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Palm Springs, CA Athlete Guide

HITS Triathlon Series – Palm Springs

ATHLETE GUIDE – IMPORTANT INFORMATION

WET SUITS: 

Riverside County Parks and Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) require a wet suit safety protocol for the Alpha Win Triathlon Series – Palm Springs event that will take place at Lake Cahilla Park in La Quinta, CA.  The protocol is designed to eliminate the possibility of introducing the quagga mussel into Lake Cahuilla and the CVWD water system and will be in effect for the 2020 Alpha Win Triathlon Series

Quagga mussels are freshwater mollusks capable of colonizing water bodies such as lakes, rivers, streams and water conveyance channels and pipes.   Quagga mussels multiply rapidly, with females able to produce 1 million eggs per year.  Microscopic larvae develop after fertilization, drifting in the water until finding a suitable place for attachment.  Strong threads produced by the mussel attach the shell to most surfaces and often remain attached long after the mussel has died.

In order to ensure that quagga mussels are not unknowingly transported on athletes’ wet suits, Riverside County Parks and CVWD will require that all wet suits be immersed in a pool containing chlorine at a concentration of 2.0 ppm for at least 15 seconds before a race participant can enter Lake Cahuilla.  Athletes who have completed this process will be issued a tag signifying completion of the process.  Only athletes with tags will be permitted in the lake.

Due to the number of athletes registered for the upcoming Alpha Win Triathlon Event, executing the protocol will take several hours to accomplish prior to the event.   Participants can be assured of being able to complete the process and obtain the tag if they arrive on Friday, October 22, 2021 to check-in and complete the process.  Anyone arriving on the day of the race cannot be assured of being able to complete the process and therefore may not be able to race.

Protecting Lake Cahuilla from the invasive quagga mussel is important to the entire Coachella Valley and to the continued ability to use Lake Cahuilla for recreational purposes, including the popular Alpha Win Triathlon Series – Palm Springs event.

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Triathlon should be fun

And Alpha Win has made it fun again. They remind us all why we love to swim, bike and run..

Karen Tamson
Half Distance winner in Naples

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2018-05-11T14:30:15-04:00

Karen Tamson
Half Distance winner in Naples

And Alpha Win has made it fun again. They remind us all why we love to swim, bike and run..

Great timing & locations with Alpha Win!

Alpha Win is filling a void with both timing and its locations. They have brought races to some of the best places in the country and have finally given triathletes options.

Nicholas Ree 
Olympic Distance overall winner in Napa Valley

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2018-05-11T14:31:59-04:00

Nicholas Ree 
Olympic Distance overall winner in Napa Valley

Alpha Win is filling a void with both timing and its locations. They have brought races to some of the best places in the country and have finally given triathletes options.

Thank you for an incredible race experience.

That was my first full Ironman. I would not have wanted the experience any other way. Thank you for your efforts in keeping a small town race and treating everyone there like they were family! It was awesome!

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Full Distance at Hudson Valley, First Place Female

That was my first full Ironman. I would not have wanted the experience any other way. Thank you for your efforts in keeping a small town race and treating everyone there like they were family! It was awesome!
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