The swim portion will be a 750 meter ocean swim. Participants will swim out 50 meters, then turn parallel to the shore and swim with the current for 650 meters prior to swimming back into shore. The transition area is located just on the otherside of the boardwalk and baby pools will be provided for rinsing the sand off your feet.
The bike is an out and back ride which is nearly completely flat. There is one hill which is the bridge off of Tybee Island. One mile after the bridge, participants will turn right into Fort Pulaski State Park, do a loop around the park and then head back to transition. The bike is full of beatiful marsh-scapes and coastal birds. The bike should prove to be VERY fast.
The run course will be an out and back in the neighborhoods around Tybee Island. Participants will find aid stations at miles .75, 1.5 and 2.25. The course is completely flat and very fast.
Click HERE for Course Maps.
The Trybee Sprint Triathlon is a USA Triathlon sanctioned race.
All participants must complete the race in under 2 hours 15 minutes. Race officials reserve the right to pull a participant off the course if it appears as though that participant will not be able to meet the above time requirements. This is a safety issue, our permits, volunteers, police, ems, etc are only reserved for the above time restrictions.
Entry in the Trybee Sprint Triathlon is open to individuals 10 years of age or older.
The Trybee Sprint Triathlon will be timed using the ChampionChip Timing System. (5 splits provided)
RACE DAY PARKING
Each participant will receive a hang tag for their car for race day. Please leave this tag visible as it will give you free parking until 1:00 PM. If you decide to stay and hang out at the beach for the remainder of the day, please remember to pay for your parking after 1:00 PM.
– Overall (M & F)
– Overall Duathlon (M & F)
– Age Groups (M & F): 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Over
– Novice (M & F)
RELAY AWARDS (Top 3)
REFUND POLICY / TRANSFERS
No refunds are given for any reason. If you cannot make this years event, you may transfer to next years Trybee Island Sprint Triathlon if notification is given >3 weeks prior to the event. Your registration may only be transferred/deferred once. Transferring a registration to another person is not allowed. Considerable effort goes into producing such an event and funds are expended and applied in good faith based on a registration. Thank you very much for your understanding of this policy.
Races are rain or shine unless we determine that race conditions are dangerous. If the race is cancelled there will be no refunds. This position is consistent with USAT recommendations and with the protocol of sharing the risks associated with the sport of triathlon. In the event of inclement weather, Acts of God, or unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any/all portions of the race. Each athlete must accept any such risk of their entry fee paid including other amenities paid for such as t-shirts, insurance, and online administrative fees. All fees collected are used to develop and produce the event, including all race supplies. In the event of inclement weather, the following is the Trybee Island Sprint Triathlon plan of action.
Race start may be delayed (up to 30 minutes) until weather conditions are safe. If weather continues, the event will be changed to a duathlon (bike – run format) with a time trial start. No event day transfers will be issued if the event is reformatted due to inclement weather.
If the triathlon is cancelled due to natural disaster, every effort will be made to reschedule the event. Registrants will receive a 100% credit to participate in the rescheduled event. If the event cannot be rescheduled later in the year, a 75% credit will be issued for all registered triathlon participants into either another Georgia Endurance Series event or the following years Trybee Island Sprint Triathlon.
PACKET PICK UP
June 11th (Saturday) between 3:00pm – 6:00pm Hotel Tybee Garden Room – 1401 Strand Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328 (just beside Transition).
June 12th (Sunday) between 5:15am – 6:40am Hotel Tybee Garden Room – 1401 Strand Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328 (just beside Transition).
If you do not pick up packet materials during the designated pick up times listed you will not be allow to race. There will be no exceptions made. You must collect your own packet. No other person will be allowed to pick up your packet. Government issued photo ID will be required to pick up materials.
USAT members must show a valid USAT membership card or pay the one day membership fee, $15 cash only.
Hotel Tybee is the host hotel for the race. Use code SPRINT2016 to reserve a hotel room for as low as $179/night.
TRANSITION AREA / BODY MARKING
The transition area will be open on race day from 5:15 am – 6:40 am. Any athlete that arrives after 6:40 am will not be allowed into the transition area. Body marking will take place outside transition area between 5:15 am – 6:40 am. All bikes must display the proper bike frame number. Access to the transition area to retrieve bike and gear after finishing will not be allowed until the last athlete has started the run.
TIMING CHIP PICK UP
Timing chips can be picked up race morning under the chip pick-up tent at 5:30 am – 6:40 am.
The athlete briefing will be held on site during packet pick up Saturday, June 11th, at 6:00pm at the finish line. Race directors will need approximately 30 minutes to review the details of the race. After that time the floor will be opened up for questioning until all are answered.
PLEASE NOTE: T-shirts are not guaranteed for registrants after May 15.