You can view results immediately after Saturday’s Go Fremont County events here.
Quick Overview: Proceeds from Go Fremont County events will go toward renovation of the Darcie Zimmer Memorial Bike Path that runs parallel to North 8th Street West north of Sunset Drive. The path is named for Darcie Marie Zimmer, a 15-year old girl who died Aug. 21, 1983, after being hit by a vehicle while riding her bike on that street.
For Saturday’s walk and run, registration begins at 8 a.m. at Riverton High School just west of Wolverine Field. Walk/run events begin at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $35.
Triathlon registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at RHS, with the sprint triathlon slated to start at 7:30 a.m. Triathlon events include a 606-yard swim, a 13-mile bike ride and a 5K run. Individual and team entries are accepted, with entry fees set at $50 and $70, respectively.
A helmet is required for the bike portion of the triathlon.
Participants in either the walk/run or the sprint triathlon receive a gift bag, t-shirt and a meal at the post-event barbecue.
NOTE: if you have a 10×10 or similar shade system and portable chairs, bring them. We are consolidating our post-race fun at RHS, but their aren’t as many trees nor a covered area like we have had in years past at local parks. Wear sunscreen!
Race Update – more details:
Parking: Please enter and park on the northeast side of the Riverton High School (2001 W Sunset Drive) parking lot off Sunset. This year, you may use the parking lot off College View at the front entrance to the Riverton Aquatic Center. After unloading bikes and race gear, the parking lot in front of the RAC is actually the preferred parking area to minimize traffic for bikers and runners.
If you do park north of the track, stay to the EAST side of the parking lot. We will use the west portion of the parking lot for entry and exit for the bike and run.
Transition area: The grassy area under the large wall paintings that are visible between the track and field and the high school will be used as the transition area. We will have bike racks set up for you to hang your bike on and set up your transition space. Each rack can support four to six bikes, and will be available first come, first served basis. Bring an extra towel to set up your transition space. The area will be supervised throughout the race by race officials, but please lock up valuables in your car and do not leave valuable items in the transition area as Go Fremont County will not be responsible for loss or theft.
Registration: You may register just after 6:30 a.m. Registration will be outside of the back side of the Riverton Aquatic Center on the pavement near the transition area.
Locker rooms: You may use the locker rooms and showers at the RAC before and after the race. Lockers, however, will not be available to use so, again, please be careful with your valuables. Towel service is not available, so bring your own towels.
Swim warm-up: You may warm up in the pool at the RAC from 7:05 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Use any lane that is available, and be careful when sharing lanes.
Final pre-race meeting: Last minute race instructions will be given at 7:30 a.m. in the transition area. You should be at this meeting, as race officials will expect you to be accountable for information provided there. This is also your last opportunity to ask questions. Transition area etiquette will be discussed.
Porta-poties: will be available near the transition zone and at the turn-around points for both the bike and the run. You may also use the restrooms in the RAC.
Race begins for the fastest swimmers at 7:30 a.m. All swimmers should be in the water prior to 8:30 a.m. Your race number that you will receive when you register will be the order in which you will begin your swim (fastest to slowest based on estimated time).
The 606-yard swim will be in the pool at the Riverton Aquatic Center and we will use a unique (serpentine swim) method to make the race efficient.
The swim begins with entry in lane 1 of the pool using the handicap accessible ramp for entry. Each length will be inches short of 38-yards. Your order of swim start will be assigned, and will be part of your registration materials. Swimmers will start one after the other, after the swimmer in front of you has completed his first three lengths.
Swimmers will swim down and back in lane 1, down and back in lane 2, down and back in lane 3, … , down and back in lane 8.
Between lanes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 there will be lane ropes, and you will need to change lanes by ducking under the lane ropes. There will be no lane rope between lanes 1 and 2 because of the width of the ramp. You only change lanes on the south end of the pool (the same side of the pool that you will start from). From lanes 3 on, always swim on the right side of your lane, and be aware of where other swimmers are. If you need to pass, use caution, as another swimmer may be approaching. If a swimmer is passing you, slow down, so as to minimize risk.
Make sure you drink before and after your swim. A common mistake triathletes make is not drinking prior to and just after swimming.
Transition 1 – WALK out north door of pool to swim-bike transition pad. If you are on a team, this is where your next participant will meet you. Proceed to your bike and once you are ready to ride, fasten your chin strap (HELMETS ARE REQUIRED), walk to edge of transition area before mounting your bike.
Helmets are required while biking. Walk your bike out of the transition zone (the marked gate). There is no riding permitted while leaving or re-entering the the transition zone. You can mount your bike after crossing the “mount / dismount” line.
You must obey all posted traffic signs and laws.
Drafting is not allowed.
If you are using clips, please un-clip before all intersections and prior to the turn-around point.
The most dangerous portion of biking on Riverview Road will be when a bike is approaching you from the opposite direction at the same time a car is near. USE CAUTION. Stay to the right, and stay vigilant for approaching vehicles. Use extreme caution while passing other riders.
The Fremont County Sheriff’s Department will be patrolling, but you must use care.
Ear buds (music) are strictly prohibited while biking.
There will be an assistance vehicle cruising the bike route to provide help to riders if required. The vehicle will be identified during the pre-race meeting.
Stay hydrated during the ride. Water will be available at the turn-around point.
The route has changed just a bit. In order to enhance safety while crossing main street, the route will leave Riverton High School by turning left on to Sunset, then right onto College View, left on to Rose Lane, left on Day Drive, right on Morefield Drive, left on Hill Street (at CWC water tower).
The Riverton Police Department will be at the intersection of Main St. and Hillstreet. USE EXTREME CAUTION when crossing Main Street.
First portion of bike race:
Bike turn-around: The turn-around point is the second (western-most) entrance to Grandview Lane off Riverview. Use caution when turning around:
Transition 2 – Stop prior to transition area (don’t forget to unclip), and walk through bike-run transition pad. If you are on a team, this is where your next participant will meet you. Proceed to your bike area to hang your bike and get ready to run. DRINK DURING TRANSITION!
Stay hydrated during the run. Water will be available at the turn-around point.
Ear buds (music) are allowed while running. Use caution.
Stay vigilant for approaching vehicles.
Cross Sunset immediately after leaving RHS parking lot and run on trail on north side of Sunset. Turn left at Marjor Ave., then turn left on Cooper Road.
Map of run:
If you have any questions pre-race, please call Lara Miller (307-851-0478) or Craig Blumenshine (307-840-9822).
Fremont County has been identified as the least healthy county in Wyoming. Let’s do our part to change that and make next year’s event even bigger! Get your friends involved!
Food and drink are free for volunteers and participants at the concession stand at Wolverine Field. A $5 donation is asked of everyone else. Alcohol is not allowed school property.
Awards and door-prizes will be presented post-race at Wolverine Field.
Sign up today for the 3rd annual Go Fremont County Triathlon and support the reconstruction on the Darcie Zimmer Memorial Bike Path!
This year, we’ve added 1K, 5K and 10K events to go along with the Sprint Triathlon. There’s something for everyone!
You can download the event flyer here: Go Fremont County 2013 Flyer
You can download the official event entry from here: Go Fremont County Sprint Triathlon, 1K, 5K & 10K Official Entry Form
Proceeds from Go Fremont County events will go toward renovation of the Darcie Zimmer Memorial Bike Path that runs parallel to North 8th Street West north of Sunset Drive. The path is named for Darcie Marie Zimmer, a 15-year old girl who died Aug. 21, 1983 after being hit by a vehicle while riding her bike. Unfortunately, the path has not been maintained and now includes washed out, eroded and buckled sections of asphalt, flora flourishing in wide cracks in the path, and litter. The Fremont County District 25 Recreation Board has committed $50,000 toward the project, but the majority of the project’s cost must be raised through grants and community support. The path was created so that the community could safely walk, run or bike along North 8th Street. Please join us in our mission to replace and maintain an important recreational asset in our community!
Here are the results of the 2012 Go Fremont County Triathlon!
To all racers: Thanks for making the event a success! Plan for next year’s race: July 27, 2013. We’ll have added events and debut a new bike route!
Get ready for the second annual Go Fremont County Sprint Triathlon!
It’s Wyoming’s “Best Organized” triathlon!
Date: Saturday, July 28, 2012
Registration: 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. – Riverton Aquatic Center; 2001 West Sunset Drive; Riverton, WY
Swim: 606 yards, Riverton Aquatic Center; Bike: 13 miles; Run: 5K
Thanks to all racers, volunteers and corporate supporters of the Go Fremont County Triathlon. Thanks also to the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department, the Riverton Police Department and the Riverton Aquatic Center staff for making the event safe!
Mark July 28, 2012 on your calendar! We can’t wait to see you next year!
Here is a link to the race results: http://www.onlineraceresults.com/event/view_event.php?event_id=7057
NOTE: Swim times were updated Saturday afternoon by our timing company – the error did not change overall times.
Triathlon officials have announced the bike and running routes for the Go Fremont County Triathlon in Riverton, WY July 30, 2011.
Bike Route (13 miles round trip) South and west of Riverton with spectacular views of Wyoming’s Wind River Range:
Running route (5 K round trip) north and then west through rural Riverton: