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Draft Legal Triathlon

The races begin Saturday April 13th. Kicking off the weekend will be the Draft Legal Men’s & Women’s Races. The Draft Legal race features a calm water swim in Lake Mission Viejo, followed by a 4 loop fast paced, spectator friendly bike which transitions to a two loop run finishing next to the Collegiate Team Zone Tents.


**The draft legal race will be capped at 75 participants per gender. Qualification for this event will be finalized by the conference commissioners.
 

As of March 15th 2023 the USA Triathlon Multisport Competition Rule went into effect. Moving forward, the rules governing all Draft Legal Events that are Sanctioned by USAT are these rules. These rules can be accessed by going to: https://www.teamusa.org/usa-triathlon/usat-for-me/officiating
 

Also the 2023 USAT Draft Legal Equipment and Rules Checklist is available by clicking here.
 

DRAFT LEGAL ATHLETES: Please make note, this is a 4-loop bike course for the Draft Legal Race and the lap out rule will be enforced.


MANDATORY DRAFT LEGAL RACE MEETING - BE ADVISED

Attention ALL athletes competing in the Draft Legal Race. The Athlete briefing scheduled for Friday April 12th from 5:00-6:00pm is Mandatory, location - Lake Mission Viejo.
 

If an athlete (or team) can’t make this meeting they need to notify our Head Race Referee and the Race Director, Todd Gollnick ahead of time. Athletes who miss the Athlete Meeting without an excused absence will receive a :10 penalty in T1.

There will be a sign in sheet at the entrance to the briefing room, where athletes will check-in. Packets will be handed out after the meeting to those in attendance. Athlete’s that notified us that they would not attend the meeting will have their packets set aside and given to them (or their coach) at a later time.

For athletes that miss the meeting without notification, your packets will be handed to the head referee. The head referee will speak with the specific athletes and let you know about the :10 second penalty.

We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to a great race.


Todd Gollnick, Race Director (todd@usatrichamps.com)

Lake Mission Viejo will play host to this year’s transition, expo, athlete zone with team tents and Finish Line.

Draft Legal Swim - 750 Meters

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Draft Legal Bike 20k
4 laps (lap out rule enforced)
Exit transition, left on Olympiad, right on Marguerite Pkwy, left on Mustang Run, left on Los Alisos Blvd - hit the turnaround at Entidad and head north on Los Alisos Blvd., right Mustang run, right Marguerite Pkwy., turnaround for lap 2-4 will be at the intersection of Marguerite Pkwy and Olympiad Blvd.
After the completion of lap 4 athletes will turn left on Olympiad back into transition.

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Draft Legal Run - 5k (2 laps)
- Athletes exit transition, left on Olympiad, left on Marguerite Pkwy, turnaround coming back up Marguerite Pkwy to the turnaround for lap 2.  At the completion of lap 2 athletes re-enter Lake Mission Viejo for their run to the finish.

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Water

TBD

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Calm/ Lake

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Rolling

Moderate Hills

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Rolling

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15 miles (Orange County - SNA)

76 miles (San Diego - SAN)

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