Aurora Reservior, Aurora Colorado
5430 Sports, the leader in triathlon and multisport events, brings the YOLO Triathlon to Aurora, Colorado on August 17, 2013. The YOLO Triathlon will consist of both a Sprint Triathlon and an Olympic Distance Triathlon on the same morning. The venue, Aurora Reservoir, will be closed to the public that day, allowing the anticipated 1,200 participants to race comfortably and safely. Each race will have a limit of 400 athletes, and registration will open at midnight on January 8, 2014.
A First Class Event in a First Class Location
The date, location, and courses are identical to the 11-year, highly successful, Rattlesnake Triathlon. Jim Flint, Owner of Rattlesnake, announced his retirement of the race in September, 2013, and is excited for 5430 Sports to step in and continue their great tradition. “We are happy that an organization as committed to our sport, and putting on safe, high quality events as 5430, will be essentially taking over what Rattlesnake has started,” says Flint. “I look forward to working with Barry, Jodee and their Team, and seeing everyone at the inaugural 2014 YOLO Triathlon.”
5430 Sports was the original developer of the well known “Boulder Triathlon Series,” consisting of the 5430 Sprint, Boulder Peak, and 5430 Long Course (now Boulder Ironman 70.3) Triathlons. These, along with five other events, were sold to World Triathlon Corporation (“Ironman”) in June, 2009. The 5430 YOLO Triathlon marks the Siff’s reemergence into triathlon race production, following the completion of their agreement with WTC.
You can count on:
- Super safe swim safety standards (rolling start, final wave for beginners)
- USAT Sanctioned event with USAT officials on the course
- Great competitor technical race shirts and other goodies
- Cool finisher medals and unique awards
- Fantastic post-race food and beer after the race
- Well supported aid stations on the course
- A Race Expo
- Our famous Tri-Sustainability program
- Amazing raffle prizes…and lots of them
- And, of course, awesome fantastic volunteers
EXCITING YOLO NEWS
In order to make your YOLO experience the best it can be, we are working with a few select retailers in the Denver/Aurora area to arrange personalized packet pick-up on Thursday and Friday of Race Week. You will be asked if you wish to do this, and which location you will want to visit, and we will have your packet ready for you there.
For those able to come to the Aurora Reservoir on Saturday to pick up your packet, the day before the races, you will have the added bonus of a practice open water swim, arranged through our Coaching Partner, Mike Ricci and D3 Multisport.
You will need to provide a valid photo ID in order to pick up your packet. All annual USAT members must also bring their valid USA Triathlon card!
Athletes may request a partial refund by submitting an email request to email@example.com. Requests submitted by June 4, 2014 will receive a refund of 65% of their race entry fee (not including any other fees). Any requests submitted between June 5 – July 21, 2014 will receive a refund of 35% of their race entry fee (not including any other fees). Sorry, no refunds will be granted after July 21, 2014, no exceptions. Absolutely no transferring or selling your bib number to another person. Doing so will result in a ban from USAT events for one year.
In case of inclement weather, 5430 Sports reserves the right to cancel or change the race course in order to create safe racing conditions. In any case there will be No Refunds of race entry fees. Each athlete must accept any such risk of their entry fee paid. There is no complimentary race entry to a future race. All monies collected are used to develop and produce the event, including all race supplies, staffing, and administration. We pledge to make every effort to produce a fair, safe and exciting event for all. Any decision we make to go forth with the race is based on the overall event safety.
We are currently finalizing the details with a host hotel. Stay tuned for further information.