Super Hero Triathlon and Duathlon

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Rancho Seco Park, Herald CA

Race Information:

The Super Hero Triathlon and Duathlon is Coed in 2014! This year we have opened the race to women and girls as well as men and boys, all wanting to be a Hero for a day in recognition of the many heroes in our lives.

The Super Hero Triathlon is to celebrate the ordinary heroes of every day life.  The Super Hero Triathlon would like ALL athletes to dress as their favorite super hero; whether that be Batman, Spiderman, or your local fire department Captain or city police Chief – please come dressed in a super hero costume that you feel best pays tribute the Super Men in your life. There will be Awards for the Best and Most Creative costumes. First prize in each category will win FIVE Free Triathlons of their choice with TBF Racing in 2015. Second and third prizes will also be awarded in each category: Best Costume and Most Creative Costume.


Super Hero Triathlon Distance: Swim 400 yards – Bike 8 miles – Run 2 miles
Super Hero Duathlon Distance: Run 2 miles – Bike 8 miles – Run 2 miles

Race Category: Duathlon, Triathlon


The Super Hero Triathlon or Duathlon: $50 until 11/31/13, $60 until 4/30/14, $70 until race day, $75 race day
Tri Relay Teams: $90 until 11/31/13, $100 until 4/30/14, $110 until race day, $120 race day
Du Relay Teams (2-person): $70 until 11/31/13, $80 until 4/30/14, $90 until race day, $100 race day

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Packet Pickup:

Packets may be picked up 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. Your entry fee into the park is included in your Race entry fee.

Event Schedule:

6:30 am Registration and Packet pick up open
6:30 am Transition area open
7:00 am Race announcements begin
7:30 am Start of Super Kids Triathlon
7:30 am Entry into Rancho Seco Park closed from 7:30 am to 8 am due to Super Kids Triathlon bike course closure. Vehicles can park and walk in approximately one mile or wait until the road opens at 8 am.
7:40 am Race information announcement for Super Hero Triathlon
8:00 am Start of the Super Hero Triathlon
11:30 am - 12:30pm Final Finisher of Super Hero
11:30 am Awards ceremony for Super Hero

Wave Starts:

Exact 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.
Wave one: 29 and under
Wave two: 30-49
Wave three: Clydesdale and 50+

Course Description:

Course Description:
Swim - The race starts from the beach in with a 400 yard 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 68-74 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 8-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. 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. 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)

Run - The run course begins directly outside the transition area and is a 2 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.

Run 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 on the run course, serving cold water and electrolyte beverage.

Divisions and Awards:

Divisions for the Super Hero Duathlon and Triathlon will be: 29 and under, 30-39, 40-49, 50+, Clydesdale and Athena. There will be awards three deep in each of these divisions for the Triathlon and Duathlon. Relay Team awards will be for the Top three teams overall for Duathlon and Triathlon.


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 Super Hero Triathlon/Duathlon custom tech-tee race shirt, XTERRA swim cap, athlete goody bag with CLIF Bar, Emerald Nuts and other 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.

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