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)
1 mile swim
6.2 mile run
1 mile swim
40 mile bike
9 mile run
What is the weight requirement for the Clydesdale Division?
All individuals registered will weigh-in at packet pick-up. Men must weigh at least 220 lbs, women must weigh at least 165 lbs. For additional information about Clydesdale and Athena division, please visit the USAT website at www.usatriathlon.org and enter Clydesdale or Athena in the search box.
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 your age group for the distance you registered.
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?
Volunteers will be available outside of the transition entrance to body mark you. You will need both arms and your calves available. 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 the week after race day 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).
Triathlon Races: You will receive three race number documents at packet pick-up.
The small rectangular sticker should be applied to the front of your helmet.
The larger rectangular sticker with your race number printed twice is the bicycle number. This sticker is placed bicycle’s top tube, just behind the handlebars or under your seat along the seat stem.
The non sticker bib number must be worn on the front of your body during the entire run portion of the event.
Also you will be body marked on race morning at the transition entrance and timing chips will be located close to transition for pick up. NEVER pick up your own timing chip. Please make sure a volunteer hands you the chip. Once received, be sure to check the chip as the number should match your race number.
What do I need to bring to packet pick-up?
If you’re driving, let’s start with your car keys! Next, we need your drivers license.