The following rules are for your safety and enjoyment. Failure to comply with any of the rules will result in penalties or immediate disqualification. Instructions on your acceptance letter and at the pre-race briefing supersede any or all of the following rules.
American Memorial Triathlon Rules & Regulations
- Maximum time allowed for 0.5 mile swim is 30 min.
- Competitors will be numbered on arms and thighs prior to the swim.
- Failure to immediately notify a race official if you do not complete the swim will disqualify you from participating in any future events.
- Individuals will be in the first wave. Team swimmers will be in the second wave.
- Drafting is not allowed. A space of three (3) bike lengths must be maintained between riders. You may enter the space of less than 3 bike lengths only to overtake another biker. If you cannot pass within fifteen (15) seconds, you must drop back. If you are passed, it is your responsibility to immediately drop back to a distance of 3 bike lengths.
- A bike frame number must be attached to the front of the top tube and must be clearly visible at all times.
- A bike helmet (ANSI, SNELL or USCF approved) is mandatory during the entire bike race.
- Contestants must ride on the right side of the road at all times.
- Run on the right of the road at all times.
- Contestants must wear their run number on their front were it is clearly visible at all times. Folding or cutting number is prohibited.
The American Memorial Triathlon is an athletic event that combines a 1/2 mile swim, a 16-mile bicycle ride, and a 4-mile run. Participants in the AMT exemplifiy a healthy, active lifestyle. It is an educational activity that promotes proper nutrition and exercise as a means to a more productive and invigorating lifestyle for both local residents and visitors. Celebrating its 16th year, the AMT is a fun event for racers, family and friends.
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Support & first aid along the route
Safety first! Hydration stations, First Aid volunteers, family members, and friends will be monitoring your progress and overall condition throughout the race. Be alert and ask for help if you need it.