Half - Iron Distance
Saturday, July 24, 2021
The Sourdough Triathlon is a half-Iron distance race held in Chatanika, AK about 45 minutes northeast of Fairbanks at Milepost 33.5 of the Steese Highway. It's a quiet area with minimal traffic and plenty of wide open spaces. The 1.2 mile swim is in a former gravel pit filled by a pristine groundwater stream. The 56 mile bike course is two laps on a quiet, paved two-lane road with the occasional vehicle passing through. The 13.1 mile run course is two laps on the shoulder of this same road. Due to the course layout, this event is very spectator-friendly. Many competitors and their families camp out at the site the night before the race in RVs or tents.
Volunteers are essential!
Sourdough can only be the great experience that it is if we have sufficient volunteers. The jobs are easy: directing racers at intersections, handing out drinks, body marking, and other simple tasks. And due to the course layout, many volunteers can see the entire race from their post and cheer on family and friends.
f you know anyone who’s interested, please use this form to sign up, https://sourdoughtri.weebly.com/contact.html, or contact Samantha Wuttig, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be so thankful.
January 27, 2021
COVID-19 mitigation plans for 2021
Race organizers are working to provide the safest possible 2021 triathlon experience for our athletes and volunteers. Updates to race status and changes to events (such as packet pick-up or modified swim starts) will be posted on Facebook, race websites, and in emails to those registered. Our goal is clear, open communication. To date, these are some new things for this year:
Registration opens Feb. 1 and will close when 99 participants have registered or at 12:00 pm AST on July 22, whichever comes first.
Race distances are 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run. All transitions will occur in the same area adjacent to the pond.
Individual entry fees are listed below. USA Triathlon membership is also required. If you are not a USAT member you will need to buy either a one-day membership pass ($15 adult) or an annual pass ($50 adult) to participate. All participants must be at least 18 years of age by 12/31/21. Refunds are not available. Note: it is not necessary to be an Active member to register.
Feb. 1- July 7 $60
July 8 - 21 $90
July 22 $120
Feb. 1-July 7 $120
July 8 - 21 $150
July 22 $180
Each team member must have a USAT membership.
Registration closes at 12:00 pm AST on July 22
The transition area is gravel so you may want a blanket or large towel to set your things on. The area includes ample room to park cars and camp out. Port-a-potties will be available.
There will be a potluck barbecue after the race. We ask all participants to bring a dish to share and to hang around to get to know others in the triathlon community. We’ll provide the burgers and brats.
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