Herriman Black Ridge
Until : Saturday, 11 August 2012 03:00 PM
Welcome to the home for the first annual Herriman Black Ridge Triathlon. The Black Ridge Reservoir is a newly completed water basin in the foothills of southwest Salt Lake City just above Herriman and Riverton Cities. This venue is perfect for a fast and fun sprint distance course. There will be two transition areas, with T1 at the reservoir and T2 at nearby Butterfield Park. Athletes will swim 500 yds in the reservoir then ride a 14 mile clockwise loop down around Herriman City and into Butterfield Park to begin their 5k run loop along the footpaths and return to Butterfield Park for the finish. The race is capped at 300 athletes so get registered asap to reserve your spot!
“I was seriously hoping they would put a race at the Black Ridge Reservoir. It is right in the middle of everything but super scenic and perfect for a tri. I am going to light that thing up this year.”
— Tyrell Gray, Orem Utah
SWIM 500 yds
Located in the newly completed Black Ridge Reservoir overlooking Herriman City. The swim is a clockwise square beginning on the west corner of the reservoir. Athletes will keep all swim buoys to the right. Water is expected to be in the mid to high sixties on race morning. Wetsuits are optional. Athletes will start in a wave based format depending on race division.
BIKE 14 miles
Transition area 1 is located adjacent to the reservoir. Athletes will exit the swim and immediately enter transition. Proceed with bike to the mount line on the opposite end of the transition area. Make sure helmets are on and fastened before mounting your bike. The course begins with an immediate downhill so be prepared for high speeds right at the start of the ride. The course is one large square with mostly right turns. Be cautious and yield to traffic bigger and faster than you! Ride to the right and pass on the left.
RUN 3.1 miles
The run is an out and back loop leaving Transtion Area #2 at Butterfield Park. There will be an aid station with hydration etc. at the halfway point. (Mile 1.5) The course has a few undulating hills but nothing too major. Remember to have your race number on your front and smile for that finish line!
For registration information go to: www.racetri.com