1. Participants must be 18 years old.
2. All USAT rules and regulations shall be followed.
3. The bike and run portion are self-supported. No aid stations will be provided by the Race Director. Participants must have a support crew and vehicle. No more than one vehicle and two support crew members per participant. Support crew must also register online.
4. Support crew and vehicle may assist participants in as many or as few times as needed by that participant. During the first half of the bike course, participant and crew may decide on their own where to stop and assist. After the bike course reaches Adam's Gap at mile 59 and for the entire run course, only the indicated areas listed are permitted to be used as stop and assist points. Though the run is off-road, the permitted stop and assist points are accessed by paved roads with parking. The participant and support crew should take time to carefully plan their plan for stop and assist points.
5. Support crew is responsible for clean up of participant's gear at each transition immediately after the participant leaves each transition. No gear or personal belongings may remain.
6. Support crew and vehicle may only stop and assist at locations with parking or where sufficient area exists for vehicle, crew, and participant to be fully out of traffic. Support may not be given while the vehicle or participant are moving. All traffic laws must be obeyed by support vehicle, crew, and participant at all times.
7. Support vehicles are not allowed to follow immediately behind or lead immediately in front of participant on the bike course. Vehicles are not allowed to pace participants on the bike.
8. Support may consist of providing participant with items such as food, liquid, gear, clothing, battery packs and USB cord for cell phone charging, bike mechanical parts, and assistance in bike repair.
9. Participants may not change bikes. Participants may never sit inside a parked support vehicle.
10. Participants must carry a cell phone at all times during the bike and run. It is suggested to carry a battery packs and USB charger and charge cell phones during stop and assist times. Portions of the course have poor cell coverage. Having an alternate form of communication between participant and crew, such as small walkie-talkies or Garmin inReach, is suggested.
11. On the run, participants must carry a cell phone and head lamp. Sunset will be at 8:00pm.
12. Support crew members are allowed to accompany and pace participants for any portion of the run. Pacing is allowed.
13. All participants are required to have one member of their support crew accompany them for the final 2 miles of the course from Lake Cheaha up the Rock Garden / Pulpit Rock trail to the Finish Line. Support crew members must also have a cell phone and head lamp during this final 2 miles.
14. For participants with only 1 support crew member, the Race Director will assist with vehicle logistics by shuttling the support crew member between the Finish Line and Lake Cheaha.
1. The 2.4 mile swim is in a fresh water lake. Buoys with lights will mark the course.
2. The bike is on paved roads, 105 mile distance with 11,250 feet of elevation gain.
3. The run is off-road trails consisting of single track and gravel, with a distance of 27 miles and 5,000 feet of elevation gain. Several portions of the run course have very steep descents and ascents.
4. Typical weather conditions for this region in June are: water temperature between 75-80 deg F, daily low air temperature in the upper 60's deg F, daily high air temperature in the upper 80's deg F, and average relative humidity of 70%. Summers in the Southeast US are hot and humid. Please take care to hydrate properly.
5. Twilight start 5:00am, Sunrise 5:30am, Sunset 8:00pm, Twilight end 8:30pm.