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Fire cracker sprint triathlon this Sunday

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Spend your Sunday pounding the pavement in a middle of the year sprint triathlon. The Firecracker Sprint triathlon will be held on Sunday, June 29 at 6 a.m at Nimitz Beach.

Swim 500 meters, bike 12.1 miles and run a 5k (3.2 miles) in beautiful Kalaeloa, Barber's Point, Hawaii.

Packet Pickup Information for Friday:

  • June 27, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Runner's Hi, 98-390 A Kam Hwy, Aiea, Hawaii

Packet Pickup Information for Saturday:

June 28, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Race Site at Nimitz Beach, Kalaeloa, Barbers Point , Hawaii

Triathlon Tips for Morning of Race Day

  • Eating: Eat something. As with the previous night's meal, eat the same foods your body is used to eating, and eat at least 2 hours before the race so the food can digest. Oatmeal, pasta, baked potatoes, pancakes and muffins are good choices. A beverage high in carbohydrates is a good alternative if you have problems with eating and digesting foods before a race.
  • Clothing: It'll probably be cool in the morning, so dress in layers. Swimsuit, compression clothing and/or tri suit, light shirt, sweatshirt, sweatpants and hat.
  • Arrival: Get there about an hour before the race, and remember where you parked your car. If transition spots are not pre-assigned, the earlier you get there the better choice you'll have in selecting a spot. Plus, it can be fun talking to the other athletes.
  • Check in: Take your number with you to the officials and get marked. If it's a USA Triathlon (USAT) sanctioned race, make sure you have your membership card and photo identification.
  • Special needs bags: These bags should contain items you may need or want; they will be placed at the halfway point of the bike and run. Contents usually include food, liquids, lubricants and clothing. Take the bags to the race volunteers who will get them to the appropriate place for you on the course.
  • Transition deadline: Make sure you know what time the transition area closes. You want to have all your gear there and set up before it does.
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