How much does registration cost?
Can I participate in a relay with a friend or two?
Yes, you can have a two or three person relay team (One person can do two legs and one person does other leg or three people each do one leg). Relays can be any mix of ages.
What age do you have to be to participate?
She Tris allows athletes as young as 10 years old to participate. You must be 10 years old on or prior to June 4, 2016.
If I signed up as an individual, how do I transfer my registration to a relay?
What should I wear for the event?
Clothing can vary depending on your budget. A bathing suit, running shoes, a pair of shorts, and a moisture wicking shirt are all you need to get you through the event. Triathlon shorts are nice to have but not required. Tri shorts are worn for all three sports so you don’t have to change your clothing. They have less padding than regular bike shorts. Tri shorts are designed to dry quickly and be comfortable when you run and they do not feel like a diaper. All participants must wear a helmet for the bike portion of the race. Your helmet must be buckled before you leave transition. For basic gear tips, please visit our Getting Started page. Also, check out the Transition Checklist for a full list of what to bring on event day.
what kind of bike do i need to participate?
New or used is fine! A road or hybrid bike is the best for cycling on the road. A mountain bike or beach cruiser will be adequate, but you will work very hard to pedal. If your budget is limited, use your old bike or your neighbor's bike that is sitting in the garage (but get it checked out by a pro first), this will do to get you going. You do not need a brand new bike to get started. You do need to put the appropriate pressure in your tires each time you ride your bike.
can i wear headphones?
According to USAT rules no headphones are allowed on the course. Don’t let this stop you from loudly singing your favorite tunes!
can spectators view each sport?
Yes, of course! The best place to spectate is outside of the transition area, where you can see your athlete transition through the sports. Spectators can view the bike course from the sidewalks on Civitas and North Civitas Streets. Spectators can cheer on their runner from Ponsbury Road on the east side of the street and Sowell Street on the south side (opposite side than the runners).
How do I purchase photos of the event?
What if there is inclement weather?
Races are rain or shine unless we determine that race conditions are dangerous. If the race is cancelled there will be no refunds. This position is consistent with USAT recommendations and with the protocol of sharing the risks associated with the sport of triathlon. In the event of inclement weather, Acts of God, or unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any/all portions of the race. Each athlete must accept any such risk of their entry fee paid including other amenities paid for such as t-shirts, insurance, and online administrative fees. All fees collected are used to develop and produce the event, including all race supplies.
What should I do when I arrive on event day?
If you have not already picked up your packet, you will need to arrive between 5:45 and 7:10 am to do so. Next, you will proceed to pick up your chip and get body marked. Then set up your bike in transition according to your event number. All transition items should be set up to the right of your bike. There will be plenty of volunteers on hand to help you, point you in the right direction, and answer your questions.
How do I figure out my swim time?
The purpose of the Swim Pace Estimator is for you to time and rank your swim time based on your individual ability. You can classify yourself based on numbers 10-1. 10 is crazy fast and 1 is complete beginner. The purpose of ranking yourself properly is to give everyone an equal opportunity to swim at their desired pace for the entire swim. You'll submit your number when you register for the event, and are able to change your number before the event when you improve while training.
What if I get behind someone in the swim who I need to pass?
If you need to pass the swimmer in front of you during the swim, tap the swimmer in front of you on the foot gently. When they get to the end of the lane they may stop and let you pass.
What if someone is behind me in the swim and I am slowing them down?
The person behind you should tap you of the foot telling you they would like to pass you. You can be courteous and wait at the end of the lane for them to go by you and then continue on your swim.
can my friend pick up my packet?
You must pick up your own packet in person with a government issued ID and USAT card (if applicable).
Can I get a refund?
Sorry, no refunds are given for any reason. If you cannot make this years event, you may transfer to next years She Tris Sprint Triathlon if notification is given more than 3 weeks prior to the event. Your registration may only be transferred/deferred once.
Can I transfer my registration to another person?
Transferring a registration to another person is not allowed. Considerable effort goes into producing such an event and funds are expended and applied in good faith based on a registration. Thank you very much for your understanding of this policy.
what is tri it for life?
Tri It For Life is a women's only triathlon group that was started in Charlotte in 2008. It now operates in multiple cities in North Carolina and we're happy to have the first South Carolina TIFL group right here in Charleston. TIFL is focused on the journey to fitness through a unique program involving athletes and mentors. The 12-week training program starts in March and culminates at She Tris. The mentors coach and encourage new triathletes at numerous members-only swim clinics, bicycle rides and runs during the program. Mentor registration is closed for the 2016 season, but we are still accepting athletes! Visit the TIFL website to learn more and register.