2015 Woman of Steel Triathlon, Duathlon & 5k

All women’s sprint pool triathlon and 5K run on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 8:00 am at the American Fork Fitness Center, American Fork, Utah.
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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 Fitness Center in American Fork, Utah, as we party with a great race venue, inflatable bounce houses and slide for the kids, 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, chocolates and Diet Coke, catered post race food and more!

Be sure not to miss the crowning of the 2014 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.

This race traditionally sells out and is capped at 1000 participants, so be sure to register early!

RACE SCHEDULE

 Wednesday, May 20th, 2015


6:00-8:00pm Packet Pick-up at Wasatch Running Center – 9000 South & State Street, Sandy, Utah

Thursday, May 21st, 2015


6:00-8:00PM Packet Pickup at SBR Sports at 858 S. State Street, Orem, Utah

Friday May 22th, 2015

6:00-8:00PM: Packet pickup & Body Marking at race venue (American Fork Fitness Center, 454 North Center Street, American Fork, UT 84004)

7:00PM: Woman of Steel Triathlon & 5K Course Preview/Walk-about/Q&A

Saturday May 23rd, 2015
 – 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

8:00AM: Triathlon & 5k Start

8:10AM: Duathlon Start

9:30AM: Woman of Steel 5k Awards

11:00AM: Woman of Steel Triathlon & Duathlon 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 12 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 transition area located in the adjoining baseball field north of the American Fork Fitness Center. 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: 12.75 miles

(Online map: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com?r=5423760)

The bike course consists of a two-loop course utilizing road shoulders and will be open to vehicle traffic. After you complete the first loop of the bike course, you will continue to do a second loop of the same course. 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: 2.9 miles

 (Online map: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5423772)

The run course consists of a single 2.9-mile loop course utilizing paved city streets and sidewalks in the same direction as the bike course. Please see map for details.

DUATHLON PARTICIPANTS

The distance for the Duathlon is 2 mile run, 12.7 mile bike, 2 mile run.  The bike is on the same course as the Triathlon.  The Run start is the same start time as the 5k, but is a shorter run loop.   Duathlon run course info will be available soon.

Additional Info

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

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 2014 medal:

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Who will be crowned as the 2015 Woman of Steel? This award will be given to an athlete nominated by you! We are looking for a superior woman who faces life’s difficult challenges and situations with a positive approach in all aspects of her life and has used physical fitness and training to help her overcome difficult circumstances. Her exemplary qualities define her as a role model and example to others.   

Be sure to submit your 2015 Woman of Steel nomination by May 10th to info@triutah.com

Body marking

You will be body marked on Saturday morning. Markings will include your bib # on your shoulders, and your age on your calf.

 Charity

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

Directions

From I-15 (North or Southbound), take Exit 278 (American Fork Main Street). At the off-ramp, head East towards American Fork (passing Target, Doug Smith Autoplex, etc.). Turn left (north) on Center Street. Go approximately 4 blocks to the American Fork Fitness Center at 454 North Center Street in American Fork, UT 84004.

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/Trash

Please remember we are guests of the American Fork community. 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

Parking is available on the city streets near the American Fork Fitness Center. Parking is encouraged at the Shelley Elementary School located at 500 North 100 West. Please be aware of designated “No parking” areas. Do not park in the Cemetery. Do not park on the street west of the fitness center. The Fitness Center parking lots will be CLOSED for your safety. Do not block driveways and make sure to leave a 3 foot radius around fire hydrants. VIOLATORS WILL BE TICKETED!! Please remember you are a guest and be respectful of the local community. We thank the residents of American Fork for hosting this great event!

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

Results will be posted TriUtah’s website and at http://www.milliseconds.com 

Safety/Medical

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

Timing

Electronic chip timing of the event will be provided by Milliseconds Sports Timing (http://www.milliseconds.com). 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.

USAT

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

If you have questions specific to your coverage, please email to sanction@usatriathlon.org or call 1-800-342-4371.

Water/Aid Stations

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

Questions?

Can’t find answers to what you are looking for?  Please email us at info@triutah.com!