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Additional race information can be found at http://www.bakersfieldtriathlon.com.
The Bakersfield Triathlon is one of the longest running events in the sport. Established in 1981, the Bakersfield Triathlon has earned a reputation as one of the most challenging triathlons in the U.S. The longer course has changed some over time but the addition of 2 laps on the bike up the Bluffs and a run loop that includes the famous Bastard Hill are enough to test the most seasoned veteran. The Sprint Course allows both the beginner and the fast & furious to have a good time without the steep hills. Relay teams are welcome in both events. The Super Sprint course is a great introductory event and a Kids Tri is available for the young ones.
Early registration will open on May 13, 2019 and will be available online only. Register early for best price. If the event does not fill, there will be race day registration. This event will be capped at 300 total participants. All participants must be USAT members. Purchase a one day USAT membership during registration if you are not an annual member. There are no refunds for this event. Transfer of registration is available through Oct. 1 and only by approval and coordination of the event organizers. Racing under someone else's registration will lead to disqualification at this event and sanctioning of both the racer and original registrant by USAT.
The Bakersfield Triathlon features an Olympic distance race for individuals and relays (2 or 3 person), an Aquabike event which includes the Olympic swim and bike distances for individuals, a Sprint distance race for individuals and relays (2 or 3 person), a Super Sprint race for individuals, and a Kids Tri. All races start and end at Lake Ming. The cycling portion of each race is primarily on Alfred Harrell Hwy and passes through scenic Hart Memorial Park. The run portion of each race includes some or up to half the distance on dirt paths. Post-race action is lakeside and features a meal included with registration. Additional meals can also be purchased with registration. Free parking is available onsite for participants and spectators.
Packet pick up will be available Saturday, October 12th from 3:30pm – 7:00pm at Action Sports (9500 Brimhall Road, Suite 400) and on Sunday, October 13th from 6:30am–8:00am at Lake Ming (race day).
Race Day Time Line
Transition will open at 6:30am and close at 8:15am
Olympic Men wave start at 8:00am
Aquabike, Olympic Women, and Olympic Relay wave start at 8:05am
Sprint Men wave start at 8:30am
Sprint Women and Relay wave start at 8:35am
Super Sprint all racers wave start at 9:00am
Make sure your USAT membership (license) is current by the time you pick up your race packet. YOU MUST show your USAT membership card and Photo ID to pick up your race packet at Action Sports or on race morning. No USAT card and/or ID, no packet pick up or participation. These are USAT rules. Please go to www.usatriathlon.org for details on the membership process.
One Day Membership:
If you are not a current USAT member, you will need to purchase a one-day membership ($15) in order to participate. This goes for each relay team member as well. You can purchase the one-day membership online with registration. No membership, no participation. These are USAT rules. Please go to www.usatriathlon.org for details on the membership process.
Only the registered individual may pick up their race packet (photo ID required). Family members, friends, or relay team members are not allowed to pick up a packet for someone else. If you cannot pick up your packet in person the day before, you can still get it on race morning with ID. These are USAT rules. Please go to www.usatriathlon.org for details on the membership process.
Olympic: 1500m swim, 40k bike, 10k run
Aquabike: 1500m swim, 40k bike
Sprint: 750m swim, 20k bike, 6k run
Super Sprint: 200m swim, 10k bike, 3k run
Kids Tri: ½ mile run, 3 mile bike, 100 yd swim (in this order)
All age group athletes must participate and compete in the age group division corresponding to the athlete's age on December 31st of the year of the event.
Individual Age Groups
Olympic: 15-19,20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Aquabike: 15-19,20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Sprint: 14& under, 15-19,20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Super Sprint: 14& under, 15-19,20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Relay teams consist of 2 or 3 members. After completing their segment of the race, the team members will exchange their timing chip at their assigned bike rack within the transition area. The bike must be on the assigned rack during all chip exchanges. Relay divisions are All Male, All Female, and Mixed.
Overall prizes awarded to the 1st Place Men and Women overall winners in the Olympic and Sprint races only. The top 3 in each age group earn medals. The top 3 relay teams in each division earn medals. The top 3 in each Aquabike and Super Sprint division earn medals. The Kids Tri is not a competitive event. All Kids Tri participants will receive a medal for participating.
Please note: There are no refunds. Transfer of registration is available through October 1 and only by approval and coordination of the event organizers.
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