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Red Hills Triathlon 2016
Sat, Apr 9, 2016
Triathlon-Sprint - Individual Age group/open
About This Activity
Tallahassee is known for its explosions of springtime floral blooms and Alfred B Maclay State Park is the best place in town to witness nature's beauty A partnership with the Friends of Maclay Gardens, allows Red Hills Triathlon access to this beautiful state park for one Saturday every year.
The Park's recreation area provides the venue for the transition area and post race party. The 1/3 mile swim takes place in the fresh water of Lake Hall with water temperatures normally in the high 60's. New for 2016, the bike course leaves the Park and heads out on the scenic paved hills of northern Tallahassee for two, 9 mile loops, making for an 19.3 mile course. The 5k run takes place inside the Park. The run course is mostly paved, but does include a segment of off road trail.
RHT2016 has been chosen by USAT to be a Florida Region Club Championship Series Event.
All registrants will receive a long-sleeve tech shirt.
All finishers will receive a beautiful commemorative medal.
There will be a post race celebration with age group and overall winners receiving unique hand made pottery created by Tallahassee's own local artist, Brian Bachman.
Join us in celebrating the 16th running of the Red Hills Triathlon!
Event details and schedule
NEW FOR 2016- Packet pickup at RACE SITE
Packet Pickup: Friday, April 8, 2016, noon-6p
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
3540 Thomasville Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32309
Saturday (race day) April 9, 2016 5:30am-7:00am at Maclay Gardens (Race Site)
RACE BEGINS PROMPTLY AT 7:30AM 4/9/16 *PACKET PICKUP ONLY* NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION
Athletes may only pick up their own packets. Under no circumstances may an athlete pick up a packet for another person. USA Triathlon will insist that you require every athlete to attend packet pickup so their membership status and photo ID can be verified.
A portion of the proceeds of the Red Hills Triathlon will be donated to the The Friends of Maclay State Park and Gardens. The Red Hills Triathlon reserves the right to cancel the race or start at a later time. This would only be done for inclement weather, emergencies, or natural disasters. In the event of a cancellation there will be no refunds of entry fees. In the event of a cancellation for any other reason there will be no refund of entry fees. Entry fees cannot be transferred to another individual.
All USAT rules will be in effect. Helmets must meet or exceed the safety standards of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). ALL COMPETITORS MUST SIGN THE USAT WAIVER!!
Photo ID: ALL athletes are required to show photo ID. NO ID, NO RACE, NO EXCEPTIONS. Every single participant in the race must have a photo ID.
Awards are handmade Pottery by local artist Brian Bachman
Top 3 Overall, Male and Female.
First Masters, Male and Female.
First Grand Masters, Male and Female.
Five Year Age Groups, Top 3 Male and Female
Top 3 Clydesdale (220+)/Athena (165+), 15-39,and 40+
Additional Things to know:
There will be volunteers to direct you to parking at the State Park. Please follow their instructions. It is extremely dark inside the park on race morning. The walk from the parking lot to the transition area is approximately 1/4 - 1/2 mile. Be prepared and do NOT STOP and hold up traffic off-loading at transition. The walk from the parking lot as well as the transition area is very dark. Bring a flashlight or wear a headlamp.