Race Policies

Transfers & Refunds

SPECIALS ARE DEEPLY DISCOUNTED AND NOT SUBJECT TO ANY TYPE OF REFUND OR DEFERRAL FOR ANY TYPE OF REASON, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, NO EXCEPTIONS. PLEASE DO NOT ASK! This applies to Early Bird, Loyalty, Black Friday, Holiday Special, and Spring Special discounted pricing.

Due to the number of race deferral requests and cancellations that occur in the weeks prior to a race we have adopted the following policy that is in accordance with USAT Policy. This policy has been created in fairness to all the athletes so that equal opportunity exists for registering for all DRC Sports events. There are no race deferrals on race day for any DRC Sports event, even if a registered athlete is a “no show” and a slot is available. This policy has been implemented in fairness to all other athletes who registered for the event to ensure that events start on time, for safety considerations and event management. There are no person-to-person transfers.

More details at: https://drcsports.com/policies#tabs-2

USAT Wetsuits

Beginning in 2013, wetsuits may not exceed five millimeters in thickness.
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All DRC Sports Triathlon Series will follow the wetsuit guidelines set forth by USA Triathlon. Those guidelines state:

  • USAT rules state that competitors may wear wetsuits if the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower.
  • USAT rules also state that if the water temperature is between 78.1 – 83.9 degrees, competitors may wear wetsuits but will not be eligible for awards.
  • If the water temperature is 84 degrees or above, participants may not wear wetsuits.
  • If the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower everyone will receive series scoring points.
  • If the water temperature is between 78.1 – 83.9 degrees and you elect to wear a wetsuit, you will officially receive “0” points for that event. The event will count towards the minimum number of required events to become eligible for awards.
  • If the water temperature is 84 degrees or higher, no one may wear wetsuits and everyone will receive series scoring points.

Please check the DRC website for updates prior to race day.

Fat Tires

USAT does not govern “Fat Tire” type bikes and leaves it up to the Race Director to determine what is legal at each event. All Fat Tire bikes must meet all USAT biking rules in addition to those set by DRC Sports. The DRC Sports determination and reasons are explained below (Click image for a larger picture) The image displayed is an example of an unacceptable to be considered for the Fat Tire Category:

In order for a bike to be considered fat tire it has to have “knobby” or heavily grooved tires. If the tire is a “slick” or “Road Type” tire, then it is not considered a Fat tire. This classification was created for those who could not afford to buy a road or tri type racing bike. It was created for Mountain Bikes and Beach Cruisers, who could simply not compete with the lighter and faster bikes and allowed them a category with a level playing field for other athletes who had similar equipment.

Fat Tire bikes must have a tire with Knobs over the entire tread.

Hybrids of today are much closer to a conventional “Tri” bike, than they are a Mountain bike. Handlebar drops and slick tires create a bike with a very low weight and rolling resistance. Therefore, it is determined that these bikes do not qualify for “Fat Tire” division and should be used in the Age Group classification.

USAT Rule Book

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COVID Triathlon Procedures

DRC Sports has a complete Event Plan that includes COVID guidelines set by USA Triathlon. These plans and any additional precautions will be followed as directed by the CDC, Federal, State, and Local authorities.