Luna Triathlon – There will be 5-year age groups beginning with 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc. and ending with 70+ female individuals. There will also be an Athena Division for athletes over 150lbs.
Luna Duathlon – there will be 10-year age groups beginning with 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and ending with 70+ for female individuals.
Super Sprint Women’s Triathlon and Duathlon will have 10- year age groups beginning with 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and ending with 70+ for female individuals.
First place Overall Female in the Luna Triathlon will receive Overall Champion Awards. There will be awards five deep in each five-year age group for the Luna Triathlon. Relay Teams awards will be three deep.
First place Overall Female in the Luna Duathlon will receive Overall Champion Awards. There will be awards three deep in each ten-year age group for the TRI Luna Duathlon. Relay Teams awards will be for first place only.
First place Overall Female in the Super Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon will receive Overall Champion Awards. There will be awards three deep in each ten-year age group for the Super Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon.
The 1/2 mile swim will be marked with large orange buoys, easy to see in the lake while swimming, and be patrolled by the TBF Water Safety team in kayaks. The water temperature will be in mid 70’s.
The 200 yard swim course for the Super Sprint Triathlon will be marked with large buoys and monitored by our TBF Water Safety team in kayaks.
The 20 mile bike course for the Luna Triathlon and Duathlon is an out-and-back course from Rancho Seco Park on Twin Cities Road. The course will be patrolled by CHP and will allow passing. You will exit the transition area and then mount your bike. From there you will exit the park and make a right hand turn on Hwy 104, making a U-turn at the turn around point and returning to the park. Please be careful while on the road. Riders must stay to the right at all times! Riders must not draft other riders: You must maintain at least THREE bike lengths at all times behind the rider in front of you, and you MUST ride single file while on the Highway. Passing is allowed in a timely manner when it is safe to do so. After passing return to the right side of the road and continue to ride safely. Failure to do so will result in a drafting penalty or disqualification. Crossing the centerline at ANY time will also result in disqualification. Proceed to the turn around on Hwy 104 and return to the park. Traffic has the right-of-way on the road so ride CAREFULLY.
The 4 mile bike course for the Super Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon will be a four-mile course on the roads inside the park at Rancho Seco. The course will be closed to traffic and monitored for safety.
The 4-mile and the 1-mile run courses exit from the transition area and runs around part of the lake on dirt trails. There will be three aid stations on the longer run course, and one on the shorter run course, that will be stocked with water, Clif Electrolyte Beverage, and Clif Shot Energy gels. The finish is back at the start area at the Beach.
The Transition area will be on a first-come basis, with the exception of Reserved Bike Racks for TRI Clubs. The transition area at all TBF Racing events is for athletes only. All non-athletes must remain outside of the transition area at all times on race day. Athletes may choose their transition spot from any of the non-reserved racks – reserved racks will be marked for Tri Clubs. Glass or bottles are not allowed in the transition area.
There will be special bike racks designated as TRI for KIDS only in the transition area. These bike racks will be shorter in length to accommodate the smaller athletes and bikes.
Bodymarking and Race Numbers
Bodymarking will be take place at the entrance to the transition area and must be completed before you enter the transition area. Athletes will have their race number marked on their legs and arms and have their age division on their calf.
Bike numbers must be attached and be visible on your bike at all times during the ride. Run numbers must be worn on your front when crossing the finish line.
Rules and Regulations
Swim Course – The wave start times and the age groups in each wave will be posted at Registration and the start area on Saturday morning.
Bike Course – ALL athletes MUST wear a helmet the entire time while riding their bikes. Failure to have your helmet on or buckled at any time on the bike will result in DISQUALIFICATION. This includes while riding your bike in or out of the transition area during warm-up and cool down.
Safety is our and your first concern, be aware of all traffic and cyclists while riding. Upon re-entering the park proceed to the transition area. There will be DISMOUNT line where all cyclists must dismount their bike before entering the transition area. Please re-rack your bicycle in the SAME spot and proceed on to the run.
ALL athletes are required to wear an ANSI approved bicycle helmet during the entire bike course. Athletes will NOT be allowed to proceed on the bike course without a helmet. The helmet must be securely fastened the entire time you are on your bike. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.
Run Course – Run numbers must be worn on the run and when crossing the finish line.General rules – Numbers must be placed on your bike and worn on the run. Drafting is not allowed on the bike course. Riding your bike WILL be allowed in the transition area. No glass will be allowed in the transition area.
Use of headphones or other listening devices during ALL portions of the race ARE NOT ALLOWED.