Please attach your chip around your ankle before moving to the pool deck. A volunteer will mark your body and give you a swim card where your lap counter writes your swim time. There is a small lane for warming up before you cross to the other side of the pool and choose shallow or deep for your swim.
-No handlers allowed; lap counters will be provided for the swim.
-No wet suits, fins, snorkels, flotation or floating devices allowed.
-Any swim stroke, or combination of strokes is allowed. Stopping and standing is also allowed. Walking is not allowed.
-All participants, except the top seeds and lane donations, will circle-swim.
-A protective hard shell bicycle helmet is required and chin straps 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 allowed. (Exceptions can be made for participants with disabilities after approval from the race director)
-No mandatory bike safety check.
-All bikes must be standing (not upside down) in the transition area.
Race Day Parking (Carpooling is strongly encouraged!)
Parking before 8:30 a.m. is available in the back (east) Bartlett parking lot. Turn right at the first stoplight into Bartlett High School/Native Heritage Center and follow the road to the Bartlett back parking area. If you are parked in this lot, you will be able to exit during the race, but expect delays as you will have to cross the run course to exit. Please follow the directions of the volunteers when exiting.
Parking after 8:30 a.m. is in the Tikahtnu Commons parking lot. For access to GNT parking, turn left at the second traffic light. Do not park or gain entry via the first entrance. Tikahtnu Commons has designated a specific area for the GNT; please park in this area ONLY so we will be invited back in future years.
Follow signs and parking volunteer instructions to park in the marked areas on the west side of Tikahtnu. Proceed to Bartlett on foot via use of the sidewalk on the main through road in Tikahtnu, cross Muldoon at the same traffic second light, then use the back entrance across from the VA. There will be a flagged off area for pedestrian traffic, as you’ll be sharing the road with bike return UHaul trucks. Please use this same route when leaving Bartlett.
No racer/spectator RVs or motorhomes will be permitted in designated GNT parking areas. Our race has grown and parking is at a premium for our racers, volunteers, and spectators. We are very grateful to our parking sponsors for allowing us to use their lots.
***Handicap and media parking will be in the main Bartlett parking lot which you can access by turning right at the second traffic light. Follow the directions of the volunteers to the west side of the main Bartlett lot where parking will be marked. Please bring your Handicap or Media pass.***
There will be a team of professional photographers at the race taking pictures along the course, so keep your number visible and a smile on your face! After the race, a link from the homepage and Facebook will allow you to view and purchase the images.