DRAFT-LEGAL SPRINT

Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017
Time: 7:00 AM
Location: Pacific Shores Center, 1600 Seaport Blvd., Redwood City, CA
Distance: 500m open-water swim, a 20km bike, and a 5km run
F1 Distance: 350 m open-water swim, 10.3km bike, and a 2.5km run

DRAFT-LEGAL COURSE MAP

Draft-Legal is a highly competitive race format for experienced triathletes. In comparison to a traditional triathlon, like the Classic Sprint race, there are some major differences:

  1. Drafting is allowed in the bike portions. Competitors form packs and work together so that the speed of all athletes in that pack is faster than what a single athlete could do on his or her own. Because of the increased danger from drafting, competitors must have experience riding in packs, and have excellent bike handling skills.
  2. The bike and run courses are divided into laps.  If an athlete is lapped out by the lead athlete in either the bike or the run, that athlete is disqualified and must exit the course immediately.
  3. For safety reasons, certain equipment and time trial bikes are not allowed in this format.

For more information about the rules of Draft-Legal racing, please see the following links:
USAT draft-legal rules can be downloaded here.
USAT draft-legal rules are based on ITU competition rules, which can be downloaded here.

A third wave for Youth Elite (aged 13-15) and Junior Elite (16-19) features a shortened course and will be held after the first two waves. Athletes will enter the harbor off a pier, complete 2 loops on the bike, and turn around at 1.25k mark on the run.

WaveS

  • Junior/Collegiate/Elite Women
  • Junior/Collegiate/Elite Men
  • Shortened F1 race for Youth and Beginning Junior Elite racers

Transition will be open from 6:00 am - 6:45 am. All athletes must be out of transition by 6:45 am in order to ensure that transition is clear for our athletes who will be racing. 

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be held on Saturday, March 4, from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM and on race day, at the race site, starting at 6:00 AM.