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How to Race

The reasons people want to get involved in triathlon or multisport vary. For some it is a chance to challenge themselves physically or spiritually. For others it is the opportunity for healthy competition on race day. And countless others are choosing multisport to enhance their quality of life by partaking in a healthy pastime. Regardless of your reason, USA Triathlon is here to encourage you on that journey.

Running races are easy. Get dressed, grab your running shoes and head to the race.  However, a duathlon can be very overwhelming. Aside from remembering all your gear, you must set-up a transition area, what is this USA Triathlon license, and the list goes on and on. If this is your first race, you are probably wondering "how in the world will I know everything?" Answer - is you won't, but hopefully the resources below will make your race day experience one to remember.

Aside from remembering all your gear before you head to the race, you must set-up a transition area as soon as you arrive to the race venue. Among the many emotions during the race, your goal is to move through the transition area as quickly as possible in order to save time. For detailed information on Transition Protocol and Checklist

QUESTIONS 101:  How does a team transfer their timing chip, can I wear my IPod, do I need a USA Triathlon license to compete? Questions 101

WHAT IS THE COURSE LIKE?  Flat and fast. A good first-time event for an individual or team or a great way to kickoff the race season for the seasoned athlete.

RULES, RULES, RULES:  Yes, we have them in multisport as well. They protect you and the other racers and make for a fair and competitive event. Here are the Most Commonly Violated Rules.  Go to the USA Triathlon Rules site for the entire rule book.

ETIQUETTE ON RACE DAY:  There are some basic do's and don't's and this link to will give you some great tips on making your way around the course.  Transition Etiquette Tips


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