AlbanyTri 2017 heat assignments & tips

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Heat assignments are now available for the Albany Community Tri taking place on Sunday 10/1/17. Please check either one of these listings to determine your heat number and start time before race day:

Update 9/29/17 6:29pm: Heat assignment listings were updated for a few participants.

If you are a member of a relay team, your team captain’s name will be listed along with team name. Team members should coordinate with each other to check in at the venue at the same time. See the relay team section of our FAQ for a description of how the timing chip handoff is supposed to work.

Pick up your race packet in advance at Roadrunner Sports in Berkeley on Sat 9/30 between 2-5pm. Packet pickup will also be available on race day, but picking it up on Sat will ease congestion at the registration table. Registration at packet pickup and on race day will be available (cash or check only), but space is limited.

Your race packet will contain TWO security bracelets marked with your participant number and heat number. Put one on your wrist and one on your bike’s top tube BEFORE arriving at the venue on race day. You’ll need this bracelet to obtain your timing chip at check-in on race day.

Aim to arrive at the Albany Aquatic Center at least 1 hour before your start time, possibly earlier if you are new to the triathlon business. The registration area will open at ~6:45am and will be located in front of the Aquatic Center along Portland Ave.

  • If you are in heats 1-3: arrive by 7:00am to check in.
  • If you are in heats 4-6: arrive by 7:45am to check in.
  • If you are in heats 7-9: arrive by 8:30am to check in.
  • If you are in heats 10+: arrive by 9:15am to check in.
  • First time triathletes should arrive a little earlier to allow for more prep time and an easier time finding a spot in the correct zone of the transition area.

Super Youth check in will commence at 10:00 AM, with the first super youth heat starting at 11:00 or 11:15am. Transition area for Super Youth will be at the blue bike racks on the pavement next to the Aquatic Center.

Pre-race announcements will take place at 7:35am, repeated at 8:55am. Heat start times will be posted around the venue. Be sure to arrive at the pool 5-10 min before your heat starts. Feel free to warm up in the indoor pool. Note that the indoor pool is ~85ºF while the outdoor pool is ~80ºF.

New triathletes or AlbanyTri first-timers: review our FAQ before race day to get familiar with this race. Especially review our lap counting tips.

All athletes: remember to first and foremost have fun & be safe out there. On the bike course, shout “ON YOUR LEFT” when passing, and no passing on the right. The weather should be perfect this weekend. Wishing everyone a great race! 🙂


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    […] assignments: Review the heat assignments today so you know when you will be starting your swim. Arrive at the outdoor pool 5-10 minutes […]


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