The basic reason that both White Lake races (the Half and the Sprint) have become so popular over the years is the lake itself. White Lake is one of the finest lakes you will ever have the pleasure to swim in – a perfect oval, two miles long and one mile across. The lake which is fed by subterranean springs is crystal clear with a sand bottom – about nine feet deep out in the very middle. Most mornings, White Lake is so perfectly flat; you’d swear you were looking at a sheet of ice. This is an in-water start with participants lining up with the end of the two piers/docks at the NCFFA Center. The swim course is a triangular shaped course. Participants exit the water at the end of the easternmost pier/dock and run about 300 yards to the transition area. Expect the water temp to be in the high 60s to the low 70s.
A water temperature will be posted on Thursday of race week.
The bike course is a two-lap course - each lap being 7 miles in length. The course circles White Lake and is very fast. There are only 2 right hand turns on this course, and there are no hills whatsoever.
The 5K run is an out & back course. Runners take a right out of the FFA center onto Hwy 53, down 53. Run behind the Wam Squam onto 701, turn around and back to the FFA Center. The run course along Hwy 53 and why 701 will be marked with traffic cones - separating participants from vehicular traffic. It is mandatory that participants stay inside the cones. If someone is caught running outside the cones they will be DQ'd.