This is an extreme triathlon. The swim is open water and the conditions can be unpredictable. The bike course takes place 5,700 feet above sea level and climbs up over 9,700 feet altitude. THERE IS over 9,700 feet of vertical climbing through the Utah mountains. The run starts at 8,000 feet and peaks with an elevation of over 10,700 feet above sea level. THERE IS 7,543 feet of vertical climbing. The run is off road and on trails in and around the Solitude resort. Before you sign up, please be honest with yourself about the time you have to dedicate to preparing for this event. Every athlete is different in the amount of hours necessary to prepare for an endeavor of this magnitude. Only you know for sure.