Sunday 15th September 2019
Belle Fourche Reservoir: 185173 Fisherman's Rd., Belle Fourche, United States
Black Hills State University located in beautiful Spearfish, SD is pleased to host the Women's Collegiate Triathlon West Regional Qualifier and Club Invitiational at Rocky Point Recreation Area, Belle Fourche Reservoir.
Located 20 miles from the city of Spearfish, Belle Fourche Reservoir is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The venue is used for multiple sporting activities, including road races, triathlons, archery, water activities and winter sports. The reservoir has 8,040 water surface acres, 6,694 land acres and 58 miles of shorline.
Average air temperatures in September are a high of 78 and low of 49 degrees. The fresh water reservoir averages 70-74 degrees throughout the month of September.
2019 West Region Qualifier
Rocky Point Recreation Area Belle Fourche, SD
September 15, 2019
All race activities on September 15th will take place at Rocky Point Recreation Area. The mandatory athletes meeting will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14th at 5pm at Black Hills State University Donald Young Center, room #214.
Race Location Address:
Rocky Point Recreation Area
18513 Fishermans Road
Belle Fourche, SD 57717
On race day, parking attendants will direct vehicles to the low water boat ramp parking area starting at 6:00am. There will be no parking available at the East boat ramp where the transition area and expo will be set up.
It is highly recommended that spectators arrive at the park prior to the 8:00am closure of roads. Spectators arriving after 8:00am will be directed to offsite parking and shuttled in by golf cart. There is no guarantee that individuals parking offsite will be shuttled into the park in time to watch the race start.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, September 14th Rocky Point Recreation Area
2:00pm-4:00pm Athlete venue preview and course familiarization
Courses will not be closed to traffic at this time, please use caution when previewing the course.
Black Hills State University
4:30pm-5:00pm Tours of Athletic Facilities Offered-Donald E Young Cntr.
5:00pm Mandatory Athletes’ Meeting and Packet Pick-up- BHSU Young Center- Room #214
Must bring your USAT Membership and Photo ID, Timing Chips Distributed on Race Morning
Sunday, September 15th
8:30am Women’s Collegiate Regional Qualifier race start
10:45am Men’s open & club race start
Race Day Schedule
6:30am Transition area opens (both waves)
7am-12pm Race expo opens
7:45am Pre-race warmups begin
8:00am Road closures; no vehicles allowed- cart shuttles begin
8:15am National Anthem, Color Guard Presentation, Athlete Introductions
8:30am Women’s Collegiate Regional Qualifier Race Start
10:00am Post race refreshments for athletes and volunteers
10:15am Transition open for bike removal
10:15am Race course open to vehicle traffic
10:30am Awards Ceremony for Regional Qualifier
10:45am Men’s open and club race starts
11:00am Race course closed to vehicle traffic for second wave
12:15pm Transition open for bike removal & race course open to traffic
12:30pm Awards Ceremony for open wave
Saturday, Sept. 14th ROCKY POINT RECREATION AREA
2:00pm-4:00pm Course Preview and Familiarization
Rocky Point Recreation Area has graciously offered the use of their beautiful venue for our event, please note that this park is an active fishing area. On Saturday there will be park visitors driving vehicles and watercraft. Please take caution while previewing the course and adhere to the rules of the road.
Athletes and spectators visiting the park outside designated course preview times will be expected to pay a $6 park entry fee and will swim, bike, or run at their own risk.
Swim Course Information
750M counterclockwise loop (1 lap)
Water temperature 72 degrees as of 8/29/2019
Deep water Start
Boat ramp will be carpeted at the swim exit for smooth run to T1
Bike Course Information
20K bike course (4 laps)
Lap out rule in effect
Athletes take a right onto main road and immediately begin their first lap with a small loop though the campground and exit out onto the straight away of the main road. The far turn around will be located at the information booth at the entrance to the campground. At end of the fourth lap athletes make a 90 degree right turn into transition area.
Run Course Information
5K run course (2 laps out and back)
Water station at the turn around, athletes will hit it twice during the 5K run.
Athletes take a right out of transition onto the main road, run through the campground loop, and upon exiting the loop take another right turn to begin the first of two out & back laps. At the conclusion of the first lap, athletes will run through the campground loop again and take the right turn to begin their second lap. At the end of the second lap, athletes take a right onto the main road then a left hand turn into the finish area, which is located in the same lot as transition.
Black Hills State University
1200 University St., Unit 9403, Spearfish
Phone: (701) 240-1485