Thank You for choosing the Wurst Tri Ever, 2023. We are thrilled you decided to participate. This is a USAT Sanctioned event. Please read ALL the info below.
Saturday 10-7-2023 - 2:00 pm -7:00 pm Aquatic Center Training Room at the Pool in Landa Park (no bike check-in on Saturday)
Race Day Sunday Morning - 5:30 am – 6:45 am Aquatic Center Training Room. ( Come early don’t wait )
Transition opens at 5:30,
· You must be body marked before you go to transition.
· You must show that you have a helmet
· Have your bike sticker attached.
We will check your Bike to see if it is in good condition. Once you are in transition, you can place your Bike and stuff where you choose. Please limit the area under your Bike as we need to put six bikes per rack. Transition closes at 7 am sharp; if you are not there, you do not race. So please don’t be late.
We will not allow any bike to be removed from transition until we deem it safe and most participants have finished the bike course. This is a safety issue and will be strictly enforced by the Race Director. Take this into consideration for your timeline after the race.
Transition closes @ 7:00 am .
PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE.
YOU MUST BE OUT of Transition by 7 am.
Pre-Race Meeting: 7:10am Inside the Aquatic Center
Race Starts 7:30 am,
1. NO IPODS – All USAT Rules are in effect.
2. Helmets must be worn at all times when you are on your bike, before, after and during the event.
ID and USAT: Bring your photo ID and USAT card if you have an annual membership. Yes, you can take a picture of both with your iPhone and use it instead of bringing the original. If you purchased a day pass, we would have that on record.
Parking: Many of you have parked in the Elizabeth Street parking lot in the past; there are a few spots there; please park anywhere inside Landa Park, there is plenty of parking. You may have to ride your bike a ways. If you ride your Bike to transition, make sure you have your helmet on and strapped.
Bike Sticker: You will receive a small white adhesive sticker in your packet that you put on your Bike NOT your helmet. Make sure the area that you put it on is dry and clean. Yes you can put it anywhere that we can see it except on the tires 😊
Swim Caps: Caps are not required; however, we have some leftovers and will give them out at packet pickup until we run out.
Timing and Timing Chip: You will receive a disposable timing chip strap in your packet. Please place on your LEFT ankle. Please be careful when you attach the strap, as it is the only one you will get. Your time will be displayed on the Black Timing Trailer. The bib must be on the front of your person on the run and must be visible when you finish.
Body Marking. You must Body Mark yourself BEFORE you get to the race (SEE BIB NUMBER ASSIGNMENTS IN YOUR EMAIL). We will send the participant list out with your bib number assignment before the race. Use a big fat marker so we can see it. Mark your body as follows:
· Bib number on each arm close to the top of the shoulder.
· Bib number on the front of each thigh where we can see it.
· Age on right back calf.
· Relay members, instead of age on the right calf, put an “ R “.
Awards: We will have an awards ceremony as soon as we can when the age categories fill out. Top 3 Male and Female for Swim/Run, Swim/Bike, Bike/Run, Fat Tire, and Relays. The Triathlon will have age group awards to top 3 in each 5 year age category.
Finisher Medals: Finisher medals will be handed out at the Archway Finish Line when you complete the race.
Swim\Run Duathlon: You will start the race in the Olympic Pool. When you finish the swim, go into transition using the swim-run entrance; when you go out for run use the same entrance. DO NOT go out the bike in-Bike out entrance.
Swim\Bike Duathlon: You will start the race in the Olympic Pool. When you finish the swim, go into transition using the swim-run entrance, and then when you go out for Bike, use the Bike In Bike out entrance. When you finish the Bike and come back into transition your race is over. Rack your Bike and go get your finisher medal.
Bike\Run Duathlon: After the pre-race meeting, you will go into transition and stand by your Bike.
NEW: We will start the Duathletes one at a time at 7:30am as the Timer releases you. Go out the Bike in – Bike out opening. When you came back rack your Bike and then go out the run exit.
Relays ONLY: The swimmer must place the disposable timing chip on their leg. When the swimmer comes into the transition, CUT or TAKE THE ANKLE CHIP STRAP OFF this will ensure that you don’t trip other timing points. The bike relay member will attach the small bib number license plate on the front of the Bike on the cables. DO NOT put on the handle bars or stem, your timing chip is attached to that license plate. The runner will put on the race bib and where it on the front of your shirt, this is your timing chip. Failure to follow these rules will results in your team not receiving a time. The Bike relay person will need to be in transition and wait for the swimmer to come in. The runner relay person will need to be in transition and wait for bike relay person to come in. If the Runner wants to be outside transition YOU MUST NOT WEAR THE BIB as this will trigger the time and your race time is now affected. Runner only put on the bib inside transition and ready to run.
Swim and Swim Start: Every year following USAT protocols, we test the water in both pools for e-coli. We will start one at a time every 5-8 seconds based on how fast you swim 100 meters. We will line you up at pre-race based on this. We will call out those that can swim 100 meters in less than 1-minute line, and then so on down the line.
MAPS: Wurst Tri Ever Course Map (raceentry.com) or here: https://personalbestevents.raceentry.com/race-maps/wurst-tri-ever
Bike Course: You will exit transition and take a right on Landa Park Drive. When you get to California Hill realize it has a steep grade, change into your easiest gear. If you need to walk your Bike up the hill stay to the far right. Once past the hill follow the signs for the turns. There is a set of RR Tracks that you will need to cross going and coming. When going over the tracks go straight over, do not go sideways as your tire will catch and you will go down. If a train is coming and the Flashing bar goes down you MUST STOP. Once the bar comes up you can proceed. There is NO time allowance if you are caught by the train. This is an OUT and BACK course. The turnaround will be just past the intersection of Hueco Springs and River Rd. Take time to go to the website and review the map as it is your responsibility to know the course. Police will be at most intersections. When you come back down California hill reduce to no more than 25MPH. If you don’t have a speedometer than reduce speed to slow. THIS IS NOT A CLOSED COURSE so you must take responsibility for your actions and be alert at all times for vehicles. OBEY ALL TRAFFIC LAWS. All USAT rules are in effect, no littering, drafting, Helmets are mandatory.
Run Course: You will exit the transition and will, turn right at the parking lot entrance and then run around the Park Office on Landa Dr. Once pass the Park Office, you will take a left and run on Elizabeth Street and then follow the route. The route is a lollipop and there will be one water station that you will hit twice. Follow the cones and signs. Once you come back you will run into the fenced aquatics area, the same way you left for the swim , and finish your race under the archway. Go to the website and review the map, you are responsible for knowing the route. You must have your bib on the front of your person at all times during the run.
Bike Requirements: NO E-BIKES ALLOWED. Your Bike must be in good condition and brakes must be working. Your Bike will be checked and any bike that is not in good condition will be removed until after the race. Small white sticker must be attached to the Bike in a visible dry clean area for security purposes. Please air up your tires. We will NOT have a bike repair person at the race.
Spectators: Spectators are NOT ALLOWED in transition for any reason. Spectators may be inside the aquatics area during the race but must not interfere with the race in any way. Spectators are not allowed to assist a race participant in any of the three disciplines at any time.
After Race Food: The food will be served at the grass area by the kids pool inside the aquatic center. Please limit one trip only for food until everyone has been served. The bottled water is for participants only. Kiolbassa Sausage Company will provide the best finger-licking sausage in the world.
Bathrooms: Bathrooms are on the outside of the aquatics building.