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Tri for Fun Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon

Race Details

Tri for Fun Sprint Triathlon

: Swim ½ Mile, Bike 16 Miles, Run 3 Miles

Du for Fun Duathlon

: Run 3 Miles, Bike 16 Miles, Run 3 Miles
Race Date: Saturday, May 31, 2014
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Entry Fee: see below
Location: Rancho Seco Park
Address: 14440 Twin Cities Road
City/State/Zip: Herald, California 95638
Country: USA
Race Website:
Printable Entry:

2014 TRI for FUN Triathlon & DU for FUN Duathlon:

  • The 31st Annual Tri for Fun Sprint Triathlon and Du for Fun Duathlon.
  • The TRI for FUN Sprint Triathlon began in 1983, started by Fleet Feet Sports founder Sally Edwards.
  • TBF Racing took over the event in 2001 and have enjoyed working with the SMUD Staff at Rancho Seco Park to bring you this classic Series of Triathlons each summer.
Course Information:

Swim - The race starts from the beach in with a .5 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 bike course is 16-miles. You will 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 3 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 the start of the run, and one at the turn-around point 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.

    Rancho Seco County Park
    14440 Twin Cities Road
    Herald, CA

    Map & Directions
Other Info:

Aid Stations:

Aid stations will be located in the transition area and at mile one and two on the run course, serving cold water, energy gels, and electrolyte beverage.

Divisions and Awards:

Awards are for 1st - 5th place in each five-year age group and for Clydesdale and Athena divisions for the TRI for FUN.

Awards are 1st - 3rd place in each ten-ear age group for the DU for FUN.

Relay Team awards will be for the Top three teams in Male, Female and Coed divisions for the TRI for FUN Relay Teams and First overall for Male, Female and Coed for the DU for FUN Relay Teams.


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.

Competitor Goodies:

Included for each athlete is custom TRI for FUN tech-tee race shirt, a swim cap, an athlete goody bag, hot post race meal and free athlete massage.

Post Race Athlete Food:

Included for each competitor is a post race meal of hot pasta with salad, fruit, cookies and beverage.

Entry Fees:

Sprint Triathlon:
$70 until 4/30/14,
$80 until race day,
$90 race day,

TRI for FUN Series:
$180 until 4/30/14,
$200 after

Under 18:
$60 until 4/30/14,
$70 until race day,
$80 race day,

Relay Teams:
$100 until 4/30/14,
$110 until race day,
$120 race day,

DU for FUN Duathlon:
$60 until 4/30/14,
$70 until race day,
$75 race day,

DU for FUN Series:
$160 until 4/30/14,
$180 after,

DU Relay Teams (2-person):
$90 until 4/30/14,
$100 after

Previous Results:

2013 Results at:

2012 Results at
2012 Triathlon Results: Overall / Division
2012 Duathlon Results: Overall / Division 

2011 Results at
2011 Triathlon Results: Overall / Division
2011 Duathlon Results: Overall / Division

2000 - 2013 Results at:

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