Discover locations of all event, transition areas, and exchange zones.
The 2024 Survive the Night Relays will once again be headed back to the University of Kentucky Kroger Field.
All 3 Races will share the central part of the course including the exchange zones
Swim Segment - 2.4 miles or 4000 yds
The swim will begin in Lancaster Aquatic Center. Teams will be directed to a designated lane at the swim deck, where they will complete their entire section of the swim. The distance is 4000 yds, which consists of 80 laps (down and back in the pool). Teams must exchange swimmers in the pool, and the minimum distance that any single swimmer must complete is 50 yds (down and back). Teams can decide how to break up the distance on their own. Teams will be asked to have one timer, one swimmer, and the next swimmer at their lane at all times. Additional swimmers and team members will need to remain in the designated waiting area until ready. If space permits, we may allow additional team members to join with their team, but they will need to remain in the water if performing short interval exchanges.
Transition Run (Yellow) - 0.4 miles
Each triathlon team will provide one transition runner who will start their run at the glass doors adjacent to the swimming pool at Lancaster Aquatic Center. Once your team member arrives, the transition runner will be given the team timing chip. The timing chip will already be synced with the starting time of your swim wave. The transition runner should have a reflective vest and light. Once their team's final swimmer reaches the wall at the end of the swim portion, we will do a virtual handoff so that no one is required to run across the swim deck. The runner will leave the Aqautic Center, run up the steps next to the Johnson Athletic Center, follow the path along the outdoor basketball courts, cross Cooper Drive, and then enter the Green Lot of Kroger Field following the marked path to the transition exchange zone. The transition runner can then either start the bike leg of the race or hand off to a cyclist who is ready to begin.
Bike Leg (Blue) - 100 laps on a 1.2 mile loop (120 miles total)
Cyclists will leave the transition zone, and bike clockwise heading out of the Green Lot, they will climb the hill onto Sports Complex Drive, following it around the UK Football Practice Fields, down the hill making a right onto Alumni Drive. They will then turn right at the next intersection at University Avenue before making a right turn back into the Kroger Field parking lots to head back to transition and the exchange zone. The zones will be marked as we have done in the past with blue and red rope lighting to create alleyways. If you are continuing on as a cyclist, then you will stay in the blue lane and keep riding. If you are going to have off to another team member, then you will pull off into the Red lane to enter the exchange zone. We will have lighted projection screens to assist with lap counting that will be visible to cyclists and spectators during the bike leg.
TRIATHLON AND MARATHON
Run Leg (Green) - 20 laps on a 1.3 mile loop (26.2 miles total)
Runners will begin in the Green Lot of Kroger Field, on the opposite side of the transition zone from the Bike Course. Runners will follow the marked course in a clockwise fashion around the Green Lot and exit at the Northeast corner onto College Sports Way. Runners will need to stay to the Left and will climb the hill parallel to the cyclists heading towards the Baseball Complex. They will make a LEFT turn onto Wildcat Way, descend to the parking lot at the Soccer Complex, and then follow the turn where they will then head back to the Green Lot in an out-and-back fashion. Runners will then enter into the Running Exchange zone where they can either continue for another lap, or hand-off to another team member. Similar to the bike course, we will have a projection screen counting laps and providing individual splits for each lap completed. At the end of the 20th lap, teams will run a single "mini" lap which will consist of 0.2 miles. We encourage all teams to complete this final segment together before you cross the finish line.
ULTRA RUN (Pink) - 2 miles per loop
Our ultra runners will complete a course that is mixed ON and OFF road. Runners will begin in the Green Lot of Kroger Field, on the opposite side of the transition zone from the Bike Course. Runners will follow the marked course in a clockwise fashion around the Green Lot and exit at the Northeast corner onto College Sports Way. Runners will need to stay to the Left and will climb the hill parallel to the cyclists heading towards the Baseball Complex. Once they reach the top of the hill, Ultra Runners will make a LEFT turn through the gate and enter the back fields behind the sports complexes. They will follow a clockwise loop along the treeline, then entering for a large loop around the Student Athletic Fields. They will temporarily enter onto the running path along Alumni Drive for approximately 200 yds, and then turn RIGHT back into the grass. They will follow along the fence line of the Softball Stadium, and then return towards the stadium by climbing up the grass hill behind the soccer practice field. Once Ultra runners return through the gate, they will turn RIGHT and descend down the hill on Sports Complex Drive to return back to the Green Lot. There will be marked signs guiding you back to the exchange zone where we will lap counters on the projection screen and also an aid station.