The China Peak Sprint Triathlon is a fun and challenging race in an incredible location: China Peak Mountain Resort. This 4th year event features a lake swim in Huntington Lake, a challenging road bike course of 12 miles and a high altitude 5K to finish the race. Take the weekend and come up and enjoy this event with your family.
NEW for 2014: Look for information on new events added to the China Peak Sprint Triathlon weekend: China Peak Sprint Duathlon and Kids Duathlon, MTB Challenge Climb, Kayak Race and 5K Trail Run.
Swim Course - The China Peak Sprint Triathlon swim course will be a half mile swim course. The water temperature for the lake will be in the low 60s. Wetsuits are recommended. The TBF Water Safety team will be patrolling the swim course with kayaks and can offer assistance to any swimmer needing to pause or rest during the swim leg.
The China Peak Sprint Triathlon will have one mass start at 8:30 am.
Each swimmer will receive a numbered swim gear bag and a brightly colored swim cap. Please wear the swim cap you are given. After completing the swim you must place any of your swim gear: wetsuit, goggles, towel, swim cap, etc in your numbered swim gear bag before starting your bike. All of the numbered swim gear bags will be transported to the finish line after the race. Athletes can pick up their numbered swim gear bag at the finish line.
The China Peak Sprint Triathlon 12 mile bike course is a point-to-point course turning left on Huntington Lake Road out of the boat launch parking lot. Riders will then stay on Huntington Lake Road approximately 5 miles until the turn-around point at the dam. After the turn-around point riders will return on Huntington Lake Road past the Huntington Lake boat launch and then make a right hand turn onto Highway 168. Riders will continue on Highway 168 for approximately 2.5 miles and then turn left into China Peak Mountain Resort. Traffic control will be at this point to direct riders into the second transition area: T2.
The China Peak Sprint Triathlon 3 mile run course is a three-loop course running entirely on the China Peak Mountain Resort grounds. The course will exit the far end of T2 and climb up stairs to cross the first of four bridges over Big Creek that are on the course. The course will start with an uphill climb section along the mountain on dirt trails, then return downhill and through the ski area over the next three bridges and back towards the finish line/transition area. Each runner must complete three laps on the run course
There is NO Athlete Parking at T1. It is recommended that you pick up your race packet, set up T2 (both at China Peak Mountain Resort) and then either ride your bike with your swim gear to the start of the race (2.5 miles downhill) or be dropped off at the start of the race.
The second transition area will be located at China Peak Mountain Resort. Athletes must place their run gear and set up T2 before 8 am on race morning. Athletes should place a towel on the ground to designate their spot in T2 and then place their run gear on top of the towel. T2 will open at 6 am on race morning.
Both Transition areas are 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. Athletes may choose their transition spot from any of the non-reserved racks - reserved racks will be marked for Tri Clubs. 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 through fifth place in each five-year age group will receive custom hand-made China Peak Sprint Triathlon awards. The top three teams in each relay division, Male, Female, and Co-Ed, will recieve China Peak Sprint Triathlon awards.
Expected water temperature for the swim course will be around 60 degrees. Wetsuits are recommended. 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.
Each athlete registered for the China Peak Sprint Triathlon will receive a custom tech-tee race shirt, athlete goody bag, swim cap, and post race meal.
Post Race Athlete Food:
Included for each competitor is a post race meal of hot pasta with salad, fruit, cookies and beverage.
Tentative Information: • Please confirm all race details before traveling to this event. • Send race updates to [email protected].