Golden State Triathlon and Super Sprint Triathlon

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Discovery Park, Sacramento CA

Race Information:

The Golden State Triathlon is California's Only Criterium Style Sprint Triathlon with a Draft Legal Three-loop bike course and a Post race party with beer garden. There is also a Multi-Sport expo and Awards Five-deep in each age group, plus the Super Sprint Triathlon starting at 8 am.

The race starts from the beach in Discovery Park, across the bridge from the Transition area, finish line and athlete parking. The swim will be a half-mile in the American River, starting upstream and ending downstream on the opposite side of the American River. There is a sand staircase up the riverbank to the transition area.

 

Distance:

Golden State Triathlon Distance: Swim .5 miles - Bike 15 miles - Run 3 miles
Super Sprint Triathlon Distance: Swim 200 yards - Bike 5 miles - Run 1 mile

Race Category: Duathlon, Triathlon

Fees:

Triathlon: $70 til 11/31/13, $80 til 8/10/14, $90 til Race Day, $100 Race Day
Super Sprint Tri: $50 til 11/31/13, $60 til 8/10/14, $70 til Race Day, $75 Race Day

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Packet Pickup:

Registration and packet pick-up for the Golden State Triathlon will be available on Saturday, October 11th at the Triathlon Sports Expo taking place from 10 til 5 pm at Discovery Park in Sacramento - the race site.

Event Schedule:

Sunday October 12, 2014
6:30 am Transition area and Registration open
7:30 am Race announcements begin
8:00 am Super Sprint Triathlon Start
9:00 am Start of The Golden State Triathlon

Wave Starts:

Wave 1 at 9:00 am: Men 34 and under
Wave 2 at 9:05 am: Men 35 to 44
Wave 3 at 9:10 am: Men 45+ and Clydesdale Athletes
Wave 4 at 9:15 am: Women 29 and under and Athena Athletes
Wave 5 at 9:20 am: Women 30 to 39
Wave 6 at 9:25 am: Women 40+ and all Relay Teams

Course Description:

Swim - The race starts from the beach in Discovery Park, across the bridge from the Transition area, finish line and athlete parking. The swim will be a half-mile in the American River, starting upstream and ending downstream on the opposite side of the American River. There is a sand staircase up the riverbank to the transition area.

The Super Sprint swim will go directly across the river to the opposite bank and exit in the same location as the Golden State Triathlon.

Bike - The 15 mile three-loop bike course is draft-legal and runs on closed local roads. Athletes are responsible for counting their own bike laps to insure they finish all three laps. Athletes not completing all three bike laps will be disqualified.  The Bike course will Not have an aid station. Water and Electrolyte Beverage, along with energy gels will be available in the transition area.

Athletes competing in the Super Sprint Triathlon will complete only one lap and return to the Transition area.

Run - Both the 1-mile and the 3-mile run courses are fast out and back courses along the beautiful American River Parkway. There will be aid stations at the start of the run and at mile one. ALL athletes must wear their race number on the front of their body during the run and have it when crossing the finish line.

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. Bodymarking 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 1 on the run course, serving cold water, gels, and electrolyte beverage.

Divisions and Awards:

First place Overall Male and Female in the Golden State Triathlon will receive Overall Champion Awards. There will be awards five deep in each five-year age group for the Golden State Triathlon. Relay Teams awards will be for the top three in each division of M, Female, and Coed Teams.

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

Equipment:

Expected water temperature for the American River will be 54-58 degrees. Wetsuits are recommended. 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 competitor in both races is a Golden State Triathlon SweatVac tech-tee race shirt, swim cap, and an athlete goody bag with CLIF Bar and Emerald Nuts product samples.

Post Race Athlete Food:

Included for each competitor is a post race meal of hot pasta with 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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