The ICE BREAKER Triathlon & Baby Ice Breaker Triathlon
For the ICE BREAKER 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.
For the Baby Ice Breaker Triathlon 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. There will be Clydesdale (men over 200 lbs) and Athena (women over 150 lbs) Divisions.
First place Overall Male and Female in the ICE Breaker Triathlon will receive Overall Champion Awards. There will be awards five deep in each five-year age group for the ICE Breaker Triathlon. Relay Teams awards will be for the top three in each division of Male, Female, and Coed Teams.
First place Overall Male and Female in the Baby Ice Breaker Triathlon will receive Overall Champion Awards. There will be awards three deep in each ten-year age group for the Baby Ice Breaker Triathlon.
Course Description and Map
The race will begin with a 200 yard or .5-mile swim from the Granite Beach area. The swim course will be a triangular course in Folsom Lake marked by the large RedBull buoys. Water temperature should be approximately 60 degrees (much warmer than usual) . Wetsuits are still recommended . The swim exit will be up the beach and on a sandy path to the transition area located in the Granite Beach parking area.
The 6.5 mile course for the Baby Ice Breaker Triathlon is a ONE-LAP Course. The 13-mile bike course for the ICE Breaker Triathlon is a TWO-LAP course. The course is located entirely within the park on roads closed to traffic. The bike course is windy and has several sharp small hills and tight turns. It is STRONGLY recommended that you ride the course ahead of time. Caution is advised on several of the turns as they wind through the hills and oak trees that surround Folsom Lake. After the second loop you will return into the transition area. Course maps will be available on race morning at Registration.
The 2 and 4-mile run course leave the transition area and run on single-track trails along the lake back towards Beal’s Point. Each out and back course has 3 aid stations that will be stocked with water, Clif Electrolyte beverage, and Clif Shot Energy gels. The finish is back at the start area at the Granite Beach.
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. Athletes may choose their transition spot from any of the non-reserved racks – reserved racks will be marked for Tri Clubs. Glass or bottles are not allowed in the transition area.
Bodymarking and Race Numbers
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.
Bike numbers must be attached and be visible on your bike at all times during the ride. Run numbers must be worn on your front when crossing the finish line.
Rules and Regulations
Swim Course – The wave start times and the age groups in each wave will be posted at Registration and the start area on Sunday morning.
Bike Course – ALL athletes MUST wear a helmet the entire time while riding their bikes. Failure to have your helmet on or buckled at any time on the bike will result in DISQUALIFICATION. This includes while riding your bike in or out of the transition area during warm-up and cool down.
Run Course – Run numbers must be worn on the run and when crossing the finish line. Exercise caution when running off of the trails, as there may be Poison Oak.
General rules – Numbers must be placed on your bike and worn on the run. Drafting is not allowed on the bike course. Riding your bike WILL be allowed in the transition area. No glass will be allowed in the transition area.
Use of headphones or other listening devices during ALL portions of the race ARE NOT ALLOWED.