Race Courses and Maps
Note: Kayaks will be provided for all racers. Helmets are required while bicycling. All bicycling routes are on paved roads. You are to provide your own bike and helmet.
We have a limited number of kayaks so The Sprint race will be started in 2 waves. Pre-race meeting is at 8am at the check-in pavilion with the first wave starting at 8:30 and the second wave starting at approximately 9:15.
Waves may be co-ed, however, finish places will be by gender.
Leg 1: Kayak 2 Miles: Start from the beach; paddle straight out to the marked buoy; go around the buoy and come back to the beach.
Leg 2: Run 2 ½ Miles: (Route will be well marked) From the beach take a right to the paved road; follow the road around to the Boardwalk; up the steps by the Visitor’s Center; around the parking lot; and back to the main road; veer right into the woods; follow the marked trail; coming out at the north end of the park; on the pavement stay to the right around the loop and watch for signs into the campgrounds; back on the road turn right by the Marina; follow loop around stay to the left back to the pavilion and the bike transition area.
Leg 3: Bike 13 Miles: The route for the bike will be well marked with corner marshals at key intersections but it will be your responsibility to watch for direction signs. We suggest you be familiar with the route prior to racing. Also, the roads will not be closed to traffic so be alert at all times and follow the rules of the road.
Pre-race meeting at Pavilion at 10am. Race Start at 10:30. Bikes need to be placed at the Illinois Bayou Boat Ramp prior to the race start. The boat ramp is about 5 miles from the park. There will be attendants at the ramp at 9:30.
Leg 1: Run 2 ½ Miles: (Same route as the Sprint Run) The Punisher starts on the road by the beach; heads towards the boardwalk; up the steps by the Visitor’s Center; around the parking lot; and back to the main road; veer right into the woods; follow the marked trail; coming out at the north end of the park; back onto the road; stay to the right around the loop; turn left into the campground and follow the signs back to the main road; turn right by the Marina; follow loop around stay to the left past the pavilion; around the corner will cut across the grass to the beach area and the Kayaks.
Leg 2: Kayak 2 ½ Miles: After leaving the beach area turn right heading across the lake to the Illinois Bayou Boat Ramp; cross under the railroad bridge and Hwy. 64; veer left to the boat ramp.
Leg 3: Run 2 Miles: Head out of the park area; and right onto Hwy 64; right onto Mission Rd/ I-40 access road; at next intersection veer slightly left into Lakeridge Estates; top of hill turn left; follow road back to Mission Rd; retrace steps back to the Boat ramp.
Leg 4: Bike 21 Miles: Follow same path as the run but at the intersection after crossing over I-40 turn right onto Dwight Mission Road; at stop sign turn left onto Pleasant View Road; right on Mill Creek Road; and take the next left onto Bailey Loop; left onto Dug Road; right onto Hwy. 333; right on Mill Creek; left onto Pleasant View Road; right onto Dwight Mission; left onto Mission Rd/overpass; left into park and back to the boat ramp.
Leg 5: Kayak 2 ½ Miles: Paddle back across the lake to the small beach next to the Pavilion. (Note: will not be the same beach you left from)