Rules and Guidelines

Racers can drop off their equipment at staging areas starting at 6:30 AM on race day.

We will have shuttle buses running every 15 minutes starting at 7:30 AM from the MARC parking area (near the finish) to the start at Prairie Trails until ½ hour before the last racer starts.

Tandems:  Both people paddle downriver in same craft.  Each then bikes and runs the course.  Times combined to determine final place.  Tandems involving a youngster 10 or under are allowed to use a “Tag-Along” bike attachment for the biking portion of the course.

Relays:  2 or 3 people compete as a team. Each person does a leg of race and then transfers timing chip to teammate.  Teammate then continues on in race.  For 2 person team, it is permissible for 1 person to do any 2 legs of the race.

Bibs must be worn on front of shirt and not covered by any clothing.

Relay teams – Make sure 1) you wear your timing chip on your right ankle 2) you transfer your chip or your time will not be correct!

If any participant withdraws from the race at any time, please alert a race official.

In the event of severe weather (lightning, potential tornado, extremely high winds, hail), race officials will determine if the race is delayed or postponed.  In the event of dangerous current, race officials may cancel the paddling portion and start the race as a biathlon at Stange’s Park with bikers starting in 30 second intervals.


Paddling Portion

The first racer will launch at 8:30 AM.  Every 30 seconds a racer will be launched according to the schedule produced by T & H timing.

Certified PFD must be worn for paddling portion of race

Volunteers will assist you when you reach the paddle/bike transition.  Volunteers will pull the craft from the water and place it on land as you jog to the bike transition zone.

Head phones are not allowed on the paddling portion.


Bike Portion

Please have your bike in the transition area by 8:00 AMParking is located North of 3rd St from the bike transition zone in Stange’s Park.  A bike mechanic from Coasters Cycle Works will be stationed within the area to assist with small repairs, pressure, etc.   

Transition Area – No biking in the transition area

Participants ONLY in the transition area (Volunteers will be enforcing this)

Helmets are mandatory on the bike course. Not wearing a helmet can result in disqualification

Head phones are not allowed on the bike course

Roads are open to vehicular traffic and bikers must be aware of conditions.  When in doubt, play it safe.

Volunteers from the Lincoln County Amateur Ham Radio Club will be positioned on corners of the bike route.  If you, or know of a participant, that needs assistance, please contact the nearest club member.

Dismount BEFORE you cross Hwy 107 in the area designated with cones  and REMAIN OFF YOUR BIKE.  Enter the transition area and place your bike on the rack.  Volunteers will be there to assist.


Run Portion

Please no dogs on the course.  There is a dog park located at the MARC for spectators’ dogs.

When you finish the race, a volunteer will take your ankle chip if you are on a relay.

Headphones are allowed on run course but please keep volume low for communication purposes.


After the Race

Please pick up equipment as soon as possible.  We will try to have volunteers stay until approximately 1 hour after the last finisher.  Any items found will be returned to the Smith Ctr at the MARC if not claimed during awards.

There are parking lots across 3rd street from the Kayak landing and bike transition zones.  Please use them when picking up kayaks and other equipment.

Shuttle service ends after the last participants start the race.

Ballyhoo’s is supplying a supper coupon for Fri night. We are working on live entertainment from noon to 2 on Sat before awards. Stay tuned for updates.

Awards will be held at 1:30 at Cenotaph Park (across the street from Ballyhoos).

3:00 is the start of the Lobster Crawl 1 mile charity Fun Run/walk.  Triathlon participants may participate for free.  All others are asked to donate $5.  This non-timed event will offer prizes for top male and female finisher along with prizes for best costumes of participants.  The top male and female finishers will be named to the Lobster Court as Prince and Princess.  Costume participants will be named as members of the Lobster Court.  You will be joining our Lobster Queen.

There will be a raffle drawing for prizes following the run/walk and coronation of the court.  Participants will receive a free ticket to the raffle upon check-in.  You can buy more at the awards ceremony.  Must be present to win.

*Rules and Guidelines may be updated as needed.  Please check back.