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Sixth Annual Oro Valley Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon Festival takes place on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
The swim takes place at the BEAUTIFUL Oro Valley Aquatics Center at the base of the Catalina Mountains. The pool will set up for long course and you will serpentine swim
The entire bike course is coned off from traffic and includes one dedicated car lane and bike lane for participants. Be prepared for some fast downhills and a couple short uphills.
The run is flat and fast (Duathlon participants will do one loop before the bike and two loops after the bike)
PLEASE NOTE: We do not offer refunds for any reason. However, you can defer your entry up to one year. (For example: if you purchase an entry for 2020, you can defer that entry to 2021.)
First, THANK YOU for choosing the Oro Valley Triathlon and Duathlon Festival. We recognize that you have many event choices, and we sincerely appreciate you choosing our event. Please remember to THANK your volunteers! These events would not be possible without the support of your community volunteers.
Transition Opens at 0600 (DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 0600, AS YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN) and closes at 0710. You must be wearing your wristband to enter transition.
Timing Chips available 0600-0700 please have either your wristband or your bib number to collect your timing chip. This is to ensure your receive the correct timing chip.
Racer's meeting near the finish line at 0710.
The Youth Mini Tri will start at 0730
The Intermediate Tri will start at approximately 0740
Adult Beginner Tri will start at approximately 0750
Full Sprint Tri will start at approximately 0800
Duathlon will begin at approximately 0750 (The Duathlon will start when the first adult begins swimming. This is to ensure that all youth are off the bike course before we allow adults to enter the course.)
Triathlon and Duathlon Awards will be available at the awards table beginning at 10:30 a.m. (1st-3rd Place OA for Male and Female Triathletes (Adult, Beginner, Youth, and Intermediate Triathlons) and Duathletes); Age Groups in 5-year increments for the adult full sprint,
On Your Left Timing is the official timer. You will be able to pick up your timing chip near transition between 0600 and 0700. Results will be streaming LIVE on our website at www.trioyl.com
This is a USAT Sanctioned event. All results for USAT members will be submitted to USAT for ranking. As a USAT Sanctioned event, electronic devices (MP3, iPod, cell phones, etc.) are NOT ALLOWED on the course AT ANYTIME! Of course, this does not include Garmin, Polar, and/or Timex timing devices. If you are seen using anything other than these approved devices, you will be disqualified.
Please review the Course Maps on the event website and know your course. While we will have volunteers on the course, it is your responsibility to know your course.
The Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) will be managing traffic along Calle Concordia, La Canada, Lambert and Oracle. YOU MUST OBEY ALL OVPD INSTRUCTIONS. SAFETY is our main goal. There will be orange cones along the course. You MUST STAY TO THE RIGHT of the cones. USAT Officials will be watching the course. If you are seen outside (to the left) of any cone, you will be automatically disqualified. Again, this is a USAT sanctioned event. Drafting is not allowed. If you are not familiar with the USAT rules, please review them now at: usatriathlon.org/about-multisport/rulebook.aspx. While the course is coned off from general traffic, it is still considered an open course. OVPD will be present to direct traffic at all major intersections/crossings. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR NUMBER ON YOUR BIKE.
In addition, you must wear a helmet that is approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. THE HELMET CHIN STRAP MUST BE FASTENED BEFORE YOU MOUNT THE BIKE, AT ALL TIMES ON THE BIKE COURSE, AND MUST REMAIN FASTENED UNTIL YOU DISMOUNT. ANY VIOLATION OF THIS RULE IS AN AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION.
T1 and T2 are in the same area, in the parking lot just EAST of the Pool. DO NOT get on your bike until out of the transition area and at the Mount Line. The mount and dismount line will be clearly marked and volunteers will be present to guide you. You must DISMOUNT at the dismount line entering back into the parking lot, which, again, will be clearly marked and marshaled by volunteers.
Volunteers will be in transition to provide body marking with markers. However, to save time, once you have your bib number from packet pickup, you are free to mark yourself, or have a friend or family member do it for you. The number should be on both arms and the LEFT calf. Your age (on December 31) should be on the right calf
There will be a pre-race course information meeting on Saturday, March 28, starting at 0710 for all divisions. The race will begin promptly at 0730 with the Youth Mini Tri.
Overall Awards will be given to the top 3 women and men (intermediate and sprint triathlon, as well as the duathlon*. We also have 1st through 3rd Place Relay Teams.
The Sprint Triathlon Age Groups awards will be 3 deep as follows: 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc.
The Youth Mini Triathlon Age Groups will be 3 deep as follows: 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-17
*There are no age group awards for the duathlon
**There are no overall or age group awards in the adult beginner triathlon. This is meant to be an introductory event.
At the finish line, you will receive a finisher’s medal, water, chocolate milk, oranges and bananas.
Awards will be available at the Awards Table starting at 10:30 a.m. Please pick up your award. Any award not picked up on race day will be available at Bicycle Ranch on Monday, March 30.
Parking will be to the west of the Aquatics Center at in the Aquatic Center’s parking lot, at Canyon Del Oro High School just west of the Aquatic Center, and behind James D. Kreigh Park off Egelston. Please review the Parking Map on our website for additional details.
The Oro Valley Aquatics Center has multiple bleachers for friends and family. We strongly encourage spectators to come watch. We ask that you arrive before 6:30 a.m. so they do not disrupt the flow of the race.
Please remember to have FUN! Many of the athletes are beginners, please be prepared to help your fellow racer with any questions he/she may have.
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