SoleMan Triathlon

Race FAQ

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Registration QuestionsGeneral Race QuestionsSwim Course QuestionsBike Course QuestionsRun Course QuestionsRelay Questions, Packet Pickup Questions, or Post-Race Questions.


Registration Questions

I never got the pre-race email, what how do I get that information?

The 206 Soleman Triathlon pre-race email will be linked here, once it is sent.


General Race Questions

I heard you sent out emails with detailed preparation information about the race, but I missed those emails. How can I find them?

Those emails will be linked here as they are sent out:

Are there any course cut-off times?

There are no cut-off times on the swim, bike, or the run courses, or on the race overall.

Can I use/wear headphones during the race?

Headphones are not allowed during any portion of the race, per USAT guidelines.

How are ages for the age groups calculated?

Ages are calculated according to the USAT guidelines, stating: All age group athletes must participate and compete in the age group division corresponding to the athlete’s age on December 31 of the year of the event.

Can you tell me what wave I will be in?

Wave start times will be published as soon as possible.  However, it is difficult to publish wave start times in too far in advance of the start of the race, without an accurate count of race participants.  Having an accurate count on participants allows us to combine categories as efficiently as possible and therefore have the most economical number of waves which means that everyone will get out on to the race course more quickly.


Swim Course Questions

Can I pre-swim the course?

No, unfortunately the lake is on private property and is not an area that is open for public swimming.  We’re fortunate to be able to use this property for the race, so we respectfully request that participants of the race adhere to the no swimming rule and do not pre-swim the lake prior to race day.  There will be time, prior to the start of the race, on Saturday morning for a swim warm-up in the lake.

Can I wear a wetsuit during the swim?

Yes, the use of a wetsuit during the swim is both allowed and encouraged as long as it adheres to the USAT guidelines.

Can I use a snorkel during the swim? What about fins or paddles?

Because the use of a snorkel is actually a hindrance to swimming ability, the use of a snorkel is allowed during the race. However, because the use of fins or paddles would provide an advantage, both fins and paddles are not permitted during the race.

If I am allergic to Latex, can I wear your swim caps?

Nope, our swim caps are Latex caps. If you are allergic to Latex, please wear your own swim cap; it is okay if your cap color does not match the color of your assigned swim wave.


Bike Course Questions

I heard the loop is great, can I pre-ride it?

Yes, the loop is on river road  and we request that if you do pre-ride the bike course, that you adhere to the rules of the road.  We also request that you wave to the locals along way.

Is there an aid station on the bike course?

Yes, there will be an aid station providing bottles of water just past the middle of the loop.  This is at approximately 6 miles into the bike course.

How many laps are there on the bike course?

There is one lap for participants completing the Sprint distance.


Run Course Questions

Is there an aid station on the run course?

There will be aid stations at approximately mile 0.0, mile 1.5, mile 2.4 on lap one, as well as mile 3.1, mile 4.6, and mile 5. These aid stations will provide water.

How many laps are there on the run course?

There is one lap for participants completing the Sprint distance.


Relay Questions

As of right now, we are not including relays in the Soleman.  This may change in future races.


Packet Pickup Questions

Oh, no!  I suddenly cannot attend the expo, can someone else pick-up my race packet?

Unfortunately, due to the USAT insurance requirements, only you may pick-up your race packet. We need to verify your ID, as well as have you personally sign additional waivers for USAT and Camerons Shoes.

If you cannot pick-up your packet on Friday, you must pay $5 for VIP packet pick-up on race morning. If you have not pre-paid for VIP packet pick-up with your registration, you must bring $5 (cash or check, only) with you on race morning.

If you arrive at VIP packet pick-up on race morning without the fee in-hand or having pre-paid, you will not be allowed to race.

My t-shirt does not fit the way I expected, can I exchange it for a different size?

If there are t-shirts remaining after all participants have picked-up their race materials, you may exchange your t-shirt. Please visit the registration tent on race day to exchange your t-shirt. And don’t forget to bring the t-shirt you want to exchange with you!


Post-Race Questions

I accidentally brought my timing chip home with me, what should I do?

Please return timing chips to: Cajun Timing, Attn: Soleman Triathlon, 16851 Jefferson Hwy, Suite 3C Baton Rouge, LA 70817

I wasn’t able to stay for the awards ceremony, can I have my award mailed to me?

Click here to request your award.

2017 Soleman Location

Dont forget to stay tuned for the latest on the race, post race events, and course/weather conditions. And remember, a towel and change of clothes are highly recommended!

1791 Hwy 75
Sunshine, LA 70780

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