Rolf Prima Tri at the Grove
Cottage Grove, OR
Cottage Grove Lake
July 25, 2015
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Join Best in the West events for the 5th annual Rolf Prima Tri at the Grove on July 25, 2015 in Cottage Grove, Oregon.
On site registration available
Friday- packet pickup at Rolf Prima in Eugene
Saturday- on site at Lakeside park
This is a USA Triathlon Sanctioned event and a Triathlete Magazine pick as one of the top 22 triathlons in the USA in 2013.
Set at scenic Cottage Grove lake, the Rolf Prima Tri at the Grove offers both Sprint and Olympic courses, a beautiful lake setting, an amazing low-traffic ride in scenic rural Oregon, and a smooth run through towering evergreens. Camp lakeside or select a nearby hotel.
Schedule of Events
24 July (Friday) at Rolf Prima in Eugene (map). *New Location
- Packet Pickup: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm [Remember, No ID, No packet, No exceptions]
- Pre-race questions / briefing: 5:30 pm
- Pro Panel seminar: 6:00 pm
- Transition Demonstration: 6:30 pm
- Snacks, drinks & Expo: 4:00pm - 7:00 pm
- (Family and friends are welcome to attend the Pre-race social on Friday)
25 July (Saturday) at Lakeside Park, Cottage Grove Lake (map).
- Packet Pick-up: 5:30 am - 7:30 am [No ID, no packet, no exceptions]
- Transition Opens: 6:00 am
- Sprint course wave #1 at 8:00 am [see waves below]
- Olympic course wave #1 at 8:25 am
- Food, massage and mini-expo: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Awards and prizes: post race
- Transition closes: 2:00 pm
Wave Start Times
8:00 AM - Sprint men
8:03 AM - Sprint relay teams
8:06 AM - Sprint women
8:25 AM - Olympic men
8:28 AM - Olympic relay
8:31 AM - Olympic women
Registration is closed
** Categories and Age Groups
Athena (women 150 lbs and over)
Clydesdale (men 200 lbs and over)
19 & Under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64,
65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85 & Over
*Age group placement is determined by the age of a competitor on 12/31/2014
Youngsters (any combination of three athletes with a total combined team age of 57 years).
Whippersnappers (any combination of three athletes with a total combined team age of 58 to 135 years).
Experienced (any combination of three athletes with a total combined team age of 136 years or more).
PACKET PICK UP:
Relay Teams: As a relay team member finishes a leg, he/she hands off the team's timing chip to the next team member in the transition zone. IMPORTANT NOTE FOR RELAY TEAMS: Each relay team member
must personally present their own photo ID at packet pickup to obtain their respective portion of the chip packet contents as well as their swag bags.
Identification on Race Day: Please remember to bring your photo identification and USAT membership card (if you are a USAT member) to packet pickup. USAT rules clearly state, "NO ID, NO RACE."
Relay team members must personally present their own photo ID at packet pickup to obtain their respective portion of the chip packet contents as well as their own swag bags.
USAT wet suit policy
Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wet suit without
penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water
temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater
than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants
may wear a wet suit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for
prizes or awards. Age group participants shall not wear wet suits in water
temperatures equal to or greater than 84 degrees Fahrenheit. The wetsuit policy
for elite athletes shall be determined by the USAT Athletes Advisory Council. Effective January 1, 2013, any swimmer wearing a wetsuit with a thickness measured in any part greater than 5 millimeters shall be disqualified.
USA Triathlon Sanctioning
USA Triathlon is the national governing body for the sports of triathlon, duathlon, winter triathlon and aquathlon in the United States. Participation in a USAT sanctioned event means the event director has the proper permits in place, liability and athlete excess medical insurance coverage and the event plan has met the standard of organization required. USA Triathlon provides rules, guidance and governance to set the standard for safe and fair multi-sport races.
Questions? For more information, please log onto the event website or email
the race director at: email@example.com
Registrations may be rolled to the next year or another Best in the West Event production. You must notify the race no later than 4 weeks to race day.
A USA Triathlon (USAT) membership is required. You will be able to purchase a one day or one year membership during registration
Sprint Course: 750m swim | 12 mile bike | 5k run Olympic Course: 1,500m swim | 25 mile bike | 10k run.
Athletes will begin the USAT-sanctioned Sprint and Olympic-distance courses with a swim in Cottage Grove Lake that begins and finishes at the Lakeside Park boat ramp. The bike course takes participants through the scenic rural London area of Lane County and returns to Lakeside Park along the north side of Cottage Grove Lake. The race ends with a 5k or 10k run course on a closed, private road along the south side of the lake with the finish back at Lakeside Park.
WATER TEMPERATUREIn a normal year, the surface water temperature (top 12-18 inches) should be in the 72-75F range at Cottage Grove Lake. We will announce the water temperature on race day approximately one hour prior to the start.
Please note: THERE IS NO EVENT PARKING AT THE LAKESIDE PARK BOAT RAMP AREA.
Event parking is very close to the boat ramp area, but access to the parking area is located off of Reservoir Road to the north of Lakeside Park. Watch for signs and volunteers directing you to the parking area entrance/exit road.
Directions to Lakeside Park from I-5:
- From north (Eugene):
Take I-5 South to exit 172 (S. 6th St./Cottage Grove Lake) Left on S. 6th St. Continue on London Road for approx. 4+ miles. Watch for signs. Turn left onto Cottage Grove Reservoir Road (follow signs and volunteer instructions). Turn right at entrance to parking lot (volunteer will direct you).
- From south (Roseburg):
Take I-5 north to exit 170 to merge onto OR-99 N/Hwy 99 N toward Cottage Grove (2.8 mi). Turn right onto Latham Rd. Turn right onto London Rd. Continue on London Road for approx. 4+ miles. Watch for signs. Turn left onto Cottage Grove Reservoir Road (follow signs and volunteer instructions). Turn right at entrance to parking lot (volunteer will direct you).
Awards will be presented after the completion of the Sprint distance race and
after the completion of the Olympic distance race. The post-race raffle will take place at the completion of the Olympic distance race
awards. You must be present to win.