Wondering what gear you need for the race, or what gear will be provided to you? Check out the details below including bike stands, timing chips, recommended gear and more.


Sport Tattoo's

  • Swim
Body Marking--Sport Tats or race tattoos. You will receive two strips in your race packet. Use one strip (logo and all) on your upper right arm and one on your lower left leg. Full instructions are inside but you can us the guide below. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Safety First

  • Gear, Bike, Logistics
Helmets - on your heads, please! If the wheels of your bike are moving and you are straddling your bike, sitting "lady-like" on the top tube or sitting on the seat, your helmet MUST be on your head AND strapped. This is before, during, and  [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Timing Chip

  • Gear, Swim, Day of Race, Logistics
What's this chip everyone is talking about? At bib pick up, you will receive a timing chip. Do not trade or use anyone else’s chip. Each chip has a unique number assigned to your bib number to accurately provide split times and final fini [...]

Gear Drop

  • Gear, Day of Race, Logistics, Transitions
GEAR DROP There are TWO (2) Gear Drops: T2 - For those wanting gear waiting for them at T2 - You will place your gear (running shoes, if you have clip-in bike shoes, or a packet of Gu (for one more burst of energy on the run) that you wan [...]