ATHLETE INFORMATION - ST. ANTHONY'S TRIATHLON
ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE - NO EXCEPTION
You have an option to purchase Registration Protector at time of
USA TRIATHLON: St. Anthony's
Triathlon is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. You must be a
current USAT member to participate or you may purchase a one-day
license at athlete check in. To limit wait times at athlete
check in, you may purchase an annual license online at www.usatriathlon.org.
All USAT rules will be in effect during the event. Protests
of penalties assessed for rules infractions must be filed with the
USAT Head Official within 60 minutes after the protesting
individual finishes the race.
ATHLETE CHECK-IN: You must furnish proof of
current USAT membership or you will be required to purchase a
one-day license. You must also present a photo i.d.
RELAY TEAMS: All relay team
members must be present, at the same time, to pick up your
packet. Substitution of a relay team member will not be
permitted beyond March 30, 2013.
WRISTBAND: A wristband printed with your race
number will be affixed to your wrist at Athlete Check-in.
This band will identify you as an official participant and must be
worn during the entire event. The wristband is required for
medical identification purposes and allows you access to the
transition area and post-race food & beverages. You will
not be allowed to remove your bicycle and gear from the transition
area following the race without your wristband affixed to your
wrist. Please do not remove your wristband until after the
MANDATORY BIKE CHECK-IN: Mandatory bike
check-in is noon-6pm Saturday, April 27th.
If you do not arrive by 6pm, you will not be allowed to
check in your bike. All bicycles must be checked into
transition and left overnight. Bicycles will not be permitted to
enter transition on race morning. Sorry, no exceptions! You
will have full access to your bike on race morning, but will not be
allowed to remove it from transition until the start of the
RACE DAY PARKING: For a nominal fee, race day
parking is available at four downtown parking venues:
Mahaffey Theatre - 1st Street & 4th
Progress Energy Park - 1st Avenue South &
Progress Energy Garage - 1st Avenue South &
BayWalk Garage - 2nd Street & 2nd Avenue
RACE NUMBERS: There are three race numbers in
your race packet that you are required to display during the
The adhesive bicycle frame number must be attached to your bike
with the race number clearly visible from both sides of the
bike. Do not affix the number to your bike frame until after
you're prepared to enter transition on Saturday. Lost bike
numbers cannot be replaced!
The small adhesive helmet number must be worn on the front of
your bike helmet.
The run number must be displayed during the run segment on the
front of your body. Pin your run number to your shirt,
swimsuit or race belt with the four safety pins provided in your
BODY MARKING: Body marking will take place from
4:45-6:45am on Sunday at both entrances to the transition
area. You will not be permitted in the transition area on
race day without your wristband and your body marked. Do not
apply body lotion or sunscreen until after you have been body
marked. Be sure that the volunteer who marks you does so
using the race number printed on your wristband.
TRANSITION AREA ACCESS: The transition area
will be open on race day from 4:45-6:45am only. Any athlete,
including relay team members, who arrives after 6:45am will not
have access to the transition area. Only athletes who are
wearing their wristband and are body marked will be allowed
access. Any bike not properly displaying the bike frame
number will be removed from the transition area during the
swim. You will not be allowed access to the transition area
to reclaim your bicycle and gear until after the last athlete has
started the run (approximately noon).
RELAY TEAM TRANSITION AREA ACCESS: To reduce
congestion, only the relay team cyclist will have access to the
transition area. Relay teams must pass the timing chip to
their teammates in the holding areas just outside the transition
area following each segment. The relay team cyclist may
secure all personal items belonging to the swimmer and runner at
the relay team's bike rack.
TIMING CHIPS: You are required to pick up your
timing chip during packet pick up. If you lose your chip,
additional chips will be available on Sunday morning at the swim
start. DON'T LOSE YOUR CHIP. Each chip is
encoded with your specific registration data so do not trade your
chip with another athlete! The chip must be affixed to either
ankle prior to the swim start and must be worn during the entire
event. Athletes are responsible for crossing the timing mats
at the end of each segment (e.g., swim finish) and for the safe
return of the chip at the finish line. Relay team members
must pass the chip to their teammate after completing their segment
of the race. Crossing the timing mats as you re-enter transition to
re-claim your gear with your chip in place will erase your
transition times. Chip owners: please provide race management
with your chip number at Athlete Check-in.
SWIM CAP: The swim cap placed in your race
packet must be worn during the swim. Do not trade your swim
cap with another athlete, as the caps are color-coded to assist
race management in organizing you at the swim start. YOU WILL
BE DISQUALIFIED IF YOU START IN THE WRONG WAVE !!!!!!!!!!!!
WETSUITS: The use of wetsuits during the swim
will be allowed if the water temperature on race morning is 78.0
degrees or less. If the water temperature exceeds 78.0
degrees but is less than 84.0 degrees, an athlete may wear a
wetsuit but will be ineligible for awards and USAT national ranking
points. A water temperature measurement will be conducted on
Saturday to forecast the likely water temperature on race day and
the likelihood of whether wetsuits will be allowed.
SWIM START: The swim starts at North Shore
Beach, approximately 0.4 mile north of the transition area.
To get to North Shore Beach on race morning, walk north on
Northshore Drive to 12th Ave NE. Turn right
(east) into parking area and walk out toward
waterfront. Participants should proceed to Northshore Beach
for the start no later that 6:15am. Be sure you start with
other competitors wearing the same color swim cap and in your
correct division. Failure to wear the official swim cap
or starting in a wave other than the one you've been assigned will
result in your disqualification.
SWIM COURSE: Athletes will have
65 minutes to complete the swim
portion of the race. Please note, the swim takes place in
open water and conditions can vary from calm to rough. You
should be prepared and able to independently complete the distance
in the alloted time as you will not be allowed to continue the race
if you do not make the cut off. Follow the orange buoys
during the entire swim course. Yellow buoys mark the two
turns. Keep all buoys on your left by swimming to the right
of each buoy. Athletes who cut any portion of the swim course
will be disqualified. For your safety, certified water safety
personnel will be monitoring the swim course with kayaks and rescue
craft. The swim course ends at the steps leading up the
seawall in Vinoy Park.
SWIM WAVES: To be announced no later than April
SPECIAL NEEDS TABLE: There will be a table set
up at the swim finish for the collection of your eyeglasses,
medications or other special needs items. Be sure to clearly
mark all items left on the special needs table with your name and
TRANSITION AREA CONDUCT: For safety reasons,
you will not be permitted to ride your bike in or out of the
transition area. You must walk or run while on the grass in
the transition area. Please watch out for other athletes as
you move through transition and follow the instructions of race
officials and volunteers.
BIKE COURSE: Each athlete is required to wear
an approved helmet during the bike segment. You must have
your helmet securely fastened on your head before you mount and
dismount your bike. Drafting and blocking (impeding the
progress of passing cyclists) are not permitted during the
race. USAT officials will monitor the bike course and
strictly enforce these rules.
BIKE BOTTLE EXCHANGE: One water bottle exchange
station will be located midway through the bike course just past
the golf course. Please discard all empty bike bottles and
sports nutrition wrappers at this station. This will make our
clean-up efforts much easier. Discarded bottles or gear will
not be returned after the race.
BIKE COURSE: All bikes must be back in
transition by 12:30pm or you will be disqualified.
RUN COURSE: Water stations are located at the
run start and at every mile on the run course. Each station
will be stocked with Water and Gatorade. You must complete
the entire course and circle the traffic cones at the run
turnaround. A timing mat will be placed at the turnaround to
ensure each athlete completes the entire run course.
FINISH: The run course officially closes at
1:30pm. All participants still on the course at this time
will be asked to move to the sidewalk. The finish clock will
remain on and times recorded until 2:30pm. Participants who
continue on their own will assume all risks and must adhere to
local traffic laws. Official individual finishers will
receive a finisher's medal.
DROPPING OUT: Please notify a race official and
return your timing chip at the finish line if you drop out of the
UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT: Unsportsmanlike
conduct or the verbal abuse of any race official or volunteer
during the race or at any time during event weekend will result in
your immediate disqualification.
TIMING & RESULTS: Official race results
will be posted prior to the awards presentation. Please
report any discrepancy to a race official prior to the start of the
awards presentation. Athletes who do not wear the timing chip
during the entire event will not be scored. Please note that
the clock at the finish line reflects the start time of the first
MEDICAL CARE: St. Anthony's Health Care will
provide comprehensive medical care for all participants during the
event. The biggest risk to athletes during the race is the
potential of heat-related injuries associated with inadequate
hydration prior to and during the event. Be sure to drink
plenty of fluids throughout race weekend!
COURSE SAFETY: Because St. Anthony's Triathlon
is conducted within an urban environment, it is virtually
impossible to keep the entire course closed to vehicular traffic.
Be aware of your surroundings, obey the instructions of the traffic
control officers and volunteers and be considerate of others during
AWARDS PARTY: The awards party begins as soon
as you cross the finish line! Be sure to stick around for
live music, fruit, snacks, juice, pizza, cold Michelob Ultra beer
and Columbia Restaurant's famous black beans & rice and Cuban
bread. The awards presentation will begin at 12:30pm for the
Professionals and Elite Amateurs. The general awards ceremony
will follow. The top 10 finishers in each division will be
presented with a framed watercolor print depicting scenes from St.
Anthony's Triathlon. Professionals will be competing for a
$65,000 prize purse. Elite Amateurs will be competing for
over $10,000 in prizes.
RESULTS & AWARDS: Race results will be
posted online (satriathlon.com) immediately following the
race. If you are a top 10 finisher and cannot attend the
awards presentation, we'll mail you your award. Simply send
us your request in writing with $10.00 (checks payable to St.
Anthony's Triathlon) to 1200 Seventh Avenue N., St. Petersburg, FL
2013 RACE REGISTRATION: Online registration for
the 2013 St. Anthony's Triathlon (April 28, 2013) will begin on
December 1, 2012.
GOOD LUCK & HAVE A SAFE RACE!
Philip LaHaye and Susan Daniels