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< The Rancho Seco International Triathlon
June 15, 2013
Rancho Seco Park, Herald, CA
A USAT sanctioned event
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Race Details

The Rancho Seco International Triathlon is USAT Sanctioned for 2013 and has a 1.5 k swim - 40 k bike - 10 k run. Included with each entry is a custom race tech-tee shirt, plus athlete goody bag, division awards, post race hot food, raffle prizes, and free parking.

There will be an Aqua Bike option available this year with the Rancho Seco International Triathlon.

The Rancho Seco International Triathlon will be USAT Sanctioned for 2013, requiring holding of an annual membership card with USAT or the purchase of a $12 one-day license with USAT on race day.

Rancho Seco International Triathlon Distance: Swim .93 miles (1.5k) – Bike 24.8 miles (40k) – Run 6.2 miles (10k)
Rancho Seco Aqua Bike Distance: 1.5km swim - 40 km Bike 40 kilometers

Rancho Seco International Triathlon: $80 til December 1, 2012, $90 til May 13, 2013, $100 til race day, $110 on race day

Athletes 18 and under: $65 til December 1, 2012, $75 til May 13, 2013, $90 til race day, $100 on race day
Relay Teams: $100 til December 1, 2012, $120 til May 13, 2013, $140 til race day

Rancho Seco Aqua Bike: $50 til December 1, 2012, $60 til May 20, 2013, $70 til race day, $80 on race day

Start Time: Rancho Seco International Triathlon 8:00 am
Packet pick up: Race morning at race venue from 6:30 til 8 am.

Schedule of Events:
Saturday June 15
6:30 am Registration and Packet pick up open
6:30 am Transition area open
7:00 am Race announcements begin
8:00 am Start of The Rancho Seco International Triathlon
11:30 am Start of Awards Ceremony

Race Features

The Rancho Seco International Triathlon will be USAT Sanctioned for 2013, requiring holding of an annual membership card with USAT or the purchase of a $12 one-day license with USAT on race day.

NEW course maps:
Bike course (PDF)
Run course (PDF)

Wave Starts:
Wave 1 at 8:00 am: Men 34 and under
Wave 2 at 8:05 am: Men 35 to 44
Wave 3 at 8:10 am: Men 45+ and Clydesdale Athletes
Wave 4 at 8:15 am: Women 29 and under and Athena Athletes
Wave 5 at 8:20 am: Women 30 to 39
Wave 6 at 8:25 am: Women 40+ and all Relay Teams and Aqua Bike

Course Description:
Swim - The race starts from the beach in with a 1.5 kilometer or .93 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.

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Bike - The 40 kilometer or 24.8 mile bike course will begin after you 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 (PDF)

Run - The run course begins directly outside the transition area and is a 10-kilometer or 6.2 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 mile 1.5, and one at the turn-around point: mile 3.1 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.Run course (PDF)

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.

First place overall male and female in the Rancho Seco International Triathlon will receive Overall Champion Awards. There will be awards five deep in each five-year age group for the Rancho Seco International Triathlon. Relay Team awards will be for the Top three teams in each Division of M, Female and Coed.

Expected water temperature for Rancho Seco Park Lake will be 68-74 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.

Race Extras

Competitor Goodies:
Included for each competitor is a Rancho Seco International Triathlontech-tee race shirt, 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, 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

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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