Course Description

CURRENT WATER TEMP 62F

Half-Ironman Distance Triathlon:
1.9k (1.2mile) Lake Swim / 90k (52mile in reality) Road Bike / 21k (13.1mile) Trail Run  (ages 13 and up; Relay divisions available)
Olympic Distance:
1.5k Swim/ 40k Bike/ 10k Run
(ages 13 and up; Relay divisions available)
Sprint Distance: 400m Swim/ 8mile Bike/ 2.5mile Run
(ages 13 and up; Relay divisions available)
Kid’s Mini Tri Distance: 100m Swim/ 2mile Bike/ 1mile RunP1020042
(ages 6-12)

Race Details

SPRINT:
SWIM – 1⁄4 mi CLOCKWISE triangular swim in shallower and warmer part of lake.
JUNE LAKE WATER TEMP: currently 62ºF   – WETSUITS OPTIONAL BUT RECOMMENDED!
BIKE – 8 mile loop
leave campground area and Right onto Northshore Drive Right onto Highway 158 through the town of June Lake Sharp Right (this is a turn that you don’t want to miss – otherwise you are on the Olympic course) back onto Northshore Drive (across from June Mountain Ski Area) uphill Pass Aid Station #3 (State Farm Insurance Red Tent) (also Sprint Run Turn-around) Right onto Pinecliff Drive and Right at Oh! Ridge Campground intersection to return back to June Lake Swim Beach/Transition.  SLOW down for sharp RIGHT turn back into transition and bike dismount line.

RUN – 2.5 miles OUT & BACK with a dog-leg out and back.  Head to beach out of transition area.  Continue on flat single track along lake area.  Sharp Right turn to your dog leg taking you to Aid Station #2 and your first turn-around.  Head back the way you came and at Aid Station #1 make a RIGHT up steep 4WD road, continue on a Sharp Right on the same road up to a gate and paved road.  Turn Sharp LEFT at brown gate, Northshore Drive (paved road).  Continue STRAIGHT on pavement (hilly) out to Aid Station #3 and your second SPRINT RUN TURN-AROUND counter-clockwise up the lollipop loop and trace your steps back to the finish line!  Do NOT repeat the dog-leg on your return trip.  Head STRAIGHT at the bottom of the steep 4WD road past Aid Station #1 to a single track closer to the water than the one you came out on for the run start.  RIGHT turn down rocky steps onto the beach to FINISH.

OLYMPIC:
SWIM – 1500m
JUNE LAKE WATER TEMP: currently 62ºF – WETSUITS REQUIRED!

CLOCKWISE Triangular course starting at swim beach on one side of buoys and finishing at swim beach on the other side of buoys.

BIKE – 25 mile loop clockwise along Hwy 158 (the June Lake Loop).
After leaving the Transition area (bike exit).  Left at Pinecliff Drive and LEFT again to stay on Pinecliff Dr. (leaving beach and campground area). RIGHT onto Northshore Drive. RIGHT onto Highway 158 through the village of June Lake. Ride the June Lake Loop PAST June Mountain Ski Area (Northshore Dr intersection).  Don’t get confused – Sprint racers turn right here. RIGHT onto Hwy 395 (stay in the bike lane!) and stay to the inside (right) of the cones that mark your right of way during that turn – no stop required. RIGHT back onto Hwy 158 (June Lake Loop).  RIGHT back onto Northshore Drive at Oh! Ridge turn-off.  LEFT onto Pinecliff Drive (1/2 mile).  RIGHT to stay on Pinecliff Drive at the Oh! Ridge campground intersection and down to the beach/transition area. SLOW down for sharp RIGHT turn back into transition and bike dismount line.



RUN – 6.4 miles

XTERRA STYLE. THINK WILDFLOWER AT 8,000 FEET
This is a very grueling, challenging run course on trail. Course is extremely hilly with a very steep uphill and downhill single track section.

Still, super scenic and gorgeous — a trail runner”‘”s dream! Definitely gives you the flavor of trail running in the High Sierra..On par with Wildflower but at 8,000 feet!

Run Course Detailed Description:
Head to beach out of transition area
RIGHT headed north onto single track trail along lake
Sharp RIGHT up steep 4WD road
Sharp RIGHT to get to gate and paved road Sharp Left at brown gate, Northshore Drive (paved road)
Straight (hilly) past 1.07 miles to Aid Station #3 and SPRINT RUN TURN-AROUND. Cross road with cross-guard volunteers for a Sharp RIGHT turn up 4WD road leading to Snow Ponds/ Reverse Peak Trail. At intersection of 4WD road and single track is Aid Station #4.  LEFT just passed Aid #4 up very steep single track (1/4 mile approximately) Follow single track trail at top (1.5 mile approximately of flat/slightly uphill/rolling single track, pass 2 ponds on right).  See the Angels at Angel Aid for some limited but welcomed Aid.  Continue on trail loop (down 1/2 mile steep, technical and rocky) Aid Station #5 is at bottom of 4WD road. LEFT back onto single track paralleling Northshore Drive. Continue on 4WD road paralleling Northshore Drive. Meet pavement/Northshore Drive – now backtracking over run course and crossing road again with cross guard volunteers. STRAIGHT past Aid Station #3.  RIGHT back down steep 4WD road at gate Follow same trail back down (very steep).  STRAIGHT passed Aid Station #1 to a LEFT  onto single track closer to beach than the one you came out on.  RIGHT down rocky steps onto beach and FINISH LINE! 

 

LONG COURSE:

SWIM – 1900meters/1.2miles
JUNE LAKE WATER TEMP: currently 62ºF-65ºF – WETSUITS REQUIRED!

Clockwise Triangular course starting at swim beach on one side of buoys and finishing at swim beach on the other side of buoys.  Two lap course: 1 big triangle, 1 small triangle and around-a-buoy section midway for second lap.

BIKE – 52 mile loop course (Olympic Course 2x + Sprint Course 1x)  Clockwise around Hwy 158 (the June Lake Loop) twice and then around Northshore Drive loop once before returning back to transition area.

After leaving the Transition area (bike exit).  Left at Pinecliff Drive and LEFT again to stay on Pinecliff Dr. (leaving beach and campground area). RIGHT onto Northshore Drive. RIGHT onto Highway 158 through the village of June Lake. Ride the June Lake Loop PAST June Mountain Ski Area (Northshore Dr intersection).  Don’t get confused! – Sprint racers turn right here. (you will turn right here on your THRID loop but NOT your first or second!) Continue past Silver Lake, past Grant Lake.  Just passed the BIKE AID station (with porta-john) turn RIGHT onto Hwy 395 (stay in the bike lane!) and stay to the inside (right) of the cones that mark your right of way during that turn – no stop required. RIGHT back onto Hwy 158 (June Lake Loop).  Repeat entire loop once (do not return to race site; go past Oh! Ridge / Northshore Dr. Do not Pass Go; Do Not Collect $200.)  After second loop, (again, do not return to race site; go past Oh! Ridge / Northshore Dr.) head straight on Hwy 158 through June Lake village/town section to follow Sprint course.  This time you WILL turn RIGHT on Northshore Dr. at June Mountain Ski Area. Head up the steep road for consecutive hills passed Aid Station #3 (run course aid with big State Farm Insurance Red Tent). Downhill to flat and then RIGHT onto Pinecliff Drive (for 1/2 mile).  Turn RIGHT to stay on Pinecliff Drive at the Oh! Ridge campground intersection and down to the beach/transition area. SLOW down for sharp RIGHT turn back into transition and bike dismount line.

 

RUN – 13.1 miles
XTERRA STYLE. THINK WILDFLOWER AT 8,000 FEET
This is a very grueling, challenging run course on trail. Course is extremely hilly with a very steep uphill and downhill single track section.

Still, super scenic and gorgeous — a trail runner”‘”s dream! Definitely gives you the flavor of trail running in the High Sierra..On par with Wildflower but at 8,000 feet!

Run Course Detailed Description:
Head to beach out of transition area
Right headed north onto single track trail along lake
Sharp Right up steep 4WD road
Continue for a sharp Right to get to a gate and paved road.  Sharp Left at brown gate, Northshore Drive (paved road).  STRAIGHT (hilly) past 1.07 miles to Aid Station #3 (also the sprint course turn-around).   Downhill until you see volunteers helping you cross the road near the ball field (on your left).  Sharp RIGHT turn UP another steep 4WD road leading to Snow Ponds/ Reverse Peak Trail.   At intersection of 4WD road and single track is Aid Station #4 Left up very steep single track (1/4 mile approximately) Follow single track trail at top (1.5 mile approximately of flat/slightly uphill/rolling single track, pass 2 ponds on right and see the Angels at Angel Aid Station with limited aid) Continue on trail loop (down 1/2 mile steep, technical and rocky). Aid Station #5 is at bottom of 4WD road. LEFT back onto single track paralleling Northshore Drive. Continue on 4WD road paralleling Northshore Drive.  Meet pavement/Northshore Drive – now backtracking over run course. Cross road with volunteers to pass Aid Station #3 (big red State Farm Insurance tent).

COURSE CHANGE FOR 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TURN RIGHT AT BROWN GATE (LIKE ALL OTHER ATHLETES) 

Right back down steep 4WD road at gate Follow same dirt road down (very steep) to Aid Station #1.

LEFT at Aid Station #1 to the same leg sprint course uses for dogleg up yet another steep 4WD road past Pinecliff campsites on your left past Aid Station #2.  (AT THIS POINT YOU WILL START TO SEE FASTER RUNNERS COMING BACK FROM THE 2ND PORTION OF THE HALF-IRONMAN RUN).  Cross Pinecliff Drive (kiosk is on your right) to continue on hilly 4WD pole line road.  Cross Pinecliff Drive again to continue on flat 4WD pole line road.

CROSS Northshore Dr (paved road) – watch for traffic!!! and turn RIGHT to run along Northshore Dr opposite traffic (left side of the road).

LEFT at Garbage Pit Road (sounds scenic, eh? – it is open and flat 4WD road with incredible views on the return) at Aid Station #6.

STRAIGHT out passed Aid Station #7, veer left to Hwy 395 underpass to Bachar Boulders.

TURN AROUND at Bachar Boulders TREE and Aid Station #8 and return back the way you came passed Aid Station #7 and then RIGHT  turn back onto Northshore Drive at Aid Station #6.

LEFT turn onto Pole line (flat dirt 4WD road) – cross Pinecliff Drive onto the hilly 4WD pole line road down to cross Pinecliff Drive (paved) again past kiosk on your left to Aid Station #2 and straight back onto the 4WD downhill road until you see Aid Station #1.

LEFT at Aid Station #1

LEFT onto flat single track closer to the lake

RIGHT down rocky steps to beach and straight/left to FINISH LINE!

 

 

Kid’s Mini Sprint
100yard Swim
2 mile Bike paved
1 mile trail Run
SWIM in shallow lake shore area (out and back around 1 buoy)
BIKE out transition area and Turn Right to Parking Lot of Beach #2. U-Turn-around at 2nd Parking Lot (counter-clockwise/ left turn and left again).and continue past transition area.
Turn Left on Pinecliff Dr.
U-Turn at the end of Pinecliff Dr. (where it intersects with Northshore Dr)
Return back to the transition area on steep downhill.  Slow Down for sharp right turn into the first entrance of transition. Bike In and Dismount at Dismount Line.
RUN
head out on same trail as all run courses along meadow to the first intersection.
Turn Right up a steep 4WD road and U-turn around is at landing mid-way.
Head down the steep hill and run back on a single track trail.  Turn Right down rocky steps to the beach and the  Finish Line!