When I think of a Triathlon, images of long distance swims, runs, and cycling by the best athletes in the world pop into my head. While that is partly true, the Degray Lake Tri Fest has events for almost any athlete, seasoned or beginner. The two day event is held at the Spillway Area parking lot and boat ramp on the southeast shore of beautiful Degray Lake Arkansas. Degray Lake has been rated one of the cleanest lakes in the country. Degray Lake Information. With 6 events to choose from there is a race for everyone. The Super Spillway Sprint consists of a 225 yard swim followed by a 6 mile bike and finished off with a 1.5 mile run. For the seasoned athletes the Tri Arkansas consists of a 1500 meter swim, 39k bike, and 10k run. That should get your blood flowing!
[caption id="attachment_455" align="alignleft" width="150"] Degray Lake Tri Fest Finish Line[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_452" align="alignleft" width="151"] Race Time[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_456" align="alignleft" width="155"] Degray Lake Tri Fest Bikes[/caption]
If racing is not really your idea of a quality weekend, then volunteer. There are plenty of opportunities to assist the promoters in making this race a reality. Be a part of set up/ take down, guiding, even clean up. Contact DLT Events for more information.
Having personally been both a participant and spectator, I can tell you it is a blast! My tri athlete daughter talked me into doing the sprint a few years ago. It was a awesome experience made even better by cheering each other on to the finish line.
Hopefully you will take part in this years event and enjoy the the spirit of competition while taking in the beauty of the Ouachita Mountains.