This is your detailed guide to the Nevada Senior Games Triathlon that will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1 within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. I’m putting on my Nevada Senior Games triathlon coordinator cap to share all the juicy details.
The Nevada Senior Games Triathlon & the Las Vegas Triathlon
The official Nevada Senior Games triathlon is the sprint race of the Las Vegas Triathlon, produced by BBSC Endurance Sports. We welcome athletes ages 50 or better to race for glory, personal bests, and for fun (yes, that’s really a thing)! This is also the state qualifier for the 2023 National Senior Games triathlon.
- Swim 750 meters (.47-mile) in the warm waters of Lake Mead
- Bike 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) on a beautiful hilly road course
- Run (or walk) 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) on the out-and-back desert course on groomed dirt and paved roads
- The start/finish is at Boulder Beach
Two Races Within a Race Mean More Awards, More Glory!
Your paid Nevada Senior Games registration includes:
- Race for gold, silver or bronze medals awarded in 5-year age group brackets beginning with 50-54
- The first three (3) male and female Nevada residents in each age group will be awarded gold, silver and bronze medals for first, second and third place.
- Out-of-state athletes will be awarded medals in order of actual finish, and will not displace Nevada residents.
- Cross the finish line to qualify for the 2023 National Senior Games in Pittsburgh, July 7-18
- A NVSG T-shirt
- PLUS you’ll get 20% OFF YOUR LAS VEGAS TRIATHLON RACE FEE, courtesy of BBSC!
Your paid BBSC registration includes:
- Entry into the Las Vegas Triathlon sprint race
- Vie for top BBSC overall and 10-year age group awards
- A Las Vegas Triathlon finisher’s medal
- A Las Vegas Triathlon T-shirt
- RaceResults™ timing
- Course support & aid stations
- Post-race meal
- Finish line music
- Much more – all provided by one of the most experienced, triathlete-centered race event management companies in our region
A Word about Relay Teams
While NVSG is not offering a tri relay option this year, we DO ENCOURAGE those interested in forming a tri relay team to sign up for BBSC’s competition. Your team will be eligible for their awards.
Also, watch for updates on the National Senior Games triathlon page. In past years, the tri relay has been an “open sport” meaning no qualification necessary to participate. This may continue in 2023.
An Easy 2-Step Registration Process
Step 1 – Sign up with Nevada Senior Games by Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 11:59 p.m.
- To participate as a Nevada Senior Games triathlete at the Las Vegas Triathlon, you must first register and pay race fees with Nevada Senior Games and then with BBSC Endurance Sports. Go to NevadaSeniorGames.com.
- In your NVSG registration confirmation email, you’ll receive a special Nevada Senior Games athlete code to save 20% on your Las Vegas Triathlon sprint race registration fee on BBSCendurance.com.
- IMPORTANT NOTICE: YOU GOTTA SIGN UP WITH BOTH NVSG AND BBSC!!
NVSG Registration Fee Schedule:
- $40 “Early Bird” for Nevadans until July 31 at 11:59 p.m.; then $45 until Sept. 20
- $45 “Early Bird” for out-of-staters until July 31 at 11:59 p.m.; then $50 until Sept. 20
- No sports fee for the triathlon!
- Processing fee for paper/mail-in registrations: $10
- Your registration includes a Nevada Senior Games T-shirt that will be given to you at packet pick-up
- Once your registration and payment is complete, you’ll receive two emails confirming your registration and payment.
- Save these emails! You’ll want to use the special Nevada Senior Games 20% discount code appearing on your registration receipt when signing up for the Las Vegas Triathlon sprint race with BBSC.
Step 2 – Now Sign up with BBSC Endurance Sports
- Go to BBSC’s Las Vegas Triathlon sprint race page
- Click the REGISTER button to start the registration process
- Select the Sprint Tri option
- Enter the special discount code from your Nevada Senior Games’ registration confirmation email in the light gray Enter Promo Code box, and click the Apply button.
- Your 20% discount will be applied to your order (and it’s only good for the sprint triathlon until Sept. 20).
- Because all participants must race with USA Triathlon (USAT) insurance coverage, you will be prompted to pay a $15 one-day fee during BBSC online registration if you are not a USAT member.
- Once your registration and payment is complete, you’ll receive confirmation from BBSC. Be sure to save their confirmation emails as well.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Our special NVSG athlete discount goes away after our deadline of Tuesday, Sept. 20. We do not accept late entries. However, you may still be able to register with BBSC Endurance Sports as an age-group triathlete if the event has not sold out.
Get Familiar with the Las Vegas Triathlon Sprint Race
- Check out BBSC’s Las Vegas Triathlon race web page for course descriptions and maps, packet pickup details, race day info, and more.
- Watch your inbox for BBSC emails with updates and other important information.
ANOTHER IMPORTANT NOTE: Admission to Lake Mead N.R.A. is not included in your NVSG or BBSC registration fees. For passes and more information, visit https://www.nps.gov/lake/planyourvisit/fees.htm.
- Before arriving at packet pick-up make sure you’ve already signed up at NevadaSeniorGames.com by Tuesday, Sept. 20 to ensure you are officially a registered Nevada Senior Games’ participant! NVSG does not offer late registrations or day-of/on-site sign-ups – no exceptions!
- Not sure or can’t find your NVSG confirmation emails? Contact me, the NVSG triathlon coordinator, at email@example.com BEFORE Sept. 20 (our registration system closes that day at 11:59 p.m. and is not connected in any way to BBSC’s)! I’ll check for you.
- Make sure you also signed up at BBSCendurance.com for the Las Vegas Triathlon sprint race. This is to save you time and confusion at packet pick-up.
- Not sure or can’t find your BBSC registration confirmation emails? Contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. They do accept late registrations at packet pick-up and on race morning if the event has not sold out.
- Bring valid photo ID for BBSC verification. This is a USA Triathlon rule that cannot be avoided. Due to this rule, you cannot pick up a packet for anyone else including fellow Nevada Senior Games participants. No exceptions!
- Bring proof of USA Triathlon membership if you are an annual member for your check-in with BBSC. If you enter a number in the USAT field on BBSC’s registration system you will be asked to provide proof of membership at check-in. If you did not enter a USAT number during registration you will be prompted to pay the one-day USAT fee.
- BBSC will soon announce the date, time and location. Watch for that email, and know that we will be there, too.
- Check-in with BBSC first.
- They will give you your Las Vegas Triathlon t-shirt, swim cap, bib number, and timing chip.
- Then check-in with the Nevada Senior Games race staff and receive your NVSG T-shirt.
- You have the option of getting body marked at packet pick-up or waiting until race morning.
- BBSC offers packet pickup on race morning from 5:30 to 7 a.m. at their finish line trailer for a $10 fee (pre-paid during online registration). NVSG does not charge a fee.
- If you plan to check in on race day, email me at email@example.com, by Thursday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. I will bring your NVSG T-shirt with me on race morning.
- Failure to let me know by Thursday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. will result in a “No Show” designation, and forfeiture of any NVSG awards. It will be your responsibility to notify the National Senior Games of your 2023 qualification if you successfully complete the sprint race.
- This requirement is because NVSG and BBSC are separate entities, and do not share registration or check-in systems.
- Your email to me will serve as your check-in with the Nevada Senior Games, and to ensure your name appears on the NVSG start list.
Race Day Schedule
- Watch for updates from BBSC via email
- Schedule (per their website on June 22):
- 5:30 a.m. – Transition opens; packet pick-up at finish line trailer until 7 a.m.
- 7:30 a.m. – Sprint swim waves start
- 8:30 a.m. – Swim cut-off
- 9:15 a.m. has been the approximate time for the BBSC sprint awards. NVSG will follow their awards or when all medal-receiving finishers in each age group have completed their race.
- If you are unable to stay for the awards ceremony, find me in the finish line trailer/awards ceremony area to claim your medal.
More Details You Gotta Know
- The Nevada Senior Games Triathlon is open to athletes ages 50 or older as of Dec. 31, 2022 (Nevadans and out-of-state/country participants).
- The first three (3) male and female Nevada residents in each age group will be awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. Out-of-state athletes will be awarded medals in order of actual finish and will not displace Nevada residents.
- Though there is no limit on the number of athletes who can participate as a Nevada Senior Games triathlete, BBSC does have an event cap. Be sure to register early to secure your spot!
- All athletes must provide their own bicycles and helmets, swim gear including optional wetsuit, and running gear. BBSC and Nevada Senior Games highly recommend athletes bring and use the type of hydration, sports nutrition, energy supplements, and other items they are accustomed to using during training.
- BBSC will provide:
- Swim cap, race bib, and timing chip.
- Aid stations will have water, Gatorade Endurance, Hammer Heed, or other endurance products. See BBSCEndurance.com/lasvegastri/ for details.
- Finisher medal at the finish line, and post-race meal and nutrition.
- All equipment must meet USA Triathlon standards.
- Drafting other cyclists is not allowed, and may result in disqualification. You may not be closer than 10 meters (33 feet) ahead or 2 meters (7 feet) to the side.
- The bike course is open to traffic during the race, but there is a wide shoulder for cyclists. All cyclists are to keep right unless passing. When passing, athletes are to be very mindful of vehicles coming from behind.
- There will be police/park rangers and volunteers at the turnaround locations to stop traffic and allow cyclists to safely turn around. Riding abreast with another athlete is not allowed.
- Any cyclist not wearing a helmet will be disqualified. Be sure to fasten it on your head while still in the transition area!
- Headphones are not allowed on any leg of the triathlon.
- If you are unable to complete your race, be sure to return your timing chip to BBSC staff so not to be charged a replacement fee.
- The Las Vegas Triathlon is solely owned and operated by BBSC Endurance Sports. All Nevada Senior Games-registered athletes agree to follow the rules and policies set forth by BBSC Endurance Sports and USA Triathlon; follow instructions made by BBSC staff, course marshals, and public safety officials; and abide by BBSC’s decisions regarding disputes, infractions, penalties, changing or canceling the triathlon due to weather conditions or causes beyond BBSC’s control, or other issues that may occur on race day.
- The Nevada Senior Games, a non-profit organization, and BBSC Endurance Sports, a limited liability corporation, are separate business entities, thus requiring their participants to register, pay fees, and accept their terms and conditions via their respective websites. Failure to properly register and pay for the Nevada Senior Games and/or the Las Vegas Triathlon will result in the athlete not being permitted to participate in the respective event.
- Event postponement or cancellation by either Nevada Senior Games or BBSC Endurance Sports may occur for cause(s) beyond the respective organizations’ control. NVSG will communicate the circumstances to its athletes via email.
- Athletes should review the refund policies of the Nevada Senior Games and of BBSC Endurance Sports on their respective websites prior to registration as they may differ.
Stay Connected for Latest News & Updates
- Like and follow the Nevada Senior Games on Facebook for updates and ongoing posts about triathlon and all events
- Like and follow BBSC Endurance Sports on Facebook and watch for their emails for updates about the Las Vegas Triathlon.
- Nevada Senior Games triathlon coordinator: that’s me, Bonnie Parrish-Kell, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Las Vegas Triathlon race director: Travis Campbell, info@BBSCtri.com
About BBSC Endurance Sports
Since 2003, BBSC Endurance Sports has promoted healthy living and physical fitness by providing race management services for people of all ages and abilities. BBSC produces more than 20 multi-sport and running events of varying distances in scenic, vacation destinations in Colorado, Nevada, and Utah. BBSC is based in Boulder, Colorado.
About the Nevada Senior Games
Since 1980, the Nevada Senior Games has promoted health and fitness for people aged 50 or better. The organization hosts 20-plus sports in Olympic-style competition. Seniors can enjoy the thrill of competition and the warm camaraderie of their fellow participants. The Nevada Senior Games, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.