Packets may be picked up Thursday 3-6pm and Friday 11-6:30pm at Syracuse Bicycle or starting at 6:30 a.m. on site on race day. We stress packet pick-up beforehand to make your morning easier and registration lines shorter! You may pick up for a friend or relative with a signature.
Please review the information in your packet, including your age and swim wave. If there is a discrepancy, please notify an official immediately.
Chip pick-up and body marking will be at 6:30 a.m. You must show your bib to pick up your chip and to be body marked. There are no exceptions.
When teams pick up their chip – all three members must be present. No exceptions.
The transition area will be open to rack your bike starting at 6:15 a.m. You must rack your bike on its assigned number. Bikes should be removed by 11 a.m. To enter the transition area, you must wear the bracelet found in your packet.
The information meeting is at 7:30 a.m. The first wave departs at 8:00 a.m.
While we take all safety precautions, you are ultimately responsible for your own safety in all three events. Most of the roads are open to traffic.
Do I need a wetsuit?
No, however about 75% of participants wear one.
How many may be on a team?
A team may consist of 2-3 individuals. On race day, all must be present when picking up the chip.
How many waves are there?
There are three waves, five minutes apart. You must swim in your assigned wave.
Do I need to wear a helmet?
Yes, it also must be buckled before and after leaving transition.
Do I need to wear a bathing cap?
Yes, you must wear the one provided to you.
Can I wear earbuds or headphones?
No. Participants seen wearing them will be disqualified without exception.
Are bike tags provided?
Yes. They are provided to be attached to your bike for identification.
Where do I rack my bike?
Your bike must be racked on its assigned spot in the transition area. Your race number is your bike placement. There is a separate rack for team cyclists.
When must my bike be removed?
Bikes should be removed by 11 a.m. to facilitate transition area teardown and the opening of the parking lot.
Is there a race cut-off?
Yes. Participants should be out of the transition area and starting their run by 10:15. We reserve the right to ask for the chip of participants who are unable to meet the deadline. This was instituted for a number of reasons, including: meeting deadlines for removal of the transition areas, opening of the park, and helping to ensure the safety of all participants by setting clear minimum performance requirements. Sometimes special situations may occur such as a flat tire, or illness and they will be handled on a case-by-case basis. If for some reason you have concerns about not being able to finish the event by 11:00, please contact the Race Director before race day.
What if I cannot finish the race?
If for some reason you cannot finish, please notify a race official and turn in your chip.
If I am unable to stay for the awards ceremony, how can I get my award?
You may pick up your award at the Downtown YMCA, 340 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, starting at 9 a.m. the Wednesday after the competition.
Where will the results be posted?
Results will be posted on the Score-This website and on this website.
Do I have to be a USAT Member or pay the one day USAT license fee?
No. Participants need not be USAT members nor must they pay an additional fee to participate.
Once the race is filled, if I have not registered, can I be placed on a waiting list?
Sorry. There is no waiting list.
If I’m registered but can’t come, can I get a refund?
Please call for more information, contact Beth Calcaginio at 315-474-6851 ext. 360.
Why does the application ask if I am a first-timer?
We have an award for the first place first timer male and female. It is called the Reiner/Rudy award.
Why does the application ask if I am a cancer survivor?
This triathlon is associated with cancer survivor programs at the YMCA. To help raise awareness of the program, there is an award for the first place male and female cancer survivor.
Can I pick up a friend’s packet at packet pick-up?
Yes, if you have a signed permission slip from them.
Can family or friends attend the picnic?
Yes, they can buy a ticket on race day. The charge is $3.50 for adults and $1.50 for children. Participants receive their lunch with their race registration. Your bib number is your ticket.