Preparing for the Race

Preparing for the Race

Triathlons, with their two transitions, have a lot of logistics. Review all the information you need to nail down the details here.

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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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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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Seeded Racers

  • Admin, Logistics
SEEDED RACERS: The previous year’s top 50 finishers will be eligible to be seeded in this year’s race. Any seeded spots not accepted by the previous year’s top 50 finishers will be filled with top finishers from other recent GNT races at  [...]
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Transition Area 2

  • Bike, Run, Logistics, Transitions
Transition Area 2 (T2) This is your transition from the bike to the run. Yippee! T2 is getting closer to the finish! T2 is located off of Arctic Valley Road about a quarter of a mile east of Moose Run Golf Course. After passing the drivi [...]
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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  [...]
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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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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 [...]
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TriTats

  • Gear, Swim, Logistics
TRITATS - official name for a race Tattoo Body Marking--Tritats 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 ins [...]
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Bike Pick up after the race

  • Bike, Day of Race, Logistics
BIKE PICK UP AFTER THE RACE After you hand over your bike at T2, it will be placed ever so gently into the back of a FedEx truck for transport back to the T1/bike corral at Bartlett High School. Our volunteers use moving blankets to help pro [...]
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Water, Restrooms, Medical Aid

  • Day of Race, Logistics
WATER, RESTROOMS, MEDICAL AID WATER STATIONS There will be water stations at the following locations along the course: Bike turn around at mile 6 T2 (bike-to-run transition) Near miles 1 and 2.5 of the run course Finish Area - P [...]
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Gear Drop

  • Gear, Day of Race, Logistics, Transitions
GEAR DROP NEW FOR 2018 - There will be 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 th [...]
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Mandatory Bike Drop-off

  • Bike, Logistics
Mandatory Bike Drop-Off Saturday, May 19th 3:00 – 7:00pm Bartlett High School All participants will be required to drop off their bikes in Transition Area 1 at Bartlett High School on Saturday, May 19th, between 3:00-7:00 p.m.  [...]
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Parking

  • Day of Race, Logistics
Parking Saturday, May 19, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Mandatory bike drop off ALL racers must park at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Center parking lot just past the entrance to Bartlett High School. Please use the entrance directly into the parking lot t [...]
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Spectators

  • Day of Race, Logistics
Spectators help make the event fun! Join the many spectators and fans at Bartlett High School, to cheer on your mom/aunt/grandma/wife/sister/friend. The festivities at Bartlett include vendors (/blog/vendors), music, announcements and a lot of fu [...]
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No Dogs, Please

  • Day of Race, Logistics
We love your dog! We do! But...For the sake of our spectators and other racers, please leave your pets at home and ask your family and friends to do the same. Fido might actually enjoy being home alone for the day!  [...]
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Don't forget or leave your gear

  • Race Rules, Day of Race, Logistics
THERE SHALL BE NO ABANDONMENT OF GEAR. This means, all your stuff needs to be either on you, with you, or in your transition spot. You may only leave gear in the gym locker room next door to the pool building (not the pool locker rooms). No w [...]