Event: Half Iron Triathlon
Date: Sunday, June 3, 2018
About The Event
Enjoy the incredible beauty of this one-of-a-kind course in a convenient & hospitable town. The Auburn Half Distance Triathlon offers incredible scenery and minimal traffic! Swim in Folsom Lake at Rattlesnake Bar State Park, enjoy quiet roads, very beautiful bike course and the tranquility of a run course entirely closed to auto traffic and stunning canyon views at seemingly every turn. Enjoy the incredible beauty of this one-of-a-kind course in a convenient & hospitable town. Make Auburn a destination for your training and race weekend!
- Athlete Guide: Click Here
- Schedule of Events: Click Here
- Start Time: 7am
Registration Information & Fees
Half Triathlon Individuals
- $220 until 11/2/2017 at 12:00pm
- $240 until 1/1/2018 at 11:59pm
- $260 until 5/27/2018 at 11:59pm
- $280 until 5/31/2018 at 11:59pm
- $300 Late Registration
Half Aquabike Individuals
- $180 until 11/2/2017 at 12:00pm
- $200 until 1/1/2018 at 11:59pm
- $220 until 5/27/2018 at 11:59pm
- $240 until 5/31/2018 at 11:59pm
- $260 – Late Registration
Relay Teams (2-3 members)
- $280 until 11/2/2017 at 12:00pm
- $310 until 1/1/2018 at 11:59pm
- $340 until 5/27/2018 at 11:59pm
- $370 until 5/31/2018 at 11:59pm
- $400 – Late Registration
- Start times will be based on age of participant and relay teams will go in last wave
- Wave starts may change as we get closer to the event
- Free Branded Race Photos
- Custom Silicone Swim Cap
- Custom Event Branded T-Shirt
- Custom Race Bag
- Custom Finishers Medal
- Custom 25oz Water Bottle
- Pasta Feed at the Expo
- Free Post-Race Feast and Beer!!!
- Professional Race Day announcer
- Race Results Posted on Race Day
- Great Music
Approx. water temperature in August: 60-65 degrees
To review all course maps and details: Click Here
All athletes should arrive at least 1.5 hours early. This year’s event will begin promptly at 7:00 AM.
The Finish includes a post race party with all the fixings: great music, exciting race day announcers, free participant food which includes burritos, chips, granola, fresh fruit, bagels and cream cheese, fresh spring water, recovery drinks, beer and more.
Post Race Massage:
Sports massage services, assessments, ART/Graston, and taping will be provided.
Age Group Awards Male & female (will be given 3 deep):
13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89,
- Female/Athena (over 165 lbs)
- Male/Clydesdale (over 220 lbs.)
- Top 3 in the 39 and under
- Top 3 in the 40 and over
Race Tattoos/Body Marking:
Race Tattoos will be provided to all athletes at packet pickup and you will be required to apply the tattoos for the event. We will no longer be body marking unless you forget your race tattoos.
First come first serve, triathlon clubs and teams will have designated rack space.
Preparing for the Race:
Be sure to listen to race day announcers for important announcements throughout the day.
Race Morning Logistics:
USE “RATTLESNAKE BAR BOAT LAUNCH, LOOMIS, CA” (Google Maps)
This is a two-transition race! The lake is 7 miles from the finish line in Auburn. We recommend you check out our Transition Logistics for detailed information.
You can also get dropped off .7-mile from T1 at the “Y” intersection of Rattlesnake Bar Rd and Newcastle Road bring a backpack to ride the final .7-mile downhill.
You can park at the lake as autos will be allowed into the park near lake, but NO AUTOS CAN LEAVE the lake until the final cyclists leave ( ~ 9:30). There is no return shuttle service post-race provided. NO DROP OFF at lake; Only at “Y” – .7 mile from T1.
For those driving down or getting dropped off. Please follow same route as cyclists from the Overlook following Auburn Folsom but do not turn left at Shirland Tract, continue down Auburn Folsom a couple more miles and turn left at New Castle Road which takes you to the swim venue. This avoids driving thru neighborhood with the cyclists.
T1 CLOSES AT 6:50 a.m. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR BIKE RACKED AND TRANSITION SET UP.
RATTLESNAKE ROAD TO T1 WILL CLOSE STRICTLY AT 7:00. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED IN OR OUT
T1 is a CLEAN Transition which means, after your swim you need to PUT EVERYTHING INTO YOUR BAG so that we can haul it up, anything not in a bag completely, will be thrown in a lost and found pile for you to rummage through at T2. Please, take the time to pack it in. Help our volunteers help you get all your stuff back safe and sound to T2/Finish.
Please dispose of your used water bottles off the roadway in the immediate vicinity of the aid stations. Note: You are running in a state park and litter is strictly forbidden. Carry your used gel packets and other stuff to the next aid station’s garbage. Anyone seen purposely littering on the course will be disqualified and sentenced to hard labor in the state park (clearing poison oak by hand wearing running shorts and singlet). Check out our website for more details of aid station locations. Port-o-Pottys will be available at the two bike aid stations on the bike course and at the T2/Finish/Run Start. For the run course there will be Porta pottys at Upper Dam and at T2/Overlook.
Pre-Race & On Course Bike Support:
Bicycle Emporium will be our bike mechanic sag wagon.
Lost and Found: If you leave or lose anything race day please check at T2/Finish area where all the swim transition bags have been placed from being hauled up from T1. Your shoes if you left any will be there in a pile for you to search for as well as anything else that was left loose at T1. You must leave T1 with all things in your transition bag or the bag that is provided with your name and number on it. Anything left loose is considered lost and found. If you want anything returned to you we will be happy to do so but at your expense. After 2 weeks, it goes to the good will.
What if I miss Saturday registration?
If you can’t arrive until Sunday, you can get your chip at the lake Sunday morning. You can obtain your goody bag with shirt after the race but Sundays’ pick up does not guarantee your shirt size no matter when you registered. You can receive by mail if you agree to pay for shipping as a courtesy. Remember you must bring your USAT card and Photo ID and bring cash or check only will be accepted if you need to purchase a 1 day USAT license. (no credit cards) USAT rules apply!
This race will be timed using a chip timing system. Upon checking in you will receive a chip that is traditionally worn on the ankle. It is the athlete’s responsibility to wear the chip during the entire race. If you do not wear the chip you will NOT be timed.
The Athlete is also 100% totally responsible for the return of the chip. Our waiver will have a disclaimer that must be signed that states you, the athlete, must return the chip or be billed accordingly by our timing company. It is the racer’s responsibility to make sure that if you cannot attend the race, the chip will be returned within 7 days to USA Productions at the following address. If the timing chip is not returned the participant will be charged $30.
USA Triathlon Sanctioning:
USA Triathlon provides comprehensive insurance coverage to sanctioned events. The coverage provides liability coverage to protect the race director, sponsors, volunteers, officials, and participants. The athlete excess medical coverage protects each participant for the day of the event.
Athlete Excess Medical:
When athletes purchase a USA Triathlon annual license or one day permit, a portion of those fees cover the cost to provide them with excess medical insurance. This coverage only extends to their participation in an USA Triathlon sanctioned event and is only available after the injured party has filed with any primary insurance policies.
USA Triathlon provides comprehensive liability insurance coverage to sanctioned events. The USA Triathlon policy automatically covers USA Triathlon race directors, sponsors, volunteers, officials, and participants while participating in sanctioned events. Single-event permit can only be purchased through the race director and is $12 at packet pickup or the day of the event. USA Triathlon does not sell single-day permits.