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The Golden State Triathlon and Super Sprint Triathlon
October 13, 2013
Discovery Park, Sacramento CA

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Race Details
The Golden State Triathlon is California's Only Criterium Style Sprint Triathlon with a Draft Legal Three-loop bike course and a Post race party with beer garden. There is also a Multi-Sport expo and Awards Five-deep in each age group, plus the Super Sprint Triathlon starting at 8 am.

Golden State Triathlon Distance: Swim .5 miles – Bike 15 miles – Run 3 miles
Super Sprint Triathlon Distance: Swim 200 yards – Bike 5 miles – Run 1 mile 

Sign up for the
Golden State Triathlon Class with TBF Training.                      

Golden State Triathlon: $70 til December 1, 2012, $80 til August 12, 2013 $90 til race day, $100 on race day
Relay Teams: $100 til December 1, 2012, $110 til February 1, 2013, $130 til race day, $150 on race day

Super Sprint Golden State Triathlon $50 until December 1, 2012, $60 til August 12, 2013 $70 til race day, $80 on race day

Start Times: Sprint Triathlon 8 am, Golden State Triathlon 9 am

Packet pickup:
Packets will be available the day before the event at Fleet Feet Sports in Sacramento from 10 am to 6 pm. Fleet Feet Sports is located at 2311 J Street, (916) 442-3338. Packets will also be available race morning from 6:30 am until 9 am at the race site

Schedule of Events:
Sunday October 13, 2013
6:30 am Transition area and Registration open
7:30 am Race announcements begin
8:00 am Super Sprint Triathlon Start
9:00 am Start of The Golden State Triathlon
Wave 1 at 9:00 am: Men 34 and under
Wave 2 at 9:05 am: Men 35 to 44
Wave 3 at 9:10 am: Men 45+ and Clydesdale Athletes
Wave 4 at 9:15 am: Women 29 and under and Athena Athletes
Wave 5 at 9:20 am: Women 30 to 39
Wave 6 at 9:25 am: Women 40+ and all Relay Teams
10:00 am Start of Awards Ceremony for Super Sprint Triathlon
11:00 am Start of Awards Ceremony for Golden State Triathlon

Race Features

Start waves will be determined based on race attendance and athlete safety. Please check with registration on race morning to confirm your exact start time.

Course Description:
Swim - The race starts from the beach in Discovery Park, across the bridge from the Transition area, finish line and athlete parking. The swim will be a half-mile in the American River, starting upstream and ending downstream on the opposite side of the American River. There is a sand staircase up the riverbank to the transition area.

The Super Sprint swim will go directly across the river to the opposite bank and exit in the same location as the Golden State Triathlon.

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Bike - The 15 mile three-loop bike course is draft-legal and runs on closed local roads. Athletes are responsible for counting their own bike laps to insure they finish all three laps. Athletes not completing all three bike laps will be disqualified.  The Bike course will Not have an aid station. Water and Electrolyte Beverage, along with energy gels will be available in the transition area.

Athletes competing in the Super Sprint Triathlon will complete only one lap and return to the Transition area.

- Both the 1-mile and the 3-mile run courses are fast out and back courses along the beautiful American River Parkway. There will be aid stations at the start of the run and at mile one. ALL athletes must wear their race number on the front of their body during the run and have it when crossing the finish line.

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 1 on the run course, serving cold water, gels, and electrolyte beverage.

Course Maps: Swim course map | Bike course map | Run course map

First place Overall Male and Female in the Golden State Triathlon will receive Overall Champion Awards. There will be awards five deep in each five-year age group for the Golden State Triathlon. Relay Teams awards will be for the top three in each division of M, Female, and Coed Teams.

First place Overall M and Female in the Super Sprint Triathlon will receive Overall Champion Awards. There will be awards three deep in each ten-year age group for the Super Sprint Triathlon.

Expected water temperature for the American River will be 54-58 degrees. Wetsuits are recommended. 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 competitor in both races is a Golden State Triathlon SweatVac tech-tee race shirt, swim cap, and an athlete goody bag with CLIF Bar and Emerald Nuts product samples.

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

Sports Expo:
The post race sports expo will have vendors such as Total Body Fitness, 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 Massage Clinic.

TRI Clubs:
If you are a member of a Triathlon Club that has 10 or more athletes racing with TBF Racing we can provide Reserved bike racks in the transition area for your club, have your club set up a tent in the expo/athlete area, and hang your banners at the event. To take advantage of this program, TRI Clubs must send the list of 10 or more pre-registered athletes to Bill@totalbodyfitness.com 7-10 days prior to the race.

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Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza:
300 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Use the following room reservation link: room rate $99
Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza ~ Golden State Triathlon & Super Sprint Triathlon

Courtyard Sacramento Airport Natomas
2101 River Plaza Drive
Sacramento, California, 95814
Sacramento, CA, 95833-3877
Please call (916) 922-1100 or 1 (800) 321-2211 and reference Group Code Total Body Fitness.
Room rates $79-King and $89 Queen/Queen.


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.

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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