57.0 F


Calm/ Lake



Moderate Hills




51 miles (Atlanta - ATL/KATL)

56 miles (Athens, GA - AHN)

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Draft Legal Triathlon

The races begin Friday April 1st.  Kicking off the weekend will be the Draft Legal Men’s & Women’s Races.  The Draft Legal race features a calm water swim in Lake Lanier, followed by a 4 loop fast paced, spectator friendly bike which transitions to a one loop run finishing off the beach next to the Collegiate Team Zone Tents.

**The draft legal race will be capped at 75 participants per gender.  Qualification for this event will be finalized by the conference commissioners. 

The rules governing all Draft Legal Events that are Sanctioned by USAT, are the World Triathlon Rules of Competition  with several dispensations outlined in the 2022 USAT Draft Legal Equipment and Rules Checklist which can also be found at www.usatriathlon.org.

DRAFT LEGAL ATHLETES:  Please make note, this is a 4-loop bike course for the Draft Legal Race and the lap out rule will be enforced.



Attention ALL athletes competing in the Draft Legal Race.  The Athlete briefing scheduled for Thursday March 31st from 5:00-6:00pm is Mandatory, located at the Legacy Lodge Ballroom. 


If an athlete (or team) can’t make this meeting they need to notify our Head Race Referee Mr. Paul Brandt and the Race Director, Todd Gollnick ahead of time.  Athletes who miss the Athlete Meeting without an excused absence will receive a :10 penalty in T1.


There will be a sign in sheet at the entrance to the briefing room, where athletes will check-in.  Packets will be handed out after the meeting to those in attendance.  Athlete’s that notified us that they would not attend the meeting will have their packets set aside and given to them (or their coach) at a later time.  


For athletes that miss the meeting without notification, your packets will be handed to the head referee.  The head referee will speak with the specific athletes and let you know about the :10 second penalty.


We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to a great race.

Todd Gollnick, Race Director (todd@empowermultisport.com)

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- Four laps of the below course


Athletes will exit transition to the walking path on their right, at the base of the small hill you will be transitioned to the road.  You will run in the right lane of the road up to the first main intersection, make a right-hand turn running down the road, around the roundabout at the base of the hill toward the Lake Houses.  You will be turned around there and put on the walking path - athletes will run back on the walking path to the point where they will be turned back onto the road to start lap 2.  Follow the same directions then as before.  On the second lap athletes will go straight on the walking path and ultimately make a left turn into the festival area and the finish line.