Koz Events Presents:
San Diego International Triathlon
Sunday, June 24th, 2018
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Important Race Information
Overnight Racking is Back! - You may choose to rack your bike in transition on Saturday after you check in at the expo and get your packet.

Please Check your Wave and Start Time - All racers must be out of transition by 6:30 am - arrive early to set up and go to body marking.

Packet Pick Up Options: (Must attend one)

Date: Friday, June 22
Location: Road Runner Sports - 5553 Copley Drive, San Diego, CA 92111 
Times Open: 3pm-6pm


Date: Saturday, June 23
Location: Spanish Landing Park East - 3900 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101 
Times Open: 10am-3pm - Please be aware of paying the parking meter.

Saturday Only - Course Talks
We recommend you attend the course talk so you will be completely informed of all details.
11:00 am  -  Course Talk with Steve Tally
1:00 pm -  Course Talk with Steve Tally

Overnight Bike Racking!! 
Saturday Only - Overnight Bike Racking available from 10:30am-3pm at Spanish Landing Park West (transition area) 
Pre-Race Check in Policies: 
  1. All athletes must attend ONE pre-race check-in to pick up their race materials (FRI or SAT). All relay members must be present to receive the packet, or we will split up the relay packet for each participant. 
  2. It is mandatory for all athletes to bring their ID to the pre-race check in. We will not give any athlete their bib number without an ID. 
  3.  You must sign waiver(s) to get race materials.  
  4. You will also be required to show proof of USAT annual membership or purchase a one day membership (if you haven't already purchased a one day with us through registration).
  5. Friends and family members will NOT be allowed to pick up for an athlete. Sorry NO EXCEPTIONS.  These events are USAT sanctioned and USAT doesn't allow anyone besides the participant to pick up race materials.
  6. Athletes who  don't attend FRI OR SAT Packet Pickup
     (and have not selected the VIP Option) will be required to pay a $10 (cash only) late fee on race morning in order to pick up race materials. 

ANY AND ALL REGISTRATION QUESTIONS, CHANGES, INQUIRIES,  UPDATES MUST OCCUR in person at the Packet Pick Ups or on Race Morning.  We will not be able to make any changes by email or phone.  This includes changes in event type, switching out a relay member, changing event division, etc..
Event Timeline:
Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Spanish Landing Park
5:15 am: Parking Lot Opens
5:30 am: Transition Area Opens/Body Marking Starts/Late pick-up Opens - Just east of transition area
6:30 am:  Transition Closes - All participants must be set up before this time
6:30 am: Competitors to Swim Staging Area for Final Race Instructions
6:35 am: INTL- PRO Wave Starts  
6:40 am- 7:40 am: INTL- Age Group Wave Starts
7:40 am: Sprint- Wave Starts
8:00 am: Swim Course Closes
8:00 am: Bus Shuttles to Finish at Seaport Village start - Your friends and family get a free ride to the finish and back. Busses are located just behind swim start on Harbor Drive.
9:00 am: Transition Reopens for Post race removal of bikes - NO bikes are to be removed before this time. (Please be respectful of volunteers and staff.)
9:30 am: Bike Course Closes
10:00 am: Awards Presentation (approximate time, may start earlier if possible)
11:00 am: Run Course Closes
11:50 am: Last Bus Shuttle from the Finish to Spanish Landing Park for Racers and specators
12:00 pm: Transition Area Closed, All Bikes Must be Removed

Pre-Race Check-In / Expo: The expo and pre race check-in is located at the Spanish Landing Park located across from Terminal 2 of the San Diego International Airport. (just off N. Harbor Dr.) There are now Parking Meters in this area which will be on, please pay your meters and watch you time.

From I-5 take the SD International Airport exit and follow the signs to the airport (located on Harbor Dr). Turn left on Harbor Island Dr. Turn right into the large dirt parking lot. (FREE PARKING BOTH DAYS)- this lot only Park and follow signs to the expo.

Race Day:  The transition area / start is located at the west end of Spanish Landing Park. There is NO parking allowed on Harbor Drive on event day. Cars will be towed. 

Race Day and EXPO Parking Options:parking
1. Saturday and Sunday - Best Free Parking Option - The first Parking Option is located at the corner of Harbor Dr. and Harbor Island Dr. It is located across from the SD Int'l Airport. From I-5 take the SD Int'l Airport exit and follow the signs to the airport (located on Harbor Dr). Turn left on Harbor Island Dr. Turn right into the large dirt parking lot. Park and follow the signs to the west end of the park.

2.  There is airport pay parking lot across the street from Spanish Landing Park. 

3.  The second free lot for Sunday only is located at the corner of Harbor Dr. and Nimitz Blvd. It is located about 1/3 mile west of the transition area. (closest parking) Take I-8 west to Nimitz Blvd. Take Nimitz Blvd south to Harbor Dr. Turn left on Harbor Dr. Stay in left lane. Turn left at the first signal and follow the signs to the event parking areas at the  Navy ASW/NTC. Please do not walk across Harbor Dr. Use the pedestrian bridge.
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Bus Shuttle Service:
A free bus shuttle service will be provided for both competitors and spectators, and is located just behind the swim start on Harbor Drive. The first shuttle begins at 7:15 am to take spectators to the finish line. It will continue to transport competitors and spectators between Seaport Village and Spanish Landing Park until 11:45 am. The shuttle will not transport participants or spectators from the finish line to the start line prior to the start of the race. 

Aqua Bike Participants 
For those participating in the Aqua Bike - After your Bike Ride get on the shuttle bus to the finish line to claim your medal, awards, enjoy the EXPO and post race snacks.

Swim & Bike Relay Participants - After your transition chip hand off, get on the shuttle bus to the finish line to cheer your team member across the finish line. 
The transition area opens at 5:30 am and is located at Spanish Landing Park West. The transition area is open to participants only.  Wristbands must be shown for access. Participants must rack their bikes in their assigned racks. Racks are assigned by wave number, it is best to rack your bike on Saturday between 10 am and 3:00 pm.

Body Marking 
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Body Marking is located right outside of the bike in / out. 
Please bring your Bib number with you so that our volunteers can see it. Volunteers will need to know your Event and Age or special category. They will need access to your Left arm and Left Leg.

Swim-  Wear the supplied colored swim cap (Certain colors go with certain wave starts). 
Bike Helmet sticker  - Place one sticker on the front of your helmet.
Bike Frame Bib - Place the bike bib # on the top tube of your bicycle frame. Numbers must be attached to bikes to allow access in/out of transition areas. 
Run - Pin the bib number to the front of your t-shirt or onto your race belt. 

After Party! After the race enjoy the Expo and Drink up in the Beer Garden with Live Music at the Finish.  Please bring a $5 cash donation for St Vincent de Paul Villages/Father Joe's Villages.
BIKE COURSE UPDATE  - The bike course has not changed from other years but please take note, there is a lot of construction on Catalina Blvd this year in both directions. Please use a heightened sense of caution in this area and be aware that potholes and other road hazards can exist here and on all parts of the course. Although the police work hard to ensure cars do not enter the course, it is always a possibility and you must always pay attention to your surroundings on all parts of the triathlon course. It is always advised to drive or pre-ride the bike course (if possible and allowed) a day or two before a race. USAT rules state that racers are responsible for knowing their triathlon course.
Please attend one of our course talks, study the maps, and ask questions if you have them.
International Bike Course has 2 LOOPS - please look for the wave 2 sign - see map below for location.
Sprint Course only has one loop.

Are you doing your First Triathlon, Relay, or Aqua Bike? Please see our San Diego Triathlon Series Website for our Quick Lessons - Click Here
A Message from the Head Referee to all age-group competitors...
Welcome to this USA Triathlon sanctioned event!
You are racing under the USAT Competitive Rules. In order to minimize misunderstandings on race day, I hope you will take the time to read the following summary of the Position Violations, which you know as the drafting rules. I have reduced the Position Rules to the following concepts, which everyone can remember:
  • Ride on the right side of your lane.
  • Keep three bike lengths between yourself and the cyclist in front of you.
  • Pass on the left of the cyclist in front, never on the right.
  • Complete your pass within 15 seconds.
  • If passed, you must drop completely out of the zone, to the rear, before attempting to re-pass.
Remember you are racing in a USA Triathlon sanctioned event and there are USAT certified referees on the course to ensure fairness in the competition. There will be NO WARNINGS if you commit a foul during competition. Triathlon is an individual event and you must take personal responsibility to understand the rules and avoid penalties. At the end of the race all citations by the marshals are reviewed by the head referee who then decides if a penalty should be assessed. The head referee's ruling is final in the case of Position Violations and there are no protests or appeals of Position penalties. Marshals commonly cite the following violations:
  • Position- riding on the left side of the lane without passing.
  • Blocking - left side riding and impeding the forward progress of another competitor
  • Illegal Pass - passing on the right.
  • Overtaken - failing to drop back three bike lengths before re-passing
  • Drafting - following a leading cyclist closer than three bike lengths and failing to pass within 15 seconds.
Though Position Violations carry a time penalty for first offense, two citations will result in an additional penalty and if you are cited for three violations, you will be disqualified. Be sure to check the penalty sheet before you leave the race site and have a chat with the head referee if you have any questions.
Make sure your helmet is a CPSC approved model. All helmets legally sold in the US are CPSC approved but if you purchased your helmet in a different country it might be illegal for use in sanctioned events.
While on your bike, always have your chinstrap securely fastened - before, during and after the event! The chin strap rule is easy to follow, so don't forget - that's a DQ!
Wear your race numbers, don't leave your trash on the course, and don't carry or use any portable audio devices.
Remember to treat other athletes, volunteers, and officials with courtesy and consideration. Failure to do so is called Unsportsmanlike Conduct and you will be disqualified.
All that being said, I hope you have a great race, lots of fun, and achieve all your goals.

When & Where
Packet Pick Up Options:
(Must attend one)
Friday, June 22
Road Runner Sports
Kearny Mesa
Saturday, June 23
Spanish Landing Park East

Race Day:
Sunday, June 24
Start/Transition: Spanish Landing Park West
First Wave: 6:35am
Finish Line: Embarcadero Marina Park North
USAT Sanctioned-
International Triathlon
Sprint Triathlon
International Aquabike
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