Race Day Information
August 29, 2021, 7 am start
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TriRidgefield - Swim .5 miles, Bike 12.75 miles, Run 3.1 miles
DuRidefield - Run 2 miles, Bike 12.75 miles, Run 3.1 miles
We have individual and relay categories available
You must be a member of USA Triathlon to compete in the race, including each relay member. If you do not have an annual membership, you must purchase a one-day membership for $15 during the registration process.
If there is a waitlist, there are partial refunds available. If there is a waitlist, 50% refund available until July 25, 2021, otherwise we can defer to June 5, 2022, race
contact for 50% refund
Entry fee includes
race branded T-shirt
race day parking
swim cap (TriRidgefield)
timing chip rental with five splits
The race is a USAT sanctioned race so USAT rules are in effect. You must wear an ANSI-approved helmet during the entire cycling event. Headphones for music are prohibited during the race.
You must be 13 years old or older to participate in TriRidgefield and DuRidgefield.
All race participants must be a member of USAT for course sanctioning. If you don't hold an annual membership, you purchased a one day at the time of registration. Current USAT members are asked to bring their USAT license. Do not forget to bring your ID - no exceptions! We will be holding packet pickup on Friday, August 27 at the Ridgefield Bicycle Company (88 Danbury Rd) from 3 pm -6pm. On Sat August 28 packet pickup will be held from 12pm-3pm at Ridgefield Bicycle Company.
Event Cancellation/Modification Policy
In the event of extreme weather, natural disaster, community disaster, viral pandemic, or other unforeseen emergencies, our action steps will be as follows:
1. TriRidgefield, in concert with local officials, will make the final decision based on safety of the athletes, spectators, vendors, volunteers and other affiliated with the event.
2. TriRidgefield may, based on the conditions of the course, shorten the distances or cancel the event altogether.
3. Because costs of the event have already been paid, there will be NO REFUNDS, transferred entry fees or future complimentary entry fees
Parking is available at Pond's Edge Professional Park, 901 Ethan Allen Hwy (approximately .25 miles from the intersection with Picketts Ridge Road). Racers and Spectators are not permitted to park at Martin Park this year. Please do not park in front of the gym or urgent care facility. ***If you ride your bike over with your backpack full of your gear, please be careful that the straps do not get tangled in your wheels. Please wear your helmet anytime you are on the bike***
The transition area will be open at 5am. The race assignments will be first come first serve. Please limit yourself to one slot and be efficient with your use of space. The transition area will be monitored by volunteers and the Ridgefield Police department throughout the race and until you pick up your belongings. Athletes only in the transition area please. Please note that there is a single exit and entrance to the transition area
The swim is a .5 mile clockwise loop. It will start in 8 waves based on age and gender--there is an Open Wave that goes first and a Team Relay last with six age-group waves in between. There will be roughly 3 minutes in between waves.
Please follow all USAT biking rules (no drafting/blocking, helmets required) and marshals will be monitoring the course. No iPods or other music players are allowed on the race course (bike or run) at any time.
There will be aid stations in transition and mile two.
There will be a post-race party with breakfast. We will provide coffee, breakfast sandwiches, and bagels on race morning, Age group awards and gift baskets for the top three male and female finishers will be given out after the last racer finishes. Please feel free to bring along the family and friends!!
Free Seminars for Registrants
12-Week Training Seminar Seasoned triathlete and co-race-director Tim Inall will lead a 45-minute discussion, taking you through a 12-week training program geared toward getting you ready for the August 29 race. Held 12 weeks before race day, the program provides a suggested mix of daily workouts, including runs, rides, and swimming--and rest. Monday, June 7, 6pm, Ridgefield Running Co. Free to registered racers, registration required. RSVP here.
Advanced Racing Seminar Train Smarter, Race Faster Taking your race to the next level, with Megan Searfoss, two-time Ironman World Championship racer, certified trainer, and owner of Ridgefield Running Company, Monday, July 19, 6 pm, Ridgefield Running Co. Free to registered racers, registration required. RSVP here.
Race Day Prep: What to Bring, What to Wear, How to Navigate the Course Co-race-director Tim Inall leads a 45-minute seminar, in an interactive and lively demonstration. He advises what to wear, what to bring, how to set up in transition, and how to approach the race. Mid August date to come. Free to registered racers, registration required. RSVP details to come.
Ride the Course Organizers will lead racers of all levels from the race starting area around the bike course, stopping at key locations. Saturday, August 14, 9 am, Martin Park. Free to registered racers, registration required. RSVP here.
Run the Course Organizers will lead racers of all levels from the race starting area around the 3.1-mile run course. Saturday, August 21, 9 am, Martin Park. Free to registered racers, registration required. RSVP here.