Final Race Information
Swim Start Details
Wave 1 - elite wave (any athlete wishing to start in a wave)
Wave 2 - all relay swimmers
All other participants will be seeded based on when they registered and started in a time trial format. For any individual participants wishing to participate in the wave start, the elite wave is only way to do so. All others will begin one at a time every 3 seconds a part in a time trial format.
Swim Distance: 1/3 mile or 586 yards
MightyMite Triathlon is a point-to-point race. A point-to-point race consists of two separate transition areas and a finish area.
Transition 1 – Village Creek State Park (swim to bike)
Transition 2 – East Arkansas Community College (bike to run) – You must leave your run gear at T2
Finish – Please see the course maps on the website for a detailed description. Spectators can park at the Old Harvest Foods Building on HWY 1 which is about 100 meters from the finish.
Please keep in mind that race management has a short timeframe to transport all bags from the park to the college and that we will work as quickly as possible to move the bags. We need your help in making the process run as smoothly as possible so that all participants get their gear in a reasonable amount of time.
Please use the bags provided by at packet pick up and at the transition areas and label them with your race number using the sharpies provided. ALL bags left at T1 will be transported back to T2, as we will have torn down T1. We do NOT want to transport oversized transition bags, gym bags, buckets, tupperware boxes, lose items, etc. Since bags will be transported from the park to the college, you may not want to put items such as jewelry, watches, keys, etc in your bag.
When you exit the water and put on your bike gear please place all items for transport inside your numbered bag and leave it in your transition spot. We will gather all bags and transport them for you. Placing items in a bag only adds 1-2 seconds to your transition time. ALL BAGS WILL BE PICKED UP AND BROUGHT BACK TO T2. PLEASE HELP US BY USING RACE ISSUED BAGS.
We will do our best to have bags from the park to the college by 10:30am. This means that if you anticipate finishing the race in one or two hours, you may still be waiting on your bag to be transported to the college until 10:30. If you don't want to wait that long, think about making alternate arrangements.
Recommended Race Morning Progression
(East Arkansas Community College) Pick up packet – 5:30am
(East Arkansas Community College) Set up T2 run gear – 5:45am
(Village Creek State Park) Body marking, chip pick up – 6:30am
(Village Creek State Park) Set up T1 bike gear and T1 bag – 6:45am-7:00am
(Village Creek State Park) Race Start – 8:00am
We are working hard to improve the post race flow of traffic. We have 5 buses running this year and will be sticking to the below schedule so everyone knows when buses are running.
9:30 – 2 buses
10:00 – 2 buses
10:30 – 2 buses
11:00 – 2 buses
11:30 – 2 buses
12:00 – 2 buses
Buses will depart from the old Harvest Foods Building and travel to East Arkansas Community College. Participants that wish to continue up to Village Creek State Park will be given 5 minutes to gather possessions (don’t forget your T1 bag) and reboard the bus which will continue up to Village Creek State Park (Be prompt, buses will not wait for individuals….Buses will leave after 5 minutes at the College).
Each bus carries approximately 40 people so there are 80 slots open at each departure time. *Athletes should have plenty of time to go back to T2, then back to T1, to retrieve all belongings in time to be back to the finish area in time for the awards. It is highly encouraged that you retrieve your belongs before the awards ceremony.*
East Arkansas Community College
From I-40 take Exit 242 North (Hwy 284)
East Arkansas Community College will be on your right as soon as you get off the exit
Village Creek State Park
From I-40 take Exit 242 North (Hwy 284)
North on Hwy 284 to Village Creek State Park (13 miles north of I-40 on Hwy 284) From park entrance follow triathlon signs to parking area
Finish Line Area / Old Harvest Foods Building
From I-40 take Exit 241 A South (Hwy 1)
Follow Hwy 1 for about 2 miles
Harvest Foods will be on your left
Finish Line will be visible from the side parking lot of Harvest Foods