Tri at the Grove
JULY 26, 2014
COTTAGE GROVE, OR
Triathlete Magazine’s editors selected the Rolf Prima Tri at the Grove as one of the best 22 triathlons in the USA.
Join us on Saturday, July 26, 2014, for the 4th annual Rolf Prima Tri at the Grove at scenic Cottage Grove Lake, just 30 minutes south of Eugene. The event features Sprint and Olympic distance courses with individual and relay team options. Camp lakeside or select a nearby hotel. Make a weekend of it and plan for a pre-race social and Q&A with the Pros at Rolf Prima in Eugene on the afternoon before the race.
This is a USA Triathlon sanctioned race. The course was created with the racer in mind: calm lake swim and low-to-no traffic courses for the bike and run. Nature-loving triathlon veterans and newbies alike flock to Cottage Grove to soak up the sun in a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all levels…an easygoing, outdoorsy Oregonian vibe infuses every aspect of this race.
We have an awesome team of event sponsors. Click here to see who’s behind this race. And please be sure to let them know you like to see them at the Rolf Prima Tri at the Grove!
Schedule of Events
25 July (Friday) at Rolf Prima in Eugene (map).
- Packet Pickup: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm [Remember, No ID, No packet, No exceptions]
- Pre-race questions / briefing: 6:30 pm
- Pro Panel seminar: 7:00 pm
- Transition Demonstration: 7:30 pm
- Snacks & drinks: 4:00pm – 8:00 pm
26 July (Saturday) at Lakeside Park, Cottage Grove Lake (map).
- Packet Pick-up: 5:30 am – 7:30 am [No ID, no packet, no exceptions]
- Transition Opens: 6:00 am
- Sprint course wave #1 at 8:00 am [see waves below]
- Olympic course wave #1 at 8:25 am
- Food, massage and mini-expo: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
- Awards and prizes: post race
- Transition closes: 2:00 pm
Wave Start Times
8:00 AM – Sprint men
8:03 AM – Sprint relay teams
8:06 AM – Sprint women
8:25 AM – Olympic men
8:28 AM – Olympic relay
8:31 AM – Olympic women
Categories and Age Groups
Athena (women 150 lbs and over)
Clydesdale (men 200 lbs and over)
19 & Under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85 & Over
(Age group placement is determined by the age of a competitor on 12/31 of the race year.)
Youngsters (any combination of three athletes with a total combined team age of 57 years)
Whippersnappers (any combination of three athletes with a total combined team age of 58 to 135 years)
Experienced (any combination of three athletes with a total combined team age of 136 years or more)
Included in registration fee
Chip timing; swag bag; raffle of prizes offered by sponsors; post-race food and beverage; medical support on site; Tech T-shirt (registration deadline to get a shirt is 7/16); pre-race (Friday, July 25) social and packet pickup session at Rolf Prima in Eugene where you will be able to eat snacks, sample awesome Oakshire products and hear Pro triathletes offer training and race advice during informal demo and Q&A sessions.
Awards will be presented after the completion of the Sprint distance race and after the completion of the Olympic distance race. The post-race raffle will take place at the completion of the Olympic distance race awards. You must be present to win.
Course Maps (Click here)
Please click here to review parking directions and instructions. THERE IS NO EVENT PARKING AT THE LAKESIDE PARK BOAT RAMP AREA. Event parking is very close to the boat ramp area, but access to the parking area is located off of Reservoir Road to the north of Lakeside Park.
As a relay team member finishes a leg, he/she hands off the team’s timing chip to the next team member in the transition zone. IMPORTANT NOTE FOR RELAY TEAMS: Each relay team member must personally present their own photo ID at packet pickup to obtain their respective portion of the chip packet contents as well as their swag bags.
Identification on Race Day
Please remember to bring your photo identification and USAT membership card (if you are a USAT member) to packet pickup. USAT rules clearly state, “NO ID, NO RACE.”Relay team members must personally present their own photo ID at packet pickup to obtain their respective portion of the chip packet contents as well as their own swag bags.
In a normal year, the surface water temperature (top 12-18 inches) should be in the 72-75F range at Cottage Grove Lake. We will announce the water temperature on race day approximately one hour prior to the start.
USAT wet suit policy
Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wet suit 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 wet suit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Age group participants shall not wear wet suits in water temperatures equal to or greater than 84 degrees Fahrenheit. The wetsuit policy for elite athletes shall be determined by the USAT Athletes Advisory Council. Effective January 1, 2013, any swimmer wearing a wetsuit with a thickness measured in any part greater than 5 millimeters shall be disqualified.
USA Triathlon Sanctioning
USA Triathlon is the national governing body for the sports of triathlon, duathlon, winter triathlon and aquathlon in the United States. Participation in a USAT sanctioned event means the event director has the proper permits in place, liability and athlete excess medical insurance coverage and the event plan has met the standard of organization required. USA Triathlon provides rules, guidance and governance to set the standard for safe and fair multi-sport races.
For more information, please email the race director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy programs: Remain Injury Free Before & After Your Race! TAI is offering a Free Injury Screen for participants. Additionally, TAI has created a CycleFit program to help you get the most out of your bike. For more information on Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy’s programs: http://www.therapeuticassociates.com/locations/oregon/eugene/
Sports Massage Therapy provided by:
2013 photos at Oregon Velo
2011 photos at Oregon Velo.