Foothills Sprint Triathlon
May 26, 2014
Beginner triathlon clinic at 4pm at Fleet Feet on Sunday. Bike racking technique, bike mount/dismount, what to wear, what to eat, course tips, etc. Everything the beginner triathlete needs to know. Conducted by Shahin Hadian of Fleet Feet, USAT certified triathlon coach.
Start time: 8:00am
Foothills Sprint is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event. USAT members must have a current USAT membership card and a photo ID. One day USAT licenses are available for $12 for non-USAT members.
Note: USAT rules state each athlete must be present to pick up their race packet and provide a photo ID and a USAT membership card if they are an annual member. A USAT One Day Licence can be purchased during online registration or at packet pick up. The only exception where a person may pick up another athlete's packet is a legal guardian picking up a packet for a minor.
The second leg of the Fleet Feet Sprint Series, this Memorial Day race is a great way to cap off the holiday weekend. A 350 meter pool swim, a 10 mile rolling bike ride course, and a 4k “neighborhood run” make this race a favorite for both beginners and accomplished triathletes. FHS is the second leg of the Fleet Feet Grand Prix Sprint series. John Sevier Pool in Maryville is the spectator and family friendly venue, with volunteer support supplied by Blount County Boy Scouts. Expected participation--250
350 meters Pool swim, with time trial start--swimmers start one at a time every 5 seconds, with the fastest swimmers starting first. Participants will swim up one lane, down another, up the next and continuing on as they traverse the pool for 350 meters.
10 miles on rolling, rural roads.
4 kilometers on mostly level residential streets.
Early bird thru January 31 Individuals $35, Relays $50
February 1 thru March16 Individuals $40, Relays $55
March 17 thru May 4 Individuals $45, Relays $60
May 4 thru May 18 Individuals $55, Relays $70
May 18 thru May 24 Individuals $65, Relays $80
Day of race (May 26) Individuals $70, Relays $85
This event is timed with a Championship chip. You will be required to show your bib number to the volunteers to insure you get the correct chip. This chip is programmed to coincide with your individual race number. During the event, you will cross mats that will record your time from your chip. This is how we score your race.
It is imperative that you wear YOUR assigned chip until you cross the finish line (this includes during the swim). Make sure you have the band securely around your ankle so it will not fall off during the swim. After the race please turn in your chip to the chip attendants at the finish line. Proper management of your uniquely coded timing chip will help ensure swift and accurate race results.