Echo Triathlon

July 14, 2018, Echo Reservoir, Coalville, UT

EVENTS:

Sprint Triathlon:

750m Swim - 12.4mi Bike - 5K Run

(Prices: Early Bird)
Individual: $69

Olympic Triathlon:

1500m Swim - 24.8mi Bike - 10K Run

(Prices: Early Bird)
Individual: $89
Relay (per team): $120
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2018 marks the 17th year of the Echo Triathlon!

This event has become one of Utah’s largest events and traditionally sells out early. Warm July temperatures, a scenic ride in Utah’s unique Echo Canyon, and a run on the Historic Rail Trail makes for the perfect event for both seasoned athletes and beginners. After reaching our cap early last year, we have decided to increase this year’s race to 600 athletes. Get in before it’s filled friends!

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Packet Pickup Info

Friday, July 13th- 5:00-8:00pm:

Packet Pick up at Wasatch Running Center
8946 South State Street  Sandy, UT.

Race Day Info

Saturday, July 14th-

5:30am–7:30am: 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 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 before your packet will be issued

5:30am: Shuttle service begins for friends and family.

7:00am: Olympic Triathlon race start  

8:00am: Sprint Triathlon start time

10:30am: Sprint awards ceremony

11:00am: Olympic awards ceremony

Course Deets!

SWIM

Sprint 750m | Olympic 1500m

Just keep swimming…
- Dory

The expected water temp in early July, is between 64-69º

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.

As the water levels were higher this past year, will begin each race with the rolling start as detailed above. The Olympic will start at 7am and the Sprint at 8am.  Large orange swim buoys will be placed in a 750 meter diamond-shaped pattern north from the beach. Athletes will swim counter-clockwise (buoys on your left). The Sprint athletes will swim once around the buoys and Olympic athletes will swim twice around the buoys. 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.

SAVE YOUR FEET: The transition area is located on a gravel lot and won’t feel great on your bare feet. We highly recommend dropping your sandals or shoes near the exit of the swim to make that jaunt to your bike less painful. We know by experience that it will take you less time to put on sandals than to pick rocks out of your feet before heading out on the bike.

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.

BIKE

Sprint 20k | Olympic 40k

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

Athletes will leave Echo Resort and cross onto Hwy 32 going north (left). The road will be closed to vehicle traffic for the initial 1.5 miles between the Echo Resort North and South beaches. Law enforcement will be present at both road closures.

Continue north on Hwy 32. Go under the Interstate 80 overpass and turn right, continuing up Hwy 189 (Echo Canyon Road) to the turnarounds for each event. Return back to Echo reservoir (out-and-back course).

CAUTION: Sprint athletes, when hitting your turnaround, keep it tight and keep it right. Please be sure to merge Olympic cyclists coming from beyond your turnaround. Olympic athletes, please use caution when approaching the Sprint turnaround. Don’t assume they see you flying toward them. Be safe and have each others back.

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

RUN

Sprint 3.1 miles | Olympic 6.2 miles

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

From the transition area participants will run north (left) on the Park City Rail Trail (hard packed dirt trail). The trail parallels Hwy 32 and is completely separated from vehicle traffic. Sprint athletes will turn around just before the Echo Resort North Beach. Olympic athletes will continue to the end of the Rail Trail. Both events are out-and-back courses, returning on the trail to Echo Resort for your finish.

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

Your Finish!

Congratulations friends, you finished the TriUtah Echo 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 Echo 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!

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