Race Rules


SPECTATOR NOTICE: Please inform your spec­ta­tors they must respect pri­vate prop­erty in order for this race to con­tinue. As the race grows, so have inci­dents of spec­ta­tors caus­ing prop­erty dam­age and leav­ing lit­ter. We receive per­mis­sion from pri­vate prop­erty own­ers and the col­lege to hold this event. This course pro­vides ample spec­ta­tor view­points with­out enter­ing pri­vate prop­erty. The homes along the river are pri­vate property.


  1. Please park will be free at North Idaho Col­lege park­ing lots all day Sat­ur­day and Sunday. If you or your friends/family plan on leav­ing before 10:00 AM, please be aware that most of the streets lead­ing to and from NIC will be in use by the bike course.  If you must leave early, park along the side of Gar­den Avenue (the main entrance into the col­lege), the race course will not impact this road. There is no ath­lete park­ing in the park­ing res­i­dence hall park­ing lot. (Please be respect­ful of these park­ing rules so the event will be wel­comed each year)

Race Day Infor­ma­tion July 19th 2015

  1. The fin­ish line will be near tran­si­tion as will the food and awards ceremony.
  2. We are pro­vid­ing food for every­one… Ath­letes, staff, fam­ily, vol­un­teers.… No one should ever through a party and then not have food for their guests!
  3. All ath­letes are auto­mat­i­cally in the draw­ing for prizes dur­ing the awards cer­e­mony. (Please note we anony­mously pre-draw bib#s before the cer­e­mony). Must be present to win. PLEASE INFORM FRIENDS FAMILY THAT THE CITY OF CDA DOES NOT ALLOW CHALK OR PAINT ON THE ROADS OR TRAILS!

Addi­tional Information

  1. We will be tak­ing pro­fes­sional pho­tos of you dur­ing the race. There is a link on the race web­site to facebook.com, where you can down­load them for free. There will be other media shoot­ing video.
  2. Vol­un­teers will have Staff t-shirts.
  3. There will be 3 porta-potties at the swim start, the remain­der will be located at the main event area.  There will also be a porta-potty at the turn around for the run, 1.5 miles into the run course.
  4. Earbuds/earphones are NOT ALLOWED any­time while racing.
  5. Please be aware tran­si­tion is closed (while race is in progress) from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.  Every­one must have their tran­si­tion set up and ready by 7:00 AM regard­less of start time. NO ONE may retrieve their bike or tran­si­tion gear until tran­si­tion reopens once the last run­ner leaves.
  6. We rec­om­mend using a race belt for your bib#. How­ever we will include pins in your race packet. We rec­om­mend you use a belt on the bike and run. It is eas­ier than pin­ning, espe­cially if you change clothes. Your race num­ber must worn and vis­i­ble dur­ing the run and bike. Wear on your back for the bike and turn it to your front for the run. The bike frame num­ber must be attached to your bike. Your wrist­band num­ber will need to match your bike num­ber when you pick up your bike after the race. Two twist ties are pro­vided to attach the bike frame num­ber. You may attach it to your bike wher­ever you like.
  7. Your tim­ing chip must be on your ankle for accu­rate tim­ing results. You must cross through all des­ig­nated tim­ing anten­nas that will be pointed out at the ath­letes’ meet­ing race morn­ing. Do not cross tim­ing area more than once or your results could be inaccurate.
  8. If you pick up your tim­ing chip and do not start the race or do not cross the fin­ish line, please return it to the fin­ish line so race offi­cials are aware that you are not on the course. If you pick up your chip on Sat­ur­day, then do not come to race on Sun­day, you must return the chip by mail. The tim­ing com­pany address is on the tim­ing chip instruc­tions link.
  9. As with any race, you are respon­si­ble for know­ing the course.

Swim Infor­ma­tion

  1. There will be a .33 mile walk to the swim start. We encour­age you to walk or jog as a warm-up. Do not wait too long to make your way to the swim start and miss your start time. The start will be clearly marked. Water and some portta pot­ties will be avail­able there.
  2. Ath­letes will start in waves. Your wave will be posted at packet pickup and at body­mark­ing prior to the race and at the swim start. Each wave will have its own swim cap color. You must start in your assigned wave to receive an accu­rate time.
  3. You must wear the swim cap pro­vided in your packet dur­ing the swim por­tion. The swim crew will be watch­ing for the spe­cific col­ors for your safety.
  4. The swim course will be clearly marked with buoys. It is a curved swim course that takes ath­letes to the right and then runs straight. There will be safety per­son­nel in kayaks, and boats. Life­guards will be sta­tioned along the course.
  5. You will receive final instruc­tions on the swim course at the ath­lete meet­ing and again at the swim start. You will also be instructed on how to let the swim crew know if you need help in the water.  You may hang on to a kayak as long as you do not advance the course with the kayak.
  6. You may go to shore to rest but can­not advance the course on land. The swim course is edged by a shal­low beach the entire time, this can be used needed for safety.
  7. The exit from the swim will be marked with large flags and will bring ath­letes onto a level beach. Please be cour­te­ous to other ath­letes com­ing out of the water at the same time. The path from the swim exit will be car­peted and should be wide enough for 2 athletes.
  8. You can leave pre race gear in a bag with your bib #num­ber on it at the swim start.(sunglasses, shoes, etc) There will be a flagged path cleared to the swim start at the NIC beach, how­ever, you might want to bring some dis­posi­ble flip flops for the walk to get to the beach. Your marked bag will be wait­ing for you near tran­si­tion after the race.
  9. The swim exit involves a run on car­pet then asphalt for approx. 30 yards. This will be clean so you will not need shoes at the swim exit.
  10. You CAN wear booties or aqua socks on the swim. No fins. No flota­tion devices, per USAT rules.

Bike and Transition

  1. The tran­si­tion area is GRASS. Please bring a large towel or mat for your tran­si­tion gear.
  2. You must adhere to the des­ig­nated mount­ing and dis­mount­ing areas in and out of transition.
  3. Bike racks will be des­ig­nated by gen­der and bib# ranges. Make sure your bike is in good work­ing order. There will be tech sup­port in the tran­si­tion to assists with minor bike issues and will be avail­able to pick you up on the bike course if you can’t continue.
  4. No draft­ing on the bike seg­ment. We under­stand the course is small and there are a lot of ath­letes on course. It may dif­fi­cult to stay back from other cyclists the entire time, how­ever a mar­shal will be on the course and may give penal­ties to fla­grant vio­la­tions. See USAT rules link for more information.
  5. Stay to the far right of the course unless you are pass­ing the cyclist in front of you. This allows room for other cyclists to pass you safely on the left. Do not try pass at the turnarounds.
  6. This is a 1-lap course with tight turns, be aware of cyclists around you. Be pre­dictable to cyclists behind you. Check for cyclists around and behind you before turn­ing sharply or cross­ing the lane. ALWAYS remain vig­i­lant to car traf­fic. Even with a closed course, vehi­cles some­times will cross onto the course, either by mis­take or on pur­pose. THIS IS A CLOSED COURSE WITH NO AUTO TRAFFIC. Your lane will be closed but vehi­cles will be mov­ing in the lane next to you.
  7. Por­tions of the course flow against the nor­mal use of the road, but will be well marked.
  8. You must wear your bike hel­met with the chin strap closed at all times while on your bike
  9. Ath­letes will show their wrist­band to claim gear from tran­si­tion area. You will have to retrieve your own bike and tran­si­tion gear for the secu­rity of other’s property.

 Run Infor­ma­tion

  1. The run will be a straight out and back with one turn­around. You must reach the turn around check­point to be eli­gi­ble for awards. A tim­ing mat will reg­is­ter all athletes.
  2. Because of the out and back fea­ture, be sure to stay on your des­ig­nated side of the trail.
  3. The aid sta­tion is approx. 1 1/2 miles into the run at the turn­around. They will have water. There are also portta-potties and energy gels.
  4. The course will direct ath­letes back to a fin­ish near tran­si­tion. This sec­tion is spec­ta­tor friendly to the finish.

Fin­ish line Information

  1. Only ath­letes may enter the fin­ish line chute for safety reasons.
  2. Your tim­ing chip will be removed by a vol­un­teer after you cross the finish.
  3. Oranges, bananas, muffins, and water will be at the fin­ish line area for ath­letes only.

Award Cer­e­mony and Results

  1. Results will be posted after approx. 25% of the field has fin­ished and will con­tinue to be posted until the last per­son fin­ishes. The Results Board will be in the fin­ish area.
  2. The awards cer­e­mony will begin at approx. 10:00 AM or when most of the field is fin­ished. Medals will go to the top 3 male and female fin­ish­ers in each cat­e­gory except teams. The top 3 teams will receive medals in each team category.
  3. Bib num­bers will be drawn through­out the awards cer­e­mony for nice prizes. You must be present to claim.

Spe­cial grat­i­tude and thanks to the fol­low­ing for mak­ing this event a reality:

  • North Idaho Col­lege NIC
  • North Idaho Maritime
  • City of Coeur d’ Alene Parks Department
  • City of Coeur d’Alene Police Department
  • Cathy Lewis, Deputy City Clerk
  • Coeur d’Alene Streets Department
  • City of Coeur d’Alene
  • Coeur d’Alene Cham­ber of Commerce
  • Cen­ten­nial Trail Foundation
  • Ivanka Kuran, our swim coordinator
  • Koote­nai County Sheriff-Marine Division
  • Coeur d Alene Fire Department
  • New­ton Running

All the awe­some vol­un­teers who showed up in the wee hours of the morn­ing and who went above and beyond. All those behind the scenes, and unnamed, THANK YOU