Course Maps

Half Iron, Olympic, & Sprint


click   Half iron course

click  olympic course

click   sprint course

               1.2 mile swim for the Half, 1500m for the Olympic, 650m for the Sprint. Buoys every 100 meters. Wave starts @ 5 min. intervals (wave starts verses mass start will be determined according to the number of athletes). Wetsuit strippers will be provided.

Due to our unseasonably cold/long winter, the water temperature at Lake Tyler will be such that a wetsuit is  highly recommended! An update on the water temperarature will be emailed to all registrants the week prior to the race. At this time it is safe for you to assume that we will monitor the water temperature & under the recommendations of USAT, adjust the swim as needed, if necessary, according to raceday conditions. There is the unlikely possibility that the swim course be shortened. Please, when preparing for your swim, train in your wetsuit prior to raceday.   We will surely keep water temps posted on the homepage of this website. Predicted race day temp is 64-66 degrees.

current water temp as of 3/23/2014, 63 degrees

click here wetsuit rental link





Half Iron Bike Course

click  Half Iron course


The Half course is a 56.3 Mile loop with four cold water/gatorade handups strategically placed.


for more detailed map & elevation, please click on link above 

Half Iron Bike Course




Olympic Bike Course

The Olympic course is a 24.3 mile loop with two water handups.

click Olympic Course

 for more detailed map & elevation, please click on link above


Olympic Bike Course



Sprint Bike course 

The Sprint bike course follows the the Half, is out 7 miles, back seven miles. Back is a pretty fast ride.

click  Sprint Bike course


All intersections manned by police. Flaggers at all turns. Motorcycle escort on lead cyclist. Sag support & radio communications.





Run Courses

click  Half

click  Olympic

click  Sprint

Run Course  for the Half is "out-and-back" with aid stations located at each mile marker. Course is mostly shaded, smooth road surface with plenty of rollers. The Olympic follows the Half course & is also an out & back. The Sprint is a closed course, mostly flat, some offroad. This course is spectator friendly. You cant hide from your family!!

All run courses end at the finish arch with a downhill grassy surface. All participants will receive finisher medals.

 click above for more detailed map

Run Course