Huntsville Sprint Triathlon
Welcome to the 37th Huntsville Sprint Triathlon!
Presented by Edward Jones, James Falcon
Charities: Madison County Special Olympics Cycling Team & Ainsley’s Angels!
Saturday, August 12, 2017
400m swim / 7mi bike / 3.1mi run
Transition opens 6:00am / Race starts 7:30am
Brahan Springs Natatorium
2213 Drake Avenue Southwest
The Huntsville Sprint Triathlon, presented by Edward Jones and James Falcon.
Come out and participate in a 37 year old Huntsville sporting event tradition and thank Mr. James Falcon for being our Title sponsor.
Online registration on ImAthlete only. Registration begins February 27th and ends on August 8, 2017.
We will accept paper registrations during both packet-pickup days, but there will be no race-day registration.
Thursday, August 10, 2:00pm-6:00pm, Bicycle Cove
Friday, August 11, 10:00am-7:00pm, Fleet Feet Sports
Saturday, August 12, 6:00-7:00am, Brahan Springs Natatorium
Be sure to watch this great introduction video made by KatieBeth Pierson to give you a sneak peak on what to expect on race day!
Don’t forget to read these training tips to help you prepare for the Huntsville Sprint Triathlon.
The start of the swim will be “criterion” single file entry into the water and requires swimming 8x50m lengths of the pool for a total of 400m. At the end of each 50m length, you must come in contact with the wall, then swim under the rope to switch lanes and continue swimming. Flip turns are acceptable. After completing the swim course, exit the pool, exit the Natatorium and proceed to the Transition area.
TRANSITION TO BIKE
*Transition layout subject to change due to construction at the Natatorium.
All athletes enter the Transition area thru the “SWIM IN” gate. Team members should proceed to the team area where your Team bicycle is racked and tag up with your waiting bike team mate. Single athletes will run to your rack location and transition to your bike. Change into your cycling gear and WALK your bicycle to the “BIKE OUT” exit gate. NO RIDING PERMITTED. Take note of your location in the transition area, you don’t want to be searching for your rack location when you return. The Transition area is only open to entrants and team members.
Triathletes will exit the Natatorium on Ivy
Turn right onto Drake
Turn right onto Leeman Ferry
Turn right onto Johnson
Turn left onto Baywood
Turn right onto Andros
Turn left onto Triana
Ride south, turn around at cones, ride north on Triana
Turn right onto Drake
Turn right onto Ivy into Natatorium
TRANSITION TO RUN
DISMOUNT from your bike and re-enter the Transition area thru the “BIKE IN” gate. NO RIDING IN TRANSITION. Team members should proceed to the team area where you will rack your bicycle and tag up with your waiting RUN team mate. Single athletes proceed to your rack location and prepare for the run. Change into your running gear. Be observant of bicycle traffic in the Transition area, the Transition area will be very busy during this time. Race volunteers will direct you as you exit thru the RUN OUT gate. The Transition area is only open to entrants and team members.
*RUN COURSE subject to change due to construction at the Natatorium.
Proceed onto the run course and pay close attention to course markings and volunteers. The course is rolling with a challenging cross country and pathway type of elevation gain and loss. Again, safety is the most critical element of the run. Always be aware of moving traffic. Pay close attention to traffic control officers and volunteers on the course. The running surface is uneven in places and it is good practice to focus on your footing. There will be one water station on the course and another at the finish area. The race concludes with the completion of the run and all timing will be recorded at the “FINISH” line.
After finishing the race, grab water or gatorade to rehydrate and head to the pavilion to pick up your finisher’s tech shirt. Congratulations! You earned it. Post race food and drinks will be provided under the tent next to the pavilion. Awards will be presented as soon as possible after the last finisher has crossed the finish line. Awards will also be available for pickup at Fleet Feet Sports beginning on Monday after the race. Remember to thank the race sponsors and volunteers. We can’t have this race without their generous support.
Schedule of Events
Transition opens at 6:00am and the race starts at 7:30am in the pool.
Awards are immediately after the last finisher.
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1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall (male and female)
1st, 2nd, 3rd Masters, Age 40+ (male and female)
1st, 2nd, 3rd Clydesdale, 225lbs +
1st, 2nd, 3rd Athena, 165lbs +
1st, 2nd, 3rd Youth Team, 16 or younger
1st, 2nd, 3rd Adult Team, 17 or older
1st, 2nd, 3rd 10 & Under, then 5-year age groups, starting with the 11-14 age group ending with 85+ year olds
Huntsville Sprint Triathlon Race Director
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