CASTLE CREEK TRIATHLON
Sprint & Olympic
Triathlon, Duathlon & Aquabike

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CASTLE CREEK TRIATHLON
Sprint & Olympic
Triathlon, Duathlon & Aquabike

October 2 Update
Registration is closed. There will be no race day registration.
Water temp is 78, making Castle Creek Triathlon wetsuit legal.
See you tomorrow!!

CASTLE CREEK ATHLETE GUIDE 2 <- Please read, there will be a test at registration. September 17 Update
Castle Creek Triathlon is approved!! See you October 3

Welcome to the Inaugural Castle Creek Triathlon!! The Castle Creek Triathlon offers a sprint and Olympic distance triathlon and sprint duathlon for individuals. For non-runners we also have a sprint and Olympic aquabike.

SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Safe return to racing

IMPORTANT RACE DETAILS
1. In an effort to reduce the number of people onsite please do not bring spectators
2. While not racing please wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth at all times
3. Please adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times
4. Results will be available online only

DISTANCES
Olympic Triathlon
Swim 1500m
Bike 40km
Run 10km

Sprint Triathlon
Swim 750m
Bike 20km
Run 5km

Sprint Duathlon
Run 5km
Bike 20km
Run 5km

Olympic Aquabike
Swim 750m
Bike 20km

Sprint Aquabike
Swim 1500m
Bike 40km

RACE DAY SCHEDULE
At 7:00 a.m. we would like to have all athletes onsite. At that time the road from the entry station to the boat ramp will be closed to inbound traffic. Vehicles may leave at any time but please be aware cyclists and runners will be on the road.

OLYMPIC TRI & AQUABIKE
5:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. Packet and timing chip pick up for Olympic triathlon participants
6:30 a.m. Olympic triathlon and aquabike men to boat ramp. Athletes to start one at a time
6:45 a.m. Olympic triathlon and aquabike women to boat ramp. Athletes to start one at a time

SPRINT DUATHLON
6:00 a.m. – 6:30 a.m. Packet and timing chip pick up for sprint duathlon
7:00 a.m. Sprint duathlons begins

SPRINT TRI & AQUABIKE
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Packet and timing chip pick up for Sprint triathlon participants
7:30 a.m. Sprint triathlon and aquabike men to boat ramp. Athletes to start one at a time
7:45 a.m. Olympic triathlon and aquabike women to boat ramp. Athletes to start one at a time

10:00 a.m. Must have started the run
11:00 a.m. Must be on second loop of the run

PACKET PICK UP
Photo ID required to pick up race packet
If you are a USA Triathlon member please have proof of membership
You have to pick up your race packet in person (no one can pick up yours and you cannot pick up for anyone else)
Each member of a relay team must check in but the whole does not have to pick up their packets together

COURSE CUT OFFS
There are two cut offs for The Castle Creek Triathlon.
1) You must start the run by 10:00 a.m.
2) You must be on the second loop of the run by 11:00 a.m.

PARKING
Remember there is a $7 entry fee per vehicle to enter Lake Pleasant Regional Park. Please have exact change.

SITE PLAN

SWIM

Sprint = 1 loop. Olympic = 2 loops
Keep buoys on your left
White swim cap = Olympic
Blue swim cap = Sprint

TRANSITION
Swim in/Bike in at east end (end closest to the lake)
Bike out/Run out at west end
Rack bike according to race number. Five bikes per rack
The ground in transition is on the rough side. Feel free to leave flip flops at swim exit

BIKE

No water stations. Athletes to self-support on bike
Road not closed to traffic. STAY LEFT! Share the road. Exercise caution
Please ride very cautiously from the entry station down the hill to the boat ramp. This section of road will also have runners
Out and back toward Carefree Highway
Follow BIKE signs (yellow sign with black lettering) and follow instructions of staff and/or MCSO
Sprint = 2 loop. Olympic = 4 loops
Turn around
1. Castle Hot Springs Rd 3.1 miles from north boat ramp
2. Boat ramp/transition area

RUN

Sprint = 1 loop. Olympic = 2 loops
Follow RUN signs (white sign with red lettering) and follow instructions of staff and/or MCSO
Water station at turn around points
Note on water stations: Volunteers will place an 8oz water bottle on the table. Runners will need to pick up a bottle if they would like one. No face to face hand off

FINISH
Upon finishing please place your timing chip where directed by race staff. To further minimize face to face interactions and potential gatherings for Castle Creek 2020 there are no finisher medals or awards. Hopefully, in a year’s time, we can return to this practice. In your own time please gather your belongings, head to your car and have a safe drive home.

RACER AMENITIES
Event t-shirt
Post-race refreshments
Custom race numbers

COST
OLYMPIC
To September 15
$90 Individual

September 16 – October 1 at noon
$125 Individual

SPRINT
To September 15
$75 Individual

September 16 – October 1 at noon
$110 Individual

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION

Please note that on race day there is a $7 fee to enter Lake Pleasant Regional Park

We are hopeful to bring this event to Arizona. However, we are prepared for yet another event cancellation due to the ever-evolving COVID situation. We will offer entry-fee and USA Triathlon membership refunds if the event is cancelled. Please note that there will be no finisher medals or awards for the Castle Creek Triathlon 2020. There will also be no water stations on the course for your health and safety. As such, athletes will need be prepared and bring enough fluids on both the bike and run to fuel their race.

AQUABIKE
Final time for aquabike participants will be calculated at BIKE IN. Once you have finished please make your way to the finish line in your own time to collect your medal, grab a drink and return your timing chip.

TIMING
This event will be chip timed by 4 Peaks Racing using triathlon chips. Lost or unreturned chips will be charged to the athlete. Results will be available live at the results kiosk on a big screen TV. Chips should be worn on your left ankle and must be returned at the finish.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING
Lake Pleasant Regional park
North Boat ramp off Castle Hot Springs Road
Morristown/Peoria AZ 85342

Please note that on race day there is a $7 fee to enter Lake Pleasant Regional Park

DIRECTIONS FROM I-17 & CAREFREE HIGHWAY

AWARDS
Due to Covid-19 there will be no awards ceremony for 2020

VOLUNTEERS
If you are interested in volunteering for this or any other event please contact volunteer@4peaksracing.com

SPONSORSHIP
For information on sponsorship and having a booth at this event please contact sponsorship@4peaksracing.com

October 03 2020

Details

Date: October 3
Time: 6:30 am
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Venue

Lake Plesant – 4 lane boat ramp