FAQs

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General Questions

The races will start on the beach side of Lake Andrea and finish on the trail on the side of the Rec Plex Building.
The weather at the start of the race is cooler than the weather at the end of the race. The average temperature in Kenosha in August is mid 70s.
Triathlons are expensive and complex events to organize, involving local permits, police, support and coordination. Doing this type of event is very difficult and we are permitted for one date only.
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A race packet is your formal race number and any accompanying goodies that come with it. This race number is how the race staff and safety personnel keep track of you on race day. Your number needs to be visible throughout the event. You will be body marked with your number, you will be given a number to wear on the front of your body on the run and a helmet sticker to wear on the front of your bike helmet and your bike number on your bike center or seat post. Only you can pick up your race packet.
You need a bike and certified helmet, running/walking shoes, goggles, athlete wristband, and your race number. We also suggest, a change of clothes, sunscreen, sunglasses, socks, extra fluids to drink pre-race and during transition and a towel.
Wear something you can COMFORTABLY swim, bike and run in. Practice in your race wear (and get it wet before riding/running in it so you know it doesn’t cause chafes or wedgies while wet). You can add clothing to your body during transitions but you cannot strip down in the big field and get naked to change (and there is no changing tent).
Following USAT rules – wetsuits will be allowed up to 78 degrees water temp. After 78 degrees to 84 degrees you can wear a wetsuit but you will not be eligible for age group awards. Please note we will do an official water temperature reading on race morning to determine if the swim will be wetsuit legal.

Registration Questions

If the event is not sold-out online, we will take walk-up registrations during packet pick-up times on Saturday, August 11, 2018 on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note, we only accept credit card as a form of payment. There will be NO race day registration.
All participant entries are non-transferable and non-refundable. You may not transfer or sell your race number to another person and we do not offer deferrals to events in the next season or another event in the series. There are no exceptions to this policy so please don’t ask for one.
Iron Girl events are sanctioned by USAT, the governing body for the sport. Membership or a one day permit provides participants with excess accident insurance for that race day. Participants MUST bring proof of annual membership or purchase a one-day permit. Participants who do not bring/show proof of membership must purchase a one-day OR will not be allowed to race. If you purchased the one day license when you registered, your name will be on a list we have and you do not need to bring anything other than photo ID. Participants who forget their USAT membership cards will have four options:
  • Go” back” and get your card.
  • Print off a temporary membership card from the USAT web site at www.usatriathlon.org
  • Purchase a $15.00 one-day license at packet pick-up
  • Renew your annual membership online and bring proof of renewal.
All USAT races, including Iron Girl races will use the “Age Up Rule” for award distribution and ranking. The age up rule means you are racing based on your age as of 12/31/2019. This action aligns regular US age group racing with the method used by USA Triathlon for its National Rankings USA Triathlon for its National Rankings Program.
Athletes must be 12 years of age on race day to participate in the Sprint Triathlon.
Yes!  The deadline is July 19,2019.  Please email us at: irongirl@racedayeventsllc.com

Awards/Results Questions

We will have divisions for the Sprint Tritahlon: 19 and under; 20 – 24; 25 – 29; 30 – 34; 35 – 39; 40 -44; 45 – 49; 50 – 54; 55 – 59; 60 – 64; 65 – 69; 70 – 74; 75- 79; 80+

We will have divisions for the Sprint Duathlon: 14 – 19; 20 – 24; 25 – 29; 30 – 34; 35 – 39; 40 -44; 45 – 49; 50 – 54; 55 – 59; 60 – 64; 65 – 69; 70 – 74; 75- 79; 80+

We will award  the top three 2-person and 3 person relays.
We try to wait until the last racer is off the course to start awards but we may start awards before then. We have tentatively planned for the awards to be around 10:00 a.m. You must be present to get your award.
Whether you finish first or last, all race participants will receive a custom finisher’s medal as soon as you cross the finish line. We believe all athletes should be awarded for their success.
Results will be posted at www.IronGirl.com on the event specific Web site under the results tab. Your personal finishing time will be also be emailed to you following the race.

Race Day Questions

At least 90 minutes before the race starts. The key is you need to be at the event venue to allow yourself time to park, set-up transition and be ready by the first wave start for the event.
Triathlons will be held in light rain but not lightning or high winds. We do not make weather decisions regarding the race until race day. At that time we will meet with safety and local police to either adapt the race or cancel the event. Athlete safety is our primary concern. The are no rain dates if the event is canceled and there are NO REFUNDS.
Only participants with an affixed athlete wristband.
You are only allowed to check in your helmet and shoes when you check in your bike. Bring your bag and any food and/or liquids on race morning to set at your transition.
Please affix your race bib to the FRONT of your shirt or with a race belt. We need to see that bib number at all times on the run. Do not wear the race bib during the swim.
Your timing chip will be attached to your ankle with a adhesive that is on the chip.When you pick up your race packet, there will be directions on the envelope. No timing chip, no finish time!
A: The transition area is a designated area where you can lay out all your equipment. Even though each athlete will have her own space, this area can become very congested after the swim portion and before the run. In this area the athletes move from the swim to bike and the bike to run.
The transition areas, T1 and T2, are terms used when speaking about transition 1 and transition 2. After you finish your swim you will approach T1 to get yourself ready for the bike portion (swim to bike). After the bike you will approach T2 to get ready for the run (bike to run). You will go to the same transition area during the race.

The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, we encourage a headphone-free environment during the running of races.

Runner safety has always been, and will continue to be, a top priority for our event. Please be mindful of the other participants and respect the race personnel to ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone.

There will be Port-O-Lets throughout the race venue and located on course.
When you come out of the swim, run to your bike, put on your helmet and race gear and unrack your bike. RUN WITH YOUR BIKE OUT OF TRANSITION AT THE BIKE EXIT . When you cross the MOUNT/DISMOUNT line you can get on your bike. When you return, you will need to get off your bike again before crossing this line. It is well marked and easy to see. Run with your bike back to the bike rack and re-rack your bike, get your run gear and head out the RUN EXIT.
Drafting is a technique of riding your bike in a close pack. In a non-drafting race, a person can be penalized for riding in the drafting zone: an area approximately 4 bike lengths long and 6 feet wide surrounding each cyclist. The advantage of drafting is that you will be able to increase your speed and decrease your effort due to a decrease in wind resistance. Not only is drafting dangerous, but a drafting cyclist has an easier ride when the person in the lead is doing all of the work. Because we want your Iron Girl experience to be enjoyable and safe, we prohibit drafting on the bike portion.
Notify a race official and we will arrange for a ride back to the transition area for you as soon as are able. Report immediately to the Timing tent and turn in your chip (make sure to tell them who you are, don’t just put your chip on the table). You will not be allowed to continue on the course.
The run course will have aid stations with the following:
  • Water
  • HEED
  • Hammer Gel
For the safety of all participants we do not allow strollers, dogs, bicycles, roller blades or skateboards on the course.
Bike support will pump up your tire bike support will pump up your tires fix flat tires and help with me, fix flat tires and help with mechanical issues after your bike mechanical issues after your bike has been checked into the transition area.