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The 16th Annual Granite Bay Triathlon
Triathlon Club Championship
August 24, 2013
The 16th Annual Granite Bay Triathlon will be the Triathlon Club Championship, brought to you by CLIF Bar. Triathlon Clubs can compete for Overall Champions and Fastest Team. Teams will receive one point for each finisher in the Granite Bay Triathlon, plus podium points of 5 points for 1st, 4 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd, 2 for 4th and 1 for 5th place in each age group with the First Place Overall Champion Team with the most points will receive $500 plus a Champion Trophy and CLIF Bar prize package. Second place overall will receive $300 plus a runner-up trophy and CLIF Bar prize package and third place overall will get $200 and a CLIF Bar prize package. The Fastest Team, with only the top five male and female finishers counting their podium points, will receive Ten Free Entries into the 2014 Granite Bay Triathlon and a CLIF Bar prize package.
Granite Bay Triathlon Distance: Swim .75 miles – Bike 13 miles – Run 5 miles
Granite Bay Triathlon Course Map
Granite Bay Triathlon: $60 til December 1, 2012, $70 til July 22, 2013, $80 til race day, $90 on race day
Athletes 18 and under: $50 til December 1, 2012, $60 til July 22, 2013, $70 til race day, $80 on race day
Relay Teams: $90 til December 1, 2012, $110 til July 8, 2013, $130 til race day.
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Start Times: Granite Bay Triathlon - 9:00am
Packet pick up: Race morning at race venue from 7:00am til 9:00am.
Schedule of Events:
Saturday August 24, 2013
6:30 Transition area open
7:00 Registration and Packet pick up open
7:30 Race announcements begin
9:00 Start of Granite Bay Triathlon Championship Division
11:30 Start of Awards Ceremony
TRIATHLON CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP:
The Granite Bay Triathlon has long been called the ‘Toughest Sprint Triathlon in California’ because of the long swim, long run after-swim, tricky bike course and challenging run course. TBF Racing and CLIF Bar are proud to host the Triathlon Club Championship race again this year.
Tri Clubs and Tri Teams can enter the Triathlon Club Championship Overall and Fastest Team competitions with a minimum of 10 triathletes. Each team will receive one point for each finisher in the Granite Bay Triathlon, plus podium points of 5 points for 1st, 4 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd, 2 for 4th and 1 for 5th place in each age group in the competition for the Overall Champion. The team with the most points will receive $500 plus a Champion Trophy and CLIF Bar prize package. Second place overall will receive $300 plus a runner-up trophy and CLIF Bar prize package and third place overall will get $200 and a CLIF Bar prize package. The Fastest Team, determined by counting the podium points of the top five male and female finishers for each team, will receive Ten Free Entries into the 2014 Granite Bay Triathlon and a CLIF Bar prize package.
Individual sport primes will be awarded for the fastest swim split, bike split and run split of the 16th Annual Granite Bay Triathlon. The fastest swim split of the day will receive an XTERRA Wetsuit. The fastest bike split of the day (including transition time) will receive a Specialized saddle. The fastest run split of the day will receive a pair of Run Shoes from Fleet Feet Sports.
Granite Bay Triathlon Course Map
The wave start times and the age groups in each wave will be posted at Registration and the start area on race morning.
Swim - The race starts from the Granite Beach in Folsom Lake with a .75 mile swim from the beach area. The swim course will be a triangular course marked by the large white triangular buoys. Water temperature should be approximately 56 degrees. Wetsuits are recommended. 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.The SUP Division will complete two-laps on the .75 mile swim course.
Bike - The 13-mile bike course is a TWO-LAP course located entirely within the park on roads closed to traffic. The bike course is windy and has several sharp small hills and tight turns. It is STRONGLY recommended that you ride the course ahead of time. Caution is advised on several of the turns as they wind through the hills and oak trees that surround Folsom Lake. After the second loop you will return into the transition area. Course maps will be available on race morning at Registration. The Bike course will Not have an aid station. Water and electrolyte beverage, along with eEnergy gels will be available in the transition area.
Run - The 5-mile run course leaves transition and runs on single-track trails along the lake back towards Beal’s Point. The out and back course has 3 aid stations that will be stocked with water, electrolyte beverage, and energy gels. The finish is back at the start area at the Granite Beach. 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 will be located in the transition area and at miles 1, 2.5 and 3 on the run course, serving cold water, CLIF Gel Shots, and Electrolyte beverage.
View the Granite Bay Triathlon Course Map
First place Overall Male and Female in the 16th Annual Granite Bay Triathlon will receive Overall Champion Awards. There will be awards five deep in each five-year age group for the Granite Bay Triathlon.
Expected water temperature for Folsom Lake 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.
Included for each competitor is a 16th Annual Granite Bay Triathlon custom tech-tee race shirt, a swim cap, and 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.
The post race sports expo will have vendors such as Total Body Fitness, Fleet Feet Sports, and Kinetic Cycles.
Free post race athlete massage will be provided courtesy of National Holistic Institute of Sacramento and Bryan College.
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.
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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