Great Snake River Triathlon

August 3, 2019

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Timeline

5:30 a.m. Transition Areas Open (T1 and T2)

7:15 a.m. Transition Areas Close

7:15 a.m. Participant Meeting for Olmpic Distance (held at the start location)

7:30 a.m. Olympic Distance 

8:15 a.m. Participant Meeting for Sprint Distance (held at the start location)

8:30 a.m. Sprint Distance 

10:30 a.m.  Awards Ceremony Start

Parking

Parking is available close to Bill's Bike and Run in Snake River Landing.

Start Area

The swim for both race distances starts on the West side of the Snake River on the North side of Pancheri Road just off the greenbelt. Groups will walk over together from Snake River Landing/T2/the finishing area to the start area beginning at 6:45 a.m. Warm up time will be available until the race meeting starts at 7:15 a.m. A box will be provided to transport shoes and other items from the start location. *Remember to attach your number under your wet-suit (if you choose to use one) before you get to the start area!!*

​Transition Areas

To utilize the great Snake River the race includes two transition areas. Transition 1 (T1): Participants will transition from their swim to the bike at the South Tourist Park. Transition 2 (T2): All participants will transition from bike to the run at the events grounds.

Transition areas will open for set-up at 5:30 a.m. and will close at 7:15 a.m. (Everyone must be setup by 7:15 a.m.)

Both transition areas will have an aid stations with nutrition, water and sports drink. Transition areas are for athletes only; family, friends, coaches, and trainers of participants are not allowed in these areas. Volunteers will be available for stripping wet-suits and other assistance.

Swimming

Wetsuits are recommended but not required for the triathlon; the water temperature ranges between from 65-70 degrees.

The swim course will cross the Snake River from the entrance on the North side of Pancheri bridge to the exit at South Tourist Park. Water safety individuals will assist in guiding participants. There is a pole in the water that we advise you avoid. It will be discussed in the pre-race meeting and marked beforehand.

Biking

The biking portion of the race will start at South Tourist Park. It will take the racers out to the New Sweden area of the Greater Idaho Falls community and return to the Snake River Landing events grounds. Participants will ride along flat city and country roads with scenic countryside landscapes. The roads are not closed so all riders must ride with caution. NOTE: No participant may wear any form of headphones while biking.  Doing so will automatically disqualify the participant and they will be removed from the race.

Running

The running course will start and finish at the Snake River Landing events grounds. Runners will experience a wonder run around and through the Snake River Landing property, including the man-made lake.

Rules

No one under the age of 8 years will be permitted to participate in either race.  All juniors (participants under the age of 18) must attend the racers meeting.  Failure to attend the meeting will disqualify them from racing and they will not be allowed on the course.

 No music devices are not allowed on the bike!    They may be used on the run but volume must be low enough to allow participants to hear traffic, volunteers, police officers, and fellow participants.

 

Awards

The awards ceremony will start at 10:30 a.m. at the Snake River Landing events grounds. Overall awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in the individual triathlon. Team overall awards will be given to the top three teams regardless of age or gender.

Age group awards will be given to the top male and female finishers of the individual triathlon based on the number of entrants in each age group. 

930 Pier View Drive

Idaho Falls, Idaho

83404

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