Tri for Real Triathlon #2, Aqua Bike, 1.2m/2.4m OW Swim

Sunday, Jul 15, 2018 at 7:30am


The USAT-Sanctioned TRI for REAL Olympic-distance Triathlon was added to our TRI for FUN Sprint Triathlon Series in 2003. These races are held at Rancho Seco Park in Herald, California. The course has a 1.5 k swim – 40 k bike – 10 k run. Included for each athlete is custom tech-tee race shirt, a swim cap, athlete goody bag, hot post-race meal, and free athlete massage.

Returning this year: the Oly Lite Triathlon option: 1.5K swim-40K bike-1mile run. There is also an option for a 1.2 or 2.4 Mile IRON Swim, with swim cap and lunch included! 

New this year: TRI for REAL Finisher Medals!


Tri for Real Series

The series dates for the three races are: June 10, July 15 and August 12, 2018. Series Awards, including a free entry into the 2019 TRI for REAL Series, will be presented to the top male and female racing all three events in each age group.Sign up for all three TRI for REAL Triathlons for $210 until the end of November. Series price increases to $250 on December 1st, 2017.




- 6:30 am Registration and Packet pick up open

- 6:30 am Transition Area opens

- 7:00 am Race announcements begin

- 7:30 am Start of TRI for KIDS Triathlon

- 8:00 am Start of Tri for Real Triathlon

- 8:12 am Start of the Aquabike and Open Water Swim

- 11:30 am Awards ceremony for TRI for Real






The race starts from the beach in with a 1.5 kilometer or .93 mile swim from the beach area. The swim course will be a triangular course in Rancho Seco Lake marked by the large white triangular buoys. Water temperature should be between 68 and 74 degrees. Wetsuits are allowed. The swim will exit the lake and head up the beach and on a grassy path to the transition area located in the parking area.




The 40 k mile bike course is an out and back course. The first 2.5 miles are inside the park. The course will turn right onto Twin Cities Road (State Highway 104). The turn-around point is just before the City of Ione at the 12.4 mile mark (at Five Mile Road).  Please be careful while on the road. Riders must stay to the right at all times! Riders must not draft other riders: You must maintain at least THREE bike lengths at all times behind the rider in front of you, and you MUST ride single file while on the Highway. Passing is allowed in a timely manner when it is safe to do so. After passing return to the right side of the road and continue to ride safely. Failure to do so will result in a drafting penalty or disqualification. Crossing the centerline at ANY time will also result in disqualification. Proceed to the turn around on Hwy 104 and return to the park. Traffic has the right-of-way on the road so ride CAREFULLY. The Bike course will Not have an aid station. Water and electrolyte beverage, along with energy gels will be available in the transition area.


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The run course begins directly outside the transition area and is a 10-kilometer or 6.2 mile out-and-back course on fire roads and trails within the park. There will be aid stations with cold water, FLUID electrolyte beverage and Clif Shot  energy gels on the run course at run start, mile 1, 2, 3.5, and 5.2. ALL athletes must wear their race number on the front of their body during the run and have it when crossing the finish line.


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First place Overall Male and Female in the TRI for Real Triathlon will receive Overall Champion Awards. There will be awards five deep in each five-year age group and divisions for the TRI for Real Triathlon. Relay Team awards will be for the Top three teams in each Division of Male, Female and Coed. Awards will be given in the Aquabike to the top five male and female finishers.


Tri for Real Series Awards

Series Awards, including a Free entry into the 2018 Tri for Real Series, will be presented to the top male and female racing all three events in each five-year age group at the third and final Tri for Real Triathlon on August 13th. Series Finisher Medals will be presented on August 13th to all athletes finishing all three Tri for Real Triathlons. The top three male and female triathletes with the fastest Tri for Real Series Finish (total time) will receive a Rocklin Endurance Sports gift-certificate worth $150 for 1st place, $100 for 2nd, and $50 for 3rd. 


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