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Results for the 2019 AlbanyTri

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Keep an eye on our results page for preliminary results of the 2019 Albany Community Triathlon. If you notice any errors of commission or omission or have self-timed data that is at odds with the results listings, contact us (email) and we’ll look into it. Thanks to our timing company for working with us to ensure the most accurate results possible, under trying conditions!Major-power-outage-East-Bay-berkeleyside-2019-09-29.png

Updated 10/2/19, 9:10am: recovered missing bike splits for the Adult & Youth overall results for the main bike-run course. 

Updated 9/30/19, 5:12pm: added preliminary overall results for Adult/Youth/Relay teams for the main bike-run course.

Well, the “powers that be” threw us a curveball this morning just before the first heat of Super Sprint course was to start, when an equipment failure at PG&E’s El Cerrito substation caused major outage in major swath of the East Bay.

This forced use to cancel the swim portion of the Super Sprint — as the pool’s required filters & pumps could not be run. So we turned it into a bike-run “dry-athlon” (technically not a biathlon nor a duathlon), and proved that triathletes don’t need the power grid to have a good time! Power came back after ~2 hrs, allowing the Super Youth race to be a complete triathlon. Some Super Sprint athletes were able to complete their swim portion later, with manual timing, well after the bike & run. These swim times will be published separately, not incorporated into the bike+run dryathlon data captured by the timing chips.

Congrats to all who participated and tolerated our very last-minute course adjustments due to the unexpected power loss. We hope to do it right in 2020 — FULLY POWERED! Special kudos to our many first time triathletes who did their very first triathlon here today (30% of all participants). Thanks also to our returning AlbanyTri-athletes (64% of registrants) for your continued support — you’ve helped us raise over $60k for Albany public school athletics since 2008. We also acknowledge our many great sponsors for their support this year, a number of which have stuck with us over most (or all) of our events since 2008. And big shout out to our many helpful volunteers for helping make the event run smoothly.

If you’re missing any items from today’s event, check the lost and found at the Albany Aquatic Center where our lost & found box was given.

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AlbanyTri 2019 heat assignments & race day tips

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Heat assignments are now available for the Albany Community Triathlon taking place on Sunday 9/29/19. Please check either of these listings to determine your heat number and start time before race day:

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2019 heat assignment prep map

Updated 9/28/19 9:47pm: Heat assignment listings were updated to add new registrants from packet pickup and modify heat assignments for a few participants.

Updated 9/27/19 10:22am: Heat assignment listings were updated for a few participants.

We did our best to accommodate all family & friends requests and early/middle/late heat preferences. If you see an error or need an adjustment, let us know ASAP. These will be finalized by 8am Friday morning.

Not competing this year? Consider volunteering! We still have many open volunteer positions with gaps in key areas. Go to our new volunteer signup website.

Relay team members: note that all team members are listed, but the start times pertain just to the swimmers. After the swim, the swimmer heads to the transition area to hand off the timing chip to the biker who will be waiting. See the relay team section of our FAQ for a description of how the timing chip handoff is supposed to work. Relay team members should coordinate with each other to establish their shared spot in the transition area.

Waiver signing for relay team members: Relay team members who did not fill out the online registration form which included a digital waiver: your parent/guardian will need to sign a physical waiver. You can do this at packet pickup or at the registration table. To expedite things, here’s a PDF of the waiver you can print out (2-sided if you can), sign, and bring with you to packet pickup or race day. Team captains: notify your teammates about this!

Pick up your race packet in advance at Roadrunner Sports in Berkeley on Sat 9/28 between 2-4:30pm. Bring a photo ID. You can also pick up a packet for a friend if you have a photo of their ID. Packet pickup will also be available on race day, but picking it up on Sat will ease congestion at the registration table. Late registration will be available as space permits on Saturday at packet pickup and on race day (cash or check only, made out to “Albany Athletic Boosters”). Currently available open slots are indicated in the by-heat assignment sheet.

Race packet goodies: Among other swag items, your race packet will contain your timing chip on a velcro strap and TWO security bracelets marked with your participant number and heat number. Be sure to bring your timing chip with you on race day or you will not be listed in the results! It goes on your LEFT ankle with the plastic chip facing out. Best advice: strap on your timing chip first thing in the morning so you don’t forget. The security bracelets go on your right wrist and on your bike’s top tube. Put those on before arriving at the venue on race day. You’ll need these bracelets to enter and exit the transition area. Your race packet has everything you need for race day, so there’s no need to check in at the registration table when you arrive on race day. After setting up your transition area, head over to get body marked near the registration table.

Registered but are not participating this year? You can still pick up your race packet + t-shirt, but be sure to turn in your timing chip to a race organizer, otherwise we’ll need to hunt you down!

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 and use the early heat section of the transition area.
  • If you are in heats 4-6: arrive by 7:45am and use the middle heat section of the transition area.
  • If you are in heats 7-10: arrive by 8:30am and use the late heat section of the transition area.
  • Super Youth athletes: arrive by 9:45 am and use the Super Youth section of the transition area. Super Youth will not be using the blue bike racks as in past years. First Super Youth heat start time is 11:00 am.
  • 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.

Pre-race announcements will take place at 7:35am, repeated at 8:50am. We will include a synopsis of these announcements in your race packet — be sure to read it! Heat start times will be posted around the venue. Arrive at the outdoor pool 5-10 min before your heat starts. Feel free to warm up in the indoor pool or the outdoor pool as swimmers from the previous heat exit the pool. Note that the indoor pool is ~85ºF while the outdoor pool is ~80ºF.

Review our FAQ and course map before race day to get familiar with this race. First-timers should especially review our tips for bike lap counting, one of the more challenging aspects of this course. Note that this year, there are 12 laps on the bike, not 11 as in previous years. Twelve is closer to the advertised 10k distance of the bike leg. We will also have a chip sensor on the bike course along Portland Avenue next to the Aquatic Center. It will be designated with cones. Be sure to cross over it so we can validate your bike laps in case you are in contention for a prize!

Racers: have a safe, fun, and invigorating time on race day! Reward our sponsors with your patronage, and thank our volunteers & organizers for making this event run smoothly!

AlbanyTri this Sunday! Online registration ends Wed, Packet pickup on Sat

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Online registration for the 10th annual Albany Community Triathlon ends this Wednesday at 11:59pm, so sign up today if you haven’t registered yet since we are getting close to selling out. Walk-in registration at packet pickup on Saturday or race day on Sunday will depend on available space.

Want to save time on race day? Come to packet pickup at Road Runner Sports on Saturday September 28 from 2 to 4:30 PM located at 1326 10th Street in Berkeley. You will receive a packet containing all race day materials including your t-shirt (long sleeve this year), timing chip (don’t forget to bring it on race day), and swag bag. Bring a photo ID. You can also confirm your swim heat assignment (which will be sent out this Thursday afternoon), ask questions about the course, and get a deal on great running gear at the store. If you can’t make it to packet pick up, consider sending a family member or friend to pick up your packet — just have them bring your photo ID (or picture of it).

You can also pick up your packet on race day at the registration table if you can’t make it on Saturday. Just be sure to arrive a little earlier race day morning (at least 1 hr before your heat start time).

Relay team members who didn’t sign the online waiver must sign a physical waiver at packet pickup (for minors, a guardian must sign). Packets can be picked up and waivers signed on race day, but doing this on Saturday will allow you to avoid congestion at the registration table on race day and is strongly recommended for all registrants.

Did you register but can’t compete this year? If so, please let us know! This will help us optimize the swim heats. We cannot refund your registration fee, but we can offer you a discount towards registration at next year’s race.

Update 9/27/19: Late registration: Online registration has ended, but we still have a few open slots if you’re interested in joining the fun (21 slots in the main course, 11 slots for Super Youth). Registration will be available at packet pickup on a first-come, first-served basis. Sunday walk-in registration will depend on availability after Saturday.

AlbanyTri at the Solano Stroll – Three weeks till race day!

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The AlbanyTri organizers will be at the Solano Stroll Sunday Sun 9/8, 11am-5pm, near the BART tracks at the Albany Athletic Boosters booth. Stop by to chat about the race and demo some fun exercise equipment!

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Haven’t registered yet for this year’s race? There’s still time to beat the next registration price bump which kicks in after the Stroll. Head over to our registration page stat! You’ll boost your fitness, have fun, AND help Albany public school sports programs (middle school and high school) — a true triple win!

To confirm your registration, go to our FAQ page and see instructions for: “How can I verify whether or not I signed up already this year?”

Need a tune up on your swimming endurance or technique? There are coached swim clinics at the Albany Aquatic Center in the outdoor pool on Saturdays at 9am to 10:15am through 9/28. New for this year: they are FREE for AlbanyTri registrants! Space is available but limited – details here. We’ll be doing a course walk-through on Sat Sep 21th at 10:30am meeting outside the Albany Aquatic Center after the swim clinic, feel free to attend that even if you didn’t swim.

Happy & healthy training to all and looking forward to seeing you on race day Sep 29th!

Early Bird ending & Swim Clinics coming!

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With just 2 months till the 10th annual Albany Community Triathlon on 29 September 2019, here’s a few relevant announcements:

 

Last day for early bird registration is July 31st.

Even with our regular pricing, the AlbanyTri is one of the most affordable multi-sport events in the SF Bay Area. To save even more and ensure yourself a spot in this year’s event, go to albanytri.com/register to view the registration categories, prices, and a link to our registration provider (LocalRaces).

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Swim Clinics this August & September – free for AlbanyTri registrants!

Starting on August 10 and running till September 28, swimming clinics will be offered at the Albany Aquatics Center on Saturdays, 9:00-10:15 am. Like last year, these clinics will focus on boosting your freestyle technique and endurance to help you prepare for this year’s triathlon.

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Freestyle a.k.a. the front crawl, is the most efficient stroke but can be tricky to master. Photo credit: GoSwim.tv

New for this year: these clinics will be offered free for AlbanyTri registrants (up to a limit), thanks to funding from the Albany Athletics Boosters. Sign up for as few or as many sessions as you want. Non-registrants can pay a drop-in fee if space is available.

Expert coaching for the clinics will be provided by the Albany Armada Masters coaches Carol Nip, Keith Brooks, Lessly Field, and Steve Trutane. Register for clinics by contacting Carol by email or at (510) 589-7102.

2019 Albany Triathlon is on 9/29 – Our 10th Anniversary!

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The “cutest triathlon in the Bay Area” is turning 10 years old! The 2019 Albany Community Triathlon takes place on Sunday September 29 at 8am at Albany Memorial Park, the same great venue and course as last year. It’s beginner and spectator friendly with a multi-loop course and a pool swim in your own split lane. There’s also a “Super Youth” short course for kids 7-10 years old. Start your training so you can rock the course this Fall!  Registration is now availableSign up before Aug 1 to lock in early bird pricing. Use the “REGISTER NOW” link on the right side to visit our registration provider. See the pricing details on the registration info page.

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As the AlbanyTri celebrates its 10th year, we thank our many great participants and sponsors over the years who have collectively helped us raise over $50K since 2008 for our beneficiary, Albany Athletic Boosters which supports both Albany Middle School & Albany High School sports programs. Training and competing in a triathlon (many for the first time) and helping our great public schools and participating in a multi-generational community celebration of fitness —  a triple WIN! 🙂

Results for the 2018 AlbanyTri

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AlbanyTri-2018-Go-You-RockFinal results for the 2018 Albany Community Triathlon are posted on our results page along with a large collection of photos and videos.  Gift certificate prizes have been mailed to the top three finishers in each race category. Top three finishers of each age group qualify for a custom AlbanyTri cinch sack, which can be picked up at the Albany Aquatic Center if you didn’t get one on race day.

Congrats to all who participated, especially our many first time triathletes (45% of all participants). Thanks to Golden State Race Timing for the awesome on-site timing support and to Club Mallard for covering the costs of the timing system, and our many other sponsors who helped raise funds and/or provided on-site services.  Also thanks to our many volunteers (over 100) consisting of students, parents, and devoted community members without which this all-volunteer event would not be possible.

Looking forward to seeing you next year, when the AlbanyTri hits its 10th year anniversary!

Updated 10/12/18 5pm: results finalized!

Updated 10/10/18 2:10pm: fixed everyone’s swim and T2 times (original swim times were too short; T2s were too long). Added missing participants, fixed times, applied DQs.

Updated 10/8/18 10:05pm: applied penalties and DQs. Added age group results. More changes coming soon!