China Peak Sprint Triathlon
Swim – The race starts from the beach in Huntington Lake, nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains at 7,000 feet altitude. The water temperature will be cold – expect 50 to 52 degrees water, or colder for the half mile swim.
Bike – The 16 mile two-loop bike course is an out and back course on local roads winding through the sequoia and redwood trees along the shoreline of Huntington Lake. Athletes are responsible for counting their own bike laps to insure they finish both laps.
Run – The 3-mile run course is perhaps one of the most scenic and beautiful sprint triathlon run courses in the country. Winding along the shore of the lake on footpath trails shaded by giant trees, the course combines a little bit of pavement through the campground with the single track trails.
Transition Area – The Transition area will be on a first-come basis, with the exception of Reserved Bike Racks for TRI Clubs. The transition area at all TBF Racing events is for athletes only. All non-athletes must remain outside of the transition area at all times on race day. Bodymarking will be take place at the entrance to the transition area and must be completed before you enter the transition area. Athletes will have their race number marked on their legs and arms and have their age division on their calf. Glass or bottles are not allowed in the transition area.
Aid stations will be located in the transition area and at mile one and two on the run course, serving cold water, CLIF Gel Shots, and Electrolyte beverage.
Course Maps: Swim Course map. Bike Course map. Run Course map.
Huntington Lake Half Marathon – The 13.1 mile run course for the Huntington Lake Half Marathon runs along the shoreline of the lake for a beautiful out-and-back course that is almost entirely shaded under huge ancient sequoia and redwood trees as it winds along the serene and calm lake. Fully stocked aid stations will be every two miles on the course.
For the China Peak Sprint Triathlon there will be 5-year age groups beginning with 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc. and ending with 70+ for male and female individuals. There will be Clydesdale (men over 200 lbs) and Athena (women over 150 lbs) Divisions. Awards will be presented five deep in each five-year age group for the China Peak Sprint Triathlon. Relay Team awards will be for the Top three teams in each Division of Male, Female and Coed.
For the Huntington Lake Half Marathon there will be 10-year age groups beginning with 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, etc. and ending with 60+ for male and female individuals. Custom Awards will be presented to first place through third place in each male and female age group. Finisher medals will be given to each competitor as they cross the finish line.
Expected water temperature for the swim course will be 50-56 degrees. Wetsuits are recommended. Swim fins and snorkels are not allowed. Helmets must be worn and buckled on the bike at all times. Run numbers must be worn on the run and when crossing the finish line. Listening devices of any kind: MP3, IPod, headphones, etc… are not allowed.
Included for each competitor in the China Peak Sprint Triathlon or Huntington Lake Half Marathon will be a tech-tee race shirt, XTERRA swim cap (for triathletes), athlete goody bag with CLIF Bar and Emerald Nuts product samples.
Post Race Athlete Food:
Included for each competitor will be a post race party with hot food, beer and wine – included for athletes over 21 years of age, courtesy of China Peak Ski Resort.
Training and Coaching:
TBF Training provides group workouts and coaching for the sport of Triathlon along with individual MUlti-Sport Coaching and Personal Training.
Look your best and race your best with TBF Triathlon apparel. Bike jerseys, Tri Singlets, and Tri Shorts are available in both male and female styles/sizes.
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