Here are a few pointers for your first
- Check in at the registration table; pick up your
race packet and t-shirt. Make sure that the name and number on
the packet matches your name and the number that is inside the
packet. Read information inside the packet, especially the
Race Notes, as they will tell important information about the
- Find out where the bathrooms
- Take your bike and gear (biking clothes, towel,
running clothes) to the transition area.
- Set your bike on the bike rack that is
designated for your heat. Be frugal with your space as there
are a lot bikes and things will be tight.
- Lay a towel on the ground by your bike and set
your bike and running gear on the towel. Lay it out so that it
is in some order so you will be as fast as possible making the
change from swim to bike and from bike to
run. Hint. Figure out how to find your bike and space
when you come into the transition, remember that you will have just
finished a swim or a bike and will be tired and in a
hurry. Nothing worse then not being able to find your running
shoes when you get back from the bike (from personal
experience!). Put your bike back in the same spot after the
ride. Keep a mental note about what works and what doesn’t
work so that you will be able to set up a better transition next
time. Also observe what other people do.
- Familiarize yourself with the flow of the
transition. How do you get from the pool to the transition
area? Where do you go with your bike, how do you get back from
the ride? The run? Where is the finish
line? Remember that cutting time in the transition will cut
your total time. Think of these as “free
- MAKE SURE THAT YOU KNOW YOUR NUMBER AS
YOU WILL NEED TO LET THE TIMERS KNOW EACH TIME YOU PASS THROUGH A
TIMMING STATION IF YOU WANT TO GET A SPLIT FOR THAT SECTION OF THE
- Know when your heat starts and be ready to go a
few minutes early. There will be a short warm up in the pool
before each heat.
- There will be 4 people in your lane, the
swimmers will be sent off at 5-second intervals with the lowest
number going first. This stagger will be accounted for in the
overall time so please stay in order. Also, if someone is
missing in the lane, you must still wait to go on your own
- If you need to pass the person in front of you
tap them on the foot and they will pull over at the next
turn. If someone taps you on the foot please let them pass at
the next turn.
- The lap counters will put a kickboard into the
water signaling your last lap. When you see the kickboard,
swim your last lap, exit the pool and proceed to the transition
area through the double doors at the left of the pool exit.
- If you need to go into the locker room for any
reason please return to the pool deck and exit through the double
doors. If you fail to do this you will not get a swim
- Do not mount your bike in the transition
area. Walk/run your bike across the line before mounting your
- Your helmet must be on and snapped before you
remove your bike from the transition area and must stay snapped
until you bike is rack. Failure to do this will result in
- While on the course stay as close to the right
side of the road as is safe.
- There is no drafting on the bike. This
means that you need to leave space (2-3 bike lengths) between your
bike and the bike in front of you.
- Only pass on the left.
- DO NOT CROSS THE CENTER YELLOW LINE
EVER. This is so important, you will be immediately
disqualified and we could lose our permit for future bike
The run is pretty basic. There will be 2
loops around the walking path at the school. There will be a
water station at the school. The run will finish on the
AFTER THE RACE
There will be some food and awards after the race. There are
also give-a-ways during the award presentation.