2013 Lake Freebird Triathlon
Start: Sunday, July 14, 2013 @ 8:00 AM (CDT)
Mountain Grove , MO 65711
Registration Closing Date
Friday, July 12, 2013 @ 2:30 PM (CDT)
The course is set in the beautiful Ozarks. It begins and ends at a private residence and man-made lake. The race always proves to be both fun and challenging. You're welcome to swim in the lake after the race.
660 Meter Swim/14 Mile Bike/5k Run. Awards: Overall & Masters, Male & Female and Top 2 in 5-year age groups.
For Beginners: 300 meter Swim/10 Mile Bike/1.3 Mile Run. Designed for those who would like to try their first Triathlon. Life jackets will be allowed for the swim. They will start after the gun goes off behind the competitive triathletes. THE NON-COMPETITIVE BEGINNERS WILL NOT BE TIMED. THEY WILL WEAR DIFFERENT COLORED NUMBERS FOR EASY IDENTIFICATION ON THE COURSE. THE PURPOSE OF THIS CATEGORY IS TO ALLOW THE BEGINNER TO FOCUS ON COMPLETION AND NOT ON RACING.
Vehicles will not be allowed at the race site before the race. There is off-site parking on Busch Street. There is a path around the lake on which you can walk or ride your bike to and from the race site. DO NOT DRIVE ON THIS PATH.
Directions to Race Parking
From Springfield; Hwy 60 east to the first Mountain Grove exit, exit to the right, turn right off the exit onto Bus. 60 (Third St.). *Turn left on the first street to intersect Bus. 60, this is Busch Street. Pass the first house on the left and immediately turn left into Parking. From St. Louis, I-44 west to Hwy 63 south to Hwy 60 west. Take 3rd Mtn. Grove exit, exit to the right, and turn left off the exit onto Bus. 60 (Third St.). Follow directions above *.
Days Inn: 417-926-5555
Mountain Grove Motel: 417-926-6101
Super 8: 417-962-5888.
Course Description, maps, etc.
The course description can be emailed or faxed. Please call or email your request for information. We will be happy to answer any questions you have.
Packet pick-up & late registration
At race site 2:00 – 6:00 PM on Saturday and 6:00 – 7:30 AM on Sunday
Sorry, we do not offer refunds for the event registration.
You will swim in a triangle. You will swim along the shoreline to the first buoy passing the two docks. You will turn right at the first buoy and swim across the lake to the second large orange buoy. You will again turn right and proceed to the boat ramp to exit to the transition area.
You will swim along the shore to the first large buoy but instead of crossing the lake to the second orange buoy you will turn and return to the boat ramp to exit to the transition area.
You will exit the transition area down a sharp hill turning right onto 13th Street. You will stay on 13th Street to the first stop sign. At the stop sign you will turn right onto Busch Street.
Due to safety concerns we do not travel on Business 60 but cross Business 60, were there will be Police traffic control. You will cross Business 60 and proceed on Busch to the first street that turns right which is First Street. First Street parallels Business 60. There are two sharp hills with the second of these hills having very rough patches of asphalt on the right-hand side of the road. Use caution.
First Street then curves back around into Business 60 at about 2.5 miles. You will then turn left and cross-over Business 60 on the overpass. You will take the very first right which is Coke Road. This will be at approximately mile 3.
You will then stay on Coke Road for the next 4 miles. Coke Road twists and winds through the country but the roads going off of Coke are gravel. There will be volunteers all along the bike route. You will turn around at mile 7 going back the exact way that you came. Please remember the bad hill by the golf course although the broken asphalt will now be in the left lane.
You will follow the exact course as the Regular Tri except you will turn around 2 miles earlier. There will be individuals stationed at mile 5 to turn you around. The total distance for the Beginners Triathlon on the bike is 10 miles.
At the transition from the bike you will go directly over the dam making a complete loop around the lake and passing the transition area, exiting the property at the same point on 13th Street that you did on the bike. You will then stay on 13th Street to the same stop sign were you turned right on the bike. At the Doctors Clinic were you parked you will turn right and run down the sharp hill back to the lake. At the bottom of the hill you will then proceed straight to the far side of the lake. Running around the far side of the lake you will finish by coming in the opposite direction across the dam to where you started. The finish line is there at the transition area.
You will do one loop around the lake and will not exit the property.