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HITS Championship - Palm Springs, CA

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December 1, 2018 (Saturday)
Sprint
Swim 100 Meters, Bike 3 Miles, Run 1 Miles
Lake Cahuilla Park
La Quinta, California
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HITS Championship-Palm Springs, CA

The race in Palm Springs, California is the crown jewel of the HITS Triathlon Series and will once again be the home of the 2018 HITS Triathlon Series Championship. The Coachella Valley is a stunning venue that offers beautiful vistas in a dry and sunny climate, perfect for a December triathlon. The course in Palm Springs is fast and awesomely scenic!

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

Race Schedule
The following timeline provides a brief overview of the weekend's events at the HITS Championship in Palm Springs, California. All times are subject to change.


Friday, November 30, 2018 – Race Site at Lake Cahuilla Park
• 2 - 6 pm: MANDATORY Packet and Timing Chip Pick-Up for Half and Full Distance Athletes
(Open, Sprint and Olympic distance athletes may pick up their packets as well)
• 2 - 6 pm: MANDATORY Wetsuit Decontamination Procedure for Half and Full Distance Athletes
• 2 - 5 pm: Swimming in Lake Cahuilla Available
(athletes must go through wetsuit decontamination prior to swimming)
• 2 - 6 pm: HITS Fitness Expo
• 3 - 4 pm: MANDATORY Athlete Meeting for Half and Full Distance Athletes
• 4 - 5 pm: MANDATORY Bike Drop-Off for Half and Full Distance Athletes

Saturday, December 1, 2018 – Race Site at Lake Cahuilla Park
• 6 am - 6 pm: HITS Fitness Expo
• 6:40 am: Transition Area Closed to Half and Full Distance Athletes
• 7 am: Full Distance Start
• 7:03 am: Half Distance Start
• 12 - 6 pm: Packet and Timing Chip Pick-Up for Sprint, Olympic and Open Distance Athletes
• 12 - 6 pm: Wetsuit Decontamination Procedure for Sprint, Olympic and Open Distance Athletes
*It is highly recommended Sprint and Olympic athletes pick up their packets and perform wetsuit
decontamination on Saturday to ensure an on-time race start on Sunday
• 12 - 6 pm: Bike and Gear Drop-Off for Sprint and Olympic Distance Athletes
• 2 - 5 pm: Swimming in Lake Cahuilla available
• 2 pm: Half Distance Awards
• Midnight: Transition area closes

Sunday, December 2, 2018 – Race Site at Lake Cahuilla Park
• 5 - 6 am: Additional Packet and Timing Chip Pick-up for Sprint and Olympic Distance Athletes
• 5 - 6:15 pm: Wetsuit Decontamination Procedure for Sprint and Olympic Distance Athletes
• 5 - 6:30 am: Bike and Gear Drop-Off for Sprint and Olympic Distance Athletes
• 6 am – 2 pm: HITS Fitness Expo
• 6:40 am: Transition Area Closed to Sprint Distance Athletes
• 6:50 am: Athlete Meeting for Sprint Distance Athletes
• 7 am: Sprint Male Wave Start
• 7:03 am Sprint Female Wave Start
• 7:05 am: Transition Area Closed to Olympic Distance Athletes
• 7:30 am: Athlete Meeting for Olympic Distance Athletes
• 7:40 am: Olympic Male Wave Start
• 7:43 am: Olympic Female Wave Start
• 9:15 am: Sprint Distance Awards Ceremony
• 10:15 am: Full Distance Awards Ceremony
• 10 am – 11 am: Additional Packet and Timing Chip Pick-Up for Open Distance Athletes
• 11 am - 12 pm: Bike and Gear Drop-Off for Open Distance Athletes
• 11 am - 12 pm: MANDATORY Wetsuit Decontamination Procedure 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 pm: Transition area closed to Open, Sprint and Olympic distance athletes

Important Addresses

• Race Site - Lake Cahuilla Park
58075 Jefferson Street
La Quinta, California 92253

• T2 for Half and Full Distance Athletes
81600 Avenue 58
La Quinta, California 92253

• Official Bike Shop – Hypercat Racing
4160 Market Street, Suite 13
Ventura, CA 93003

Event Start Location
Lake Cahuilla Park
58075 Jefferson Street
La Quinta, California 92253

Course Description
Course maps can be viewed at http://hitstriathlonseries.com/palm-springs-ca-palm-springs-ca-maps.


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 female winners of each five-year age group or special category.



Packet Pickup / Expo
Race Site - Lake Cahuilla Park
58075 Jefferson Street
La Quinta, California 92253

Parking
All athletes will need a parking pass to enter the park.
 
 

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