Rock Cliff Triathlon Event Information

Dear Rock Cliff Tri-ers,

Thank you for joining us at what is arguably the most gorgeous course in the state! Please read this email in its entirety to ensure a successful race week, we know it’s long but there is important info you need to know. Timpanogos Cycler and Get Fit will offer athletes a couple different options to pick up their race packet; here is what is going on:

1.       GET FIT ATHLETIC WEAR— Monday thru Thursday June 18 – June 21 9:00AM to 8:00PM

Get your packet anytime Mon – Thurs 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

TRI to find a better DEAL! Get Fit Athletic Wear in Highland wants to give our race participants an opportunity to buy all kinds of stuff at a great discount for picking up their packet EARLY.
All this week, pick up your race day packet at Get Fit and shop wetsuits @ 30% off (WOW), Tri-bags @ 10% off (even OGIO) 20-50% off selected shoes including the incredibly popular Asics Gel-Noosa Tri shoe, 20-30% off cycling apparel (they have lots of awesome cycling apparel and gloves-from weekend warrior stuff to Pro level!) 20-50% off Clearance merchandise and 25% off all OAKLEY sunglasses!!
Just show your race number and SAVE!
Store is open 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (Saturday 9-7 p.m.) so GET down there and SHOP!
Get Fit provides our winner prizes (totally cool) and age division prizes, so please support their store for being so generous to our racers!  Thanks!

2.       TIMP CYLCERY & ELITE TRIATHLON STORE — Friday June 22nd 12:00 – 8:00PM
Get your packet and body marked before race day. The party starts on Friday and goes from 12:00 – 8:00PM at:
Timpanogos Cyclery
665 West State Road Suite A
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
Phone: 801-796-7500
MAP – http://timpanogoscyclery.com/contact/

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.


WETSUITS
Wetsuits are mandatory; at the event last year water temperatures dipped to 55 degrees. The United States Coast Guard will be the governing body on the water. It is require that every participant is in a wetsuit (sleeveless option is acceptable, its crazy but acceptable!). Athletes will be pulled from the water if discovered without a wetsuit. Please make arrangements.  If you need to rent a wetsuit for the event please contact our sponsor AQUAHOLICS.

US TOLL FREE : 866-507-SWIM(7946)
Local: 801-748-0588
583 E. 7200 S. Midvale, Utah 84047

Furthermore it is highly recommended that you wear a protective neoprene swim cap for added warmth, (the distributed swim cap can be worn over).

RACE DAY
Saturday June 23nd
6:00 AM – Transition Area Opens, Packet Pick up, Timing Chips & Body Marking.

Transition Area is first come first serve.

7:00 AM – Packet Pickup CLOSES
7:30 AM – Race Director Briefing
7:55 AM – Must be out of the transition area
8:00 AM –Race Begins (wave starts)

8:00 AM All Olympic Male Racers, Clydes, and Relays
8:03 AM All Olympic Female Racers and Athenas
8:15 AM The Race Rabbit Begins (Good Luck Jason)
8:30 AM All Sprint Male Racers, and Clydes
8:30 AM All Sprint Female Racers, and Athenas
10:45ish AM – TriEdge Raffle begins
11:00ish AM – Get Fit Awards Ceremony Begins

*With the early start time, shuttle transportation from Francis, and unique layout of the Rock Cliff TRI transition area you are highly encouraged to get your packet before race day! Your friend cannot pick up your packet for you; it must be done by the one racing with a valid photo ID. There are no exceptions, it is against USAT regulations and if you ask you will be told that it is not possible. Thank you for your cooperation in this regard.
Aid Stations


BIKE
There are no aid stations on the bike, please plan accordingly.

RUN
There are three aid stations;
Mile 1.5
Mile 3.0
Mile 4.5 approx.

FINISH
Finish line hydration and goodies will be available including Winder Dairy’s recovery chocolate milk.

AWARDS and SWAG

All finishers will receive an AWESOME custom die cast medal. The TRIEDGE raffle will start off the awards ceremony, and it gives everyone a chance to walk away with some killer TRI swag (must be present to be eligible).  Top 3 overall male & female racers will receive podium medals and Get Fit winner baskets full of goodies galore. Furthermore, the top 3 in the following age groups will receive podium medals and winner bags courtesy of Get Fit. (Please note that the categories below are for awards and prizes only and do not reflect the official USAT age categories)

CATEGORIES
Pro/Elite/Overall (Male/Female)
Clydesdale
Athena

AGE GROUPS(Male/Female)
15-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50 +

As you can see your category is combined with at least 1 other category – this is for podium medals and 1-3 prizes only. With so few athletes it is not possible for RaceTri Management to have podium medals and prizes for everyone in addition to the finisher medals provided for each athlete. Your official USAT standing will be posted in your actual age category and not the ones defined for the race day prizes above.

Please note with only 2 relay teams signed up there will be no prizes for the relay category.

PRO /ELITE/OVERALL

If you are racing in the Pro/Elite category please be aware that you are only eligible for a podium finish within the Pro/Elite category. Furthermore if an age grouper throws down one of the fastest 3 times of the day they will be bumped up as an Overall placer when it comes to prizes and the podium.

USAT RULES

If you are not a USAT member you have registered for the 1 day license, if you are a member you must bring your USAT ID with you to packet pickup. Triathlons are an individual test of fitness; drafting is against USAT regulations and carries with it a 2 minute penalty for the first offense a 4 minute penalty for the second offense and disqualification for the 3rd. Let’s make it safe, and let’s make it fair for everyone.  Absolutely no ipods on the bike – they are against USAT regulations and endanger all the riders on the course. For a list of the most common rule violations please visit:

http://www.usatriathlon.org/about-multisport/rulebook/most-common-violations.aspx

It is the athlete’s responsibility to know the rules.

Make Sure You’ve Got What You Need

You’ve spent months preparing for your race, so the last thing you need is to have your mind elsewhere hoping you didn’t forget something. We’ve prepared a checklist of things to bring for your triathlon so you can prepare your gear and be ready for the big day. While the list isn’t fully inclusive or may include things you won’t need it is worthy to review.

We’ll break them down according to Swim, Bike, Run and Personal:

Swim
Swim Cap (Neoprene)
Wetsuit (MANDATORY)
Goggles (spare pair)
Anti Fog Solution
Ear Plugs
Swim Suit
Timing Chip (issued morning of …)

Bike
Bike (can’t forget that!)
Helmet (Required to race)
Water Bottle/s & Cages
Aero Water Bottle Straw & Elastic
Bar-end plug (Required to race)
USAT regulations require all handlebar and aerobar ends to be plugged. Since these can easily fall out, you should pack some extras just in case.
Why are these plugs required? If you crash, an unplugged bar-end can take a core sample of your leg/body.
Spare Tire/s
CO2 Pump and cartridge
Hex Tool
Cycling Shirt, Shorts, Shoes, & Gloves
Bike Pump
Race Wheels

Run
Running hat or visor
Running shoes, shirt, shorts, & socks
Fuel Belt
Orthotics
Reflective Tape
Sunglasses
Water Bottle

Personal
ID (Including USAT Card)
Clothing (jersey, singlet, tri-shorts, socks, sports bra, etc)
Towels for the staging area
Transition Bag
Body Glide/Vaseline (to prevent chafing)
Post-Race clothing
Flip Flops/Sandals
Rain Gear
Warm Clothing
Coat
Sunglasses
Race Registration information
Energy/Sodium Pills, Gels, & Bars
Electrolyte Drinks
Watch (Garmin)
Heart Rate Monitor & Chest Strap
Advil/IB
Camera
Directions to Race
Head Lamp/Flash Light
Race Number Belt
Race Number
Rx Glasses
Sun Block
Ipod (This is for pre-race listening. Do NOT take it with you on the bike or run).
Wallet
Cash

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. 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, mats will be activated at exactly 7:55AM. 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. A lost or misplaced timing chip will result in a $20 fee. Body Markings will consist of your race number on your arm along with your age written on your calf. Body marking can be done Friday night at Timpanogos Cyclery or on race morning.

SWIM CAPS
A swim cap will be issued in every packet and must be worn during the swim portion of the race.

NO SAME DAY SIGN UPS
There are NO RACE DAY sign ups. Registration closes at midnight Wednesday June 20th, or when we reach our race capacity.

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, they will have front row race action. As a volunteer please have them contact:   aaronshamy@hotmail.com ASAP. All volunteers will be given a limited edition 2012 RACETRI Volunteer Wickify Tech Shirt.

PHOTOGRAPHY
www.MyRaceDayPics.com will be there with a team of professional photographers to capture your moment of glory. Make sure that you go their website to check out your action shot! During the awards ceremony 5 – $10 off coupons will be raffled off to athletes courtesy of http://www.myracedaypics.com/

Map to ROCK CLIFF
Get Direction here: http://goo.gl/maps/a0gw

PARKING AND BUSSING

On Saturday morning, driving into for drop off and/or parking WILL NOT be allowed at or inside the Rock Cliff area. There is also NO parking along Hwy 32. The Utah Highway Patrol and Wasatch County Sheriff will be present ready to ticket and tow anyone who does. There will NOT be a “drop-off” zone inside the park. You will need to ride your bike in from the parking area in Francis- WHICH WILL BE AT FRANCIS PARK- on Saturday morning (about 3.5 miles). **Plan ahead as you will need to either pack your stuff in a backpack and carry it on the bike, or have friends/relatives bring it for you on the shuttles.

There is a designated parking area in the town of Francis 3.5 miles from Rock Cliff (southeast corner from the blinking 4-way stoplight at the top of the hill, the only signal light in Francis). Shuttles will begin at 6:00AM and will loop continuously between the parking area and Rock Cliff.
Q: How do I get my bike back to my car after the race?

A: Space permitting, bikes are allowed on the shuttle buses after the race. *Bikes are NOT allowed on the shuttles before the race.
Q: How do spectators get to the race?
A: All spectators must ride the shuttles to the race. Again note that the shuttles will be running continuously from 6AM to 2PM. Buses will unload inside the park at the Nature Center Round-about. For those with small children and/or those needing extra assistance, it is HIGHLY recommended that you arrive prior to 9:00AM.
Q: How much is it to ride the shuttle and enter Jordanelle State Park?
A: Entrance fee to the park for all spectators ages 8 and older is $2 per person and is payable BEFORE BOARDING THE SHUTTLES. This $2 fee is already included in the athlete’s registration fee. For spectators riding the shuttles in, the fee will be collected as you board. Folding strollers are permitted on the shuttles. Please have exact change ready. We will not have change.

Park Guidelines: Rock Cliff Nature Area is just that, nature. Everything from the wildlife to the boardwalks will remind you of why you love the outdoors.
Please remember to follow these few important guidelines:

1. Dogs: Do not bring your dogs or other pets. Animals are NOT allowed on the buses and are NOT allowed in the general Rock Cliff area, other than along the single paved road. Rock Cliff is a sensitive nature habitat, so please respect this mandate.

2. Litter/Trash: Please clean up any garbage/trash in your transition area and respect the Rock Cliff Nature Area. Please do not litter.
All athletes are required to retrieve any gel packet or water bottle that is discarded during the bike. A USAT “abandoning of equipment” time penalty will result if witnessed by a USAT official for littering. Please also keep control of all gel packets on the bike and run.

Weather
http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Heber+City+UT+84032:4:US

Happy Taper!

Your Friendly Neighborhood Race Directors,
www.racetri.com

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