Folsom Sprint Triathlon

June 8, 2014
Nimbus Flat State Park
Folsom, CA

 

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Registration will be available at packet pickup and on race day!

Weather Forecast:  Click here

Bike Course Preview:  Click here

AIG: Click here

About the Event

1/2 Mile Swim - 19 Mile Bike - 3.1 Mile Run

Individuals, Clydesdale/Athena, & Clubs
$120 until Packet Pick up & Race Day

Aqua-Bike Individuals
$105 until Packet Pick up & Race Day

Relay Teams (2 or 3 members)
$190 until Packet Pick up & Race Day

Mail-In Registration Form: Click Here

Registration is also available on Active: Click Here

Perfect venue for a triathlon, with clean mountain fresh water and the party occurring in the beautiful Nimbus Flat State Park.

The Folsom Sprint Triathlon will fill a void for a lack of sprint distance triathlons in the Folsom / Sacramento area. This event will attract racers from all over the State. Participants will range from the beginner age group and to the triathlete looking to use the event as a training day. Warm sun, great music, gourmet food, awards and laughter are only to be found at the Folsom Triathlons where triathletes and their families can come and enjoy all that Folsom has to offer from lodging, dining, entertainment and shopping in historic Downtown Folsom.

Registration Categories:

- Individual
- Youth - Individuals (18 and under)
- Triathlon Clubs  "2014 Tri Club Challenge Series"
- Military/Fire/Police (will be required to bring active military, fire, or police ID)
- Clydesdale & Athena
- Aqua-Bike (swim-bike)
- Pro/Elite
- Relay (male, female, or coed 2 or 3 person team)

Registration Includes:

- Custom swim cap
- Custom branded event t-shirt
- Finishers medal
- Custom water bottle
- Custom finishers chamois
- Free post-race feast
- Professional Race Day announcer
- Race results posted on website same day
- Great music!

Age groups male & female (awards will be given 3 deep):

14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+, female Athena (over 165 lbs), male Clydesdale (over 220 lbs.).

Race Photography:

Race Photos:  Click here

 

2013 JAKROO Tri Club Challenge

Folsom Sprint Triathlon Prize Purse: $500

www.triclubchallenge.com   

See how your tri club/team can win at each race and the Championship for 2013!

Race Details & Schedule

Preliminary Wave Starts:

Wave 1: 7:30 am Men and Women – 34 and under
Wave 2: 7:34 am Men and Women - 35 - 44
Wave 3: 7:38 am Men and Women - 45 and over

**SPECIAL NOTE:  Waves may change on race day, Clydesdale/Athena, Relay and Aquabike will start in age groups.

Confirmed Triathletes:

All athletes should arrive at least 1.5 hours early. This year's event will begin promptly at 7:30 AM.

The Finish:

The Finish includes a post race party with all the fixings: great music, exciting race day announcers, free catered food which includes burritos and fresh pasta salad, fresh fruit, bagels and cream cheese, fresh spring water, recovery drinks and more. 

Post Race Massage

Sports massage services will be provided after the race for FREE!!!

Schedule of events:

You must bring a valid ID to pick up your race packet. You may pick up a friend's or relative's race packet and bib number, only if you have their valid ID present. If you are pre-registered, you will not need to bring anything but your valid I.D. and USAT card to pick up your race packet. If you're not a USAT member you'll be required to purchase a one day USAT License for $10.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Registration / Packet Pickup 

Packet pickup service and product discounts, all participants will be eligible for a 10% discount on all products in store (exlcuding all Garmin, Cervelo and GoPro products).

Location: Folsom Bike
Address:  7610 Folsom Auburn Rd Ste 100
Folsom, CA 95630

Packet pickup: 12-6pm
Phone: 916-844-1000 Ext. 2
3-3:30pm Course overview

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Race Day Schedule (Packet Pickup and Registration)

5:00am - 6:30am Registration Open

5:00am Transition Open

7am-12pm Expo Opens

7:30am Race Start

9am-11am Food, Music and Entertainment

10:15am Awards Ceremony

Course Maps & Details

Transition:

Transition Preview: Click here

The 1/2 Mile Swim:

Online swim course map (Click here):

The 1/2 mile swim will start in waves. The water temperature will be approx. 60-65 degrees. Wetsuits are encouraged. The course will be lined with large orange and yellow neon buoys, numerous lifeguards and kayak teams. You will have a short run from the water exit back to the transition area.

Click here to see a larger printable format of the swim.

The 19 Mile Bike:

The Folsom Sprint Bike Course (Online Map): Click here

Turn by Turn:  Click here

Bike Course Preview:  Click here

For all August Folsom Triathlons we will be using the Folsom Canal Trail as part of the bike course, this beautiful trail will be a safe right of way for the success of this event. We have attached some pictures below so you can see some unique elements of the trail and the water way it runs along.  You will pass over one railroad track that is unused and will be covered as well as traveling through a tunnel that goes under Hwy 50.

Pictures of the Folsom Canal Trail:

Trail View: Click Here

Railroad tracks (tracks will be covered before the event): Click Here

Tunnel (lights will be on and working during the event): Click Here

Drafting: Drafting is illegal at the Folsom Sprint Triathlon. We ask your help in doing the best we can to help enforce the "NO DRAFTING" rules of USA Triathlon. You, the athlete, are the simplest and best way to keep the bike course safe and draft free. We will have USA Triathlon Officials out on the bike course, but you personally need to help the sport and yourself by simply backing out of packs, slowing down or verbally mentioning to other athletes not to draft.


The 3.1 Mile Run:

Online Folsom Sprint run course map (Click here):

Participants will run on the American River Trail, for a total of 3.1 miles. The course is lined with cones and flour. Based the hot weather in mid summer bring a hat and sunscreen. There will be aid stations every mile dispensing water and electrolyte sports drink.

Click here to see the 3.1 mile run course in a larger printable format.

Chip Timing:

This race will be timed using a chip timing system. Upon checking in you will receive a chip that is traditionally worn on the ankle. It is the athlete's responsibility to wear the chip during the entire race. If you do not wear the chip you will NOT be timed.

The Athlete is also 100% totally responsible for the return of the chip. Our waiver will have a disclaimer that must be signed that states you, the athlete, must return the chip or be billed accordingly by our timing company. It is the racer's responsibility to make sure that if you cannot attend the race, the chip will be returned within 7 days to USA Productions at the following address.  If the timing chip is not returned the participant will be charged $30.

USAT Sanctioning:

USA Triathlon provides comprehensive insurance coverage to sanctioned events. The coverage provides liability coverage to protect the race director, sponsors, volunteers, officials, and participants. The athlete excess medical coverage protects each participant for the day of the event.

Athlete Excess Medical: When athletes purchase a USAT annual license or one day permit, a portion of those fees cover the cost to provide them with excess medical insurance. This coverage only extends to their participation in an USA Triathlon sanctioned event and is only available after the injured party has filed with any primary insurance policies.

Event Liability: USAT provides comprehensive liability insurance coverage to sanctioned events. The USA Triathlon policy automatically covers USA Triathlon race directors, sponsors, volunteers, officials, and participants while participating in sanctioned events. Single-event permit can only be purchased through the race director and is $12 at packet pickup or the day of the event. USA Triathlon does not sell single-day permits.

New or Renewing Members: Click here to visit USATmembership.com to purchase a new membership or renew an old one.

Important Information

Please be safe and courteous throughout the race. You will NOT be disqualified for assistance, stopping or holding on for lifeguard support. Have Fun and Be Safe! We look forward to seeing you on race day!

Parking & Directions

Event parking options:

Nimbus Flat State Park: California State Parks has now raised their fees at Nimbus Flat State Park and if you want to park right next to the venue the parking fee will be $10 per car. Please bring exact change, the park staff attendant will not have change available.

Fish Hatchery: As we did last year because of the fee increase for parking we have free parking available at the Fish Hatchery that is across the street from the Aquatic Center and about a 10 minute walk from the venue. This will also be used for overflow if the Nimbus Flat parking lot is full.

From San Jose / Sacramento:  Click Here to see map

I-680 N toward Sacramento
Merge onto I-680 N
Partial toll road
Take exit 71A toward I-80 E/Sacramento    
Merge onto I-80 E    
Continue onto I-80 BUS E/US-50 E/Capital City Freeway (signs for Interstate 80 Business/Sacramento/South Lake Tahoe)    
Continue onto US-50 E    
Take exit 21 for Hazel Ave    
Turn left onto Hazel Ave    
Turn right into Nimbus Flat State Park

From San Francisco / Santa Rosa:  Click Here to see map

I-80 E/Oakland/San Jose
I-80 E toward Bay Bridge/Oakland
Partial toll road     
Continue onto I-80 BUS E/US-50 E/Capital City Freeway (signs for Interstate 80 Business/Sacramento/South Lake Tahoe)     
Continue onto US-50 E     
Take exit 21 for Hazel Ave     
Turn left onto Hazel Ave     
Turn right into Nimbus Flat State Park

Race Results

** Race Results - Click here **

  2012 Results:  Click here

Travel & Hotels

To make travel plans and book your hotel for Folsom Sprint Triathlon: USA Productions Travel

Volunteer

If you're not a triathlete and would like to participant in some way to help with the event grab your friends and family and be a part of the event. Volunteers are needed to assist with several aspects of the event, including pre-registration, the start and finish line and water stations along the course.

Benefits of Volunteering
- Official FST volunteer t-shirt
- Goodie Bags
- Free Lunch
- Fulfill community service hours
- A great time out
- Team up with friends, family and make it a community event!
- Groups larger than 15 will receive more benefits and possible charitable donations

Contact us today and thanks for volunteering: Contact USA Productions

Miscellaneous

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Signed Up But Can't Race: www.usaproductions.org/policies