Rock Cliff



ROCK CLIFF TRIATHLON @ Jordanelle Reservoir

June 17, 2017

Discount Codes associated with this event HERE

Race Day Schedule
6:30AM Transition Opens
7:30AM Packet Pick up closes promptly
7:45AM Mandatory Race Briefing
8:00AM Olympic Starts
8:30AM Sprint Starts
10:30AM Awards Ceremony Time TBA

Parking in Francis on Saturday Morning 
Rock CLiff Parking
Sprint — 750 Meter Swim/14 Mile Bike/5K Run
Olympic — 1500 Meter Swim/25 Mile Bike/10K Run

The race starts with a swim in the freshest mountain water you can’t even buy in a bottle. The Jordanelle reservoir is surrounded by beautiful mountains and is fed mostly by “The Greatest Snowmelt on Earth.” Jordanelle Reservoir offers triathletes one of the premier racing locations in Utah.

The race kicks off at the Rock Cliff area boat ramp.The swim course is a an 800 meter counter clockwise loop with the Sprint distance athletes doing one loop and the Olympic distance competitors in it for two.The bike route takes athletes through Francis and Woodland and is a fast course with a few false flats and a great down-hill stretch.Maps, Maps, and more Maps:It is expected that the water will be around 60 degrees this year, therefore wetsuits are mandatory. Neoprene caps are recommended but must be worn underneath the race issued cap which will be marked with your race number.



The run route is mostly flat with the vast majority located in the beautiful Rock Cliff camping area providing a great opportunity for spectators to view racers and congregate at the finish line to cheer on the athletes.




The race will be a two transition area race. This change will provide more shade for our runners. It will make the course more spectator friendly. It will also save you from walking 1 mile at the end of the race down and back to get your TA stuff. It will all be taken to the end for you.



To pick up your packet you must have your PHOTO ID and USAT card. Registered Athletes will receive Packet Pickup dates and details in an email approximately a week before the race. Your friend cannot pick up your packet for you – there are no exceptions to this rule.


6:30 AM – Transition Area Opens & Packet Pick up available (You are highly encouraged to pick up your packet before race day!)
7:30 AM – Packet Pick up CLOSES PROMPTLY
7:45 AM – Race Director Briefing – Mandatory
8:00 AM – Race Begins – Olympic Racers (Sprint Racers to follow …)
TBA AM – The  Awards Ceremony
AWARDS & SWAG – All finishers will receive an AWESOME custom die cast medal.
AGE GROUPS for awards (please note that because of the small size of the Rock Cliff race the age group breakdown is for Rock Cliff awards only. For official USAT standings athletes times will be broken down into their official age groups)
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) 


This is an event sanctioned by USAT and we would like to remind you of a few very important items.

·         All athletes are required to show a photo ID. NO ID, NO RACE, NO EXCEPTIONS.  Every single participant racing must have a photo ID; this includes all relay participants. Youth athletes without an ID must be accompanied by a parent/guardian with a photo ID.  Annual members are required to bring their membership card every time they compete in a USAT sanctioned event. If your card is lost, you can download and print out a temporary one at

Swim Caps

Swim caps will be provided at packet pickup the morning of the race. The issued cap must be worn during the swim.


Wetsuits are required by the US Coastguard, any athlete found without a wetsuit will be pulled from the water. Water temperature will likely be 60 degrees or less. Neoprene swim caps are highly recommended for this swim. Wetsuit strippers WILL NOT be provided.



There is NO same day registration.


Electronic chip timing of the event will be provided by a contract timing company. All participants will be timed and will be provided with 5 splits (swim, T1, Bike, T2, Run).

Relay Teams

Relay team members will wait inside the transition area at the bike rack location of the team where each team member will have their own timing chip. Transfer of timing chip is not necessary. 


Transition Area

There will be two transition areas; one down by the water and one at race central. Once again the Rock Cliff area will be closed to the general public during the race.


T1 – T2

Rock Cliff t1andt2


Rock Cliff T2andFinish


Parking and Busing

On Saturday morning, driving into for drop off and/or parking WILL NOT be allowed at or inside the Rock Cliff area. However, NEW for 2014 there will be coordination for gear pick up inside the park after you are done racing. 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: In order to quickly be able to exit the park, please take the bus or send one driver to retrieve your vehicle. They will then be able to drive into the park and turn around in T1 near the boat ramp and then pull up to the North Side of the bridge near the T2 area; here you can pick up additional passengers and your bike. Please drive slowly and cautiously in the park as there will likely still be athletes on the road. Also, 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.
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.




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.



For common USAT violations please see our BLOG CLICK HERE

This is a USAT sanctioned event. For questions regarding USAT rules, regulations, insurance and membership click on the link:

USAT Insurance Coverage: When an athlete purchases an annual or one day USAT membership, some of those fees go to cover the cost to provide them with medical insurance. This coverage is only valid at a USA Triathlon sanctioned event.

If you have questions specific to your coverage, please send an email to or call 1-800-342-4371.


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.

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