The Dignity Health Women's Triathlon Festival

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Rancho Seco Park, Herald CA

Race Information:

The Women's Triathlon Festival is back for its 11th year of races! There are four women's only multisport events: The Women’s Triathlon and Duathlon, plus the Super Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon. Each athlete registered for the Women’s Triathlon Festival will receive a custom tech tee race shirt, an athlete goody bag, swim cap, post race meal and custom Finisher Medal.

Registration information coming soon.

TBF is proud to have Luna Bar as a sponsor for our Mother's Day Triathlon and the Dignity Health Women's Triathlon Festival.

Distance:

Triathlon: .5 Mile Swim, 20 Mile Bike, 4 Mile Run

Duathlon: 2 Mile Run, 20 Mile Bike, 4 Mile Run

Super Sprint: 200 Meter Swim, 4 Mile Bike, 1 Mile Run

Race Category: Duathlon, Triathlon

Fees:

Triathlon: $60 til 11/31/13, $70 until 4/30/14, $80 until race day, $90 race day
Duathlon: $55 til 11/31/13, $65 until 4/30/14, $75 until race day, $85 race day
Tri Relay Teams: $90 until 11/31/13, $100 til 4/30/14, $120 until race day, $130 race day
Du Relay Teams (2-person): $70 until 11/31/13, $75 til 4/30/14, $80 until race day, $90 race day
Super Sprint Tri and Du: $45 until 11/31/13, $55 til 4/30/14, $65 until race day, $70 race day
Super Sprint Relay Reams Tri or Du: $70 until 11/31/13, $75 til 4/30/14, $80 until race day, $90 race day

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Packet Pickup:

Packets will be available on Friday September 5th at Fleet Feet Sports in Sacramento (2311 J Street) from 10 am to 6 pm. Packets will also be available for pick up on race morning from 6 am to 8:30 am at the race site. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time for entrance to the park, parking, transition set-up and warm-up. Your entry fee into the park is included in your race entry fee.

Event Schedule:

6:00 am Transition area opens
6:00 am Registration opens
7:00 am Race announcements begin
7:30 am Super Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon Start
8:30 am Triathlon/Duathlon Start
9:00 am Start of Awards Ceremony for Super Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon
10:30 am Start of Awards Ceremony for Triathlon/Duathlon

Wave Starts:

Start waves will be determined based on race attendance and athlete safety. Please check with registration on race morning to confirm your exact start time.

Course Description:

Swim Courses - 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 Courses - The bike course for the Triathlon/Duathlon is a 20 mile out-and-back course from Rancho Seco Park on Twin Cities Road. Riders must stay to the right at all times! 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. 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. The Bike course will Not have an aid station. Water and electrolyte beverage, along with energy gels will be available in the transition area.

Bike Course Map (PDF)

The Super Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon bike course will be 4 miles and completely contained with the Rancho Seco Park on roads closed to traffic. Please ride carefully and observe the speed bumps in the park.

Run Courses - The first run for the Duathlon starts at the end of the transition area and runs out and back for 2 miles on the same course as the second run. The Triathlon/Duathlon 4-mile run course exits from the transition area and runs around part of the lake on dirt trails. There will be three aid stations on the 4- mile run course.

Run Course Map (PDF)

The Super Sprint Tri 1 mile run course will exit transition area and have an aid station before turning at a half-mile and returning to 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. 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 course, serving cold water, energy gels, and electrolyte beverage.

Divisions and Awards:

First place Overall Female in the Triathlon will receive an Overall Champion Award. There will be awards five deep in each five-year age group for the Triathlon. Relay Team awards will be three deep.

First place Overall Female in the Duathlon will receive an Overall Champion Award. There will be awards three deep in each ten-year age group for the Duathlon. Relay Team awards will be for first place only.

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

Each athlete entered in one of the Dignity Health Women’s Triathlon Festival events will receive a custom tech tee race shirt, post race hot meal, athlete goody bag, and a custom Women’s Triathlon Festival Finisher Medal. Also included are free massage, free coffee, and free parking.

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.

Get Involved

TBF Key Staff
Local Tri Clubs
Accomodations and Directions