Oro Valley Sprint Triathlon
Oro Valley Sprint Triathlon
April 5, 2014
This is a USAT Sanctioned event. All results for USAT members will be submitted to USAT for ranking. As a USAT Sanctioned event, electronic devices (MP3, iPod, cell phones, etc.) are NOT ALLOWED on the course AT ANYTIME! Of course, this ban does not include Garmin, Polar, and/or Timex timing devices. If you are not a USAT member, you will be required to purchase a one-day USAT license for $12.
The swim takes place at the BEAUTIFUL Oro Valley Aquatic Center, 23 W. Calle Concordia, Oro Valley, AZ. It is an 800 METER serpentine swim. Participants will be placed based on their estimated swim time. IT IS CRITICAL YOU GIVE AN ACCURATE SWIM TIME ESTIMATE!
The bike course is 14 miles (two 7 mile loops). The course will have some very fast downhills. We ask participants to please be responsible with your speed on the downills. The course will be coned off, but there will be traffic on the roads. RIDERS MUST STAY TO THE RIGHT OF THE CONES OR BE IMMEDIATELY DISQUALIFIED. No exceptions.
The run is 3 miles (two 1.5 mile loops) around the James D. Kreigh Park. There will be 2 aid stations on the course providing water.
Both transitions are in the same area, in the parking lot just outside the Aquatic Center. Volunteers from Trek Bicycles of Tucson will guide you through this area. DO NOT get on your bike until out of the transition area and at the Bike Out sign. You MUST dismount at the Bike In line, which will be clearly marked.
Packet Pickup will be held on Friday, April 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Fleet Feet’s Oro Valley location: 7607 N. Oracle, Rd. #121, Oro Valley, AZ 85704. We STRONGLY urge you to pick up your packet on April 4th. However, if you cannot make it, you can pick up your packet on race morning from 5:00 – 6:00 a.m. ALL USAT MEMBERS MUST SHOW THEIR MEMBERSHIP CARD AND PHOTO ID AT PACKET PICKUP.
Pre-Race Meeting & Awards
There will be a pre-race course information meeting on Saturday, April 5, at 6:00 a.m. inside the transition area. The race will begin at 6:30 a.m. Age group categories are in 5-year increments (except for the 16-19) 20-24, 25-29, etc. as high as needed for both women and men. Awards will be presented 3 deep in each age category. Overall awards will be given to the top 3 women and men.
You MUST BE PRESENT to collect your award. Awards will NOT be mailed.
The Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott is only 1.5 miles from the race venue! It is pleased to offer participants a nightly rate of $109.00 per room per night, for up to 3 adults. All rooms are equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, wet bar, coffee maker, china, iron and ironing board, full cable television, 2 phone lines and wireless high speed internet access. The suites have either a single King or (2) Queen beds. All rooms also provide a pull out sofa sleeper. This special rate is available until March 13, 2014, so don't wait too long to book your room.
Breakfast is included with your stay, and Fairfield Inn has graciously agreed to serve its complimentary hot breakfast early, so participants can get to the event on time.
Parking & Spectators
Parking will be at the Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene, which is about ¼ mile west of the Aquatic Center.
(DO NOT PARK AT CDO HIGH SCHOOL. There is an academic competition that day and triathlon participants will not allowed to park at the school.)
We strongly encourage friends and family to come out and support the participants.
Please remember to have FUN! Many participating in a Sprint Triathlon are beginners; please be prepared to help your fellow racer with any questions he/she may have.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact the Race Director.