AUGUST 20, 2022 | Super Sprint, Sprint, & Olympic Races
All participants will be shuttled to the start from Edgewater Park (location of transition #2) on race morning and no bicycles will be allowed on the buses. All buses will be leaving at 4:00 am through 5:45 am. If your family is dropping you off, please indicate this when registering online so we may plan accordingly.
Special Note: Family members watching the swim at North Coast Harbor may be required to stay until all participants have completed the swim and have left the park on their bicycles.
Participants will find ample parking at the designated parking area at Edgewater Park. There is limited parking near the Great Lakes Science Center.
See the Event Parking section of the website for detailed information.
Yes, You are required to rack your bike from 11:00am to 8:00 pm on Friday at Transition #1 behind the Great Lakes Science Center garage. No bikes will be allowed in or out of transition without a bike number and corresponding wristband. Transition security will be provided from the start of bike check-in until all bikes have exited transition #1 on race morning.
Yes, You may team up with two of your buddies and participate on a 3-person relay team (one swimmer, one biker, and one runner). We offer relays for all distances.
Participants may drop off their run gear on Friday or Saturday at Edgewater Park. Friday Transition #2 will be open Friday during packet pick-up and Saturday morning before boarding the shuttle. No one will be allowed in transition #2 without an official race wristband. (There will be security on Friday night.)
All participants will be issued one gear bag for their swim to bike transition. All participants are REQUIRED to place their swim/warmup gear into this bag before leaving transition and place it in the box at the end of their rack. Volunteers will collect the bag and it will be returned to Transition #2 at Edgewater Park.
Participants may start picking up their gear bags starting at 9:30 am at Edgewater Park (near the finish line). Please be sure to keep your wristband on until after you pick up your gear bags.
No, this is a multi-lane major city highway and is inaccessible before race day to practice riding a bike.
There will be tech support on site at transition #1 with several dozen pumps to use on race morning. If your wheels use a special adapter please be sure to bring that with you on race morning.
Yes, family members may drop you off at transition #1. If your family is dropping you off, please indicate this when registering online so we may plan accordingly.
Special Note: Family members watching the swim at North Coast Harbor may be required to stay until all participants have completed the swim and have left the park.
The official website has a list of local hotels that are holding room blocks for the race. A full list of hotels are listed on our Lodging page.
The water temperature will be in the low 70s to upper 70s depending on the weather the week of the race. Wetsuits will be allowed if under 78 degrees for age group participants.
Yes, all participants will be issued an official race swim cap and it MUST be worn during the entire swim portion of the race
No, there will be no swim warm-up before the race. We suggest that you do dryland warming up before you enter the water.
Tri CLE Rock Roll Run has a NO REFUND and NO TRANSFER policy.
However, Tri CLE Rock Roll Run will offer a 75% discount on the Tri CLE Rock Roll Run for the following year for cancellations made at least 21 days prior to event.
No, only you and you must bring a valid ID and your USA Triathlon membership card (if you are a member).
There will be NO aid stations on the bike course. There will be water, ice, and electrolyte drink at approximately every mile of the course on the run course. Please prepare accordingly.
The swim, bike, and run courses will have visible course markings. The swim will have buoys to mark the swim course. The bike course will have arrows on the road and signs marketing each race distance. The run course will have arrows on the path and course signs marketing each race distance.
Yes, we will have a finishers medal for every athlete that finishes the race.
Athletes can park their car on Erieside Ave (north of the Great Lake Science Center parking garage) for 15 minutes to take their gear into Transition 1. Athletes will be able to walk their gear through the North Coast Harbor Parking lot to get to TA #1. We highly encourage athletes to NOT park in the North Coast Harbor Parking lot to drop off their gear.
There will be security in TA#1.
Yes, we will send out an athlete race packet to registered athletes as we get closer to the race weekend.
The volunteers and athletes have different schedules since the volunteers will be setting up various areas to get ready for the athletes.
Tri CLE may be delayed or canceled due to adverse, inclement, or unsafe weather. Should the event be delayed, the starting time of the event will be moved back accordingly. The delay will be communicated to all participants.
The Tri CLE management team and local law enforcement have the authority to cancel an event. If cancellation of an event takes place, please follow the instructions of the event officials and local law enforcement personnel. Your entry fee is not refundable if an event is canceled due to adverse, inclement, or unsafe weather.
The Race Director also reserves the right to modify the course at any time before or during an event by his/her own judgment or if instructed by local law enforcement personnel or park officials.
No, the race will not be rescheduled. Given the permitting process (North Coast Harbor, Memorial Shoreway/Route 2, Cleveland Metroparks, police, and the like) Tri CLE is unable to be rescheduled.