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 Murray Youth & Family Triathlon 
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2014 Race Information. Race Sept. 1 (Download  Flyer)

RACE REGISTRATION ALERT! Price goes up $10 on Aug. 20

Due to popularity and venue size, race limited to 265 participants. 
**** Register early! ****

Murray Youth and Family Triathlon September 1:
Free Family Prep Clinic August 27 

The Great Basin Youth and Family Triathlon is a race designed especially for young people, families, novice adults and seniors looking to participate in an introductory-level triathlon. Kids, teens, mom, dad, gram, gramps, and friends all have an opportunity to experience the fun of triathlon with this event.

 Call 801 566-9727 for information.


Have a successful race for you or your child.

1: Read this entire page.

2: Register online early.

3: Download the
5 to 8 race map or 9 and older race map and inspect the course for yourself or child before race day.

4. Attend the pre-race meeting.

5. Arrive early.

RACE REGISTRATION ALERT! Price goes up $10 again on Aug. 26

Everyone gets a shirt, but those registering after Aug 15 may have to pick up a shirt 1-2 weeks after race day. Shirts will not be mailed. We have ordered extra shirts, but we are a small operation and cannot afford to order lots of extras for possible registrants. We'll reorder if necessary.

You can register online until Aug. 30
at 11:59 pm MDT – this is your best option.You have until Aug. 20 to register online without late fees!
No mail in registrations accepted after Aug. 29.
All in-person/mail-in registrations after Aug. 20 require a $10 late fee.
Bottom line! Register early, register online. 

Who: Children 5-10, children 11+, adults, seniors, everyone 
What: Swim, bike, run
When: September 1
Where: Murray City Park
How: Register online by August 30 
Cost: $30 individual online ($35 mail in), $50 2 or 3 person team relay online ($55 mail in) All fees go up Aug. 20.  
Cost Aug. 20-Aug. 25: $35 online individual, $60 online team; $40 mail-in individual, $65 online team.
Cost after Aug. 25: $45 online individual, $65 online team.
In-person registratino after Aug. 29: $45 individual, $70 team

Register online at  Runner Card 


Racers will race their age as of race day, Dec. 31, 2014. Questions, special requests on distances, please call or e-mail Jo.

New bike course inside park for youngest racers. Check back or call for more information.

  • 5-6 years: 25 yard swim, .6 mile bike, .25 mile run
  • 7-8 years: 50 yard swim, 1.2 mile bike, .6 mile run
  • 9-10 years: 100 yard swim, 2.65 mile bike, .6 mile run
  • 11+ years: 150 yard swim, 5.3 mile bike, 1.2 mile run (adults, seniors, race older children’s distances)
  • Age-groups in 2-3 year increments through 18, 10-year increments after 18.
  • Relays include 10 and under short course and 11 and over long course.
  • Medals for all finishers
  • Pool swim starts are staggered approximately every 5 seconds
  • Timing by Runners Card
  • Participants receive splits and overall time following race
  • Helmets required! No racing without a helmet.
  • Race begins promptly at 8:00 AM (Allow yourself ample transition setup time.)
  • Race day check-in begins at 6:30 AM
  • Register Online at Runner Card
  • Packet Pick up 
    Sunday, August 31 from 6:00-7:00 PM (pre-race meeting at 7:10 PM) and Monday, September 1 from 6:30-7:30 AM at Murray Park in transition area.

Awards for top three in each age group; awards begin approximately one-half hour after last finisher. If you do not stay, winners can pick up awards at the Murray City Recreation Office the following week. Awards will not be mailed.


  • August 27, 6:30-8:00 PM. Must register for race online at Runner Card by August 20 if you wish to attend free clinic. Email or call Jo so your name is in the clinic: 801-566-9727 or Meet in transition area.
  • Review course maps
  • Review swim course
  • Bike check (for those who want us to check out equipment)
  • How to transition properly (we’ll practice)
  • What to eat the AM of the race?
  • Rules
  • Question and answer time – about 20 min.

Course Maps
(Download 9 and older course map pdf Here.)
(Download 5 to 8 course map pdf Here.)
Note that the triathlon is very similar to previous courses, although the course for 5 to 8-year-olds has changed. The course will be clearly marked on race day and all important turns will be marked and staffed to provide directions. (Last-minute changes are always possible).

How to prepare for a Triathlon 
Race prep information

Rules questions: visit USA Triathlon Rules

Participant Information Below 
(download as pdf)

Murray Youth and Family Triathlon

Race Check-in
* Early Check-in: Sunday from 6-7 PM; short pre-race meeting at 7:10 PM - meet in the new transition area in front of the Park Center.
* Race Morning Check-in: Monday from 6:30-7:45 AM; short pre-race meeting in the pool area at 7:50 AM. 

* You can park in the big parking lot just southeast of the Park Center, but don't expect to leave until all athletes are off the bike
* Park at the Ice Center
* Park in the Best Buy lot

* The outdoor pool
* The pavilion near the finish line
* The building adjacent to the playground area
* The Park Center
* The small restroom near Constitution Circle

* We must have a waiver for EACH athlete; to save time, especially if you have several family members, please print and sign the waivers ahead of time; we'll have waivers at registration, but you can also print them at
 Waiver, Application, InformationParents may also be required to sign other waivers at registration for all athletes under 18 based on insurance requirements.
* If you mailed in an application and remembered to sign the waiver, you will not have to do so at check-in, but we'll have a record of who has signed already 

Relay Teams
* Bikers should be waiting for their swimmers in the transition area next to the bike; the swimmer will tag them and then they can leave
* Runners should be waiting in the transition area next to the spot where the biker will rack the bike after the ride; the runner may leave when the bike is racked
* Runners must wear the bib number; swimmers and bikers will simply have a body marking

Miscellaneous Info ( but important! )

* Please - only athletes in the transition area during the race; we'll have at least 4-5 neutral helpers in the transition to help tie shoes or buckle helmets etc. NO ONE (not even parents) ALLOWED IN TRANSITION DURING RACE EXCEPT ATHLETES AND RACE PERSONNEL. Neutral race volunteers will be stationed in the transition to assist everyone equally. Additional people in the transition add to confusion and increase safety concerns.
* All athletes must be out of the transition by 8 AM.   
* Adults and older kids (13+ years and up) will race first beginning at 8 AM; we'll organize the younger children during that time and they'll start at approximately 8:30 AM
* All children 10 and under will wear a wrist band indicating to volunteers that they will only go one lap or the bike and run
* Strongly suggest that you put elastic laces in the children's shoes - just go to REI and buy some elastic cord and a cord lock OR I will have some laces for $2 on Sunday PM and possibly on Monday AM if there are any left
* Strongly suggest that you at least drive the bike course with your children
* There is info on prepping for this race on this website; take a look.
* Keep gear to a minimum; you don't need a lot of "stuff" in the transition area; we'll try to have a place for you to store backpacks etc. until after the race, but we can't promise anything - we're working on it! 
* We'll have people who can help with body marking, but you can body mark your children yourself as well; numbers must go on each arm (vertically) and on the calf of each leg - no ages please as it confuses the timers! Look at our body marking poster for help! Since we stagger this race in 5-10 sec. intervals on the swim, it's hard to tell if people are ahead of you anyway.

Basic Rules ( a couple very important ones! )
* NO ONE (not even parents) ARE ALLOWED IN TRANSITION OR ON THE BIKE COURSE DURING THE RACE EXCEPT ATHLETES AND NEUTRAL VOLUNTEERS. We pride ourselves in the fact that this race is organized so that children who are capable of going the distance are able to easily follow the course. Unfortunately, not everyone follows the rules that are in place for the safety and fairness of all. Parents who insist on being in the transition or on the course will be asked to leave immediately by the race official and further disregard of this safety and sportsmanship rule may result in disqualification. It is better for your child's overall development, self-esteem and safety if you simply allow him or her to participate at their own pace and as an individual athlete. Excessive cyclists and runners on the road contribute to safety issues that are in direct violation of our insurance. You  are not helping your child by participating with him or her and you could be endangering the well being of others.
* No athletes in the pool please - stay on the deck until you're ready to swim; athletes, especially children, who are in the pool prior to the race risk being disqualified, i.e. asked to not participate; this is a safety issue - please explain this to your children
* Helmets must be worn at all times and the buckle must be fastened before you unrack your bike; NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO RACE WITHOUT A HELMET - SORRY! 
* You may not ride in the transition area; you must exit by pushing your bike to the "bike out" exit and then mount your bike on the road at the "mount line"
* You must stop at the "dismount line" at the end of the bike and run your bike into the transition at the "bike-in" sign (although we'll have help, we suggest you get to know the lay of the transition so that you know where to go when exiting and entering)
* Please rack your bike in the same spot when returning from the bike; do not throw helmets etc. in the transition - place all your belongings in the same spot they were in before the swim
* Your bike should face in the same direction as it did before the swim when you rack it after the bike ride - we'll have people who can help children rack their bikes, but they are responsible for returning their bike to their transition spot after the ride - they can't just throw it down and run! 

See you all on Monday AM, bright and early! Don't be late - we'll make every effort to start at 8 AM sharp! 

PARENTS! If anyone has a spare grandparent, aunt or cousin (or yourself) who wouldn't mind helping out, we can always use extra help in the transition or on the run course. If you or any family members can help, please call me at 801 557-6844 - that's my cell number. Thanks. 

Call 801-566-9727 or for more information.