Race Info

Georgia Endurance Series

Mar 24, 2018

Dare to Tri Sprint Triathlon

Georgia Endurance Series

Course Information


The swim is a 300 meter pool swim in the Fort Gordon Indoor 50m Pool. Participants start at one side of the pool and snake their way up and down each lane as they work towards the other side of the pool. Being a pool swim race, participants must submit an estimated 100 yard swim time when registering. These times are used for seeding purposes. It is in your best interest to submit a time as accurate as possible. Submitting a time that is too fast for you puts you up with swimmers who will be passing you during the swim – not good for you or them. Putting a time that is too slow places you with slower swimmers and forces you to have to pass everyone. The ideal scenario for all participants is to have people submit accurate times – the whole swim flows better.  Swim caps will be provided for this event.

The swim start process involves all the Age Groupers, Collegiates, Clydesdales, Active Duty Military, Athenas, and Relay Teams going off first, followed by all the Novices.


The bike course is a 16K loop with a small lollipop. The course is rolling to hilly and takes place completely on the Fort Gordon base. The roads are open to traffic – but traffic is usually fairly light.


The 5K run course is a single loop, nearly completely on the 3 mile running trail. The course is flat.

Course Maps:

Click HERE for course maps.


 Active Duty Military

Event Capacity:


USAT Sanctioned:

The Dare to Tri – Fort Gordon Sprint Triathlon is a USA Triathlon sanctioned race.

Athlete Briefing:

The athlete briefing will be held on site during packet pick up Friday, March 23rd 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.

Cut-Off Time:

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.

Minimum Age:

Entry in the Dare to Tri – Fort Gordon Sprint Triathlon is open to individuals 10 years of age or older.

Timing System:

The Dare to Tri – Fort Gordon Sprint Triathlon will be timed using the ChampionChip Timing System. (5 splits provided)

Race Day Parking:

Parking will be available in the lots beside the transition area.

Award Categories:

– Overall (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
– Clydesdale
– Athena
– Military (M & F)
– Novice (M & F)


Relay Team Information

  • Relays can be 2-person (one person does 2 legs, and one person does 1 leg) or 3-person teams (each person does 1 leg of the event). Teams can consist of any mix of genders.
  • EACH Relay member MUST pick up his/her own packet.
  • EACH Member MUST have their photo ID and USAT card (if applicable) to pick up their packet.
  • If a member is a minor (17 or under), then a parent/guardian must show an ID to get their packet.
  • If a member turns 18 by the end of the year they are considered an Adult per USAT, thus they must pick up their own packet.
  • If you need to replace a relay member you can e-mail us using the Contact Us button at the top of the page with the changes.
  • If it is the week of the event and you need to make a change to a relay member then you can make this change at packet pick up.
  • At packet pick up you will be given a sheet of paper that explains how the relays will work (chip hand off, tagging spot, etc.).
  • If you are an individual that wishes to switch to a relay team, then you can e-mail us, using the Contact Us button at the top of the page, the following information: Team Name, Team Member Names, Team Member Shirt sizes. You will need to pay the difference to convert to a relay, which you can pay at packet pick up (cash or check only). If it is the week of the event, then you can make these changes at packet pick up.


Registration Protection will be available to purchase during registration. Registration Protection is provided through Allianz.  Purchasing this protection allows you to get reimbursed up to 100% if you cannot attend the event for a number of reasons, including covered injury, illness, traffic accidents, and the added benefit of protection in the instance that you are required to work for a covered reason.

For additional Registration Protection information click HERE.

Please note: No refunds outside of this Registration Protection policy will be provided for any reason.


If you cannot make this years event, you may transfer to next years Dare to Tri – Fort Gordon 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 Dare to Tri – Fort Gordon Sprint Triathlon plan of action.

Thunderstorms / Lightning

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.

Natural disaster (hurricane, tornado)

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 Dare to Tri – Fort Gordon Sprint Triathlon.

Packet Pick Up

Indoor Pool, Building 21608, Corner of Barnes Avenue and 25th Street, Fort Gordon, GA
March 23rd (Friday) 2016 between 3:00pm – 6:00pm in the front building of the natatorium.

March 24th (Saturday) 2016 between 7:15am – 8:35am in the front building of the natatorium.

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.


Fort Gordon Pool and Parking Area

Transition Area / Body marking

The transition area will be open on race day from 7:15 am – 8:40 am. Any athlete that arrives after 8:40 am will not be allowed into the transition area. Body marking will take place in the packet pick up room between 7:15 am – 8:40 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 in the packet pick up room from 7:15 am – 8:40 am.

Athlete Briefing

The athlete briefing will be held on site during packet pick up Friday, March 23rd 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.