Race Check List

Please make sure you have the following:

  • Athlete Wristband
  • Athlete Tattoos

2 arm tattoos, age-number tattoos (apply before sunscreen and before arriving on site)

  • Stickers for your bike, helmet, and athlete tote
  • Timing Chip attached to ankle strap
  • Race-issued swim cap
  • Goggles
  • Bike*
  • Approved Bike Helmet*
  • Tire Repair Kit
  • Running Shoes
  • Cycling Shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Socks
  • Filled Bike Water Bottles
  • Energy Bars and Energy Gels (we recommend PowerBar Products)

*Please note:

  • No aero-bars that extend past your brake hoods are allowed
  • No pointed aero-helmets are allowed (aero road helmets are permitted)
  • No disc wheels are allowed

Saturday, May 30

You will not be permitted into the Bike Pit on race day without your athlete wristband and timing chip. If you have misplaced any of these items please see the Bike Pit director for a replacement.  Kids ages 12 and under will be permitted to bring one adult into Bike Pit with them to assist with setting up their area.

Preliminary A Heats: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Heats will go from youngest to oldest and will start every 10 minutes. For example: the first heat of athletes will be all athletes, ages 7 – 8; after all 7 – 8 year old heats have raced, we will start with athletes ages 9 – 10 heats. We will run heats in that order until we finish all age-groups.  Elite Development heats will be after all age-group heats.  The Novice wave will take place following the Elite Development heats.

Relays: 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Every age-group athlete entry comes with a free relay entry. After the age-group heats are complete, you will need to enter your relay team at the Timing Station. Relays may consist of two or three people of any age and any gender.  Relays will run the same course as the 13+ age-groups (250m Swim, 7-lap  / 5.25 mile Bike, 2-lap / 1.5 mile Run)

Family Relays: Immediately following General Relays

This relay is an untimed, fun event after the other relays are complete.  This category meant for novice athletes or families who would like to try the course but aren’t interested in competing for awards or placing.  Relays may consist of two or three people of any age and any gender.  The Family Relays will run the same course as the 7 – 8 age-group (100m Swim, 3-Lap / 2.25 mile Bike, 1-lap / 0.75 mile Run).

SpeakUp Launch Walk: 6:30pm

At 6:30pm Saturday, all persons registered for the SpeakUp Launch Walk will gather at the finish arch of the triathlon course to commence the walk. This ¾-Mile walk around the RIR track symbolizes the launch into your 5K training for the SpeakUp 5K held on Sept. 12, 2015 and support for the SpeakUp message: Fight Finish Faith.

Sunday, May 31

Preliminary B Heats (Age-Group Only): 8:30am – 10:00am

The second day of Age-Group racing will follow the same format as Preliminary A Heats. All athletes who want to compete in the Preliminary B Heats must positively check-in at the Timing Station no later than 8:00am.

Semi-Finals (Age-Group): 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Age-Group Athletes with the top 30 times from the Prelim Heats in each Age-Group may race in the Semi-Finals.  Semi-Final qualified athletes will be posted at the Timing Station by 11:00am on Sunday.

Semi-Finals (Elite Development): 1:30pm – 2:00pm

The top 15 males and top 15 females will move on to the Semi-Finals on Sunday.

Finals (Age-Group): 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Age-Group Athletes with the Top 15 times from the Semi-Finals in each Age-Group may race in the Finals for the title of Rush Champion!

Finals (Elite Development): 5:00pm – 5:30pm

The top 8 males and top 8 females will race the finals in a Swim-Bike-Run, Swim-Bike-Run format.