There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving,
and that's your own self.
- Aldous Huxley
RACE DAY SCHEDULE:
Transition Opens: 7:00 a.m.
Adult Body Marking: 7:00 - 8:30
Early Racers Start: 8:30 a.m.
Adult Race Starts: 9:00 a.m.
Kids' Check In: 2:00-3:15
Kids' Race Meeting: 3:15 p.m.
*Kids' Race Begins: *3:30 p.m.
*kids race start is subject to change due to timing of adult race
Bib PICK UP Days:
What Is The EARLY RACE?
For an additional $50 to the general entry fees, you can start the race @ 8:30 a.m. and beat the lines!
How Do The Adult Relay Teams Work?
Teams consist of 2 or 3 members and each member needs to pick up their own bib and check in individually. If one person does two events, the person must follow all the transition rules as if you were a solo team member. Teams will have their own designated area inside transition. The timing chip will be used as a 'baton' and needs to be handed off to the participating team member of each race leg. Timing Chip needs to affixed to the left ankle. If one person does two events, the person must follow all the transition rules as if you were a solo. Relay members need to be 13 years old on race day.
What do I need to know about the swim?
Please be on deck 10-15 minutes before your scheduled start time. Line up along the outside wall to wait for your bib number to be announced. Once numbers are announced, line up on pool deck. There is no circle swimming. There will be 2 swimmers per lane. You can use any combination of swim strokes. We provide lap counters to assist you in keeping track of your laps.
How Does The Transition Area Work?
Transition is where you set up your bike and gear. It is located in the Wasilla Pool Parking Lot. You will have an assigned transition spot designated by your bib number. Each transition spot is approximately 2.5 feet wide and 10 feet long. Transition will be open all day starting at 7:00 am to those participating in the adult solo and team relay races. Only racers with bibs or those that have been body marked are allowed in the transition area. No spectators will be allowed in the transition area. Please keep ALL PETS at home.
A separate transition area will be provided for racers participating in the kids race. Kids transition area will be open from 7:00 to 8:30 am and then again from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Kid racers may be accompanied by one adult in transition. No non-racing siblings will be allowed in the transition area.
How Will We Be Timed?
Why Not Tri is CHIP TIMED Please follow the directions sheet given at Bib Pick Up on where and how to wear the timing chip. TIMING CHIP WILL BE GIVEN ON POOL DECK ON RACE DAY.
There will be a starter on the pool deck who will check in with you just ahead of your start. When you are ready, they will count you down to your start and record your start time on a keypad. Then, there will be timing mat at the door exiting the pool that will record your end swim time and this will also mark the beginning of your Transition 1 split. Which means from the time you exit the pool to the time you leave on your bike, the clock is running! Hurry through transition because it is timed! (We will still be using swim cards for back up purposes!)
There will be a timing mat at the “bike out” which will be the end of the Transition 1 and the beginning of the bike time. After racers will dismount their bike at the end of bike, the “run out” mat will record the Transition 2 and the start of the run. The finish line will record the end of the run and give an overall time.
If a racer loses their chip somewhere between their swim and end of their event there is no guarantee we will be able to get their split times. We will be able to give them a finish time.
Click here to see how to wear the Timing Chip
How do I Wear My Bib?
Your bib needs to be on the front and can be worn pinned to a shirt or on a racing belt. This must be on during the run.
Your bike will also have a tag that you'll receive at bib pick up along with your bib/timing chip and bag. The bike tag is self adhesive and can be placed on the top tube frame or the seat post of your bike.
Click to see how to attach a bike tag.
Can I have a bag with belongings in the transition area?
Yes, you can bring a bag with anything that you might need for your transitions: clothes, water bottle, shoes, towel...etc
Some people use a bucket to carry everything that they need and use the bucket as a 'chair' to change shoes. Some just sit on their towel. It is up to you! But, remember: you are being timed so hurry through transition! And, Begin it Now Racing and Why Not Tri are not responsible for lost or stolen items!
Where Are Results Posted?
There will be unofficial results from Skinny Raven Events & Timing at the finish area. Racers will be able to look up final times and race splits immediately following their finish. Official results will be posted on our web site following the event and emailed. Racers can email questions/protests about results to for up to a week post event.
Will There Be Aid Stations?
There will be an aid station and a portable bathroom at mile 1.5 on the Run Course. There will be an aid stations with water and gatorade in the bike transition area. There will be plenty of food/water/gatorade at the Finish Line.
What Are The Age Divisions and are there awards?
Awards for top overall Male & Female, top finisher in each age division, and the Top Team.
We will mail out awards, there will be not be an awards ceremony.
Can I Pick Up Another Racer's Bib For Them?
Yes, you may pick up packets for other runners if you sign for it. Bib pick up will be numerically by Bib #. You can't pick up your bib on race morning!
Do I need to have a bike stand? Where do I get one?
Yes, you need a bike stand if your bike doesn't have a kick stand. All bikes must be upright in the transition area!! You can purchase one at a bike store or online.
How Are The Start Times Determined?
The early racers buy their swim time. All other solo racers will receive their start time in the order that they registered. Teams will go last.
Will Racers Get a Medal?
Yes, every finisher will get a finisher medal.
Will there be a race day Photographer?
Yes. MatSu Sports will be taking pictures. https://www.matsusportsphotos.com/
"I have participated in Tris all over the state and now rank the Why Not Tri as a favorite.
The size was perfect - competitive yet manageable." --racer
Racer START Times:
8:30 - 9:00 1-49
9:00 - 9:30 50-100
9:30 - 10:00 101-150
10:00 - 10:30 151-200
10:30 - 11:00 201-250
11:00 - 11:30 251-300
11:30 - 12:00 301-350
12:00 - 12:30 351-400
12:30 - 1:00 401-450
1:00 - 1:30 451-499
1:30 - 2:00 TEAMS
*racers called in groups of 25