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Tupelo Sprint Triathlon

Sat April 27, 2024 Tupelo, MS 38804 US Directions


Tupelo Sprint Triathlon

8:00AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT

Triathlon Relay

8:00AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT


692 N Veteran's Memorial Blvd
Tupelo, MS US 38804


Who: adult triathlon

What: triathlon (300 meter pool swim/11 mile road bike/ 5k run)

Where: Tupelo Aquatic Center

Fee schedule: $60 New Year's Day

1/2-2/28 ($75)

3/1-3/31 ($80)


4/16-4/22 ($100)

race start 8 AM

Race Contact Info

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Transition Layout

This year, one big change is moving the transition area to the East side of the Aquatic Center.  This is by the JT Neely building. This will greatly enhance the finish line experience as well. 



1. Do I have to wear a helmet? Yes. You will not be allowed to compete without a helmet. Please see rules on the left.

2. Do I have to wear a swimcap? No. Swim caps are optional at this race. Please bring your own.

3. Will there be any aide stations? There will be 1 water stop halfway through the run. Please put a water bottle on your bike.

4. Will there be SAG vehicles? There will be a vehicle following the last cyclist.

5. What if I need to withdraw from the race while it is going on? Notify the race director (Jake or Aaron) immediately and turn in your chip.

6. Will the race be chip timed? Yes.

7. How do we start? Time trial start with one triathlete leaving "in water" every 10 seconds. You will be lined up according to your estimated swim time.

8. What happens if I am not an annual USAT member? You pay and sign a one-day license. NO EXCEPTIONS!!

9. Does every member of a relay have to be a USAT member? Yes.

10. Will the roads be completely closed to traffic? No.

11. Are headphones allowed? No.

12. Can friends and family cheer me along the race? YES!!! bring them all!

13. Can I hold onto a lane rope or edge of the pool while I am swimming? Yes. As long as it does not give you forward progress, it is legal and you will not be disqualified

14. Can I pee in the pool? No.

15. Will I be required to pay to enter the aquatic center on race day? No, but your friends and family that come to watch you in the water will have to pay. (Aquatic center rules)

16. Do we dive from the starting block? No. You will start off the wall in the water

17. Is there a t-shirt/jacket deadline? YES.  Anybody registering after April 6th is NOT guaranteed a tshirt/jacket.  We will have SOME extra's that will be available on first come first serve basis. 


1. Helmets: Only helmets approved by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) may be used in USAT sanctioned events. Helmets must be worn at all times while on your bike. This means before, during, and after the event.
Penalty: Disqualification

2. Chin Straps: Chin straps must be buckled at all times when on a bicycle. DO NOT unbuckle your chin strap unless you are off your bicycle. 
Penalty: Disqualification on the course; Variable time penalty in transition area only.

3. Outside Assistance: No assistance other than that offered by race and medical officials may be used. Triathlons and duathlons are individual tests of fitness. 
Penalty: Variable time penalty

4. Transition Area: All equipment must be placed in the properly designated and individually assigned bike corral. The wheel of the bicycle must be down on the side of the assigned space. All participants must return their bicycles to an upright position in their designated bicycle corral. No person shall interfere with another participant’s equipment or impede the progress of another participant. All bar ends must be solidly plugged. No participant shall bring ANY glass containers into the transition area. 
Penalty: Variable time penalty

5. Drafting: Drafting--keep at least three bike lengths of clear space between you and the cyclist in front. If you move into the zone, you must pass within 15 seconds. Position--keep to the right hand side of the lane of travel unless passing. Blocking--riding on the left side of the lane without passing anyone and interfering with other cyclists attempting to pass. Overtaken--once passed, you must immediately exit the draft zone from the rear, before attempting to pass again. 
Penalty: Variable time penalty

6. Course: All competitors are required to follow the prescribed course and to stay within all coned lanes. Cutting the course is an obvious violation and going outside the course is a safety issue. Cyclists shall not cross a solid yellow center line for ANY reason. Cyclists must obey all applicable traffic laws at all times. 
Penalty: Referee's discretion

7. Unsportsmanlike-Like Conduct: Foul, harsh, argumentative or abusive language or other unsportsmanlike conduct directed at race officials, USA Triathlon officials, volunteers, spectators or fellow athletes is forbidden. 
Penalty: Disqualification

8. Headphones: Headphones, headsets, walkmans, ipods, mp3 players, or personal audio devices, etc. are not to be carried or worn at any time during the race. 
Penalty: Variable time penalty

9. Race numbers: All athletes are required to wear race numbers at all times during the run. Numbers must face the front and be clearly visible at all times. Numbers may not be cut or folded or altered in any way. DO NOT transfer your number to any other athlete or take a number from an athlete that is not competing. 
Penalty: Variable time penalty for missing or altered number, Disqualification and one year suspension from membership in USAT for transferring a number without race director permission.

10. Wetsuits: Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wetsuit 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 wetsuit at their own discretion, provided, however that participants who wears a wetsuit within such temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Above 84 degrees, wetsuits are prohibited.

11. Abandonment: All personal equipment and belongings taken out onto the course must stay on the athlete the entire time. No garbage, clothing, etc. shall be thrown on the course. 
Penalty: Variable time penalty

Beginner's Guide

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Schedule of Events

Friday April 26

5-7 PM: Packet Pickup at Trails and Treads

3870 Market Center Drive Suite #200

Tupelo, MS 38804

Saturday April 27

6:00 AM - transition opens

6:30 AM - packet pickup, body marking, and chip handout begins

7:00-7:45 AM - Pool open for warmups and/or bathroom (there are other bathrooms close by)

7:45 AM - everyone out of pool for pre-race meeting on pool deck (line up in numerical order)

8:00 AM - Race start

10:30ish - Awards ceremony at race site


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