Distance: Swim 50 or 100 meters, Bike 4 Miles, Run 1 Mile
Race Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Entry Fee: $85 til May 13, 2014, $100 til race day, $110 on race day 18 and under: $75 til May 13, 2014, $90 til race day, $100 on race day Relay Teams: $130 til May 13, 2014, $140 til race day Aquabike: $60 til May 20, 2014, $70 til race day, $80 on race day
The Rancho Seco International Triatlhon was added to our race schedule in 2011 as the Sacramento International Triathlon before the name change to Rancho Seco International Triathlon in 2012 after requests for a Saturday Olympic Distance Triathlon from a number of athletes. The race is USAT Sanctioned.
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 between 68 and 74 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.
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.
Rancho Seco Park is the site of many of the TBF Racing summer events. The park features plenty of camping and the lake's summertime water temperature is in the 70s.
The Rancho Seco International Triathlon will be USAT Sanctioned, requiring the purchase of a $12 one-day license with USAT, or the holding of an annual membership card with USAT.
The Transition area will be on a first-come basis, with the exception of Reserved Bike Racks for TRI Clubs. The transition area at all TBF Racing events is for athletes only. All non-athletes must remain outside of the transition area at all times on race day. Body marking will be take place at the entrance to the transition area and must be completed before you enter the transition area. Athletes will have their race number marked on their legs and arms and have their age division on their calf. Glass or bottles are not allowed in the transition area.
Aid stations will be located in the transition area and on the run course, serving cold water and electrolyte beverage.
Divisions and Awards:
First place overall male and female in the Rancho Seco International Triathlon will receive Overall Champion Awards. There will be awards five deep in each five-year age group for the Rancho Seco International Triathlon. Relay Team awards will be for the Top three teams in each Division of Male, Female and Coed.
Expected water temperature for Rancho Seco Park Lake will be 72-76 degrees. Wetsuits are optional. 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.
Included for each athlete is custom tech-tee race shirt, a swim cap, athlete goody bag, hot post race meal, free athlete massage and free parking.
Post Race Athlete Food:
Included for each competitor is a post race meal of hot pasta with salad, fruit, cookies and beverage.