2019 Walnut Creek Triathlon Information:
Packet Pickup / Late Registration
Friday August 23
Packet Pickup and On-Site Registration at Walnut Creek Park, North Garden, Va 22959.
– Pre-Race Brief by Race Director, Emily Hatch
Saturday, Aug. 24
Packet Pickup and On-Site Registration at Walnut Creek Park
- OLYMPIC RACERS
- SPRINT RACERS
**Swim cap colors/waves will be provided at packet pickup.
Race Timeline Saturday Aug. 24, 2019
•6:30am - Transition opens
•6:30-7:30am - Race day Olympic packet pickup, Chip Timing pickup, Body Marking, Registration
•7:15-7:30am - Pre-Race MANDATORY Meeting near transition
•7:30-7:55am - Swim warm-ups allowed
•7:45am Transition closes for Olympic participants
(7:45am - Singing of the National Anthem by Michael Salvatierra)
•7:55am Begin lining up for race start
•8:00am Race start for first Olympic wave (all men), 8:03am second
Olympic wave (all women & relays)
•11:00am (approximate) Olympic Awards begin
•7:10am Transition opens
•7:10-8:10am - Race day Sprint packet pickup, Chip Timing pickup, Body Marking, Registration
•8:10am Transition closes for Sprint participants
•8:15-8:25am - Pre-Race MANDATORY Meeting on the grass near the beach start
•8:25-8:35am - Swim warm-ups allowed
•8:35am Begin lining up for race start
•8:40am Race start for first Sprint wave (all men), 8:43 second Sprint wave (all women & relays)
•10:15am Post race food available for participants and volunteers at Walnut Creek Park
•11:30am (approximate) Sprint Awards presentation
There are 5 men’s and 5 woman’s restrooms located in the main building at the beach (under Registration/check-in area). These also have changing areas. There is one male and one female restroom located on the beach side of Transition Area.
It is highly recommended to arrive at least 75-90 minutes before the start as there are a lot of details on race morning. It’s better to have extra time than not enough.
Parking volunteers will be there to direct you on race morning.
**Please DO NOT PARK on the grassy shoulder of Walnut Creek Park’s road!!!!! The race course will be using the park road for bikers and runners and the grassy shoulders will need to stay clear for spectators, and some overflow for runners.
About 100 participant parking spaces are in the main parking lot closest to the start/finish area. Once these spaces are full you will be directed to park in the overflow parking spaces in a grassy field, or the first smaller parking lot about a 5-10 minute walk (or ride your bike) to the start / finish.
**Don’t forget that USAT rules stipulate that anyone riding a bike on race day must be wearing a helmet or you will receive a penalty.
Water Temperature & Wetsuits
We will post the Water temperature on Friday August 25th on the Charlottesville Multisports Facebook page, at packet pickup Friday and on race morning.
USAT rules state that wetsuits are not legal if the water temperature is over 78F. With predicted warm weather, we expect the water temperature to be in the low 80’s.
Walnut Creek Park’s Lake Swimming Rules
Swimming is now only allowed on weekends from 11-7pm.
With school back in session, the Walnut Creek Park lifeguards will be off duty next week meaning it is against park rules to swim in Walnut Creek Park Mon-Fri leading up to the race.
• 12:00 pm - Run course closes for all participants allowing a 4hr race completion time.
• 9:25am - Swim course closes for all participants.
• 12:00 pm - Run course closes allowing a generous 3hr20min race completion time.
Race Traffic Safety Information
In an effort to cut down all traffic in the park during the race, drivers will not be able to leave before the last biker has finished. Please do not plan to leave before 11am.
We welcome spectators! For the racers safety please try to arrive before 8:15am to park and spectate. If arriving after 8:15am you will be directed to park in the lower (first) parking lot. The walk is about 1/3 mile to the start/finish. It is important to walk only on the grass and not on the road from 8:15am until the race ends. (close to noon). Thank you for your understanding and help keeping the racers safe.
We highly encourage all spectators to cheer either at the finish or on the runner's side of the road along the main hill (stay off the road). Bring camp chairs, noisemakers and signs to cheer on bikers and runners going out and returning. This hill is nicknamed "Quadzilla"!!
Dominos Pizza, fruit, HAMMER Bars, snacks, HEED and water will be provided after your race!
12:00-4pm POST RACE PARTY at Wisdom Oak Winery
Wisdom Oak Winery is a family owned and operated winery located in North Garden, Virginia. Join us post-race to celebrate with a bottle or glass of award winning
wine! Our tasting room opens at 11am and starting at noon, we’ll have live music. Mouth Wide Open food truck will also be on-site serving up some delicious food. We look forward to seeing you.
Wisdom Oak Winery Owners, Jason and Laura Lavallee have also contributed to all of the Overall Winner and Age Group Winner awards. They are excited for your race and to see you after! *Anyone is welcome to attend. Bring a blanket or camping chairs to spread out on the beautiful lawn.