Wildflower is known all over the world for its festival like atmosphere, challenging courses and some of the most energetic collegiate volunteers. It has been named "The Woodstock for Triathlon," "The Best of the Best," "Triathlon Back to the Basic Roots," "Elites Favorite Race," and more. It's the "One and Only" Wildflower as there is nothing else like it in the world.
The course will be marshaled. Swimmers must check-in and be body marked (race numbers on arms, legs, and hands) at least 1/2 hour before their race. Swimmers must line up in their wave groups, and have the correct color swim cap. Water temperature will be 65-68 degrees F. Kayaks, paddleboards and lifeguards will be on the water for safety.
Wetsuits are recommended but not required. Booties are allowed but not gloves. Special colored swim caps are required and are provided at Packet Pick-Up.
Swim goggles may be worn.
Swimmers may not use any artificial aids (paddles, fins, etc) except snorkels which are an approved device.
No individual escort boats, surfboard paddlers, or pace swimmers are allowed.
Swimmers who need assistance must alert the nearest safety personnel by waving arms overhead.
Swimmers may receive assistance from a lifeguard or safety personnel (such as resting on board, rubbing cramps, etc.) and continue on the race if they have not Keep Reading