2nd Annual East Canyon Triathlon

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Schedule of Events

Wednesday
Pre-Race Clinic Hosted by Salt Lake Tri Club at East Canyon Reservoir.  Meet at 5pm for group ride and/or 6:30pm for the swim. Meet at the dirt parking lot east of the pay booth to avoid paying the park fee.

Thursday
6:00 – 8:00PM – Packet Pick-up – Wasatch Running Center – 90th South & State Street – Sandy, UT.

Friday
6:00 – 9:00 PM – Packet Pickup and Bike Check-In (East Canyon North Marina & home of T1).
7:00 PM – Official East Canyon Triathlon Orientation Meeting with Pro Triathlete and Phenom Swimmer & Professional Triathlete Heath Thurston. - at East Canyon North Marina

DUSK – Morgan City Movie Night at the Park!  Come to the finish line at Riverside Park at enjoy a FREE showing of “The Avengers” (weather permitting), compliments of Morgan City.

SATURDAY – August 2nd RACE DAY!
5:00 AM – 7:45 AM – T1 at Swim Start Opens. Bike Check-In. East Canyon North Marina
5:30 AM – 7:00 AM – T2 Open at Riverside Park in Morgan City
5:30 AM – 7:00 AM – Body Marking and Timing Chip Pickup at Riverside Park
5:30 AM – 6:30 AM: Limited Packet-Pickup at T2 in Riverside Park (also home of the race finish-line)

Because of the nature of this venue having two transition areas, we HIGHLY recommend that you pick-up your packet on Thursday and Friday so that you can set up your gear Friday evening and Saturday morning at both transition areas.

6:15 AM – Shuttles to Race Start (You will catch the shuttle in Morgan City at the finish line area in Riverside Park). The last shuttle will leave at 7:00am.
7:30 AM – Last Shuttle Arrives at East Canyon Resort
7:40 AM – PreRace Meeting at Swim Start (East Canyon Reservoir)
7:45 AM – T2 closes
8:00 AM – First Olympic Wave. Each Olympic Wave will start 5 minute after each other.
8:30 AM – First Sprint Wave. Each Sprint Wave will start 5 minutes after each wave.

We don’t anticipate more than 4 Total Waves at this Inaugural Event

11:00 AM – Awards Ceremony

Logistics

This is a two-transition event! You have the option to have someone drop you off with your bike at T1 at East Canyon Marina, OR You may ride the shuttle from Riverside Park to Race Start at East Canyon on the morning of the race, starting at 5:00am.

T2 & The finish-line are located at Riverside Park. You may also check in your bike Friday evening at T1. We will have security personnel at T1 to look after bicycles.

There is limited space for spectators at the start. Any spectators at the swim start will be REQUIRED to wait until ALL swimmers have exited T1 and are on the bike course before they are allowed to leave the swim venue. So plan on staying and cheering on the athletes as the exit the swim!

Spectators will also have to drive a separate route back to Morgan, through Hennifer, to limit traffic on the bike course. Or, wait until the last cyclist has left the T1 area.

T1 is a “clean transition”. This means you will be provided a large bag to both carry your gear to the race start and to stuff your gear into for us to transport to the finish for you. YOU MUST place all your gear in the bag upon leaving on your bike in T1 to ensure your gear is taken to the finish area. Each bag will have your number affixed to it to avoid any confusion.

T2 will also be open on Friday evening and Saturday morning for you to turn in your gear bags at your assigned location on bike racks.

You will receive 1 bag:

T1 SWIM Gear Bag – we will be transporting your swim gear from T1 to the finish area for you. This Gear bag will have your race bib number on it. Please be sure to stuff your wetsuit, goggles, flipflops, etc etc into this bag and leave it at your assigned spot in T1. Our staff will retrieve the bags when the swim is completed and deliver them to the finish for you. DO NOT LEAVE Valuable items such as phones, keys, etc. in your T1 swim bag.

Course Details

SWIM
The Swim starts at East Canyon Reservoir marina and boat ramp. Swimmers will enjoy an open water swim start and will head northeast in a triangular counter-clockwise manner (750 meter Sprint, 1.5k Olympic), and will exit the water
at the boat ramp. (1 loop for sprint, 2 loops for Olympic)

NOTE: Depending on the water level this year, we may have a shoe drop zone. Details will come closer to race day. The swim exit will have carpet up to T1.

Water temps in late August range from 64-69 degrees.

T1
As referenced above, you will be provided a T1 Gear bag. This bag will be yours to stuff all of your swim gear into prior to leaving on the bike. We will collect these bags and transport them to the finish area. If you do not stuff your gear, it is most likely to get lost.  You also risk a 2 minute penalty if you do not place all items in your T1 bag.

BIKE
The bike course is fast! Sprint Distance cyclists will head right out of the marina, downhill to Morgan City and T2, While Olympic cyclists will turn right and
head East, climb a small steep winding hill, then south toward the East Canyon Resort
for 6 miles, then make a U-turn and head back to the Marina. After passing the
Marina at mile 12, cyclists will join the sprint distance course and head past the dam, and speed downhill for 12 miles into Morgan City. Both sprint and Olympic distance races will travel along the same route and finish at Riverside Park to T2.

Olympic Bike Course

Sprint Bike Course

 T2
You will no longer have a T2 bag for your gear. For T2, you will have your assigned rack area where you can place your running and transition gear.

RUN
The Run course for both sprint and Olympic events are out and back courses, running along the beautiful Weber River and local streets.  The run is slightly uphill for the first half, and downhill on the second half.

Olympic Run Course

Sprint Run Course

FINISH
All finishers will receive a sweet rally towel to cool you off, custom “made in UTAH” dye cast finisher medal, division awards, amazing spread of food, post event giveaways, and a long-sleeve race t-shirt to keep you warm on your long runs this upcoming fall season!

Parking and Bussing

On Saturday morning, drop off of athletes at East Canyon Marina is allowed, but vehicle parking is extremely limited. Spectators should plan on driving into Morgan City to Riverside Park and catch the shuttle. Plus, Riverside Park is the only place to pick-up your timing chip! If spectators drive to the venue, they will have to wait until ALL athletes have left the swim venue before they can exit East Canyon. Spectators who drive to the swim start will also be required to head to Morgan via Hennifer and will NOT be allowed to drive down the canyon on the bike course.

PARKING IN MORGAN- Limited Parking is available at Riverside Park. However, once the race begins, you will not be able to exit until after the race completes.  You may also park at Morgan County High School, adjacent to the park (Southeast of the park).

Shuttles will be available to take supporters to the finish area.  However, they will most likely NOT make it in time to see athletes arrive at T2 (due to the fast nature of the bike course).

The Utah Highway Patrol and Weber County Sheriff will be present and ready to ticket and tow anyone who parks on the roads leading into East Canyon Resort.

**Please Plan ahead as you will need to either drop your bike off and set up your gear Friday Evening (recommended) or have a driver drop you off on race morning. It will be much easier and less-stressful if you arrive Friday evening and checkin your bikes, set up your gear, and then plan on riding the shuttle on race day morning.

NOTE: If you choose to park at East Canyon Marina, you will be required to pay a parking fee.

There will be designated parking areas at East Canyon and in Morgan.

Packet Pickup

Thursday 6pm – 8pm – Wasatch Running Company – 90th South & State Street in Sandy

Friday 6pm – 9pm – East Canyon Marina (also Bike Check-In)

Saturday 5:30am-6:30am – Riverside Park in Morgan City

You will receive your race packet (includes bib number, bike number, race information, etc), swim cap, race technical shirt, etc.

(NOTE: Body Marking will take place on Friday Evening and Saturday Morning. Timing chip Saturday ONLY at T2 before you hop on the Shuttle).

CHIP PICKUP: Will be available just before boarding the shuttle at T2.  Chips WILL NOT be available at T1.

REMEMBER!!!

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.

Additional Info

AID STATIONS
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 and each cyclist is advised to carry at least one water bottle (two for Olympic distance). Each athlete will receive a bottle of water in their packet and food at the finish line.
AWARDS
Awards will be presented to the Top 3 Overall Male and Female in each event, as well as the Top 25 finishers in both races. ue to the smaller number of participants, awards will be given to the top 25 overall athletes in both the Sprint and Olympic distance races.

BIKE NUMBER AND BIB NUMBER
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.

BODY MARKING & TIMING CHIP PICK-UP
To reduce congestion at swim start, you will have the opportunity to have your body marked Friday Evening or on Race Day Morning – both will be at Packet Pick-Up.

You will be body marked on your shoulders and legs, indicating your race number, event, and age. You may then proceed to the transition area and arrange your equipment. No unregistered individuals will be allowed in the transition area for safety and liability purposes.

TIMING CHIP PICKUP: Will be available just before boarding the shuttle at T2.  Chips WILL NOT be available at T1. 

CHARITY

TriUtah believes in giving back to the community. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the local school and civic organizations in Morgan County.

INCLEMENT WEATHER
In case of inclement weather, the race directors reserve the right to modify or cancel any portion of the triathlon if weather or course conditions compromise athlete safety.
CAMPING
East Canyon Resort offers rentals of condos and RV hookups. They can be reached at www.eastcanyon.com In addition, The East Canyon State Park offers excellent camping within walking distance of the swim start and marina.
MEDICAL
Medical personnel will be on-site. Certified lifeguards will be present during the swim on watercraft and kayaks.

RELAY TEAMS (READ THIS!)
At packet pickup, please have all team members present. You will not be given your race packet until all team members are present. Each relay team member will wait inside the transition area at your team’s bike rack location where you will transfer your timing chip from one team member to another. Each team will be issued one swim cap, one bike number, one bib number, and one timing chip. Each relay team (either 2- or 3-person) will be issued a single timing chip. The timing chip will act as the relay “baton”. The chip hand-off will take place at your assigned bike rack location corresponding to your bike/bib number.
SWIM CAPS
Swim caps corresponding to your event distance and swim heat. These caps are issued to you at packet pickup and must be worn during the swim.
TIMING
Electronic chip timing of the event will be provided by Milliseconds. All participants will be timed and will be provided with 5 splits (swim, T1, Bike, T2, Run). Results will be posted on Saturday at http://www.milliseconds.com. Instructions for chip use will be provided in your race packet.
TRANSITION AREAS
There are two transition areas. In T1, your number will be affixed to the bike racks where you will be assigned to place your bike and gear.

In T2 in Morgan, you will also have assigned locations to rack your bike/run transition.
USAT
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 sanction@usatriathlon.org or call the group benefits department at ESIX at 1-800-342-4371.