Beware of the Barracuda

Adult and Youth Triathlon



Saturday, September 12, 2020 – Youth


Sunday, September 13, 2020 – Adult (Sprint and Super Sprint)

Event Overview


Run570 is happy to announce a new partnership with the Freeland Swim Team and Eagle Rock Resort to manage the 14th annual Beware of the Barracuda Triathlon.  The swims 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.





Athletes 10 and under: SWIM: 100 yards  / BIKE:  2.2 miles / RUN: half mile

 Athletes 11 & up: SWIM: 200 yards / BIKE: 4.1 miles / RUN: 1 mile


SPRINT:  SWIM: 750 yards / BIKE:  15 miles  / RUN: 3.1 Miles


SUPER SPRINT:  SWIM: 300 yards / BIKE:  7.5 miles (one loop) / RUN: early turn around 2 miles (early turnaround on SPRINT)



Timeline of events:


Saturday Sept 14th 2019 (Youth Triathlon)
7-8:30 AM: Youth Athlete Check-in
9:00 AM: age group wave starts begin
11:00 AM:  Awards Ceremony

12 PM – 4 PM:  Adult Tri packet pickup *at beach

Sunday, September 15, 2019 – Sprint/Super Sprint Race Day!
5:00 AM to 6:45 AM – Transition Opens
5:30 AM to 6:45 AM – Body Marking / Packet Pickup
6:30 AM to 6:45 AM – Waterfront open for Warm-up swim
6:45 AM to 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






All athletes must walk across the swim/check mat before the start of the 750 yard swim.  We will start from inside the swim zone at the water’s edge, near the far right side of the beach.  We will swim out and back, coming in on the far left side of the beach.  (essentially a triangle)  Course maps will be available at the check in tent and in the link below.


Wave 3 will be the super sprint distance 300 yard swim, they will make an earlier left and turn towards the finish at the blue marker.




All roads are open to traffic.  Volunteers will man all intersections and stop traffic when necessary.

Bike Course safety:

     – We are using the same 2 loop bike course from last year

     – 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.  This is a USAT rule and carries a DQ as a penalty.  And with bike traffic running out and back on some sections of the road, it is an important safety concern.


SuperSprint athletes will be doing the same course, but just one loop.




We will exit the parking lot on the lower side following the road out.  We will do 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)





*This is a non-USAT sanctioned event.  No USAT membership is required, and results will not be submitted to USAT for national rankings.


Littering or unsportsmanlike conduct will not be permitted.  Please show respect to the local communities that have allowed us to use their roads, by not littering or dropping your used nutrition containers on the course.  Also, please show respect and courtesy towards all other athletes, volunteers, and officials you encounter throughout the day.  Please thank volunteers.  They have donated many hours of time to help keep you safe.


Adults, please review the rules concerning drafting, blocking, illegal passing.








Upon arrival at the beach there are several important things you need to do before the start of your race:


  1. Check in for all athletes
  2. Packet pickup
  3. Body Marking
  4. Put race number on bike and bike in transition area
  5. Put race number on FRONT of shirt or on a race belt
  6. Electronic timing chip pickup / wear on your ankle


*Don’t forget your drivers license and photo I.D. bring it with you to the beach for check-in.








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.


If you are riding your bike to the transition area, please wear your helmet and have it buckled.


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.


2019 Sprint / Super Sprint Race Guide

2019 Youth Race Guide

Click here to register

Registration is open!
Individual TRI and Super Sprint
Now – May 31: $60
June 1 – June 30: $70
July 1 – July 31: $80
August 1 – September 11: $90 ($100 on race day)


Team of 2:
Now – May 31: $70
June 1 – June 30: $80
July 1 – July 31: $90
August 1 – September 11: $100 ($110 on race day)

Team of 3:
Now – May 31: $105
June 1 – June 30: $120
July 1 – July 31: $135
August 1 – September 11: $150 ($160 on race day)

Now – July 31: $35
August 1 – September 11: $40
Race Day: $45

Important Dates

June 1, July 1, August 1 – Price Increase

September 2nd – T-shirt guarantee cut-off

September 11th – Online registration closes

September 12th – Sprint/Super Spring Packet Pick-up 12 PM – 4 PM

September 12th – Youth race day!

September 13th – Adult race day!

Click for Course Maps

Courses are open to traffic

The bike course is a two loop on open roads (1 loop for super sprint)

The run course is a modified out and back style course


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.

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.