Woman Of Steel Sprint Triathlon and 5k
May 12, 2018, American Fork Recreation Center,
454 N. Center St. American Fork, UT 84003
300m swim - 12m bike - 3.1m run
(Price: Early Bird / Feb 12)
Individual: $69 / $79
Relay per team: $105 / $120
5k run: $35 / $40
That Sounds Rad, Tell Me More!
Woman of Steel Triathlon is Utah’s first and most popular all-women’s triathlon and 5K run.
Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind sprint pool triathlon at the American Fork Recreation Center in American Fork, Utah. We’ll be celebrating the strong women we love with a great race venue, post event food, boutique vendors, raffle prizes and great camaraderie! All women receive a safe and slick event, sweet event shirts and rad finisher medals!
Be sure to vote for your woman of steel at the bottom of this page!
Packet Pickup Info
Thursday, May 10th- 6:00-8:00pm:
Friday, May 11th- 6:00-8:00pm:
Packet Pick up & body marking at American Fork Recreation Center (454 N. Center St. American Fork, UT 84003)
7:00pm – Dont miss the Woman of Steel Course preview/walk through/Q&A with Ironman & USA Triathlon Hall of Famer Julie Moss! Seriously, we are so stoked about this!
Race Day Info
Saturday, May 12th- 6:00-7:30am:
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 at the race site. 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
6:00-7:30am: Limited packet pickup.
6:00am: Timing chip pickup, body marking, Transition area open
7:40am: Transition area closes
7:50am: National Anthem & USA Triathlon official pre-race meeting poolside
8:00am: Race Starts!
9:00am: Woman of Steel 5k Awards – presented by Julie Moss.
10:30am: Woman of Steel Triathlon Awards – presented by Julie Moss.
Just keep swimming...
There will be overhead signs displaying approximate swim times (4:00 min, 4:30, 5:00, etc.) Prior to the race, you should swim 300 meters to get your best estimate! Athletes will line up according to their estimated swim time. The fastest swimmers will go first. Two participants will start at the same time on opposite sides of the pool. Every 10 seconds two more participants will enter the water in the outside lanes. The participants will complete one lap (2 lengths of the pool) in the first lane, and then continue in the next adjacent lane, for a total of 6 lengths (300 meters) and finish in the center of the pool. Once the athletes complete the swim, they will exit the pool and move to the transition area in the grass located just outside the pool. If participating friends wish to line up next to each other for the start of the race, please line up according to the slower swimmers 300 meter time.
Course maps coming soon
Every time you miss your childhood, ride a bike.
The bike course consists of 2 loops along the beautiful roads of American Fork and Highland townships.
Exit the transition area from the NW gate of the ball field located north of the American Fork Fitness Center (AFFC). Mount on your bike on the road at the “Bike mount sign”. Head North on Center Street and hang a left on 600 North. Use caution and SLOW down on the hill to make a right on to 100 West. Hang a right on 10400 North in Highland (there’s an LDS chapel on the SE corner.) Then hang another right on Alpine Hwy at 10400 N. Stay on Alpine Hwy until you get to the right hand turn on 400 North then make a quick right on to Center Street. From here you will connect back onto the course to start your 2nd loop.
In order to keep this great event coming back, please adhere to the following rules.
Participants will NOT be allowed to ride two or three abreast. This is in conjunction with City laws, not to mention you may be disqualified by USA Triathlon officials for doing so. Participants may pass by following USA Triathlon bike rules. To view the USA Triathlon rule book, visit www.usatriathlon.org.
Local police officers will be posted at all major intersections to direct traffic. If a police officer motions for you to stop or slow down, please do so as it is for your safety and important for the longevity of this event.
Please review the map and familiarize yourself with the course. However, please also be aware that, although we don’t anticipate a change, the course may change without prior notice. If any changes occur they will be announced during the pre-race meeting on the morning of the event.
NOTE:There will not be an aid station on the bike course, so please be sure you have 1-2 water bottles before racing off on your bike.
Course maps coming soon
My mascara runs faster than you do.
The Women Of Steel run course consists of a single 5k loop course utilizing paved city streets.
Once you rack your bike, exit the transition area from the NW gate of the ball field located north of the American Fork Fitness Center (AFFC). There will be an aid station as you exit the transition area. Head north on Center Street and make a left on 600 N and a right on 100 west. Turn right on 1340 north and then hang another right on Alpine Hwy. Continue to run down Alpine Hwy and make a right on 600 north. Enter the Filly and Pony park from the NE corner and sprint/walk/crawl or backflip to the finish line!
There will be a total of 3 aid stations, One will be located at the exit of the transition area, the others be at mile 1 and 2. Almost done ladies!
Course maps coming soon
Congratulations ladies, you finished Women Of Steel 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 Women Of Steel medal. Grab something cold to drink, some finish line food and exchange stories with your pals! There’ll be some 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 ladies!
Who’s your Woman of Steel?
The WOS award will go to amazing women who face life’s difficult challenges and situations with a positive approach and use physical fitness and training to help overcome difficult circumstances.
Race Specific Details
SERIOUS LOGISTICS AT THIS EVENT:
Pay close attention; there will be a test.
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.
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 super cool Women Of Steel medal that will make your husbands and boyfriends wish they could have competed! Sorry dudes, you can still support these amazing ladies by volunteering though!
Parking is available at the American Fork Rec Center parking areas. There is NO parking on the street west of the recreation center.
If you've made it this far, you're ready to commit.
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.
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!
See parking section for this race.
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.
*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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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 will be given to the top three overall winners of each race. Age group awards and Relay awards are as follows.
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
Co-ed, Female, Male
For general questions regarding USAT insurance, rules, regulations and membership click on the following link: http://www.usatriathlon.org/