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 24th 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.  The event includes a pre-race pasta dinner Friday night at the Masonic Lodge in Hot Springs.   Snacks and goodies are provided on the day of the race, and be sure to sign up early enough to guarantee a race t-shirt. 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 the funds raised are helping the community library grow stronger and more active.  This race is in cooperation with the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks and Friends of the Library in Hot Springs, SD.

  

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 3rd, 2021

-  5:30pm – 7:00pm – Packet Pick-up and Pasta Dinner provided at the Hot Springs Masonic Lodge (238 N. Garden St. #2, Hot Springs, SD  57747)

 

Saturday, September 4th, 2021 - Race Day!

-  6:00am – Packet pick-up opens

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

-  7:30am – Olympic Triathlon start

-  8:00am – Sprint Triathlon start

-  9:45am – Pre-race meeting for Youth Triathlon

-  10:00am – Youth Triathlon start

 

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

 

Ages:  6 and up.

 

Register online at:  www.southernhillstri.com or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SouthernHillsTri/

  

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

Email:  ironmanbtm2@gmail.com

Phone:  (605) 393-5947.

 

Raceday Information:

Swim – 1 mile (Olympic) ¼ mile (Sprint) – 2 laps 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 challenging and picturesque.

 

Youth Race (non-competitive event) – Swim – 100 yards, Bike – 3.1 miles and Run – 1 mile

 

* Post race:  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

- Sprint distance

 

* 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. NOTE:  The Sprint distance was modified this year to 1/4 mile (versus the previous distance of 1/2 mile).  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 institute a group start.  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)
$60 through May 31st
$70 June 1st through August 13th
$95 after August 13th

 

Individual (Sprint)
$50 through May 31st
$60 June 1st through August 13th
$85 after August 13th

 

Youth (6-12):
$20 through May 31st
$25 June 1st through August 13th
$40 after August 13th



Team/Relay (Olympic)
$100 through May 31st
$120 June 1st through August 13th
$150 after August 13th

 

Team/Relay (Sprint)
$90 through May 31st
$100 June 1st through August 13th
$130 after August 13th

 

  

** Registration ends on Thursday, September 2nd, 2021 at 11:59 pm CT. NO EXCEPTIONS. LATE REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!

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Extra Event Details

 

Packet Pick-Up and Pasta Dinner
Packet pick-up will be on Friday, September 3td, at the Hot Springs Masonic Lodge (238 N. Garden St. #2, Hot Springs, SD  57747) from 5:30 PM until 7:00 PM. We are also providing a pasta dinner during that time and it is included in the cost of registration.  If you would like to purchase additional dinners for family members or friends, you can do that while registering for the race or pay $7.00 for adults or $5.00 for children 12 and under.

 

Please make every effort to make it to packet pick-up on Friday evening. There will be limited race day packet pick-up support at the race site between 6:00 and 7:00am on race day. Save yourself last minute hassle and chaos and come to the Friday evening. The Pre-race meeting will be held at 7:00am on the morning of the race.

 

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

  • Swim cap - mandatory
  • 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 both Olympic and Sprint

  

T-Shirts
Only those that register before Friday, August 6th will be guaranteed a race t-shirt. Sign up early to ensure yours!

 

Parking
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.

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  • Location: Hot Springs, SD 57747
  • Race Date: 2021/09/04 07:30:00 AM (Saturday)
  • Categories:
    • Olympic Triathlon: Individual
    • Sprint Triathlon: Individual
    • Youth Triathlon (Ages 6-12)
    • Olympic Triathlon: Relay
    • Sprint Triathlon: Relay

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