SALEM SPRING SPRINT TRIATHLON
September 7, 2019Utah’s Greatest Sprint Triathlon Tradition! We are please to announce that thanks to triathletes and local businesses the Salem Tradition will continue! RaceTri is also proud to be the 2019 host for the Utah State Championships and Salem will be hosting that event this year! So whether you are a first timer or a seasoned athlete come join us for a wonderful triathlon! This race is a great first open water triathlon! Did you see the above video? This triathlon is beautiful, it is a must race for beginner and veteran alike. 2019 REGISTRATION IS OPEN CLICK HERE
Saturday Race schedule
7:30 TA opens and Packet Pickup
8:30 packet pickup closes
8:40 pre-race meeting
9:00 race start
11:00 awards ceremonyWe look forward to another amazing race. This 800 meter swim, 12.5 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run triathlon course has seen thousands of athletes achieve their endurance goals. You won’t find a more spectator-friendly park and race venue allowing friends and family to watch you in action. So bring the bikes, wetsuits, and lawn chairs and we’ll see you bright and early on Saturday!
Swimmers will leave in a wave format based on your age group/division.
Wave groups will gather at transition area 1 and then 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 swim course is an 800 meter clockwise loop that begins at the west boat ramp (see video embedded above), proceeds around the pond, under the bridge, and finishes back at the beach area where you will exit and run to transition area 1.
Large orange directional swim buoys will be placed around the course for direction.
Wetsuit strippers are allowed to help you remove your wetsuit however move to the side so that you will not impede other athletes. RaceTri will NOT be providing wetsuit strippers. Please instruct your wetsuit removal team to be careful as we have seen wetsuit damage on occasion.
Wetsuits are mandatory.
Utah County Search & Rescue will be monitoring the water and your safety. Water temperature expected to be 63-68 degrees on race day. They will pull anyone out of the water not wearing a wetsuit.
The bike course is a 2 loop ride through the city of Salem. Each loop will cover approximately 6.25 miles for a total ride of 12.5 miles. When finishing your first loop please stay to the right and continue on to your second loop. STAY RIGHT FOR YOUR SECOND LOOP. When finishing your second loop move to the left as you approach the transition area. See video above for visual.
Total elevation gain and descent per loop is 365 feet.
The course will be monitored by Salem police, volunteers, and will be marked with TRI signs and cones.
When you exit out of the transition area you will turn left to go around the pond. From there the course will be almost all right turns. In past years the course reaches the most south west point at Elk Ridge Drive, however because of problems with that road the course will now turn right earlier at 650 W. The course is slightly shorter. See the interactive Bike course map CLICK HERE
After completing the bike course you will exit transition and proceed on the 5k run course.
The run course goes throughout the streets of Salem and will have 1 aid station about half way through the run. Here is an interactive map of the course CLICK HERE Returning Salem sprinters will notice that the run course finishes over the beautiful, iconic south bridge as you take your final steps to glory.
Follow directional signs and be sure to smile when you hit the finish line!
View a turn by turn video of the course below …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. AWARDS & SWAG – All finishers will received an AWESOME custom die cast medal
Athena 165 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)
TIMING CHIPS & BODY MARKING
Timing Chips will be in your Race Packets. Body Markings will consist of your number on your arm along with your age/category written on your calf.
A swim cap will be issued in every packet and must be worn during the swim portion of the race.
SAME DAY SIGN UPS
There are NO RACE DAY sign ups. Registration closes at midnight on the Wednesday before the race..
Too far out for an accurate report but here is the link to historically what Salem has been like …
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
BIKE -There are no aid stations on the bike, please plan accordingly.
RUN -There will be two aid stations one will be located just outside of T2 and the other aid station 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
Get Direction here: http://goo.gl/maps/ctI4
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:http://www.usatriathlon.org/To download the complete set of USAT rules CLICK HERE
2013 Race Reports DAVE SHERWIN 2013 RACE REPORT MANDY SEELEY 2013 RACE REPORT 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.