Complete a 250 yard pool swim, 10 mile road bike, and 2 mile run and you are a Girl Gone Tri! These are great races for ladies looking to jump into triathlon and are perfect for those looking to refine their race skills and test their level of fitness.
The races start and finish at the Bluffton, SC pool which is located at 55 Pritchard Street, Bluffton, SC 29910.
Races start at 8:00 a.m.
THE SWIM: The swim is a 250 yard pool swim. The pool depth is 5' max so non-swimmers or those who question their swim fitness can participate! Racers leave the pool side from an in - water start so no diving or jumping in is necessary. Racers go off in 10 second intervals with the fastest going first. As part of registration, each swimmer will provide a time in which they feel that they can do a 250 yard swim so the swim is self-seeded. For example, if a racer believes that they can swim 250 yards in 3 minutes, she will include that as part of her registration. She will then be seeded for the swim based on where a 3 minute swim would fall compared to the other estimated swim times. In estimating a swim time, please keep in mind that there will be others in the water with you and that you have to cross under lane lines while swimming. The pool length in 25 yards. The swim is 10 lengths...up and back in a lane.
THE BIKE: The bike is essentially flat. The course: Pritchard Street to left on Bruin Rd (at stop sign) straight through 4 way stop onto May River Road (Hwy 46), right onto Goethe Rd to left onto Bluffton Parkway (at stop sign), out Bluffton Parkway to the Bluffton Parkway/Buckwalter intersection where cyclist turn around and repeat the course back to the pool. IMPORTANT: Though we do have police and volunteer presence for traffic control on the course, the course IS NOT CLOSED to traffic! Please ride with eyes wide open and observe traffic. There will be intersections that are crossed where cyclist will have to watch for traffic merging! There are no aid stations on the bike so begin with a full water bottle!
THE RUN: The run is a flat, fast 2 mile loop around Old Town Bluffton. The course: left out of transition area onto Pritchard St, right at the stop sign onto Bridge Street, right at Heyward, right onto May River Road, right onto Calhoun, left onto Bridge, left onto Pritchard, and FINISH! You will pass an aid station twice on the run: water!! (It's a 2 mile run....)
RACE ONE, TWO, OR ALL THREE (THE SERIES)...THROW IN THE WINTER WARRIOR DUATHLON AND BE A MULTISPORT QUEEN!
USA TRIATHLON: All races are USA Triathlon (USAT) sanctioned races. To race, you'll need to have an annual USAT license OR purchase a 1 Day license at the time of registration. It is $12.00 and IS NOT part of the race registration fee. At the time of registration, you'll be prompted to purchase a 1 Day if you do not have an annual license. (You will have an option to purchase an annual license. We ask that you do not do so through or registration system. It will be MUCH faster for you to purchase it through the USAT web site. All USAT rules apply. To purchase an annual license and/or to look over the USAT rules, please see: www.usatriathlon.org.
SHIRTS: We have different shirts for each race. All who register at least 2 weeks prior to the race will receive a race shirt. If you register after that, we cannot guarantee size or availability. Shirts will be ladies cut so be sure to size accordingly!
HOODIES: The first 25 registering for the SERIES (all 3 races) or MULTISPORT QUEEN will receive a hoodie. When 25 is reached, we'll post such on this web site and send an e-mail to those 25. If you are not racing the SERIES or MULTISPORT QUEEN but would like a hoodie (or are not in the top 25), you can purchase a hoodie for $25 during the registration process. Hoodies are uni-sex.
AWARDS: All finishers receive a finisher's award. The top 3 overall receive an award, regardless of age. The top Master and top Grandmaster receive an award. Awards are given in each age group 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24....5 year intervals. Awards will be given out as soon as possible after the results are tallied. There will be post race food and beverages...so sit tight, hang out, and enjoy being with like minded folks!
THE SERIES: Race all 3 triathlons and you are racing THE SERIES. Points are awarded based on finish in each race. The top 3 overall, top Master, and top Grandmaster will receive SERIES awards.
MULTISPORT QUEEN: Race and complete THE SERIES + the March 22 Winter Warrior Duathlon (a great way to kick off your multisport season) and you'll be a MULTISPORT QUEEN. Multisport Queens get points in the SERIES standing, a MULTISPORT QUEEN shirt, and, a special award indicating you are a MULTISPORT QUEEN after you finish the June 14 race!
WINTER WARRIOR DUATHLON: The Winter Warrior Duathlon is March 22, 2014. It is the first race in becoming a MULTISPORT QUEEN but everyone is welcome to race. There is also a 4.2K road race that accompanies the duathlon for those who don't want to bike. Come out and kick off your race season. See the Winter Warrior Duathlon & 4.2K race page for more info!
PACKET PICK UP/LATE REGISTRATION: At present, we are planning packet pick up and late registration for only race morning from 6:45-7:45 a.m. at the Bluffton Pool. Transition will not be open until 6:45 am on race morning. If you come early, we'll put you to work!
TRANSITION AREA: The transition area is immediately next to the pool. It will open on race morning at 6:45 a.m. If you come earlier, you'll get put to work. ONLY racers are allowed in transition. Friends, family...ARE NOT allowed in the transition area. Bikes may not be removed from transition until such time as all bikes are in off of the bike course and all triathletes are on the run course or finished with the race. ONLY racers may remove their bike from transition!
VOLUNTEERS: We can ALWAYS use volunteers at our races. Ladies, bring your significant others, kids, friends...we'll find them something to keep them busy. Volunteers will receive a shirt and copious thanks for their help. Also, if you know of an organization that would like to provide volunteers and assistance and, in return, be a beneficiary of the race, please have them contact us! If you have a volunteer or a few or an organization that would like to be involved, please e-mail me at: email@example.com. Please use volunteer in the subject line.
PRE-RACE E-MAILS: Prior to the race, all registered participants will receive an instructional e-mail but check back with this web site on occasion for updates.
ACCOMMODATIONS: We are working to firm up some accommodations for y'all. Check back soon!
To register, please click on the race and date, below. PLEASE NOTE: : There are no refunds! We do not mail race packets. We do not mail awards unless prior arrangements have been made. We reserve the right to change or modify the course due to weather or other conditions for the safety of the participants. If such is necessary, there will be no refunds!
GIRLS GONE TRI SESSION II (click here)
SATURDAY, APRIL 19; SATURDAY, MAY 24; AND JUNE 14, 2014