Welcome to 40 Acres Of Hell!
Toughest Multi-Sport Tri in the Arkansas River Valley Russellville, AR
The Sprint: 2 Waves
8:30 and 9:15
Pre-race Meeting at 8am
Waves may be co-ed but times and finishes will be recognized by gender
October 1, 2016
Get Ready to….
Lake Dardanelle Arkansas State Park Marina
And 40 Acre Rock!
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40 Acres of Hell is a Multi-Sport Endurance Triathlon that takes place in the beautiful Lake Dardanelle State Park area, with sweeping views of Lake Dardanelle and Mt. Nebo in the background. Kayaks are provided for all participants.
Choose from two categories The Sprint or The Punisher.
The Sprint: Male and Female
The Sprint Race starts with a 2 Mile paddle in Kayaks on Lake Dardanelle, followed by a 2.5 mile run inside the park (road/trail run), and finishes with a 13 mile bike ride on paved roads. This is a fun race for beginners to advanced athletes and fills up quickly. So register early!
Looking for a challenge? You will find it with THE PUNISHER!
The Punisher begins in the park with a fast 2 Mile sprint through Lake Dardanelle State Park-a mix of road and trail. Before catching your breath you find yourself paddling across Lake Dardanelle to the Illinois Bayou Boat Ramp (2.5 miles). Now the tough part starts! First comes a 2.5 hill run that will make even the toughest guy cry followed by a very hilly 21 Mile bicycle leg on paved roads. (There’s one hill where very few have actually made it to the top without getting off their bikes). Finally you finish with a Kayak paddle back to the park.
THE PUNISHER isn’t so much about winning but about finishing – Finding out what you’re made of – Digging deep inside to keep going all the way to the end.
There is limited space available so register early to assure yourself a spot in one of the toughest races in the Arkansas River Valley.
Note: Kayaks and PFD’s will be provided for all racers; No personal kayaks allowed; Bicycle helmets required on the bike leg of the the races.
THE SPRINT: Female and Male
Race time for the women is 8:30am with a mandatory pre-race meeting at 8am in the Pavillion in Lake Dardanelle State Park. The men start at 9:30am with the mandatory pre-race meeting at 9.
Leg 1: 2 mile Kayak; Leg 2: 2.5 mile run; Leg 3:13 mile bicycle route; Staging area and Finish line at park Pavilion.
The Kayak course is an out and back from the beach. The run is on and off-road around the park. The bike course is hilly but on paved roads and will be well-marked.
This race starts and finishes at Lake Dardanelle State Park but the bike transition is across the lake at the Illinois Bayou Boat Ramp. You will need to drop off your bike prior to the race start.
Race starts at 10:30am with pre-race at 10am at the Pavillion.
Leg1: 2.5 mile run in the park; Leg 2: 2.5 mile kayak to Illinois Bayou; Pushups at boat ramp; Leg 3: 2.5 mile run out and back; Leg 4: 21 mile bike ride; Leg 5: 2.5 mile kayak back to Lake Dardanelle State Park beach near pavillion. (This beach is not the same one you started from)