Race Rules & FAQ

Please follow all USA Triathlon standard rules.

Helmets are mandatory on the bike; strap must be fastened before you get on bike and after you get off bike

Teams must tag off in the transition area

No Drafting allowed on the bike – allow 3 bike lengths between you and the next person in front of you except when passing; drop by 3 bike lengths after being passed. Drafting subject to time penalty or disqualification

Mount and dismount bicycles at the indicated mount/dismount line

No outside assistance is allowed except by race staff

No headphones/ipods/walkmans/etc allowed during the race at any time!

Abandonment – if you drop something on the course, you MUST go back and get it. This

includes dropped water bottles, energy bar/gel wrappers, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are these races open to beginners?

Yes! The Duathlon Series is designed to be an introduction to multi-sport racing.

Can I ride a mountain bike?

You can ride a mountain bike, single speed bike, or a tri bike.

Can I do it with a friend?

Yes, teams are more than welcome. One person can run while the other rides the bicycle. This is a great way to start if you are intimidated.

Do I have to buy a USA Triathlon Membership to participate?

No, we are not affiliating the races with USA Triathlon this year.

Can my child participate?

The minimum age is 10 to do the race solo.

How do I register?

You can register online at www.infirmaryduathlon.racesonline.com or day of race

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothes you can run and bike in. Tri shorts are strongly recommended. Any shirt will do but a tight-fitting shirt will be less drag on the bike. If you are not comfortable with spandex, then just wear shorts and a T-shirt.

Are there restrooms on site?

Yes there will be several restrooms available.

What is your severe weather policy?

We will make every effort to race, but safety is our #1 concern. If questionable weather is forecasted, we will post updates to the website on race day about the race status. Lightning and torrential flooding are pretty much the only thing that will keep us from racing.