1. Why do I have to Purchase a USAT day pass or be a annual member in order to compete in your Triathlons?
Our Events are sanctioned with USA Triathlon. The membership ( day or annual ), includes insurance coverage and rankings at the Regional and National Levels. USA Triathlon Website – click
2. Is Redemption Race Productions a charity?
No, we are a limited liability corporation formed in 2008 to produce quality events and support other events.
3. Is Redemption Race Productions and RRP Timing the same?
Yes, we are the same company. Redemption Race Productions owns and produces numerous races. RRP Timing chip times our productions and 70+ other events in Central and South Texas. You know us by our Royal Blue and Yellow Shirts.
4. How come at Triathlon Packet Pickup I cannot pickup my spouses or someone else’s packet?
This is a USA Triathlon rule that states: ALL athletes are required to show photo ID. NO ID, NO RACE, NO EXCEPTIONS. Athletes may only pick up their own packets. Under no circumstances may an athlete pick up a packet for another person. All relay members must be present to receive the packet, or split up the relay packet for each participant.
5. What is Redemption Race Productions refund policy?
Most races do not offer refunds for any reason as it is very expensive to produce a race and many costs are paid weeks if not months in advance. Here at Redemption Racing we have a policy of refunding 1/2 of the entry fee, ( does not include CC processing fee ), if we are notified at least 2 weeks prior to race day. If notified within the 2 week period prior to race day we cannot refund entry fees as most of the money has been paid out.
6. Does Redemption Race Productions support any charities?
Yes, we support and make contributions to numerous charities and organizations in San Antonio Area. We also donate services and equipment to select organizations and charities.
7. Why can’t I wear earphones when I race?
It is dangerous! They are completely banned in USA Triathlon events. You cannot hear cars if you are on the bicycle and cannot hear instructions during the event. Cannot tell you how many times participants are given directional instructions, can’t hear, make a wrong turn and then blame the course for not being marked.
8. Why do I have to wear a bib and wear it on the front?
This let’s race official’s know that you are in the race. The bib identifies who you are in case of emergency and you cannot respond. Helps identify race bandits. Helps the chip timers if they are backing up manually.
9. Why is the cost of races increasing?
Everything related to producing an event increases every year. In years past we hired off-duty police to work the events at $80.00 for 4 hours, in 2016 the cost is $140.00. Finisher medals, t-shirts, awards, food, venue fees, event insurance, portable toilets, advertising, travel costs, paid staff, bibs, permits and transportation all drive the cost of producing events.
10. How come I might not get a t-shirt if I don’t signup within the specified date?
I have to order shirts about a week out to get them shipped in and printed in time for packet pickup and I have not developed the ability to predict how many participants will signup in the last week. We do order 10% more on the cutoff date but again I cannot predict the future.
11. Where can I find the Rules for USA Triathlon?