The 2016 Survive the Night Triathlon will take place at the University of Kentucky athletic facilities. The main staging area will be in the Commonwealth Football Stadium Green Lot (North end of the stadium in front of Bluegrass Community and Technical College). This is where the transition area and ALL exchange zones between bike loops and run loops will take place. The following map includes all segments of the race:
The Swim will consist of 80 laps (or 160 lengths) of the pool within the Lancaster Aquatic Center. Each team will be seeded one team per lane, and teams can divide up the distance however you would like amongst team members, as long as exchanges only occur at the designated end of the pool. The minimum distance an athlete must swim is therefore, 50 yards. All swimmers must begin in the water. No diving will be allowed.
1st Transition (1st or Yellow Segment on the Map)
Once each team finishes the swim segment, one runner from each team will need to complete the 0.4 mile run to the transition area at Commonwealth Stadium.
Bike Course (2nd or Red Segment on the Map)
The bike will consist of 100 laps clockwise around the 1.2 mile loop. This will be a fast bike loop with wide open and closed roads. We will have supplemental lighting in addition to the stadium lights. Think NASCAR! There will be a single exchange zone next to the transition area in the Green Lot. All cyclist exchanges are required to occur in this segment, therefore, the minimum a cyclist must complete is 1 lap, or 1.2 miles.
Run Course (3rd or Green Segment on the Map)
The run will consist of 10 laps of a 2.6 mile loop course running out Alumni Drive on the running path with a return and loop around Bluegrass Community and Technical College. The run loop will course through the middle of the Green Lot, right in the heart of the transition area and adjacent to the bike course, so all teams can remain central. Exchanges must occur at the designated exchange zone, therefore, the minimum distance a runner must run is 2.6 miles. The 10th runner will complete a short loop towards the Nutter Field House at the end of their lap, during which teams are encouraged to run this segment together, before finishing down the home stretch to the finish line.