All 2015 complimentary entries and discounted race entry fees are not eligible for a triathlon deferral. Only individual entries are eligible for the deferral program. Deferrals are only one year; the consecutive year after the athlete first registered. Participants are not automatically deferred to 2016. In order to be eligible they must use the race link prior to 2015 race day. If a participant picks up their race packet they will not be eligible for the race deferral program.
All registrants have a responsibility in 2016 to contact the race office (Kiawah_Triathlon@KiawahResort.com) to sign the 2016 Liability waiver and register for the 2016 race. 2015 deferrals may begin the 2016 registration process after January 1, 2016. Athletes must contact the race office by May 31, 2016 in order to be eligible for lowered deferral fee 2016.
The race deferral fee is 50% off the race fees paid at the time of the initial triathlon registration in 2015. The deferral fee is not charged until the athletes signs the 2016 liability waiver and registers in 2016.
An optional course briefing is available to all participants who want more information regarding race day.
Located at Kiawah's Night Heron Park. All race participants are REQUIRED to show photo ID (driver's license, passport or state issued ID) at Packet Pick-up. You may NOT have someone else pick up your packet. USAT members must bring their membership card. If you forget your card, you will be required to sign up for a one-day membership ($12).
Bike drop off is located in the Transition Area, located in the ocean side parking lot at Night Heron Park. Your bike number will be inside your race packet, please attach to your bike before drop off.
As an amenity to our athletes, we are providing an optional bike check in on Saturday. Overnight security will be provided.
Event staff will be on hand to control entry and exit to the transition area for athletes only. Each athlete must have their race number to gain entry to the transition area. No other individuals are allowed entry into the transition area for any reason.
If you are taking advantage of our Saturday drop off, please secure your bike and remove all electronics. Transition area will be monitored overnight by Charleston County Police Deputies.
On race morning, all transition equipment such as sunglasses, running shoes, bike helmets, water bottles, biking shoes, towels, etc. may be organized in your rack area. Do not leave any shoes or equipment overnight in the transition area.
Bike maintenance staff will be on hand in the transition area to assist with tire inflation and any last second bike maintenance needs.
Portable bathrooms are available in and around the transition area and race venue.
All bikes must be checked out of Transition Area between 11am and 1pm. No one will be allowed back into transition to check out their bike before 11am. All bikes removed from transition must have a bike number matching the athlete’s bib number. Only the athlete will be permitted to get their bike out of transition.
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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. In the event of inclement weather, the following is the Kiawah Island Golf Resort Triathlon plan of action.
Race start may be delayed (up to 2 hours) until weather conditions are safe. If weather continues, the event will be cancelled and a 50% credit will be issued for all participants that have picked up their bibs for the race. No refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather.
The event will be changed to a duathlon with a 24 mile Bike, 6 mile Run format. The decision to change to a duathlon may be made prior to race day or race morning. No refunds or credits will be issued.
If the triathlon is cancelled due to natural disaster, a 50% credit will be issued for all registered Triathlon participants into either the next Kiawah event - the Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon/Half Marathon of the same year- or the Kiawah Island Golf Resort Triathlon the following year.
Kiawah Island Golf Resort Triathlon will follow the wetsuit guidelines set forth by USA Triathlon. Those guidelines state: