What is the order of the events?
Swim, bike, run.
Where can I find a map of the course?
You can find the map here.
Is this a mass start?
No. This triathlon will be conducted through the use of waves. Your age or relay determines the wave placement. The waves and wave ages are:
*IMPORTANT*Children under the age of 12 cannot participate
What will the weather be like on race day?
Based upon last year’s information, race day weather should consist of clear skies, with early morning air and water temperatures in the mid 70s, and midday air and water temperatures in the low to mid 80s.
Are wetsuits allowed?
Yes, wetsuits are allowed since this is not a wetsuit restricted event. Also, despite the warm water temperature, some people will still choose to use their wetsuits in order to break them in a little or simply because they feel more comfortable swimming with the wetsuit on.
Where will the swim take place?
The swim will take place in the Hansen Dam Recreation Lake, which is located in the Aquatics Center.
What type of visibility will there be in the lake?
Underwater visibility will range from 3 – 5 feet.
I have a mountain bike, is that alright to use for the bike portion?
Yes, that’s absolutely fine. Make sure that you pump up your tires appropriately to reduce rolling friction, though.
I live far away from the venue and can’t make it the day before to pick up my packet.
Can I pick up the packet on the day of the race?
Can I sign up for the race on race day?
Yes, you can! All individual events will cost $160 (+ USAT one-day membership if needed) and all relays will cost $230 per team (+ USAT one-day membership if needed).
Cash or charge will be accepted (NO CHECKS).
Is there a different course for the youth?
All athletes are required to show a photo ID. NO ID, NO RACE, NO EXCEPTIONS. Every single participant, including relay participants, must have a photo ID. Youth athletes without an ID must be accompanied by a parent/guardian with a photo ID. Annual members are required to bring their membership card every time they compete in a USAT sanctioned event. If their card has been lost, they can download and print out a temporary one at http://www.usatriathlon.org/membership-services/membership-home.aspx.
Important things to keep in mind during packet pickup:
Below is a breakdown of all membership fees for 2014:
· Adult Annual Membership - $50
· Adult One-day Membership - $15
· Youth (age 17 and under) Annual Membership - $15
· Youth (age 17 and under) One-day Membership - $10
Athletes may only pick up their own packets. Under no circumstances may an athlete pick up a packet for another person. All relay members must be present to receive the packet, or split up the relay packet for each participant.
If an athlete does not bring a photo ID to packet pickup there are two options:
· Go home to get it
· Have someone email/fax them a copy of their photo ID
If an athlete does not bring a USAT membership card to packet pickup there are three options:
· Find internet access where a temporary card can be printed
· Go home to get it
· Purchase a one-day membership which can later be applied to a membership renewal by submitting a receipt of purchase
Athletes that need to purchase a one-day license must sign the USAT waiver if it was not included with the event registration process. Annual members do not have to sign a waiver at packet pickup because they signed it when they applied to become an annual member.