Morgan Hill Sprint Triathlon
May 17, 2015
Morgan Hill, CA
About the Event
We kick off the summer with a classic sprint triathlon, The 24th Annual Morgan Hill Sprint Triathlon will be held at UVAS Reservoir in Morgan Hill, CA. This event sells out early every year as local and destination triathletes vie for one of the 700 available entries to enjoy this unique sprint triathlon in the Silicon Valley. This looped bike course is a staple in the Northern California triathlon community. Come and enjoy a great day in the sun along with hundreds of other passionate triathletes.
7:00 a.m. — Start
3/4 Mile Swim - 16 Mile Bike - 5 Mile Run
Individuals, Clydesdale/Athena, & Clubs
Relay Teams (2 or 3 members)
Mail-In Registration Form: Click Here
Registration is also available on Active: Click Here
- Triathlon Clubs "Tri Club Challenge Series"
- Youth - Individuals (18 and under)
- Military/Fire/Police (required to bring active military, fire, or police ID)
- Relay (male, female, or coed 2 or 3 person team)
- Clydesdale & Athena
- Custom event branded t-shirt
- Finishers medal
- Finishers chamois towel
- Custom water bottle
- Free post-race feast and beer
- Professional Race Day announcer
- Race results posted on race day
- Great live 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.).
The JAKROO Tri Club Challenge at MHST:
Morgan Hill Sprint Triathlon Prize Purse: $500
See how your tri club/team can win at each race and the Championship for 2014!
Check if I'm registered:
Participation List: Click Here
Race Photos: http://captivatingsportsphotos.net/
Race Details & Schedule
Preliminary Wave Starts:
Wave 1: 7:00 AM Men 39 and under
Wave 2: 7:05 AM Men 40+
Wave 4: 7:10 AM Women 39 and under
Wave 5: 7:15 AM Women 40+
Wave 6: 7:20 AM All Relay Teams and Aquabike
**Clydesdales, Athena and Mt. Bike Divisions will be included in the age group divisions
All athletes should arrive at least 1.5 hours early. This year's event will begin promptly at 7:00AM at UVAS Reservoir
The Finish includes a post race party with all the fixings: great music, exciting race day announcers, free catered food which includes burritos, chips, granola, fresh fruit, bagels and cream cheese, fresh spring water, recovery drinks, beer and more.
Post Race Massage:
Sports massage services, assessments, ART/Graston, and taping.
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, only if you have a copy of 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 $12.
Saturday May 17, 2014 (Registration / Packet Pickup
Sports Basement - Sunnyvale
Address: 1177 Kern Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94085 Map: Click Here
3-3:30pm Course overview
Vendors and sponsor will be present to show off their products and services
Sunday May 18, 2014: (Race Day / Registration / Packet Pickup)
5:30am Transition Open
7am-11am Expo Open
7am Race Start
8am-11am Food, Beer, Music and Entertainment
10:30am Awards Ceremony
Course Maps & Details
The Swim 3/4 Mile:
The reservoir offers some of the cleanest water around, and features 65 to 70 degree water temperature in May. Wetsuits are encouraged for safety, but are not mandatory. The swim course is well marked and participants swim around a natural wooded and tree-lined peninsula. Swimmers follow the shoreline and finish at the boat ramp on the opposite side of the start.
Click here to see a larger printable format of the swim.
The Bike 16 Miles:
Click here to see the 16 mile bike course in a larger printable format.
The Bike Course (Online Map): Click Here
Drafting: Drafting is illegal. The race sells out to capacity every year, and 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 Run 5 Miles:
Click here to see the 5 mile run course in a larger printable format.
Online run course map (Click here): The 5 mile run will be out and back on Uvas Rd. It is completely paved and lined with trees and right along UVAS Reservoir. You will have water and electrolyte hydration available every mile on the run course.
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 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.
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
Click here to see the Parking Map in a larger printable format.
Parking will be available at no charge at the following address for all participants. Follow the parking signs into the parking area. Click here to see a map.
Driving Directions to UVAS Reservoir:
From San Francisco:
From the East Bay:
From the South (Hwy. 101):
From the South (I5):
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 MHST 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