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Sprint Distance: 1/2 mile swim/ 12 mile bike/ 3.1 mile run
AQUA SPHERE SWIM COURSE:
The swim in Lake Washington will feature an easy to navigate swim course that you will swim clockwise, keeping buoys on your right.
LIV GIANT BIKE COURSE:
This is a technical bike course that is flat, a climb, turns dips with beautiful views as you cross over Lake Washington. The course will be well marked and volunteers to direct you.
RUN COURSE: The run is mostly flat and will run along Lake Washington Blvd toward Seward Park and then back finishing at the south end of Genesee Park. The course will be well marked and volunteers to help let you know where the turn arounds are. Water and HEED will be on the course at mile 1 and 2.
Swim Wave Starts
You are assigned based on the USAT age rule, which means you are racing based on your age as of 12/31/2013. Your swim wave will be noted on your packet.
Wet suits Rules
USAT RULE Article IV Swimming Conduct
4.4 Wet suits. Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wet suit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wet suit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Age group participants shall not wear wet suits in water temperatures equal to or greater than 84 degrees Fahrenheit.
Please note we will do an official water temperature reading on race morning.
Event Day Information
Early arrival is recommended to allow time for you to park, walk to transition and get ready for a terrific race day. Transition will open at 5:00 a.m. and will be closed at 6:15 a.m. Please arrive early for race morning. We will have a prompt race start at 6:45 a.m. Athlete wristbands will allow you in and out of transition.
Race Talk at the Expo
We will have two course talks on Saturday, August 17 at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to attend to get the latest event information, directions and more. The course talk is not mandatory, but will help make a difference in sorting out race day.
Strollers, Inline Skates, Rollerblades, Headphones and Dogs Not Allowed On Course
For the safety of all participants, strollers, inline skates, rollerblades, headphones and dogs are not allowed on the course at any time.
Age Group Awards
Awards to the top 3 finishers in each age group will be presented limited edition Iron Girl jewelry from Milestone Jewelry. We will have 15 age groups: 18- 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- 84; 85+ You must be 18 years or older to participate in the event.
All finishers will receive a custom Iron Girl medal.
Bike Drop off Parking Options on Saturday, August 17th ONLY include: Genesee Park Lot, Genesee Park Field, and Rainier Community Center
Race Day Parking
Street parking is prohibited in neighborhoods surrounding Genesee Park on Sunday, August 18. Therefore, we ask that both participant and spectator use the off-site parking and shuttle service to get to and from the event.
THERE ARE NO DROP-OFFS ALLOWED ON SOUTH GENESEE STREET.
Off-site parking is located at the Safeco Field Parking Garage. Safeco Field Parking is $10 for this event. Please have exact amount available for cashiers. Arrive early on race day to give yourself plenty of time (allow a generous 30 minutes to arrive at the transition area from the parking lot). When arriving at off-site parking, follow the directions of traffic and parking monitors.
•Parking Shuttle service runs continuously from 4:45am to 12:00pm.
•Priority seating will be given to athletes.
•Last shuttle from race site to parking lot is 12:00pm.
Post Race Bike Pickup Zone Information
A 10-minute bike pick-up zone is located on S Genesee Street between 42nd and 46th Avenues S. Participants may meet a driver here with a vehicle returning from off-site parking. The bike pick-up zone is open from 9:00am to 12:30pm and is monitored by the Seattle Police Department. Follow all directions given by police officers. Do NOT double park in this area. Vehicles will be issued a citation and towed.
Drivers must stay with their vehicle. Drivers will be asked to circle the block after 10 minutes until the participant they are picking up has arrived. The bike pick-up zone is for accompanied participants. Participant’s support person(s) return to off-site parking via the shuttle service, retrieve their vehicle and return to Genesee Park to pick up the participant and their gear in the bike pick-up zone.
Those participants having driven alone to the race without someone to return to the Park with a vehicle may park at nearby Rainier Community Center