Don't miss this one-of-a-kind sprint pool triathlon at the American Fork Recreation Center in American Fork, Utah. We'll be celebrating the strong women we love with a great race venue, post event food, boutique vendors, raffle prizes and great camaraderie! Perfect for both new and seasoned participants!
NEW DATE! - September 18th, 2021
6:00-7:30am Race Day Packet Pick up.
Please do your best to come Thursday, but if you can’t, we will have VERY limited packet pick up on race morning at the start line. Please plan on arriving early to avoid lines.
PLEASE remember that USAT REQUIRES that you must show photo ID at packet pickup and your USAT membership card (if you have one). Don’t have a USAT card? No problem, you can purchase a one day or annual USAT license at packet pick up.
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.
*Relay teams: your entire team must be present before your packet will be issued
6:00am: Timing chip pickup, body marking, Transition area open
7:40am: Transition area closes
7:50am: National Anthem & USA Triathlon official pre-race meeting poolside
8:00am: Both Triathlon and 5k Start.
9:00am: Woman of Steel 5k Awards
10:30am: Woman of Steel Triathlon Awards
TWO OPTIONS FOR PACKET PICK-UP
THURSDAY September 16th, 5-7:30pm
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 September 17th
Race Venue - AMERICAN FORK RECREATION CENTER
454 N. Center Street, American Fork, UT
THERE IS NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP THIS YEAR, so please, plan ahead.
PLEASE remember that USA Triathlon REQUIRES that you must show photo ID at packet pickup and your USAT membership card (if you have one).
Also remember: You may NOT have someone else pick up your packet for you. We love you, but USAT wins on this one.
THE SWIM - 300 meters
There will be overhead signs displaying approximate swim times per 100 yards. (1:00-1:15, 1:30-1:45 etc.) Please self seed yourself according to your estimated swim time.
Swimmers will start approximately every 5-10 seconds and if done correctly, the fastest swimmers will go first and the slower ones last.
Participants will start on one end of the pool and swim in a serpentine pattern. You will swim the length of the pool in lane one, duck under the lane lines and swim the length in lane two, repeat this until all 6 lanes are complete.
If participating friends wish to line up next to each other for the start of the race, please line up according to the slower swimmers 300 meter time.
THE BIKE - 12 miles
The bike course consists of 2 loops along the beautiful roads of American Fork and Highland townships.
Exit the transition area from the NW gate of the ball field located north of the American Fork Fitness Center (AFFC). Mount on your bike on the road at the “Bike mount sign”. Head North on Center Street and hang a left on 600 North. Use caution and SLOW down on the hill to make a right on to 100 West. Hang a right on 10400 North in Highland (there’s an LDS chapel on the SE corner.) Then hang another right on Alpine Hwy at 10400 N. Stay on Alpine Hwy until you get to the right hand turn on 400 North then make a quick right on to Center Street. From here you will connect back onto the course to start your 2nd loop.
In order to keep this great event coming back, please adhere to the following rules.
Participants will NOT be allowed to ride two or three abreast. This is in conjunction with City laws, not to mention you may be disqualified by USA Triathlon officials for doing so. Participants may pass by following USA Triathlon bike rules. To view the USA Triathlon rule book, visit www.usatriathlon.org.
Local police officers will be posted at all major intersections to direct traffic. If a police officer motions for you to stop or slow down, please do so as it is for your safety and important for the longevity of this event.
Please review the map and familiarize yourself with the course. However, please also be aware that, although we don’t anticipate a change, the course may change without prior notice. If any changes occur they will be announced during the pre-race meeting on the morning of the event.
NOTE:There will not be an aid station on the bike course, so please be sure you have 1-2 water bottles before racing off on your bike.
THE RUN - 5k(3.1 miles)
THIS IS ALSO THE ROUTE FOR THE 5k ROAD RUN RACE!
The Women Of Steel run course consists of a single 5k loop course utilizing paved city streets.
Once you rack your bike, exit the transition area from the NW gate of the ball field located north of the American Fork Fitness Center (AFFC).
There will be an aid station as you exit the transition area.
Head north on Center Street and make a left on 600 N and a right on 100 west. Turn right on 1340 north and then hang another right on Alpine Hwy. Continue to run down Alpine Hwy and make a right on 600 north. Enter the Filly and Pony park from the NE corner and sprint/walk/crawl or backflip to the finish line!
There will be a total of 3 aid stations, One will be located at the exit of the transition area, the others be at mile 1 and 2.
SAFETY / MEDICAL
Medical personnel will provide on-site first aid and medical assistance if needed. They will be located at the start and near the finish line. Certified Lifeguards are provided by American Fork Recreation and will be on deck at the pool.
Let’s get real- We don’t know what we’d do without the fun loving people that come out and give their time to support events. PLEASE show them the utmost respect and freely pass out “Thank you’s” and high 5’s! Know someone that wants to volunteer? Reach out to email@example.com for more info!
Please park in designated parking lot areas. Do NOT park on the side of the road West of the recreation center.
BODY MARKING & RACE NUMBERS
Volunteers will be at the venue on race morning to place your number on your left arm. If you have your own race number tattoos, that's fine, too!:)
You must attach the bike number provided in your race packet to your bike. The bike numbers have adhesive on the back that will not harm the paint on your bike frame. Failure to securely attach the number will result in a USAT time penalty.
You DO NOT need to wear the bib number during the swim or bike. However, it MUST be worn during the run. Safety pins will be provided at packet pickup.
Relay teams will be issued a single timing chip, bike number, and run bib number. The chip hand-off takes place inside the transition area at the assigned bike rack. You must attach the bike number provided in your race packet to your bike. It has an adhesive backing that will not cause damage to your bike frame. Failure to secure the bike number will result in a USAT time penalty.
You DO NOT need to wear the bib number during the bike. However, it MUST be worn during the run.
RACKING YOUR BIKE
You will have an assigned spot for you to rack your bike. Bike racks are numbered and correspond with your race number. Rack your bike where your number is.
If possible, rack your bike by placing the nose of your seat on the bike rack so your front tire is sticking out. Please remember, your neighbor needs room too, so please only bring what is needed into the transition area. Place your gear to the left of your bike.
Remember, there is no bike riding inside the transition area before or during the event. Walk your bike in and out of transition. Doing so will result in a time penalty enforced by the USA Triathlon officials.
ALSO please help us by letting your family and friends know that they must wait outside the transition area. Thanks for helping us with this!
LEAVE NO TRACE
Litter could jeopardize the life of this and any other event. In addition to littering not being cool, USA Triathlon officials may give you a time penalty for littering on the race course.
All athletes are required to retrieve any gel packet or water bottle that is discarded during the bike. A USAT “abandoning of equipment” time penalty will result if witnessed by a USAT official for littering. Please also keep control of all gel packets on the bike and run.
There are aid stations located at every mile on the run course. There are no aid stations on the bike course
All participants will be timed and will be provided with their swim, bike and run splits, as well as their overall finish time. You will receive your race timing chip and instructions on race morning.
Preliminary results will be posted at the race site. Official results will be posted on the TriUtah results page the day after the race.
Awards will be given to the top three overall winners!
Awards will also be given to the top 3 in the following categories:
For general questions regarding USAT insurance, rules, regulations and membership click on the following link: http://www.usatriathlon.org/
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