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frequently asked questions

Are athletes able to touch the bottom of the pool?

No, pool depth is up to 12 ft. However there are lane ropes which athletes can use as well as a lifeguard in each lane.

Are swim "floaties" permitted?

No, swim "floaties" are not permitted. However each lifeguard is equipped with a kick-board in case a swimmer needs assistance.

Are training wheels permitted on athlete bikes?

Yes, training wheels are permitted.

Do athletes need their own bike?

Yes, athlete must bring their own bike.

Are helmets required?

Yes, helmets are required.

Can athletes skip a part of the course they're not comfortable with? 

No, athletes must complete all sections to compete.

Can parents/guardians assist athletes on the course?

No, parents/guardians are not permitted on the course. Volunteers are stationed along the course and will assist athletes as needed.


Will there be a rain date?

No, the race will still take place in the rain. Should it storm, the race will be delayed and cancelled if the storm does not pass within an hour.

Are refunds available?

No, refunds are not available. Any cancelled registrations will be considered a donation to Habitaty for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh.

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