The swim takes place in Lake Hartwell. The course is 1500 meters clockwise with buoys being placed at 150-200 meter intervals.
The bike course is a 40k loop on rolling hills
The 10k run is an out and back course, fairly flat, with aid stations each mile.
Click HERE for course maps.
The Hartwell YMCA Olympic Triathlon is a USA Triathlon sanctioned race.
All participants must complete the race in under 4 hours 00 minutes. Race officials reserve the right to pull a participant off the course if it appears as though that participant will not be able to meet the above time requirements. This is a safety issue, our permits, volunteers, police, ems, etc are only reserved for the above time restrictions.
Entry in the Hartwell YMCA Olympic Triathlon is open to individuals 14 years of age or older.
The Hartwell YMCA Olympic Triathlon will be timed using the ChampionChip Timing System. (5 splits provided)
– Overall (M & F)
– Age Groups (M & F): 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Over
– Novice (M & F)
RELAY AWARDS (Top 3)
New for 2017: Registration Protection will be available to purchase during registration. Registration Protection is provided through Allianz. Purchasing this protection allows you to get reimbursed up to 100% if you cannot attend the event for a number of reasons, including covered injury, illness, traffic accidents, and the added benefit of protection in the instance that you are required to work for a covered reason.
For additional Registration Protection information click HERE.
Please note: No refunds outside of this Registration Protection policy will be provided for any reason.
If you cannot make this years event, you may transfer to next years Lake Hartwell Olympic Triathlon if notification is given >3 weeks prior to the event. Your registration may only be transferred/deferred once. Transferring a registration to another person is not allowed. Considerable effort goes into producing such an event and funds are expended and applied in good faith based on a registration. Thank you very much for your understanding of this policy.
Races are rain or shine unless we determine that race conditions are dangerous. If the race is cancelled there will be no refunds. This position is consistent with USAT recommendations and with the protocol of sharing the risks associated with the sport of triathlon. In the event of inclement weather, Acts of God, or unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any/all portions of the race. Each athlete must accept any such risk of their entry fee paid including other amenities paid for such as t-shirts, insurance, and online administrative fees. All fees collected are used to develop and produce the event, including all race supplies. In the event of inclement weather, the following is the Hartwell YMCA Olympic Triathlon plan of action.
Race start may be delayed (up to 30 minutes) until weather conditions are safe. If weather continues, the event will be changed to a duathlon (bike – run format) with a time trial start. No event day transfers will be issued if the event is reformatted due to inclement weather.
If the triathlon is cancelled due to natural disaster, every effort will be made to reschedule the event. Registrants will receive a 100% credit to participate in the rescheduled event. If the event cannot be rescheduled later in the year, a 75% credit will be issued for all registered triathlon participants into either another Georgia Endurance Series event or the following years Hartwell YMCA Olympic Triathlon.
June 23rd (Friday) between 3:00pm – 6:00pm at Bell Family YMCA, 281 Opal St. Extension, Hartwell, GA 30643
June 24th (Saturday) between 5:30am – 6:40am at the race site.
If you do not pick up packet materials during the designated pick up times listed you will not be allow to race. There will be no exceptions made. You must collect your own packet. No other person will be allowed to pick up your packet. Government issued photo ID will be required to pick up materials.
USAT members must show a valid USAT membership card or pay the one day membership fee, $15 cash only.
TRANSITION AREA / Body marking
The transition area will be open on race day from 5:30 am – 6:40 am promptly. Any athlete that arrives after 6:45 am will not be allowed into the transition area. Body marking will take place outside transition area between 5:30 am – 6:40 am. All bikes must display the proper bike frame number. Access to the transition area to retrieve bike and gear after finishing will not be allowed until the last athlete has started the run.
TIMING CHIP PICK UP
Timing chips can be picked up race morning under the timing chip tent from 5:30 am – 6:45 am.
The athlete briefing will be held on site during packet pick up Friday, June 23rd, at 6:00pm at the finish line. Race directors will need approximately 30 minutes to review the details of the race. After that time the floor will be opened up for questioning until all are answered.