Bonita Lakes Park https://www.bonitalakesms.com/ is located in the heart of Meridian, MS. This 3,300 acre park has 20 miles of trails for hiking, running, mountain biking, and horse riding. Saturday August 13, 2022 will offer 3 off-road choices to choose from, triathlon, duathlon, and paddle triathlon where the swim will be replaced with either a SUP or kayak. Start, finish, and transition will take place at the boat launch. This compact course offers will weave and wind through the beautiful woods of Bonita Lakes. Come to East Mississippi this summer and race this extraordinary venue!
Motus Off Road is a coalition of race directors and athletes dedicated to fostering the growth of off road endurance sports. We bring decades of event production experience with seasoned races from across the country. Participants who compete in Motus Off Road races will earn points based on performance in their respective age group. You may race in as many events as you wish, however, only your top performances of the season will count toward the series championships.
Off-Road Multisport is excited to announce that a portion of the proceeds from Motus Bonita Lakes Triathlon & Duathlon will go to benefit the Mississippi Blues Composite MTB Team. This team of young athletes are currently tearing up the trails in the Alabama Cycling Association 2022 NICA season. The Blues are also very active in National Interscholastic Cycling Association's GRiT (Girls Riding Together) program whose effort is to recruit and retain more female coaches and athletes. The team will be helping at the race set up, aid stations, clean up, and much more. When you sign up for Motus Bonita Lakes, not only do you get to race one of the best venues in Mississippi, but you help support young athletes and foster their love of outdoor endurance sports.
This is a central Mississipii middle and high school composite mountain bike team that participates in the Alabama High School Mountain Bike League.
400 yard swim, 9 mile mountain bike, 4 mile trail run
1 mile trail run, 8 mile mountain bike, 4 mile trail run
400 yard SUP/Kayak, 8 mile mountain bike, 4 mile trail run
A PFD (personal flotation device) is required for the Paddle Tri.
1mi Duathlon Run #1: none
8mi Bike Course: one hydration only station at mile 3.9
4mi Run Course: two hydration only stations at miles 1.2 and 2.8
bottle refill for bikers, cups provided for runners, water and Hammer provided
Park restrooms are located at the last set of paved parking spots at the dam, just a short walk from Transition/Start/Finish.
Saturday August 13, 2022
5:30am - Packet pick-up at registration tent begins and Transition opens
6:45am - Pre-race swim warm-up available
7:15am - Transition closes, swim warm-up ends, Final Announcements
7:30am - Wave 1: Paddle Tri & Duathlon
7:33am - Wave 2: Swim Tri Men 44 & under
7:36am - Wave 3: Swim Tri Men 45 & over
7:39am - Wave 4: Swim Tri Women
10:30am - Award ceremonies begin (estimated)