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Athlete Instructions



 Please be sure to read the following instructions to make sure you have a

safe race.

You must have your photo ID when you pick up your race packet. Race entries are non-transferrable. This will result in disqualification.

Please take note of the packet pick-up times for your specific race.

There is no TRIATHLON day-of-race packet pick-up or bike-racking.

10K and 1/2 Marathon participants CAN (repeat: CAN) pick-up their race packets on the day of their race.

There is no parking permitted along the highway portion of the race course. This is an important safety requirement. There will be tow trucks on the road starting at 05:00 AM both Saturday and Sunday mornings. 

Wetsuit rental is available at the park; see below under "Wetsuit Rental" for details.

Lakeside Park is a no-pets park. The Parks Department strictly enforces this.

 All triathlons are color coded:   

1/2 Iron: Red

Olympic: Yellow Cap & Yellow Bib

Sprint: Yellow Cap & Yellow Bib

Try a Tri: Orange Cap & Orange Bib

Youth: Purple Cap & Purple Bib

Saturday, July 16 waves TBA


1/2 IRON RED (1 wave)

Bib #1-250 

Wave #1   7:00AM

Age group 16-69   + All 1/2 Iron Relays 



BIB #251-655

 Wave #1   7:30 AM

Age Group 13-34 #251-384   

Wave #2   7:35 AM

Age Group 35-44 #385-499      

Wave #3   7:40 AM

Age Group 45-54 #500-589   

Wave #4 7:45 am

 Age Group 55-74 #590-655   + All Olympic Relays                    


Running races start time 07:15 AM

½ Marathon: WHITE BIB


Sunday, July 17  2016, Waves TBA



(3 waves)

Bib #656-1000


Wave #1  8:00 AM

Age Group: 12-34 #656-773 

Wave # 2 8:05 AM

Age Group: 35-49 #774-890

 Wave#3 8:10 AM

Age Group: 50-64 #891-1000   + All Sprint Relays 


Try A Tri - Orange Bibs & Orange Caps 

(3 waves)

Bib # 1201-1400

Wave #1 8:20 AM

Age Groups 12-34 #1201-1240   

Wave #2   8:25 AM

Age Group 35-44   #1241-1282  

Wave #3   8:30 AM

AGE GROUP 45-69  #1283-1320



Youth Wave: 08:50 AM  Color purple  

Bib # 1001-1100

(1 wave)

Age group 11-15
One wave for all youth!

Splash N Dash: Starts at noon



ChelanMan is a USAT sanctioned event.
ChelanMan MultiSport Weekend is a production of  the Lake Chelan Multisport Foundation. The multisport weekend is scheduled for July 16 and July 17, 2016. Long Course (Half Iron) and Olympic distance triathlons, and running events are on Saturday. Sprint, Try-a-Tri , Youth, and Children's triathlons are on Sunday.

All events begin and end in Lakeside Park, 1.5 miles west of the City of Chelan on State Route 97A adjacent to The  Lakeside Lodge and Chelan Resort Suites.

All runs and bike routes occur on the south side of Lake Chelan on Hwy 97A, Hwy 971, and Chelan County roads. All roads will remain open to traffic.  You must obey road rules unless otherwise directed.

No day-of-race triathlon registration.
Only running events (Saturday morning) registration and Splash n Dash (Sunday) registration will be allowed the day of race. Triathlon registration usually fills and closes 2-3 weeks before the ChelanMan weekend.

Package Pickup at Lakeside Park:

Friday, July 15 
1 pm — 8 pm
(All Races)

Saturday, July 16
05:30 am — 06:45 am (Runners only)

4 pm-8 pm (Sprint, Try-a-Tri, Youth, and Splash n Dash races)

Packet pickup is required before racking your bike into transition.  

Triathletes will be body marked by volunteers at the transition area on the day of the race. Please allow enough time prior to your start.  Body Marking:  Race number on the left shoulder and left calf;  race age group on the right calf.


No parking is allowed at Lakeside Park. Parking will be available at Ranier Field (see FAQ page for driving directions). Shuttle buses will run back and forth throughout Saturday and Sunday. See shuttle information below. Over 800 athletes will be competing each day - please plan accordingly.

Bike Drop-off Instructions:
Bikes must be racked in transition the night before your race only. Your bike must have your bike number attached before it will be allowed into transition. The bike number is to be mounted on the top tube or down tube of your bike. It must be visible to course marshals. Seat tube placement interferes with visibility. The course marshal has the authority to pull racers over to correct covered up numbers.

You must be wearing your wristband in order to enter the transition area at any time during the weekend. 

Rack your bike after you pick up your race packet.  You will have access to your bike in the morning to set up your transition area.

Bike racking hours:

Friday, July 15 
1 pm to 8 pm
 Long Course and Olympic racers

Saturday, July 16
4 pm to 8 pm
for Sprint, Try-a-Tri, and Youth racers

Security will be provided throughout the night.

Bike Retrieval Instructions:
After your race, you, the athlete, will be allowed entrance into the transition area to get your bike if, and only if, you are wearing your wristband.

Saturday's triathletes need to remove their bikes from the Transition area between 11:30 AM and 3:00 PM so that the bikes for Sunday's racers can be racked. Bikes must be removed from the racks by 3:00 PM.

The shuttle buses will run back and forth, as the buses fill, on Saturday from 5:00 am until 3:30 pm and Sunday from 6:00 am until 1:30pm.  The drop-off and pick-up point near Lakeside Park is at the corner of Terrace Avenue and East Center Street until the races begin.  Then the bus stop will move one block east to the corner of Terrace Avenue and Evergreen Street.

The race venue park is a no-pets park. Please plan accordingly.

Wetsuit rental: For those wanting to purchase or rent a wetsuit, the ChelanMan organizers recommend our friends at  Although the average water temperature at Lake Chelan in late July can exceed 70 degrees, cold water is always a possibility. Also, a triathlon wetsuit offers additional flotation, which can improve your overall swim performance and leave you with more in the tank for your bike and run. will have a booth set up at the expo and will be renting suits on site. To guarentee availability of one of their well-fit, brand-name triathlon wetsuits, they do recommend you order from their website ahead of time. The rental cost is $65.00 and FedEx Ground shipping is only 1 day within WA state. You can direct questions to or give them a call at 360-297-1818.

USA Triathlon and US Track and Field Sanctioning and Insurance:
All events will be conducted with the highest professional standards and race support to ensure athletes are safe and supported. All triathlons are sanctioned and insured by USA Triathlon (USAT).

All triathlons will be draft-free and have USAT certified course officials to ensure safe and fair events. The swim courses will have Red Cross certified lifeguards. The WSDOT-approved bike course will have certified flaggers at major intersections.

ChelanMan Multisport weekend will provide athletes of all abilities an exceptionally safe, accommodating and professionally managed event to celebrate your accomplishments.

Numbering - At registration you will receive a wristband with your race number on it. This will allow you entry into the bike transition area and must be worn at all times during your race.

Run numbers must be worn at all times by athletes while on the run course. It must be placed on the front of the athlete and be visible at all times. Pins are supplied. Race belts are encouraged.

Triathletes: timing chips are worn on your left ankle during the race only. They will be removed at the finish line.

10K and half- marathon runners: your timing chip is embedded in your race bib and is disposable.

Aid Stations:

The Long Course triathlon will have 5 bike aid station opportunities (one that is passed twice, and three others). 

The Olympic distance triathlon will have two bike aid station opportunities (one that is passed twice). 

Sprint and Try-a-Tri will have a single bike aid station at the turn around on the bike. 

Hammer nutrition in bike bottles, water in bike bottles, and Hammer carbohydrate gels will be available.

Long Course, Olympic, Half Marathon, and 10K run aid stations are every 1 to 1.5 miles.

Sprint, Try-a-Tri, and Youth run aid station is near the 1 mile mark and is passed again on your return to the park.

Hammer sports drink, water, carbohydrate gels, and wet sponges are available at each aid station.  Hoses and squirt guns may be available at some stations. If you want to be squirted or soaked, speak up!

Medical Support: There is a medical tent at race start and finish.  Sag wagons are patrolling the course and available to help you.

Bike Support: provided by Arlberg's, Wenatchee, WA

Race Photographers: TBA

Race Timing:
All races are chip-timed by BUDU Race Timing. Timing chips for the traithlons are placed on your ankle. Timing chips will be distributed with your race packet at package pick-up. Triathlon racing chips are returned at the finish line. Athletes are responsible for returning their chips at the end of the race.  Failure to return your assigned chip will result in a $75.00 charge. All inquiries regarding results and post race chip charges should be directed to: BuDuTiming C/O Deanna Muller (206) 920-3983
Note: If you fail to start your race, or do not finish, be sure to make arrangements to return your chip at Lakeside Park registration table. Thank you, Race Management.

Timing chips for the running races (10K and half marathon) are part of your bib and are disposable.

Awards and Athlete Recognition:
All pre-registered athletes receive a tech t-shirt and a custom state-of-the-art finisher's medallion.

AWARDS: Awards for the 10 K run, the half marathon, and the Olympic triathlon will be at approximately 12:00 noon near the packet pick-up area. Awards for the Long Course triathlon will be at approximately 3:00 pm. These times vary; please ask the Race Director or an official for up-to-date information on awards. 

10K 1,2,3 overall male
1,2,3 overall female Master male & master female Grandmaster male & grandmaster female Half marathon
1,2,3 overall male 1,2,3 overall female Master male & master female Grandmaster male & grandmaster female
Sprint triathlon 1,2,3 overall male 1,2,3 overall female Master male & master female Grandmaster male & grandmaster female
Olympic triathlon 1,2,3 overall male 1,2,3 overall female Master male & master female Grandmaster male & grandmaster female
Half iron 1,2,3 overall male 1,2,3 overall female Master male & master female Grandmaster male & grandmaster female
Sprint, Olympic and Half Iron Relay Teams 1st Place in each division. Male, Female and Mixed. Each team member will receive an award
Age groups — awards for top 3 male and female: 15 and under (except half iron), 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35- 39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 & 70+. Overall winners do not also get an age group 1st place award — rolls down to next runner up in age group.

Athlete Checklist

  • USAT Membership Card
  • Photo ID
  • Bike (mandatory per USAT regulations: bar ends in place)
  • Helmet
  • Bike shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Socks
  • Sunglasses
  • Bike gloves
  • Water bottles
  • Tire pump
  • Anti-chafing product
  • Spare tubes
  • Directions/course maps
  • CO2 cartridges
  • Tools
  • Wetsuit
  • Swim cap
  • Goggles
  • Swim suit / triathlon suit
  • Running shoes
  • Cap/visor
  • Towel
  • Socks