There will be 3 big corner buoys on the swim course. There will be smaller buoys between these big buoys to help keep you on course. Athletes will keep all buoys to their right. Because of the early morning start we will have lights attached to the buoys for sighting purposes because how can you swim towards something you can’t see? After the completion of two loops, athletes will exit the water and head to T1.
The swim starts at 7:00 am at Hailstone Main Park at Jordanelle Reservoir. Athletes will be required to leave T1 for the swim by 6:45 am. Support crews and spectators are welcome at the swim. Parking is limited and is on a first come first serve basis. Also, there will be no road parking in the park, all cars need to park in a parking stall.
We will have rescue boats and kayaks during the swim. These boats will contain a mix of medic personnel and lifeguards along with rescue equipment to aid swimmers in need.
As you leave the State Park, you will be entering onto a highway. Make sure you stay to the right of the white line and rumble strips. This is a 5 mile downhill stretch of road.
After mile 6 you will be turning right onto River Rd.
After mile 9 you will enter a roundabout. You will exit where you entered and ride back the way you just came.
Just after mile 12, there is an intersection you will need to travel through. Remember this is an open course and you will need to make sure the light is green before crossing through the intersection.
At mile 23 you will come to a 4 way stop. You will turn right at this intersection. You will ride about 500 feet and make a U-turn and return to the 4 way stop you just turned at.
This time turn left at the intersection and head back the way you just came.
Just after mile 33, there is an intersection you will need to travel through. Remember this is an open course and you will need to make sure the light is green before crossing through the intersection.
After mile 36, you will enter a roundabout and take the first exit onto 1050 N.
Just after mile 45 you will be turning left onto Guardsman Pass Rd.
At mile 50, at the end of Guardsman Pass Rd., you will be turing onto Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd and head up to Brighton Ski Resort. Make sure there is no traffic traveling either direction as you will be crossing the road.
There will be absolutely no support from the base of Guardsman climb to T2. Any and all support given must happen before mile 38. We highly encourage giving final support as early as possible to give you enough time to get to T2. We recommend just before mile 31. We are not responsible for and cannot predict traffic conditions that may hinder you from reaching your athlete. It is your responsibility to get to transition before your athlete. As an athlete, plan on an hour and a half for this stretch of the ride. If you are found giving your athlete support between the base of Guardsman climb to T2, your athlete will be disqualified.
Since support cars are not allowed after mile 38, we will provide 2 vans on this section of the race. These vans will patrol from mile 38 to mile 47. These vans will be stocked with water, some nutrition and bike supplies.
Only the registered support crew member is allowed into T2 with a wristband. This crew member can be inside T2 waiting for their athlete to arrive. Once the athlete arrives, it is the crew member’s job to help their athlete get ready for the run. Once the athlete is ready for the run, it becomes the crew member’s job to cleanup all of their athlete’s equipment. This includes all clothing, gear and bike itself. The crew member will need to take all their athlete’s equipment out of T2.
This is a completely open bike course without any law enforcement. All athletes are to obey traffic laws and rules of the roadways at all times. This includes arm signals when turning and stopping when required to do so by signs and signals. You must have your front and rear lights on, and a cell phone with you at all times. Additionally, there is no littering.
This can be a long day for the support crew, so we would like to try and take a little of the planning and worrying about car fuel and fuel for yourself out of the equation. On the bike course there are no gas stations or businesses to eat at long the course, but have no fear, there are other options. One option to find a gas station and food options nearby is around mile 36, just before the final climb and finish. Just 2 miles off the course, on Main St. in Midway, you will find 2 more gas stations, a grocery store and another Subway. If you feel you need something more than these options you can always head into Heber, just under 4 miles off the course. Heber has a larger selection on gas stations, fast food options and additional grocery stores. One last place you can find gas and fuel for yourself before getting to Brighton is in Park City. This is when you are off the course and making your way to T2. You will find many gas stations and food options while driving through here. Remember once you get up to the finish, Brighton Resort, there are no more gas stations or grocery stores. Brighton will be offering food from their facility.
the run course will take place on the trails around Brighton Resort. The course will be a two loop course. The course will be marked with color flags. For night time racing, we will mark sections of the course with glow sticks to indicate major turns.
The course starts at the bottom of Milly Express chair lift and follows the service road up to Twin Lakes Reservoir. At the top of this road the Half Distance athletes will split off to the left. Just after the split off, the course jumps on a trail that will take athletes next to Lake Mary. Half Distance athletes will take a left and follow the trail till you reach the trail head to go up to Clayton Peak. Head up this trail. At the top, Clayton Peak, the course meets up with Western Trail. Here you will turn left and heads toward the Great Western Express chair lift. Just before the last climb up to the Great Western Express chair lift the course turns left down Elk Park ski run. The course follows Elk Park ski run and then jumps onto the Golden Needle ski run. The course will go by the Snake Creek Express chair lift and run down Snake Creek Rd (service road). Once at the bottom of the trail the course turns left and follows a trail next to the parking lot. The trail comes out at the bottom of Milly Express chair lift where the 2nd loop begins.
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Aaron was one of James’ #wingmen during the world record-breaking summer of 2015 and was instrumental in getting him through each day of the 50. Aaron’s attention to detail and work ethic is second to none. Aaron grew up in Pleasant Grove, Utah where he excelled as a wrestler dominating the competition taking his athleticism to a high level.
He is a monster on the bike and his love for cycling got him into triathlon and competing in endurance sports. He has won and placed at different distances of triathlon. He is very well rounded having raced all distances of triathlon including competing at the Xterra World Championships in Hawaii, competing in ultras, many cycling events, and most recently competing in World’s Toughest Race Eco Challenge in Fiji hosted by Bear Grylls and put on by Amazon Prime. Aaron has been well taught by David Warden and is certified by Ironman University. He has been coaching with Team Ironcowboy since 2016. He loves seeing the success of others and help bringing athletes and people to their ultimate potential and help complete their goals.
Carlee Tulett is an elite amateur triathlete and experienced endurance athlete in a wide range of running, cycling, and triathlon events. Starting in high school, Carlee found success in both soccer and track and field and eventually went on to compete as a 100 and 200 meter runner at Western Washington University.
After competing in various local running and triathlon events, Carlee registered for her first 70.3 in 2011 and sought coaching assistance from James Lawrence and Team Ironcowboy where she went on to qualify for the 70.3 world championships later that same year. In addition to winning and placing in various local events, Carlee snagged 3rd female in her first full distance at the Lake Havasu HIITS triathlon series. Subsequently, she joined Team Ironcowboy as a coach in 2015, completed the Ironman University Training certification, and has gone on to coach many athletes to race successfully in events ranging from 100 mile ultra trail runs to the Ironman World Championships in Kona.
While staying home and raising her five little boys ranging from age three to 13, Carlee has managed to complete (and typically podium in) over 20 70.3 events, 4 full Ironman events, and a variety of endurance road, trail, and cycling events. Recently, Carlee placed 2nd female in the ICON Livigno xtreme triathlon which qualified her for the Norseman xtreme triathlon in 2020. Carlee brings to the Team Ironcowboy coaching staff her expertise in open water swim technique, mental toughness training, extreme endurance events, and balancing work and motherhood responsibilities with endurance training.
David Warden is an internationally recognized coach and author. His current and former clients include World Age Group Duathlon champions, Guinness World Record triathlon holder James Lawrence, and multiple full and 70.3 Ironman World Championship qualifiers. He is the co-author of the primary academic triathlon resource Triathlon Science. His personal athletic resume consists of 45 first place overall wins in triathlon and duathlon, including the 2x USA Triathlon Rocky Mountain Region Sprint Triathlon Champion (2011, 2016) and 2nd place USA Triathlon Age Group Duathlon Nationals. He has finished as the top American at the Mallora 70.3, Abu Dhabi International Half, and Balearic Olympic Championships. David is a certified IRONMAN® coach.
James is originally From Calgary, Alberta Canada. He grew up a wrestler and later in life became to love endurance racing to escape the hectic routine of Corporate America. After losing everything in 2008, James turned to his new found passion for triathlon racing and went on to break two world records within three years. In 2015 James accomplished the unthinkable despite everyone saying his end goal was impossible. He completed 50 Ironman distance triathlons, in 50 days, in each of the 50 United States — The 50-50-50.