Jonny Brownlee and Ashleigh Gentle Win 2018 Beijing International Triathlon
24th June 2018
Philadelphia Escape Tri
Philadelphia

Course Information


Race Description

Olympic: Swim: 1500 meters. Bike: 24.8 miles. Run: 6.2 miles 

Olympic Aquabike: Swim: 1500 meters. Bike: 24.8 miles

Sprint: Swim: 800 meters. Bike: 12.4 miles. Run: 3.1 miles

Sprint Aquabike: Swim: 800 meters. Bike 12.4 miles

* Distances subject to change

CUT-OFF TIMES RACE

Swim: 8:15 am

Bike: 10:30 am

OLYMPIC COURSE

This exciting course is one of the most historic and picturesque sections of Philadelphia. Martin Luther King Drive, near the base of Black Road - Fairmount Park, complete with statues, trees and grassy fields. The Olympic AquaBike will follow the same race as the Olympic Triathlon.

SWIM

The 1.5K swim will be a point-to-point race with MLK Blvd. Athletes will swim downstream, staying at the head of the island and heading into the second opening of the Columbia Bridge. The swim will conclude with a hand to the exit, which is in the middle of the transition area.

BIKE

After exiting the transition area, 40k, bike race through Fairmount Park. Each loop of the bike is flat, fast Martin Luther King and Kelly Drives with several short climbs and descents, including Lemon Hill.

RUN

After exiting the transition area, King Martin Luther Drive will start the race. Athletes will then head to the front of the Art Museum, one of the city's most famous landmarks, where they will turn back and head back to Martin Luther King Drive and make a turn to the front two. Once the second lap is completed and the event ends. The race will be extremely well marked for every mile.

Philadelphia Escape Olympic Course Map

Philadelphia Escape Olympic Course Map

SPRINT COURSE

The Sprint Race will take place almost entirely on the Martin Luther King Drive section of Fairmount Park. It will include many pieces of the popular Olympic race. Like the Olympic Triathlon, the start / finish area and the transition area will be located just off Martin Luther King Drive, near the base of Black Road. The Sprint AquaBike will follow the same race as the Sprint Triathlon.

SWIM

The 800m swim will be a point-to-point race moving with the current. The current in the river is negligible this time of year. The finish will be an exit right in the belly of the transition area.

BIKE

After exiting the transition area, 20k, bike race through Fairmount Park. The bike race is flat, fast Martin Luther King and Kelly Drives with several short climbs and descents, including Lemon Hill.

RUN

After exiting the transition area, King Martin Luther Drive will start the run. Athletes will then head to the front of the Art Museum, one of the City's most famous landmarks. Once the loop is completed, you will be able to go to the end of the event. The race will be extremely well marked for every mile.

Philadelphia Escape Sprint Course Map

Philadelphia Escape Sprint Course Map

ELEVATION CHARTS

Philadelphia Escape - Sprint Course Bike Elevation

Philadelphia Escape - Sprint Course Bike Elevation

Philadelphia Escape - Sprint & Olympic Course Run Elevation

Philadelphia Escape - Sprint & Olympic Course Run Elevation

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