General Triathlon Questions
What are the various triathlon distances for Dallas Athletes Racing?
275-300 yards for pool swims
800 yard open water swims
12.5-19 mile bike
3.1 mile run
Olympic Distance (or International Distance)
800 yard swim
6.2 mile run
X-50 Distance (new)
1 mile swim
40 mile bike
9 mile run
What is the weight requirement for the Clydesdale Division?
All individuals registered will have to weigh-in at packet pick-up. Men must weigh at least 200 lbs, women must weigh at least 150 lbs. For additional information about Team Clydesdale please visit their website at www.teamclydesdale.org .
I am registered for the Clydesdale Division. If I fail to make the weight will I be disqualified?
No, you will simply be transferred to the open age group competition.
If someone hands me my glasses at the end of the swim, does that violate the “No Help” rule?
No, but they will not be allowed in the swim exit chute and will have to stand behind the fence lining the start or the run to transition.
What is body marking and when does it happen?
Race number and age are written on your shoulders and calves prior to entering the bike transition area. There is no need to arrive at the event nude. You will be wearing your race gear and a smile!
If I didn’t make it into the race, can I still participate by using the course?
No, anyone who is not officially entered in the event will be removed from the course. If you participate in the race without being registered and you cause an accident, you may be liable and subject to prosecution.
I look really good right now. Plus I purchased a new outfit for the event. Where can I find my photos?
Race photos available at www.yoursportingimage.com
How do I display race numbers?
Make sure that you properly wear your race numbers (for all races) and timing chip (for all races). You will receive two numbers at packet pick-up. The bicycle frame number goes on your bicycle’s top tube, just behind the handlebars. The bib number must be worn on the front of your body during the entire run portion of the event. You will be body marked on race morning before the swim and the timing chips will be located close to transition also on race morning.