Questions from athletes just like you come in all the time. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, please feel free to scroll down and use our contact form to send us an email.
If you have any questions about specific race rules; swim, bike or run- you may want to review the USAT Rulebook because all of our triathlons are USAT Certified.
“Can my child participate if they are under 15?”
Probably! Please email us and let us know that you have a kiddo who wants to race. We only restrict online registration to those 15 and older so we can touch base with the parents or guardians of the younger ones about individual, physical abilities.
“Do relay team members need to register if I have already registered as the Captain?”
Yes! All relay captains & team members must register separately. This is how we get your emergency contact information and shirt size. The captain will pay the full registration fee. The members will have to sign-up as a ‘team member’ and will not be charged.
“What is the Open division and who should race it ?”
Open division athletes will start as the first wave of their designated distance. This give the Open athletes a chance to race head to head against all other Open athletes. Open division athletes will not qualify for an Age Group award, and will only be included in the Overall rankings in the event results. There is no qualification necessary to compete as an Open division athlete. Anyone can compete in the Open category, as long as they are 15 years of age or older.
“What are the weight limits for the Athena / Clydesdale divisions?”
To qualify for the Athena division, women must weigh at least 165lbs, and men racing as Clydesdales must weigh at least 220lbs. All who wish to compete in these divisions will be weighed in at packet pick-up.
“I paid the $12 USAT fee when I registered. When will I receive my membership card?”
Annual memberships are available directly through USAT Login. The $12 fee you paid when you registered is only a One-Day License so a card will not be sent. Click here for USAT membership rules.
“Can someone else pick up my packet for me?”
Sorry, no. USAT requires that each athlete pick up their own packet. Photo ID will be required to do so.
“Do I have to get body marked?”
Yes. You can choose to do so either at packet pick-up or on your way into transition on race morning, but all athletes must be body marked.
“If I am injured or unable to race, may I get a refund?”
Sorry, no. Refunds will not be given under any circumstances. BBSC Rules & Policies
“If I am unable to race, may I give my entry to a friend or family member?”
Yes! As long as you make the transfer before online registration closes for the event. BBSC Rules & Policies
“Can I wear my iPod during the race?”
You can wear your iPod during the race to track your progress on a GPS, but NO audio devices will be allowed on the course whatsoever– so that means no ear buds!
“How early should I arrive?”
Athletes are welcome to arrive as early as transition opens. All BBSC transitions stay open for the duration of events. We just ask our athletes to be courteous of anyone that may be racing— even if you are not.
“Will there be somewhere to change clothes after the swim?”
There will be port-a-potties near by, but most athletes just swim in what they plan to wear during the bike portion.
“How do you keep my equipment safe?”
Volunteers are positioned at all the in’s and out’s of transition and will be checking to be sure body markings and numbers on equipment match.
“Are wetsuits allowed / required?”
As defined by USAT’s competitive rules, athletes will be allowed to wear a wetsuit in water up to and including 78°. Should the water test warmer than that on race morning, wearing a wetsuit would exclude you from award eligibility. Wetsuits are always recommended when water temps allow.
“Do I have to swim a freestyle stroke?”
Although freestyle is the most common, any stroke that propels you forward will be acceptable.
“If I hang on to a kayak, will I be disqualified?”
No. You may hang onto a boat, kayak, or buoy for as long as you need to, but using any of these devices to help propel you forward will result in disqualification.
“I’m nervous about an open water swim. Do you have any tips?”
Open water swims can be intimidating so your first time out there should NEVER be on race day. Many lakes in the area have swim beaches… some even have measured courses available for practice. We recommend you find some open water and practice several times in advance.
“Can I wear fins or a snorkel?”
USAT no longer restricts the use of snorkels, but flotation devices, fins, paddles or any other equipment that assists you in forward propulsion will result in disqualification.
“Can I use my mountain bike?”
Yes. Many do.
“Can I ride a recumbent or tandem bike?”
“Do I need to have my bike inspected?”
It’s always a good idea to be sure your equipment is in good working order, but not required.
“Do I have to wear my race number?”
Yes! Please affix / wear all bib numbers provided, being sure your number is visible from the front when you cross the finish line. This will not only assist our timers, allowing for more accurate results / awards, but will help our photographers identify you and your photos later.
“Can I walk if I want / need to?”
Absolutely. Beginners and veterans alike are welcome at all BBSC events. Race as competitively as you are comfortable.
Please contact us by emailing the appropriate person for your question, concern or comment or filling out the Contact Form Below! We look forward to hearing from you.
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