Here’s a rundown of important things to know before and after you register. In no particular order.
This year’s race date is June 9, 2024. The first heat starts at 7:30 AM
Helmets are required for the bike portion of the event. You can use a helmet for other portions as well, but you’ll look funny.
We won’t be announcing your heat. You’ll have to pay attention to the running clock and be ready to go when it’s your time.
Be as accurate as possible when submitting your swim time prediction. We normally leave about 2 min between heats, so if you happen to be a little slower on race day, you should have enough cushion. Depending on the number registered, we may use both the indoor and outdoor pools for at least a portion of the event.
Here’s a link to help find the YMCA.
Traffic is controlled at important intersections, but roads remain open to traffic. It is the reponsibilitiy of each athlete to ride and run defensively. Courses will be well marked and swept of gravel, but participants are responsible for knowing the course and keeping their equipment under control.
It could be a warm race, especially for the later heats. Make sure you’re sufficiently trained and acclimated to warm, humid summer conditions. The only water available will be on the 5K run.
The event is chip timed. Chips must be returned at the end of the race. Teams must exchange the chip between segments in order to be timed for each stage and at the finish line.