Friday, March 29
3:00-9:00 PM -- Packet pick-up, late registration. Packet pick-up and late registration will be held at the race site by transition area. If you are an annual USAT member remember to bring your USAT card or proof of USAT membership. We have several spaces reserved for short term parking in Lot 6, so you won't have to pay for parking if you are only coming to pick up your packet. See Directions to Parking Lot 6. Packet pick-up and late registration will also be available Saturday morning (see below), but we encourage anyone who can to come on Friday!
Race-Day Parking: On race day, you should park in Parking Structure 10 (see Directions). Parking is $3, and you can use either cash or card at the automated machines. The transition area is a short walk/ride from the parking structure. Please don't park at Goleta Beach (they will issue tickets), and don't try to park in Lot 6.
5:45 AM -- Transition area opens. Our transition area will open at 5:45. From this time until 11:00 AM, we will have security guards (pictured) ensuring that only registered athletes enter and exit, and that athletes don't try to "upgrade" their gear. Body markers will also be on-hand starting at 6:30 AM.
5:45-7:15 AM -- Late packet pick-up, late registration. We will also have packet pick-up and late registration Saturday morning, but we encourage those who able to come on Friday (see above). Don't forget to pack your USAT card if you are an annual member.
7:00 AM -- Volunteer breakfast. Volunteers should show up no later than 7:00 AM to receive instructions and enjoy coffee, bagels, and muffins. You will then be sent out to your posts in time for the race start.
7:45 AM -- Transition area closes.
8:00 AM -- First wave, Collegiate M/F
8:05 AM -- Second Wave, Open Male/ Aquabike M/F
8:10 AM -- Third Wave, Open Female/ Relay M/F
8:45-11:00 AM -- Food and expo. We expect the first aquabike participants to finish at about 9:00, and the first triathletes around 9:15. Athletes will be treated to amazing food from local vendors. Some of our Sponsors will also have displays showcasing their products.
9:45 AM -- Transition opens. You can come back and get your stuff, but be courteous to racers still entering and exiting.
10:30 AM -- Awards and raffle. We will aim to have our awards ceremony at 10:30. Top athletes will get custom awards and merchandise, and all athletes will be entered in a drawing for more cool prizes from our Sponsors.
11:00 AM -- Transition area security ends. Our security guards will restrict access to the transition area until 11:00 AM, but after that, they are off-duty. Please take your stuff out before then. If you can't prove that a bike is yours before 11:00 AM, you will have to wait until then to pick it up.
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