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Cut Off Times

Are there cut off times for each of the Tri events? Yes, there are cut off times: Swim - 40 minutes Bike - 2:30 hours Run - 1:30 hours Please note, results history show, that no racer has surpassed any of the above times to date. [...]
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Why do I need a USAT membership?

  • Race Rules, Day of Race
Why do we need USAT membership? The Gold Nugget Triathlon is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. USAT provides the triathlon with insurance and race support. All participants are required to be members of USAT in order to participate. Annual [...]
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Why are there time penalties

  • Race Rules
Why are there time penalties? We follow the USA Triathlon rules to keep a safe, fair, and fun race. Penalties are easily avoided by reading the rules, following instructions in the emails and listening to race officials. Common penaltie [...]
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Transferring my Chip and Bib

  • Gear, Race Rules, Day of Race, Logistics
Can I give my timing chip and number to a friend? Race numbers and chips are non-transferable. Transferring your number and/or chip to another participant and/or receiving a transferred number and/or chip will result in disqualification fro [...]
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Racer Bib and Numbers

  • Gear, Race Rules, Swim, Bike, Run, Transitions
RACER BIB & NUMBERS Where do we put all these numbers? Place the TriTats (body tattoos) on your upper right arm and your lower left leg. The bike frame bib number goes on the seat stem, rear stay or tube top. *There is a picture of [...]
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Bib Order Start Times

  • Race Rules, Swim
What if I want to start with my friend, but our bib numbers are 100 and 1100? May we start together? No, sorry, that won't work. Racers need to be on the pool deck, in line, and ready to start in bib number order and at your assigned time.  [...]
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Equipment on the Pool Deck

  • Gear, Race Rules, Swim
What equipment may I take onto the pool deck with me? You may take whatever will fit under the seat of your lap counter. Hint: there is not a lot of space. Also understand that any items you bring into the pool area could get wet. What you b [...]
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Showering after the Swim

  • Race Rules, Swim
May I take a shower after my swim or change my clothes? Yes. Racers may change clothes and shower in the pool locker room during your transition from the swim to bike. However, you must bring all of your gear in and out of the locker room wi [...]
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Circle Swimming

  • Race Rules, Swim
LANE BIDS VS CIRCLE SWIMMING You may wonder, “What do these two have in common?” The answer is nothing really; however, you will see racers with lane bids swim side by side with other racers that are circle swimming. Why am I in a lane with  [...]
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Bike Course

  • Race Rules, Bike
BIKE COURSE Visit the Course Maps page (/event-info/course-map) for all GNT Maps, including the bike course. After your swim, you will retrieve your bike from transition area 1 (T1 / Bike Corral) and follow the “Exit Bike” sign out of [...]
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Transition Area 1

  • Race Rules, Swim, Bike, Logistics, Transitions
TRANSITION AREA 1 (T1 - Bartlett High School) This is the swim-to-bike transition area. It is called T1! Also known to some as the Bike Corral. When you leave the pool building, you will run toward your bike in transition area - T1. T [...]
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Accessories and Equipment

  • Gear, Race Rules
Fitbit, Garmin and other fitness devices may be worn during the race. Cellular and smart phones may also be used. Unauthorized accessories and equipment GNT abides by all rules set forth by USAT. Please see rules below regarding unautho [...]
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Bike Stand

  • Gear, Race Rules, Bike, Day of Race, Logistics, Transitions
BIKE STANDS - everyone must have a bike stand And please make sure they're sturdy! If you build your own bike stand (versus buying one of the ones for sale), note that all racer slots are 26" wide and 8' long. Please make sure your bike sta [...]
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USAT Number

  • Race Rules
USAT Number If you have a USAT membership, you MUST bring your USAT card and a picture I.D. to bib pick up. Don’t have your card or can’t find the card they sent you? No sweat. You may print it out at home or pull it up on your smart phone t [...]