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2021 Athlete Confirmation

2021 Tower 26 Hermosa Beach Triathlon

 

Dear Triathlete:  

Congratulations, you are racing in the 2021 Tower 26 Hermosa Beach Triathlon! The event will take place on Sunday, August 15th at the Hermosa Beach Pier. Please read the following information carefully. 

Schedule of Events 

Saturday, August 14 – Triathlon Lab (1512 Aviation Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278) 

12:00 pm: Early Packet Pickup Opens 

You MUST bring a picture ID and your USAT card (if you are an annual member) when you pick up your packet. No one may pick up your packet for you, nor may you pick up someone else’s packet. 

We STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you pick up you packet on Saturday to avoid early morning lines on Sunday. 

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  Triathlon Clinics 

Triathlon 101 Clinics (1:00 – 1:30 pm & 3:00 – 3:30pm) 

Transition Clinics (1:30 – 2:00pm & 3:30 – 4:00pm) 

*Both sessions will be followed by a Q&A session 

4:00 pm:  Early Packet Pickup Closes 

Sunday, August 15 (Race Day) – Hermosa Beach Pier 

5:15 am: Packet Pickup and Body Marking Open 

                   Transition Area Opens 

6:30 am: Packet Pickup and Registration Close 

6:45 am: Pre-Race Instructions and National Anthem in Transition Area 

6:50 am: Transition Area Closes  

7:00 am: Race Start 

9:45 am: Awards 

There will be no official awards ceremony this year. Starting at  9:45 am, athletes may pick up their awards medals at the Registration Tent. Additionally, athletes may take their own photos in the Awards Podium.

Race results will only be available online this year. Bar codes will be placed throughout the event site for you to scan to access your results.

10:15 am: All bikes need to be out of transition area 

Wave Start Schedule:

 

Color Wave # Start Time Division
Red 1 7:00 Male 14-17
Male 18-24
Male 25-29
Purple 2 7:06 Male 30-34
Male 35-39
Royal Blue 3 7:12 Male 40-44
Thunderthighs
Silver 4 7:18 Male 45-49
Male 50-54
Relay – Male
Powder Blue 5 7:24 Relay – Mixed
Clydesdale 200-224
Male 55-59
Neon Pink 6 7:30 Para – Female
Female 14-17
Female 18-24
Female 25-29
Female 30-34
Neon Yellow 7 7:36 Female 35-39
Female 40-44
Female 45-49
White 8 7:42 Relay – Female
Female 50-54
Female 55-59
Female 60-64
Female 65-69
Female 70+
Mountain Bike Female
Mountain Bike male
Athena
Neon Green 9 7:48 Male 60-64
Male 65-69
Male 70+
Clydesdale 225

 

Directions: 

From LAX: 

-405 Freeway South to Redondo Beach Blvd., make a right on Redondo Beach Blvd 

-Right on Artesia Blvd 

-Left on PCH 

-Right on Pier Ave. to the Hermosa Pier 

-The race is located at Pier Ave. and the beach in front of the pier 

 

From Orange County: 

-405 Freeway North to Artesia Blvd., make a right on Artesia Blvd 

-Left on PCH 

-Right on Pier Ave. to the Hermosa Pier 

-The race is located at the Pier Ave. and the beach in front of the pier. 

Parking:  

Parking will be available in the following locations: 

  • Lot A – located one block south of the Pier Ave at Hermosa Ave and 11th Street 
  • Lot B – located north of the Pier Ave on Hermosa Ave and 13th Street 
  • Garage C – located north of the Pier Ave on Hermosa Ave and 14th Street 
  • Lot D – Located on Ardmore Ave and Pier Ave 
  • Street parking is also available by meter 
  • Parking fees will be charged 

Parking is not permitted in the following areas: 

  • Hermosa Ave between 10th and 14th  
  • Pier Ave between Hermosa Ave and Ardmore 
  • 2nd Ave between Valley and Ardmore 

 Registration: 

Race packet pickup will take place at Triathlon Lab on Saturday, August 14 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm and is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Packet pickup will also be available on Race Day beginning at 5:15 am and ending at 6:30 am. The race will begin promptly at 7:00 am. 

IMPORTANT: YOU MUST BRING YOU ID AND YOUR USAT MEMBERSHIP CARD (IF YOU ARE A MEMBER) WHEN YOU CHECK IN! 

CHECK IN WILL BE BY BIB NUMBER. YOU WILL BE RECEIVING YOUR BIB NUMBER IN A SEPARATE EMAIL. PLEASE BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR BIB NUMBER AND SIGN THE WAIVER BEFORE YOU COME TO THE REGISTRATION TABLE.  

No one will be allowed to pick up a packet for another race participant. No exceptions will be made. 

 Pre-Race Instructions 

Pre-race instructions will be given in the Transition Area at 6:45 am to inform you about procedures and safety. All cyclists are required to wear bike helmets! Some common disqualifications are glass in the transition area, helmet chinstraps not fastened, and drafting. Also remember that riding is not allowed in the Transition Area. Handlebars must have bar end plugs, or you will be disqualified! 

Swim: The swim is a ¼ mile-ocean swim parallel to the beach, starting and finishing South of the Pier. Pay careful attention to pre-race announcements and the information board for correct wave starts. Wetsuits are recommended. The water temperature will be between 65-68 degrees. 

Bike: The 10-mile bike course begins with a small climb up Pier Ave. and then heads up Valley Dr. toward Manhattan Beach. The course is generally a smooth loop along Valley Dr. and Ardmore Ave. between Gould and 2nd Street. You will do three complete laps before coming back down Pier Ave. To avoid confusion, a brightly colored board will be placed at the intersection of Pier Ave. and Valley Drive. DO NOT TURN DOWN PIER AVENUE UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED 3 FULL LAPS. Please note: Use extreme caution on the bike. Valley and Ardmore are very narrow streets and passing will be difficult. However, passing outside of the cone line will result in an immediate disqualification. 

9:30 am Bike Cut-off Time: You must have crossed the bike finish by 9:30 am. 

Run: The 3-mile run course begins by heading north on the Strand 1.5 miles out and then back. The run course is a paved run. Stay to your right. 

 Relay Teams: Each team will have one chip that will be passed from relay team member to member for each leg of the race. They relay team’s bike must be on the rack until the swimmer tags the biker, and you must trade the chip at your team’s position on the bike rack. 

 

Click here for the course map https://hermosabeachtri.com/course-map/ 

 

Post-Race Activities 

Awards will begin at 9:45 am. Please be sure to remove your bike from the transition areas as soon as possible. 

There will be no official awards ceremony this year. Starting at  9:45 am, athletes may pick up their awards medals at the Registration Tent. Additionally, athletes may take their own photos in the Awards Podium.

Race results will only be available online this year. Bar codes will be placed throughout the event site for you to scan to access your results.

Don’t forget the NEW Hermosa Beach Triathlon Hat: Exclusive Hermosa Beach Triathlon Hats will be sold for only $20 at Early Packet Pickup on August 14th and on Event Day, August 15th! 
  

Trash: Please be sure to pick up all trash left behind in the Transition Area! 

Please contact hermosabeachtri@mesp.com with any questions.