Salem Spring




MAY 31, 2014

CLICK HERE to Register


Saturday May 31st  2014

Utah’s Greatest Sprint Triathlon TraditionWe have great things in store for you, you will not want to miss it! 
Before registering you should consider the
    • RACETRI TRI TRIPLE PLAY (Salem Sprint, Rock Cliff Oly, Utah Half) 

Salem Spring Clinic & Course Preview with world record ironman JAMES LAWRENCE aka The Iron Cowboy. Clinic to take place the Wednesday before the race. CLICK HERE FOR CLINIC DETAILS

Packet Pickup is located at Utah Run
211 East State StreetAmerican Fork, Utah 84003
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 –  7PM 

AWARDS & SWAG - In 2014 All finishers will received an AWESOME custom die cast medal:Salem Bridge MEME


Clydesdale 220lbs+
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) 
May 31, 2014
We look forward to another amazing 2014 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 Saturday, May 31st!


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.

Salem Ad swim shower

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!


Timing Chips will be in your Race Packets, they are disposable chips. No longer feel like a convict wearing an ankle bracelet, these awesome timing chips are great! Make sure to not put them on too tight, this gives your timing chip flexibility on the run so friction is limited. 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.

There are NO RACE DAY sign ups. Registration closes at midnight on the Wednesday before the race.. Or when we reach our race capacity.


Too far out for an accurate report but here is the link to historically what Salem has been like …

10 Day Weather Forecast in Salem Utah

No Refunds.


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: ASAP.

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


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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: download the complete set of USAT rules CLICK HERE

RENTALS from our Sponsor at TIMP CYCLERY 19175_100626079972142_7409697_n

Located at 665 W State Rd, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062

Bring a proof of purchase of a RaceTri event to Timp Cyclery and you can get the following:

*A $35 wetsuit rental for $30 (Wetsuit rental is good from Thursday prior to the race until the Monday following the race).

*A $55 bike tune for $45 (The bike must be dropped off to Timp no later than the Saturday before the race).
*A $100 wheel rental for $85 for the set (Wheel rentals are from Friday prior to the event to Monday following the event).
*A $60 dollar a day bike rental for $50 for the weekend (Friday prior to the event to Monday following the event).
2013 Race Reports
Finish Line Video – If you raced Salem 2012 you are in this video!
2012 Professional PICTURES
2012 FACEBOOK Pics  


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