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< The Father's Day Triathlon and Duathlon
June 16, 2013
Rancho Seco Park, Herald, CA
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Race Details

The 2nd Annual Father’s Day Triathlon/Duathlon features a 400 yd swim for the triathlon, or 2 mile run for the duathlon, then an 8 mile bike and 2 mile run to finish each race. The race venue with its scenic lake, spectator food, and close by parking is perfect for a full family event for Father’s Day. Each finisher will receive a custom made Father’s Day Triathlon and Duathlon Finishers medal. There are special Father-Son and Father-Daughter Relay Team Divisions for the Triathlon and Duathlon.

Father’s Day Triathlon Distance: Swim 400 yards – Bike 8 miles – Run 2 miles
Father’s Day Duathlon Distance: Run 2 miles – Bike 8 miles – Run 2 miles

Fees: Father’s Day Triathlon
Father’s Day Triathlon: $60 til December 1, 2012, $70 til May 13, 2013, $80 til race day, $90 on race day
Father’s Day Duathlon: $60 til December 1, 2012, $70 til May 13, 2013, $80 til race day, $90 on race day
Father’s Day Relay Teams: $90 til December 1, 2012, $110 til May 13, 2013, $120 til race day, $130 on race day

Start Time: Father’s Day Triathlon and Duathlon 8:00 am

Packet pick up:
Packets may be picked up race morning from 6:30 am to 7:45 am at the race site. The race will start promptly at 8:00 am. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time for entrance to the park, parking, transition set-up and warm-up. Your entry fee into the park is included in your Race entry fee.

Schedule of Events:
Sunday June 17
6:30 am Registration and Packet pick up open
6:30 am Transition area open
7:00 am Race announcements begin   
7:40 am Race information announcement for Father’s Day Triathlon/Duathlon
8:00 am Start of Father’s Day Triathlon There will be 4-6 waves, each 5 minutes apart.
8:00 am Start of Father’s Day Duathlon with one mass start.
10:30 am Start of Awards Ceremony.

Race Features

Wave Starts:
Wave one: Men 29 and under and Clydesdale athletes. 
Wave two: Men 30 - 39 
Wave three: Men 40+ and Relay Teams
Wave four: All Women, Athena athletes

Course Description:
Swim - The race starts from the beach in with a 400 yard mile swim from the beach area. The swim course will be a triangular course in Rancho Seco Lake marked by the large white triangular buoys. Water temperature should be approximately 68-74 degrees. Wetsuits are allowed. The swim will exit the lake and head up the beach and on a grassy path to the transition area located in the parking area.

Bike - The bike course is 8-miles. 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 Bike course will Not have an aid station. Water and electrolyte beverage, along with energy gels will be available in the transition area.

NEW Bike Course Map

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Run - The run course begins directly outside the transition area and is a 2 mile out-and-back course on fire roads and trails within the park. There will be two aid stations with water and electrolyte beverage, plus energy gels on the run course. One at the start of the run, and one at the turn-around point on the run course. ALL athletes must wear their race number on the front of their body during the run and have it when crossing the finish line.
NEW Run Course Map

Transition Area - 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. 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. Glass or bottles are not allowed in the transition area.

Aid Stations:
Aid stations will be located in the transition area and at mile one and two on the run course, serving cold water, energy gels, and electrolyte beverage.

Each finisher in the Triathlon and Duathlon will receive a custom made Father’s Day Triathlon and Duathlon Finishers medal. First place Overall Male and Female in the Father’s Day Triathlon and Duathlon will receive Overall Champion Awards. There will be awards five deep in each ten-year age group, and for Clydesdale and Athena divisions for the Father’s Day Triathlon. There will be awards three deep in each ten-year age group for the Duathlon. Relay Team awards will be for the Top three teams in each Division of Father-Son and Father-Daughter only.

Expected water temperature for Rancho Seco Park Lake will be 72-76 degrees. Wetsuits are optional. Swim fins and snorkels are not allowed. Helmets must be worn and buckled on the bike at all times. Run numbers must be worn on the run and when crossing the finish line. Listening devices of any kind: MP3, IPod, headphones, etc.. are not allowed.

Race Extras

Competitor Goodies:
Included for each competitor is a Father’s Day Triathlon/Duathlon custom tech-tee race shirt, XTERRA swim cap, athlete goody bag with CLIF Bar, Emerald Nuts and other product samples.

Post Race Athlete Food:
Included for each competitor is a post race meal of hot pasta with meat and vegetarian protein options, salad, fruit, cookies and beverage.

Sports Expo:
The post race sports expo will have vendors such as Total Body Fitness, TRI Addicts, Fleet Feet Sports, and Kinetic Cycles.

Athlete Massage:
Free post race athlete massage will be provided courtesy of National Holistic Institute of Sacramento and Bryan College.

Training and Coaching:
TBF Training provides group workouts and coaching for the sport of Triathlon along with individual Multi-Sport Coaching and Personal Training.

TBF Racing always needs volunteers to help keep our events organized, safe, and fun. If you or a friend would like to volunteer, please email Teri@totalbodyfitness.com or read more information about our Race for Free Athlete Volunteer program

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Refunds and Transfers:
TBF Racing has a No Refund policy on all of our events. A Refund requested prior to race week will be given a TBF Race credit for the amount of the entry fee minus $25 processing fee. Credits will not be given during race week. Transfers will be allowed from one TBF Racing event to another within a one-year time frame. There will be a $25 transfer fee. Transfers will not be allowed during race week.

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