Saturday, September 7, 2019
Come “fall” in love with Salem all over again!
The Salem Spring Sprint event in the fall? That’s right! The Salem Spring Sprint earned its name from the spring that naturally feeds the pond, and you won’t find a more beautiful, spectator-friendly park and race venue for beginners and veterans. So bring your bikes, wetsuits, and lawn chairs and we’ll see you bright and early on race morning! We can’t wait for another amazing race!
This change will allow us to host this year’s triathlon State Championships. Holding such an event in April or May before the season starts doesn’t work as athletes build points towards the state rankings culminating in the championship race. So we worked with Salem’s city officials and they were so gracious to find us a fall date available for the event! Thanks Salem City!
So register today and “Fall” in love with Salem all over again on September 7th 2019!
Registration Dates and Prices
2019 registration is now open! Register here!
|Black Friday |
|Relay Team |
|Relay Team |
(3 – Person)
Adult Annual Membership (18 and over)
Adult One-day Membership (18 and over)
Youth Annual Membership (17 and under)
The Salem Sprint begins at the Salem Pond, where athletes will start in a wave format based on their age group/division. The Transition Area (TA) is located in the Knoll Park parking lot. The remainder of the race is a tour through the streets of Salem.
*Relay Teams: As you prepare for the race, remember that each team is issued only one timing chip, swim cap, and bib number.
The final race day schedule and any modifications will be included in an email sent out to athletes approximately one week before the race and during the pre-race briefing.
800 Meter Sprint
Relay Teams: The swimmer will transfer their timing chip to the biker inside the TA once they’ve finished.
Wetsuits are required for the Salem Sprint. Utah County Search & Rescue will be monitoring the water for your safety and will pull out anyone who’s not wearing a wetsuit. You must wear the swim cap issued to you during the swim. Personal caps are not allowed.
Athletes will gather at the transition area and follow the directions of the race official holding the designated wave sign to the swim start. As one wave leaves, the “on deck” group will gather and proceed to the swim start.
The course follows a clockwise loop that begins at the west boat ramp and proceeds around the pond, under the bridge, and finishes back at the beach. Large orange directional swim buoys will be placed around the course for direction.
12.5 Mile Sprint
Relay Teams: The biker will need to wait inside the TA to receive the timing chip from the swimmer.
Athletes will exit the swim and make their way to the TA. Helmets must be on and fastened before mounting your bike. Riding bikes inside the TA is not allowed.
The bike course is a 2 loop ride through the city of Salem and is mainly right turns. Each loops will cover approximately 6.25 miles for a total distance of 12.5 miles and an elevation gain and descent of 365 feet per loop.
**When finishing the first loop: STAY TO THE RIGHT and continue through to your second loop.
When finishing the second loop: MOVE TO THE LEFT as you approach the transition area.**
Be cautious, yield to traffic, and obey all officers. Ride to the right and pass on the left. Make sure to slow down and be prepared to dismount at the dismount line. The course will be monitored by Salem police.
*There are no aid stations during the bike course, please plan accordingly.
3.1 Mile Sprint
Relay Teams: The runner will need to be waiting inside the TA to receive the timing chip from the biker.
The course goes throughout the streets of Salem and finishes over the beautiful, iconic south bridge as athletes take their final steps to glory. Follow directional signs and be sure to smile when you hit the finish line!
Hydration and goodies will be available for athletes at the finish line. To request favorites, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Race results will be posted to the website on Saturday.
Registered athletes will receive packet pickup dates and details in an email approximately a week before the race. Your race packet contains your swim cap, timing chip, and race t-shirt.
You must have your photo ID and USAT card (if applicable) to pick up your packet. This is a USAT requirement. A friend or family member cannot pick up your packet for you – there are no exceptions to this rule.
The USAT categories are based on what age you will be by December 31st of this year. (If you will be 45 by or on December 31st, you will be in the 45-49 age group on race day. The official USAT age groups are as follows:
|0-15 years||16-17 years||18-19 years||20-24 years|
|25-29 years||30-34 years||35-39 years||40-44 years|
|45-49 years||50-54 years||55-59 years||60-64 years|
|65-69 years||70-74 years||75-79 years||80-84 years|
|85-89 years||90+ years||Clydesdale: 220lbs+||Athena 165lbs+|
Water Quality: In the fall the pond is well beyond the heat of the summer that typically produces concerns about algae and other such worries. However it is still Salem pond… and we will reach out to our local firefighters to see if a “firehose clean off” can be here again!
Spectators: Please remember that spectators are not allowed in the transition area during any part of the race. We look forward to see you with your cameras, smiling faces and positive attitudes as you cheer on your athletes!
Weather Forecast: The average temperatures for early September in Salem, Utah are highs of 81 and lows of 51. Athletes will be notified of any changes caused by the weather. Track the forecast here.
Driving Directions: You can get directions to the race here.
USAT: This is a USAT sanctioned event. For questions regarding USAT rules, regulations, insurance, and membership, visit the USAT Triathlon website.
Rules and Policies: Our Rules and Policies can be found on our FAQs page for information on our refund policy, event cancellations, entry fee transfers, deferrals, and more.
Race FAQs: Please see our FAQs page for more information on relay teams, wetsuits, body marking, timing chips, etc. or to email us with specific questions about this event.