KNOW THE RULES
LANGUAGE - All athletes and at least one support crew member must speak english.
REGISTRATION - Registration belongs to the registered athlete only.
CLAIMING YOUR REGISTRATION - You must show up in person at packet pickup to get your own packet.
SHOWING ID - You must show a government issued photo ID to claim your packet.
REFUND POLICY - There are no refunds, transfers, or deferrals for any reason.
NUMBER MARKING - All stickers and body markings given at packet pickup must be applied properly to take part in the event.
NO NUDITY - ***NEW IN 2019*** Seward has asked that we make sure the athletes are not getting naked in public. What this means is that when you chance from your swim gear to warm run gear you will have to do so with a towel covering your waste (men) and a towel covering your chest and waste (women). Long swim parkas (Speedo makes a nice one) work very well for this too. We will have a small supply of restrooms you may also change in. Nudity is not allowed. Public displays will lead to disqualification as well as a possible indecent exposure ticket. Please be sure to not violate this new rule.
HELMETS - Helmets must be worn at all times while on the bike. We must require every helmet to have the US-CSPSC (must be US) inspection sticker on the inside for sanctioning and insurance reasons. Helmet chin straps must be secure (no loose dangling straps) and buckled at all times on the bike.
OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE - No outside assistance. Your support team are part of the event, so are officials, medical, SAG (if there is any) volunteers, and police/fire. Random spectators are not part of the event.
TRANSITION(S) - Transition area is for athletes only and any registered support team members. Spectators are not allowed in transition for any reason.
DRAFTING - Athletes are not allowed to draft on the bike. This means that all riders must keep a distance of at least 3 bike lengths between them and the next rider. If within that distance one must pass the other within 15 seconds or a penalty will be issued.
RIDING TO THE RIGHT - Athletes must ride on the shoulder if available. When a shoulder isn’t available or safe athletes are required to ride as far to the right as safely possible. Never side by side.
STAY THE COURSE - All competitors are required to stay on the course that is given. Any deviation (even if it’s longer) will result in disqualification. It is the responsibility of the athlete and support to know the course(s).
NO VEHICLE FOLLOWING - Support and/or spectator cars are never allowed to follow a rider for the sake of following a rider. Vehicles must always pass riders and keep the speed limit when it is safe to do so.
OBEY ROAD LAWS - Both bikes and vehicles must always obey the laws of the road. The bike courses at all our events are 100% open to vehicles and pedestrians so riders and drivers must be aware of their surroundings at all times and also obey traffic signals and signs.
BE A GOOD SPORTSMAN - No athlete or support may act in any way that may be deemed as unsportsmanlike. Every single person encountered during the course of the day should be treated with kindness and respect.
HEADPHONES - From the start to finish line no headphones are ever allowed. Listening to them before or after the event is fine but during the event athletes and support cannot do so.
WETSUITS - Full Neoprene Wetsuits (to ankles and wrists), booties/socks, and head cap are always mandatory.
LITTERING/ABANDONMENT - At no point is littering ever acceptable at any of our events. Carry your trash on you and throw it out when you see a trashcan.
PRACTICE SWIMMING - Athletes may not do any swimming on the swim course prior to our pre race swim and the event itself. Resurrection Bay is not an area that swimming is typically allowed.
BIKE LIGHTS - Bike lights are required for the entire bike course. A constant front white light and blinking rear red light. If they will not last the entire ride then extra lights or batteries should be carried by the athlete and/or support for replacement.
BRIGHT REFLECTIVE VESTS/JERSEYS - It is a requirement that athletes wear a vest or jersey that is bright AND reflective from top to bottom. Dark/dull colors are not visible. This should not be something you try to do the bare minimum on. Go nuts, we want you to stand out on the course. The goal is safety. If you aren’t sure if it’s bright/visible enough, odds are it’s not.
CELL PHONES - Cell phones are required and to be carried by the athlete at all times on the bike and run. Same with any support crew members. Athlete/support provided external batteries may be necessary to keep the phone charged at times.
PACING - Pacing is not allowed by anyone that is not a registered athlete or support crew member.
MANDATORY GEAR - All mandatory gear listed for each event must be carried by the athlete and support as shown on the mandatory gear page of this website.
BIKE SUPPORT/SAG - No bike support (SAG) will be provided by the event. All athletes and their support must know how to service their own bike. This also means being responsible for your own supplies and tools to fix the bike in the event of any kind of breakdown.
BIKE/WHEEL CHANGING - Changing of bikes and/or wheels/rims is not allowed. Tires and tubes are obviously to change but the bike and wheels must never change. Be sure to research the landscape and weather of the event and choose your equipment wisely.
BIKE COURSE HYDRATION/NUTRITION - It is mandatory that each athlete and their support crew be responsible for their own hydration/nutrition on the bike course.
RUN COURSE HYDRATION/NUTRITION - We have hydration/nutrition stops at T2 and miles 7.5, 17, 20.5, and the finish. Run support is mandatory for at least the last 10-miles on the mountain. Athletes and support must be capable of carrying enough substance to sustain them between these refueling stations.
WITHDRAWING - Those withdrawing from the event must communicate that with the event by calling or texting +1 (248) 466-4907.
DOPING - The use of prohibited methods and substances included in the WADA List of Prohibited Substances and Methods is strictly forbidden. Athletes may be subject to random testing by Anti-Doping USA/International, at any time.
EVENT CUTOFF TIMES
Event Management, Officials, Team One Medical, Alyeska Resort, Ski Patrol, and Mountain Rescue reserve the right to pull any competitor from any course, at any time, for any reason we deem necessary. All checkpoints are there for a reason. If we deem you unfit to continue you will not be permitted to do so. This will usually happen at the checkpoints but it could happen anywhere on any course. Please be aware that we may choose to stop, shorten, or cancel parts or all of the course due to extreme weather, wildlife, or other acts of God that are out of our control. Of course this is NOT what we want but our #1 priority is athlete safety and we will do whatever is necessary to not take any additional unnecessary risks while you are all out there. Our choices are based off of years of experience as well as information gathered throughout the day and made as joint decisions with officials, medical, and all permitting parties and municipalities. Please be polite and show respect as we make will undoubtedly be forced to make some tough calls throughout the day.
6:18am - Overall Swim Course CutofF (4:30am START)
3,000-Meters in 1hrs 48min - Must average 3:35/100-Meters
We reserve the right to pull anyone from the course at any time for any reason. We don’t do this often but if we know a swimmer is far behind the pace of the cutoff and/or looks to need medical attention, we will step in and make the call to pull them.
We account for a hypothetical last swimmer to just make this 6:18am cutoff giving that person 12min (until 6:30am) to exit T1.
2:00pm - Overall Bike Course Cutoff
113-Miles / 182-Kilometers in 7hrs 30min - Must average 15.06mph/24.5kph
Mile 30 Checkpoint by 8:30am (2hrs)
Mile 60 Checkpoint by 10:30am (4hrs)
Mile 90 Checkpoint by 12:30pm (6hrs)
We account for a hypothetical last biker to just make this 2:00pm cutoff giving that person 15min (until 2:15pm) to exit T2.
11:00pm - Run Course / Finish Line Cutoff
27.5-Miles / 42.5-Kilometers in 8hrs 45min - Must average 19:05/mile - 12:21/kilometer
Mile 7 Checkpoint by 5:00pm (2hrs 15min)
Mile 17.5 Checkpoint by 8:00pm (5hrs 15min)
Mile 23 Checkpoint by 9:00pm (6hrs 15min)
Those not making this 9:00pm cutoff will not be permitted to attempt the “High Route” or second climb on the mountain for the orange shirt. However, anyone not permitted to continue will be able to attempt the “Low Route” for the white shirt but must still make the Finish Line Cutoff of 11:30pm. All athletes must be across the finish line by 11:30pm no matter what course they are on.