The Course

Taming Map

Taming of the Slough

  • Meet at Bass Street YMCA at 1701 1st Ave. Moline, IL 61265
  • Parking will be available at the TaxSlayer Center at 120 River Dr. Moline, IL 61265
  • Check in from 6:30-7:30 AM
  • Pre-race instructions at 7:45 AM
  • Race Start at 8:00 AM
  • All transitions take place at Bass Street YMCA
  • Timing chip handoff must take place within the transition area

Racers will be launched from the docks at the Bass Street YMCA, then lined up for wave starts. They will then proceed up river and around the buoy, then down the slough, turning around at the second pier off of Sylvan Island. When returning, they will exit at the docks and bring their kayaks up to the grass, then proceed into transition area.

Sylvan Island Bike Course

Racers will exit the transition area with their bikes. Racers must jog across the timing strip before mounting their bikes. They will then take the bike path west to Sylvan Island. Upon entering the island turn right and follow the course laid out by FORC volunteers. The map above will be the course used during the event. Two laps must be completed on the Sylvan Island course. After finishing on the island, racers take the bike path back to the transition area, dismounting their bikes before crossing the timing strip.

Racers will exit the transition area and proceed south on 17th Street. Volunteers with stop watches will be posted at the railroad tracks. If a train comes through during the race, they will let you know how long you spent waiting. Turn right onto 5th Avenue. Continue on 5th Avenue until you run into where 5th Avenue is a one way heading east. Cross 5th Avenue into Velie Park. Run up the hill (in the grass) at Velie Park and return the way you came. The finish line will be at the Bass Street Landing (left) off of 17th Street before you reach the Bass Street YMCA.

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