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Start Time: First Wave - Men - 8:00 a.m. Second Wave - Women and Teams - 8:05 a.m.
1.5k Swim: Triangular course starting on the southwest edge of Lake Ming.
40k Bike: Ride west out of the transition area on River Road. Turn onto new bike path riding west toward C.A.L.M. Turn onto Alfred Harrell Hwy heading west and through Hart Park. Ride for 15k ending with the climb up to Panorama Rd. and the water bottle exchange. Head east on Panorama turning north at Mt. Vernon and descend onto Alfred Harrell Hwy. Take the Goodmanville off-ramp (20k) and make the turn around to repeat the loop back up to Panorama and back (30k). Finish last 10k back to transition at Lake Ming.
10k Run: Go west out of transition following the trail along the Kern River. Continue through and past the campground, to the bike trail. Turn south at the Kern County Soccer Park and follow markings going under Alfred Harrell Hwy and up Rattle Snake to Bastard Hill. A little beyond the crest of Bastard hill will be a turn around that takes runners back down Bastard Hill and back to the tunnel under Alfred Harrell Hwy. Follow the bike trail and Lake Road back to Lake Ming. The final stretch includes a downhill before a flat 50 meters to the finish line.
Start Time: First Wave - Men - 8:30 a.m.
Second Wave - Women and Teams - 8:35 a.m.
1/2 mi. Swim: Triangular course starting on the south edge of Lake Ming.
20K Bike: Ride west out of the transition area on River Road. Turn left onto the new bike path
riding west toward C.A.L.M. Turn right onto Alfred Harrell Hwy riding west through Hart Park
for 10K toward the turn around. Take the Goodmanville off-ramp to make the turn around and then ride back onto Alfred Harrell Hwy for the 10K back to the transition at Lake Ming.
5K Run: Go west out of transition following the trail along the Kern River. Continue past the
campground and onto dirt trail. Turn south onto the bike trail just east of the Kern County Soccer Park and return to the lake along River Rd. The final stretch includes a downhill before a flat 50 meters to the finish line.
This is a great course for the new triathlete as well as the super-speedy racer.
Sprint Course Start Time: 8:30 a.m. for men and 8:35 for women.
Enter as a team of 2 or 3 persons for the Olympic Course or the Sprint Course events. Teams
will start with the second wave of individual competitors. A separate portion of the transition
area will be assigned for team members. The bike must remain racked until the exchange of the timing chip from the swimmer to the cyclist is completed. The bike must be racked at the end of the ride to exchange the timing chip to the runner. Drafting is not allowed on the bike between any competitors.
Each member of the relay team must have a USAT license to race. The online registration process will allow you to purchase a one-day USAT license for each team member. Choose one person to be the team leader and that person will then enter all information for the team and complete the credit card transaction for the cost of the event and USAT licenses. Modifications in team membership can be made online through September 1st.
Olympic Course Relay Start Time: 8:05 a.m.
Sprint Course Relay Start Time:8:35 a.m.
Looking for Relay Team Members? Is your team almost complete? Are you a competitor or two short of a dream team? For example, do you have a runner and cyclist but no swimmer? Contact us and we will post requests. Hopefully we can help you get hooked up with that ringer you need to make the podium!
The kids have a chance to be like mom and dad at the Bakersfield Triathlon.
1/2 mi. Run: Go west out of transition following the trail along the Kern River. Continue
to the campground at 1/4 mi. and turn around at marker. Return to transition via same trail.
3 mi. Bike: Ride out of the transition area and turn west on River Road. Turn right at paved
trail and follow around Lake Ming. Turn right onto Lake Ming Road and pass the parking lot. Turn
right at River Road and then turn right into transition area at Lake Ming.
100 meter Swim: Follow the course bounded by lifeguards and the shoreline on the south
edge of Lake Ming. Exit the water for a short grassy run to the finish line.
Start Time: 11:30
*** The focus of the Kids Triathlon is participation and completing a multisport event, not competition. Every participant receives a finisher's medal.
USA Triathlon requires all children competing in sanctioned events to hold a USAT license. The cost of a one-day license is $10.00. A one-year license for youth under 17 years of age can be purchased for $15.00. The online registration page will allow you to purchase a USAT license for your child.
There will be no refunds. Entries can be transferred to another competitor if
completed 30 days before the race date and only with pre-approval and processing by race organizers. You cannot race with another competitor's number or in their name.
ANSI or SNELL approved cycling helmet is required for all bike competitors.
Drafting on the bicycle is NOT ALLOWED by any competitors.
Please refer to USA Triathlon Rules at www.usatriathlon.org
September 25, 2016