ESCAPE FROM BLACK RIDGE
Saturday August 10th, 20132013 Registration is OPEN GET 20% OFF when signing up for multiple events. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS 2012 RESULTS The Race is sold out for 2012 be sure to secure your spot early for 2013Escapees race into the water from Black Ridge Beach
2012 BLACK RIDGE Race Week ScheduleMonday thru Thursday August 6th – 9th 10:00AM to 8:00PM You can come and get your packet anytime the week of the race during hours of operation at: Get Fit Athletic Wear
11055 N Alpine Hwy Highland, Utah 84003 Phone: 801-216-4467 Store Hours: Monday thru Friday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.- MUST HAVE PHOTO ID & USAT card. Your friend cannot pick up your packet for you – there are no exceptions to this rule. TUESDAY AUGUST 7th SWIM CLINIC AT BLACK RIDGE Come join one of the best open water swimmers and Pro Triathlete HEATH THURSTON Tuesday August 7th at 6:30 – 8:00PM. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS Friday August 10th from 12-8pm Get your packet & body marking at Elite Trisport 665 West State Road
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062 Click here for map To pick up your packet you must have your PHOTO ID and USAT card. Athletes can get their packet and body marked Friday at Timpanogos Cyclery. Your friend cannot pick up your packet for you – there are no exceptions to this USAT rule. RACE DAY Saturday August 11th 5:15 AM – Shuttle begins. Transition Area Opens & Packet Pick up available (You are highly encouraged to pick up your packet before race day!) 6:45 AM – Packet Pick up CLOSES PROMPTLY 7:00 AM - Last Shuttle leaves Butterfield Park (T2 & Finish area) 7:15 AM – Race Director Briefing – Mandatory at Black Ridge Res (T1) 7:30 AM – Rabbit Begins (Catch the Rabbit and you will earn a $10 gift card to the Sexy Modest Boutique and be in a picture like this; 7:45 AM – Race Begins – Wave Starts TBA 10:40 AM – TRIEDGE raffle 11:00 AM – The Awards Ceremony Packet Pickup You will have 3 different opportunities to pick up your packet. See race week schedule above. You can get it at Get Fit Athletic Wear Monday August 6th – Thursday August 9th from 10AM – 8PM. Or Elite Trisport on Friday August 10th from 12-8PM you will also be able to get your body marked at this time if you so desire. Finally, we do offer race morning packet pickup however it closes promptly at 7AM – if you wait to check in on race morning and arrive after 7AM you will not be able to check in and thereby be unable to race. It is highly recommended that you pick up your pack before race day!!(double exclamation) At check in you MUST HAVE PHOTO ID & USAT card (if you are a member). If you are not a member then you purchased a 1 day membership through IAMATHLETE and will only need a photo ID. You will get your custom wickify Tech-Shirt with your packet. 2012 Design pictured to right. AWARDS & SWAG - All finishers will receive an AWESOME 4″ 5mm colorful custom die cast medal. That’s one heavy medal! The 2012 design is pictured to the right. To kick off the awards ceremony the TRIEDGE raffle gives everyone a chance to walk away with some killer TRI swag (must be present to be eligible). The overall male & female racers will be crowned Escapee King & Queen 2012 and receive winner baskets full of goodies galore and podium medals. Furthermore, the top 3 in the age groups listed below will receive Get Fit winner swag and custom Black Ridge 1st 2nd & 3rd place medals provided by Elite Trisport. *PREMIUMS: A FREE entry into Camp Yuba will be given to the fastest overall splits (swim, bike & run) for male and female. *Premium winners free entry does not include USAT or IAMathlete fees – coupon will be good for sprint or olympic ($75 value) distance at Camp Yuba! AGE GROUPS 15-19
Clydesdale 200lbs+ It takes a “small” army to manage the awards
Athena 150 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)
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 at 350 athletes so get registered asap to reserve your spot!
Located in the beautiful Black Ridge Reservoir overlooking Herriman City. The swim course and T1 is TBA. Water is expected to be in the mid to high sixties on race morning. Wetsuits are optional. 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 in the newly PAVED parking area yeah!!! No more sandy transitions!!!. 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 Transtion 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 too major. Remember there will be a HD camera at the finish line to capture your moment of glory! Throw your hands up, smile, click your heels, do a cartwheel, show your personality and we will make a video!
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Please note that there are two transitions areas. T1 will be located in Black Ridge res parking lot. T2 is located at Butterfield Park – the finish line is also located at Butterfield park. !!NEW - IMPORTANT!! There will be NO PARKING at Black Ridge Res. 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 Black Ridge, 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 recommended but not required. Water temperature will likely be between 65-70F. Wetsuit strippers WILL NOT be provided, you are welcome to bring someone to help you remove your own wetsuit however they 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 black 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 at designated drop areas 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.
Electronic chip timing of the event will be provided by TRUTIMING. All participants will be timed and provided with 5 split times (swim, T1, Bike, T2, Run). If you are in the transition area when the race begins and then cross over one of the blue timing mats your timing chip will record that as a split time, 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 on Saturday within 8 hours of the final participant crossing the finish line. 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.
ENTRY FEES & REFUND POLICYINDIVIDUAL
Early Bird $49 November 14 2011 - December 31 2011 Early Registration $55 January 1 2012 - June 11 2012 Late Registration $65 June 11 2012 - August 3 2012RELAY (2 & 3 Person Teams) Early Bird $95 November 14 2011 - December 31 2011 Early Registration $100 January 1 2012 - June 11 2012 Late Registration $110 June 11 2012 - August 3 2012 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED – THE RACE HAS REACHED IT’S CAP
Same Day Registrations: There will be NO same day registration. Registration closes on Wednesday August 6th or when the race reaches its cap of 350 participants.
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: Participants competing as indivuals (not on relay teams) may defer to the following year for medical emergency reasons only. Proof of medical injury or condition via a doctor’s note must be sent to email@example.com no later than July 5, 2012.
There will be no deferrals granted after July 5, 2012. No exceptions. Those on relay teams must find a replacement. There are no refunds or deferrals for relay teams or team members.
Average Temps for August 11th in Herriman are 95 High 66 Low
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 contact: firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP. All volunteers will be given a limited edition 2012 RACETRI Volunteer Wickify Tech Shirt.
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 email@example.com
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Here is what athletes said about the 2011 race …
“First TRI and I am hooked. I loved it! It was a great day for a race. It was well organized and every one was very nice. I am way excited I finished! Can’t wait for next year!” – Sheli Craven
“Loved the beach start” – Keb Wilson OVERALL WINNER
“Great course!” – Kelly Jones
“This was a wonderful triathlon today! The course was perfect, the staff was great, and the experience was the best! Hats off to you and all your staff for making racing such a pleasure.” – Natalie Griffith
“My first one and it was a blast, I am still on a high thinking it. Great people and great course.” – Todd Douglas
“Fantastic Race! I will be back next year!” – Gabe Chariton