Aurora Reservior, Aurora Colorado
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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 after the race
- Well supported aid stations on the course
- A Race Expo
- Our famous Tri-Sustainability program
- And, of course, awesome fantastic volunteers
Based on a number of factors – most notably from you, our athletes – we will have packet pick-up on both Saturday, August 16, and race morning – Sunday, August 17. So many people have asked about race day packet pick-up that we have simply decided to make it super easy, and super green, to not ask or require you to come to Aurora – or even Denver – prior to Race Day.
When coming in on Race Morning, just enter the park on the right hand side and the park entrance rangers will waive you in so that you don’t have to stop. If you have any friends or family attending separately, if they arrive prior to 7AM, they will also be able to go right through. After 7AM, there is a $10 Park entrance fee.
Remember when picking up your bib, bike number and chip, you must bring your photo id to check in. That includes RACE MORNING. Every year, some people come expecting us to allow them to race without a photo id. This will jeopardize our insurance and is a critical part of our race policy. Please bring photo id. You cannot pickup someone else’s bib for the same reason.
REMEMBER: Bring your photo ID on Race Morning!
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.
ALSO – great news! We have some awesome prizes to go along with Jodee’s handmade – awesome – YOLO awards. These include Timex Ironman watches, FINIS swim goggles, Rudy Project gift certificates for sunglasses and helmets, gift certificates to Runners Roost and TriSports … and, more! Many of these will also be given as random prizes.
See you in Aurora!
Athletes may request a partial refund by submitting an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Fairfield Inn and Suites
24192 E. Prospect Ave. Aurora, CO 80016
(at the Southlands shopping center close to the Aurora Reservoir)
Double rooms at a rate of $114.00 dollars per night. Athletes just need to call the hotel and ask for the YOLO Triathlon promotional rate.