We are very excited to host this draft-legal race as well as classic sprint!
Please review the following information so we can keep this race as safe and enjoyable as possible!
Ways to avoid time penalties:
Make forward progress once the race start signal has been sounded
Do not block or interfere the forward progress of another competitor
Place swim cap, goggles, and wetsuit in the basket
Do not touch bike until helmet is on and clipped
Mount bike after mount line
Dismount bike before dismount line
Lap out rule will be enforced for Draft Legal events
Re-rack bike either by seat or both brake levers
Place helmet and cycling shoes in basket
If race number is on the board at penalty box, stop and serve penalty*
the penalty box will be located at aid station 2 for the sprint (~0.75 miles into the run) and at the only aid station on the MTR (at University/Marina, ~0.3 miles into the run)
Penalty/Disqualification During the Race:
Failure to comply with the actions listed above will result in a 10 second (15 second for swim) time penalty to be served at the penalty box.
Athletes must move forward after the start signal
Helmet chin-strap MUST be buckled at all times when touching the bike
Failure to serve time penalties will result in disqualification.
Blocking or interfering with the forward progress of another competitor is not allowed and may result in disqualification.
Unsportsmanlike conduct, including inappropriate language directed at fellow competitors, volunteers, or officials, may result in disqualification
All items in transition area must be used at some point throughout the race (so towels are not allowed)
All handlebars must have bar-end plugs as per usual triathlon regulation.
USAT will be checking all bicycles and equipment before allowing participants to enter transition in the morning.
Trisuit or 2 Piece Trisuit allowed. Must be covering the torso area.
A race number belt is not necessary
Rules and Additional Information for Draft Legal:
No Aero Helmets Permitted/Must have individual helmet with chin-strap.
All handlebars must be drop-style, no TT bikes allowed.
Each participant must have their own bicycle. Bicycles must be triangular frame, with drop-style handlebars. Aerobars must not extend past the brake levers of the bicycle and must be capped and bridged together. Additionally, no bar-end gear shifters allowed.
No disk wheels allowed- bikes must have a minimum of 16 spokes
If you are lapped out, you are disqualified from the race and you must walk your bike back to transition. Please note, this is for the safety of the racers.
Please Read the USAT Draft Legal Rules Summary HERE