Ice Breaker Triathlon

Sat March 27, 2021 American Fork, UT 84003 US Directions

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$55 10:00AM MDT Price increases after February 5, 2021 at 11:59pm MST


$55 10:00AM MDT Price increases after February 5, 2021 at 11:59pm MST


$95 10:00AM MDT Price increases after February 5, 2021 at 11:59pm MST
454 N. Center St.
American Fork, UT US 84003

Break the ice with us at this year’s Ice Breaker! Located at the American Fork Fitness Center, the Ice Breaker is the unofficial beginning to the new Tri season in Utah. Read below for all the juicy details and, if this is your first time doing a triathlon, see the above menu to read "First Time Tri." Welcome to the party!


Race Overview, Schedule, & COVID rules

Race Overview

The Icebreaker begins at 10AM inside the Fitness Center’s indoor pool. The transition area (TA) opens at 8AM and is just outside the Fitness Center. The remainder of the race loops just a few blocks from the TA around the cemetery and surrounding neighborhoods.

Please note, for 2021 the Ice Breaker Triathlon will NOT be a USAT event. This means that there is no extra fee at registration for USAT 1-day pass! But for those that are counting USAT points, the Ice Breaker will unfortunately not be able to add to your score 

*Relay Teams: As you prepare for the race, remember that each team is issued only one timing chip, swim cap, and bib number.


This schedule is subject to change. The final race day schedule and any modifications will be posted on social media and included in emails sent out to athletes. 

8:00 AM - Packet Pickup and Transition Area opens
9:35 AM - Pre-Race Briefing Outside in Transition
10:00 AM - Race Starts
12:00 PM - Award Ceremony

COVID Rules for 2021

Please help us ensure a quality, safe and fun event by following all the guidelines detailed below!

  • If you are sick, tested positive for COVID or have been in contact with someone that has recently tested positive or is getting tested please send us an email and we can transfer your event or figure something else out. Please do not come to the event if you are sick, we will work it out with you
  • Any time you are not racing, please wear a face covering over your mouth and nose
    • Disposable face masks will be available for you to use while waiting for the swim so you can toss right before jumping in
  • No spectors will be allowing inside the "bubble" for the swim 
  • Try to maintain social distancing of at least 6ft and stick to family groups
Course Details (Swim, Bike, Run)

The Swim

300 meter swim in a "serpentine" pattern in the pool. A single length is 50 meters so you will swim down, under the lane line, then the other direction, repeated for a total of 6 lengths.
Relay Teams: The first person on your team will wear the timing chip for the swim and then transfer it to the next person in the transition area
Wetsuits are not allowed
During body-marking, athlete’s hands will be marked with numbers 0-5 based on the following average 100M times (average time it takes you to swim 4 "normal" laps)
0 = Under 1 minute
1 = 1:00 – 1:20
2 = 1:20 – 1:40
3 = 1:40 – 2:00
4 = 2:00 – 2:30
5 = 2:30 and over
Athletes will line up according to their swim numbers and begin at 5-second intervals to avoid congestion in the pool. Enter the pool feet first – no diving. You must wear the swim cap issued to you during the swim.

Transition Area

Both transition 1 (swim to bike) and transition 2 (bike to run) will be in the same location. This makes morning set up super quick and easy! For T1, you will exit the pool, exit the bubble, run down the awesome fake green grass onto the real grass and enter transition. Here you will dry off, throw on your bike gear and exit to start the bike portion of the race. Relay team exchanges the chip while inside the transition area. 
Please note that there are no changing rooms and visible nudity is not allowed (we are a family friendly event after all). Please plan accordingly.
You will always ENTER transition from the south side (closest to the pool) and always EXIT to the north (cemetery side). 

The Bike

12 Miles done in two 6 mile loops
Once you have completed the swim, ran down the awesome green mats and completed your transition; it's time to for the bike! As you un-rack your bike keep the following in mind:
Helmets must be on and fastened before mounting your bike.
Riding bikes inside transition is not allowed, please push your bike.
The bike course starts with an uphill, so make sure to pace yourself as you start.

As your start your ride please be cautious, yield to traffic, and obey all officers. Ride to the right and pass on the left. Make sure to slow down and be prepared to dismount at the dismount line.

*There are no aid stations during the bike course, please plan accordingly.

Transition 2 (T2)

As you finish your bike ride remember to dismount at the dismount line (volunteer there to help you and its BEFORE you enter the fenced area). Athletes are not permitted to ride the bike on the grass as you make your way to the transition area, please push your bike. You will enter from the the South (pool side) of transition, hang your bike, change for the run and exit to the North (cemetery side) and start your run.

The Run

As you exit transition get excited because you are on the last leg of the race! 3.1 miles of pain and pleasure. The course is simple and follows along the bike course but cuts over sooner. Please be aware of bike and vehicle traffic. 
The most important part of the run that you cross the finish line with a smile and a fist of victory thrown into the air. We'll be there to greet you with a medal and some COVID friendly refreshments (pre-packed and bottled everything). 
*There are no aid stations during the run course, please plan accordingly.

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