Ice Breaker Sprint Triathlon & 5K2016 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!! CLICK HERE to Register Discount Codes associated with this event HERE
The Icebreaker Triathlon & 5K is the official beginning of the TRI season in Utah! The race starts with a 300 meter pool swim followed by a 12 mile bike through beautiful American Fork, and finishes with a 5K run. Also included is a kid’s race; 100 meter pool swim, 5k bike and 1 mile run to immediately follow the main event. The Ice Breaker is USAT sanctioned event.Packet Pickup is located at Utah Run 211 East State StreetAmerican Fork, Utah 84003 801-384-7200 To pick up your packet you must have your PHOTO ID and USAT card. Athletes can get their packet and body marked Friday at Utah Run. Your friend cannot pick up your packet for you – there are no exceptions to this rule. Race Week Monday – Friday Packet Pickup at Utah Run 10AM – 8PM
THE ICE BREAKER 5KNot ready for a triathlon yet? That’s ok! Join us for the 5K Run only event. The run course will follow the same route as the triathlon run course. The event will start at the same time as the triathlon. While the triathletes are swimming the runners will begin their race. This event is a fundraiser opportunity for local school sport programs, we thank you for your support! Register by HERE
The race sold out last year, register early to secure your spot.
SWIM: 300 meter INDOOR pool swim. Time Trial Start. Participants will be seeded according to their estimated swim time for a 300 meter swim. The swim will be done in a serpentine fashion as participants will do one length in each lane of the pool, go under the lane lines, and continue on. Racers will be started on approximately 5 second intervals to reduce congestion.
The RACE ISSUED SWIM CAP MUST BE WORN If you are not wearing the race issued swim cap you will not be allowed to race. Thank you for your cooperation in this regard, it is a security measure to discourage bandit runners. The kids race will be 100 meters.
TRANSITION AREA/FINISH LINE: The TA will open at 8:00AM and position will be on a first come first serve basis. BIKE: The bike is a TWO LOOP course – each loop is approximately 6 miles. RUN: The run course travels along the same course as the bike, but is shortened to 5k. The below map also doubles as the KIDS BIKE course. KIDS RUN: The run course is approximately 1 mile.
The adult race will start at 10:00 a.m. with a pre-race meeting at 9:15AM in the transition area. Please be prompt. The AF Fitness Center has had problems in the past with too many people using the bathroom facilities. The water pressure eventually gets low enough that the toilets won’t flush. To eleviate this problem we will have portable toilets available. We encourage athletes to use these. We will have a table for eye glasses just inside the bubble. Please use this only for that purpose. It will be marked.
TIMING CHIPS & BODY MARKING Timing Chips can be picked up race morning. When you pick up your timing chip make sure you know your race number and are issued the corresponding timing chip. Body Markings will consist of your number being written in black marker on your arm along with your age written on your calf. In addition a 0-5 will be marked on your hand. Please tell the body markers your swim time for 300 meters based on a 0-5 scale. See Below
START & HAND MARKING Your hand will be marked with 0-5 based on your 300 meter swim split:0 Sub 5:00 1 5:00 – 5:30 2 5:30 – 6:00 3 6:00 – 6:30 4 6:30 – 7:30 5 7:30 and Over
As the race begins athletes will line up according to their swim number, the more accurate athletes can be the less congestion in the pool. As you enter the pool be sure to cross over the timing mat this will engage the timing chip around your ankle. Enter the pool feet first – NO DIVING.
SWIM CAPS A swim cap will be issued in every packet and MUST BE worn during the swim portion of the race. We will be enforcing this at the start line, NO CAP, NO RACE. This is done as a security measure to discourage bandits.
SAME DAY SIGN UPS There are NO RACE DAY sign ups.
VOLUNTEERS 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
AID STATIONS BIKE -There are no aid stations on the bike, please plan accordingly. RUN -There is one aid station approximately half way through the run.
FINISH Finish line hydration and goodies will be available for athletes.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS Get Direction to AF REC CENTER (Race Central) CLICK HERE
USAT This is a USAT sanctioned event. For questions regarding USAT rules, regulations, insurance and membership click on the link:http://www.usatriathlon.org/To download the complete set of USAT rules go here: http://assets.teamusa.org/assets/documents/attached_file/filename/28818/usatcr.pdf
Here is what people are saying about previous years …RACE REPORTSPure Energy … – Written by Brian Szydlik (2nd place Overall)TriEdge’s 2012 Ice Breaker Race Report – Written by Laura Anderson2012 Fantastic Way to Start Off the Race Season – Written by Amber Foster (Overall Female Champion)“I’ll Be Back!” – Written By Jess GalavizThe COURSE RECORD was set by David Warden who took the top of the Podium with a blazing time of 53:26.1 at the ICE BREAKERSwim – 5:24.9 T1 – :33.4 Bike – 29:08.1 T2 – :25.7 Run – 17:53.9
How was the Ice Breaker experience? Here is what people are saying about it …
“Well done racetri, the Icebreaker Triathlon was great! From the pre-race peptalk to the very friendly volunteers, secure transition area, well marked and monitored course and fig newtons at the finish line! It’s a great start to the tri season!” – Joseph Walton
“What a great event today in American Fork! Well run! Great leadership translates to happy volunteers and great energy! Bravo Race Tri! And many thanks to all the great volunteers!” – Brian Szydlik (2nd Place Finish OVERALL)
“Such great goods from the win today!! Thanks to all that sponsored Icebreaker today…what great prizes!!! Thanks Racetri for putting on such a great race!!” – Amber Foster (1st Place Overall & Winner of the Overall Bike & Run Premium)
“Thanks for giving me a love for this sport, everyone at the start line gave me pointers on how not to look stupid. One girl helped the most, and she was super cute, too bad I couldn’t find her at the finish” – Benjamin Hooley
“Great job RaceTRI, a truly enjoyable race!” – Kelly Jones (3rd place Age Group) “Thanks for putting on such a great race today! Can’t wait for the Salem tri in June:)” – Eric Newren “Thanks for a fantastic race today!” – Melinda Oldroyd (3rd Place Athena)
RaceTri has a no refund policy – If something comes up, and you can’t race, please reach out and contact us and we will see what we can do to partially defer your entry fee to another race. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY REFUND OR DEFERRAL REQUEST THAT IS RECEIVED LESS THAN ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE EVENT BE HONORED OR EVEN RESPONDED TO.