2021 Cal Tri Lake Perris - 5.9.21

Sun May 9, 2021 Perris, CA 92571-7018 US Directions

Is this race going to happen?  The permits for this race have been approved.  To our knowledge, this is the first permitted race in SoCal since the pandemic.  Barring any major change in the health situation, we are going to race on May 9th.

Will the race be "wetsuit legal"?  Yes, the forecasted water temperature is 62.  A wetsuit is recommended if the water temperature is between 58-65 degrees.  Need a wetsuit?  We recommend Blueseventy.com.  The 20% CALTRI discount code helps a lot.

Can I wear headphones during the race?  Run?  No.  It is not safe because it could prevent you from hearing other athletes near you or directions from volunteers and staff. 

Is there Saturday packet pickup?  Does that include Courtesy Bike Drop-Off?  Saturday packet pickup is from 1-3 PM.  Athletes will be also able to utilize Courtesy Bike Drop-Off on Saturday at the same time.  This relieve the pressure on Sunday morning.   Only the athlete can pickup their registration materials and use Saturday Courtesy Bike Drop-Off.  Not a friend, spouse, coworker or relay team member. 

What is Sunday's race schedule?  LINK

What is the parking situation like?  Parking is located next to transition.  There is a $10 fee to enter Lake Perris State Recreation Area.  We recommend bringing cash to make the process go quickly.

What should I expect from a "socially distanced" race?  World Triathlon COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines for Event Organizers guidelines combined with those from the state and local agencies will be in effect.  We are bending over backwards to give this race the best possible chance of happening.  Athlete precautions include:

  • Expanded Transition Areas.  A doubling of the transition area and only 3 athletes per rack
  • Temperature Screening.  Temperature check prior to packet pickup.
  • Streamlined Packet Pickup.  All materials including the finisher medal provided before the race.
  • Seeded Rolling Swim Starts.  This format is a standard for Cal Tri Events races but seems particularly useful this year.
  • Mask Usage.  Mask usage first thing in the morning until athletes enter the water.  Masks will be provided to athletes at the finish line.  Masks are standard issue for volunteers, staff and anyone else associated with the race.  
  • Sparse Aid Stations.  Bottled water and gels will be provided on the run course by a limited number of volunteers.

Should I bring my cheering section?  Sadly, not for 2021.  Please explain to your friends and family that we need to minimize the impact on the Perris community and participation is exclusively athletes, volunteers and staff.

What will the bathroom situation look like?  As always, portable toilets will be available.  Disinfectant wipes and solution will be available to wipe door handles, toilet handles, bathroom faucet handles, etc.  Race staff will clean bathrooms several times during the day.

How will the award ceremonies be conducted?  Top 3 overall awards ceremonies for each event (M/F) will be conducted.  Please consult the race day schedule for times.  Athletes will be required to wear masks and we will maintain 6' of distance.  Note:  Cal Tri Events races do not include age group award event ceremonies.  With 14 events and up to 20 age groups it isn't practical due to time constraints.  All Cal Tri Events participants are eligible for pride and prizes in the Grand Prix USA.  

What is the standard Cal Tri Events refund policy?  Covid-19 policy?  The standard policy is there are no refunds, deferrals, or transfers.  If the race is postponed due to Covid-19, athletes will be deferred to the rescheduled date (typically the following year). Additionally, athletes have the right to transfer to another Cal Tri Events race and upgrade to any event.

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