Race Nuts and Bolts

Race Nuts & Bolts

Get the skinny on everything you need to keep in mind the day of your race.

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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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Nursing Moms

  • About GNT
You asked – We listened! Nursing mothers – new resource for you. Geneva Woods Birthing Center (http://www.genevawoodsbirthcenter.com/) is proudly sponsoring a “breastaurant” - a comfortable, private lactation area for racers. A large mo [...]
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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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Where do I get my finshers shirt?

  • Day of Race
When do I get my shirt? Gold Nugget Triathlon shirts say "Finisher" for that very reason! You’ll be given your shirt after you cross the finish line as a GNT triathlete and finisher. We look forward to presenting your shirt to you in the fi [...]
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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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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 There are TWO (2) Gear Drops: 1) 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 [...]
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Vendors

  • Day of Race
Vendors Enjoy the fun and festivities at Bartlett HS and make a day of it. There will be many great vendors onsite at Bartlett High School and the finish area at Pena Park: food trucks, massage, cool merchandise, kid's games, GNT charities,  [...]
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Parking

  • Day of Race, Logistics
Parking Saturday, May 16, 1:00 - 5:00 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  [...]
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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  [...]
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Porta-Potties & Restrooms

  • Day of Race
Gotta go right now? You will find restrooms and porta-potties nearby – oftentimes with handwash stations – at the following locations: Northwest end inside T1 (near bikes with lowest bib numbers) Southwest end inside T1 (near highest bib nu [...]