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April 14, 2018 (Saturday)
April 15, 2018 (Sunday)
Swim 1.2 Miles, Bike 56 Miles, Run 13.1 Miles
Swim 2.4 Miles, Bike 112 Miles, Run 26.2 Miles
Swim 750 Meters, Bike 12.4 Miles, Run 3.1 Miles
Swim 1500 Meters, Bike 40 K, Run 10 K
Putah Canyon-Lake Berryessa
Napa, California
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HITS Napa Valley, CA April 14-15, 2018

This is a one-of-a-kind location! Lake Berryessa is breathtakingly beautiful. This rugged, yet majestic natural setting is home to varied and beautiful Northern California wildlife such as swans, bald eagles, fox and whitetail deer. This location is one of THE premier triathlon venues on the planet. The course through Napa Valley will twist and turn alongside beautiful vistas and finish in a lovely open valley dotted with vineyards.

Designed by Athletes. Designed for You. HITS Endurance "a distance for everyone"!

Open-Sprint-Olympic-Half-Full...5 distances 1 epic weekend

Aquabike and Relays for Sprint, Olympic, Half and Full distances

Schedule
The following timeline provides a brief overview of the weekend's events at the HITS Triathlon Series Napa Valley, California. All times are subject to change.

PLEASE NOTE - ALL packet pick-up will occur at the race site

Friday, April 13, 2018 Race Site at Putah Canyon (formerly Chaparral Cove)
2 7 pm: Packet and Timing Chip Pick-Up for all distances*
2 7 pm: HITS Fitness Expo
3 4 pm: Athlete Meeting for Half and Full distance athletes
4 5 pm: Bike Drop-Off for Half and Full athletes

*It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that Half and Full athletes pick up their packets on Friday

Saturday, April 14, 2018 Race Site at Putah Canyon (formerly Chaparral Cove)
5 - 6 am: Additional Packet and Timing Chip Pick-Up for Half and Full athletes
5 - 6:30 am: Bike and Gear Drop-Off for Half and Full distance athletes
6 am - 8 pm: HITS Fitness Expo
6:40 am: Transition area closed to Half and Full distance athletes
7 am: Half and Full races start
2 pm: Half distance Awards**
3 - 8 pm: Packet and Timing Chip Pick-Up for Sprint, Olympic and Open distance athletes
3 pm - Midnight: Athlete Meal at Race Site
12 am: Transition area closed and clear of all bikes

*PLEASE NOTE: Athletes MUST be present at their Awards Ceremony to receive an award.

Sunday, April 15, 2018 Race Site at Putah Canyon (formerly Chaparral Cove)
5 6 am: Additional Packet and Timing Chip Pick-Up for Sprint and Olympic athletes
5 6:30 am: Bike and Gear Drop-Off for Sprint and Olympic athletes
6 am 3 pm: HITS Fitness Expo
6:40 am: Transition area closed to Sprint athletes
7 am: Sprint males 39 & under wave start
7:03 am: Sprint males 40 & over wave start
7:05 am: Transition area closed to Olympic distance athletes
7:06 am: Sprint female wave start
7:40 am: Olympic males 39 & under wave start
7:43 am: Olympic males 40 & over wave start
7:46 am: Olympic female wave start
9:15 am: Sprint distance Awards Ceremony**
10 am: Full distance Awards Ceremony**
10 11 am: Packet and Timing Chip Pick-Up for Open distance athletes
11 am - 12 pm: Bike and Gear Drop-Off for Open distance athletes
11:15 am: Olympic distance Awards Ceremony**
12 pm: Athlete Meeting for Open distance athletes
12:30 pm: HITS Open race starts
1:30 pm: HITS Open Awards Ceremony**
3:00 pm: Transition area closed to Open, Sprint and Olympic distance athletes

*PLEASE NOTE: Athletes MUST be present at their Awards Ceremony to receive an award. Unclaimed awards may be shipped if request is made within two weeks after the event. Athlete is responsible for a $10 shipping and handling fee.

Race Site
Putah Canyon (formerly Chaparral Cove)
7600 Knoxville Rd.
Napa, California 94558

PLEASE NOTE: All participants, volunteers and spectators must park in the campgrounds on the west side of Knoxville Rd. Campers in spaces 78-100 will not be permitted to enter or exit the race site between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Official Bike Shop
Napa River Velo
680 Main St.
Napa, California 94559


Event Start Location
Putah Canyon (formerly Chaparral Cove)
7600 Knoxville Rd.
Napa, California 94558

Course Description
This location is one of THE premier triathlon venues on the planet. The course through Napa Valley will twist and turn alongside beautiful vistas and finish in a lovely open valley dotted with vineyards.



Awards
Each athlete who finishes the race will receive a finisher's medal. Overall awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each distance. Age group awards will be given to the top three male and remale winners of each five-year age group or special category.

Packet Pickup / Expo
Putah Canyon (formerly Chaparral Cove)
7600 Knoxville Rd.
Napa, California 94558

Parking
All participants, volunteers and spectators must park in the campgrounds on the west side of Knoxville Rd. Campers in spaces 78-100 will not be permitted to enter or exit the race site between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
 
 

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