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Southern Tier Triathlon Club Summer Tri Series

Wed June 5 - Wed August 7, 2024 Cassadaga, NY 14718 US Directions


1.  I have never done a triathlon before.  Am I crazy?

A. NO.  This series is absolutely perfect for first-timers.  You will find the courses well marked so it's pretty impossible to get lost.  The seasoned triathletes were all there once too.  You will find them incredibly helpful and friendly at our events.  If you have specific questions please feel free to reach out to us via email or text. 


2.  Is there a cut off time?  What if I am really slow.

A. NO cut off times.  We will be there to cheer you in as you get to the Finish Line. 


3. Do I need a wetsuit?

A.  NO.  We recommend them but they are not necessary.  Several of our participants do not wear one.  And, if you have one, it doesn't matter if it is full sleeve, sleeveless, etc...whatever you are most comfortable in.   *Please, please, do not wear a wetsuit for the very first time during a race.  


4. What if I am a really slow swimmer.  Will you pull me out of the race?
A.   NO.  No cut off times.  We have certified lifeguards and several volunteers in kayaks in the water.  You may rest next to a kayaker, float on your back, use a personal life buoy for comfort.  


5.  Is it ok if we bring our dog?

***Dogs are prohibited from being brought to the race.  If you, or any family member, or your spectators, bring a dog to the race, we will disqualify the athlete.  NO refunds.

        A. A race is not a place for the family pet.  This is for the safety of our participants, their families, and your dog as well.   If you have never been chased, wildly barked at, or bitten by a dog while cycling or running then consider yourself one of the lucky ones.  Dogs and bikes and runners do not mix and to eliminate any fear,  or the possibility of accidents, we insist that dogs not be brought to the race site.  Your dog may be very well-behaved, but this is not the place for them.  Thank you for your understanding and for enforcing this with your family and friends.

6.  I don't have a specific triathlon bike or even a very nice road bike.  Are there bike requirements?

A. No worries.  We have had several folks race on a hybrid, a mountain bike or even a 10-speed.  Your handlebars cannot have open ends due to safety.  

A helmet is an absolute MUST!  

 E-Bikes are not allowed for this race (Check out the KBR Triathlon in September on our website.  E-Bike friendly!)


7.   Can my friend run alongside me to pace my run and keep me company?

A.  NO.  No one other than registered athletes on the course.


8.  I may need to walk some of that run course.  Will the aid station and finish line still be up?

 A.  Yes.  NO cut-off time.  Period.  

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