Q: What is the average water temperature on race day?
A: 71 degrees.
Q: Should I wear a wetsuit?
A: Wetsuits are neither required nor discouraged. The decision is strictly a personal judgment call. Some triathletes wear wetsuits because they feel it makes them more buoyant in the water. Others choose not to wear wetsuits because they believe that taking them off adds to their transition time.
Q: I am a novice, tell me about the course.
A: The Fairmont Triathlon caters to novice and intermediate athletes.
The swim course delineated by foam noodles and large buoys. The entire swim course is protected by both motorized and non-motorized watercraft. Athletes may hang on to flotation devices or boats to rest, but may not use the devices to make forward progress.
The bike course is well marked with road paint and law enforcement or volunteers staff every corner and the turn-around. The bike course takes place on paved county roads and sees little auto traffic, however the course is not closed to traffic so please exercise the same caution you would on any bike ride.
The run route is a loop, following paved trails and roads with two water stops. The course will be marked with markers and law enforcement or volunteers will control all major intersections. Again, this is not a closed course so please be aware of auto traffic.
Q: Where can I register?
A: Online registration is available at AllSportCentral.com. Mail-in registration forms can be downloaded from the Registration page. Forms are also available at the following locations in Fairmont: The Bicycle Shoppe, Fairmont CER Office at Fairmont Elementary School, Cutting Edge Fitness, Anytime Fitness, and the Fairmont Chamber of Commerce. Same day registration is available at Gomsrud Park on Friday evening before the race and on race day. Please note, the Fairmont Triathlon is limited to 400 participants, so online registration is encouraged. For more information on registration, please see the Registration page.
Q: When is packet pick-up? Body marking? Transition area open?
A: Packet pick-up: Friday night from 4-7 pm and Saturday morning from 6-8 am.
Body Marking: Saturday morning from 6-8 am.
The participant only transition area opens at 6 am and closes at 8:15 am.
Q: How can I help? (Sponsors and Volunteers)
A: The Fairmont Triathlon Planning Team is always looking for financial contributors and volunteers.
If you are interested and need more information about sponsorships click here, please contact Phil Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 507-235-9115.
If you are interested in volunteering your time and talents, please contact Dick Gerhardt at email@example.com or 507-236-1104.