Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

When is Packet Pickup?

The Saturday before the race.

Is there a mandatory race briefing?

There will be a race briefing at packet pickup the day before the race. It is not mandatory.

Can I ride or run the courses now?

We encourage all participants who can to ride the courses before the race. However, use extreme caution as these are not closed roads. Course Maps

What is the race start time?

7:00 AM

Will there be finisher medals?

There will be finisher medals for all finishers. Stay up to date by following us on facebook for the 2016 medal reveal.

How will the race be timed?

Each racer will be provided a timing chip. The chip will mark a split every time the participant crosses a timing mat.

Can my secretary/friend/teammate/doorman/nanny pick up my race packet?

No. Only the athlete can pick up his or her packet. Athlete must bring valid ID and USAT Membership ID Number.

Do I have to check my bike on Saturday?

No. There will be no early bike check-in. You will bring your bike and set up your transition area race morning.

What do I have to bring to packet pickup?

A photo ID and your USAT license.

What are the race course cut-off times?

Race Start: 7:00 A.M.
Swim Cut-Off: 8:10 A.M. (1 hour and 10 minutes after race start)
Bike Cut-Off: 12:30 P.M. (5 hours and 30 minutes after race start)
Run Cut-Off: 3:30 P.M. (8 hours and 30 minutes after race start)

What happens if I don't meet a cutoff time?

RyanMan reserves the right to remove an athlete from the course and DNF the athlete if our course staff determines there is no possibility of an athlete finishing the given discipline (swim, bike, run) before the posted cut-off times based on an athlete’s location, time and average speed up to that point.

Relay Questions

How many participants are required to make a relay team?

A relay team must consist of 2-3 people.

Can a racer doing the individual race participate on a relay team?

Yes. This option is only available for the swim leg of the race. The participant doing the individual race would complete the swim with two chips and hand off the relay chip at T1.

What are the relay categories?

There will be a Men's Relay, Women's Relay, and a Mixed Relay.

Can members of a relay team pick up all of their team members packets? Can I pick up my friend's packet?

No. Every participant must pick up their own packet, and sign their own waiver.

Swim Questions

What kind of start is the swim?

The swim start for 2016 is still being decided. Follow us to stay up to date.

What is the expected water temperature?

As this is the first year of the event we do not have any historical data to help predict the water temp.

Am I allowed to warm up in the water prior to the start?


Bike Questions

How many aid stations will be on the bike?

There will be 3 aid stations on the bike course.

What will be offered at the bike aid stations?

Water and Nutrition Products (brand still to be decided).

Run Questions

How many aid stations will be on the run?

There will be 12 aid stations on the run course.

What will be offered at the run aid stations?

Water and Nutrition Products (brand to still be decided) will be offered at all run aid stations. Bananas, oranges, chips, pretzels, and flat coke will be offered at select locations.