ESCAPE FROM BLACK RIDGE
Escapees race into the water from Black Ridge Beach
May 16, 2020
Welcome to the home of the annual Herriman Black Ridge Triathlon. The Black Ridge Reservoir is a water basin in the foothills of southwest Salt Lake City just above Herriman and Riverton Cities. It has a beautiful view of the Salt Lake valley and a sandy beach from which athletes begin the race. This venue is perfect for a fast and fun sprint distance course. There are two transition areas, with T1 at the reservoir and T2 at nearby Butterfield Park. Athletes will swim 500 yds in the reservoir then ride a 14 mile clockwise loop down around Herriman City and into Butterfield Park to begin their 5k run loop along the footpaths and return to Butterfield Park for the finish. The race is capped registered asap to reserve your spot!
SWIM 500 yards
Located in the beautiful Black Ridge Reservoir overlooking Herriman City. Wetsuits are optional but very highly recommended. Athletes will start in a wave based format depending on race division.
BIKE 14 miles – UPDATED BIKE COURSE – INTERACTIVE MAP
Transition Area 1 is located adjacent to the reservoir. Athletes will exit the swim and immediately run up a short hill to the TA. Make sure helmets are on and fastened before mounting your bike. The course begins with an immediate downhill so be prepared for high speeds right at the start of the ride. There are sharp turns, please slow down, each year there is a cyclist or two that end up in front yards because they fail to judge the correct speed when approaching turns in the first few miles. The course is one large square with mostly right turns. Be cautious, yield to traffic and obey all officers. Ride to the right and pass on the left.
RUN 3.1 miles – RUN COURSE – INTERACTIVE MAP
The run is an out and back loop leaving Transition Area #2 at Butterfield Park. There will be an aid station with hydration etc. at approximately the halfway point. The course has a few undulating hills but nothing you can’t handle!
Athena 165 lbs+There is always confusion about what age group you are in … here it is: Right now in the eyes of USAT you are the age you will be on December 31 of this year. So if you are like my mom and have a birthday on December 31st and are turning 45 on that day then you will be racing in the 45-49 age group (even though on the day of the race you are actually 44)
Spectators have opportunities to see their athletes bike and run from Butterfield Park. If they would like to see the swim portion of the race we ask that they park at Butterfield park and ride the shuttle to T1.
Athletes need to be at T1 and set up by 8:20AM, we ask that if the shuttle is full that spectators give up their seat for the athletes and take the next shuttle. The race will be in waves starting at 9AM, this will give spectators extra time to get to Black Ridge. There is absolutely NO PARKING at the Black Ridge Reservoir. Please be aware that if your athlete is extremely fast (Top 30 Overall) there may be a chance that you do not make it back in time to see them finish.
TBA on race morning
Please note that there are two transitions areas. T1 will be located in Black Ridge reservoir parking lot. T2 is located at Butterfield Park – the finish line is also located at Butterfield park. !!IMPORTANT!!! There will be NO PARKING at Black Ridge Reservoir since the parking area will be used as the T1 there will be no room for vehicles. All parking will be at Butterfield park. You have two options:
- Drive to T2 at Butterfield park (finish line as well), park your car set up your T2 transition and bike the 2 miles to Black Ridge Reservoir. It is a short bike but uphill (a great warm up BTW).
- Drive to T1 set up your T1 area first and then drive to T2 drop your car off at the finish line area at Butterfield park and get a ride on the shuttle or from a friend or family member back up to Black Ridge to start the race.
There is absolutely NO PARKING at or near Black Ridge Reservoir, police officers will be present to ensure that no one parks at Black Ridge or on the streets near Black Ridge (need to keep clear for bike course). As you consider your options please be aware that each one takes a significant amount of time. We will start the race on time.
Wetsuits are HIGHLY recommended but not required. Water will be cold (coming down from Deer Creek). Wetsuit strippers WILL NOT be provided but you are welcome to bring someone to help you remove your own wetsuit if you would like. Please note that wetsuit strippers will not be allowed in the transition area (only athletes will be allowed in the TA). They will need to help you between water exit and transition entrance, please be courteous to other racers and step off to one side.
T1 Drop Bags
DROP BAG – everyone will receive a large trash bag with their race number on it in their race packet. You will use this bag to pack up your T1 stuff (wetsuit, cap, goggles, towel etc.) You will leave this bag inside T1. Race personnel will then bring the bags to the finish line area for your retrieval. Do not leave anything at T1 you want to keep because when the final person exits Black Ridge T1 everything will be cleaned up and removed.
All participants will be timed and provided with 5 split times (swim, T1, Bike, T2, Run). Please be sure your TA is set up and you have exited the transition area with plenty of time to spare before the start of the race. Results will be posted live during the event and you can sign up for text alerts if desired. A link to the RESULTS will be posted on this webpage. Instructions for chip use will be provided at packet pick-up. A lost or misplaced timing chip will result in a $20 fee.
The “biker” Relay team member will wait inside the transition area at the bike rack location where the “swimmer” will transfer the timing chip from one team member to another. Please note that there are 2 transition areas and the “runner” relay team member will be waiting in a different transition area, please plan accordingly. Each team will be issued one timing chip, one swim cap, and one bib number.
Same Day Registrations: There will be NO same day registration. Registration closes the night before race day.
Refund: There will be no refunds, no exceptions.
Transfers: There are no transfers (giving up your spot to another person), except for relay team members – see note below.
Deferrals: Deferrals for medical reasons will be handled on a case by case basis.
We still need volunteers if you know someone who will be at the race cheering you on and they can lend a helping hand with front row race action as a volunteer please have them sign up online.
BIKE -There are no aid stations on the bike, please plan accordingly.
RUN -There will be one aid station located approximately half way through the run.
Finish line hydration and goodies will be available for athletes. To request a favorite please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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A RaceTri owned or managed event may be delayed, cancelled, or course changes applied due to adverse, inclement, unsafe weather, unsafe water conditions, unsafe road conditions, or unsafe running conditions. Should the event be delayed, the starting time of the event will be moved back accordingly. The RaceTri Management Team, Sanctioning Body Technical Director and Local Law Enforcement have the authority to cancel an event. If cancellation of an event takes place, please follow instructions of all the event officials and local law enforcement personnel. Your entry fee is not refundable if an event is cancelled due to adverse, inclement, unsafe weather, unsafe water conditions, unsafe road conditions, or unsafe running conditions. The Race Director also reserves the right to modify the course at any time before or during an event by his/her own judgment or if instructed by local law enforcement personnel, technical director or other civic organization with the authority to issue or rescind permits.
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