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Crystal River Triathlon Series - Sprint #2

Saturday, September 24, 2022

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Race Day Schedule

Race #2 of the Crystal River Sprint Triathlon Series is on Saturday, September 24, 2022.

 

UPDATE: There will be NO Pre-Race Packet Pickup.

 

Saturday September 24, 2022:

 

  • 6:00 AM Registration & Packet Pick-up Opens

  • 7:15AM - Registration & Transition Closes
  • 7:30 AM - First Swim Wave Start / Duathlon Start
  • 10:00 AM - Awards Ceremony (time is approximate)

PARKING:  There are a limited number of paved parking spaces available at the beach. Additional parking is available on the roadside approaching the beach area, so arrive early!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Due to an unusually large Seagull Population at the beach over the last week and the large amount of Poop they bring with them, the water test did not pass and we will NOT be holding the Swim portion of the event.

Unfortunately, the Triathlon (Swim ¼m - Bike 15m - Run 3m) will be converted to a Duathlon (Run 2m – Bike 15m – Run 3m) for ALL Athletes.

We apologize for these unfortunate circumstances, but your Safety and Well Being are our biggest concern. Fort Island Beach normally tests very low in contaminants, except when the birds have come to stay. This has happened a few times over the past two decades and usually only lasts about a week or two, but they are here now and looks like they will be with us for the weekend.

 Consider this no different than if we experienced bad weather and the swim had to be cancelled due to unsafe conditions. No Refunds will be given. Athletes will start the event with a 2 mile run, instead of the ¼ mile swim. Bike will remain 15 miles and the 2nd Run will remain 3 miles.

Registered Duathletes, will be placed in Age Group Categories and scored accordingly.

AquaBikers will only be riding the 15 miles with a Time Trial Start and scored accordingly.

 

NOBODY IS MORE DISAPPOINTED THAN WE ARE. Everything is purchased and all arrangements have been made for this event, so NO REFUNDS will be issued. Please don’t ask!  Our staff is working hard to make this event fun and rewarding, even without the swim. Every year several races have to cancel their Swim, usually due to weather or rough water. Unfortunately for us, it is the birds that got us. It’s not as obvious as rough seas, but just as important to insure your Health and Safety. I would never put an Athlete in water I wouldn’t swim in myself.  We are all disappointed and wish it was different, but sometimes life works out that way. Regardless, we intend on having a great event, fun fellowship, and great competition. Your understanding is appreciated.

Race Day Information

Race Policies:

Transfers & Refunds

USAT Wetsuits

Fat Tires

USAT Rule Book

TRIATHLON COURSE
 
SWIM   BIKE   RUN
SWIM ¼ mile in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico    BIKE 15 miles out and back on this fast and flat course, running through the pristine estuaries of West Central Florida's beautiful "Nature Coast" The entire course is paved.   RUN 3 miles out and back with water available at miles 1 and 2
 
 
 
DUATHLON COURSE
 
RUN   BIKE   RUN
RUN 2 miles out and back with the turnaround at the water station.  Start is simultaneous with the first wave.   BIKE 15 miles out and back on this fast and flat course, running through the pristine estuaries of West Central Florida's beautiful "Nature Coast" The entire course is paved.   RUN 3 miles out and back with water available at miles 1 and 2
 
 
 
AQUABIKE COURSE
 
SWIM   BIKE
SWIM ¼ mile in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico   BIKE 15 miles out and back on this fast and flat course, running through the pristine estuaries of West Central Florida's beautiful "Nature Coast" The entire course is paved. Time Stops at TRANSITION IN

 

 

Notes

 

  • This race is LIMITED to 350 athletes, so be sure to register early to reserve your slot. Race entries are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • Swim caps are provided.
  • Wetsuits: Please read our Policy on wetsuits from USA Triathlon.
  • Discover Crystal RiverFat Tire: Please read our Fat Tire Policy with regards to you bike.
  • Projected Water Temp: Currently [86F] last update on [08/20/2021].
  • COME - STAY - PLAY There is so much to do in Citrus County. Fishing, diving, cycling.
  • Great competition, refreshments, music and more....(Shirt guaranteed to pre-registered participants only.)

   DUATHLON: Simultaneous Start with 1st Wave.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
 
  Pre-Registration
(by June 30)
Registration
(by September 11)
Late Registration
(by September 21)
Day of Race
(if available)
Sprint - Individual $75.00 $90.00 $100.00 $120.00
Sprint - Relay Team $150.00 $180.00 $200.00 $240.00
 
The non-USAT members must pay an additional entry fee of $15.00 for USAT One-Day License.
DRC Sports
P.O. Box 70
Inverness, FL 34451

USAT Event

USAT athletes must provide a valid USAT# and present their USAT card & photo ID at registration. A $50 Annual license can be purchased at www.usatmembership.com (For athletes under 17 years of age, price is $10 for an annual membership) Non-USAT licensed athletes must purchase the $15 one-day license. This is available during on-line registration.

The USAT Age rule requires that all participants race by birth year rather than their age on race day. This means your race age will be the same for all sanctioned events for an entire calendar year. The age group of a participant will be determined by age on Dec. 31 of the event year, not by age on race day. For example: If you turn 25 years old in July, you will race and be ranked in the 25-29 age group for the entire season.

Awards

FINISHER MEDAL to ALL FINISHERS!

TRIATHLON: Top Overall First Place Finishers Male / Female
Top Overall Masters (40 and up) Male / Female
Awards 3 deep in 5 year Age Groups (14 & under thru 85 & up) , Clydesdale (Men 220+lbs), Athena (Women 165+ lbs), Physically Challenged, Military/LEO/PSO, Novice (Sprint Only), Fat Tire, and Relay Teams.

DUATHLON: Awards for Top 3 Male & Female Duathletes (No Age Groups)

AQUABIKE: Awards for Top 3 Male & Female AquaBike (No Age Groups)

Sponsors

Race Location

Fort Island Gulf Beach

14024 W Fort Island Trail

Crystal River, FL 34429

Host Hotel

Plantation Inn

9301 W Fort Island Trail Crystal River, FL 34429

Be sure to mention the accommodations are for the Crystal River Triathlon Series - Sprint #2, to receive event pricing

Contact Information

DRC Sports

(352) 637-2475

info@drcsports.com