Welcome to the triathlon with the fastest bike splits!! The East Canyon Triathlon offers up beautiful swim, bike and run courses in the clean mountain air of Morgan Valley! With a fast and fun downhill bike course, you don't want to miss this one!
RACE DAY: August 20, 2022
T1 at Swim Start Opens.
Bike Check-In. East Canyon North Marina
T2 Opens at Riverside Park in Morgan City. This is where you will drop all your run gear.
Race Day Packet Pick-up, Body Marking & Chip pick-up at Riverside Park.
Please do your best to attend packet pickup on Thursday or Friday. Please plan on arriving early to avoid lines.
*USAT REQUIRES that you must show photo ID at packet pick-up and your USAT membership card (if you have one).
You may NOT have someone else pick up your packet for you. We love you, but USAT wins on this one. If you forget yours in the car, you will need to go back and get it.
5:30am: Shuttles to Race Start (You will catch the shuttle in Morgan City at the finish line area in Riverside Park). The last shuttle will leave at 7:00am SHARP. Bikes are NOT allowed on the shuttles.
TIMING CHIP & BODY MARKING- Your Timing Chip and Body Marking is only available at Riverside Park in Morgan. on Race day. Even if you are not riding the bus, you still need to receive your timing chip and body marking Saturday Morning at Riverside Park.
LETS GET THE PARTY STARTED:
5:30-7:00am - shuttles leave Riverside Park for East Canyon Marina
7:00am: Last Shuttle leaves T2 in Morgan City
7:00am: T2 closes
8:00am: Olympic race starts
8:30am: Sprint race start
9:00am: Last Shuttle Leaves East Canyon to Morgan City
10:30am: Sprint awards ceremony
11:00am: Olympic awards ceremony
HERE'S OUR RECOMMENDATION FOR A SMOOTH DAY AT EAST CANYON:
IF this schedule does not fit your schedule, please review the schedules for start times and packet pickup times to work out your schedule. Thank you!
NOTE: Regardless of the race distance you are participating in. The last shuttle will leave Riverside Park at 7am.
THREE OPTIONS FOR PACKET PICK-UP
THURSDAY, August 18th - 5:30-7:30pm
WASATCH RUNNING CENTER
9000 S. State Street, Sandy, UT
*please do not call Wasatch Running to ask if you can pick-up your packet early.
FRIDAY, August 19th 5-8pm
EAST CANYON MARINA
East Canyon State Park
UT hwy 66, Morgan, UT
SATURDAY August 20th 5am-7am
195 E. 125 N. Morgan, UT
Note: Last shuttle leaves at 7am sharp.
PLEASE remember that USA Triathlon REQUIRES that you must show photo ID at packet pickup and your USAT membership card (if you have one).
The East Canyon Triathlon is a point-to-point race with two distance options: Sprint and Intermediate (Olympic).
750 meter swim (one lap)
14 mile bike
3.1 mile run (5k)
INTERMEDIATE (olympic) DISTANCE
1500 meter swim (2 laps)
25 mile bike
6.2 mile run (10k)
KNOW THE COURSE!
Point to Point races are a blast, but do require some attention. The bike course specifically has technical climbs and descents requiring attention. Study the maps, know the course, and you'll have a great day! Below is a link with detailed map of the race course.
Each athlete will be provided a gear bag. You can also use your own gear bag. Please make sure it is marked with your name and contact information.
YOU MUST mark your bag with your number and place ALL of your swim gear (including your wetsuit) in the bag before leaving T1 on the bike. If your gear bag is not marked, or if you left something out of the bag (like a $600 wetsuit), we will have no idea who’s it is and it will be set-aside at T2. Per USAT rules, you also risk a 2 minute penalty if you do not place all items in your T1 gear bag. DO NOT LEAVE valuable items such as phones, keys, etc. in your gear bag. Because space is limited in T1 and in the transportation vehicles, we will not shuttle down items that were not a necessity for your race (lawn chairs, buckets, etc). If you bring your own bike pump, be sure your name is on it, or you risk losing it.
TriUtah staff and volunteers will transport all the bags to T2 for you.
THE "Zone3 Wetsuit" SWIM
The expected water temp in August is between 64-72º.
At the swim start, please look for the signs for average swim paces per 100 yards and seed yourself according to your swimming ability. From here we will be conducting a rolling start. What does this mean? We will funnel athletes through a chute, approximately 10 feet wide, into the water. Once you cross the timing mat, your race time starts.
Why the rolling start? If everyone seeds themselves correctly, it’s safer, reduces congestion, and athletes can start together with friends and family members regardless of age/gender. Plus it provides natural "social distancing" as the race begins.
Swimmers will enjoy an open water swim start and will head northeast in a rectangular, counter-clockwise manner and will exit the water to T1 (1 loop for sprint distance, 2 loops for Intermediate(olympic) distance)
If you find yourself in need of support while in the water, simply wave your hand/ arms or swim to the nearest support team member. You may hold on to any support vessel without penalty as long as there is no forward movement.
You will be provided a swim cap which must be worn during the swim.
The bike course is fast! Use caution and stay in control at all times.
Sprint distance cyclists will head left out of the marina, downhill towards Morgan City and T2. Be careful of the first few turns. They are tight and steep, and yes, we've seen accidents on this course. Historic "Botts Bend" is named after Brian Botts, a local favorite athlete who crashed so hard, he dented the steel barriers on the side of the road. So, PLEASE... be careful. 'nuff said.
The Olympic cyclists will exit the marina by turning right and will climb and descend a small, steep, winding hill before going south toward the East Canyon Resort for 6 miles, where they’ll make a U-turn and head back passing the Marina, and speed downhill for 12 miles into Morgan City. Both Sprint and Intermediate (olympic) distance races will travel along the same route and finish at Riverside Park to T2.
CAUTION: The first few turns heading downhill toward Morgan are STEEP and TIGHT. Be careful! We recommend driving the course before race day, to better know the route.
NOTE: There are NO aid stations on the bike course. Please have at least 2 bottles of water on your bike before heading out.
Both the Sprint and Intermediate run courses are out and back. Athletes will run along the beautiful Weber River and local streets that are monitored by volunteers and police.
The run is slightly uphill for the first half, before turning around and heading on a gradual downhill on the second half. Athletes run the perimeter of Riverside Park, where the shaded, grassy finish-line awaits.
Aid stations will be at every mile. Each aid station will have water, electrolyte replacement, high fives and music.
If you did not East Canyon in 2021, please take note that the run course is updated and back to it's original route (due to new land ownership on the previous route) this year and is different than in 2019.
Overall and Age-Group awards will be presented at 10:30am for the Sprint distance and 11:00am for the Intermediate (olympic) distance.
BELOW IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW! Read It...Know It...Love it!
EAST CANYON MARINA IS HOME TO THE FOLLOWING:
1. Swim Start
2. Transition Area 1 (T1)
3. Friday night packet pick-up and bike drop-off
4. Race day packet pick-up, body marking, and chip pick-up
MORGAN CITY IS HOME TO THE FOLLOWING:
1. Event Parking - Parking is at Morgan High School. NO STREET PARKING. Your car WILL get ticketed if you park on the streets
2. Timing Chip pick-up and body Marking & Swim Cap Pickup (swim caps are stuck in customs, ugh!
There will NOT be chips available for pickup at East Canyon Reservoir.
3. Shuttle Pickup - on the street entrance of Riverside Park. PLEASE WEAR A MASK ON THE SHUTTLE.
3. Transition Area 2 (T2) - (drop your run gear in your assigned T2 spot Saturday morning before boarding the bus)
We have been asked by the Morgan County Heath Department to request face coverings be worn on the shuttle busses, at packet-pickup, and in transition (pre-race). Please help us maintain our good standing with the health department by adhering to this request. Thank you!!!
SPLIT TRANSITION AND GEAR BAGS:
It's worth repeating the info about transitions and gear bags!
This is a two transition event! You have the option t o drop off your bike Friday night between 6-8pm at T1. If you do drop your bike on Friday, you will ride the shuttle from Riverside Park to the race start at East Canyon Marina on the morning of the race, starting at 5:30am.
(BIKES ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE SHUTTLE)
If you do NOT drop your bike on Friday, you may have someone drop you off with your bike at T1 on race morning at East Canyon Marina. Don't forget to drop your run gear off at T2 before catching the shuttle or driving up to T1/swim start!
See "Course info and Maps" section for important Information regarding Gear Bags. Each athlete will be provided a gear bag. YOU MUST mark your bag with your number and place ALL of your swim gear (including your wetsuit) in the bag before leaving T1 on the bike. If your gear bag is not marked, or if you left something out of the bag (like a $600 wetsuit), we will have no idea who’s it is and it will be set-aside at T2. Per USAT rules, you also risk a 2 minute penalty if you do not place all items in your T1 gear bag. DO NOT LEAVE valuable items such as phones, keys, etc. in your gear bag. Because space is limited in T1 and in the transportation vehicles, we will not shuttle down items that were not a necessity for your race (lawn chairs, buckets, etc). If you bring your own bike pump, be sure your name is on it, or you risk losing it.
IF YOU FEEL THE PROVIDED BAG IS TOO SMALL.... Feel free to use your own personal bag, but PLEASE mark it with your name and number.
TIMING CHIPS & BODY MARKING
Timing Chip pickup and body marking will take place on race morning in Riverside Park. Please plan on arriving early to pickup your timing chip, and get your hand, shoulder and leg marked. Then, catch the shuttle up to race start.
DO NOT LEAVE valuable items such as phones, keys, etc. in your gear bag. TriUtah staff and volunteers will transport all the bags to T2 for you.
There is limited space for spectators at the start. Any spectators at the swim will be REQUIRED to wait until ALL swimmers have exited T1 and are on the bike course before they are allowed to leave the swim venue. So plan on staying and cheering on the athletes as they exit the swim!
To avoid accidents and limit traffic congestion on the bike course, spectators will have to drive a separate route through Henefer back too Morgan.
Dropping off athletes at East Canyon Marina on Saturday morning is allowed, but vehicle parking is extremely limited. You are also required to pay an entrance fee into the marina area by East Canyon State Park if you decide to stay and watch the swim. If spectators drive to the venue, they will have to wait until ALL athletes have left the swim venue before they can exit East Canyon Marina, drive to Morgan via Henefer and are NOT be allowed to drive down the canyon on the bike course.
PARKING IN MORGAN- On Race Day, ALL PARKING in Morgan will be at Morgan High School. The city is requiring that there be NO street parking. Absolutely NO PARKING at the Bowling Alley across from Riverside Park.
PARKING AT EAST CANYON-
The Utah Highway Patrol and Weber County Sheriff will be present and ready to ticket and tow anyone who parks on the roads leading into East Canyon Resort. So, park in the designated areas inside East Canyon State Park.
**Please plan ahead. You will need to either: 1) Drop your bike off and set up your gear Friday evening (recommended), or 2) Have a driver drop you off on race morning. It will be much easier and less stressful if you arrive Friday evening, check in your bike, set up your gear, and then ride the shuttle on race day morning.
SHUTTLES - BIKES ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE SHUTTLE!
Shuttles will be picking up people at Riverside park (T2) beginning at 5:30am and ending at 7am. They will also run spectators back down to Morgan with the last shuttle leaving at 9:00am.
Please be sure to wear face coverings while on the shuttles.
Shuttles will NOT be available after the race to shuttle athletes back up to the race start at East Canyon. Please have someone that can drive your vehicle back down to Morgan or be prepared for a post race ride back up the mountain to get your vehicle.
LODGING & CAMPING
Cobblestone Hotel and Suites in Morgan is 1 mile from the finish-line area. Reservations can be made at 801.829.0555. Mention East Canyon Triathlon to get a special rate.
East Canyon State Park offers excellent camping, yurts, and RV hook-ups within walking distance of the swim start and marina. Spots sell out pretty fast, so make your reservation today HERE.
Overall awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finisher in each race.
Age-Group Awards will be given to the top three male and female in each of the following age-groups.
19&under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
Clydesdale and Athena Awards to top 3 overall in this category. (to qualify for these awards, athletes must be pre-registered in this category. Clydesdales are men who must be a minimum of 220lbs, and Athenas are women who must be a minimum of 165lbs. Visit usatriathlon.org for more info.
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