The 16th Annual Beware of Barracuda Triathlon
Run570 is happy to continue the partnership with the Freeland YMCA Swim Team and Eagle Rock Resort to manage the 16th annual Beware of the Barracuda Triathlon. The swim will be held at the base of the Eagle Rock Resort, on its crystal clear, spring fed Lake Susquehanna. The Bike course will be a 2 loop course all within the Eagle Rock Resort, and you will finish with a 3.1 mile run near the lake.
Something For Everyone!
SWIM: All athletes must walk across the swim/check mat before the start of the 750 yard swim. Athletes will start from inside the swim zone at the water’s edge, near the far right side of the beach. The swim will be an out and back, coming in on the far left side of the beach. (essentially a triangle)
Wave 3 will be the super sprint distance 300 yard swim, they will make an earlier left and turn towards the finish.
TRANSITION: The transition area is a parking lot across from the lake. Athletes will come out of the water and run across the sandy beach before entering transition. Bikes are racked in a first come – first racked fashion the morning of the race. The transition area opens to participants at 5 AM.
BIKE: 2 Loop Bike Course (1 loop for Super Sprint)
Our Triathlon team has ridden the updated tri course several times. It is relatively flat and fast, and very spectator friendly. *DO NOT CROSS THE SOLID YELLOW LINES. With bike traffic running out and back on some sections of the road, it is an important safety concern.
RUN: Athletes will exit the parking lot on the lower side following the road out. The run will be a short out and back across the breast of the dam/across the lake, and then continue down the run course to a turn around. On your return trip, you WILL NOT repeat the DAM-OUT AND BACK. Volunteers will be there to direct you.
Super Sprint athletes will come directly back to the finish link after the out and back on the dam. (super sprint turns RIGHT / sprint will continue farther LEFT)
Resources for Racers
SATURDAY: 12:00 – 2:00 PM – Packet Pickup
5:00 – 6:45 AM – Transition Opens
5:30 – 6:45 AM – Body Marking / Packet Pickup
6:30 – 6:45 AM – Waterfront open for Warm-up swim
6:45 – 7:00 AM – Safety Briefing at Waterfront (required by all athletes)
7:00 AM – Sprint Start Wave 1
7:03 AM – Sprint Start Wave 2
7:10 AM – Super Sprint Start
10:00 AM – Awards
10:30 AM – Course closed
1 Country Club Drive, Hazle Township, PA
Directions to Base Lodge Parking: After passing the Guardhouse, turn RIGHT at the second Stop Sign. Go to the bottom of the hill, and the Base Lodge parking is on your right.
All Athletes must park at base lodge parking. All other roads in and out of the lake are used for the run and bike course. We can not have cars parked on the course.
After parking, make your way to Athlete Check, approximately .75 mile down Tuscarora Drive. You will turn right onto Cheyney Drive and continue to the beach.
The event is rain or shine
Run570 reserves the right to cancel and/or alter the race in the event that natural disaster or other unforeseen circumstance prevents us from holding the race safely as planned. We will make every attempt to hold the event. Any cancellations or changes, will be noted on the home page, race-specific page and on facebook. In the event that a cancellation or change of date or venue is required, we are unable to provide refunds.