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Open Water Swim

1,500 Meters

  • USA Triathlon License Information (olympic distance pricing):
    • All competitors are REQUIRED to have a Current USA Triathlon license or purchase a USAT license in order to compete.
    • Adults are one-day ($18) or annual ($60)
    • Youth ages 17 and under are required to have an annual license. $10 a year, athletes aged 13-17 can enjoy unlimited racing. Or, for $25, youth athletes can ensure membership through their 18th birthday.
  • Racing age is calculated as of Dec 31 of the current year.  Please CONFIRM RACING AGE with Registration staff.
  • Event will be held Rain or Shine.
  • Courses are marked, but it's the racer's responsibility to know the courses.
  • Well stocked aid station, including water and Gatorade, will be available as each racer finishes.
  • Wet suits will be allowed according to USAT rules.  See FAQ's. Announcements on current water conditions will be made before the race.
  • Each participant will be issued an ankle chip at transition on race day.  Bring your race bib with you.
  • All USA Triathlon rules are in effect.

USA Triathlon Rules - a full list is below, plus the 8 commonly violated.

Open Water Swim (1,500 meters) - 2 loop course
The swim will take place in Lake DeGray and is an in water start.  The course is a clockwise 2 loop swim. The finish area is on a large concrete boat ramp.  The swim course will close 60 minutes after the send off of the last swimmer. Historically the water temp averages is in the 80's.  According to USA Triathlon regulations 4.4 if the water temp is 84F or above, wet suits will not be allowed. 

Direction & Parking

  • Address: Use - 400 Skyline Dr, Arkadelphia, AR 71923 for directions.  Google Map -
  • Parking will be adjacent to the Transition area and is a first come, first serve basis on race day.
  • There is no fee for parking.
  • Volunteers will direct you where to park

COURSE TIME LIMIT:  Swim – 1 hour, 5 min (from the send off of the final swimmer)

MINIMUM AGE:  14 years of age by 12/31.  NO exceptions


Award Regulations for Triathlons

Door Prizes, Race Goodies

  • Custom finisher medals
  • Door prizes will include gift certificates and tons of bike gear.
  • Post race food and well stocked aid stations.  There are options at the park for friends and family to purchase food.
  • Lots of sponsors’ products and services will be in the goody bag for each participant.
  • Free t-shirt

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