Payson Orchards Triathlon and 5K Saturday, June 20, 2020 655 S Main St, Payson, UT 84651 7:00 a.m. wave race start
COVID-19 UPDATE: Payson Orchards Triathlon & 5K 2020 will HOPEFULLY still be happening, but we won't know for sure until the end of May. If the pool is open by the end of May, we will hold the race. If not, we will either postpone it or cancel it. And if we cancel, we hope to give as much of a refund as we can, but the credit card processing fees will probably take some of your entry fee. Approximately $5-10 would be taken off of your refund, but we would provide a coupon code for next year so you'll get that money back. We're sorry we don’t have definite answers, but know that we would like to do what is fair. These are such uncertain times, stay healthy, and until we meet again, bike and run on!
What I love about this race: The beautiful orchards we bike through on a relatively flat course; the friendly spectator area, including a kids playground, bounce houses, and vendors; an awesome finisher medal; an accurate timing chip system; and an easy and fun swim! The perfect triathlon for first-time triathletes or those seasoned athletes looking for a fun, fast, and beautiful sprint triathlon!
Sponsors: If you'd like to help sponsor our event or be a vendor, please contact Race Director, Jackie Karlberg, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check in & body marking: TRIATHLON CHECK IN: 5:30-6:30 a.m. Triathlon begins at 7 a.m. 5K CHECK IN: 6:30-7:30 a.m., 5K begins at 8:00 a.m.
DISTANCE 300 yard swim, 18K bike (11 miles), 5K run (3.1 miles) NEW WAVE RACE START In 2020 we will adopt a wave race start with 30 people starting in the pool every 15 minutes. Please sign up for your race start time according to your 100 free time (as listed on the different sign-up times). Please be aware that all triathletes must have their transition area ready, and be all clear of the transition area by the 7 a.m. race start. All teams will begin in the 7 a.m. group. Swim The 7 a.m. wave start will begin at the Payson City Pool (655 S Main St) where participants will line up in registration order. Every ~15-25 seconds, a new swimmer will enter the pool to begin. The timing chip system will ensure accurate times of each leg of the race as well as the two transitions, from the first swimmer to the last. Swimmers will “snake” up and back in each lane, staying to the LEFT side of the lane, and then under the lane line to repeat until they exit the pool after swimming in all six lanes, equaling 300 yards.
T1 Swimmers will exit the pool area and run barefooted (or may set out shoes just outside of the pool area) on the cement sidewalk and grass to the far end of the transition area (on the Main Street side, the entrance for both swimming and biking).
BIKE* Racers will leave the transition area on foot, mount their bicycles in the proper area, and continue along an 11-mile route. Cycling through blooming cherry orchards and beautiful farms is what makes this relatively flat ride worth a try. Coming up over the freeway overpass and back into downtown Payson, racers will have unobstructed views of the Payson LDS temple, as well as miles and miles of south Utah County.
T2 Dismounting your bike on Main Street, participants will walk their bikes into the transition area to prepare for the last leg of the race, the run.
RUN Heading north down the hill, racers will go to the end of the road that ends at Memorial Park, turn right, and then head up toward the canyon on Peteetneet Road (600 E). Turning just before the mouth of the canyon onto Canyon Road, racers will travel through some beautiful Payson neighborhoods, and will be able to hear the music and screaming fans at the finish line as they turn back onto Main Street. The 5K ONLY runners will use the same 5K course. TIMING CHIP SYSTEM AWESOMENESS The Race Time will be providing our chip timing, and they do a phenomenal job. After you finish you can go over to their trailer and print out a list of your times and rankings. As soon as the race is over, printed times and placement will be accurate.
FINISH LINE/SPECTATOR AREA While you’re exhausting yourself out on the course, your family and friends can enjoy a fun spectator area filled with vendors, kid’s activities, and music. When you cross that finish line, we'll drape you in your finisher medal! You did it!
AWARDS All triathlon participants will be given a swag bag including an awesome, super-soft t-shirt, race bib, and athletic product samples. Triathlon finishers will also get a SWEET custom finisher medal made of bamboo and recycled bicycle chains! All 5K run participants will receive the awesome super-soft t-shirt, swag bag, race bib, and in the running for awards as listed below.
Triathlon Special awards will be given to the top three male and female triathlete finishers overall. Other awards will be given in the following categories: 19 and under – men and women 20-24 men and women 25-29 men and women 30-34 men and women 35-39 men and women 40-44 men and women 45-49 men and women 50+ men and women Top three teams overall 5K Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers overall. REGISTRATION PRICES* Sprint Triathlon Individual Racers: $45 entry fee through December 24 $50 entry fee through January 31 $60 entry fee through March 31 $70 entry fee through May 31 $80 and (possibly) no t-shirt through June 19
Sprint Triathlon Teams (includes three swag bags and t-shirts): $60 entry fee through December 24 $75 entry fee through February 28 $100 entry fee through May 31 $125 and (possibly) no t-shirts through June 19
THERE WILL BE NO RACE-DAY REGISTRATION
*DISCLAIMER: The bike leg crosses over train tracks twice. Please use caution when in these areas. The train company does not hold for races, so it is possible that you could be stopped for a train for a number of minutes.
**Does not include processing fees. All registrations are non-refundable.