2017 Woman of Steel Sprint Triathlon & 5k
NEW DATE: MAY 20th, 2017
AMERICAN FORK RECREATION CENTER
American Fork, Utah
Woman of Steel Triathlon was recognized by Active.com as the Best Sprint Triathlon for 2011 and is also 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, as we party with a great race venue, catered post event food, boutique vendors, random prizes and more!
Plus, participants receive sweet gender specific t-shirts, sweet newly designed finisher medal, serious giveaways, and of course, catered post race food and more!
Be sure not to miss the crowning of the 2017 Woman of Steel. This 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.
Thursday, May 18th, 2017
6:00-8:00PM Packet Pickup at Wasatch Running Center – 9000 S. State Street, in Sandy, Utah.
Friday May 19th, 2017
6:00-8:00PM: Packet pickup & Body Marking at race venue. American Fork Recreation Center
7:00PM: Course Preview/Walk-about/Q&A
Saturday May 20th, 2017 – RACE DAY!
6:00-7:30AM: Limited packet pickup (Note: limited TriUtah staff will be available so arrive early to avoid a long line if you need to pick up on Saturday!)
6:00AM: Timing chip pickup, body marking, Transition area open
7:40AM: Transition area closes
7:50AM: National Anthem & USA Triathlon official talk poolside
8:00 AM: OFFICIAL START
9:00AM: Woman of Steel 5k Awards
10:30AM: Woman of Steel Triathlon Awards
Packet Pickup Details:
IMPORTANT! – Per USA Triathlon rules, you MUST have current photo ID at packet pickup. You MUST pick up your packet in person. You may NOT have someone else pick up your packet for you, or have someone else pick you your packet. NO PHOTO ID, NO RACE. In order to be covered by USAT insurance you MUST follow these guidelines. You must pick up your own packet, no exceptions, so please plan ahead.
*Relay teams: your entire team must be present together before your packet will be issued.
PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE VERY LIMITED PACKET PICK UP RACE MORNING! If you wait until Saturday morning please plan to arrive extra early.
RACE COURSE DETAILS
Swim: 300 meters
Athletes will line up according to their estimated swim time. Overhead signs will display 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! The fastest swimmers will go first. Two participants will start at the same time on opposite sides of the pool. Every 10 seconds two participants will enter the water in the outside lanes. The participants will then 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 grassy private transition area 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 swimmer’s 300 meter time.
Bike: 12 miles
The bike course consists of 2 Loop 12 mile course along the beautiful roads of American Fork and Highland townships. Participants will NOT be allowed to ride two or three abreast and 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. 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!! It is for your safety! Please review the map and familiarize yourself with the route. Routes may change without prior notice but any changes will be announced during the pre-race meeting the morning of the event.
Run: 3.1 miles
The run course consists of a single 5k loop course utilizing paved city streets.
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.
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, made exclusively in Utah, finisher medal. Similar to this 2015 medal:
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.
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 the American Fork Rec Center parking areas. There is NO parking on the street west of the recreation center.
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.
There will be a single transition area. You will have an assigned rack location and bikes will be racked according to bib number with ~6 bikes per rack (3 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/
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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