Race Information

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Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race
Pittsburgh, PA
Sunday July 26, 2009
International Distance Tri: 1500 Meter Swim~40K Bike~10K Run
Sprint Tri: 600 Meter Swim~20K Bike~5K Run
Adv: 2 Mile Paddle~20K Bike~5K Run


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LATE REGISTRATION FORMS


If you missed online registration, you may print out the pdf form above, fill it out, and bring with you to race site on Saturday, July 25th from 10am to 3pm. 
Up to 50 slots will be allowed.  
You are encouraged to arrive before 12 noon to ensure a spot.
Cash or check only payable to Piranha Sports.

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Sponsors

Proceeds Benefits

Title Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Available - please inquire if interested

Gold Sponsors

     

Silver Sponsors

               
       

Bronze Sponsors

              
            

Friends of the Triathlon

            
              

Triathlon Supporters

              
 

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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
  • New this year - Sprint Triathlon Distance Added.  Fun for the entire family!!
  • 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 to increase awareness and engagement with the Pittsburgh region's rivers and riverfronts through activities, stewardship and expansion of water and land trails.
  • Join us the day before on Sat., July 25th 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 25th from 10am to 3pm.  Vendors will also be available on the triathlon race date, July 26th from 6:45am to 12 noon. 

Attention Participating Vendors:  You may set up anytime from 8:00am to 9:30am on Saturday, July 25th 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 25th until race start on Sunday, July 26th.  Athletes will arrive on race day at 5am.  If arriving late, be sure to arrive on race morning before athletes arrive at 6:00am.  Expected completion time after race day event is around 12 noon.

The following participating vendors to date are:

Friends of the Riverfront

City of Pittsburgh

YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh

Great Race of Pittsburgh

Healthy Works

Southpointe Chiro




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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 pdf above to view and print Athlete Guide

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Awards

International Distance Triathlon, Sprint Distance Triathlon, and Adventure Race are all separate 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 3 Clydesdale (Male 200+ lbs) 
  • Top 3 Athenas (Females 150+ lbs)   
  • Top 3 Physically Challenged - please contact race director for a course overview.
  • Relays - First Overall 
    • Male Team
    • Female Team
    • Co-ed Team
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Course

EXPO

From 10am to 3pm on Saturday, July 25th.  At race site at North Shore Riverfront Park/Great Lawn along the Allegheny River between PNC park and heinz Field.

International Distance 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.
  Need a wetsuit to rent or purchase?  Go to our sponsor, Xterra.  Click on logo. 

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 right onto North Shore Drive, left onto Dorsett, 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 Dorsett, right onto West General Robinson Street, left onto Art Rooney Ave.  After two laps - 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.

Sprint Distance Triathlon Course (new for 2009)

600 Meter Swim
The swim course will consist of a point to point 600 meter swim along the North Shore in the open waters of the Allegheny River. Swimmers will enter the water at same start as the International Distance Tri (above) and swim downstream 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.
  Need a wetsuit to rent or purchase?  Go to our sponsor, Xterra.  Click on logo. 

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 right onto North Shore Drive, left onto Dorsett, 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 Dorsett, right onto West General Robinson Street, left onto Art Rooney Ave. After one lap - Dismount off bikes at same location on Art Rooney Avenue and North Shore Drive.

5K Run
The final portion of the race will consist of a scenic 3.1 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.

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.  NO TANDEMS ALLOWED.

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 right onto North Shore Drive, left onto Dorsett, 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 Dorsett, right onto West General Robinson Street, left onto Art Rooney Ave.  After one lap - Dismount off bikes at same location on Art Rooney Avenue and North Shore Drive.

5K Run
The final portion of the race will consist of a scenic 3.1 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

~Saltsburg River and Trail:  http://www.rivtrail.com/contact_us.htm 
~Hazelbakers Canoe Outfitters:  http://www.hazelbakerscanoes.com 
~Mon Yough Outfitters, Milvale Riverfront Park.  Call 412-352-5358 or go to www.milvalepa.com/riverfront.aspx.
~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

Course Map

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Amenities
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Lodging

Preferred Hotel.  Springhill Suites Pittsburgh North Shore.  Click on link on the left to get rate with code "ptmptma".  Rate is $139 per night plus $18 per day for parking.  Mention the Triathlon to get rate.
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 25, 2009

  • 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. 
    12:00pm - 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 26, 2009

  • 5:00am - 6:30am - Late packet pick-up, body marking, and LAST MINUTE BIKE AND HELMET optional inspections.   No race day registrations.
  • Packet pick-up closes at 6:30am prompt!
  • 6:30am - Pre-race meeting up on the Great Lawn followed by National Anthem.  TRANSITION AREA CLOSED.  ALL ATHLETES (TRIATHLETES AND ADVENTURE RACERS) MUST CLEAR TRANSITION AREA AT THIS TIME AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ENTER UNTIL RACE STARTS (i.e. - when they complete first leg of their event and enter transition).  No exceptions.  Please arrive early to drop off all items and situate yourself for the race.
  • 6:45am - First Wave start for International Distance Triathlon.  Men 39 and under.  Green Caps.
  • 6:50am - Second Wave start for International Distance Triathlon.  Men 40 and over, Clydesdales.  Orange Caps.
  • 6:55am - Third Wave start for International DistanceTriathlon.  All Females, Athenas, and All Relays.  Yellow Caps.
  • 7:10am - Fourth Wave.  Sprint Triathlon.  Men 39 and under.   Red Caps.
  • 7:15am - Fifth Wave.  Sprint Triathlon.   Men 40 and over, Clydesdales.  White Caps.
  • 7:20am - Sixth Wave.  Sprint Triathlon.  All Females, Athenas, and All Relays.  Pink Caps. 
  • 8:00am - Seventh Wave.  All Adventure Racers.  Bring your own kayak, pfd's (life jackets), and paddles. 
  • 10:15am - Penalty report posted by official.
  • 10:30am - Official results posted.
  • 10:45am - Awards ceremony.  Awards will not be mailed.  
  • 10:45am - 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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