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TRIATHLON - Frequently Asked Questions

  • ALL EQUIPMENT MUST BE CHECKED IN ON SATURDAY BETWEEN 12-6 PM OR SUNDAY 5 -7 AM. EQUIPMENT & BIKE CHECK IN MUST BE COMPLETED BY 7 AM ON SUNDAY, RACE DAY.  PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE IN SOUTH COVE PARK LATE TO SET UP YOUR EQUIPMENT. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO SET UP ON SATURDAY AND TAKE THE BUS, PARKING IS LIMITED.
  • THERE IS NO REGISTRATION OR PACKET PICK-UP ON RACE MORNING
  • Travel Times with Traffic
    • 25 minutes from Greenville to T2
    • 75 minutes from Greenville to T1
    • 75 minutes from T2 to T1
  • T1 and T2 open from 5:00 – 7:00 AM for you to check in equipment and nutrition on race morning. Security will be on site.
  • There is NOT a shuttle from the finish line to the start line after the race.  PLEASE DO NOT PLAN ON RETURNING TO SOUTH COVE PARK ON SUNDAY
  • There is NOT a shuttle from the Peace Center to T2 that then goes from T2 to the swim start.
  • Any items that you take on the bus must fit into your T1 bag for transport to T2 for post-race pick-up.
  • Please purchase your $2.00 Key Valet in advance.  You may check in your keys at the bus (please arrive 15 minutes before departure) and you can pick up your keys at the finish line information tent.
  • Please do NOT pack bike pumps into your T1 bag.
  • Bike Tech support and common bike pumps will be available on event morning at Transition 1.

   You will need to drive to Trailblazer Park AND South Cove Park to set up your bike & gear.  Please give yourself ample set up & drive time. Parking at South Cove Park is limited.

Race Start & Transition
1 South Cove County Park, Lake Keowee
Seneca, SC 1031 S Cove Road 29672

Map to South Cove County Park

Bike Finish/Run Start & Transition 2
TrailBlazer Park, 235 Wilhelm Winter Street
Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Map to Trailblazer Park

Race Finish
TD Stage 300 S Main Street
Greenville, SC :: 29601

Map to TD Stage at the Peace Center Amphitheater

Packet Pick Up

Friday May 19th, 2PM – 6PM
Saturday May 20th, 10AM – 4PM

123 Welborn St. Suite 203, Greenville, SC 29601

Bike and Transition #1 gear check in (Swim Finish, Bike Start)

Saturday from 12PM (noon)- 6PM & Sunday from 5AM – 7AM, South Cove Park. 1031 S. Cove Rd. Seneca, SC 29672, Overnight Security

Transition #2 gear check in (Bike Finish, Run Start)

Saturday from 12PM – 6PM & Sunday from 5AM – 6AM, Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest, SC. 235 Wilhelm Winter Street – Travelers Rest, SC 29690, Overnight Security

Key Valet & Bus Loading

Key Valet envelopes can be purchased for $2 at the M2M Expo Tent.  Please write your race number and name on the envelope before you turn your keys in to your M2M shuttle representative.

Shuttle Schedule, $20 per person

Greenville to Start Line Shuttle
Arrive by 5:30 DEPART 5:45
From The Peace Center, W. Broad St. to South Cove Park (T1)
This shuttle does not stop at T2.
Approximate T1 Arrival Time: 6:45 (Race Start 8:00)

Half Triathlon Start Time

8:00AM on Sunday, May 21, 2017

At packet pickup you will be given two gear bags and labels with your specific athlete number. These bags will be used for your gear at Transition 1 and Transition 2.

One bag is to be used AFTER your swim. Place ALL gear from your swim and any other items returned into this bag as you finish your swim. Please TIE the bag shut. Leave this gear bag at your bike rack location. This bag will be collected by volunteers and returned to T2 for your collection after the event. BIKE PUMPS are not allowed in these gear bags.

The second gear bag is used to store any items you need for the bike-to-run transition (shoes, run number belt, etc.). Check-in for this bag is on Saturday at Trailblazer Park. After the bike, you will leave this bag at your rack location to collect after the event.

   When you check in your Transition 1 gear and bike at South Cove Park (Swim Finish, Bike Start) remember the following:

  • Bike Frame and Helmet numbers must be affixed before you enter transition.
  • Use the bag provided to you at Packet Pick Up to store any gear you will be leaving in T1.  USE THIS BAG AFTER THE SWIM FOR YOUR WETSUIT, GOGGLES, SWIMCAP, ETC. This bag will be transported for you back to Transition Area 2. Make sure your gear bag is numbered with the provided number (we also suggest writing your number on your bag and decorating it in a way that it will stand out from other bags)
  • This bag will be transported for you back to Transition Area 2.
  • Make sure your gear bag is numbered with the provided number (we also suggest writing your number on your bag and decorating it in a way that it will stand out from other bags)
  • Participants will receive a bike rack assignment. Please look for your numbered rack. You may rack your bike anywhere on your assigned rack.
  • Bike check in is Saturday from 12PM (noon)- 6PM & Sunday from 5AM – 7AM, South Cove Park. 1031 S. Cove Rd. Seneca, SC 29672, Overnight Security Overnight security will be provided.

   When you check in your Transition 2 gear at Trailblazer Park (Bike Finish, Run Start) remember the following:

  • Leave ALL gear that you will need on the run at Trailblazer Park on Saturday.
  • Use the bag provided to you at Packet Pick Up to store any gear you will be leaving in T2 (running shoes, run number belt, nutrition, etc).
  • Make sure your gear bag is numbered with the provided number (we also suggest writing your number on your bag and decorating it for easy identification).
  • You may simply leave your bike gear at your bike rack location following the bike segment if you wish as you will return to this location following the event to collect all your race gear and bike.
  • Transition 2 check is Saturday from 12PM – 6PM & Sunday from 4AM – 6AM.  Please have bikes picked up, post-race by 7 PM.
  • Security guards will be on hand Saturday night so that bikes and gear are kept safe and secure overnight in both locations.
  • Check with security on Sunday to pick up your bike and T1 bag.  If you send friends or family, they must have a “Buddy Pass”.  Buddy Passes will be available for pick up at the information tent at the event Expo.

RELAY TEAMS

All members must be present at packet pickup. Each member needs to show a photo i.d. and USAT membership. Relay packets include a neoprene ankle strap, a timing chip pass and the same bike and run numbers as an individual athlete. On race day, the swimmer or the runner will pick up the team timing chip. The swimmer can show the timing chip pass or the runner may show the square run number to pick up the chip.

The neoprene ankle strap allows for easy transfer from swimmer to biker and biker to runner. This strap is worn on the left ankle of each team member. Please remember to pass off the timing chip to your team member for accurate results!

Swimmers will tag bikers at their assigned bike rack location in T1. Bikers must tag runners at their assigned bike rack location in T2. Relay members do not have to remain in the transition area the entire race, but you do need to make sure you are at the bike rack in enough time to get yourself ready and for your team member to tag you. Please be courteous of other competitors as you wait for your team members!

Relay team members are respionsible for getting themselves to the proper locations at the proper times. There is no transportation arranged to move relay team members.

ALL Relay members MUST get body marked before the race.

AQUABIKE

The AquaBike category gives athletes the opportunity to compete in a category where they will complete the swim and bike portions of the triathlon race, while omitting the run leg of the race. Please note: there are no relay options available for this event. It is an individual event only.

The AquaBike category will have a wave swim start with additional age groups. Awards in the AquaBike category will be three deep overall for each gender.

GENERAL NOTES

We will collect maintain a lost & found at each transition for small items.  This lost & found will be transported to the finish line information tent.

Please Don’t Litter: Be good citizens and give our volunteers a break – don’t litter on the bike or run courses. Littering will result in an automatic DQ.

Complimentary post-event refreshments will be provided for athletes and volunteers. We ask for your cooperation with this! We want to ensure that all participants and our hard-working volunteers are provided for after the race.  There will be ample food and beverage for sale at all locations.

Results & Awards Preliminary results will be posted 30 minutes after the first athlete finishes and will be updated every 30-45 minutes. Complete results (with splits) will be posted on the web si te (www.setupevents.com) by 6:00PM on Sunday.

The awards ceremony will be held when the last athlete crosses the finish (approximately 3:30PM). If you cannot attend the awards ceremony, please have someone pick up your award. Awards will be mailed out for a shipping and handling fee. Please contact us after the event to learn how to have your award shipped to you.