The race site opens at 6am.
Can I register on race day?
NO. The last time to register is at the pasta party Saturday night, if there are spots left.
Who times the race?
A company called Event-techTiming Group. They do a fabulous job and time some very prominent races held in this country and we are very glad they do our race. We have chosen our timing entity with great care to ensure that your experience is a positive one. Athletes will receive splits for your 3 individual legs of the race as well as your T1 and T2 times (the times in the transition area).
My training is going well/not so well. Is it possible to change races?
Yes. This must be done by 6pm at the latest on Saturday at the packet pickup. This CANNOT be done on race morning.
I am interested in the Triathlon. Can you tell me more about the swim event?
Due to safety issues we will have three start times with the swim event. Male participants will start promptly at 8:00 a.m., Female participants will start at 8:05 a.m. and relay and all other participants will start at 8:10 a.m. We encourage all participants with a time greater than 15 minutes for the half mile to start at 8:10 a.m.
What are the distances in the Triathlon?
The Triathlon consists of a half-mile swim, fifteen mile bike ride, 5k run.
What are the distances in the Duathlon?
The Duathlon consists of a 5k run, fifteen mile bike ride, 5k run.
I am entered in the race but because of an injury cannot compete. Can I defer my participation to next year or get a refund?
Sorry, but no.
I registered today for the race. When will I receive notification of acceptance?
If you registered online this is your notification. (It would be best to print this to be safe in case there are any computer glitches.) If you applied in person or by mail then we will send you a postcard for confirmation. Bringing this to packet pickup would be best but not mandatory.
Where is the Pasta Party / Packet Pickup on Saturday?
At St. Mary’s Conference Center just inside the front lobby. This is 5-8 pm.
How do I become a volunteer?
We will have a sign up on the website in the near future. You can also contact anyone involved in the race organization. All volunteers get a great t-shirt. We like to have volunteers pair up also for safety reasons as well as social reasons, so sign up your friend.
Is there parking at the race site?
Yes. But please arrive before 7am to take advantage of that. There is plenty of parking in the first tier of the Harris Riverfront Park; just as you enter the 11th Street entrance go right or left and this should be adequate. If there are no spots, then you can go into the 10th Street Entrance or park at the Pullman Plaza parking lot. These other areas are only a quarter of a mile away.
Describe the Transition Area?
This will be a fenced in area restricted to the racers during the race. There will be bike racks set up the night before so you can leave your bikes there between 7 and 9pm if you want. You cannot ride your bike in this area. You walk/jog it to the entrance and make sure you walk over the computer chip timing mat before you get on the bike. Similarly, you must dismount the bike and walk over the mat before entering the transition area on return.
There will be a fenced in area leading to the transition area. This is the official dismount area. Anyone riding there bike in this area will be stopped for the safety of others. It will be only a short 20-30 yards to get to the actual transition area so you will not be delayed long.
Is drafting allowed on the bike?
No. Not this year.
Can I ride outside of the cones on the bike race course?
No. And you can be disqualified if you don’t follow this rule. The bike course while coned off for the safety of both vehicular traffic and participants is conducted on city streets. The cones are there for everyone’s safety. Riding outside the cones encourages accidents.
What is the minimum age of the Adult Triathlon?
Participants must have reached the minimum age of 18 prior to the day of the St. Mary’s Triathlon to participate. This rule is mandated by our insurance underwriter. Athletes who are less than 18 are encouraged to participate in the St. Mary’s Duathlon or may participate in the running/biking segment of the St. Mary’s Triathlon Relay. Athletes discovered participating in the Triathlon or the swimming segment of the Triathlon relay who are less than 18 years of age will be disqualified. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause but this rule is based on safety and our ability to obtain insurance coverage.