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Event Info

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Packet Pick-Up
Saturday, August 16
Genesee Park
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Mandatory Bike Racking
Saturday, August 16
Genesee Park
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Packet Pick-up and Bike Racking Rules

There will not be race day packet pick-up or bike check-in. Please plan accordingly as you must pick-up your race packet and rack your bike on Saturday.

All participants are expected to attend packet pick up on Saturday in person. This is due insurance liability mandates. All participants must show a photo ID, and all USAT annual members additionally must show their membership card. Per USAT rules, each participant must pick up their own packet. NO EXCEPTIONS. A unique wristband will be affixed at this time which must remain on through to the end of the race.

Course Information
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Sprint Distance: 1/3 mile swim/ 12 mile bike/ 3.1 mile run

The  swim in Lake Washington will feature an easy to navigate  swim course that you will swim clockwise, keeping buoys on your right. 

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.

The following cut-off times for the event:
Swim – 30 minutes
Bike – 2 hours
Run – 60 minutes
Athletes will start in waves by age group for the swim.
Please understand that you must complete each leg of a triathlon within the cut-off times listed. If you do not finish each leg of the event within the cut-off time, a volunteer or race official remove your timing tag. You will not be able to go on to the next leg of the event.

Swim Wave Starts
You are assigned based on the USAT age rule, which means you are racing based on your age as of 12/31/2014. Your swim wave will be noted on your packet.

Wet suits Rules
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.

Arrival on Race Morning
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.

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 16 age groups: 15 - 17; 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 15 years or older to participate in the event.

All finishers will receive a custom Iron Girl medal.