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Granite Beach, Folsom Lake SRA
Granite Bay, California
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California's ONLY All Relay Team Triathlon offers a seriously challenging and fun race course with CLIF Bar products, samples, raffle prizes and more, plus hot post race food, and free athlete massage. Awards are given five-deep in each of ten divisions: Male, Coed, Female, Family, Corporate, Youth (under 19), Masters Male (over 40), Masters Female(over 40), Police/Firefighter and Spare Time Clubs.

Spare Time Team Challenge Triathlon Distance: Swim .75 miles – Bike 13 miles – Run 5 miles

Total Body Fitness, to show support for our local Police and Firefighters - is offering FREE Entry into the Spare Time Team Challenge Triathlon to the first 50 Teams that sign up in the Police/Firefighter Division. Team members can be active or retired members of the Police or Fire Force and must show ID at packet pick up on race morning.

Start Time: Spare Time Team Challenge Triathlon 9 am

Event Start Location
The start and finish will take place at Granite Beach.

Course Description
Swim - The race starts from the Granite Beach in Folsom Lake with a .75 mile swim from the beach area. The swim course will be a triangular course marked by the large white triangular buoys. Water temperature should be approximately 56 degrees. Wetsuits are recommended. 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 - The 13-mile bike course is a TWO-LAP course 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 Bike course will Not have an aid station. Water and Electrolyte Beverage, along with Energy gels will be available in the transition area.

Run - The 5-mile run course leaves transition and runs on single-track trails along the lake back towards Beal’s Point. The out and back course has 3 aid stations that will be stocked with water, electolyte beverage, and energy gels. The finish is back at the start area at the Granite Beach. ALL athletes must wear their race number on the front of their body during the run and have it when crossing the finish line.

Awards
There will be awards five deep in each division for the Spare Time Team Challenge Triathlon for each of the eight divisions. The first place team in each division will receive three boxes of Clif Bars in addition to their awards.

Packet Pickup / Expo
Race packets will be available race morning from 6:30 am to 9 am at the race site.

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

Post Race Activities
Competitor Goodies:
Included for each competitor is a Spare Time Team Challenge Triathlon custom combed-cotton race shirt, an XTERRA swim cap, athlete goody bag with CLIF Bar and Emerald Nuts product samples.

Post Race Athlete Food:
Included for each competitor is a post race meal of hot pasta with salad, fruit, cookies and beverage.

Sports Expo:
The post race sports expo will have vendors such as Total Body Fitness, Fleet Feet Sports, and Kinetic Cycles.

Athlete Massage:
Free post race athlete massage will be provided courtesy of National Holistic Institute of Sacramento and Bryan College Massage Clinic and Bryan College.

Weather
Expected water temperature for Folsom Lake will be 54-58 degrees. Wetsuits are recommended.

Directions
Granite Beach, Folsom Lake SRA
8000 Douglas Blvd Granite Bay, CA 95746

From the Bay Area or Sacramento:
Take I-80 East to Roseville and take the Douglas Blvd exit east.
Douglas Blvd will run directly into Folsom Lake State Park.
Turn right at the third sto3006p sign and enter the parking area at Granite Beach.
The start and finish will take place at Granite Beach.

From Reno:
Take I-80 West to Roseville and take the Douglas Blvd exit east.
Douglas Blvd will run directly into Folsom Lake State Park.
Turn right at the third stop sign and enter the parking area at Granite Beach.



Parking
There is a $12 vehicle charge for day-use or $125 for an annual pass.

 
 

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