East Canyon Triathlon
June 9, 2018, East Canyon Marina
750m Swim - 14.07mi Bike - 5K Run
(Prices: Early Bird)
1500m Swim - 24.8mi Bike - 10K Run
(Prices: Early Bird )
Relay (per team): $120
That Sounds Rad, Tell Me More!
Welcome to the 6th Edition of the East Canyon Triathlon! This race boasts stunning scenery, a fast, technical bike course, and hometown hospitality like no other; with both Sprint and Olympic distance races to choose from. This event is a 2-transition point-to-point race, so please pay close attention to this page. We want your race day to go as smooth as possible. This slick event begins at the beautiful East Canyon Reservoir. The Sprint bike is downhill and fast (please stay safe and in control at all times.) The Olympic bike course has two short but challenging hills followed by a fast descent into Morgan City. Both distances offer a cool, scenic run along the Weber River and local neighborhoods. We look forward to seeing you at this TriUtah open water season opener!COURSE MAP
Packet Pickup Info
Thursday, June 7th- 5:00-8:00pm:
Friday, June 8th- 5:00-8:00pm:
Packet Pick up and Bike Check-In (East Canyon North Marina & home of T1). Beat the stress of checking in your bike race morning. Bikes may be left at T1 overnight as we will have security on site all evening. NO UNREGISTERED PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED IN T1.
7:00pm – Official East Canyon Triathlon Orientation Meeting at East Canyon Marina, hosted by Anna Namekey and the Balanced Art Multisport. Thanks Anna!
Race Day Info
Saturday, June 9th-
5:00am–7:45am: T1 at Swim Start Opens. Bike Check-In. East Canyon North Marina
5:00am–7:00am: T2 Open at Riverside Park in Morgan City. This is where you will drop all your run gear.
5:30-7:45am: Procrastinator Packet pick up, timing chip pick up & body marking. We may put your family to work for waiting until race morning…There will be a VERY limited packet pick up at T1 (race start)
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 before your packet will be issued
Because of the nature of this venue, we HIGHLY recommend that you pick-up your packet on Thursday or Friday so you can set up your gear Friday evening and Saturday morning at both transition areas.
6:00am: 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 SHARP. No bikes are allowed on the shuttles.
7:00am: T2 closes
7:30am: Last Shuttle Arrives at East Canyon Resort
8:00am: Olympic race starts
8:30am: Sprint race start
10:30am: Sprint awards ceremony
11:00am: Olympic awards ceremony
Sprint 750m | Olympic 1500m
Just keep swimming…
The expected water temp in early June, is between 62-69º.
At the swim start, please look for the signs for average swim paces per 100 yards 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.
The swim takes place at East Canyon Reservoir marina, on the north end of the lake. It will start at the swimming area just east of the boat ramp. Swimmers will enjoy an open water swim start and will head northeast in a rectangular, counter-clockwise manner and will exit the water to T1 (1 loop for sprint, 2 loops for Olympic.)
Again, do not forget to put ALL of your items in your gear bag, please and thank you! Be sure you wear the provided swim cap corresponding to your event distance and swim heat. These caps are issued to you at packet pickup and must be worn during the swim.
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/ 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.
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, 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 the bags to T2 for you.
Sprint 14.07 miles | Olympic 25.75 miles
As long as I breathe, I attack…
The bike course is fast! Use caution and stay in control at all times.
Sprint distance cyclists will head right out of the marina, downhill towards Morgan City and T2. Olympic cyclists will turn right and head East They’ll climb a small, steep, winding hillbefore going south toward the East Canyon Resort
for 6 miles, where they’ll make a U-turn and head back to the Marina. After passing the Marina at mile 12, cyclists will join the Sprint distance course, 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.
CAUTION: The first few turns heading downhill toward East Canyon are STEEP and TIGHT. Be careful! We recommend driving the course before race day, to better know the route.
NOTE: There are NO aid stations on the bike course. Please have at least 2 bottles of water on your bike before heading out.
Sprint 3.1 miles | Olympic 6.2 miles
Life is short... running makes it seem longer…
Both, Sprint and Olympic courses are out and back. Athletes will run along the beautiful Weber River and local streets that are monitored by local P.D.. The run is slightly uphill for the first half, and downhill on the second half. Aid stations will be at every mile. Each aid station will have water, electrolyte replacement, high fives and music. Bring it babies!
Congratulations friends, you finished the TriUtah East Canyon Tri! 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 East Canyon 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!