FAQs

General

  1. What is a Triathlon?
  2. What are the race distances?
  3. How old must I be in order to enter?
  4. I've never done a triathlon before, what should I expect?
  5. What steps can I take for a successful start?
  6. When do I need to be at the race site on the morning of the race?
  7. Why does the transition area remain closed while the race is ongoing?

 

GENERAL

WHAT IS A TRIATHLON?

A triathlon is a sporting event comprised of three sports: Swimming, Biking and Running.  

WHAT ARE THE RACE DISTANCES?

  Swim Bike Run
Sprint: 750m 20k 5k
Olympic: 1.5k 40k 10k
International: 1.5k 40k 10k
Half Ironman: 1.2m 56m 13.1m
Full Ironman: 2.4m 112m 26.2m

HOW OLD MUST I BE IN ORDER TO ENTER?

USA Triathlon guidelines provide that athletes must be at least 14 years old as of 12/31/11 to enter.

I'VE NEVER DONE A TRIATHLON BEFORE, WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

Per USA Triathlon recommendations, each participant needs to accept responsibility in determining whether they are sufficiently fit and healthy to safely participate in a Triathlon and that they will be sufficiently fit and physically trained to participate in any Triathlon in which they elect to enter and that they have conferred with a medical doctor who has agreed to their participation in the Event. Participants should consider a training program to prepare properly for their Triathlon.

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WHAT STEPS CAN I TAKE FOR A SUCCESSFUL START?        

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  • Arrive early
  • Be prepared with necessary Race day items
  • Make sure you are body marked on your upper arms
  • Affix "loaner" timing chip and strap to ankle
  • Be sure to affix bike frame number before entering Transition Area
  • Attach Race number to front of shirt that you will be wearing during the Run (use Race belt or safety pins provided)
  • Enter Transition Area in an orderly fashion
  • Lay out your gear (sneakers, socks, towel, helmet, water, etc) neatly and concisely next to your racked bike - do not overflow from your area
  • Relax and enjoy one of the best experiences of your life

WHEN DO I NEED TO BE AT RACE SITE ON MORNING OF RACE?

We encourage ALL participants, regardless of Swim wave start time, to arrive at the Race site at least 60 minutes in advance of Race start.

WHY DOES THE TRANSITION AREA REMAIN CLOSED WHILE THE RACE IS ONGOING?

USA Triathlon Federation Rule 7.4 – Obstruction and Interference: "No participant shall impede the forward progress of another participant or interfere with another participant's equipment while in the Transition Area". The Local Race Director will use their best discretion on when the Transition area will be accessible to athletes to pick up their gear and leave Race site. The Transition area may be entered by athletes only.