All women’s sprint pool triathlon and 5K run on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 8:00 am at the American Fork Fitness Center, American Fork, Utah.
The Bank of American Fork Woman of Steel Triathlon was recognized by Active.com as the Best Sprint Triathlon for 2011! The Bank of American Fork Woman of Steel Triathlon and 5K is also Utah’s first and most popular all-women’s triathlon and 5K run. Don’t miss this one of a kind sprint pool triathlon at the American Fork Fitness Center in American Fork, Utah. Awards are presented to overall finishers as well as the top 3 in each age group, but that’s not all. Every participant is a winner in this event where all women receive a woman’s specific technical race shirt, commemorative finisher necklace and chocolate at the finish line!
Be sure not to miss the crowning of the 2013 Woman of Steel. This award will go to amazing women who face life’s difficult challenges and situations with a positive approach and use physical fitness and training to help overcome difficult circumstances. Online registration fills within hours and will again be limited to 1000 athletes in the triathlon so don’t miss out!
“I just completed the Woman of Steel triathlon today, and first can I just tell you what a great event that was. Honestly, one of the best triathlons I have been to, the second one I have done myself and I want to train and do it again next year! Thanks to everyone involved.” Valerie O. – Orem, UT
“I participated in the Woman of Steel Tri for the first time. I had no idea what to expect and loved every second of it. What a well organized race event!” Rebecca B. – Salt Lake City, UT
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Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
6:00-9:00PM Packet Pickup at SBR Sports located at 149 West 400 North in Orem, UT, Phone: 801-225-0076
Thursday, May 16th, 2013
6:00-8:00PM Packet Pickup at Wasatch Running Center at 8946 South State Street, Sandy, UT, Phone: 801-566-8786
Friday May 17th, 2013
Saturday May 18th, 2013
7:40AM: Transition area closes
7:50AM: National Anthem & USA Triathlon official talk poolside
8:00AM: Races start (both Triathlon & 5K)
Swim: 300 meters
Athletes will line up according to their estimated swim time. Overhead signs will display approximate swim times (4:00 min, 4:30, 5:00, etc.) Prior to the race, you should swim 300 meters to get your best estimate! The fastest swimmers will go first. Two participants will start at the same time on opposite sides of the pool. Every 12 seconds two participants will enter the water in the outside lanes. The participants will then complete one lap (2 lengths of the pool) in the first lane, and then continue in the next adjacent lane, for a total of 6 lengths (300 meters) and finish in the center of the pool. Once the athletes complete the swim, they will exit the pool and move to the transition area located in the adjoining baseball field north of the American Fork Fitness Center. If participating friends wish to line up next to each other for the start of the race, please line up according to the slower swimmer’s 300 meter time.
Bike: 12.75 miles total (Online map: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com?r=5423760)
The bike course will consist of a two-loop course utilizing road shoulders and will be open to vehicle traffic. After you complete the first loop of the bike course, you will continue to do a second loop of the same course. Participants will NOT be allowed to ride two or three abreast and may be disqualified by USA Triathlon officials for doing so. Participants may pass by following USA Triathlon bike rules. To view the USA Triathlon rule book, visit http://www.usatriathlon.org. Police officers will be posted at all major intersections to direct traffic. If a police officer motions for you to stop or slow down please do so!! It is for your safety! Please review the map and familiarize yourself with the route. Routes may change without prior notice but any changes will be announced during the pre-race meeting the morning of the event.
Run: 2.9 miles (Online map: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5423772)
The run course will consist of a single 2.9-mile loop course utilizing paved city streets and sidewalks.
Aid stations will be located at the exit of the transition area, and at every mile on the run course. There will not be an aid station on the bike course. Each athlete will receive a bottle of water and food at the finish line.
Who will be crowned as the 2013 Woman of Steel? This award will be given to an athlete nominated by you! We are looking for a superior woman who faces life’s difficult challenges and situations with a positive approach in all aspects of her life and has used physical fitness and training to help her overcome difficult circumstances. Her exemplary qualities define her as a role model. TriUtah reserves the right to share the inspiring stories that you submitted with your registration at their discretion. Prizes are also awarded to the top three overall winners of the race, as well as the top three finishers in each age group. The Woman of Steel top three overall winners will literally be crowned as part of their recognition. Age group categories include: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, etc. as well as Athena. Athena includes women over 160 lbs. There will also be a relay division for those who wish to participate in a single sport and combine their efforts with others. All women will receive a commemorative finisher necklace and chocolate at the finish line.
You will be body marked on Saturday morning. Markings will include your bib # on your shoulders, and your age on your calf.
TriUtah believes in giving back to the community. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Kids On The Move Child Development and Family Resources. Kids On The Move provides high quality, comprehensive services to young children and families in our community. The board, the staff, volunteers and parents connected with our organization continue to expect a bright future for all children and are committed to our mission of supporting the development of young children and families.
From I-15 (North or Southbound), take Exit 278 (American Fork Main Street). At the off-ramp, head East towards American Fork (passing Target, Doug Smith Autoplex, etc.). Turn left (north) on Center Street. Go approximately 4 blocks to the American Fork Fitness Center at 454 North Center Street in American Fork, UT 84004.
In case of inclement weather, TriUtah reserves the right to modify or cancel any portion or all of the event if weather conditions compromise athlete safety.
Please remember we are guests of the American Fork community. Litter could jeopardize the life of this and any other event. Please do not litter and dispose of all trash in proper receptacles.
Two local hotels have agreed to provide rooms to athletes and spectators at a discounted rate. Reserve your room now, space is limited!
The Hampton Inn Lehi-Thanksgiving Point
3576 North Maple Loop, Lehi UT
Discounted Rate: $79.00
Group name: Woman of Steel Triathlon
Best Western Timpanogos Inn
I15 Exit 279
195 South 850 East, Lehi, UT 84043
Discounted Rate: $65.00
Group name: Woman of Steel Triathlon
Per USA Triathlon rules, you MUST have current photo ID at packet pickup. You MUST pick up your packet in person. You may NOT have someone else pick up your packet for you. NO PHOTO ID, NO RACE, period.
Again: You MAY NOT pick up a packet/timing chip for another person. In order to be covered by USAT insurance you MUST follow these guidelines. You must pick up your own packet, no exceptions.
*Relay teams: your entire team must be present together before your packet will be issued.
PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE VERY LIMITED PACKET PICK UP RACE MORNING! If you wait until Saturday morning please plan to arrive extra early.
Zazoosh! will be at the event providing photo opportunities. Photo previews will be available for purchase early the following week.
Click here to see photos from this event.
Plentiful parking is available on the city streets near the American Fork Fitness Center. Parking is encouraged at the Shelley Elementary School located at 500 North 100 West. Please be aware of designated “No parking” areas. Do not park in the Cemetery. The Fitness Center parking lots will be CLOSED for your safety. Do not block driveways and make sure to leave a 3 foot radius around fire hydrants. VIOLATORS WILL BE TICKETED!! Please remember you are a guest and be respectful of the local community. We thank the residents of American Fork for hosting this great event!
Relay teams will be issued a single timing chip, bike number, and run bib number. The chip hand-off takes place inside the transition area at the assigned bike rack. You must attach the bike number provided in your race packet to your bike. It has an adhesive backing that will not cause damage to your bike frame. Failure to secure the bike number will result in a USAT time penalty. You DO NOT need to wear the bib number during the bike. However, it MUST be worn during the run.
Results will be posted no later than Saturday evening on TriUtah’s website and at http://www.milliseconds.com.
Medical personnel provided by IHC Sports Medicine and American Fork City will be on-site to provide first aid and medical assistance if needed.
Electronic chip timing of the event will be provided by Milliseconds Sports Timing (http://www.milliseconds.com). All participants will be timed and will be provided with their swim, bike and run splits, as well as their overall finish time. Instructions for chip use will be provided in your race packet.
There will be a single transition area. You will have an assigned rack location and bikes will be racked according to bib number with ~8 bikes per rack (4 on each side). Your front bike tire should face out from the side of the rack where your nametag is located. If possible, rack your bike by placing the nose of your seat on the bike rack. There is no bike riding inside the transition area before or during the event. Doing so will result in a time penalty enforced by the USA Triathlon officials.
For general questions regarding USAT insurance, rules, regulations and membership click on the following link: http://www.usatriathlon.org/
What Athletes Need to Know About Insurance Coverage: When an athlete purchases an annual USAT license or one-day permit, a portion of those fees goes to cover the cost to provide them with excess medical insurance. This coverage only extends to their participation in a USA Triathlon sanctioned event.
If you have questions specific to your coverage, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the group benefits department at ESIX at 1-800-342-4371.
Aid stations will be located every mile on the run. There will be no aid stations on the bike.