Triathlon Rules and Regulations

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Packet Pick Up

Per USAT rules, all race participants are required to show photo ID (driver’s license, passport or state issued ID) at Packet Pick Up. You may NOT have someone else pick up your packet.

Transition Area (TA)

Only athletes will be allowed in the Transition Area.

The Swim:

  1. Swim cap must be worn at all times.
  2. Swimmers will start in waves.
  3. If you miss your wave time, see our race staff. You will be placed in the last wave and you will have a penalty assessed.
  4. All swimmers must circle the first and last buoy. However, in between you can swim on either side of the buoys.
  5. If you experience trouble during the swim, roll over on your back and raise your hand and a lifeguard or kayaker will assist you.
  6. Swimmers may stop and rest by holding onto kayaks without penalty as long as forward progress is not being made.

Swim Waves:

Wave 1 will begin at 7:30am. Waves will enter the water in chronological order every 3 minutes.

The Bike:

  1. Bike helmet must be on and buckled before you leave the transition area.
  2. Do not mount your bike until you have passed the mount line, which will be outside of the transition area on Sea Forest Drive.
  3. The entire bike course is open to vehicular traffic. The roads are coned and marked, but you must always be alert to traffic.
  4. Stay as far to the right as safely possible and pass only on the left.
  5. Drafting is not allowed.
  6. There is one Aid Station (water only) on the bike course (mile 16).
  7. You must dismount your bike before the dismount line.
  8. Do not unbuckle your helmet until after you have dismounted your bike.
  9. The dismount line is located on a bike path and will be clearly marked.

The Run:

  1. Bib number must be visible during the run.
  2. The course is well marked (follow the cones and arrows) and volunteers will be there to help.
  3. Four aid stations will supply both water and Gatorade. They are located at approximately mile 0.01, 1.5, 3 and 4.5.


  1. Penalty or disqualification could occur if police officers and course marshals are not obeyed.
  2. Participant may not, at any time during the event, use or wear a hard cast, headset, radio, personal audio device, or any other item deemed dangerous by the Race Staff.
  3. Any medical consideration must be pre-approved by the race director. The request for special dispensation must take place prior to race week.

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