Preparing for the Race

Preparing for the Race

Triathlons, with three sports and  two transitions, have a lot of logistics. Review all the information here that you need to nail down the details and rock it on race day.

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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
Safety FIRST! 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, duri [...]
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Bike Stands

  • Gear, Race Rules, Bike, Day of Race, Logistics, Transitions
BIKE STANDS - everyone must have a bike stand (and please make sure they are sturdy!) Make sure you have a well-built, solid bike stand to keep your bike upright in the transition area. Please test your bike in your bike stand prior to [...]
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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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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. GNT 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 are water stations at the following locations along the course: Bike turn-around at mile 6 T2 (bike-to-run transition) Near miles 1 and 2.8 of the run course Finish Area - Pena P [...]
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Gear Drop

  • Gear, Day of Race, Logistics, Transitions
GEAR DROP Date and details to be updated when 2020 GNT race plan is confirmed. Visit the COVID-19 Race Updates (/news/covid-19-race-updates) page for more information There are TWO (2) Gear Drops: 1) T2 - For those wanti [...]
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Mandatory Bike Drop-off

  • Bike, Logistics
Mandatory Bike Drop-Off Date and details to be updated when 2020 GNT race plan is confirmed. Visit the COVID-19 Race Updates (/news/covid-19-race-updates) page for more information Saturday, TBD 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Bartlett H [...]
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Parking

  • Day of Race, Logistics
Parking Date and details to be updated when 2020 GNT race plan is confirmed. Visit the COVID-19 Race Updates (/news/covid-19-race-updates) page for more information Saturday, date TBD 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Mandatory bike drop off  [...]
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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 safety and comfort 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  [...]