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Auburn Triathlon 2013 ~ Results

Race Details
 
Events:

World's Toughest Half

: Swim 1.2 Miles, Bike 56 Miles, Run 13.1 Miles

Auburn Long Course Duathlon

: Run 2 Miles, Bike 56 Miles, Run 13.1 Miles

Auburn International Triathlon

: Swim 1500 Meters, Bike 24.9 Miles, Run 6.2 Miles

Auburn Mini-Tri

: Swim 500 Meters, Bike 8 Miles, Run 2.4 Miles
Race Date: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Start Time: 7:00 AM
Entry Fee: see registration website
Location: Railhead Park
Address: 100 Pacific Ave
City/State/Zip: Auburn, California 95603
Country: USA
Race Website:
Description:

2013 Auburn Triathlon & Duathlon:

Welcome Tahoe Peak Endurance LLC to race ownership! Exciting changes for 2013: Four scenic and challenging events in the beautiful Sierra foothills and Auburn State Park - Something for everyone!

The 11th annual Auburn Triathlon with it's four events: The World's Toughest Half, Auburn International, Mini Tri and The Long Course Duathlon takes place in the scenic Sierra foothill town of Auburn, the Endurance Capital of the World. Enjoy the incredible beauty and challenge of this one-of-a-kind course in a convenient & hospitable town. We offer something different than bland routes with overcrowded fields common in our booming sport. Here you will enjoy a no hassles, grass roots feel, a true adventure into the Sierra and a focus on the athlete.

Accept the challenge of one of the world's most scenic and unique race venues. Offering challenging routes over diverse terrain, with incredible scenery and minimal traffic.

  • Swim in tranquil, temperate Folsom Lake. Tackle the incredibly diverse challenges of the safe, quiet Sierra foothill bike course. Cruise the Auburn State Park run course along the rim of the American River canyon with stunning views, no cars, and extensive, well-stocked aid stations.

    Relay divisions available in each event.

  • Course Information:
    The WORLD'S TOUGHEST HALF will be a weekend you never forget! Come to Auburn and discover what Ironman age-group world record holder Jeri Howland calls, "The best race I've ever done. An awe-inspiring experience".

    1.2 Mile (2K) SWIM

    You will swim in Folsom Lake at Rattlesnake Bar State Park, 7 miles downhill from the Auburn Railhead Park finish line. Rattlesnake Bar is at the very rear of Folsom Lake (furthest from the dam), where the American River feeds into the lake. Water temp has ranged from 64-73 on race day. You will swim two loops of a triangular-shaped route (almost all visible from the start line) in a mini bay surrounded by steep canyon walls and natural beauty. Click here for complete swim course details, including photos and race day logistics.

    56 Mile (90K) BIKE

    This course has a bit of everything: sustained climbs into the Sierra at gentle grades, a couple short steep climbs, a couple short windy descents, flat/slight downhill sections to hammer and a fun roller coaster section - all on smooth, safe, very minimal traffic (only 4 signal intersections outbound and again homebound) roads. The initial six miles will be significant climbing as you travel from Rattlesnake Bar park (el. 420') through Auburn (el. 1,600), then continue steadily gaining elevation to mile 26 and the beginning of the Bear River loop.

    After a stunning, top secret journey down to the banks of the Bear River and back up to complete a 5-mile loop at the top of the course, you will steadily lose elevation mile 32 to mile 56 as you proceed from the high point of 2,435' back to the Auburn finish line at 1,350'.

    Click here for complete bike course details, including descriptions, turn-by-turn with mileage and predicted timelines and an assortment of super cool maps and photos.

    13.1 Mile (21K) RUN

    The 13.1-mile run is on a spectator-friendly, 3-loop course of 7 kilometers - a scenic and challenging route through the Auburn State Park and Auburn canyon-edge neighborhoods. Enjoy the tranquility of a course entirely closed to auto traffic and affording stunning canyon views at seemingly every turn. You'll pass thru a spectator-lined chute at the Railhead Park finish line on every loop and get 7k splits to keep you on pace.

    The course consists of the following: 1.25 miles of flat single&double track shaded canal trail, 1 mile of gradual descent, 1 mile of flat and 1 mile of gradual climb (200') to the finish line. Click here for complete run course details.

     AUBURN INTERNATIONAL

    1.5 kilometer (.9-mile) Swim

    You will swim in Folsom Lake at Rattlesnake Bar State Park, 7 miles downhill from the Auburn Railhead Park finish line. Rattlesnake Bar is at the very rear of Folsom Lake (furthest from the dam), where the American River feeds into the lake. Water temp on race day has ranged from 64-73 degrees the past five years. 

    40K (24.8-mile) BIKE

    The first six miles are entirely uphill Folsom Lake (el. 466') to Auburn (el. 1,300') , almost all at a mild grade, but with one section of steep switchbacks lasting one mile. At 6 miles on the ride after climbing up out of Rattlesnake Bar you will reach Maidu Drive in the Auburn neighborhoods, you will enjoy four miles of minimal elevation change, then a 1.5 mile climb to the top of Auburn. From there, you will follow freeway frontage roads with two significant climbs but otherwise minimal elevation change to the turnaround at mile 15.7 at 1,660' elevation. On the return home, you lose ~350' in elevation. This is a safe course taking place mostly on rural roads with minimal traffic and only four signal lights in each direction. Less experienced riders can feel comfortable that despite the hilly terrain, there are no dangerous descents or sketchy cornering. Please be prepared with proper gearing and fitness to climb steeply on Shirland Tract Rd from mile 3.5 to 4.5.

    Click here for complete bike course details, including descriptions, turn-by-turn with mileage and predicted timelines and an assortment of super cool maps and photos.

    10K (6.2-mile) RUN

    The 10K run is a scenic and challenging route through the Auburn State Park. Enjoy the tranquility of a course entirely closed to auto traffic and affording stunning canyon views at seemingly every turn.

    The course consists of 1.25 miles of flat shaded canal trail, 1 mile of descent 120', 1 mile of minimal elevation change on state park road overlooking river, 1 mile of steady climbing (120') to complete the 7k loop.

    The second, abbreviated, 3k loop features a return along the canal trail, a 1 mile descent of 120' and a second climb to the finish of 1 mile and 120'. AID is available at mile 0, 1.25, 2.0 outbound and 3.4 homebound, mile 4.3 (Railhead Park), and mile 5.3 Auburn State Park gate.

    MINI TRI

    Back by popular demand for 2013 is our 500m-13k-4k Auburn Mini Triathlon, an excellent novice challenge with diverse terrain, incredible scenery and virtually no car traffic on both the bike and run! The race will be held in conjunction with the World's Toughest Half, International Tri and Long Course Duathlon events, starting before all the other events so the mini swimmers will have a safe, unimpeded journey over their 500 meter swim course.


    500 Meter Swim

    You will swim in Folsom Lake at Rattlesnake Bar State Park.  You will swim in a small bay surrounded by steep canyon walls and natural beauty. The entire route is visible from shore and you will be attended to by numerous kayaks and watercraft to ensure your safety. Simple out-and-back inverted triangle course.

    13K (8 mile) BIKE

    The first six miles are entirely uphill Folsom Lake (el. 466') to Auburn (el. 1,300') , almost all at a mild grade, but with one section of steep switchbacks lasting one mile. At 6 miles on the ride after climbing up out of Rattlesnake Bar you will reach Maidu Drive in the Auburn neighborhoods you will then enjoy a final two miles minimal elevation change to the finish line at Railhead Park. This is a safe course with the first 6 miles closed to auto traffic on race day. No signal lights, no dangerous descents, great for first timers! Please be prepared with proper gearing and fitness to climb steeply on Shirland Tract Rd from mile 3.5 to 4.5. Mountain bikes are welcome.

    Click here for complete bike course details, including descriptions, turn-by-turn with mileage and predicted timelines and an assortment of super cool maps and photos.

    4K (2.4-mile) RUN

    The 4K run is a scenic and challenging route through the Auburn State Park. Enjoy the tranquility of a course entirely closed to auto traffic and affording stunning canyon views at seemingly every turn.

    The course consists of 1.2 miles of flat shaded canal trail. There, you enjoy refreshment at the aid station and return home on a paved road that involves a moderate descent of ~100', followed by gradual climb of 100' back to Railhead Park. Trail is almost entirely very smooth with minimal footing concerns.

    LONG COURSE DUATHLON

    The seventh annual Auburn Long Course Duathlon starts with a 3k road/trail run at Folsom Lake, then you ride 56 miles and run 13.1 miles on the World's Toughest Half route, going "head-to-head" with long course triathletes!

    3k Run

    The initial 3k takes place at Rattlesnake Bar Park, the site of the triathlon swim venue. The course will proceed along the lake shore on a mix of paved road, dirt road, single track and double track trail. The course is about half flat and half rolling trails with brief climb or descent.

    Take your time and enjoy a good warmup for the next two events. If the winner of the initial 3k fails to finish in the top-10 overall, he will receive the special award of temporary forehead tatoo that says, "Poser". Note: This is a two-transition race - you will need two pairs of shoes!

    Click Here for a satellite map and written description of the 3k run course.

    56-Mile Bike Ride

    You will follow the World's Toughest Half route from Rattlesnake Bar to T2 at Auburn Railhead Park in Auburn. From Rattlesnake Bar at elev. 466', you will top out at elev. 2,435' by mile 31, then losing elevation for the final 25 miles to reach Railhead Park at elev. 1,300'. This is an incredibly scenic and challenging course that will test all aspects of your cycling ability. Total climbing is ~6,000'.

    Click Here for extensive details about the 56-mile bike course.

    13.1 Mile (21K) RUN

    The 13.1-mile run is on a spectator-friendly, 3-loop course of 7 kilometers-a scenic and challenging route through the Auburn State Park and Auburn canyon-edge neighborhoods. Enjoy the tranquility of a course entirely closed to auto traffic and affording stunning canyon views at seemingly every turn. You'll pass thru a spectator-lined chute at the Railhead Park finish line on every loop and get 7k splits to keep you on pace.

    The course consists of the following: 1.25 miles of flat single&double track shaded canal trail, 1 mile of gradual descent, 1 mile of flat and 1 mile of gradual climb (200') to the finish line. Click here for complete run course details

    Directions:

    Driving Directions


    Handy Map of all venues (T1, T2, Registration) to download and print


    Other Info:
    2013 Results:


    2013 Results at: athlinks.com
    Previous Results:


    2012 Results at: athlinks.com
    2011 Results at athlinks.com: Half Iron / Sprint
    2010 Results at: athlinks.com
    2009 Results at: athlinks.com
    2008 Results at: athlinks.com
    2007 Results at: athlinks.com
    2006 Results at: athlinks.com
    2005 Results at: athlinks.com
    2004 Results at: athlinks.com
    2003 Results at: athlinks.com


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