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_ The 2019 Race the River:
Race the River is a sprint-distance triathlon that takes place in beautiful Coeur d’Alene Idaho. It starts with a 0.5 mile swim curving to the right with the mild current of the Spokane River, just as it leaves crystal clear Lake Coeur d’Alene. Athletes transition onto their bikes through the modern North Idaho College campus and navigate an exciting 16+ mile bike course. Exiting transition, runners take to the Centennial Trail for a 3.01 mile out and back run along the banks of the Spokane River.
Event details and schedule
LATE REGISTRATION IS OPEN ALL DAY
$85 Individuals and $170 Teams
Packet pick up: 10:00 AM to 7:00PM
Preview the course layout so you can focus on your race the next morning without trying to figure out where everything is. This swim start is ½ mile from the venue. Bring picture ID, pre-printed USAT form and/or current USAT card, Check or cash for USAT one day if not prepaid online. USAT .pdf form on event website.
Location: North Idaho College next to race day transition
You will receive your timing chip, bib#, swim cap, bike frame#, and wristband (for lunch and bike retrieval) and shirt.
Signage will direct athletes and volunteers to the event parking. All parking at the north end of the campus is open for use. You can park where you like, the bike course does not impact parking north of River Drive (YES!)
Body Marking Begins Near transition
All athletes must have their transitions set up by 6:30 AM, regardless of start time. Only athletes are allowed in transition. No family or friends will be allowed in transition for you and your equipment’s safety. Solo participants will rack bikes in men’s and women’s designated areas. Teams will have their own area.
All waves should head toward swim start
We encourage athletes to walk/jog to the start as a warm-up. Don’t wait too long to get to the start. It is 1/3 mile upriver.
Elite Division goes first, then a mix of both women, men, and teams will follow. (See list in your bag at Pick-Up)
MANDATORY athlete meeting at the swim start (FOR All WAVES)
TRANSITION CLOSES AT 6:45…. get to the meeting!!!
For all athletes-regardless of start time. Transition DOES NOT OPEN to retrieve gear until the last bike returns. Some athletes may have to wait an hour or more to get gear after finishing the race.
6:58 AM National Anthem
6:59 AM Elite Division start
7:00 AM-All Waves start at designated intervals
Wave 1 7:00
Wave 2 7:05
Wave 3 7:10
After Race Food Available For Everyone At The Event………… Please tell your family and friends to join you at the finish line for a snack!!
10:00 to 10:30 AM
PLEASE WAIT FOR TIMING TO TABULATE THE RESULTS FOR 15 MINUTES BEFORE YOU DETERMINE IF YOU HAVE PLACED FOR TOP 3 MEDALS!!!
Award Ceremony and drawings start as close to 10 AM as possible
Transition opens and event parking lot opens. (Athletes can expect to retrieve transition gear at approx. 9:45 AM or when the last rider enters)
11:30 Transition Closes
All bikes and gear must be removed. No security will be provided beyond noon.
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