Registrations are really picking up the last couple of days. At last count, we have about 35 slots left in the race before capping out at 250. Already today I have received three new registrations, and last year there were about 60 registrations for the Sprint in the three weeks before race day. So sign up soon so you don’t miss your spot!
For those of you concerned about the heat and wild fires, so far they are not an issue. The few local fires seem to be under control and the air quality is currently excellent. As with last year’s race, the aid stations will be loaded with cold liquids, ice, wet towels, and nutrition to get you through the course. Water temperature on Sunday had jumped to 73 degrees! We saw at least half a dozen folks out doing open water swims in prep for the race. There were even a couple of tri-bikes on cars in the lot, so folks are gearing up (or down as the case may be for the hilly long course bike) and getting some training in.
The Athlete’s Guide will be coming out this week, so keep an eye out for it on this site, and in your email if you are already registered. There will be separate but adjacent Transition Areas for the Long Course and Sprint races to avoid any conflicts in the TA. Make sure you rack up in the correct area. Rack space is tight, so make sure you are getting 8 bikes per rack!
A reminder that a valid ID and proof of current USAT license (for those who did not pay for a 1-day license) is required at packet pickup! No ID, no packet! No proof of current USAT license and you must purchase a 1-day license. No exceptions!
See you all in a few weeks!