Triathletes may enter the transition area at the posted start time of race morning packet pick-up. All bikes must be racked 15-minutes before the start of the first swimmer entering the water. (Exception Smithfield Sprint Pool Swim Triathlon, see Smithfield information for a complete timeline) Bike racks are first come first serve in the transition area.
Each bike rack can hold six bikes, as such each athletes space is approximately 3 feet wide and 3 feet long. Once your bike is in place your space left for use is approximately the same size as a standard bath towel.
After racking your bike, proceed to the body marking areas located near the transition area. Triathletes must be marked at least 1/2 hour before the race.
- Bike storage will NOT be provided the night before the event.
- Glass containers are NOT allowed in the transition area.
- Only triathletes and transition workers are allowed in the transition area. Please advise your family and friends that they will need to remain outside of the transition area.
- You MUST rack your bike on race morning. First come first serve any rack that does not already have 6 bikes on it.
- Participants will NOT be allowed to mount their bikes in the transition area and will be required to dismount at the designated spot outside the transition area, also you must have your helmet on when touching your bicycle.
- Triathletes must show their race number to remove their bicycle and gear from the transition area after the race.
- Swim – When triathletes finish the swim portion of the race, they will enter the transition area and proceed to their designated bicycle rack (relay teams make their exchange at their designated rack number). Each triathletes swim time will end when they cross the timing mat located near the swim exit.
- Bike – Bikes may NOT be ridden in the transition area. It is important to use extreme caution when departing the transition area, it is may be very congested! All athletes must put on their helmet and snap the strap before touching their bike. The helmet on and buckled until they rack their bike. Not following the helmet rules may result in a disqualification (DQ). Bike times will start when triathletes depart the transition area through the ‘Bike Out’ chute and end when they re-enter the transition area through the ‘Bike In’ chute in the transition area. Once the bike portion is completed, triathletes will return their bike to their designated spot in the transition area.
- Run – Triathletes depart the transition area by exiting through the ‘Run Out’ chute. Triathletes run time will begin when they depart the transition area at ‘Run Out’ and end when they cross the finish line.