Ocean Shores Tri & Foot Fest Athlete Instructions

We Still Need Volunteers:

Be a part of the athletes’ journey as they reach their goals and cross the finish line. This event cannot happen without the support of volunteers like you! If you can help during the Tri events on Saturday or the Run events on Sunday let us know by emailing us at volunteer@TriFREAKS.com. Friends and family are welcome to help as well, and the more support we have the better your experience as the athlete will be as well.

Every volunteer can receive up to a 50% discount code that can be used for any TriFreaks race. For more details visit our volunteer details page.  Ocean Shores Big Weekend benefits Homeless Youth Education Fund.  If you have a friend or family member help us as a volunteer you can earn up to a 50% credit for our races as well.

If you are racing on Saturday, you could help us on Sunday, and vice versa. You’d certainly earn our appreciation. 🙂


Packet Pickup Information:

Please review the Weekend event schedule for specific packet pickup times and locations.  All participants can also pick up their packets on both days of race morning at the specified times in the weekend schedule.   Please note that Saturday morning you may only pick up packets for Saturday’s triathlon events.  Packet Pickup will be at the Ocean Shores Convention Center on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  The Ocean Shores Convention Center can be found at 120 W Chance a La Mer NW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569. Packet pickup on Sunday morning will be in North Bay Park.  Make sure you check the weekend schedule on the Event Details tab for specific times.  We’ll announce any changes and current details in the athletes instructions as we get closer to the race.


Swim Waves:

All swim waves will be self select and will start in 3 to 5 minutes increments based on how many participants are in each category.  By self select we mean that you decide what wave you want to go in.  The system is designed to let the competitive swimmers go first, then the not so competitive swimmers.  It provides a safe environment where nobody has to get swam over like some events have happen a lot.  It works great, and allows both men and women that are faster swimmers to compete against each other. :-)

Course Cut Off Times:

Triathlon Cut Off Times: Cut Off Time for the 1/2 Iron and all other events is: 3:30 pm. Runners should be starting their run back from the half way mark for the 1/2 iron at 1:45 pm or will be required to withdraw from the race.  Total time to finish is 8 1/2 hours.  Athletes wishing to finish after these times will be required to do so without their bib number on and without the support of the race. The duathlon is a run, bike and then run. The start of the run will be at the same time as swim for the equal length triathlon. Duathlon runners will do a mass start right outside the transition area to avoid crossing paths with the full triathlon athletes.

Run Event Cut Off Times: Cut Off Time for the 1/2 Marathon, and all other running events is 12:00 pm.

Course Maps & Details

If you are participating in the Ocean Shores Big Weekend Tri & Foot Fest then knowing the course is 100% your responsibility. So make sure you familiarize yourself with the course and ask any questions you have before the event. Courses will be marked well, and we will do our part to make sure you know where to go. However, ultimately it is YOUR responsibility to know the course. If you ask anyone other than race officials, (volunteers are NOT considered race officials) and they point you the wrong way, it is STILL your responsibility if you end up going the wrong way. Those are USAT & USATF rules, and these are USAT and USATF Sanctioned Races, so again, do your part and know the course and take a close look at the course maps.

  • For information on the courses please visit the “Course Details” tab above.
  • For information on the tide table for the run, visit here.

Packet Pickup Information:

Please review the above event schedule for specific packet pickup times and locations.  All participants can also pick up their packets on both days of race morning at the specified times in the weekend schedule.   Please note that Saturday morning you may only pick up packets for Saturday’s triathlon events.  Both morning locations will be in North Bay Park.  There will be an expo at packet pickup located at the Quinault Sweet Grass Hotel.

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