resort, then heads onto primarily rolling open roads.
  • The bike course is open to traffic. Having said that, the course runs through a very rural part of the area, so vehicular traffic on race day will be minimal.
  • Road surfaces are very good. Arrows, signs and volunteers will help guide you.
  • Please remember it is your responsibility to know the bike course.
  • There will be two bike aid stations on the course.

QuarterMax Run Course = 6.5 Miles:

  • The run course is a simple loop & out and back design on paved and packed gravel roads, staged entirely within Innsbrook Resort…local traffic only! Arrows, signs and volunteers will help you.
  • This is a hilly course, so please train accordingly.
  • Approximately 70% of the course will be on packed gravel roads. Plan accordingly if you plan to wear racing flats, lots of participants do. You should bring both pairs and judge for yourself once you arrive.
  • Aid stations will be located every 1-1.5 Miles

BIKE COURSE ELEVATION

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RUN COURSE ELEVATION

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1.2M Swim / 54M Bike / 13.1M Run

HalfMax Swim Course = 1.2 Miles (2 Laps)

  • The swim is held in clean, calm Lake Aspen. Innsbrook’s no gas boats rule allows us to offer one of the most pristine swims in the sport.
  • One reason that this event has become so popular over the years is the lake itself. Aspen Lake is one of the finest lakes you will ever have the pleasure to swim in. Most mornings, the lake is so perfectly flat, you’d swear you were looking at a sheet of glass.
  • You will swim counter-clockwise, on a two-loop rectangular course.
  • The course is clearly marked with bouys, with the larger bouys at each turning point.
  • Participants exit the water on a sand beach and then must run/walk approximately 250 yards, generally uphill, to the transition area.
  • Wetsuits: The water temperature in June should be very close to the USAT threshold temperature of 78 degrees.
  • Most June races at Innsbrook have been wetsuit legal, but there are no guarantees, so come prepared.

HalfMax Bike Course = 54 Miles

  • The bike course is a loop that begins inside the resort, then heads onto primarily rolling open roads.
  • All participants will do 2 laps on the bike course.
  • The bike course is open to traffic. Having said that, the course runs through a very rural part of the area, so vehicular traffic on race day will be minimal.
  • Road surfaces are very good. Arrows, signs and volunteers will help guide you.
  • Please remember it is your responsibility to know the bike course.
  • There will be two bike aid stations on the course.

HalfMax Run Course = 13.1 Miles (2 Laps)

  • The run course is a simple loop & out and back design on paved and packed gravel roads, staged entirely within Innsbrook Resort…local traffic only! Arrows, signs and volunteers will help you.
  • This is a hilly course, so please train accordingly.
  • All participants will do two laps on the run course.
  • Approximately 70% of the course will be on packed gravel roads. Plan accordingly if you plan to wear racing flats, lots of participants do. You should bring both pairs and judge for yourself once you arrive.
  • Aid stations will be located every 1-1.5 Miles

BIKE COURSE ELEVATION

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RUN COURSE ELEVATION

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Transition Area:

The transition area will be located at Lionhead Beach at Aspen Lake. The area has been designed first and foremost with the safety and ease of traffic movement in mind. From the swim, racers will run from the beach into the transition area through the Run In Door. You will exit on your bike through the Bike Out Door, which exits right onto W Aspen Circle Drive. After the bike is completed, racers will enter the transition area through the Bike In Door, rack your bike in its appropriate spot, and head out of the Run Out Door, running across S Lionshead Beach Dr. Arrows, signs, and volunteers will help you transition in and out of the area.

Bike Support

Ultramax is pleased to announce Big Shark Bicycle Company as the Official Bike Support of the 2018 HalfMax Triathlon. They will be on-site on race day to help you with any bike issues, problems, or questions! Be sure to stop by and visit them at their shop or visit them online at bigshark.com.

Aid Stations

Hammer Nutrition is the official Triathlon Nutrition sponsor of Ultramax Sports. Aid stations will be located at each mile and will include, at the minimum, HEED, water, ice, soda, fruit, crackers and Hammer Gels. If you are needing specific nourishment, please bring your own nutrition and hydration