Echo Triathlon

July 14, 2018, Echo Reservoir, Coalville, UT

EVENTS:

Sprint Triathlon:

750m Swim - 12.4mi Bike - 5K Run

(Prices: Early Bird / After April 14)
Individual: $69 / $89

Olympic Triathlon:

1500m Swim - 24.8mi Bike - 10K Run

(Prices: Early Bird / After April 14)
Individual: $89 / $99
Relay (per team): $120 / $150
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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!

Packet Pickup Info

Thursday, July 12th- 6:00-8:00pm:

TBD

Friday, July 13th- 6:00-9:00pm:

Packet Pick up at Echo Reservoir (race site.) You can get body marked that night too if you’d like, otherwise hit us up on race morning.

Race Day Info

Saturday, July 14th- 5:30-7:30am:

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 before your packet will be issued

5:00am–7:30am: Procrastinator Packet pick up, timing chip pick up & body marking.

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.

Course maps coming soon

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

Course maps coming soon

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!

Course maps coming soon

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!

Race Specific Details

SERIOUS LOGISTICS AT THIS EVENT:

Pay close attention; there will be a test.

Parking

Everyone will need to park at North Summit High School, North Summit Junior High School, or the Summit County Fairgrounds in Coalville on Saturday morning. This means all athletes will ride their bikes to the race venue (an easy ~2 mile bike ride). Consider this an opportunity to raise your heart rate before the swim!

IMPORTANT: There will be NO drop-off zone near the race site. It is a two-lane road that CANNOT accommodate a ton of cars

LIMITED PARKING AT ECHO RESERVOIR: – First come first serve, $20 CASH donation benefiting our charity partner. Get there early, and park right next to the finish-line!   We will try to accommodate as many cars as possible, but the area will only accommodate 30-35 cars, and folks who camp Friday night have first priority.

Shuttles: NO BIKES ARE ALLOWED ON THE SHUTTLES.

Have you seen the shuttles that Wasatch Kids provides for TriUtah? We’d never have missed school if our busses were this cool! They’ll be picking up friends and family  at Summit County Fairgrounds in Coalville beginning at 5:30am and ending at 1pm.

Wasatch Kids offers day camps to kids throughout the Wasatch Front, providing a safe environment where kids can spend their summers with positive role models while developing their social skills as they make new friends. TriUtah is proud to support this great program. If you feel so inclined, don’t forget to tip your driver!

Camping

Wanna be one of the first ones at the race site? Avoid all the hassles? Camp with the TriUtah team!  Warning: We get up early and our alarm clock sounds like a mic test at 4am. The Echo Resort Recreation Area has campsites available. Reservations can be made by calling the Echo Resort site directly at 435-336-9894. You will pay once you arrive with a $20 donation. If Echo Resort becomes full, call 1-435-336-2241 to make reservations at Rockport State Park Reservoir (about 15 miles away). Other lodging options include numerous hotels and motels in Park City.

More Deets

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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/