Swim: The swim course is a 1500 meter rectangular course in the brackish James River. The start and finish alternate each year between the beach adjacent to the Ferry and the beach just downriver from the 4-H Center. The water temperature is expected to be in the mid to upper 70′s. A preliminary water temperature will be posted on the website the Friday prior to the event. An official reading will be taken race morning. Regardless of where we start, we will be swimming WITH the current.
Bike: The bike course is very fast and mostly flat. The largest elevation gain/loss is when crossing the Chicahominy river bridge. At mile 10.75 athletes turn left onto a low traffic road to get the remainder of the distance prior to turning around and coming back to the transition area. Again, this is an out and back course.
Run: The run is pancake flat and the beginning is on an asphalt bike path that parallels the bike course. This course includes many of the shaded, packed gravel trails that are used for the Patriots Half in September. There will be aid stations at the start of the run and and about every mile thereafter. Aid stations will have water, ice and an energy drink.
AQUA BIKE Category is available for Men & Women!
Post Race Food: Pizza and beer will be provided to all athletes along with late season melons and other goodies.
Be sure to even get in a day or two early to get your race packet, check out the race site and experience all that the greater Williamsburg area has to offer, including modern attractions, amusements, and historical sites from Jamestown to Yorktown.
This event benefits Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides full scholarship grants and educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel who die in operational or training missions and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families. Please consider making a donation during the registration process. You can also make a donation via their website by clicking HERE.
All participants must complete the event in under 4.0 hours. Event officials reserve the right to pull a participant off the course if it appears as though that participant will not be able to meet the above time requirement.