RULES & INFORMATION
ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE – NO EXCEPTIONS!
You have an option to purchase Registration Protector at time of registration.
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 (required to complete the online registration process). 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 and PACKET PICK-UP: You must pick up your own packet and present a photo ID on Friday (12pm-6pm) or Saturday (12pm-5pm). There is no race day pick-up. No exceptions.
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 and 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.
MANDATORY BIKE CHECK-IN: Mandatory bike check-in is 12pm-6pm, Saturday, April 25. 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. 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 bike.
You may have another competitor check in your bike once they have gotten their participant wristband. The bike must be checked in by 5pm on Saturday. Your athlete packet must be picked up and the bike number affixed before someone else can check it in.
Note: The 2020 Event Schedule will be posted closer to event date.
RACE NUMBERS: There are three race numbers in your race packet that you are required to display during the event:
1. 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.
2. The small adhesive helmet number must be worn on the front of your bike helmet.
3. 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 race packet.
BODY MARKING: Body marking will take place from 4:45am to 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 being marked. Do not apply body lotion or sunscreen until after you’ve been 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 4:45am to 6:45am only. The transition area closes for all athletes at 6:45am. Any athletes, including Sprint and Relay team members, arriving after those respective times won’t have access to the transition area. Only athletes wearing their wristband and body marking will be allowed access during that time period. You won’t be allowed access to the transition area to reclaim your bicycle and gear until after the last athlete has started the run (approximately 12pm).
TIMING CHIPS: You’re 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 don’t 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 beginning and end of each segment (swim start through run finish).
SWIM CAP: The swim cap is picked up during Athlete Check-In and must be worn during the swim. Don’t 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 final water temperature measurement will be conducted on Sunday morning at approximately 5:30am to determine whether wetsuits will be allowed. View the current water temperature.
SWIM START: The swim starts at North Shore Beach, approximately 0.4 miles north of the transition area. View the map. Participants should proceed to North Shore Beach for the start no later than 6:15am. Be sure to listen to announcements and start in your assigned wave. 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 Olympic swim portion of the race and 35 minutes for completion of the Sprint swim portion. Note that 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 allotted time, as you won’t 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 right by swimming to the left of each buoy. Athletes cutting 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: 2020 Swim Waves will be posted closer to race day.
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 race number.
TRANSITION AREA CONDUCT: For safety reasons, you won’t 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 the transition area 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) is not permitted during the race. USAT officials will monitor the bike course and strictly enforce these rules. Athletes will have 2 hours to complete the Olympic Distance bike course and 1 hour to complete the Sprint Distance bike course.
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 won’t be returned after the race.
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. Gu energy gel will be provided at Mile 1.5 and Mile 4.5. 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 1:15pm. 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 1:30pm. Participants continuing 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 race.
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 AND RESULTS: Official race results will be available prior to the awards presentation. Report any discrepancy to a race official prior to the start of the awards presentation. Athletes who don’t wear the timing chip during the entire event will not be scored.
MEDICAL CARE: St. Anthony’s Hospital 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’s 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 the competition.
AWARDS PARTY: Be sure to stay for live music, great food and cold beer. The awards presentation will begin at approximately 12pm for the Professionals and Open Age Group. The general awards ceremony will follow. The general awards ceremony will follow. View the award presentation categories.
RESULTS and ATHLETE TRACKER: Race results will be posted online immediately following the race.
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