COURSEINFO

Race while fully taking on Downtown Louisville. Hop into the Ohio River and ride along a fully closed Bike Course. Cruise through the skyline and transition to a run along the waterfront to the Belle of Louisville. Cross the Finish Line and add Tri LOUISVILLE to your bank of extraordinary races!

A Message from Tri Louisville USAT Head Referee


>Transition Area

Waterfront Park 1301 River Rd. Louisville, KY 40202

Transistion Area

USAT Transition Area Conduct


>Swim Course

Description:

A  Downstream, clean in and out of the Ohio River. Never touch the bottom!

Olympic Distance: 1500m View Course Map

Enter from the docks behind River Park Marina into the Towhead Island Canal. Swim around the Island and finish downstream at the Ol’ Tumbleweed Restaurant.

Sprint Distance: 750m View Course Map

Enter from the docks behind River Park Marina into the Towhead Island Canal. Swim strait down river and exit at the Ol’ Tumbleweed Restaurant.

Safety Info:

Buoys and Kayakers line the swim course to ensure athletes stay en route and are available as something to hang on to . River Patrol assists with athlete support and controlling boater traffic.

USAT Swim Rules


>Bike Course

Description:

A Completely Closed course through Downtown. Multiple Lanes AND 4 lane width for Turnaround.

Bike Course Photo

Olympic Distance: 40K (4 laps)

Exit the Waterfront Park transition area and head West on River Rd. Turn Right onto Witherspoon Rd. Turn Right onto W. River Rd. Continue on River Rd to 6th Street. Turn Left onto 6th Street. Turn Right onto Main Street. Complete same course on way back in. Continue past the Waterfront Park transition area. Turn around on River Rd. After the fourth lap finish at the Waterfront Park transition area. Make sure to complete all laps. A chip lap counter will be added to ensure accuracy of course times.

Sprint Distance: 20K (2 laps) View Course Map

Exit the Waterfront Park transition area and head West on River Rd. Turn Right onto Witherspoon Rd. Turn Right onto W. River Rd. Continue on River Rd to 6th Street. Turn Left onto 6th Street. Turn Right onto Main Street. Complete same course on way back in. Continue past the Waterfront Park transition area. Turn around on River Rd. After the second lap finish at the Waterfront Park transition area. Make sure to complete all laps. A chip lap counter will be added to ensure accuracy of course times.

Duathlon: 20k (2 laps)

The Duathlon is a 2.5k run, 20k bike and 5k run. The bike course is the same as the Sprint bike course. Complete two laps and transition to the final leg of the duathlon (5k run). See Run Course below for run leg information.

Safety Info:

The bike route is a closed course and will be controlled by police. Course markings will line the route to eliminate direction confusion. Drafting is illegal. Riders must stay to the right unless passing. EMT will be on site.

USAT Cycling Rules


>Run Course

Description:

New Run Course to the Belle of Louisville and ONE WAY traffic through Waterfront Park. Enjoy the River Front and great views of the Skyline.

Olympic Distance: 10K View Course Map

Exit the Transition area and head West along Waterfront park. Follow course markers and turnaround at the Belle of Louisville. Make turn for 2nd lap in Waterfront Park. Volunteers and course markers will be present throughout the route. Finish at the Brown Forman Amphitheater.

Sprint Distance: 5K View Course Map

Exit the Transition area and head West along Waterfront park. Follow course markers and turnaround at the Belle of Louisville. Volunteers and course markers will be present throughout the route. Finish at the Brown Forman Amphitheater.

Duathlon: 1st Leg-2.5k  View Course Map Final Leg-5K (Sprint Distance Course)

The Duathlon is a 2.5k run, 20k bike and 5k run. Duathlon athletes will start behind the “Run Out” section of the transition area. The start time for the Duathlon will be at 8:15am.

Safety Info:

Course markings will line the route to eliminate direction confusion. Hydration stations will be located at every mile mark. EMT will be on site.

USAT Running Rules


>Finish

After taking in all of Louisville, finish at the Brown Forman Amphitheater. Enjoy the moment with plenty of Shade, Seating, Refreshments, and more!