The Southern Hills Triathlon- Olympic, Sprint, Relay & Youth Races

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The Southern Hills Triathlon- Olympic, Sprint, Relay & Youth Races Description

This year marks the 27th Annual Southern Hills Triathlon!   We are very excited to be considered one of the premier triathlon venues in South Dakota.  The race event takes place at Angostura Recreation Area in the Black Hills, south of Hot Springs. The park is a wonderful natural area with a pristine sand beach (no rocks, no weeds); a rolling bike course through neighboring ranch land; and a wonderfully scenic run path along the lake shore. 

We are super excited to have you come experience this awesome Family-Fun event… We will be providing delicious grilled cheese sandwiches on race day for all our finishers – along with other great food options and a variety of beverages will be provided for all participants.  

Be sure to sign up by August 9th to receive a race t-shirt. (Custom-made Medals are given to all youth and adult finishers. First, Second and Third Place Awards are given for adult age groups and First Place Overall awards are given for the Olympic and Sprint distances. We hope you enjoy yourself and return for future races. While you race, remember that this race does help the community library grow stronger and more active.  This race is in cooperation with the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, the Angostura State Recreation Area and the Friends of the Library in Hot Springs, South Dakota.

  

Packet Pick-Up Information

Thursday, August 29th, 2024

-  Black Hills Running Co. (located at: 1130 W. Omaha, Rapid City, SD 57701).
9:30am - 5:30pm

Friday, August 30th, 2024

-  Black Hills Running Co. (located at: 1130 W. Omaha, Rapid City, SD 57701).
9:30am - 4pm

* If it is after 4pm, you must go to the Transition Area located at Breakers Beach (28075 Recreation Rd. Hot Springs, SD 57747).
5:30 - 7pm

** The only item not in your Packet at the time of Packet Pick up is the TIMING CHIP.


ALL racers will have to check in Saturday morning and show their bib number in order to receive your timing chip from a volunteer prior to entering the transition area. **
  

 

Saturday, August 31st, 2024 - Race Day!

-  6:00am – Packet pick-up opens

-  7:00am – Rules meeting (mandatory for all adults)

-  7:30am – Olympic Triathlon start

-  7:50am – College Sprint start

-  8:10am – Age Group Sprint Triathlon start

-  10:00am – Pre-race meeting for Youth Triathlon

-  10:15am – Youth Triathlon start (Wave 1:  Ages 10-12)

-  10:20am – Youth Triathlon start (Wave 1:  Ages 6-9)

-  11:30am - Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each age category will be presented when enough racers complete the triathlon to finalize the top 3 positions.

 

 

Location:  Angostura Recreation Area – Breakers Beach,  28075 Recreation Rd.  Hot Springs, SD  57747

 

Ages:  6 and up.

 

Register online at:  https://thesouthernhillstri.com  

 and visit us & Like us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SouthernHillsTri/

  

For questions regarding the race, please contact the Race Director, Brendan Murphy

Email:  raceinfo@thesouthernhillstri.com

 

 

Raceday Information:

Swim – 1 mile (Olympic) ¼ mile (Sprint) – 2 laps (clockwise) around buoys (Olympic) and out and back (Sprint) in Angostura Reservoir.

Bike – 24 miles (Olympic) out to Oral, SD and 12 miles (Sprint)- out and back on rolling hills, black top roads.

Run – 6.2 miles (Olympic) and 3.1 miles (Sprint) - out and back run course. Route has rolling hills throughout.  It is fun, challenging and picturesque.

 

Youth Race (non-competitive event) – Swim – 100 yards, Bike – 3.1 miles and Run – 1 mile.  A great event for kids to come out and have a FUN TIME with their friends... and for a chance to meet others that love fun!

 

Post race:  Amazing grilled cheese sandwiches made on our new Black Stone – also lots of other great Food & Drink, award ceremony and door prizes!

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Adult Age Divisions:                      

-   13-19 years                               

-   20-29 years

-   30-39 years

-   40-49 years

-   50-59 years

-   60-69 years

-   70+

 

Youth Division:

-   6-12 years

 

Relay Teams:

- Olympic distance

-  200 & Over Challenge

- Sprint distance

 

* Custom Race Medals are given to all Youth and Adult Finishers *

 

SWIM: Starting from Breakers Beach, The Olympic distance racers will swim 2 laps around the buoys for a total of a 1 mile swim, while the Sprint distance racers will swim out and back around a specified buoy. Please mark arms and legs with participant numbers using a black permanent marker at designated marking station. Chip must be on ankle using a Velcro strap during all phases of the event. We will be using a timing mat at the start of the swim. (So if you want to hang out in the back, that is just fine… your time won’t start until you cross the swim mat near the water’s edge). Swim Caps are REQUIRED FOR ALL SWIMMERS!

 

TRANSITION ONE (T1): SWIM TO BIKE: Bikes must be racked in the transition area. Enter the transition area from the beach after the swim and exit by running your bike over the BIKE OUT timing mats prior to mounting your bike. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO RIDE YOUR BIKE IN THE TRANSITION AREA. Swim-Bike Transition Time (T1) begins when you cross Swim Finish mat when exiting the water & beach are and ends when you cross the BIKE OUT mat exiting the transition area.  Bicycle helmets are REQUIRED FOR ALL RIDERS!

 

BIKE: Riders will proceed through the recreation area and head either 12 miles or 6 miles East (depending on the Olympic vs Sprint distance) across US Hwy 385 on rolling hills, black top roads. The roads are not closed, so watch for vehicles on the road. Bike helmets are required. There will be volunteers assigned to the US Hwy 385 crossing for your safety.  BIKE IN Transition Area will be the same location as BIKE OUT, Be sure to exit on the BIKE OUT side and enter on the BIKE IN side of the mats.

 

TRANSITION TWO (T2): BIKE TO RUN: Dismount bike at dismount line before entering the transition area and run your bike to your individual transition area. Place participant number BIB on front of shirt, shorts, or triathlon BIB belt. Your BIB number must be visible at all times for the races officials.  Bike-Run Transition Time (T2) begins when you cross the BIKE IN mat at the transition area and ends when you cross the Run OUT mat exiting the transition area for run portion of the race.

 

RUN: This is an out and back run course.  It is mostly hilly and runs adjacent to the shore of the picturesque Angostura Reservoir.  Run time begins when crossing the RUN OUT timing mats and ends when you cross the FINISH LINE.  Make sure the back-up timers see your BIB number when crossing the finish line. Return your chip and strap at the end of the finish chute.

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Race Categories & Registration Pricing:

Individual (Olympic)
$80 through May 17th
$90 May 18th through June 30th
$100 July 1st through August 14th
$120 August 15th through Race Day

 

Individual (Sprint)
$70 through May 17th
$80 May 18th through June 30th
$90 July 1st through August 14th
$100 August 15th through Race Day
 

 

Collegiate (Sprint)
$70 through May 17th
$80 May 18th through July 19th
$90 July 20th through Race Day

 

Youth (6-12):
$40 through June 30th
$45 July 1st through August 14th

$50 August 15th through Race Day

 


Team/Relay (Olympic) + 200 Year Old Challenge
$150 through June 30th
$180 July 1st through August 14th
$210 August 15th through Race Day

 

Team/Relay (Sprint)
$135 through June 30th
$150 July 1st through August 14th
$180 August 15th through Race Day

 

 ** We hope you sign up early so you can enjoy the pricing discounts and guaranteed Race T-shirt.  NOTE:  Only those that register on or before Friday, August 9th by 8:00am (MDT) will be guaranteed a race t-shirt.  If you sign up after the Friday, August 9th cutoff time, don’t worry, you will still receive something cool in your race bag.

 

ALL MILITARY AND FIRST RESPONDERS WILL RECEIVE THE "HERO DISCOUNT".  THIS GROUP INCLUDES ALL BRANCHES OF MILITARY, VETERANS AND ACTIVE DUTY.  IT ALSO INCLUDES ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIRE FIGHTERS, OR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS.  ONLY THESE INDIVIDUALS MAY APPLY THE "HERO10" DISCOUNT CODE WHEN REGISTERING PROVIDING A $10 DISCOUNT (Adult Racers only).

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Event Reminders

 Please make every effort to make it to packet pick-up on Thursday (29th) or Friday (30th) at Black Hills Running Co. (located at:  1130 W. Omaha, Rapid City, SD  57701) Hours listed at the top of the page.... or come Friday evening at the transition area located at Breakers Beach (28075 Recreation Rd. Hot Springs, SD  57747) from 5:30 - 7pm.

There will be limited race day packet pick-up support at the race site between 6:00 and 7:00am on race day.

If you have to pick up your packet Friday evening, you will have an opportunity to check out the swim course and transition area to get yourself into race mode for Saturday morning!!

 

 

The Pre-race safety / informational meeting will be held at 7:00am on the morning of the race – Saturday, August 31st, 2024.  Mandatory for ALL Adult Racers.

 

Please follow these simple event regulations or you may be subject to race disqualification:

  • Swim cap - mandatory (provided in race bag at packet pick up).
  • Bike helmet – mandatory (for obvious safety reasons for all participants)
  • Timing chip - firmly strapped to ankle during entire event.
  • To ensure that athletes are safe/aware, head phones shall not be worn at any time during the event.
  • Participants must have their race number visible at all time to race officials. Bib numbers must be facing forward when crossing the finish line. Body markings on both arms & legs, done near the registration table prior to the race.
  • TEAMS-can be 2 or 3 persons, and can be all male, all female or co-ed.
  • For all TEAMS, the timing chip must be transferred from one person to another during transitions inside of the transition area.

 


Awards
-  Overall Male and Female Winner

-  Top 3 Age Group Winners (excluding Overall Winner)

-  Each member of the First Place Team for the 200-Year-Old Challenge, Olympic and Sprint.

  

T-Shirts
Only those that register before Friday, August 9th by 8:00am (MDT) will be guaranteed a race t-shirt. Sign up early to ensure yours! If you sign up after the Friday, August 9th cutoff time, don’t worry, you will still receive something cool in your race packet when you pick it up.

 

Parking
Every participant must stop at the park entrance station to obtain a parking pass. 

* You can get your pass on Friday evening when picking up your packet. *

PARKING PASS ENFORCEMENT WILL BE IN EFFECT.  The station is Located to the North of transition area and Breakers Beach.  Angostura recreation area charges either a daily fee of $8 per vehicle, or you may use a current year annual park entrance license ($36) for access.  Please bring exact change.  Don’t get caught without a pass or risk getting a steep fine.

 

HAPPY RACING!!

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  • Location: Hot Springs, SD 57747
  • Race Date: 2024/08/31 05:00:00 AM (Saturday)
  • Categories:
    • Olympic Triathlon: Individual
    • Sprint Triathlon: Individual
    • Youth Triathlon (Ages 6-12)
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    • Olympic Triathlon: Relay
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