Payson Orchards Triathlon Saturday, June 15, 2019 655 S Main St, Payson, UT 84651 7:00 a.m. Race Start What I love about this race: The beautiful orchards we bike through on a relatively flat course; the friendly spectator area, including a kids playground, bounce houses, and vendors; an accurate timing chip system; and an easy and fun swim! The perfect triathlon for first-time triathletes or those seasoned athletes looking for a fun, fast, and beautiful sprint triathlon! Sponsors: If you'd like to help sponsor our event or be a vendor, please contact Race Director, Jackie Karlberg, at [email protected] Check in & body marking: 5:30-6:30 a.m. 300 yard swim, 18K bike (11 miles), 5K run (3.1 miles)
Swim The 8 a.m. start will begin at the Payson City Pool (655 S Main St) where participants will line up in order from fastest to slowest swim times. Every 10-15 seconds, a new swimmer will enter the pool to begin. The timing chip system will ensure accurate times of each leg of the race as well as the two transitions, from the first swimmer to the last. Swimmers will “snake” up and back in each lane, staying to the LEFT side of the lane, and then under the lane line to repeat until they exit the pool after swimming in all six lanes, equaling 300 yards. T1 Swimmers will exit the pool area and run barefooted (or may set out shoes just outside of the pool area) on the cement sidewalk and grass to the far end of the transition area (on the Main Street side, the entrance for both swimming and biking). BIKE* Racers will leave the transition area on foot, mount their bicycles in the proper area, and continue along an 11-mile route. Cycling through blooming cherry orchards and beautiful farms is what makes this relatively flat ride worth a try. Coming up over the freeway overpass and back into downtown Payson, racers will have unobstructed views of the Payson LDS temple, as well as miles and miles of south Utah County. T2 Dismounting your bike on Main Street, participants will walk their bikes into the transition area to prepare for the last leg of the race, the run. RUN Heading north down the hill, racers will go to the end of the road that ends at Memorial Park, turn right, and then head up toward the canyon on Peteetneet Road (600 E). Turning just before the mouth of the canyon onto Canyon Road, racers will travel through some beautiful Payson neighborhoods, and will be able to hear the music and screaming fans at the finish line as they turn back onto Main Street.