Sprint Course FAQ

Sprint Race Questions

What is the distance for each leg of the Sprint race?

The Sprint course features a 750 meter swim, a one-loop, 16 mile bike, and a 5k run.  The Sprint course maps are available here.

Will there be a Paratri wave?

Yes, we will include a wave for our Paratriathles.

Will there be an Elite wave?

No, we will not have an Elite wave in the Sprint distance race.

Will there be an Aqua bike?

No, we will not have an Aqua bike category in the Sprint distance race.

Are relays permitted?

Yes, we will have an inaugural sprint relay in 2014.

Which race will start first?

The Olympic distance racers will enter the water in the first waves. Once all the Olympic distance racers enter the water, there will be an approximately 5 to 10 minute break between the last Olympic wave and the first Sprint wave to ensure that all the Olympic distance swimmers have cleared the Sprint turn buoy. Once the last Olympic swimmer has cleared that buoy, the Sprint waves will begin.

What time does the Sprint race begin?

The Sprint race will begin at approximately 9:00 am, once all the Olympic distance racers enter the water. There will be an approximately 5 to 10 minute break between the last Olympic wave and the first Sprint wave to ensure that all the Olympic distance swimmers have cleared the Sprint turn buoy. Once the last Olympic swimmer has cleared that buoy, the Sprint waves will begin.

Is there a separate transition?

There is only one transition area, but the Sprint racers will all be racked in the same section of transition in order to ensure a smooth flow of swimmers in, bikes out, bikes in, and runners out.

Will transition still close at the same time?

Yes, transition closes at 6:55 am in order to clear the course for the first wave of racers. If you need to bring anything with you while you wait for your wave to enter the water, please plan to use the Gear Check tent located on Ohio Drive, directly across from the Swim Start. Following the race, your gear can be quickly retrieved from this same location.

What is the cost of the Sprint race?

Registration for the Sprint race will be $150 through sell out. There will not be any price increases, nor will discount codes be accepted. With limited spots in this race, we expect it to sell out quickly. Register NOW

Is it possible to transfer from the Olympic to the the Sprint if I’ve already registered?

Yes, we will accept transfers up until August 1, 2014. Once the race sells out, we will not accept any additional transfers. To transfer your registration, email nationstri@competitorgroup.com and include your race registration confirmation information.

Is there a fee involved to transfer?

There is no fee involved to transfer to the Sprint race, but we are not able to provide any refunds for the price difference.

Can Sprint racers participate in the Race-within-a-Race challenge?

The Sprint distance race will feature a Collegiate Challenge. If you are a member of a Collegiate team or club, please note it in your registration. We will award the top Male and Female in the Collegiate division. We will also be recognizing the top College or University team or club with 5 or more racers with the lowest average time for their top 5 finishing times.

Will Team in Training offer the Sprint race?

Absolutely!  We are pleased to say that Team in Training WILL be including a Sprint option in their training plans.  And if there’s not a training group in your area, you can still raise vital funds to create a world without cancer by joining Team In Training Flex, the online training group dedicated to supporting TNT athletes regardless of where they live.  To find out how you can join the Team, please go to http://nationstri.com/registration/team-in-training-join-the-team/ or contact TNT at teamintraining@lls.org.

 

All other race questions can be found on the FAQ page. All race rules regarding expo and packet pick up, bike racking, and race day rules are the same for both courses.