FAQ

How can I register for the race?

We are sorry to inform you that the race has been postponed until 2016. We look forward to seeing you next year!

Can I register on race day?

No, all registrations must be completed prior to race day. See our Registration tab for more info. Registrations completed after June 28th cannot be guaranteed a t-shirt in the requested size.

Can I pick up my packet on race day?

Race Day Packet Pickup and athlete check-in IS LIMITED and will be provided on a prearranged basis only. Please contact the race director for details at sharkfestinfo@yahoo.com.

What will I need for packet pick-up on Friday, July 10th?

At packet pick-up, parents will be required to show some identification. If you are not filling out a USAT registration form, you will be required to show a current USAT registration card for each participant. NO CARD, NO RACE.

What are the distances that my child will be racing?

Age Swim Bike Run
5-6 25 yards .5 mile .25 mile
7-8, 9-10 100 yards 3.1 mile 0.6 mile
11-15 200 yards 6.2 mile 1.2 mile

Parent category: same as 11-15 year olds

Who can participate in the family division?

The parent leg of the team must be the legal guardian of the child participant.

Can I participate with all my 3 children in the family division?

We will follow a one parent, one child rule. A parent may race with a child in the pre-junior (5-6), junior (7-10), or senior (11-15) category. If you have 2 children participating, both parents may participate, one with each child.

Will parents receive a shirt?

Both child and parent participants will be guaranteed a t-shirt in their requested size if registered by June 28th.

Do I have to register with USAT?

Yes, USAT registration is required for all sanctioned events. This covers insurance for you and the event sponsors. For more info, go to the registration page.

What if I have already registered with USAT but can’t find my card?

All participants must have USAT registration for race day. Registration must be renewed annually. You can print out a temporary card by going to the USAT website. Please remember: no card, no ID, no race! This is a requirement for all USAT sanctioned events.

If I pay for my child’s USAT registration at your event, can my child participate in other triathlons?

If you pay the $15 one-year USAT child registration, your child’s registration is valid for all USAT sanctioned events for one full year. This must be purchased on the USAT website prior to packet pick-up. Remember to present your USAT card or a temporary card.

What about parent USAT registration for other events?

If a parent is participating and has paid the $12 one-day registration, that parent will have to register again to participate in other USAT events. Many triathletes invest in an annual USAT registration. The cost is $45. This registration is valid for all sanctioned events for one full year.

Can my family participate as a team? One child swimming, one biking and a parent running?

No, each participant must swim, bike and run the required distances.

Do I have to wear a bike helmet?

Per USAT, all participants are required to wear a CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) approved helmet on the bike course. USAT rules also state that riders on their bike any time before the race are also required to wear a helmet.

Will bike maintenance be available?

We’re working on this. More info to come!

When should we arrive on race day?

The transition area will open at 6:00am. We recommend that you arrive prior to that time to park and get ready.

Will there be food after the race?

A post-race party will immediately follow the race. Plan on hanging out with us after the race for awards and door prize drawings. Food, drinks and fun will be provided along with some great special guests. See you there!

What happens if the race is cancelled?

In the event that the triathlon must be canceled due to weather, we are sorry to announce that refunds will not be granted. Registration packets including t-shirts may be picked up at the designated packet pick-up times, but will not be mailed.

Other questions?

Email the race director at sharkfestinfo@yahoo.com