Spare Time Team Challenge Triathlon

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Granite Beach, Folsom Lake SRA

Race Information:

Total Body Fitness is proud to announce a partnership with Spare Time Clubs. Spare Time Clubs is the area's premier developer of private, multi-recreational fitness clubs. Since 1972, we have helped people stay fit and enjoy healthier lifestyles by reaching their fitness goals. We offer a unique combination of quality sports, racquet, fitness and social programs for singles, couples and families. Our state-of-the-art clubs and Indoor Tennis Center give our members a fun and convenient way to stay active, all while enjoying the luxury of their own private neighborhood club.

California's only all relay team triathlon offers a seriously challenging and fun race course with CLIF Bar products, samples, raffle prizes and more, plus hot post race food, and free athlete massage. Awards are given five-deep in each of ten divisions: Male, Coed, Female, Family, Corporate, Youth (under 19), Masters Male (over 40), Masters Female(over 40), Police/Firefighter and Spare Time Clubs.

Registration information coming soon.


Swim .75 miles – Bike 13 miles – Run 5 miles

Race Category: Duathlon, Triathlon


Teams: $110 til 4/30/14, $120 til Race Day, $140 Race Day
Individual: $60 til 11/31/13, $70 til 4/30/14, $80 til
Race Day, $90 Race Day

Total Body Fitness, to show support for our local Police and Firefighters - is offering FREE Entry into the Spare Time Team Challenge Triathlon to the first 50 Teams that sign up in the Police/Firefighter Division. Team members can be active or retired members of the Police or Fire Force and must show ID at packet pick up on race morning.

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Packet Pickup:

Race packets will be available race morning from 6:30 am to 9 am at the race site. There will be no early packet pick-up.

Event Schedule:

7:00 Registration and Packet pick up open
7:00 Transition area open
7:30 Race announcements begin              
9:00 Start of the Spare Time Team Challenge Triathlon
11:00 Start of Awards Ceremony

Wave Starts:

The Spare Time Team Challenge Triathlon will start at 9 am with one mass start.

Course Description:

Swim - The race starts from the Granite Beach in Folsom Lake with a .75 mile swim from the beach area. The swim course will be a triangular course marked by the large white triangular buoys. Water temperature should be approximately 56 degrees. Wetsuits are recommended. 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 13-mile bike course is a TWO-LAP course located entirely within the park on roads closed to traffic. The bike course is windy and has several sharp small hills and tight turns. It is STRONGLY recommended that you ride the course ahead of time. Caution is advised on several of the turns as they wind through the hills and oak trees that surround Folsom Lake. After the second loop you will return into the transition area. Course maps will be available on race morning at Registration. 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 5-mile run course leaves transition and runs on single-track trails along the lake back towards Beal’s Point. The out and back course has 3 aid stations that will be stocked with water, electolyte beverage, and energy gels. The finish is back at the start area at the Granite Beach. 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 Map (PDF)

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 miles 1, 2.5 and 3 on the run course, serving cold water, CLIF Gel Shots, and Electrolyte beverage.

Divisions and Awards:

There will be awards five deep in each division for the Spare Time Team Challenge Triathlon for each of the eight divisions. The first place team in each division will receive three boxes of Clif Bars in addition to their awards.


Listening devices of any kind: MP3, IPod, headphones, etc…are not allowed on the run or bike course. 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.

Competitor Goodies:

Included for each competitor is a Spare Time Team Challenge Triathlon custom combed-cotton race shirt, an XTERRA swim cap, 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.


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 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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