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The Sixth Annual Oro Valley Triathlon and Duathlon Festival has been rescheduled to July 31, 2021, due to COVID-19. Please check back regularly for updates.
The swim takes place at the BEAUTIFUL Oro Valley Aquatics Center at the base of the Catalina Mountains. The pool will set up for long course and you will serpentine swim
The entire bike course is coned off from traffic and includes one dedicated car lane and bike lane for participants. Be prepared for some fast downhills and a couple short uphills.
The run is flat and fast (Duathlon participants will do one loop before the bike and two loops after the bike)
PLEASE NOTE: We do not offer refunds for any reason. However, you can defer your entry up to one year. (For example: if you purchase an entry for 2021, you can defer that entry to 2022.) Anyone who registered for 2020 was automatically deferred/transferred to 2021. 2020 participants can defer up to two years. However, USAT only allows one-day licenses to be deferred from 2020 to 2021. If you defer to 2022, you'll have to purchase a new one-day license.
First, THANK YOU for choosing the Oro Valley Triathlon and Duathlon Festival. We recognize that you have many event choices, and we sincerely appreciate you choosing our event. Please remember to THANK your volunteers! These events would not be possible without the support of your community volunteers.
All participants will be required to complete a COVID-19 questionnaire and present it on race day to receive their timing chip. NO QUESTIONNAIRE, NO CHIP, NO RACING.
EVERY participant must complete an updated USAT Application and Waiver to compete. This will be emailed to you to bring to packet pickup, and you can find it attached to the bottom of this page.
Unless you are an annual USAT member and your membership has expired you do NOT have to purchase a one-day license. If your annual license is expired, you can either renew it at USAT or you can buy a one-day license. All one-day licenses purchased for the March 20, 2020, event have been transferred to July 31, 2021. However, you do have to complete the Application and Waiver with the new date.
Upon arriving at the race venue, you MUST be wearing a mask.
Transition Opens at 0400 (DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 0430, AS YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN) and closes at 0545. Before entering transition, you will be required to complete this COVID-19 questionnaire and present it to the Timing Chip tent. Your timing chip will be your entry into transition. No chip, no entry. Tucson Tri Girls will be managing access to and from transition. ONLY ATHLETES CAN BE IN THE TRANSITION AREA.
Timing Chips available 0400-0545. Please have your COVID questionnaire AND bib number to collect your timing chip. This is to ensure you receive the correct timing chip. AGAIN, NO QUESTIONNAIRE, NO CHIP, NO RACING.
Racer's meeting near the finish line at 0610. We will prepare an online pre-race meeting and send a link for you to review.
The event will start with the Youth Mini Sprint at 0600. Participants will line up in the SOUTH field next to the aquatic center. You will line up in groups of 50 athletes in the field by bib number. You are to remain in transition next to your bike until your bib number is called to staging in the south field. At all times when not racing, you MUST BE WEARING A MASK. A bucket will be at the pool for you to dispose of your mask upon entering the water to start your race.
Duathletes, please remain in transition next to your bike and wearing a mask until you are called to start your race.
The order of the event:
Due to COVID-19 protocols, the awards ceremony will be held VIRTUALLY via Facebook live. Awards will be available for pick up at Tucson Endurance Performance Center on Oracle/Orange Grove beginning Sunday, August 1st. If you live out of town, your AG award can be mailed to you. Overall awards CANNOT be mailed due to their size and weight. If you believe on race day that you will receive an OA award, please stay at the race or make arrangements for someone locally to pick up your award.
riathlon and Duathlon Awards will be available at the awards table beginning at 10:30 a.m. (1st-3rd Place OA for Male and Female Triathletes (Adult, Beginner, Youth, and Intermediate Triathlons) and Duathletes); Age Groups in 5-year increments for the adult intermediate and full sprint triathlons.
On Your Left Timing is the official timer. You will be able to pick up your timing chip near transition between 0400 and 0545. Results will be streaming LIVE on our website at www.ovtri.com .
This is a USAT Sanctioned event. All results for USAT members will be submitted to USAT for ranking. As a USAT Sanctioned event, electronic devices (MP3, iPod, cell phones, etc.) are NOT ALLOWED on the course AT ANYTIME! Of course, this does not include Garmin, Polar, and/or Timex timing devices. If you are seen using anything other than these approved devices, you will be disqualified.
Please review the Course Maps on the event website and know your course. While we will have volunteers on the course, it is your responsibility to know your course.
Due to COVID-19 protocols, all swim distances have been reduced by 50 meters each. This is because you will be starting at the SOUTH end of the pool.
The Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) will be managing traffic along Calle Concordia, La Canada, Lambert and Oracle. YOU MUST OBEY ALL OVPD INSTRUCTIONS. SAFETY is our main goal. There will be orange cones along the course. You MUST STAY TO THE RIGHT of the cones. USAT Officials will be watching the course. If you are seen outside (to the left) of any cone, you will be automatically disqualified. Again, this is a USAT sanctioned event. Drafting is not allowed. If you are not familiar with the USAT rules, please review them now at: usatriathlon.org/about-multisport/rulebook.aspx. While the course is coned off from general traffic, it is still considered an open course. OVPD will be present to direct traffic at all major intersections/crossings. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR NUMBER ON YOUR BIKE.
NEW IN 2021 - NO PASSING/SLOW SPEED ZONE
When you start your 2nd and/or 3rd loop on the bike course, you MUST reduce your speed on Calle Concordia until you have passed the parking lot entrance back to transition. This is also a no-passing zone. This is for your safety and the safety of your fellow athletes.
In addition, you must wear a helmet that is approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. THE HELMET CHIN STRAP MUST BE FASTENED BEFORE YOU MOUNT THE BIKE, AT ALL TIMES ON THE BIKE COURSE, AND MUST REMAIN FASTENED UNTIL YOU RACK YOUR BIKE IN TRANSITION. ANY VIOLATION OF THIS RULE IS AN AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION.
T1 and T2 are in the same area, in the parking lot just EAST of the Pool. DO NOT get on your bike until out of the transition area and at the Mount Line. The mount and dismount line will be clearly marked and volunteers will be present to guide you. You must DISMOUNT at the dismount line entering back into the parking lot, which, again, will be clearly marked and marshaled by volunteers.
Volunteers will be in transition t o provide body marking with markers. Due to COVID-19 protocols, all athletes are asked to do their own body marking, However, to save time, once you have your bib number from packet pickup, you are free to mark yourself, or have a friend or family member do it for you. Your bib number should be on both arms and the LEFT calf. Your age (on December 31) should be on the right calf There will be a pre-race course information meeting on Saturday, July 31, starting at 0600 for all divisions. The race will begin promptly at 0630 with the Youth Mini Tri. The pre-race meeting will be virtual and posted online for you to review. A link will be emailed to you.
Overall Awards will be given to the top 3 women and men in the intermediate and sprint triathlon, as well as the duathlon*. We also have 1st through 3rd Place Relay Teams.
The Intermediate and Sprint Triathlon Age Groups awards will be 3 deep as follows: 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc.
The Youth Mini Triathlon Age Groups will be 3 deep as follows: 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-17
*There are no age group awards for the duathlon
**There are no overall or age group awards in the adult beginner triathlon. This is meant to be an introductory event.
At the finish line, you will receive water, chocolate milk, oranges and bananas. Your medal will be inside your packet.
Awards will be available at the Awards Table starting at 10:30 a.m. Please pick up your award. Age group awards can me mailed or picked up at Bicycle Ranch beginning Monday, August 2, 2021. Please note: Due to the size and weight of the OA awards, they cannot be mailed. They must be picked up at the race or Bicycle Ranch.
Parking will be to the west of the Aquatics Center at in the Aquatic Center’s parking lot, at Canyon Del Oro High School just west of the Aquatic Center, and behind James D. Kreigh Park off Egleston. Please review the Parking Map for additional details.
The Oro Valley Aquatics Center has multiple bleachers for friends and family. We strongly encourage spectators to come watch. We ask that you arrive before 6:00 a.m. so they do not disrupt the flow of the race. THERE CAN BE NO SPECTATORS AT THE EVENT. RACERS ONLY. PARENTS OF YOUTH RACING, YOU CAN SPECTATE AS LONG AS YOU ARE WEARING A MASK AND REMAINING AT LEAST 6 FEET FROM PARTICIPANTS, OYL STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS. Anyone not wearing a mask who is not racing will be asked to leave.
Please remember to have FUN! Many of the athletes are beginners, please be prepared to help your fellow racer with any questions he/she may have.
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