2017 Race Day Itinerary
Friday August 11th:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm: contestant package pickup at the Elkwater Triathlon Headquarters, in the old Interpretive centre directly south across the field from the main boat dock in Elkwater.
Saturday August 12th:
6:30 am to 8:00 am: contestant package pickup at the Elkwater Triathlon Headquarters, in the old Interpretive centre directly south across the field from the main boat dock in Elkwater.
6:30 am: transition zone will open for bike and gear drop off. The transition zone is the main boat launch parking lot. This area will be manned this year for security purposes from 6:30 am to 1 hour after the BBQ windup (about 12:30). You will need to drop off and pick up your bike and gear yourself as no one else will be allowed in the transition zone.
6:30 am to 7:45 am: MANDATORY Registration, body marking, waiver sign-off and late race package pickup at the race headquarters.
ALL CONTESTANTS MUST CHECK-IN SATURDAY MORNING FOR BODY MARKING AND ATTENDANCE
8:00 am SHARP to 8:15: MANDATORY contestant meeting and reading of the rules on the main beach. Please be prepared at this point for GO time as you will have 15 minutes until shotgun start of the swim off the same beach.
8:30 am: shotgun start off the main beach for the 2017 ELKWATER MILEHIGH TRI.
10:30: The 1st athletes will be crossing the finish line.
12:00 ish: The last group crossing finish line.
12:30: Free volunteer and contestant BBQ at the main headquarters including the prize awards.
1:00 pm: bike pickup out of the transition zone (please pick up bike and gear as soon as possible after you are done race as we have too clear main parking lot of our transition fencing so it can revert back to public usage).
2017 Race Course Description
The 2017 Milehigh Tri Rules
1. Have fun and be safe!!!
2. Respect each other . . . this is a fun race!!!
3. Respect the Park (no smoking or garbage)
4. TEAMS: the swimmer will “tag” the biker in the transition zone at the bike rack; When the biker returns he/she will tag out the runner at bike rack and exit at designated transition area.
5. Bikers will not touch the bike until a helmet is securely fastened to your noggin, we also highly recommend eye protection as this is an off road bike. You will follow volunteer instructions and walk/run your bike out of the transition zone to mount line. Upon return to the transition area you will follow instructions and dismount your bike immediately prior to the transition zone and walk/run your bike back to your place on the rack.
6. Passing Rule: the passer will call the pass at 3 meters and will pass on the left; if there is no opportunity for the passee to pull over while riding then he/she will pull hard right, put their feet on the ground while a pass occurs.
7. While riding on public road, paths or into congested areas please respect the rights of pedestrians, campers and hikers as this is their park too . . . keep your head up and eye on the ball.
THINGS TO NOTE:
1. If you are nervous or a first timer for the open water swim and would like our volunteers to watch you a bit closer; please tell us at check-in and we will give you a different coloured swim cap to wear so we can easily identify you in the water. If you are not quite secure with the 500 metre open water swim; let us know and we can give you a zero time on the swim portion and release you on the bike portion after the first group of bikers has cleared the transition zone. (of course this would eliminate you from any timed prizes . . . but hey; it’s all about having fun and being safe . . . so let’s be real)
2. Strippers will be in place between the beach and transition zone to assist you with your wetsuit should you require that. Just flag one of the girls down and they’ll get that suit off ya’ before you can say “thanks for that”.
3. HUG A VOLUNTEER
4. RECOGNIZE and THANK a SPONSOR
5. Water and energy drink stations will be located near the transition zone, east and west end of the run section and the top of Horseshoe Canyon (5 km into bike) and the top of Water Tower trail (16 km into bike) and at the finish line. We will also have medic and volunteer stations at all critical points along the race route as well as full traffic control.
6. Have a great race and remember the motto around here is First: finish the race safe, Second: give it YOUR 100% and Third; take a deep breath of the fresh Cypress Hills air and really enjoy the day!