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The Goose Pond Island Half Iron & Frantic Frog Sprint Triathlons return to the Goose Pond Colony Resort, located in Scottsboro, Alabama on Sunday, May 28, 2023. We invite all to come enjoy the beauty and challenge awaiting in our host Northern Alabama venue!
Packet Pickup Sat 5 PM - 7:30 PM & Sun 5:30 - 6:30 AM at the swimming pool pavilion. Please park on the north side of the pool and not by the transition area. Please note that if you are picking up your packet on race day morning, you will need to arrive early so that you can get checked in and won’t delay the start of the race. Both distances need to be checked in by 6:30am and transition closes at 6:45AM.
The 1.2 mile swim will be in the pristine waters of Lake Guntersville. The half iron distance triathlon will begin at 7:00 AM Central. Course will follow the buoys in a loop course. The protected waters of Lake Guntersville will have little or no current and should offer a great opportunity for a personal record swim time. Swim Map Link
The 56 mile bike makes use of the natural terrain of the area. Scottsboro is located in the Sequatchie Valley in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Course will exit Goosepond Colony and bike towards the historic Jackson County Courthouse. Once past the courthouse square, cyclists will head out to the surrounding countryside for a fast ride along rural roads. The bike route will be fairly flat and fast. Map Link We have updated the Bike course through downtown to help with traffic. The main difference is going down Scott Street downtown rather than Broad Street. We are still trying to find an alternate route before the RR at Fackler but may not be for this year.
The 13.1 mile run will leave transition and run along the golf course before turning into the campground beginning two 5.3 mile loops. Runners return down Ed Hembree Drive to finish by transition. The run provides views of Lake Guntersville as well as plentiful wildlife. Aid stations will be passed 16 times. Map Link
Note: we are instituting "cut off times" for the safety of participants, volunteers and support staff - limits noted are from the start of final starter: swim 1:15, bike 5:15 hours, run 1/2 way point 7:15 - finish line, music, etc. will be in place for all finishers - venue tear-down may begin depending on severe weather forecast, as in past years. Safety is our first priority.
Frantic Frog Sprint race includes a 500 meter Swim, 14 mile Bike & 5K run beginning at 8 AM Central. Swim will start at end of pier with a rectangular course & beach exit. Swim: Map Link - Bike will be an out & back course. Bike : Map Link - Run will also be an out and back route into campground & return to finish by transition. Run: Map Link.
Athlete Amenities - race packets will include: race t-shirt, water bottle, socks, swim cap (must be worn). FINISHER MEDALS for all finishers.
Endurance Sports Management Bald Eagle Events has enabled event insurance for your consideration in the event you are unable to compete. Please review this option during the registration process.
USAT Info: ALL USAT RULES APPLY – Goose Pond Island Half Iron Distance Triathlon is a USAT sanctioned event. USAT officials will referee the event.
All Endurance Sports Management Bald Eagle Events triathlon events are sanctioned by USA Triathlon. When a race sanctions with USAT, it is required for each participant to purchase either a one-day license or annual membership in order to participate in said event. A one-day USAT license is $15 and an annual USAT membership is $50. Either can be purchased when signing up for the event. A youth one day or annual USAT license is $10. Click here to learn about your USAT benefits and where your member dollars go.
Age Groups and Awards: Overall awards for the top three male and female finishers & top male and female masters. Age group awards for first, second, and third place in the following M & F age groups: 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45- 49, 50-55, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over & top 3 Clydesdale & Athena. Open Relay Division: Male, Female, and Co-ed.
Endurance Sports Management has a NO REFUND policy. Insurance is available during the registration of each event. Please take advantage of this option should you wish to insure your entry fees.
Race entries are non-transferable between individuals.
Event Cancellation / Modification Policy - If Natural Disaster or Community Disaster occurs, our action steps are as follows:
1. Endurance Sports Management Bald Eagle Events in concert with local officials will make decisions based on safety first. 2. Courses and/or race segments will be altered as agreed to between Endurance Sports Management and Bald Eagle Events LLC and local officials 3. Financial: It is not financially feasible for Endurance Sports Management and Bald Eagle Events LLC to accept the risk of a disaster for everyone. Each registered participant needs to accept the risk of his or her entry fee. There will be NO REFUNDS or free entries to future races. The money you paid is spent developing the subject event. 4. Endurance Sports Management does not save any money if one of our events has to be canceled for reasons beyond our control. All supplies and services needed for the events are purchased and/or arranged in advance. All event supplies and services associated with that event must be paid for, regardless of the outcome.
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