Race Information

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Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race
Pittsburgh, PA
Sunday July 20, 2008
Tri: 1500 Meter Swim~40K Bike~10K Run
Adv: 2 Mile Paddle~20K Bike~3.2 Mile Run


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LATE REGISTRATION FORMS


If you still want to race and haven't signed up, click on pdf logo above, print out, and bring with you to race site all filled out.

You may sign up in person the day before from 10am to 3pm only.  There will be no race morning registrations allowed.

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Sponsors

 

Proceeds Benefits

 

 

Title Sponsor

 

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Friends of the Triathlon

Bally Design Spring Hill Suites North Shore Tyler Mountain Water  Pittsburgh Parks & Recreation  Carnegie Science Center
Jerome Bettis' Grille 36 Sports Exhibition Authority Wetsuit Rentals  Soho Bar & Grill  Riverquest
Red Bull Three Rivers Rowing Association  DMJM Harris  McFaddens Bar & Grill  Koppers
Oxford Athletic Club National City                                          Pittsburgh Cares                                            Mendel Steel                                  Pennsylvania Commercian Real Estate                             
 American Beverage Corporation  Murray Avenue Grill  Allegheny County Health Department  Dean's  
         
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Become a Sponsor

To inquire about sponsoring our event, please contact Steve Tanzilli at stanzilli@sportslegendsgroup.com or at 412-400-6844.

To view the sponsorship packages available, please click here for the Sponsorship Packet.

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Event Summary
  • All races will take place at the North Shore Riverfront Park/Great Lawn along the Allegheny River between PNC park and Heinz Field.
    Participants and spectators will appreciate the exciting backdrops of the beautiful city over the three vital
    rivers in the area.
  • Proceeds of the event benefit Friends of the Riverfront, a Pittsburgh-based non-profit
    organization created to restore, promote, expand and protect Pittsburgh's river resources.
  • Join us the day before on Sat., July 19th for the EXPO from 10am to 3pm.  Expo will take place at race site at the North Shore Riverfront Park/Great Lawn along the Allegheny River between PNC park and Heinz Field.
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Expo
Join us for the expo on Saturday, July 19th from 10am to 3pm.  Vendors will also be available on the triathlon race date, July 20th from 7am to 12 noon. 

Live music during expo by Patrick Arena, www.patrickarenamusic.com.  Patrick Arena is a multi-faceted jazz singer/entertainer.

Attention Participating Vendors:  You may set up anytime from 8:00am to 9:30am on Saturday, July 19th at the Great Lawn/North Shore Drive next to Jerome Bettis Grill.  Parking available at Gold Lot 2 (there may be a slight charge).  When you arrive, we will show you your location.  Please bring own pop up tent and table.  No electricity provided.  There will be overnight security provided for Saturday, July 19th until race start on Sunday, July 20th.  Athletes will arrive on race day at 5am.  If arriving late, be sure to arrive on race morning before athletes arrive at 6:30am.  Expected completion time after race day event is around 12 noon.

The following participating vendors to date are:

Friends of the Riverfront

Suzuki

Trek Pittsburgh


City of Pittsburgh

Clearview Federal Credit Union

Dr. George Pappas

Red Bull

YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh

Great Race of Pittsburgh



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Results History

2007

2006

Overall Results - Triathlon

Overall Results - Triathlon

Overall Results - Adventure Race

Overall Results - Adventure Race

Overall Results - Youth Female (Elite)

 

Overall Results - Youth Male (Elite)

 

Overall Results - Junior Female (Elite)

 

Overall Results - Junior Male (Elite)

 







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Athlete Guide


Click on logo for pdf

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Awards
  • Top 3 Overall Male and Top 3 Overall Female
  • Male Age Groups (Top 3 in each)
    • 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+
  • Female Age Groups (Top 3 in each)
    • 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+
  • Top Masters Male and Top Masters Females
  • Top 3 Clydesdale (Male 200+ lbs). 
  • Top 3 Masters Clydesdale (Males 200+ lbs). 
  • Top 3 Athenas (Females 150+ lbs).   
  • Top 3 Physically Challenged - please contact race director for a course overview.
  • Relays - First Overall 
    • Male Teams
    • Female Teams
    • Co-ed Teams
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Course

EXPO

From 10am to 3pm on Saturday, July 29th.  At race site at North Shore Riverfront Park/Great Lawn along the Allegheny River between PNC park and heinz Field.

Triathlon Course

1.5K Swim
The swim course will consist of a 1.5K swim along the North Shore in the open waters of the Allegheny River. Swimmers will enter the water and swim towards the Roberto Clemente Bridge where they will make the turn around and head back towards the exit at the boat ramp near Heinz Field.  Participants will then run into  transition area located in the North Shore Riverfront Park/Great Lawn along the Allegheny River between PNC park and Heinz Field.

40K Bike
After leaving transition, participants will head out to complete the 40K bike course consisting of two fast loops.  Mount on bikes on Art Rooney Avenue and North Shore Drive.  Head out on Art Rooney Ave., right onto West General Robinson Street, left onto Mazeroski Way, right onto HOV Lane of I-279, u-turn at end of HOV Lane at Perryville exit, head back towards city on HOV Lane, exit straight onto Reedsdale Street, left onto Allegheny Ave. around Heinz Field.  Dismount off bikes at same location on Art Rooney Avenue and North Shore Drive.

10K Run
The final portion of the race will consist of a scenic 10K run along the Allegheny River. After leaving transition, participants will run north along the Allegheny River to Millvale and back to finish at the North Shore Riverfront Park.

Adventure Race

2 Mile Paddle
Participants will start with a 2 mile paddle (using either a kayak or a canoe) and will head up the Allegheny to the turnaround RR track overpass at Convention Center around 10th Street. Participants will make their way back down the river to exit the water at the boat ramp near Heinz Field and make their way into transition area.   Please see below about Kayak Rentals.

20K Bike
After leaving transition, participants will head out to complete the 20K bike course consisting of one fast loop.  Mount on bikes on Art Rooney Avenue and North Shore Drive.  Head out on Art Rooney Ave., right onto West General Robinson Street, left onto Mazeroski Way, right onto HOV Lane of I-279, u-turn at end of HOV Lane at Perryville exit, head back towards city on HOV Lane, exit straight onto Reedsdale Street, left onto Allegheny Ave. around Heinz Field.  Dismount off bikes at same location on Art Rooney Avenue and North Shore Drive.  

3.2 Mile Run
The final portion of the race will consist of a scenic 3.2 mile run along the Allegheny River. After leaving transition, participants will run north along the Allegheny River just beyond the I-579 overpass and back to finish at the North Shore Riverfront Park.

Kayak Rentals

~Three Rivers Rowing Association (TRRA).  Available through a short term Kayak and Instruction Membership with TRRA. For more information, call 412-231-8772 or 412-231-5347 or go to www.threeriversrowing.org.
 
~Kayak Pittsburgh.  Call 412-255-0564 or go to www.ventureoutdoors.org.

Each individual must furnish their own arrangements for kayak rentals.  Piranha Sports and/or Friends of the Riverfront will not be responsible and will not provide kayak rentals.   The race fee does not cover the cost of rentals.

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Course Maps
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Amenities
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Lodging

Preferred Hotel.  Springhill Suites Pittsburgh North Shore  Mention code "PTNPTNA" for king suite or "PTNPTNB" for queen suites.  This is also the group code when making reservations online.
223 Federal Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15212
(412) 323-9005 or (800) Marriott

Pittsburgh is one of America’s most beautiful, clean and friendly cities. Time and time again we hear from participants that they came for the race but will come again for the City and its friendly and fun atmosphere. There are plenty of attractions and amenities to keep you busy if you come for an extended stay. World-class museums and cultural institutions, theatre, sporting teams, nightlife, music and clubs, outdoor adventures and ethnic neighborhoods provide a rich and colorful experience for any length of visit. For more information, please visit:

Pittsburgh.net
Provides information on things to do in the city including:
history, arts and culture.

WYEP.org
Local clubs, music and cultural events with plenty of advance notice—and the best radio station for alternative music in Pittsburgh is at 91.3 FM.

Visit Pittsburgh
For more on accommodations, attractions, restaurants and family fun.

Local Weather
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Directions

Transition, Race Start, and Expo are all located at 100 N. Shore Dr., Pittsburgh, PA  15212

From the East

  • I-76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike) WEST towards Harrisburg
  • Exit #57 for Pittsburgh onto I-376 West
  • Exit 1A toward Fort Duquesne Bridge/North Shore
  • Merge onto I-279 North over Fort Duquesne Bridge
  • Exit 7A on the left toward North Sore
  • Turn slight left onto Reedsdale Street
  • Turn left onto Allegheny Ave.
  • Allegheny Ave. becones N. Shore Drive
  • Transition, race start, and expo near corner of N. Shore Drive and Art Rooney Ave.

From the West

  • I-76 EAST towards Pittsburgh
  • Exit #28 onto I-79 South towards Pittsburgh
  • Exit #72 onto I-279 South towards Pittsburgh
  • Exit 7A toward North Shore
  • Turn sharp left onto Reedsdale Street
  • Right onto Mazeroski Way
  • Right onto N. Shore Drive
  • Transition, race start, and expo near corner of N. Shore Drive and Art Rooney Ave.

From the North

  • I-90 SOUTH
  • Exit #54-61 onto I-90 West towards Erie
  • Exit #22A onto I-79 South towards Pittsburgh
  • Exit 7A toward North Shore
  • Turn sharp left onto Reedsdale Street
  • Right onto Mazeroski Way
  • Right onto N. Shore Drive
  • Transition, race start, and expo near corner of N. Shore Drive and Art Rooney Ave.

 From the South

  • I-79 NORTH
  • Merge onto I-70 WEST / I-79 NORTH via exit on the left
  • Exit #18 onto I-79 North towards Pittsburgh
  • Exit #59A onto I-279 North towards Pittsburgh
  • Exit 7A toward North Shore
  • Turn slight left onto Reedsdale Street
  • Left onto Allegheny Ave.
  • Allegheny Ave. becomes N. Shore Drive
  • Transition, race start, and expo near corner of N. Shore Drive and Art Rooney Ave.
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Race Itinerary

Saturday, July 19, 2008

  • 10:00am - 3:00pm - Race expo, packet pick-up for age groupers (Sunday racers) and optional bike inspection located at the North Shore Riverfront Park/Great Lawn along the Allegheny River between PNC park and Heinz Field.
    2:00pm - First Timers Meeting.  Open to all age groupers to become familiar with some basic triathlon rules.
  • BRING YOUR BIKE AND HELMET for optional inspection at early packet pickup.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

  • 5:00am - 6:30am - Late packet pick-up, body marking, and LAST MINUTE BIKE AND HELMET optional inspections.  
  • Packet pick-up closes at 6:45am prompt!
  • 6:45am - Pre-race meeting up on the Great Lawn followed by National Anthem.
  • 7:00am - First Wave start for Triathlon.  Men 39 and under.  Green Caps.
  • 7:05am - Second Wave for Triathlon.  Men 40 and over.  Orange Caps.
  • 7:10am - Third Wave for Triathlon.  All Females and All Relays.  Red Caps.
  • 8:00am - Fourth Wave.  All Adventure Racers.  Bring your own kayak, pfd's (life jackets), and paddles. 
  • 10:00am - Penalty report posted by official.
  • 10:15am - Official results posted.
  • 10:30am - Awards ceremony.  Awards will not be mailed.  
  • 10:30am - Transition area closed.

Race director/management may alter any part or distance of the event as dictated by event day conditions, such as weather.

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Refund Policy
absolutely NO refunds will be made for any reason.  REFERRED TO AS “ENTRY FEES” ABOVE AND INCLUDES ENTRY FEES, PARTICIPANT SHIRTS, UPGRADED PRODUCTS, ANY OTHER AMENITIES, INSURANCE, AND ONLINE ADMINISTRATIVE FEES.  MUST BE PRESENT TO RECEIVE ANY ITEMS as leftovers are distributed on day of race.  WE DO NOT SHIP.  ENTRY FEES CANNOT BE  TRANSFERRED TO OTHER PERSONS OR APPLIED TOWARD future PIRANHA SPORTS EVENTS.  Selling your race entry slot is strictly prohibited by piranha sports. If you do sell your race slot, you will be disqualified from the race and you, as well as the entrant who purchased your slot, will be unable to race in another Piranha Sports event for a minimum of 2 years. Piranha Sports reserves the right to reject any entry if a valid photo ID is not presented at race packet pick-up.  There is NO rain date for the event.  In cases of inclement weather, natural disaster, acts of God, acts of war or other unforeseen extraordinary circumstances, management reserves the right to cancel the event and/or modify the race course for safety concerns. Under such circumstances, there will be absolutely no refunds or transfer of entries to future Piranha Sports events. Each athlete must accept any such risk of their entry fee paid including other amenities paid for such as participate shirts, upgrade products, insurance, and online administrative fees.  All monies collected are used to develop and produce the event, including all race supplies, staffing, and administration. We pledge to make every effort to produce a fair, safe and exciting event for all.  Management reserves the right to reject or accept a race entry for any reason.  By signing up for this race, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the terms listed on this page.
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Rules
Please see Series Information for a complete set of rules.
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