Relay Racers

The Orange County Triathlon will consist of one transition area that will accommodate All Athletes including individual and relay racers.

please read the 2015 Orange County Triathlon Athlete Guide for all required information and check the website for updated race info. Fine it here.

Please become familiar with the map and be clear on all routes in and out of transition. (Please see map below)

Relay athletes. Please become familiar with the Relay Corral and the position it is situated in outside the transition area. Please see map below and we ask that you review the website for daily updated race news and reports. Relay bikers and runners will have a separate relay corral located next to the information hut next to the swim exit, please see map below.

OCTRI Mixed Team Relay

What is the OCTRI Mixed Team Relay (OCTRIMTR)?

Simply put this is a relay team built by the team captain or team members. This was created in an effort to drive continued participation in multisport and raise awareness regarding the fun and exciting aspect of a mixed team relay racing. Although the mixed team relay format has been around for years, the Orange County Triathlon now further exposing the fun, exciting, and camaraderie building race that is sometimes forgotten. Grab two males and one female, or two females and one male, or all male or all female to complete your mixed team relay! It is completely up to you, we just ask that you have fun!

OCTRIMTR is required to be timed but splits are not required.

To participate in the OCTRIMTR, athletes must be at least 14 years of age and have a USA Triathlon Annual or One-Day Membership! If you do not yet have a membership, you may purchase one prior to or on race day with the event’s race director. You may also visit the USA Triathlon Membership site to purchase your Annual Membership and in turn, qualify for all Annual Member benefits!

All events are open to first-timers, community groups, families, companies and corporations, seasoned veterans, and those looking to stay active – all while in an event atmosphere. Teams may be a mix of youth and adult athletes so gather your teammates to participate!

Why participate?

Event Format & Distances

Relay teams will consist of three persons of your choice. We don’t judge. You will pick which teammate will swim, bike and run.

All participants within a team will complete the swim sequentially, bike sequentially, and run sequentially. To further clarify, athlete 1 will complete the swim, tag athlete 2 who will then complete the bike, tag athlete 3 who will complete the run.

You may compete in both Olympic and Sprint distance events.

Have Fun!

Can I participate?

Absolutely! You are eligible to take part in the OCTRIMTR Series if you are 14 years of age or older and have a USA Triathlon Annual or One-Day Membership! If you do not yet have a membership, you may purchase one prior to or on race day with the event’s race director. You may also visit the USA Triathlon Membership site to purchase your Annual Membership and in turn, qualify for all Annual Member benefits!

Be prepared for a great experience and bring a positive attitude!

 

USAT most common rules violations

 MOST COMMON RULES VIOLATIONS

1. Helmets: Only helmets approved by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) may be used in USAT sanctioned events. Helmets must be worn at all times while on your bike. This means before, during, and after the event.
Penalty: Disqualification

2. Chin Straps: Chin straps must be buckled at all times when on a bicycle. DO NOT unbuckle your chin strap unless you are off your bicycle.
Penalty: Disqualification on the course; Variable time penalty in transition area only.

3. Outside Assistance: No assistance other than that offered by race and medical officials may be used. Triathlons and duathlons are individual tests of fitness.
Penalty: Variable time penalty

4. Transition Area: All equipment must be placed in the properly designated and individually assigned bike corral. The wheel of the bicycle must be down on the side of the assigned space. All participants must return their bicycles to an upright position in their designated bicycle corral. No person shall interfere with another participant’s equipment or impede the progress of another participant. All bar ends must be solidly plugged. No participant shall bring ANY glass containers into the transition area.
Penalty: Variable time penalty

5. Drafting: Drafting–keep at least three bike lengths of clear space between you and the cyclist in front. If you move into the zone, you must pass within 15 seconds. Position–keep to the right hand side of the lane of travel unless passing. Blocking–riding on the left side of the lane without passing anyone and interfering with other cyclists attempting to pass. Overtaken–once passed, you must immediately exit the draft zone from the rear, before attempting to pass again.
Penalty: Variable time penalty

6. Course: All competitors are required to follow the prescribed course and to stay within all coned lanes. Cutting the course is an obvious violation and going outside the course is a safety issue. Cyclists shall not cross a solid yellow center line for ANY reason. Cyclists must obey all applicable traffic laws at all times.
Penalty: Referee’s discretion

7. Unsportsmanlike-Like Conduct: Foul, harsh, argumentative or abusive language or other unsportsmanlike conduct directed at race officials, USA Triathlon officials, volunteers, spectators or fellow athletes is forbidden.
Penalty: Disqualification

8. Headphones: Headphones, headsets, walkmans, ipods, mp3 players, or personal audio devices, etc. are not to be carried or worn at any time during the race.
Penalty: Variable time penalty

9. Race numbers: All athletes are required to wear race numbers at all times during the run. Numbers must face the front and be clearly visible at all times. Numbers may not be cut or folded or altered in any way. DO NOT transfer your number to any other athlete or take a number from an athlete that is not competing.
Penalty: Variable time penalty for missing or altered number, Disqualification and one year suspension from membership in USAT for transferring a number without race director permission.

10. Wetsuits: Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wetsuit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wetsuit at their own discretion, provided, however that participants who wears a wetsuit within such temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Above 84 degrees, wetsuits are prohibited.

11. Abandonment: All personal equipment and belongings taken out onto the course must stay on the athlete the entire time. No garbage, clothing, etc. shall be thrown on the course.
Penalty: Variable time penalty

Variable Time Penalties

 Distance Category   First offense  Second Offense  Third Offense
 Super Sprint  2 minutes  4 minutes  Disqualification
 Intermediate  2 minutes  4 minutes  Disqualification
 Long  4 minutes  8 minutes  Disqualification
 Ultra  6 minutes  12 minutes  Disqualification

 For a complete list of rules, please refer to the most up-to-date USA Triathlon Competitive Rules

 

What is USAT Sanctioning?

All events within the OCTRIMTR Super Sprint Series are USA Triathlon Sanctioned.

The term “sanction” refers to the compliance of a multisport event to USA Triathlon’s safety requirements. Safety plans, course maps, and event details must be submitted for review by experienced USA Triathlon staff. This ensures events are safe and fair competition environments.

USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,000 events across the country. USA Triathlon not only sanctions triathlons, but also paratriathlons, duathlons, aquathlons, aquabikes, off-road events, winter triathlons, youth races, camps and clinics.

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