F.A.Q.

1. What are the half and quarter distances?
2. What is the weather expected to be?
3. What is the entry fee?
4. Is the swim start a mass start or wave start?
5. Where can I find swim, bike, run course maps?
6. Will on site registration be available?
7. How many aid station on the bike course?
8. How many aid stations will be on the run course?
9. What is the age groups breakdown?
10. What categories are offered?
11. What is the refund/withdrawal policy?
12. What are the age requirements?
13. What age group will I race on race day?
14. Can I change my half entry to quarter to quarter to half?
15. Can family members or friends check me in and or pick up my race packet?
16. Will there be a practice swim?
17. What are the wet suit restrictions?
18. What are the course cut off times?
19. Can I bring communication devices on the course?
20. Where can I sign up as a volunteer?
21. Do I have to be a USAT member?
22. What time is the Expo on Friday?
23. When does online registration close?
24. When is Packet Pick and Bike Drop Off?


1. What are the half and quarter distances?

Half Distance = 70.3  miles

  • 1.2mile swim
  • 56 mile bike
  • 13.1 mile run

Quarter Distance = 35 miles

  • .6 mile swim
  • 28 mile bike
  • 6.5 mile run

2. What is the weather expected to be?

 

A 9:15 am start time will have expected temperatures to be in the low 50’s  (Fahrenheit) climbing to the low 70’s throughout the day. The average water temperatures will range from 61 to 64 degrees Fahrenheit.


3. What is the entry fee?

The registration fee for half man starts at $155 and increases throughout the year to $205 plus taxes and fees. The registration fee for the quarter man starts at $105 and increases throughout the year to $155 plus taxes and fees.  To register, click HERE.


4. Is the swim start a mass start or a wave start?

Wave Start: Wave 1 will be the Half Distance Pro wave beginning at 9:15am, followed by age group waves every three minutes .


5. Where can I find swim, bike, run course maps?

Click HERE to find our course overview and course maps.


6. Will on site registration be available?

If the event is not sold out online, registrations will be taken at the registration/check-in tent at the Dillon Marina Athlete Expo. An additional $30 day of fee will be charged.


7.  How many aid stations will be on the bike course?

There will be two fully stocked aid stations on the bike course. 2 for Quarter distance athletes, and 4 for Half distance athletes. Maps will be updated with aid station locations.


8. How many aid stations will be on the run course?

There will be 7 fully stocked aid stations on the run course.  Quarter distance athletes will be able to access each aid station once.  Half distance athletes will be able to access each aid station twice.  Maps will be updated with aid station locations.


9. What is the age group breakdown for awards?

Half Distance: 18-24 // 25-29 // 30-34 // 35-39 // 40-44 // 45-49 // 50-54 // 55-59 // 60-64 // 65-69 // 70-74 // 75-79 // 80+

Quarter Distance: 14-17 // 18-24 // 25-29 // 30-34 // 35-39 // 40-44 // 45-49 // 50-54 // 55-59 // 60-64 // 65-69 //70-74 // 75-79 // 80+


10. What categories are offered?

Professional, Age Group, and CAF Physically Challenged Open Division


11. What is the refund/withdrawal policy?

Human Movement Inc. has a strict no refund policy. You may defer your registration to the following year by emailing, support@humanmovement.com


12. What are the age requirements?

All participants competing in the Half, must be over the age of 18 on event day. All participants competing in the Quarter, must be over the age of 14 on event day.


13. What age group will I race on race day?

USA Triathlon’s Group Competition Rule: all age group athletes must compete in the age group division corresponding to the athlete’s age on December 31st of the year of the event.


14. Can I change my half entry to quarter or my quarter entry to half?

Yes. You can make this switch with the timing company at the expo. There will be a $10 transfer fee for any transfers.


15. Can family members and/or friends check me in or pick up my race packet?

No, only registered athletes can check themselves in, check in their bike to transition area, and pick up race packet. Please bring photo identification during designated athlete check in hours.


16. Will there be a practice swim?

No, there will not be a practice swim prior to race day.


17. What are the wet suit restrictions?

USAT Swim Conduct Rule: The rule allows participants to wear a wetsuit if the water temperature is 78 degrees or less. The upper limit was set because wetsuits are allowed for protection against hypothermia, and there is little risk of hypothermia for a swimmer in water as warm as 78 degrees.

Beginning in 2013, participants must ensure that any wetsuit used has a uniform thickness of 5 millimeters or less. If the water temperature is between 78 and 84 degrees, a participant may elect to use a wetsuit but is removed from age group competition and rankings.

Here’s the rule:

4.4. Wetsuits.

Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wetsuit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wetsuit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wetsuit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Age group participants shall not wear wet suits in water temperatures equal to or greater than 84 degrees Fahrenheit. The wetsuit policy for elite athletes shall be determined by the USAT Athletes Advisory Council. The AAC has set the wetsuit maximum temperature for elite/pros at 68 degrees for swim distances less than 3000 meters and 71.6 degrees for distances of 3000 meters or greater.

Effective January 1, 2013, any swimmer wearing a wetsuit with a thickness measured in any part greater than 5 millimeters shall be disqualified.


18. What are the course cut off times?

Swim: Each wave will have 1 hour 10 minutes to complete the swim, athletes who take longer than 1:10 to complete the swim will receive a DNF.

Bike: 5 hours 30 minutes after the final wave start

Run:  8 hours 30 minutes after the final wave start

Total time: The race will officially end 8 hours 30 minutes after the final wave. Each athlete will be given 8:30 to complete the race. Any athlete that takes longer than 8:30 to complete the race will receive a DNF, athletes that are in an earlier wave and finish before the final cut off but take longer than 8:30 will receive a DNF.


19. Can I bring communication devices on the course?

No. No cell phones, ipods, MP3 players or speakers are allowed on the swim, bike or run.


20. Where can I sign up as a volunteer?

For those who are interested in volunteering, please email us at volunteer@humanmovement.com with the subject “106 West Volunteer!”


21. Do I have to be a USAT member?

Yes. This is a USAT sanctioned event. You must be a member, and be able to prove you are a member at packet pick up, or purchase the ticket with the one-day USAT membership attached.  All USAT members MUST bring their ID and USAT membership to Packet Pick up.


22. What time is the Expo on Friday?

The Expo is on Friday, September 9th from 1:00pm to 7:00pm. Participants can pick up their packet during this time if they have their ID, and USAT membership if they are a member.


23. When does online registration close?

Online registration closes on Thursday, September 8th at 9am MST. If the event is not sold out online, registrations will be taken at the registration/check-in tent at the Dillon Marina Athlete Expo. An additional $30 day of fee will be charged.


24. When is Packet Pick and Bike Drop Off?

Packet Pick Up and Bike Drop Off will be held Friday September 9th, from 1pm – 7pm at the Dillon Marina Parking lot. Saturday Packet Pick Up will occur for a short period of time on Saturday, September 10, from 5am – 6am. You can view more detailed information about Packet Pick Up and Bike Drop Off HERE.