Event Schedule

Event Schedule

Saturday, May 19, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Mandatory bike drop off at Bartlett High School, 1101 Golden Bear Drive

All participants are required to drop off their bikes at T1 at Bartlett High School on Saturday, May 19, between 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. Only participants (and one friend or family member) are allowed in the transition. A non-racer delivering a bike will not be allowed to set up the racer’s transition area; rather, a T1 volunteer will place the bike in transition for the racer. The racer may come into T1 on race morning during the designated times (7:00 – 8:30 a.m.) to set up her transition area. Bikes will be secured in the transition area overnight. There will be access to the transition area the morning of the race from 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. only. Bikes will not be allowed to enter or exit T1 during this time.

(Note: on race day, bikes will be transported from T2 back to Bartlett High School and placed in the racer’s assigned transition spot)

Gear Drop

Gear Drop will be available near the entrance to T1 at bike drop off on Saturday (3:00 - 7:00 p.m.) and on race morning (7:00 - 8:30 a.m.). There will be open FedEx trucks at T1 to collect your T2 transition bag. You will be provided a T2 transition bag at bib pick intended for gear needed for your run. Your transition bag will be waiting for you when you arrive at T2 on race day. Please secure and mark your gear bag with your bib number and last name. It is a good idea to put your name on everything in your gear bag too.

Sunday, May 20

Race Day at Bartlett High School, 1101 Golden Bear Drive

7:00 a.m.  T1/bike corral open to racers (no bikes may be dropped off or removed) 
7:30 – 8:45 a.m.  Pool open to all racers for swim warm up 
8:30 a.m.  T1/bike corral closes 
8:45 – 8:55 a.m.  Pool open to bib numbers 1-50 
8:55 a.m.  National Anthem
9:00 a.m.  Race start


Wave Starts

Bib # Start Bib # End  On Pool Deck 
1 50 8:30 a.m.
51 240 9:00 a.m.
241 500 10:00 a.m.
501 750 11:00 a.m.
751 1000 12:00 p.m.
1001 1250 1:00 p.m.
1251 1500 2:00 p.m.
1501 1650 3:00 p.m.*

*Racers on deck later than 3:00 p.m. run the risk of being excluded from participating.

Note: Racers need to be in the pool building and ready to enter the pool deck by the time associated with their bib number. It is your responsibility to be there when your swim time starts. Being on deck at your assigned time helps ensure a smooth schedule for the entire day. This is a long day for volunteers and racers, so it is critical that we are efficient during the first leg of the race. Please start at your allotted time. It is advised to allow an hour prior to your on deck time to pick up your swim card, go to the restroom, have a snack, warm up in the center pool if desired, and be ready for your on-deck time.

Bike Return

All bikes and gear will be returned via FedEx trucks from T2 back to T1. Volunteers will return bikes and any other gear left at T2 to each racer’s assigned slot in T1.


Timing is provided by Skinny Raven Events & Timing using ChronoTrack Timing System. All racers will receive a timing chip at bib pick up along with an ankle strap provided by Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialists. The ankle strap with the timing chip attached should be placed on the racers left ankle and worn through the duration of the event. Timing chips and straps do not need to be returned after the finish.

Unofficial results will be available at the finish in the results tent. Computer kiosks will be available to look up your finish time. Watch your email inbox Sunday night after the race for a personalized link to your results. Unofficial results will be posted to the GNT web site on Monday evening after 8:00 p.m. Any errors or protests to results must be submitted via email to timing@skinnyraven.com by Wednesday, May 23, 8:00 p.m.

Live racer updates are available, allowing friends and family to track your race. Sign up to receive updates here. You just need the last name or bib number to locate a racer. You can choose to post your race progress via Facebook or Twitter or enter up to three cell numbers to receive text updates as the racer crosses the timing points on the course.

Main Event Area at Bartlett High School

Finish Line, T1, Vendors, Food Trucks and More!

Bartlett High School parking area is where all the pre and post-race fun takes place. You can cheer on racers in T1, as they head out on the bike course, and as they celebrate in the finish zone. Be sure to visit one of the many vendors offering products and services including massage, clothing, kids’ entertainment, tri-gear, and more. Hungry on race day? Check out one of the many food trucks offering everything from sweet to savory. Cheering someone on? Stop by the poster booth and make a poster to encourage a fellow racer.

Cheer the Last Racers In!

The main event area is full of racers and spectators most of the day and the energy is infectious, but as the day goes on, and the last racers are out on the course things really quiet down. That can make it less fun for those fellow racers going out late in the day. We encourage you to volunteer after your race if you can. If you are not planning on volunteering, consider sticking around and cheering on those final racers; or if you have time, even go home and come back for the end of the race. Share that supportive woman-power this race is known for and keep the cheers going all day long!

General Race Information

  • No handlers allowed; lap counters will be provided for the swim.
  • Racers only are allowed on the pool deck.
  • No wet suits, fins, snorkels, flotation or floating devices allowed during the swim.
  • Any swim stroke or combination of strokes is allowed. Stopping and standing is also allowed. Walking is not allowed.
  • All participants, except the top seeded and lane donations, will circle-swim.
  • A protective hard shell bicycle helmet is required and chinstraps must be fastened at all times while the rider is on the bike.
  • No tandems, recumbent bicycles, fairings or any other device designed exclusively to reduce air resistance is allowed. Exceptions will be made for disabilities with approval of the Race Directors.
  • All handlebar ends must be solidly plugged with bar-end plugs to lessen the possibility of injury.
  • All bikes must be standing (not upside down) in the transition area in a bike stand.
  • Use of kickstands not allowed. 

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 from this and future races.

Monday, May 21, 6:00 p.m.

Awards Banquet/Potluck

Begich Middle School, 7440 Creekside Center Drive

We encourage you to come to the Awards Banquet on Monday, May 21, 6:00 p.m. at Begich Middle School (7440 Creekside Center Drive, near DeBarr and Muldoon). This is a potluck, so please bring a dish to share. Please wear this year’s shirt or wear the oldest GNT finishers’ t-shirt you own. Bring your beverage in the new collapsible water bottle you will receive at the finish line. (In order to decrease excess trash, drinks will not be provided at the banquet.)

Racers and volunteers are invited. Door prizes for racers and volunteers will be drawn throughout the ceremony. You must be present to win. We will be raffling off many great prizes from local businesses – including a road bike from the Trek Bicycle Store. 

Awards are given for the following categories:

  • Top 10 overall
  • Top five in each age group (five-year increments through the oldest participant)
    *Top 10 overall are removed from age group awards 
  • Top five mother-daughter teams (combined time of mother and one daughter) 
  • Top team of each division (combined top five times of a team)
  • Most Improved as compared to last year (you must have checked the box during online registration indicating that you wanted to be considered for this award) 
  • Tri-generation award (combined time of grandmother, mother, and granddaughter)