THE UTAH HALF
Saturday August 24th 20132013 Registration is OPEN GET 20% OFF when signing up for multiple events. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS 2012 Results Heath Thurston in 2011 exits the water after his customary 25 yard butterfly to finish the 1.2 mile swim.
2012 UTAH HALF Race Week ScheduleMonday thru Thursday August 20 – 23 10:00AM to 8:00PM You can come and get your packet anytime 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 Store Hours: Monday thru Friday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.- MUST HAVE PHOTO ID & USAT card. Your friend cannot pick up your packet for you – there are no exceptions to this rule. Friday August 24th from 12-8pm Get your packet & body marking at Elite Trisport (right next to Timp Cyclery) 665 West State Road
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062 Click here for map 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. Your friend cannot pick up your packet for you – there are no exceptions to this rule. RACE DAY August 25th 4:30 AM – Body Marking/Timing Chip distribution, Transition Area Opens & Packet Pick up available (You are highly encouraged to pick up your packet before race day!) 6:15 AM – Packet Pick up CLOSES PROMPTLY 6:20 AM – Race Director Briefing – Mandatory 7:00 AM – Race Begins Wave Start TBA Swim Cut Off 8:35AM Bike Cut Off 12:35PM Run Cut Off 3:35PM Failure to enter the transition area before the Cut Off time will result in a DNF – coverage & course support will not be provided after those times. 1:00ish PM – TRIEDGE raffle and The Awards Ceremony (Premium Awards, 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall/age groupers, Premium winners and Triple players presentation – those who completed a sprint, olympic, and the Utah Half with RaceTri) Packet Pickup You will have 3 different opportunities to pick up your packet. See race week schedule above. You can get it at Get Fit Athletic Wear Monday August 20– Thursday August 23 from 10AM – 8PM.Or Elite Trisport on Friday August 24 from 12-8PM you will also be able to get your body marked at this time if you so desire. Finally, we do offer race morning packet pickup however it closes promptly at 6:15AM – if you wait to check in on race morning and arrive after 6:15AM you will not be able to check in and thereby be unable to race. It is highly recommended that you pick up your packet before race day!!(double exclamation) At check in you MUST HAVE PHOTO ID & USAT card (if you are a member). If you are not a member then you purchased a 1 day membership through IAMATHLETE and will only need a photo ID. AWARDS & SWAG - All finishers will receive an AWESOME 4″ 5mm colorful custom die cast medal. That’s one heavy medal! The 2012 design is pictured to the right. To kick off the awards ceremony the TRIEDGE raffle gives everyone a chance to walk away with some killer TRI swag (must be present to be eligible). The overall male & female racers will be crowned King & Queen of The Utah Half 2012 and receive winner baskets full of goodies galore and podium medals. Furthermore, the top 3 in the age groups listed below will receive Get Fit winner swag and custom Utah Half 1st 2nd & 3rd place medals provided by Elite Trisport. *PREMIUMS: A FREE entry into Camp Yuba will be given to the fastest overall splits (swim, bike & run) for male and female. *Premium winners free entry does not include USAT or IAMathlete fees – coupon will be good for sprint or olympic ($75 value) distance at Camp Yuba! AGE GROUPS 15-19
Clydesdale 200lbs+ It takes a “small” army to manage the awards
Athena 150 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) INDIVIDUAL
Early Bird $149 November 14 2011 - December 31 2011 Registration $169 January 1 2012 - June 4 2012Late Registration $179 June 5 2012 - August 15 2012 RELAY (2 & 3 Person Teams) Early Bird $159 November 14 2011 - December 31 2011 Registration $179 January 1 2012 - June 4 2012Late Registration $189 June 5 2012 - August 15 2012
THE UTAH HALF
Saturday, August 25, 2012, 7:00 am
The Flatest & Fastest Half in the West!
This event is capped at 500 athletes and expected to sell out! Utah County, Provo City, and Utah State Park are pleased to present the six annual UTAH HALF… a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run triathlon. If you are a seasoned triathlete, put this into your schedule and experience an amazing event. Or if you are looking to jump up from sprint and olympic distances, this is your graduation present. With the help of great sponsors, we are focused on keeping the entry fees low while still creating a high quality experience. The long course triathlon requires more training and intensity but as many will attest, the satisfaction of completing one is also increased. Are you ready to go long course?
HOTELThe Provo Marriott will be holding a certain number of rooms for Utah Half Athletes for race weekend. Click on one of the links below and it will take you to their home page where rate code has already been entered in the appropriate field and you can quickly make your room reservation.
CLICK HERE or on the Marriott Logo —->
Reservations by attendees must be received on or before Thursday, August 9, 2012, (the “Cut-Off Date”). At the Cut-Off Date, Hotel will review the reservation pick up for the Event, release the unreserved rooms for general sale, and determine whether or not it can accept reservations based on a space- and rate-available basis at the Utah Half Triathlon group rate after this date.
“Woah, the Utah Half seriously kicked my trash. What a cool race… everything was awesome and when I hit that finish line I was so stoked. All I wanted was to get my medal and lay in the grass. Oh and eat like 5 slices of pizza.”
— Tyson Apostol, Heber Utah (CBS’s Survivor Contestant)
Swim 1.2 miles
The Utah Half swim takes place in the sheltered harbor of Utah Lake State Park. Swimmers will leave in a wave format based on your race division (see above). You will enter the water from the western boat ramp and swim an L shaped counter clockwise loop marked with orange buoys. While swimming you will keep all swim buoys to your left. Wetsuits are suggested but not mandatory. We will start promptly at 6:45 to avoid the morning sun in your eyes. See the course maps for exact details.
BIKE 56 Miles Updated Interactive Bike Map - Total Elevation gain 417′
The bike course is a flat 56-mile out-and-back that heads out to West Mountain. While in Provo City there will be open traffic and police blockades. Once outside the city the roads will be heavily marked but open to traffic. So use caution and yield to things that are bigger and faster than you! There will be a total of 12 police officers and county sheriffs on course… just follow their instructions as you approach. There are a few cattle guards that will be heavily marked and covered, but be careful going over them. We will have 3 aid stations on course. They are located at the following locations:
AID 1- mile 15: Gels, Bottles (water, HEED)
AID 2- mile 28 Turnaround: Special Needs Bags
AID 3- mile 41: Gels, Bottles (water, HEED)
We are providing the option of special needs bags at the bike turnaround. When you check in Friday night we will provide you with an empty bag. It is then your responsibility write your number on it, place inside it nutrition you might want at the bike turnaround, and then deliver it to us race morning. Bike support will be roaming the streets to help with bike malfunctions.
RUN 13.1 Miles Updated Interactive Run Map - Total Elvation gain 104′
The Utah Half run course is improved from our previous years and now includes more shade trees, more aid stations, and a more spectator friendly 2 loop course along the asphault trail along the Provo River. There will be an aid station every mile. You will follow the trails and loop back to 3110 west. This road will bring you back towards center street in Provo. From here you will pick up on the provo river trail and run a loop following the river. After the turn head back to Utah Lake State Park for lap 2, when the second lap is completed head for the finish line where a party awaits! The run is flat as a pancake with virtually no elevation gain so enjoy your half marathon run PR!
Swim caps will be provided in your race packet. The issued cap must be worn during the swim.
Only athletes are allowed in the transition areas, please instruct family members and friends to stay outside of the transition area. The transition area will close at 6:50AM. All athletes will need to exit before that time. If you are inside the transition area after that time there is no guarantee that your timing chip will record accurate splits for your race. Please plan accordingly and be out of the transition areas. Thank you
WETSUITS and WATER TEMPS
The water temperature at Utah Lake is currently CLICK HERE.
- USAT rules state that competitors may wear wetsuits if the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower.
- USAT rules also state that if the water temperature is between 78.1 – 83.9 degrees, competitors may wear wetsuits but will not be eligible for awards.
- If the water temperature is 84 degrees or above, participants may not wear wetsuits.
- If the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower everyone will receive series scoring points.
- If the water temperature is between 78.1 – 83.9 degrees and you elect to wear a wetsuit, you will officially receive “0″ points for that event. The event will count towards the minimum number of required events to become eligible for awards.
- If the water temperature is 84 degrees or higher, no one may wear wetsuits and everyone will receive series scoring points
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. 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. Instructions for chip use will be provided at packet pick-up. A lost or misplaced timing chip will result in a $20 fee.
The ”biker” Relay team member will wait inside the transition area at the bike rack location where the “swimmer” will transfer the timing chip from one team member to another. The “runner” relay team member will be waiting in the same place for the “biker” to return. Each team will be issued one timing chip, one swim cap, and one bib number.
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: Participants competing as indivuals *(not on relay teams) may defer to the following year for medical emergency reasons only. Proof of medical injury or condition via a doctor’s note must be sent to email@example.com no later than August 7, 2012.
There will be no deferrals granted after August 7, 2012. No exceptions.
*Those on relay teams must find a replacement. There are no refunds or deferrals for relay teams or team members.
Same Day Registrations: There will be NO same day registration. Registration closes on Wednesday August 15th or when the race reaches its cap of 500 participants.
Average Temps for August 25th in Provo are 90 High 58 Low
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 ASAP. All volunteers will be given a limited edition 2012 RACETRI Volunteer Wickify Tech Shirt.
Finish line hydration and goodies will be available for athletes. To request a favorite please email email@example.com
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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
The 2011 RESULTS are in CLICK HERE
Utah Half Photos CLICK HERE
What were athletes saying about the 2011 race? Check it out;
Great race today. Your volunteers were awesome! I’m already putting it on my schedule for next year.” -Spencer Harris
“Sweet race guys, thanks alot! You made me a proud finisher!” -Joseph Walton
“Great race today. The support was awesome and the route through so much shade made the run bearable.”- Brady Mortensen
“Great Race, I had an amazing experience. Very well put together and well organized race. I will definately be back next year.” – Shelly Hansen 2011 Finisher
“Thanks for a memorable event… my first Half and my favorite!” – Christina Stenfors-Stark
“Great job RACETRI! What a great event! Thank you to all volunteers! Everyone, well done! See you next year!”- Cristin-Brian Szydlik
“Thanks!! It was a great race!! I’ll be back next year.” – John Beckstrand
“Awesome guys! I’ll speak for my Southern Utah Club…..we had a great time! Thanks so much!” – Colleen Chandler Rue
“Course and aid station volunteers rocked! Thank you so much!” – Phyllis McDonough Robinson
“Those athletes were amazing! I had the opportunity to volunteer and was inspired!” -Michelle Worlton Smith
“Very impressive…, Thank you volunteers, and of course Race directors. I’m FUBAR right now but I’ll be back for sure, I got the “half bug”. -Christian Walton
“Thank you to all of the volunteers! Races wouldn’t be possible without you! A big thanks to the bike turn around people! You did great with the special needs bags and the cow bell ringing in the middle of the course!” -Lennie Tuve
“Had a great time helping out this morning! It was fun and inspiring helping racers exit the water. Everyone did an amazing job racing today!” -Craig Stevenson
“Thanks for a great race at the Utah Half. That was a really well done race!”- Bryce Jones
The Utah Half