Saturday 14th September 2019
Rio Rancho Aquatic Center: 745 Loma Colorado Dr NE, Rio Rancho, United States
Fun and challaging sprint triathlon! Great for first-timers and for veteran triathletes!
This race is staged in honor of our fire, military, police and EMS personnel who on a daily basis make our lives safer and better!!
Due to a safety concern, with another event in the vicinity, we have decided to change the race start time to 7:30 AM. Transition will now open at 5:30 AM.
Thank you for participating in this event! There will also kids event the night before. You can register your kids at active.com
Here is information for this year’s race:
HOW TO GET TO THE RACE: The address is 745 Loma Colorado Dr NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
PACKET PICKUP – is Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 3:00PM-7:00PM, at Sport Systems 6915 Montgomery Blvd, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. (505) 837-9400 if you need directions. You can also pick up your packet from 6AM-7:30AM on race day at the race venue.
EACH PARTICIPANT MUST PICK UP HIS OR HER OWN PACKET, INCLUDING EACH MEMBER OF A TEAM.
You must bring a valid photo ID to pick up your packet. Most of the USAT Memberships have been validated, but a few have not, so please have your USAT ID handy to show if you are asked. If you do not have it on you, and we have not been able to verify your membership, you will be asked to pay a One-Day License Fee.
THIS IS A USAT SANCTIONED AND OFFICIATED EVENT – Please review the USAT Most Commonly Violated Rules. Please remember NO iPods or Headphones of any kind allowed on the race course. You must have an ANSI approve helmet (if purchased in the US in the last 10 years you do). From the moment you enter the race site until when you leave if you are on your bike you MUST have your helmet on and buckled.
TRANSITION AREA OPENS AT 5:30 A.M. and closes at 7:00 A.M. All athletes should have their bikes racked and equipment ready to go by 7:00 AM.
SWIM is the first leg of the race. It is an indoor heated pool. 8 lanes, 25 yards each – serpentine swim 2 lengths in each lane. You can update your swim time by logging into your Active.com account.
PARKING There is parking at the Loma Colorado Park or you can park on the east side of Loma Colorado Blvd (neighborhood side).
Maps can be accessed on the web site: http://saturdaywarriors.net/event-info/patriot-triathalon
EVENT TIME LINE:
THURSDAY, September 12th
3:00 – 7:00 p.m. – PACKET PICK UP at Sport Systems
FRIDAY, September 13th
4-5:30 pm Packet Pick-up at Rio Rancho Aquatic Center
4pm – Kids Event Transition open
6 pm – Kids Event Start
SATURDAY – September 14th
5:30 am – Transition Area Opens; Packet pickup, chip pick up, body marking.
7:00 am – Transition Area Closes, MANDITORY ATHLETE MEETING – where you will get course instruction and updates.
7:15 am – National Anthem
7:30 am – First Swimmer In
9:45 am – AWARDS CEREMONY
Don’t forget to thank the Volunteers -
They are working hard to make your day better!
THANK YOU all again – for being part of this event!! I look forward to meeting all of you!
In the case of inclement weather or other concerns for participant safety on the course, the race may be postponed or modified. This could include shortening the race, postponing the start, or eliminating one leg of the race. In these instance the Race Directors will do everything in their power to make the race as close to the original distances and times. A race that is modified does not qualify as a cancellation, please see the cancellation policy below.
REFUNDS are not given for a Saturday Warriors event. If you register and do not attend the event for any reason, your race fee is forfeited. This includes illness, injury, inclement weather or any Act of God.
Race TRANSFERS from one athlete to another are only allowed if the race is sold out, and must be approved by the race director at least one week in advance of the race date. All required new athlete information must be received by the Race Director at least one week in advance.
If the race is CANCELLED by the Promoter for any reason, those who were registered will get a free transfer to the next year’s race.
The Saturday Warriors
4500 Arrowhead Ridge Dr SE, suite 102, Rio Rancho
Phone: 5054407541 x87124