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Dignity Health Women’s TRIATHLON and Duathlon Festival

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Rancho Seco Park
Herald, California
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The Dignity Health Women's Triathlon Festival is back for a Full Day of Races! There are FOUR Women's Only Multi-Sport Events: The Women’s Triathlon and Duathlon, plus the Super Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon. Each athlete registered for the Women’s Triathlon Festival will receive a custom tech tee race shirt, an athlete goody bag, swim cap, post race meal and custom Finisher Medal.

Dignity Health Women's Triathlon Distance: Swim .5 miles – Bike 20 miles – Run 4 miles
Dignity Health Women's Duathlon Distance: Run 2 miles – Bike 20 miles – Run 4 miles
Super Sprint Tri Distance: Swim 200 yards – Bike 4 miles – Run 1 mile
Super Sprint Duathlon Distance: Run 1 mile – Bike 4 miles – Run 1 mile

Each athlete entered in one of the Dignity Health Women’s Triathlon Festival events will receive a custom tech tee race shirt. post race hot meal, athlete goody bag, and a custom Women’s Triathlon Festival Finisher Medal. Also included are free massage, free coffee, and free parking.

Event Start Location
Rancho Seco Park, 14440 Twin Cities Road, Herald, CA
Start Times: Super Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon 7:30 am | Triathlon/Duathlon 8:30 am

Course Description
The Dignity HealthWomen’s Triathlon Festival Events:

Wave Starts:
Start waves will be determined based on race attendance and athlete safety. Please check with registration on race morning to confirm your exact start time.

Course Description:
Swim Courses - The race starts from the beach in with a .5 mile swim from the beach area. The swim course will be a triangular course in Rancho Seco Lake marked by the large white triangular buoys. Water temperature should be approximately 70 degrees. Wetsuits are allowed. The swim will exit the lake and head up the beach and on a grassy path to the transition area located in the parking area.

Bike Courses - The bike course for the Triathlon/Duathlon is a 20 mile out-and-back course from Rancho Seco Park on Twin Cities Road. The course will be patrolled by CHP and will allow passing. Please ride safely at all times. You will exit the transition area and then mount your bike. From there you will exit the park and make a right hand turn on Hwy 104, making a U-turn at the turn around point and returning to the park. Please be careful while on the road. Riders must stay to the right at all times! Riders must not draft other riders: You must maintain at least THREE bike lengths at all times behind the rider in front of you, and you MUST ride single file while on the Highway. Passing is allowed in a timely manner when it is safe to do so. After passing return to the right side of the road and continue to ride safely. Failure to do so will result in a drafting penalty or disqualification. Crossing the centerline at ANY time will also result in disqualification. Proceed to the turn around on Hwy 104 and return to the park. Traffic has the right-of-way on the road so ride CAREFULLY. The Bike course will Not have an aid station. Water and electrolyte beverage, along with energy gels will be available in the transition area.

The Super Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon bike course will be 4 miles and completely contained with the Rancho Seco Park on roads closed to traffic. Please ride carefully and observe the speed bumps in the park.

Run Courses - The first run for the Duathlon starts at the end of the transition area and runs out and back for 2 miles on the same course as the second run. The Triathlon/Duathlon 4-mile run course exits from the transition area and runs around part of the lake on dirt trails. There will be three aid stations on the 4- mile run course.

The Super Sprint Tri 1 mile run course will exit transition area and have an aid station before turning at a half-mile and returning to the finish line.



Awards
First place Overall Female in the Triathlon will receive an Overall Champion Award. There will be awards five deep in each five-year age group for the Triathlon. Relay Team awards will be three deep.

First place Overall Female in the Duathlon will receive an Overall Champion Award. There will be awards three deep in each ten-year age group for the Duathlon. Relay Team awards will be for first place only.

First place Overall Female in the Super Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon each will receive an Overall Champion Award. There will be awards three deep in each ten-year age group for the Super Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon.

Packet Pickup / Expo
Look for a Special Race Packet Pick Up taking place at Fleet Feet Sports in Sacramento to be announced in 2013. Packets will also be available for pick up on race morning from 6 am to 8:30 am at the race site. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time for entrance to the park, parking, transition set-up and warm-up.

Timing / Results
http://www.tbfracing.com/results/index.html

Weather
Expected water temperature for Rancho Seco Park Lake will be 72-76 degrees. Wetsuits are allowed.

Directions
From Sacramento, take Highway 99 south to the Twin Cities Road/Highway 104 exit. Go east on Highway 104, 15 miles, to the Rancho Seco Park exit. Take the first right after passing the two towers.

From the Bay Area, take Highway 80 towards Sacramento. Take Highway 99 south towards Stockton. Exit on Highway 104 and head east towards Jackson. Turn right into Rancho Seco Park.

From Sunrise Blvd and Highway 50, head south towards Jackson Highway on Sunrise Blvd. Turn left on Jackson Highway and proceed ~4.5 miles to Dillard Road. Turn right on Dillard Road. Turn left on Clay Station Road. Turn left on Highway 104. Turn right into Rancho Seco Park.

Parking
Your entry fee into the park is included in your Race entry fee.
 
 

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