TBF Racing Events
The Dignity Health Women’s TRIATHLON Festival
September 7, 2013
Rancho Seco Park, Herald, CA
The Dignity Health Women's Triathlon Festival is back for its 10th year Full Day of Races! There are FOUR Women's Only Multi-Sport Events: The Women’s Triathlon and Duathlon, plus the Super Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon. Each athlete registered for the Women’s Triathlon Festival will receive a custom tech tee race shirt, an athlete goody bag, swim cap, post race meal and custom Finisher Medal.
About Dignity Health
Dignity Health operates eight hospitals in the Greater Sacramento – San Joaquin Service Area - Mercy General Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Folsom, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Methodist Hospital of Sacramento, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Woodland Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton and Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Hospital; Mercy Home Health, Hospice & Lifeline; as well as Dignity Health Medical Foundation, which includes Mercy Medical Group, Woodland Clinic Medical Group and Mercy Imaging Centers. Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. In 2012, Dignity Health provided $1.6 billion in charitable care and services. For more information, go to mercysacramento.org.
Dignity Health Women's Triathlon Distance: Swim .5 miles – Bike 20 miles – Run 4 miles
Dignity Health Women's Duathlon Distance: Run 2 miles – Bike 20 miles – Run 4 miles
Super Sprint Tri Distance: Swim 200 yards – Bike 4 miles – Run 1 mile
Super Sprint Duathlon Distance: Run 1 mile – Bike 4 miles – Run 1 mile
Fees: Dignity Health Women’s Triathlon: $60 til December 1, 2012, $70 til May 20, 2013,$80 til race day, $90 on race day
Dignity Health Women’s Duathlon: $60 til December 1, 2012, $70 til August 12, 2013,$70 til race day, $80 on race day
Triathlon Relay Team: $90 til December 1, 2012, $100 til May 20, 2013, $120 til race day
Duathlon Relay Team: $70 til December 1, 2012, $80 til May 20, 2013, $100 til race day
Dignity Health Women’s Super Sprint Triathlon: $50 til December 1, 2012, $60 til May 20, 2013, $70 til race day
Dignity Health Women’s Super Sprint Duathlon: $50 til December 1, 2012, $60 til May 20, 2013, $70 til race day
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Start Times: Super Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon 7:30 am | Triathlon/Duathlon 8:30 am
Packet pick up:
Packets will be available on Friday September 6th at Fleet Feet Sports in Sacramento (2311 J Street) from 10 am to 6 pm. Packets will also be available race morning from 6:30 am until 8:30 am at the race site 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:
Saturday September 7 2013
6:00 am Transition area opens
6:00 am Registration opens
7:00 am Race announcements begin
7:30 am Super Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon Start
8:30 am Triathlon/Duathlon Start
9:00 am Start of Awards Ceremony for Super Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon
10:30 am Start of Awards Ceremony for Triathlon/Duathlon.
The Dignity HealthWomen’s Triathlon Festival Events:
Super Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon will start at 7:30 am. There will be two waves for the Triathlon each 5 minutes apart. There will be one mass start for the Duathlon.
7:30 am Wave one: Women 39 and under
7:35 am Wave two: Women 40 and over
The Triathlon will start at 8:30 am with five waves, each 5 minutes apart. There will be one mass start for the Duathlon.
8:30 am Wave one: Women 29 and under
8:35 am Wave two: Women 30 - 34
8:40 am Wave three: Women 35 - 39
8:45 am Wave four: Women 40 - 44
8:50 am Wave five: Women 45+, Athena athletes, and Relay Teams
Swim Courses - The race starts from the beach in with a .5 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 70 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 Courses - The bike course for the Triathlon/Duathlon is a 20 mile out-and-back course from Rancho Seco Park on Twin Cities Road. The course will be patrolled by CHP and will allow passing. Please ride safely at all times. 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.
Bike course map
The Super Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon bike course will be 4 miles and completely contained with the Rancho Seco Park on roads closed to traffic. Please ride carefully and observe the speed bumps in the park.
Run Courses - The first run for the Duathlon starts at the end of the transition area and runs out and back for 2 miles on the same course as the second run. The Triathlon/Duathlon 4-mile run course exits from the transition area and runs around part of the lake on dirt trails. There will be three aid stations on the 4- mile run course.
The Super Sprint Tri 1 mile run course will exit transition area and have an aid station before turning at a half-mile and returning to the finish line.
ALL athletes must wear their race number on the front of their body during the run and have it when crossing the finish line. 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 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.
First place Overall Female in the Triathlon will receive an Overall Champion Award. There will be awards five deep in each five-year age group for the Triathlon. Relay Team awards will be three deep.
First place Overall Female in the Duathlon will receive an Overall Champion Award. There will be awards three deep in each ten-year age group for the Duathlon. Relay Team awards will be for first place only.
First place Overall Female in the Super Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon each will receive an Overall Champion Award. There will be awards three deep in each ten-year age group for the Super Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon.
Expected water temperature for Rancho Seco Park Lake will be 72-76 degrees. Wetsuits are allowed. 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.
Presented to each competitor as they cross the Finish Line at all of the Dignity Health Women's Triathlon Festival events will be a custom Dignity Health Women's Triathlon Festival Finisher Medal.
Each athlete entered in one of the Dignity Health Women’s Triathlon Festival events will receive a custom tech tee race shirt. post race hot meal, athlete goody bag, and a custom Women’s Triathlon Festival Finisher Medal. Also included are free massage, free coffee, and free parking.
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, LUNA Bar, Starbucks, US Cryotherapy, HealthSource Chiropractic, Active Life Chiropractic, FLUID recovery drink, Bicycles Plus, Fleet Feet Sports, and Tri Sports Jewelry.
Free post race athlete massage will be provided courtesy of National Holistic Institute of Sacramento and Bryan College Massage Clinic 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
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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