Race Rules

General Information
• RACE STARTS AT 7:30 AM (8:30AM for Olympic participants). This is an in water mass start. Wetsuit is mandatory. Seed yourself according to swim speed with faster swimmers in front and slower swimmers behind.

• Please leave your dogs at home. No headphones/ear buds or other audio devices are allowed on course.

Parking is in the UAS parking lot. Please don’t park in the Chapel By The Lake parking area or the Auke Lake Boat ramp parking lot. You will be able to get in and out of the general parking areas, but PLEASE BE CAREFUL OF RACERS!

General Rules
• This is a USAT sanctioned event. All USAT rules apply. See www.usatriathlon.org.
• No bike handlers permitted.
• Participants shall not accept assistance of any kind (such as food, drink, equipment, or pacing) from any person except a race official.
• Participants must display their race number while running. Bike numbers will be provided, and racers do not need to wear their number while on the bike. Racers are responsible for making sure the timers are aware of their number.
• It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to know the course and transition areas. 
*Review the maps.
• No headphones allowed. 

Transition Area
• THERE ARE NO ASSIGNED SPACES IN THE TRANSITION AREA! Bike stands are provided. You will select you bike stand/transition site the morning of the race on a first come first serve basis. You may not mount your bike in the transition area. Racks will be designated for Sprint vs. Olympic competitors and for relay teams.
• Please remove your bike and gear from the transition area as soon as possible after you finish.
• Only racers with a number will be allowed in the transition area.

Swim Rules
• Wetsuit is mandatory for all participants.
• All competitors will start the swim at the same time. Swimmers will need to be in the water and behind the starting line before start time. Swimmers can warm up on the course before the race starts.
• No flotation devices, fins, paddles, or other propulsion devices of any kind. USAT rules allow goggles and face masks. No snorkels are allowed.
• Safety personnel will be in the water and in boats along the course to provide any necessary assistance. Competitors can accept assistance from race staff as long as that assistance does not provide forward propulsion along the race course.
• Emergency medical personal will be available and on site. 

Bike Rules
• OBEY ALL TRAFFIC LAWS! This is not a closed course. You will be sharing the road with traffic. Ride smart and pay attention!
• You must wear an ANSI or SNELL approved helmet (with chin strap buckled) whenever you are on a bike, even during warm-up.
• You are responsible for knowing the bike course. We will try to mark any potentially confusing intersections. All participants are required to come to a complete stop and place at least one foot on the ground while outbound at the Back Loop Road/Glacier Spur Road intersection stop sign unless waived through by a race official. They can then proceed through the intersection once it is safe to do so.

• No drafting. You must stay at least 10 meters (30 feet) behind the bike in front of you. When passing, move to the left when you get within 30 feet and pass safely.
• No riding 2 abreast.
• You are solely responsible for ensuring your bike is in safe mechanical condition.

Running Rules
• All participants must run or walk the entire course. The course will be marked, and there will be volunteers to help direct you.
• Make sure your bib number is visible to the timers when you finish. Wear your bib on the front. 

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