2016 Ghost Town Triathlon & 5k

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MAY 14, 2016


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updated May 9th, 10:20pm.

YEE HAW! Welcome to the 2016 Ghost Town Spring Triathlon, and Wild West 5k – The PERFECT way to kick-off your triathlon season at the Amazing RUSH Funplex in Syracuse, Utah.  Be sure to plan on staying after the event and spend some time at the largest indoor recreation facility in Utah!

The sprint distance triathlon consists of a 300 yard swim, 15 mile bike, and 3 mile run.

There is NO Duathlon in 2016. This year’s race will be held in conjunction with the Woman of Steel Sprint Triathlon on the same day!

Join us after the race for overall and age-group awards, random prizes from our sponsors, pizza and post race food by the RUSH FunPlex, and a beautiful day of racing!

Every participant receives a sweet Ghost Town race T-shirt, Cowboy hat, chip timing, sweet finisher medal, and post race food.

PLUS, the Rush Funplex will be giving every participant a free admission and 50% off admission to family and friends attending the event.  So, plan to stay and play after the race!

This event is a 2016 TriUtah qualifying race for the Utah State Triathlon Championship in Ogden Utah this September.


The swim is 300 yards at the Rush Complex Pool with athletes starting single file, jumping feet first, one at a time, and swimming 50 yards, then crossing lanes.

The 15 mile Bike Course will consist of cycling south out of the RUSH Complex pool, on a scenic out and back course along country roads in Syracuse.

The 5k Run Course will consist of running a 5k route on the roads and bike trails in Syracuse City.


Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 12th, 6-8pm  – Packet Pickup at Wasatch Running Center, Centerville, Utah location.  6-8pm. 316 North Marketplace Drive, Centerville, Utah.


Saturday, April 14th – RACE DAY!!

6:30am – Packet Pick-up, Transition Opens, Timing Chip Pickup – RUSH Funplex (race start)

7:30am - Pre Race Meeting in Transition Area

7:45am – Transition Closes & Team Kid Courage Start- we ask all athletes to join us as we cheer on the amazing athletes from Team Kid Courage!


                   OFFICIAL RACE START! for both the triathlon & 5k

9:00am – 5k awards

10:am – Triathlon Awards

Every finisher will receive a sweet Ghost Town T-shirt, Cowboy Hat, finisher medal, post race meal, drinks, music, and great post race atmosphere! 


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. Each athlete will receive a bottle of water and food at the finish line.


Awards will be given to the top three overall winners of the race, as well as the top three finishers in each age group. The Woman of Steel top three overall winners will literally be crowned as part of their recognition.  JUST WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THIS YEAR’S AWARDS!

Age group categories include: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, etc. as well as Athena. Athena includes women over 150 lbs. There will also be a relay division for those who wish to participate in a single sport and combine their efforts with others.

All finishers will receive a custom designed finisher medal!

Body marking

This year, you will have numbered tattoos in your packet. Place your tattoo on your arms prior to race start.


TriUtah believes in giving back to the community. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to local charities.

Inclement Weather

In case of inclement weather, TriUtah reserves the right to modify or cancel any portion or all of the event if athlete safety is compromised.


Litter could jeopardize the life of this and any other event. Please do not litter and dispose of all trash in proper receptacles. Per USA Triathlon rules, you may receive a time penalty for littering on the race course.


Parking is available at City Hall just EAST of the RUSH Complex. Please walk your bike across the street to the complex and race start.

Relay Teams

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.


Results will be posted TriUtah’s website the day after the race


Medical personnel will provide on-site first aid and medical assistance if needed.


Electronic chip timing of the event will be provided by Sportstats. visit their site at sportstats.ca. 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.

Transition Area

There will be a single transition area. You will have an assigned rack location and bikes will be racked according to bib number with ~8 bikes per rack (4 on each side). Your front bike tire should face out from the side of the rack where your nametag is located. If possible, rack your bike by placing the nose of your seat on the bike rack. 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.


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

Water/Aid Stations

Aid stations will be located every mile on the run. Aid stations include water and Six Nutrition Electrolyte drinks. There will be no aid stations on the bike.

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The Ghost Town Triathlon is a USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event and will have a certified USA Triathlon official on course ensuring your safety and rule etiquette.

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Tri Utah is a proud supporter of Team Kid Courage. For more information regarding Team Kid Courage, visit their website at TeamKidCourage.org