Race Week News 8/22/21

Hi Everyone!

We are one week out from event day!  This email contains the updated event schedule as well as the swim heats.  There are also some reminders from our previous email.  Please read the entire email to help make event weekend smoother for the athletes and volunteers.

The event is sold out and the waiting list is closed.  THERE WILL BE NO ONSITE REGISTRATION.

 

Zoom Course Talk Recording

The zoom course talk last week was a big success.  Thank you to all who joined us.  If you have not already, I STRONGLY encourage you to view the talk.  You can access either from our website home page www.santabarbaratriathlon.com or our Facebook page.

 

Covid Concerns

Our team has continuously monitored the guidance from the CDC, state of CA and county of Santa Barbara.  Currently there is no indication hosting an outdoor event is unsafe.

That said, please be respectful of your fellow athletes, volunteers, and the community at large.  Masks are not required by encouraged in higher density areas such as packet pick up, the transition area and expo.  If you are unvaccinated, I strongly encourage you to please wear a mask at all times in these areas.

We will have masks, gloves and hand sanitizer at the registration tables.  Please help yourself.

Event Schedule

   
Event Day Timeline
Friday August 27 – Saturday August 28, 2021
   
Times are approximate and subject to change.
   
Friday, August 27  
12:00 PM Packet Pick-Up/Sports Expo Opens
2:00 PM Running Technique and Injury Prev. Clinic
3:00 PM Course Talk
4:00 PM Course Talk
5:00 PM Course Talk
6:30 PM Packet Pick-Up Closes
   
   
Saturday, August 28  
5:00 AM Packet Pick-Up Opens
5:15 AM Transition Area Opens
6:30 AM Event site parking lot closes
6:45 AM PACKET PICK – UP CLOSES
7:00 AM TRANSISTION AREA CLOSES.  ALL ATHLETES MUST BE IN TRANSITION.  LATE ENTRY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.
7:00 AM Long Course Swim Waves Start (Ind, Relay, Aquabike)
8:00 AM Sprint course starts (CoEd)
8:25 AM Duathlon Starts
8:30 AM Women’s only starts
8:40 AM Parent/Child starts
10:00 AM Co-Ed Sprint Awards
10:30 AM Women’s only and Parent/Child Awards
12:00 PM Long Course Awards Ceremony  (Approx)

 

Swim Heats:

Here are the swim heat starts:

 

Santa Barbara Triathlon 40th Anniversary
SWIM / EVENT START TIMES
       
Heat # Cat AG PDT
1 LC ELITE 7:00
2 LC M 34 and under 7:05
3 LC M 35 – 44 7:10
4 LC W 49 and under 7:15
5 LC M 45 – 54 7:20
6 LC W 50 and over 7:25
7 LC M 55 and over 7:30
8 LC RELAY Relay All 7:35
9 LC AQUA Aquabike ALL 7:40
       
10 SC COED M 34 and under 8:00
11 SC COED W 44 and under 8:05
12 SC COED M 35 – 49 8:10
13 SC COED W 45 and over 8:15
14 SC COED M 50 and over 8:20
15 DUATH Duathlon ALL 8:25
16 SC Wom ONLY W 44 and under 8:30
17 SC Wom ONLY W 45 and over 8:35
18 SC PAR/CHD 2 PERSON 8:40
19 SC PAR/CHD 3 PERSON 8:45

 

Packet Pick Up REMINDER

Packet Pick up will be Friday, August 27, from noon to 6:30 PM at East Beach in Santa Barbara.  Registration tables will be on the ocean side of the pavilion.  (1118 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103)

As a courtesy to traveling athletes, we will have a very small window of time to pick up your packet on Saturday morning from 5 AM to 6:45 AM.  I don’t recommend waiting until Saturday in case the lines are long and 6:45 will be a HARD CUT OFF.

 

TRANSITION AREA WILL CLOSE FOR ENTRY AT 7 AM

If you are racing, you and your bike MUST be in transition by 7AM.  Athletes will not be permitted to enter transition to set up after this cut off.  This is for the safety of all athletes whose events have begun the event and will be moving through the transition area.

If you are on a relay team, your bike must be on the rack by 7AM.  If your runner chooses to arrive later that will be allowed.

If you arrive after transition closes with your bike you will NOT be permitted to race.  Plan ahead.

Athletes who live in the area or are staying in nearby hotels are encouraged to ride their bikes to transition as parking is street parking and limited.

That’s all for now!  Stay safe, keep training, and see you on the beach!

 

Elizabeth

Race Director

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