FAQ & Reminders
Parking is available at the Waco Convention Center and area lots off Washington Avenue.
All athletes must be checked in, totally set up and out of transition by the close time at 6 a.m. We strongly advise arriving early to avoid any delays in body marking or bike check. Transition opens at 4:45 a.m. Those arriving after transition closes at 6 a.m. will not be allowed to race.
Body marking will be in front of transition. You must be body marked to enter transition. Did you know self-marking is allowed? Here is the how-to!
Bib number goes on left upper arm and left thigh. Make sure number is visible from the side. Race age goes on right calf.
Yes, Bicycle World will have mechanics inside transition on race morning.
Water & Nuun will be available on the course. We will have plenty of water, drinks and great food at the finish line.
No, you are only required to wear it on the run course. Unaltered run numbers must be worn on the front of your body during the entire run course.
USAT is the national governing body for triathlons and duathlons in the United States. A one-day license allows a novice athlete to compete in a USA Triathlon-sanctioned race without purchasing a full $50 membership. The $15 one day fee provides the athlete with excess accident insurance for that race only. These can be purchased with online registration.
USAT applications will be available during online registration and at packet pick up. If a membership was purchased during online registration, we will have notice of that for packet pickup. If you already have an annual membership, be sure to have your card with you.
You will need to look it up online or get a one day pass.
Your timing chip will be picked up with your racer packet.
There is no organized warm-up swim in the lake race morning – no kayak or safety personnel will be on the water until races start. Anyone choosing to get into the water before race start does so at their own risk.
Timing Chips must be worn during the entire race. Make sure chip is securely fastened.
Sprint and Olympic: Swim will be a rolling start. Athletes will line up by estimated swim time in respective ‘corrals.’ Olympic racers will start first. Olympic will have 1 hour to complete the swim. Sprint will have 30 minutes to complete the swim.
Sprint and Olympic racers must wear provided swim cap.
Olympic racers: Green caps
Sprint racers: Pink caps
All athletes are required to be at 6:15 a.m. Pre-Race Meeting at the swim start. Athletes are responsible for being entirely set up, checked in and out of transition close time of 6 a.m.
Refer to USAT rules/guidelines for complete Bike Rules, USAT Race Officials will be on course. www.usatriathlon.org
Helmets are required. Only helmets approved by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) may be used in USAT-sanctioned events. USAT race officials will be on course and transition; they will not allow participants to race without the proper helmet.
Each competitor is responsible for making sure that his/her bicycle meets all safety requirements. We encourage you to have your bike checked at a local bike store before the race. Bicycle World will have mechanics in transition area on race day.
You may not ride your bike in transition area. When exiting and entering transition with your bike, observe mount and dismount lines.
While bike course lanes will have cones to separate bikers from traffic, the bike course is open to public traffic. Most intersections will be controlled by the Waco Police Department. Use extreme caution. It is your responsibility to keep aware of moving vehicles and stationary obstacles along the course. The right-of-way must be given to any emergency vehicle.
You will be given a bike number in your race packet. The bike number goes on your bike frame and must be visible from a lateral view. Bike numbers must be placed in respective places and worn through the entire bike course.
Unaltered run numbers must be worn at all times on the front of the body while on the run course
A water station will be placed at run out and additional water stations will be set approximately every mile. Water stations will provide water and Nuun.
Your race chip is disposable if you are a triathlon or aquabike. Relay teams: your chips are NOT disposable. Please return at the finish line.