Updated July 10, 2019
Is this a USAT Sanctioned event?
Yes, we are indeed a sanctioned event and your finish counts for points with USA Triathlon.
Where is parking?
There is no race day parking in the lot at Healdsburg Veteran's Memorial Beach. All race parking is on a vacant lot on the corner of Bailhache Avenue. On race day, the lot is open from 5am and it's a short walk over to Healdsburg Veteran's Memorial Beach. Parking is free. Here are directions to the lot.
How warm is the water? How deep is it?
The water will be in the mid-to-high 70's on race day. The main channel is between 6-8 feet. The water is clear enough that you can see plants on the bottom, including a few trees but you won't run into them.
What is your wetsuit policy?
No, wetsuits are not required. Per the USAT policy, we do monitor the water temperature but it's never above 78 at race start. For details on the rules, look at the USAT Race Rules.
If I want a wetsuit, but don't have one, can I rent one?
Yes, Sports Basement Santa Rosa offers wetsuits. Pick one up anytime!
How is the swim course marked? Will there be lifeguards?
The course is marked by buoys and there are lifeguards in kayaks to help you identify the course up the channel. The lifeguards will make sure you're safe, headed in the right direction, and not swimming into oncoming swimmers.
How far is the transition from the water? Will I be able to set up my transition area the night before?
The transition area is about 100 yards from the water, a short run. We do not allow athletes to set up their transition area the night before.
Are the roads closed for the bike and run? Will I have to stop for traffic?
All roads are open during the race. You do NOT need to stop at intersections. Each intersection has a CHP Officer to stop traffic for the race.
Is there post-race food?
Yes, we will have Bellwether Farms sheep milk yogurt, and a selection of snacks and lunch items, as well as cold drinks.
Are there awards?
Every finisher receives a custom medal. In addition, we have age group awards 3-deep. There are also awards for the top fundraisers. You can see the leaderboard here!
What is your refund policy?
You can find out policy on refunds and deferrals here on the Scena Performance website.