About the Race

The St. Croix Fat Cat Triathlon began in 2014 with the intent of showcasing the beautiful Scandia and Marine on St. Croix areas with a day of exercise, food, music and (most importantly) FUN!   The St. Croix Fat Cat Triathlon is presented by the Scandia-Marine Lions Club and is 100% run and operated by volunteers.  The triathlon raises funds through our incredible sponsors with all proceeds going back to our communities, education, and Lions causes.

Cutoff to guarantee a shirt with your registration is 6/27/18.

Individual

Price per person:

$90: 6/1/19 - 7/08/19

Single Participant completes all three legs of the triathlon.  

Tandem

Price per tandem:

$150: 6/1/19 - 7/08/19

 

Two participants complete the paddle portion together in one canoe.  Each member then completes the run and bike section.  Placement will be based on combined time of both participants.

Team Relay

Price per team (3-person):

$220: 6/1/19 - 7/08/19

 

2-person: A team of two (pricing is the same as a tandem for 2-person relay team). One person does one leg of race, the other does two. Paddler may use their own kayak/canoe/SUP or rent a kayak. A limited number of SUP boards are available. 

 

3-person: A team of three. One person does each leg of the race.  NO SHUTTLE FROM LEG TO LEG

Canoe/Kayak/SUP

$35 each

 

Participants can supply their own canoe, kayak, or stand up paddleboard (see important notes below for drop-off and pick-up). Taylors Falls Canoe and Kayak has rental kayaks for individuals and rental canoes for tandems *please note rental kayaks are limited to max wgt. limit of 275lbs and may not be comfortable for taller paddlers.  You are encouraged to test paddle one prior to race.  SUP rentals are available in limited #s and vendor will size them directly with the participant.

Race Details

 

RACE DETAILS:

  • Entry fee includes an event T-shirt, bib and timing chip, pre-race pasta dinner, and post-race snacks.

  • Prizes will be awarded to top finisher in each age group for solo division and top overall teams in the tandem and team relay divisions.

  • Each participant can use bib tear-off for post-race food & beverage with awards to be announced following

  • All participants must be 12 years of age or older on race day.

  • Age Groups for Solo Division are 12-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.

  • No age groups for tandem and team relays, but there will be awards for male, female, and co-ed teams.

 

CHECK-IN FRIDAY NIGHT 6:00 PM AT SCANDIA COMMUNITY CENTER (14727 209th St N):

  • There will be a pre-race check-in and complimentary pasta dinner on Friday July 13th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.  

  • WE ENCOURAGE RACERS TO CHECK IN FRIDAY NIGHT!!

  • Bib and timing chip will be handed out at this time.

  • NO EARLY CHECK-IN, DOORS OPEN AT 6PM

 

LATE CHECK-IN AND BIKE CHECK-IN - SATURDAY 6:30 AM AT LIONS PARK (19564 Old Marine Trail N)

  • For participants unable to attend the pre-race dinner, race day check-in will be available from 6:30-7:30 am.  All bikes must also be checked in at this time

 

PARKING AND SHUTTLE BUS (SCANDIA-MARINE LIONS PARK) 19564 Old Marine Trail, Marine, MN 55047:

  • All participants should park here and ride the shuttle to Log House Landing start UNLESS they are being dropped off there by a friend.  NOTE: there is absolutely NO PARKING AT THE LANDING FOR RACE START.  Racers can only be dropped off and walk down to start.

  • Shuttles will begin at 7:45 AM for NON-WATERCRAFT RENTAL RACERS ONLY, FOLLOWED AT APPROXIMATELY 8:00 AM FOR THOSE RENTING 

  • So, if you are renting a watercraft, you do not need to show up at the shuttle until 8:00 AM OR if you are being dropped by a friend at landing start plan for 8:15 AM

 

RACE START SATURDAY 8:00 - 8:30 AM -- LOG HOUSE LANDING (20506 Quinnell Avenue N, Scandia, MN 55073)

  • Non-rental racers to start at approx. 8:00 AM followed by those renting watercraft

  • Important - you are required to wear a USGC approved life jacket during the entire paddle leg of this race.  If you are supplying your own canoe or kayak, you must bring your own life jacket or you will not be allowed to race.  If you are renting, a basic life jacket is included, but you may bring your own for better comfort or fit.

  • This is a chip timed event.  Your time will not start until you are told to cross the line at the top of the descent to the water. This will essentially be done in a continuous single file. You must wear your timing chip on your ankle or your time may not be recorded when crossing timing mats.

  • Just after the 1st Transition Area we have the large pavilion in William O’Brien (located to right on the very beginning of the run course).  You will be able to drop life jackets or any other personal items there and a volunteer will write your race # on a bag.  These bags will be returned to 2nd Transition / bike area.  We will make a best effort to transfer your items, but you are ultimately responsible for your belongings so we do encourage you to have a friend or teammate transfer your gear. Saint Croix Fat Cat and race volunteers are not responsible for the safety of your belongings.  

  • It is strongly suggested that you either wear or bring along your running shoes with you from the start.  If you do not and wish to have your shoes at Transition 1, you are responsible for this yourself or through a support partner waiting at the park. 

 

GENERAL NOTES:

  • Racers must be on their bike to start cycling no later than 11:30am or will not be allowed to complete final leg of race due to safety reasons.  Volunteer & Wash. Cty. Sheriff will be on duty for Cty. Rd. 3 (Olinda Trl.) crossing until 12:30pm.  There will be no crossing assistance after 12:30pm.

  • All racers must wear bike helmets and USCG approved life jackets - NO EXCEPTIONS

  • No sails or any wind, solar, or mechanically assisted devices allowed. No drafting allowed.

  • For safety reasons, we strongly discourage the use of headphones, earbuds, or other listening devices during the race.  However, we are unable to monitor this and you are responsible for your own safety.  

  • Volunteer and Washington County Sheriff will be on duty for County Road 3 (Olinda Trail) crossings until 1:00 PM.  There will be no crossing assistance after 1:00 PM.

  • Be safe - ultimately it is up to each participant to be aware and follow the rules of the road.  As volunteers, we do our best to ensure safety, but do NOT assume that this is a closed course!

  • NOTE - All vehicles entering the state park for ANY reason must stop & purchase a day pass upon entering unless said vehicle already has a current permit.

  • Participants or friends must retrieve their watercraft from the State Park same day and neither State Park employees or any volunteers are responsible for the security of your watercraft or other belongings.

 

We appreciate all feedback via the Contact Us page here at StCroixFatCat.com and hope to see you next year!. 

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