GOLIATH TEAMS:

This is a self-support event. Each team will have at least one support vehicle to follow their athletes to provide love, cheerleading, fun, laughs, pep talks, emotional support, nutrition and bike parts. In that order;) Although this is a self-support Race, the Goliath will have aid stations along the course to maintain a presence and give support to our athletes.

1-person team:

One individual will do the entire 140.6 miles of the Swim, Bike and Run. They will have a support crew to provide nutrition and other possible needs along the course.

2 to 3-person team:

A 2 to 3 person team may have all three team members participate in relay fashion during the swim, bike and run segments of the race. The swim is 2 ½ laps around the south lake of Still Water Lakes. Lap 1 & 2 are .9 miles long with the 3rd lap at .6 miles long. This makes the swim 2.4 miles in length. The remainder of the race may be split up between the athletes at their discretion. There are 8 exchange zones within the 112 mile bike portion of The Goliath. These bike zones are at mile, (11.5) (27) (36) (52) (67) (76) (92) (107.5). There are 5 exchange zones within the 26.2 mile run portion of The Goliath. The run zones are at mile (4) (6) (9.5) (13.5) (20.5) each exchange zone mile marker is rounded to nearest half mile.

4 to 6-person team:

A 4 to 6 person team may have up to three team members participate in relay fashion during the swim. The remainder of the bike and run portion of the Goliath may be split up between all the athletes on the team, handing off the timing chip within the exchange zones at their discretion. The swim is 2 ½ laps around the south lake of Still Water Lakes. Lap 1 & 2 are .9 miles in length with the 3rd lap at .6 miles in length. This makes the swim 2.4 miles in total. There are 8 exchange zones within the 112 mile bike portion of The Goliath. These bike zones are at mile, (11.5) (27) (36) (52) (67) (76) (92) (107.5). There are 5 exchange zones within the 26.2 mile run portion of The Goliath. The run zones are at mile (4) (6) (9.5) (13.5) (20.5) each exchange zone mile marker is rounded to nearest half mile.

7 to 10-person team:

A 7 to 10 person team may have up to three team members participate in relay fashion during the swim. The remainder of the bike and run portion of the Goliath may be split up between all the athletes on the team, handing off the timing chip within the exchange zones at their discretion. The swim is 2 ½ laps around the south lake of Still Water Lakes. Lap 1 & 2 are .9 miles in length with the 3rd lap at .6 miles in length. This makes the swim 2.4 miles in total. There are 8 exchange zones within the 112 mile bike portion of The Goliath. These bike zones are at mile, (11.5) (27) (36) (52) (67) (76) (92) (107.5). There are 5 exchange zones within the 26.2 mile run portion of The Goliath. The run zones are at mile (4) (6) (9.5) (13.5) (20.5) each exchange zone mile marker is rounded to nearest half mile.

Example Team Relay–Team of 3

Athlete 1 swims first lap, Athlete 2 is a stronger swimmer and swims the second and last half lap to complete the 2.4 mile swim. Athlete 3 starts the bike and rides to exchange zone 3(mile 36) and passes the timing chip to Athlete 1. Athlete 1 then rides to exchange zone 6(mile 76). She then passes the chip to Athlete 2 who then finishes the bike portion of the race, handing the chip to Athlete 3. Athlete 3 runs to exchange zone 4(mile 13.5) and hands the timing chip off to athlete 1 who finishes The Goliath Race.
Another example could be Athlete 1 swims the 2.4 mile swim, passes the chip to Athlete 2. Athlete 2 then rides the 112 mile bike course, then passes to Athlete 3. Athlete 3 runs the 26.2 mile marathon to complete the Goliath.
Larger teams of up to 10 athletes will have a maximum of 3 swimmers within the swim portion of the Goliath. After the swim, the team may alternate through team members at their discretion. The team can use all the exchange zones or skip exchange zones depending on the strength and strategy of the team. If a team exchanges with another team member outside of an exchange zone, they will be disqualified.