July 16, 2017 – Bluewater Valley, NE
The Omaha Triathlon has found a new home at Bluewater in Valley, Nebraska! A beautiful clear sand bottom lake with an average depth of 42.5ft. The 8th Annual Omaha Triathlon features a sandy beach start and finish with a short run to transition along the shore. The bike and run courses are both extremely scenic, flat and fast. You won’t want to miss the chance for a VIP experience in a pristine lake and venue. Join us in 2017 for the Omaha Triathlon classic has turned Bluewater!
This event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon (USAT). All USAT-sanctioned races require you to have a current USAT membership. If you don’t have an annual USAT membership, (only $50 per year), you can purchase a single day USAT pass for $15.
The Olympic distance is our main course for this event. Register as an individual or as a team. The distances consist of a 1500m swim, a 40km bike, and a 10K run. Athletes will do two laps.
SWIM – 1500 Meters, just under one mile.
BIKE – The bike course is a 40km, out-and-back, fast course.
RUN – 10K run.
TEAM EVENTS – The Olympic distance triathlon is open for team registration. Teams may have either two or three athletes participate.
The sprint distance is 1/2 the distance of the olympic. The sprint swim waves start immediately folloing the olympic waves. Both the sprint and olympic race courses run concurrently. Athletes will do one lap for sprint distance.
SWIM – 750m (1/2 mile)
BIKE – 20km bike
RUN – 5K run
Virtual Race Bag/Athlete Guide and Race Briefings: The Omaha Triathlon no longer requires mandatory race briefings. All participants receive a virtual race bag containing all the necessary information to prepare for race day the week of the event. It is the responsibility of each participant to review the information and the event schedule. This includes information on their wave start times, transition, courses, USA Triathlon rules, and other useful event information.
Packet Pickup / Registration:
Each participant picks up their race packet at the designed location on Saturday, July 15 (Location TBA). Since we use an online registration system, we should have record of 1 Day USAT membership purchases, Annual Membership purchases, and current USAT members.
If we don’t have the record of this information, we will ask you to provide documentation and/or sign a USAT waiver. Teams usually fall into this category because one person signs up the team.
Annual USAT members will need to show a current USA Triathlon Membership Card and a Photo ID to the Registration Staff. If either the participant fails to bring a current card or does not have a current USA Triathlon Member Card, a $15 USA Triathlon Fee is required to participate in the triathlon. If you purchased a $15 USA Triathlon single day membership, we should have that information at registration. Only annual memberships receive a member number from USA Triathlon.
Practice Swim and Bike Drop-off:
Get ready to race and take a dip. Drop off your bike between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. (times may change slightly) on Saturday, July 15 at BlueWater and follow that with a practice swim on the 1500m swim course (2 p.m. to 4 p.m. only). Separate registration is required in advance for $15 or $20 on the event day.
Race Day: Transition opens at 6 a.m. and closes shortly before 7:30 a.m. Race start is scheduled promptly at 7:30 a.m. Waves will be 3 to 5 minutes apart. The Athlete Guide will be sent by email closer to the event with any updates and changes to the official event schedule.