FAq

FREQUENTLY asked QUESTIONS

Find answers to your most asked questions.

General FAQ

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Can I register on race day?
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You can register on race day if the race is not full. If you register on race day, you will not be guaranteed a shirt.

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What items do I need to register or pick up my race packet?
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Photo ID is a must for everyone. USAT annual members must show their USAT card or proof of membership.

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Can I check-in for another athlete?
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No, you must pick up your OWN race items and have photo identification.

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Is there a race time limit?
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All racers must be finished with the race by 12:00 pm. We will no longer have police and volunteer support after this point.

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Will there be water to drink during the race?
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Yes, there will be water on the run course, main staging area, and at the race finish line. There will also be snacks and drinks in the Food Area near the finish line for participants and volunteers to enjoy.

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Can I wear earphones on the course?
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USAT rules do not allow the use of headphones or personal audio devices at any time during the conduct of the race. This is for the safety of yourself and all race participants. You may, however, use such devices in the Transition Area prior to the start of the race. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

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Do I have to wear my bib number?
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We require your bib number to be visible on the front of your body during the run.

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Do I have to wear a shirt for the bike and run?
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No, a shirt is not required.

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What will the water conditions be like and will the race be wetsuit legal?
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Wetsuits maybe worn if the water temperature is less than 84 degrees, however, if the water is between 78-84 degrees all participants wearing wetsuits will not be eligible for awards. Please be aware you are swimming in an open body of water and it is imperative you are prepared for all water conditions.

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Can I transfer, sell, or give my bib to another person? See Policies.
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No. Please visit our Race Policies here for more information.

Q.
I can no longer compete, can I get a refund? See Policies.
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There are no refunds UNLESS you have purchased event insurance. We do, however, allow participants to transfer their registration to another ATF event. Please see our Race Policies for more details on refunds, transfers and deferrals.

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I am/was unable to attend the event. Can my items be mailed to me?
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No.Unfortunately, we do not mail race items post event. Thank you for understanding.

Q.
Is it a wave/group start?
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Yes.

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Where can I stay up-to-date on race promotions, news, and any last minute changes?
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You can join the race's Event page(s) on Facebook and Like the Above The Fold Events & Sports Promotions page to stay up-to-date.

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Can I switch my shirt size?
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All race items (personalized bibs, shirts, etc.) are typically ordered 45 days in advance. Should you need to switch your shirt size BEFORE this date, please send us a message. Should you need to switch your shirt size AFTER this date, you may swap your shirt out should we have any extras after the event. Please keep in mind that this is a first come, first served basis and we do this in an effort for everyone to get the sizes they ordered. Thank you for your cooperation!

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If I need help, is there anyone to assist me?
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Yes, we have professional/experienced race staff. Ambulances/EMT's will be onsite, local police support at all high traffic intersections, as well as certified lifeguard and rescue support in the water.

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When/where can I get my bike after the race?
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There will be a designated exit that racers will be able to retrieve their bike/gear after the last bike participant is in transition. We do not want racers to have traffic interference with people retrieving their bikes during their race. Our goal is for each racer to have the same race experience and atmosphere whether they finish first or last.

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What are the age groups?
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15 & under • 16-17 • 18-19 • 20-24 • 25-29 • 30-34 • 35-39 • 40-44 • 45-49 • 50-54 • 55-59 • 60-64 • 65-69 • 70+

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What are the race rules?
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Please read the list of Most Common Rules Violations via USA Triathlon.

Relay Team Questions

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How does the pricing for a Relay Team work?
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Upon registration, the captain (or first member) will be asked to pay the full registration fee when creating the team and you will have to decide the monies amongst yourselves.

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Do all my relay members need to be the same age and gender?
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No, teams can be comprised of a mix of gender and ages.

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Are two person relay teams permitted?
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Yes. A two person relay can complete the race with any combination of disciplines.

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Can a two person relay team later add a third member?
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Yes.

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If a team member needs to drop out, can we do a two person relay?
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Yes.

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Do all team members need to show up to athlete check-in?
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Yes. We encourage that all team members arrive together for athlete check-in to ensure that all the materials are accounted for. But if team members are arriving at different times, each team member is required to check-in with ID. The packet will not be handed over until ALL members of the team have been checked in and have gone through the registration process.

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Who gets what in the packet?
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The bib is for the runner. The swim cap is for the swimmer. The sticker sheet be for the biker. All members will get body marked or receive a tri tat (if applicable).

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What if I want to change our distance (i.e. signed up for sprint but want to do olympic distance)?
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You are able to upgrade or downgrade. If you choose to upgrade, you will be asked to pay the difference, however if you downgrade you will not receive a refund for the difference back.

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How do I know when my leg of the race starts?
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The athlete that will be completing the next leg of the race will wait in transition for the previous team member. Once that team member arrives, they will tag and hand over their chip to the next team member. This will continue for each transition.

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How are the awards awarded to relay teams?
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Based on prior history for the number of relay teams we have had, we do one overall winner for all relay teams (2-person, 3-person, all female, all make, co-ed). If relay team numbers surge (which we hope they do!), we will look into issuing 3-deep awards for teams. Everyone will be notified if that change occurs.

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If we only have a swimmer and a biker, can we switch to Aquabike?
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No, we unfortunately do not have an Aquabike relay category.

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As a relay member, what materials do I receive?
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Everyone will receive a participant shirt. At the finish line, the runner will make sure to pick up finisher medals for each team member.

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Does each relay member receive a timing chip?
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No. The team will receive one chip. The timing chip acts as a “baton” and team members must hand off the timing strap/chip to move forward to the next discipline. Relay athletes must keep ankle strap and chip on their ankle at all times until making the transfer between teammates.

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Do all team members need to be body marked/have Tri Tats?
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Yes. Relay athletes will receive Tri Tats in their packet or will be body marked with race team number and the letter “R” denoting a relay team. The team’s bib number will be marked on both arms and the “R” will be marked in the right calf.

Aquabike Questions

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What will be in my race packet?
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You will have everything that the individual athletes have! (i.e. a swim cap, sticker system, Tri Tats (if applicable), race bib, a wristband (if applicable), etc)

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Why do I have a race bib even though I am not running?
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You will put on the race bib at the conclusion of your race to get access to the food tent.

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How does Aquabike finish?
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Your time will officially end when you enter transition at the “Bike In” entrance. You will receive your finisher medal at the finish line.

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How are the awards for Aquabike?
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Three-deep overall male and female. No age group or Clydesdale/Athena awards for Aquabike currently.