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NEW DATE...SATURDAY, MAY 13

 

UPDATE:  

Due to MDOT work on the Steel Bayou Bridge, Sprint is now 12.5 miles and Olympic is a 12.5 mile LOOP.  It will be ~6.5 miles down Highway 465 for the turnaround.  For Sprint distance, this will not change the route for you.  But for the Olympic Distance, a second round trip will be required.  The second turn around will be at the intersection of Hwy 465 and Catfish Alley.

 

Sprint    http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1565660953
Olympic   http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1565663965

 

EVENTS:

OLYMPIC/INTERNATIONAL DISTANCE TRIATHLON

The 2017 Gator Bait at Eagle Lake Endurance Challenge is scheduled for Saturday, May 13. The Olympic distance and sprint triathlon will be held at scenic Eagle Lake in Vicksburg, Mississippi will begin at 8:30 a.m.

SWIM COURSE (1.5K): Swimmers will be in a wave start as they enter the water to test their skills around a triangular 1.5k swim course in the calm waters of Eagle Lake. As swimmers exit the water and there will be a slight jog up the exit ramp to the timing pad and transition area.

BIKE COURSE (40k): The Bike course will be a flat and fast out and back taking place majority of the time on Hwy 465. Bikers will exit left out of T1 and proceed about 1,000ft down Catfish Alley to HWY 465. There they will take a right on 465 for a very flat and fast out and back bike. Upon returning back via HWY 465, bikers will take a left on to Catfish Alley for about 1,000 ft finally making a right into the transition area

RUN COURSE(10k): The Run Course will be a flat out and back. With the majority of the time spent on scenic Eagle Lake Shore Road. Runners will exit out of the transition area and go straight, following the roped off path across the landing parking lot proceeding on to Shell Beach Road. Runners will turn right on to Eagle Lake Shore road towards famous Tara wildlife refuge, for a flat out and back run.

 

SPRINT TRIATHLON:

SWIM COURSE (1/3 mile): Swimmers will be in a wave start as they enter the water to test their skills around a triangular 1/3 mile swim course in the calm waters of Eagle Lake. As swimmers exit the water and there will be a slight jog up the exit ramp to the timing pad and transition area.

BIKE COURSE (14 miles): The Bike course will be a flat and fast out and back taking place majority of the time on Hwy 465. Bikers will exit left out of T1 and proceed about 1,000ft down Catfish Alley to HWY 465. There they will take a left on 465 for a very flat and fast out and back bike. Upon returning back via HWY 465, bikers will take a right on to Catfish Alley for about 1,000 ft finally making a right into the transition area

RUN COURSE(3.1 miles): The Run Course will be a flat out and back. With the majority of the time spent on scenic Eagle Lake Shore Road. Runners will exit out of the transition area and go straight, following the roped off path across the landing parking lot proceeding on to Shell Beach Road. Runners will turn right on to Eagle Lake Shore road towards famous Tara wildlife refuge, for a flat out and back run.

 

OLYMPIC/INTERNATIONAL DISTANCE RELAY (2 or 3 person):

SWIM COURSE (1.5K): Swimmers will be in a wave start as they enter the water to test their skills around a triangular 1.5k swim course in the calm waters of Eagle Lake. As swimmers exit the water and there will be a slight jog up the exit ramp to the timing pad and transition area.

BIKE COURSE (40k): The Bike course will be a flat and fast out and back taking place majority of the time on Hwy 465. Bikers will exit left out of T1 and proceed about 1,000ft down Catfish Alley to HWY 465. There they will take a right on 465 for a very flat and fast out and back bike. Upon returning back via HWY 465, bikers will take a left on to Catfish Alley for about 1,000 ft finally making a right into the transition area

RUN COURSE(10k): The Run Course will be a flat out and back. With the majority of the time spent on scenic Eagle Lake Shore Road. Runners will exit out of the transition area and go straight, following the roped off path across the landing parking lot proceeding on to Shell Beach Road. Runners will turn right on to Eagle Lake Shore road towards famous Tara wildlife refuge, for a flat out and back run.

 

OPEN WATER SWIM:

2 Mile - Open

2 Mile - Masters

1 Mile - Open

1 Mile - Masters

1/3Mile - Under 14

 

COURSE

ELIGIBILITY:

All participants must be USAT registered athletes. Participants that are not current annual USAT members will be required to purchase a $12 one day license via online registration at imATHLETE. You will also be required to furnish a photo i.d. at athlete check in.

 

RACE PACKETS:

PACKET PICK UP LOCATION UPDATE:

Race packets will be available on Friday, May 12, at Merit Health River Region Medical Building (2200 HWY 61, Vicksburg, MS 39183) from 5pm to 7:30pm and on Saturday at the race site from 7:00am to 8:00am.

 

RACE INFO:

Transition will open at 7 a.m. and will close at 8:15 a.m.

Swim warm-ups are from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.

There will be a mandatory pre-race meeting around the race start site at 8:15 a.m.

After the race, please join us for food and fun at the historical Cotton Exchange.

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

Registration capped at 250 participants / registration deadline is Wednesday, May 10. There is no race day registration.

 

AWARDS:

Awards will be given to the Top 3 Over-All Finishers Male & Female, Top 3 Age Groupers in each age category, Top Male and Female Masters, Top Athena, Top Clydesdale and Top Collegiate Club Male and Female.

 

2015 Results:

All

2014 Results:

All

2013 RESULTS:

All

 

2012 RESULTS:

Triathlon Overall

Relay

Duathlon Overall

Open Water

2011 RESULTS:

Triathlon Overall

Open Water

DIRECTIONS TO MESSINA BOAT LANDING:

From I-20 take Hwy 61N
After 10.4 miles, turn left at MS 465N
After 14 miles, turn left at Eagle Lake Landing Rd(the boat landing is just pass the parking lot)