Posted and Emailed to all half iron participants on 8-29-12 for those who have not opted out of email receipts.
We wanted to inform all half iron racers at the upcoming Delaware Diamondman Triathlon of a course change due to the incomplete construction of the Reedy Point Bridge (on the bike course) as well as the C&D Canal (run course). The good news is we believe we may have actually laid out an even more exciting course with details as explained below.
Bike Course - the bike course is now a two lap course which allows for spectators as well as family & friends to cheer you on as you pass the transition area several times. The course continues to be a flat and fast course.
Run Course - the run course is now a two lap course and covers a portion of the original Diamondman Course (back in 2002 through 2004) that utilizes the trails around portions of the Lums Pond State Park. The trail is relatively smooth, wide (wide enough for one car), and has shade throughout most of the course. It comprises a combination of some crush and run, paths, and paved roads. It is about the same difficulty as the C&D Canal (old run course) but with the benefits of shade as well as the opportunity to see your family & friends - racers as well as those watching you!! Again, we will provide adequate water stops, gatorade, and hammergel packets throughout the run course (about every 1 to 1.5 miles).
To view the transition area (same as last year) - click here.
To view the swim course (same as last year) - click here.
To view the bike course - click here.
To view the run course - click here.
Complete race information available at http://www.piranha-sports.com/Race184.aspx.
The sprint distance course remains the same for those of you who have friends and family racing with you.
We thank you in advance for understanding that this situation was beyond our control but again promise another great event as usual.