Frequently Asked Questions
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Will bike racks be available?
Yes! The bike racks are shared with other participants. Our bike racks fit up to 8 bikes per rack.
Where are the routes?
The swim portion of our race will take place in the University of Mississippi’s Turner Center indoor pool.
The bike route will be along Old Taylor Road, it includes some curves and hills.
The run route will wind through the University of Mississippi campus, and has some minor elevation changes.
What are the distances of each route?
The swim is 440 meters.
The bike route is 22 kilometers.
The run is 5 kilometers.
What is the race start time?
Will I have a chance to warm up?
Yes! Our pool in the University of Mississippi’s Turner Center building will be available for your use from 7 AM – 7:30 AM on the day of the race, as well as during packet pickup on Saturday the 6th from 5 – 7 PM. There is also some green space around the Turner Center for your use.
Where is the finish line?
The finish line will be beside the Turner Center building on University of Mississippi campus.
Are there change rooms and showers I may use?
Yes! You may use the change rooms and showers in the Turner Center building. The lockers in the change rooms are reserved by students, and will not be available to race participants. Participants may leave belongings in the change rooms, however we are not responsible for lost or stolen items
Will food be available?
Complimentary Beagle Bagel bagels and coffee will be available to participants before and after the race.
Can I wear my race bib wherever I choose?
Race bibs must be worn on your chest.
Will there be water stations along the route?
Yes! Please see the routes page for a map of where the water stations are located. There are two water stations along the run route and one water station in the transition area. We encourage you to bring water on your bike for your consumption during the bike portion of the race.
When is packet pickup?
Packet pickup will be available the evening before the race, Saturday the 6th from 5 – 8 PM in the Turner Center building.
You may also pick up your packet the morning of the race, though we encourage you to pick it up the evening before for a faster check in process!
Do I have to be present to pick up my packet, or can someone else pick it up for me?
You need to be present to pick up your packet.
What do I need to have with me to pick up my packet?
You’ll need government issued photo ID & your USAT membership proof. If you do not have a USAT membership, you would have been prompted at registration to purchased a 1-day USAT license. In this case you’ll need to bring your government issued photo ID, and we’ll have a list with names of those who purchased a 1-day license, you will not need to bring proof of that.
May I register on the day of the race?
There are absolutely NO RACE DAY REGISTRATIONS!
Where can I park? Is parking paid?
Parking on University of Mississippi campus is free on weekends, so you will not need to pay for parking on the day of the race, or the day before for packet pick up. Please see the routes page for where to park.
What happens if the event is canceled due to weather?
If weather poses a threat for race day, we will notify all participants and make a final call by Friday at 10pm. In case of heavy rain, we will reduce the race to a Biathlon (swim/run). No refunds will be given.