Eagle Sprint Triathlon FAQ
Q: Is the Eagle Sprint Triathlon USAT Sanctioned?
A: No. The Eagle Sprint Triathlon is used as a fundraiser for students to get development opportunities outside of FGCU. Sanctioning the race takes away from the profit generated for the students and Campus Recreation is not willing to do that.
Q: What are the course distances?
A: Swim Course .25miles (400 meters); Bike Course 9.4 Miles; Run Course 3 miles; Duathlon run course is just over one mile.
Q: Why did the Bike and Run Courses change from a couple of years ago?
A: The bike and run courses changed this year because of a new permitting process required by Lee County. We would have had to shut down one lane of 7 miles worth of county roads. The cost for that was too high. We did not have to do that if we contained the courses to the campus so we chose that route instead of cancelling the race.
Q: Where are the restrooms?
A: There are four porter-potties near the Waterfront Building and the Swim and Duathlon Start. The Alico Arena lobby is also open for use.
Q: If I am on a relay team do I have to pass my bib number and chip to my teammate in the transition area?
A: Yes. Your timing will be done incorrectly if both the bib number and chip are not worn at all times by the team member that is on each course.
Q: Can I run on the sidewalk on the Run Course?
A: Yes. Bikers are not permitted on the sidewalk but runners are.
Q: Is the Bike Course a double loop?
A: There is a portion of the bike course that athletes will be required to do twice. The entire course is not a full and true double loop. Look at your map that was in your packet and the part of the race that needs to be covered twice is specifically marked with a red box. There will be a variable message board sign that indicates instructions for both mile six and mile nine. At mile six, continue straight. At mile nine, turn right.
Q: Where will race results be posted?
A: Race results will be posted on Alta Vista Sports’ website and the Eagle Sprint Triathlon blog in a few days.
Q: Is there an event photographer?
A: Yes. Campus Recreation marketing students will be taking photos throughout the event. Those photos will be posted on the “Eagle Sprint Triathlon” page on Facebook in the coming weeks. Please like the page and check out the photos.
Q: Why did I have to get Body Marked?
A: You were marked on your arms so race officials can identify you from afar. You were marked on your calves so athletes behind you know what age group you are in.
Q: Is the race wet suit legal?
Q: What is the temperature in the lake?
A: It has been between 76-79 degrees over the past two weeks.
Q: Do I need to wear a helmet?
A: Yes, helmets are required per race rules. Helmets must be worn at all times you are on your bike, including warm-ups and cool downs. You are risking being penalized if you are on your bike without your helmet on at any time.
Q: Can I wear headphones?
A: You are not allowed to wear headphones because the volunteers will not be able to effectively communicate with you. You are risking being penalized if you have headphones in at any time.
Q: Can I shower and change after the race anywhere?
A: There is nowhere for athletes to shower after the race. Athletes are free to change in the porter-potties or in the Alico Arena restrooms.
Q: Where can I put my stuff?
A: Please leave all belongings not necessary for racing in your vehicle for safety. You can put your bike in the transition area after you have been body marked.
Q: What if there is an emergency?
A: EMS is on site as are many Campus Recreation employees trained in first aid and CPR. University Police is on site on the bike course to help keep athletes away from moving traffic.
Q: Are there aid stations on the course?
A: There is an aid station at the turnaround on run and bike courses. Our final aid station is located at the 3-way stop at Lake Parkway East and Lake Parkway West.