Brineman Triathlon

September 8, 2018, Jensen Nature Park/Still Water Lake Estates

EVENTS:

Sprint Triathlon:

750m Swim - 12.4mi Bike - 5K Run

(Prices: Early Bird / After Jun 8)
Individual: $69 / $89

Olympic Triathlon:

1500m Swim - 24.8mi Bike - 10K Run

(Prices: Early Bird / After Jun 8)
Individual: $89 / $99
Relay (per team): $120 / $150 (per person)

Long Course (½):

1.2mi Swim - 56mi Bike - 13.1mi Run

(Prices: Early Bird / After Jun 8)
Individual: $110 / $120
Relay (per team): $180 / $210

KIDS - The Shark Attack:

100yd Swim - 1mi Bike - 1/4mi Run

(Prices: no change)
Individual: $35
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That Sounds Rad, Tell Me More!

Join us for the 3rd annual Brineman Triathlon! This event not only boasts a spectator friendly swim, a bike course you’ve only dreamt of and a fast/ flat run, but this year it’s also the home of the first ever Olympic Course Utah State Triathlon Championship. Woot woot! The Sprint course is incredible, but if you want to see something really special, start training now and step up to  the Olympic or Long Course for scenery that will blow your mind.

With this course catching big traction in 2017, sign up soon as this race will sell out early in 2018!

Packet Pickup Info

Thursday, September 6th- 6:00-8:00pm:

TBD

 

Race Day Info

Saturday, September 8th
6:00 to 7:30am:

Jenson Ponds Nature Park – 3176 S. Bluff Rd., Syracuse, Utah (home of T2 and finish line)

Are you seriously procrastinating? We may put your family to work for waiting until race morning…There will be a VERY limited packet pick up on race morning.  Please plan on arriving early to avoid lines.

PLEASE remember that USAT REQUIRES that you must show photo ID at packet pickup and your USAT membership card (if you have one). Don’t have a USAT card? No problem, you can purchase a one day or annual USAT license at packet pick up.

You may NOT have someone else pick up your packet for you. We love you, but USAT wins on this one. If you forget yours in the car you will need to go back and get it.

*Relay teams: your entire team must be present together before your packet will be issued

6:00am to 7:30am: Procrastinator packet pick up, timing chip pick up & body marking. This will be at T2, where you’ll drop your run gear before the race

8:00am: Brineman Long Course start time!

8:20am: Olympic Triathlon start time

8:30am: Sprint Triathlon start time

9:20am: Swim cut off time. ALL swimmers regardless of distance must be out of the water.

9:30am: Kids Triathlon start time

11:45am: Olympic, Sprint and Kids awards ceremony

2:30pm: Brineman Long Course awards ceremony

4:00pm: Course closure

Course Deets!

SWIM

Swim: Sprint 750m | Olympic 1500m | Long Course 1.2mi

Just keep swimming…
- Dory

The expected water temp in September, is between 62-69º.

At the swim start, please look for the signs for average 100 yard swim paces and seed yourself according to your swimming ability. From here we will be conducting a rolling start. What does this mean? We will funnel athletes through a chute, approximately 10 feet wide, into the water. Once you cross the timing mat, your race time starts. Why the rolling start? If everyone seeds themselves correctly, it’s safer, reduces congestion, and athletes can start together with friends and family members regardless of age/gender.

All distances begin the swim by entering and finishing on the southwest lake. Thank you Still Water Estates for letting us play in your lake for the morning!

Enter the swim chute entrance when it’s your race distances turn.

The Sprint course consists of a single 750m loop, while the Olympic course consists of a single .9 mile loop.

The Long Course swim is a 1.2 mile swim consisting of a small .2 mile loop, followed by a full 1 mile loop around the perimeter of the lake and east island.

Still Water is 7’ deep and is about 40’ wide. In the event that you need to get out, it’s easy to get to the side of this lake.

Kayaks and SUP’s will be monitoring the water portion of the event.

If you find yourself in need of support while in the water, simply wave your hand/ arms or swim to the nearest support team member. You may hold on to any support vessel without penalty as long as there is no forward movement. If, for any reason, you need to cut your swim short,  let the water support team know and give them your race number.They will bring you to back to land.

Gear bags:

Each athlete will be provided a gear bag. YOU MUST mark your bag with your number and place ALL of your swim gear (including your wetsuit) in the bag before leaving T1 on the bike. If your gear bag is not marked, or if you left something out of the bag (like a $400 wetsuit), we will have no idea who’s it is and it will be set-aside at T2. Per USAT rules, you also risk a 2 minute penalty if you do not place all items in your T1 gear bag. DO NOT LEAVE valuable items such as phones, keys, etc. in your gear bag. Because space is limited in T1 and in the transportation vehicles, we will not shuttle down items that were not a necessity for your race. For example: a folding camp chair so you can sit down to put on your bike shoes is not a necessity, we thank you for the new chair though!

TriUtah staff and the rad volunteers will transport all gear bags to T2 for you.

Course maps coming soon

BIKE

Sprint 14.07 miles | Olympic 25.75 miles | Long Course 56 miles

As long as I breathe, I attack…
- Bernard Henault

Depending on road construction near the bike start, we may need to adjust this portion of the course. We will update as we get closer to event day.

Sprint bike course:

Upon exiting the swim, cyclists will ride west on the LEFT hand side of the road, between the curb and cones, eventually turning left for

1/2 to Bluff Street.

The last portion of all bike courses is on a narrow bike trail. Athletes turn left (north), just

past the lakes, onto the bike trail heading to T2. This is a 1/2 mile narrow trail. Be careful on this trail as we don’t want to fish any of you out of the irrigation canal. (Although you’d probably get a ton of likes if we posted that video.)

Athletes will dismount just before T2 and get ready for the fast and flat run.

NOTE: There are NO aid stations on the bike course. Please have at least 2 bottles of water on your bike before heading out.

Olympic bike course:

Upon exiting the swim, cyclists will ride west on the LEFT hand side of the road, between the curb and cones, eventually turning left for 1/2 to Bluff Street.

The last portion of all bike courses is on a narrow bike trail. Athletes turn left (north), just

past the lakes, onto the bike trail heading to T2. This is a 1/2 mile narrow trail. Be careful on this trail as we don’t want to fish any of you out of the irrigation canal. (Although you’d probably get a ton of likes if we posted that video.)

Athletes will dismount just before T2 and get ready for the fast and flat run.

NOTE: There are NO aid stations on the bike course. Please have at least 2 bottles of water on your bike before heading out.

Long Course:

Get ready for the coolest bike course you’ve ever done. Antelope Island on a bike is out of this freaking world!

Upon exiting the swim, cyclists will ride west on the LEFT hand side of the road, between the curb and cones, eventually turning left for 1/2 to Bluff Street.

NOTE: There are 2 aid stations on the long course bike. Each will have water, electrolyte replacement and gels. (We’ll update exact product as we get a little closer to race day)

The last portion of all bike courses is on a narrow bike trail. Athletes turn left (north), just past the lakes, onto the bike trail heading to T2. This is a 1/2 mile narrow trail. Be careful on this trail as we don’t want to fish any of you out of the irrigation canal. (Although you’d probably get a ton of likes if we posted that video.) Athletes will dismount just before T2 and get ready for the fast and flat run.

Course maps coming soon

RUN

Sprint 3.1 miles | Olympic 6.2 miles | Long Course 13.1 miles

Life is short... running makes it seem longer…
- Baron Hansen

After exiting transition, get ready for your flat and fast course. You’ll be done before you know it!

All run courses are on the same out and back routes. The course is on paved bike trails heading north, parallel to Bluff Street in Syracuse. You’ll run to your turnaround and head back to your finish.

For the Long Course athletes, you will have 2 loops of the Olympic course. Watch for your turnaround signs and make your way back to your squad at the finish line!

Aid stations are at every mile. Each aid station will have water, electrolyte replacement, high fives and music! Bring it babies!

Course maps coming soon

Kids Triathlon

Short triathlon for kids 11 and under called the Shark Attack!

It consists of a 100 yard swim, 1 mile bike, & 1/4 mile run. Kids will swim at Still Water Lakes, bike to Jensen Park on the paved trail, and run around the park. Parents are invited but not required, to accompany their little brinemen and brinewomen.

Last year we had some fast little dudes. Believe me, I tried catching the first place kid and about puked!

Your Finish!

Congratulations friends! You finished the Brineman triathlon! We hope you had a great time and have some stories and pics to share with your friends, family and us.

At the finish of your race, please let the volunteers remove your timing chip, drape you with your rad Brineman Triathlon medal and a cool (literally) towel to cool you off! Grab something cold to drink, some finish line food and exchange stories with your pals. There’ll be vendors and games for you and your family to check out too. We sincerely hope you had a good time and that we see you at the next TriUtah event! Thanks for playing with TriUtah!

Race Specific Details

SERIOUS LOGISTICS AT THIS EVENT:

Pay close attention; there will be a test.

Still Water lake is the home to the following:
  1. Start line
  2.  T1
Jensen Nature Park is the home of the following:
  1. 1Event parking
  2. Race day packet pick up, body marking and chip pickup.
  3. T2 and Finish line (drop your run gear before heading over to the start line)
    PLAN AHEAD! Your start line is a 3/4-mile walk/bike north from Jensen Nature Park.
Split Transitions and Gear bags:

This is a two-transition event! Because parking is only ¾ mile from the start, there are no shuttles or bike drop the night before this event.

Leave no trace:

Litter could jeopardize the life of this and any other event. In addition to littering not being cool, USAT officials may give you a time penalty for littering on the race course.

Please dispose of all trash in proper receptacles. Please clean up any garbage/trash in your transition area and respect the venues that allow us to host these rad events!

All athletes are required to retrieve any gel packet or water bottle that is discarded during the bike. A USAT “abandoning of equipment” time penalty will result if littering is witnessed by a USAT official. Please also keep control of all gel packets during the bike and run.

Spectators:

You will also need to park at Jensen Nature Park and walk ¾ mile to the start.There is absolutely no parking at the start line or on surrounding roads.

Parking:

Parking is at Jensen Nature Park in Syracuse. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PARK OR DROP OFF ATHLETES at Still Water Lakes. Be prepared to come early on race day as you will need to ride your bikes to T1. It’s about a 3/4 mile ride to T1 at Still Water Lake Estates. Be sure to bring something to carry all your T1 gear, on your bike, to T1.

More Deets

If you've made it this far, you're ready to commit.

Safety/Medical

Medical personnel will provide on-site first aid and medical assistance if needed.They will be located at the start and near the finish line. Lifeguards on kayaks, SUP’s and boats will be monitoring the water portion of the event.

If you find yourself in need of support  while in the water, simply wave your hand or arms or  swim to the nearest support team member. You may hold on to any support vessel without penalty as long as there is no forward movement. If you need to cut your swim short for any reason, let the water support team member know and give them your race number and they will bring you to back to land.

Volunteers

Let’s get real- We don’t know what we’d do without the fun loving people that come out and give their time to support events. PLEASE show them the utmost respect and freely pass out “Thank you’s” and high 5’s! Know someone that wants to volunteer? Send them here to be a part of Utah’s longest running triathlon series!

Learn more about Volunteering!

Parking

See parking section for this race.

Body marking and affixing your bike and bib numbers

Volunteers will be there bright and early to get you marked up before you race! Listen for those enthusiastic people calling out for body marking and head on over to get it done. Your race number will be marked on your left arm.

You must attach the bike number provided in your race packet to your bike. The bike numbers have adhesive on the back that will not harm the paint on your bike frame. Failure to securely attach the number will result in a USAT time penalty. You DO NOT need to wear the bib number during the swim or bike. However, it MUST be worn during the run. Safety pins will be provided at packet pickup.

Relay Teams

*Your entire team must be present together before your packet will be issued.

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.

Transition Area

Attached to the end of each row of bike racks at each transition will be a number plate that has a number range on it. If your bib number falls into that range, you can choose any spot in that row. For example, the number plate may say 315-345. If your bib number falls within that range find a spot!

If possible, rack your bike by placing the nose of your seat on the bike rack so your front tire is sticking out. Please remember, your neighbor needs room too, so please only bring what is needed into the transition area.

Remember 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. ALSO please help us by letting your family and friends know that they must wait outside the transition area. Thanks for helping us with this!

Leave no Trace

Litter could jeopardize the life of this and any other event. In addition to littering not being cool, USA Triathlon officials may give you a time penalty for littering on the race course.

Please dispose of all trash in proper receptacles. Please clean up any garbage/trash in your transition area and respect the venues that allow us to host these rad events!

All athletes are required to retrieve any gel packet or water bottle that is discarded during the bike. A USAT “abandoning of equipment” time penalty will result if witnessed by a USAT official for littering. Please also keep control of all gel packets on the bike and run.

Nutrition and Aid Stations

There are aid stations located at every mile on the run course. There are no aid stations on the bike course unless the bike course is for a ½ distance race. (56 miles) Each event can vary, but typically there will be water and an electrolyte replacement on the course. Longer courses may have gels, pretzels, cookies and other yummy goodies!

Timing

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, however you will not receive your chip until race morning.

Results

Preliminary results will be posted at the race site. Official results will be posted on the TriUtah results page the day after the race.

Awards

Awards will be given to the top three overall winners of each race. Age group awards and Relay awards are as follows.

Sprint & Olympic Triathlon
Age Group Awards (5 year age groups):

14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74,75-79, 80+

Clydesdale & Athena Awards:

39 & Under, 40 & Over

Relay Awards:

Co-ed, Female, Male

USAT Information

For general questions regarding USAT insurance, rules, regulations and membership click on the following link: http://www.usatriathlon.org/