August 18, 2018, Jordanelle Reservoir/Rock Cliff Recreation Area
750m Swim - 12.4mi Bike - 5K Run
(Prices: Early Bird / ON August 13)
Individual: $69 / $99
Olympic Triathlon :
1500m Swim - 24.8mi Bike - 10K Run
(Prices: Early Bird / ON August 13)
Individual: $89 / $110
Relay (per team): $120 / $160
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Come join us for the 20th birthday party of the Jordanelle Tri!
It’s not everyday that you can say you raced one of Triathlete Magazine’s Top 100 events in the Nation! The Jordanelle Triathlon is a classic. A It’s one of Utah’s premier race venues, with some of the clearest open water, scenic bike courses, and a run course unlike any other event around. You’ll enjoy everything from the river bottom boardwalks in Rock Cliff Recreation Area to the local country backdrop of Francis and Woodland. This race is guaranteed to remind you of why you love the outdoors. If you haven’t raced Jordanelle Triathlon in awhile, this is definitely the year to come say “Hi” to an old friend. Jordanelle has also hosted numerous USA Triathlon regional championships, so you know you’ll be getting a competitive course with a storied history!COURSE MAP
Packet Pickup Info
Race Day Info
Saturday, August 18th-
5:45am – Shuttle service begins for friends and family from Francis fairgrounds (2317 South Spring Hollow Road Francis, Utah) to Rock Cliff State Park at Jordanelle. Please note the $3.00 per person charge (per the state park) that must be paid before getting on the bus.
6:00-7:00am: Procrastinator Packet pick up, timing chip pick up & body marking at T2. 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. * Sprint athletes must have your packets picked up by 7:00am
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
7:15am: Olympic pre-race meeting at the T1.
7:30am: Olympic Triathlon race start time
8:00am: Sprint pre-race meeting at waters edge
8:15am: Sprint Triathlon start time
10:30am: Sprint awards ceremony
11:00am: Olympic awards ceremony
12:00pm: Last shuttle leaves Rock Cliff to the Francis Fairgrounds.
Sprint 750m | Olympic 1500m
Just keep swimming…
The expected water temp in August, 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.
Athletes will start between the two yellow start buoys. Athletes will swim a 750 meter course. Olympic athletes will swim two loops. 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: We will have an optional shoe drop zone for folks who would prefer the run to T1 with shoes, flip-flops, etc.
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 12.3 miles | Olympic 24.58 miles
As long as I breathe, I attack…
Sprint bike course:
Enjoy the scenery on this cool course! Exit north out of Rock Cliff and travel along State Route 32 for approximately 3 miles. Turn right onto Lower River Road- south of Francis (at the bottom of the large hill) until you reach the stop sign at the end of Lower River Road (where it intersects with State Route 35). Turn left (south), climb the short hill, and return to Rock Cliff by staying on the same road (Hwy 32/35) the entire return trip. Note that the road travels through the town of Francis, with a fun downhill section south of town (40+ MPH is possible, but please stay under control during descent). There are no significant hills to climb however, the first half of the bike course is a false flat. This means that you will be climbing an approximate 1-2% grade initially, with the same 1-2% downhill on the return. All major intersections along the course will be manned by law enforcement to give cyclists the right-of-way. However, always use caution and follow the direction of the PD.
Olympic bike course:
Enjoy the scenery on this cool course but don’t stop for fishing on the river! Exit north out of Rock Cliff and travel along State Route 32 for approximately 3 miles. Turn right onto Lower River Road- south of Francis (at the bottom of the large hill) until you reach the stop sign at the end of Lower River Road (where it intersects with State Route 35). Turn right onto State Route 35, traveling through the town of Woodland to the turn-around ~20km from Rock Cliff. On the return, do not turn back onto Lower River Road, but instead climb the short hill and return to Rock Cliff via the same route as the Sprint course. There are no significant hills to climb however, the first half of the bike course is a false flat. This means that you will be climbing an approximate 1-2% grade initially, with the same 1-2% downhill on the return. All major intersections along the course will be manned by law enforcement to give cyclists the right-of-way. However, always use caution and follow the direction of the PD.
CAUTION: Sprint athletes, when hitting your turnaround, keep it tight and keep it right. Please be sure to merge with 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.
Sprint 3.1 miles | Olympic 6.2 miles
Life is short... running makes it seem longer…
The Jordanelle run course combines flat paved roads with a hilly single track trail and wooden bridges that take you through Jordanelle nature preserve. The Sprint course is a single loop around the nature preserve while the Olympic course is two loops. After exiting your transition area, you’ll start your run on paved paths and then merging onto the road exiting the state park before merging on the main hwy. (USE CAUTION AND STAY ON THE SHOULDER) eventually merging into the Rock Cliff camping area where you will zig-zag your way up and down the single track dirt trails until you come into your finish!
Aid stations are at every mile. Each aid station will have water, electrolyte replacement, high fives and music. Bring it babies!
Congratulations friends, you finished Utah’s longest running Triathlon! 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 Jordanelle 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!