The TRI for FUN Triathlon & Duathlon with NEW Super Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Rancho Seco Park, Herald CA

Race Information:

The Original TRI FOR FUN Triathlon is in its 32nd year, and is adding a NEW Super Sprint distance Triathlon and Duathlon in 2015. All athletes racing will receive a TRI for FUN custom tech-tee race shirt, division awards, post race hot food, athletes goody bag and raffle prizes. The NEW Super Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon will start at 8 am. The TRI for FUN Triathlon and DU for FUN Duathlon will start at 8:30 am.

Entry into Rancho Seco Park will be closed from 8 am to 8:30 am due to Super Sprint event bike course closure. Vehicles can park and walk in approximately one mile or wait until the road opens at 8: 20-8:30 am.

TRI Clubs: If you are a member of a Triathlon Club that has 10 or more athletes racing with TBF Racing we can provide Reserved bike racks in the transition area for your club, have your club set up a tent in the expo/athlete area, and hang your banners at the event. To take advantage of this program, TRI Clubs must send the list of 10 or more pre-registered athletes to Bill@totalbodyfitness.com 7-10 days prior to the race.

Distance:

Super Sprint TRI for FUN Triathlon: Swim 200 yards – Bike 4 miles – Run 1 mile
Super Sprint TRI for FUN Duathlon: Run 1 mile – Bike 4 miles – Run 1 mile
TRI for FUN Triathlon: Swim .5 miles – Bike 16 miles – Run 3 miles
DU for FUN Duathlon:  Run 3 miles – Bike 16 miles – Run 3 miles
Aquabike: Swim .5 miles – Bike 16 miles

Race Category: Duathlon, Triathlon

Fees:

TRI for FUN Triathlon: $70 until 12/1/14, $80 until race day, $90 race day
DU for FUN Duathlon: $70 until 12/1/14, $80 until race day, $90 race day
18 & Under TRI for FUN/DU for FUN: $60 until 12/1/14, $70 until race day, $80 race day
TRI for FUN Relay Team: $90 until 12/1/14, $110 until race day, $130 race day
DU for FUN Relay Team: $70 until 12/1/14, $90 until race day, $110 race day
Super Sprint Triathlon or Duathlon: $55 until 12/1/14, $60 until race day, $70 race day
Three-Race TRI for FUN or DU for FUN Special: $175 until 12/1/14, $185 until race day, $220 race day

Packet Pickup:

Packets may be picked up the Friday before each TRI for FUN at Fleet Feet Sports at 8128 Madison Avenue in Roseville at 1850 Douglas Blvd. from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Race packets will be available race morning from 6:30 am to 7:45 am at the race site. The race will start promptly at 8:00 am. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time for entrance to the park, parking, transition set-up and warm-up.

For athletes registering online using Active.com during race week, your race packet will NOT be available at Fleet Feet Sports if you registered on Thursday or Friday and you will need to pick it up at the race on race morning.

Event Schedule:

6:30 am Registration and Packet pick up open
6:30 am Transition area open
7:00 am Race announcements begin   
8:00 am Start of Super Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon  
8:30 am Start of the TRI for FUN Triathlon and DU for FUN Duathlon
9:30 am Start of Awards ceremony for Super Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon
10:30 am Start of Awards ceremony for TRI for FUN and DU for FUN

Course Description:

TRI for FUN/DU for FUN Course Description

Swim - The race starts from the beach in with a .5 mile swim from the beach area. The swim course will be a triangular course in Rancho Seco Lake marked by the large white triangular buoys. Water temperature should be approximately 70 degrees. Wetsuits are allowed. The swim will exit the lake and head up the beach and on a grassy path to the transition area located in the parking area.

Bike - The bike course is 16-miles. You will exit the transition area and then mount your bike. From there you will exit the park and make a right hand turn on Hwy 104, making a U-turn at the turn around point and returning to the park. The Bike course will Not have an aid station. Water and electrolyte beverage, along with energy gels will be available in the transition area.

Run - The run course begins directly outside the transition area and is a 3 mile out-and-back course on fire roads and trails within the park. There will be two aid stations with water and electrolyte beverage, plus energy gels on the run course. One at the start of the run, and one at the turn-around point on the run course. ALL athletes must wear their race number on the front of their body during the run and have it when crossing the finish line.

Super Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon Course Description

Swim - The race starts from the beach in with a 200 yard swim bordering the beach The Swim Course will be marked by the large white triangular buoys. Water temperature should be approximately 70 degrees. Wetsuits are allowed. The swim will exit the lake and head up the beach and on a grassy path to the transition area located in the parking area.

Bike - The bike course will be a four-mile course on the roads inside the park at Rancho Seco. The course will be closed to traffic and monitored for safety. The Bike course will Not have an aid station. Water and electrolyte beverage, along with energy gels will be available in the transition area.

Run - The run course will be a one-mile course around sections of the lake on grass and trails. There will be an aid station at the start and half way on the run course. ALL athletes must wear their race number on the front of their body during the run and have it when crossing the finish line.

Course Maps: Bike course map ...(PDF) | Run course map ...(PDF)

Bike Course Rules and Safety Regulations: Please be careful while on the road. Riders must stay to the right at all times. Riders must not draft other riders. You must maintain at least THREE bike lengths at all times behind the rider in front of you, and you MUST ride single file while on the Highway. Passing is allowed in a timely manner when it is safe to do so. After passing return to the right side of the road and continue to ride safely. Failure to do so will result in a drafting penalty or disqualification. Crossing the centerline at ANY time will also result in disqualification. Riders exiting the park at Rancho Seco will proceed to the turn around on Hwy 104 and return to the park. Traffic has the right-of-way on the road so ride CAREFULLY.



Transition Area:

The Transition area will be on a first-come basis, with the exception of Reserved Bike Racks for TRI Clubs. The transition area at all TBF Racing events is for athletes only. All non-athletes must remain outside of the transition area at all times on race day. Body marking will be take place at the entrance to the transition area and must be completed before you enter the transition area. Athletes will have their race number marked on their legs and arms and have their age division on their calf. Glass or bottles are not allowed in the transition area.

Aid Stations:

Aid stations will be located in the transition area and at mile one and two on the run courses, serving cold water, energy gels, and FLUID electrolyte beverage.

Divisions and Awards:

First place Overall Male and Female in the TRI for FUN Triathlon and DU for FUN Duathlon will receive Overall Champion Awards. There will be awards five deep in each five-year age group and division for the TRI for FUN and three deep in each ten-year age group for the DU for FUN. Relay Team awards will be for the Top three teams in each Division of Male, Female and Coed for the TRI for FUN and the first overall team for the DU for FUN.

First place Overall Male and Female in the Super Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon will receive Overall Champion Awards. There will be awards five deep in each ten-year age group and division for the Super Sprint Triathlon and three deep in each ten-year age group for the Super Sprint Duathlon.

Equipment:

Expected water temperature for Rancho Seco Park Lake will be 72-76 degrees. Wetsuits are optional. Swim fins and snorkels are not allowed. Helmets must be worn and buckled on the bike at all times. Run numbers must be worn on the run and when crossing the finish line. Listening devices of any kind: MP3, IPod, headphones, etc.. are not allowed.

Competitor Goodies:

Included for each competitor is a TRI for FUN custom tech-tee race shirt, XTERRA swim cap, athlete goody bag with CLIF Bar, Emerald Nuts, RedBull and other product samples.

Post Race Athlete Food:

Included for each competitor is a post race meal of hot pasta with meat and vegetarian protein options, salad, fruit, cookies and beverage.

Sports Expo:

The post race sports expo will have vendors such as Total Body Fitness, Fleet Feet Sports, and Kinetic Cycles.

Refund and Transfer Information:

TBF Racing has a no refund policy on all of our events. A refund requested prior to race week will be given a TBF Race credit for the amount of the entry fee minus a $25 processing fee. Credits are not given during race week. Transfers are allowed from one TBF Racing event to another within a one-year time frame. There is a $25 transfer fee. Transfers are not allowed during race week. ALL TBF Racing events are held rain or shine.

Volunteering:

Our Race for FREE Athlete Volunteer Program offers a chance to get involved with multi-sport events, have fun, and earn a $40 TBF Racing Volunteer voucher good towards entry fees at any of our events this year. Each volunteer shift is 4 hours. We ask volunteers to reserve a volunteer position at any of our events by emailing Teri@totalbodyfitness.com as our volunteer positions will fill up quickly.

Training and Coaching:

TBF Training provides group workouts and coaching for the sport of Triathlon along with individual Multi-sport Coaching and Personal Training.

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