Holualoa Tinfoilman Triathlon
October 14, 2012
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The final race of the series, the Holualoa Tinfoilman Triathlon. The distances are 825 yard pool swim, 12 mile bike ride around the UA area, and 3 mile run through UA campus.
USA Triathlon rules apply. Other rules and updated course info will be in your
This is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event. All competitors must be either an annual member or purchase a one day membership ($12, included in $65 entry fee)
Helmets must meet CPSC/Snell/ANSI safety standards. For more informationclick here. No floatation devices allowed, including wetsuits.
This race is limited to the first 360 entries (10 waves). This race fills and closes 4-6 weeks in advance so ENTER EARLY!
For more information on the HolualoaTucson Triathlon Series, click here.
The swim is 825 yards in the University of Arizona Hillenbrand Pool (25 yard course). There will be 2 people per lane (no circle swimming), and volunteers counting laps. You will start the swim on the north side of the pool and finish on the south side of the pool, near the pool exit to the transition area. The waves are organized based on your estimated swim times, such that everyone in a wave should finish around the same time. This reduces the amount of the time the next wave has to wait to start, as everyone in the previous wave must be finished before the next wave can start. (click to view map).
It is very important that you provide an accurate swim time estimate in the space provided on your entry form . If you are not sure please time yourself before sending in your entry. Entries will not be accepted without an estimated time.
We ask for an estimated 800 YARD swim time on the entry form because most people have access to 25 yard pools and an 800 time is an easier distance to estimate based on practice times. The deadline to update your estimated time is 2 weeks prior to race day.
The bike course is 12 miles on partially closed city streets. You will complete 3 laps of south on Campbell(.7 miles), west on Broadway (1 mile) , north on Euclid (1 mile), east on Speedway (1 mile), south on Campbell (.3 miles). These are all wide roads (4 lanes each, 2 have dividers) with the curbside lane coned off from traffic. Police officers are at all intersections controlling traffic for you. This is a very flat course, with only slight, constant grades (Campbell and Broadway are slightly downhill, Euclid and Speedway are slightly uphill). There are no lap counters here, we trust that your integrity will prevail and you will complete at least 3 laps (some have done 4 accidentally). There are no aid stations on the bike course. (click to view map)
The run is 3 miles, very flat, through University of Arizona campus. See the map for details. Water is available 3 times on the run. (click to view map)
Both transitions are in the same area, in the parking lot south of Hillenbrand Pool. There are bike racks and volunteers to guide you through this area. From the swim, you will enter the transition from the east end, and exit on your bike at the west end. DO NOT get on your bike until out of the transition area. From the bike, you will again enter from the east end, and again run out the west end. (click to view map)
For maps to event and of the race course, click here.
Relays are available in the following categories:
Family relay members must be related.
Signed waivers for all relay members must be included with the entry form or signed at packet pickup prior to distribution of any team packets.
Race day parking will be limited to the U of A parking lots in the surrounding area. The best parking opportunity will be in the lots on the east and west side of the football stadium on 6th Street. The pool parking lot will be used as the race transition area and will be closed to all vehicles as will the finish area on Enke Dr. We also ask that you avoid the Sam Hughes neighborhood east of Campbell Ave.
Packet Pickup will be held on Saturday October 13 from 11:00am to 4:00pm at TriSports.com. TriSports is located at 4495 S. Coach Drive, Tucson, AZ 85714. You can also pickup your packet on race day BEFORE 6:00am at Hillenbrand Aquatic Center (race site). You must pickup your packet before 6:00am on race day even if you are starting in the last swim wave.
All athletes (including relay team members) must show a photo ID when picking up their packet. Under no circumstances may an athlete pick up a packet for another person. NO ID, No RACE, No EXCEPTIONS. All USAT members must show their membership card at packet pickup.
There will be a pre-race course information meeting on Saturday October 13, 4:00pm at Hillenbrand Aquatic Center. If you have never participated in a Tucson Triathlon Series event this meeting is highly recommended.
Awards / T-shirts
T-shirts will be awarded at the finish line. Awards will be presented 3 deep in each age category. Age group categories include 13-14, 15-17, 18-19, 20-24, 25-29... in 5 year increments as high as needed for both women and men. Overall awards will be given to the top 3 women and men.
Only those who have registered for this event and have signed the race waiver will be permitted to participate per USAT rules.Age must be at least 13 as of December 31, 2012 to participate in this event.
We can not transfer entries or fees from the 2012 Tinfoilman to our 2013 events.
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print and mail in the regular entry form.
Entry forms are in PDF format and require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click this logo for free download.
Mail entry form/waiver along with the proper fee to:
P.O. Box 42947
Tucson, AZ 85733
Online registration is provided by Active.com.
Please read the Online Registration Information page. When you are ready to register online, click on the appropriate link below.
Click here to register online
Online race registration will close once race fills to capacity (usually 4-6 weeks prior to race day).
1. Marriott University Park (520) 792-4100 (1 mile from race site)
2. Vagabond Plaza Hotel (520) 740-0123/800 882-7661 (2-3 miles from race site)
3. Econo Lodge 1-877-240-2929 (1.2 mi from race site)
4. Clarion 1-877-240-2929 (1.3 mi from race site)
Other area hotels:
Varsity Clubs of America (2.5 miles) (520) 318-3777
Double Tree (520) 881-4200
Embassy Suites (520) 745-2700
Motel 6 (520) 628-1339
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