Distance: Swim 1500 Meters, Bike 24.9 Miles, Run 6.2 Miles
Rancho Seco International Aqua Bike:-
Distance: Swim 1500 Meters, Bike 24.9 Miles
Race Date: Saturday, June 15, 2013
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Entry Fee:Rancho Seco International Triathlon: $90 til May 13, 2013, $100 til race day, $110 on race day Athletes 19 and under: $75 til May 13, 2013, $90 til race day, $100 on race day Relay Teams: $120 til May 13, 2013, $140 til race day Rancho Seco Aqua Bike: $60 til May 20, 2013, $70 til race day, $80 on race day
The Rancho Seco International Triathlon is USAT Sanctioned for 2013 and may be a Special Qualifier for the USAT National Championship Triathlon. TBF Racing will keep you updated on the status of the Rancho Seco Intl Triathlon as a Special Qualifier. If so, the top 33% of each age group will qualify for the National Championship Race. The Rancho Seco International Triathlon course has a 1.5 k swim - 40 k bike - 10 k run. Included with each entry is a custom race tech-tee shirt, plus athlete goody bag, division awards, post race hot food, raffle prizes, and free parking.
There will be an Aqua Bike option available this year with the Rancho Seco International Triathlon.
Swim - The race starts from the beach in with a 1.5 kilometer or .93 mile swim from the beach area. The swim course will be a triangular course in Rancho Seco Lake marked by the large white triangular buoys. Water temperature should be approximately 70 degrees. Wetsuits are allowed. The swim will exit the lake and head up the beach and on a grassy path to the transition area located in the parking area. Bike - The 40 kilometer or 24.8 mile bike course will begin after you exit the transition area and then mount your bike. From there you will exit the park and make a right hand turn on Hwy 104, making a U-turn at the turn around point and returning to the park. Please be careful while on the road. Riders must stay to the right at all times! Riders must not draft other riders: You must maintain at least THREE bike lengths at all times behind the rider in front of you, and you MUST ride single file while on the Highway. Passing is allowed in a timely manner when it is safe to do so. After passing return to the right side of the road and continue to ride safely. Failure to do so will result in a drafting penalty or disqualification. Crossing the centerline at ANY time will also result in disqualification. Proceed to the turn around on Hwy 104 and return to the park. Traffic has the right-of-way on the road so ride CAREFULLY. The Bike course will Not have an aid station. Water and electrolyte beverage, along with energy gels will be available in the transition area.Bike course (PDF)
Run - The run course begins directly outside the transition area and is a 10-kilometer or 6.2 mile out-and-back course on fire roads and trails within the park. There will be two aid stations with water and electrolyte beverage, plus energy gels on the run course. One at mile 1.5, and one at the turn-around point: mile 3.1 on the run course. ALL athletes must wear their race number on the front of their body during the run and have it when crossing the finish line.Run course (PDF)
From Sacramento, take Highway 99 south to the Twin Cities Road/Highway 104 exit. Go east on Highway 104, 15 miles, to the Rancho Seco Park exit. Take the first right after passing the two towers.
From the Bay Area, take Highway 80 towards Sacramento. Take Highway 99 south towards Stockton. Exit on Highway 104 and head east towards Jackson. Turn right into Rancho Seco Park.
From Sunrise Blvd and Highway 50, head south towards Jackson Highway on Sunrise Blvd. Turn left on Jackson Highway and proceed ~4.5 miles to Dillard Road. Turn right on Dillard Road. Turn left on Clay Station Road. Turn left on Highway 104. Turn right into Rancho Seco Park.
Equipment: Expected water temperature for Rancho Seco Park Lake will be 68-74 degrees. Wetsuits are allowed. Swim fins and snorkels are not allowed. Helmets must be worn and buckled on the bike at all times. Run numbers must be worn on the run and when crossing the finish line. Listening devices of any kind: MP3, IPod, headphones, etc... are not allowed. Volunteering: TBF Racing always needs volunteers to help keep our events organized, safe, and fun. If you or a friend would like to volunteer, please email [email protected] or read more information about our Race for Free Athlete Volunteer program