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PTO US Open 2022

The 2022 PTO US Open brings the PTO Tour to Texas for the first time, giving you the chance to be part of triathlon event history. Enjoy a truly next-level race experience with a buzzing festival atmosphere, the chance to test yourself over our new 100km or 25km distances and the opportunity to be inspired by up-close access to our pro races. 

Run in partnership with USA Triathlon, you’ll have the benefit of race organisation from a team of local experts backed by the PTO’s dedication to exceptional event experiences, with everything from the race pack to the finish line fit for the world’s best athletes.

Location
Irving, Texas, USA
Date
17 September – 25km Race
18 SEPTEMBER – 100KM RACE
Courses
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PTO US Open Events

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25km
0.5km
20km
4.5km
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75
US$90 from
19 August
All inclusive pricing
100km
2km
80km
18km
Early Bird
US$
195
US$225 from
19 August
All inclusive pricing
100km Relay
2km
80km
18km
Race with 2 or 3 competitors
Early Bird
US$
245
US$275 from
19 August
All inclusive pricing
1km Open Water Swim
1km
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US$
US$39 from
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The PTO US Open will be a landmark event. With a spectacular location, closed-roads course and the opportunity to race your race and watch the pros, this is a triathlon experience you won’t want to miss.

The benefits

Race your race. Watch the pros.

As triathlon’s first grand slam series, the PTO Tour will provide an age-group experience like nothing that’s gone before. Rub shoulders with the pros, enjoy the thrill of your own race on a stage fit for the world’s best athletes and hit the grandstand to watch every spine-tingling moment of the pro race. It’s a weekend of triathlon you’ll never forget.

More reasons to sign up

Race Courses

VENUE

The PTO US Open is based in Irving’s Levy Event Plaza just 10 minutes from DFW International Airport. Levy Event Plaza opened in 2020 and skirts the edge of Lake Carolyn, a 125-acre man-made lake at the centre of the city’s Las Colinas Urban Center. A purpose-built grandstand area will place athletes and spectators in the middle of the action with easy access to the swim venue, transition, athlete services, expo area and finish line.

You’ll race on the same streets as the pros, with age-group events having different length laps to provide an optimal mass-participation experience out on the course.

100

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KEY INFO

The 100km race format will challenge you to straddle the red-line between speed and endurance and the 2022 PTO US Open features a stunning Texan course that’ll really get the blood pumping.

Presented by FORM, the event’s Official Swim Partner, the swim will begin by jumping into the pristine waters of Lake Carolyn at the centre of the Levy Event Plaza. There will be a time-trial style start with athletes going off at regular intervals. You’ll navigate two 1000m (0.62-mile) laps where there will be with ample spectator opportunities to help bring you back to the shore in style after the full 2000m (1.24-miles). After climbing back onto dry land, there will be a short run to transition.

The 80km (50-mile) bike course heads out on smooth, flat roads for three 26.6km (16.5-mile) laps. We’re expecting age-groupers and pros alike to post some sizzling times as the day warms up. With fully closed roads and a 20m draft rule in effect, you can bank on as fair a race as possible. There will also be on course aid stations to help you stay hydrated under the Texan sun.

After returning to transition, it’ll be time to head out on the 18km (11.2-mile) run featuring three 6km (3.7-mile) laps. Like the bike, it’ll be flat and fast with the paved surface giving you the chance to put together a stellar performance. You’ll take on two 9km (5.6-mile) laps ending with a finish line experience fit for the world’s best. 

Swim Course
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25

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KEY INFO

The 25km race is the perfect choice for first-time triathletes – but be warned, once you’ve tried triathlon you’ll be hooked. This format is also perfect for those who want to show off their fast-twitch muscles and test exactly how fast they can go.

Presented by FORM, the event’s Official Swim Partner, the swim will begin by jumping into the pristine waters of Lake Carolyn at the centre of the Levy Event Plaza. There will be a time-trial style start with athletes going off at regular intervals. You’ll navigate one 500m (0.31-mile) lap where there will be with ample spectator opportunities to help bring you back to the shore in style. After climbing back onto dry land, there will be a short run to transition.

The 20km (12.5-mile) bike course heads out on smooth, flat roads for two 10km (7.25-mile) laps. With fully closed roads and a 20m draft rule in effect, you can bank on as fair a race as possible.

After returning to transition, it’ll be time to head out on the one-lap 4.5km (2.8-mile) run. Like the bike, it’ll be flat and fast with the paved surface giving you the chance to put together a stellar performance. Your race will end with a finish line experience fit for the world’s best.

Swim Course
Bike Course
Run Course
Transition Map

EVENT SCHEDULE

PTO US OPEN 2022

The full event schedule will incorporate a selection of swim, bike and run side events as well as swim course familiarisation and plenty to see and do around the event village. There will also be the opportunity to get up close and personal with pro athletes as you watch the world’s top-ranked athletes fight for a slice of the $1m prize purse in the professional race.

Precision Fuel & Hydration

Staying well fuelled and hydrated during your PTO Tour race is essential if you want to perform at your best (and avoid the dreaded DNF!). 

That’s why Precision Fuel & Hydration will be providing their award-winning electrolyte drinks, energy gels and chews on course.

Race-Day Nutrition

Here’s what’ll be available in your race pack on on-course at this year’s race.

Your race pack will include a packet of all-natural PH 1500 drink mix, a very strong electrolyte drink designed to help you start well hydrated.

Our aid stations will be stocked with PH 1000, a strong electrolyte drink designed to help you stay hydrated when you’re sweating. It contains around 2x as much sodium as a standard sports drink.

PF 30 Energy Gels will also be out on the course. They contain 30g of carb and have a very mild, neutral taste, reducing flavour fatigue during longer efforts. The texture is designed to reduce stickiness in the mouth and minimise the need to wash them down with fluid immediately.

PF 30 Energy Chews can feel more satisfying to eat than gels during longer races and when working at slightly lower intensities, making them a great way to mix up your fuelling plan. Each packet contains 2 chews efficiently delivering 15g of carb each. The “Original” flavour chews have a mild, neutral taste and look out for the Mint & Lemon chews for a refreshing option when you’re working hard in hot conditions.

Advice and Special Offers From Precision Fuel & Hydration

You’ll receive a detailed Fuelling and Hydration briefing email a few weeks before your event with advice on how to best use the products on course to maximise your performance.

If you want to try the on-course fuel and hydration in training, you can pick up a PTO Tour Taster Pack. Don’t forget to use the code DEATHTODNF to get 20% off your first order.

PTO Tour competitors will also have access to VIP support from the Precision Fuel & Hydration team in the build up to the big day, so you can be sure that you’re ready to race.

FAQ

The 100km distance is 62-miles.

  • 1.24-mile swim
  • 50-mile bike
  • 11.2-mile run

 

The 25km distance is 15.5-miles.

  • 0.31-mile swim
  • 12.5-mile bike
  • 2.8-mile run

ENTRY INFO

Entries will be open until two weeks before the event date in order to process registrations. However there are a limited number of spots available for each event category.

No! All fees will be absorbed by the PTO, so the price you’ll see is what you’ll pay (with the exception of local sales taxes outside our control). We’re even including a full package of FinishPix photos to commemorate your race.

No. We have the option of including your biological sex, which will allow us to categorise you and make you eligible for age-group prizes. However, you can opt out of this during registration.

You are able to take part in the 25km race. As per World Triathlon rules, the minimum age for the 100km race is 18.

No, the event is open to everyone – there is no qualification procedure required.

Yes, you will need to either be a USAT member or to purchase a day licence during registration in order to race.

The event provides insurance during the race as part of your entry fee, however, we strongly recommend you take out your own travel insurance.

Yes, your entry can be transferred to another athlete. Please email [email protected] with details of who you would like to transfer your place to in order to start the process.

RELAY INFO

Yes, you can choose to participate in the 100km event as part of a relay team. You will find this option at the event registration page. There will be no relay option available for the 25km event.

The minimum number of athletes for a relay is two. The maximum is three. In the case of two athletes in a team, one team member will complete two of the triathlon disciplines.

Your entry can be transferred from an individual entry to a relay. You will need to pay the price difference between the races. To begin the process, please email [email protected].

Yes, please get in touch with the team at [email protected] to begin the process of changing your relay team members.

PRE-EVENT INFO

You are allocated into an age-group bracket based on your age as of 31 December in the year the event takes place. The adult age groups start with 18-24 then 25-29, 30-34, 35-39 and so on.

Yes, we will have awards and prizes for the top-three athletes in each category.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is just a 10-minute drive from the race village at Levy Event Plaza in Las Colinas.

Irving and the wider Dallas area have a wide selection of accommodation options catering for your individual requirements. Please take a look at the ‘Travelling To Irving’ section for more information.

Your race pack will be emailed to you close to the event date and will include all the final information you will need before making the trip to your race.

Once at the event village, head to the registration area where you’ll be prompted to display the Active Network QR code emailed to you following registration. You can either print this out or show it on your mobile device.

Bike racking in T1 will take place the day before your event. Please note this may change as we finalise event details.

Event registration will open on Thursday 15 September. Please note, this date may change as we finalise event details.

COURSE Info

Age-groupers won’t take on exactly the same courses as the pros. This helps us manage the flow of athletes to give the best possible age-group experience and pro race coverage.

Route maps and more information about course accessibility will be added soon. We are currently finalising the details of courses with local authorities to ensure the best possible closed-roads race experience.

Swimming will be available at the lake prior to triathlon race day as part of our open water swimming event.

Wetsuits may be worn if the water temperature is up to 78°F (25.5°C). If the water temperature is between 78°F (25.5°C) and 83.9°F (28.83°C), you may wear a wetsuit but will not be eligible for age-group prizes. It is highly likely that the PTO US Open will be a wetsuit-legal event.

There will be a time-trial style start with athletes going off at regular intervals. You will have a short feet-first jump into Lake Carolyn.

Yes, T1 and T2 will be in the same location.

We will be implementing a 20m drafting rule to ensure as fair a race as possible. Competitors will be spread across the course thanks to age-group wave starts.

The bike course is flat and fast on smooth roads.

Road bikes, triathlon bikes and flat-bar hybrid bikes with road tyres are all suitable for the event.

The event makes use of public roads, so riding the course is possible prior to the event. Please take care while riding amongst traffic and obey the rules of the road.

There will be aid stations on the bike for the 100km race. Exact locations are to be confirmed.

The run will be entirely on solid pavement surfaces ideal for a fast time.

Yes, the entirety of the run course is open to the public.

There will be aid stations on the run for all athletes. Exact locations are to be confirmed

About Irving

Centrally situated between Dallas and Fort Worth in northern Texas, Irving was officially incorporated April 14, 1914. This sports-obsessed community is one of the USA’s most diverse cities, a true melting pot of cultures, religions, races, nationalities and beliefs, giving it a uniquely vibrant atmosphere. 

The PTO US Open is based in Irving’s Levy Event Plaza, which opened in 2020 and skirts the edge of Lake Carolyn in the city’s Las Colinas Urban Center. The Las Colinas area boasts stunning lakeside trails and a wealth of dining, hotel and entertainment options fit for the whole family. This includes the Toyota Music Factory, the centrepiece of the entire Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area – a buzzing combination of bars, restaurants and entertainment venues that will satisfy any taste in outdoor activities, food, music and movies.

With plenty of sun, mid-20°C (mid-70°F) temperatures, a huge outdoor playground to explore and varied day- and night-life options, this buzzing location will satisfy both athletes and supporters seeking a memorable vacation experience.

Getting To Irving

Irving’s Levy Event Plaza is just a 10-minute drive from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, making the PTO US Open venue as easily accessible as possible for both domestic and international athletes and their supporters.

Accommodation

There is a wide array of accommodation in Irving to suit all tastes and budgets including several hotels right at the event site near Lake Carolyn in Las Colinas.

Nirvana Europe, the PTO’s official travel partner, are also offering bespoke event travel and accommodation packages for the PTO US Open.

Social Referral Rebate

The PTO Tour Social Referral Rebate programme allows you to earn 100% of your entry fee back. All you need to do is refer three friends to the same race! Here’s how it works…

The Social Referral Rebate programme gives you 100% of your PTO Tour event entry back if you refer three other athletes who also register for the same event. It’s our way of rewarding you for spreading the word about our events.

Once you’ve completed registration, you will receive a registration confirmation email from Active Network. It’s easy to spot – the one with a big QR code in it!

In this email you’ll find a referral link to share with your friends, family, clubmates, clients or whoever else shares your passion for triathlon.

If someone else signs up for the event using your code, that registration counts towards one of your referrals. You’ll need three to get your entry fee rebate.

If you can’t find your link in your Active Network confirmation email, you can follow these steps to get your code.

  • Login to your Active Network account at: myevents.active.com
  • Scroll down until you locate your event registration
  • Directly under the registration, next to text that states: Refer your friends, followed by social media icons, click copy link to get your unique link.

Your entry refund will be processed on the last day of the same month in which your event takes place. It may take a few days to hit your account.

Yes – the relay captain could refer their other teammates to sign up. Team members who sign up will receive their own code upon registering.

No, only entries for the same event will count. So if you enter the PTO US Open, that’s the only event for which your referral link will be valid.

If a registration is transferred, no referral rebate will be applied.

Yes, the referral rebate will be applied based on registration fee of the new category.

No, cancelled registrants will not receive rebates.

In order to qualify, all referred athletes must have a valid registration on the day of the event, whether or not they actually take part in the event or not.

If you entered before the Social Referral Programme was live, you can still take advantage of it. However, the mechanism will be a little different to that outlined above. Please get in touch with us at [email protected]protriathletes.org or [email protected] to start the process.

The Social Referral Rebate programme is non-transferrable. All referred athletes must have valid registrations on the day of the event. Referrals only valid for the same event signed up to by the original referrer. If referrer’s original entry is subsidised, the rebate amount will reflect the subsidised entry amount.

Cancellation policy

Injuries/medical conditions

We understand that sometimes training for an event doesn’t go to plan, so we’re offering a 100% refund up to 21 days prior to the race if you get injured or have another medical issue that prevents you from taking part. For COVID-related cancellations, please see the section below.

All you need to do is send us a medical certificate/acknowledgment of your injury from a healthcare professional and we’ll refund you.

Please get in touch with us at [email protected] to start the process.

COVID

We know that COVID continues to add a level of uncertainty to planning triathlon event schedules but we’re committed to making sure you get the race experience you deserve.

As well as a full refund if the event itself is cancelled due to COVID,  we’re also offering a 100% refund if you’re unable to attend or race a PTO Tour event due to personal COVID related issues – such as a requirement to isolate following contact with an infected individual, infection with COVID, lack of sufficient recovery from a COVID infection or other similar reason.

All you need to do is submit evidence of your positive COVID test (PCR or antigen/lateral flow) or other supporting medical report confirming you inability to race.

Please get in touch with us at [email protected] to start the process.

Becoming a parent

Becoming a parent is an important time in any athlete’s life – and the inflexibility of your race schedule shouldn’t add to the stress. That’s why we’re offering a 100% refund up to 21 days prior to the event if you are imminently due to become a parent or have just become a parent and are prevented from racing due to this.

Please get in touch with us at [email protected] to start the process.

Other circumstances

For non-medical cancellation reasons more than 21 days out from the event, such as family emergencies, bereavements, relocation or other circumstances that prevent you from racing, please get in touch with us at [email protected] and we’ll be as flexible as we possibly can to avoid you missing out.

Covid info

We understand the powerful effect COVID has had on the triathlon world, so to reassure you we’ve put together a simple COVID protocols list and associated cancellation policy.

Covid Protocols

  • All local and national restrictions/guidelines in enforcement at the time of the event will be enforced in addition to any and all PTO COVID requirements which will be clearly communicated prior to the event. 
  • All registered participants and anyone attending on site will be required to follow any mask wearing guidance that may be in place at the time of the event, all of which will be clearly signed. 
  • If entering the country to attend the event, all registered participants and event attendees will be required to follow all travel restrictions in place at the time of travel.
  • All COVID protocols and policies are subject to change as the global COVID situation continues to evolve.
  • If any registered participant or supporter suspects that they may be infected with COVID you are strongly advised to get a test as soon as possible and should under no circumstances attend the event if you have tested positive for COVID within 7 days of the event.
  • If you have any questions or concerns you should contact the event organiser via [email protected]

COVID Cancellation/Refund T&Cs

  • If any PTO Tour event is cancelled or postponed for any reason, COVID or other, all registered participants for the event in question will be eligible for a full refund.
  • If a registered participant is not able to attend or race a PTO Tour event due to personal COVID related issues (i.e. requirement to isolate following contact with an infected individual, infection with COVID, lack of sufficient recovery from a COVID infection or other similar reason they will be eligible for a full refund. To process the refund the registered participant will be required to submit evidence of their positive COVID test (PCR or antigen/lateral flow) or other supporting medical report confirming their inability to race. 
  • Any registered participant who wishes to request a refund for COVID-related reasons should contact the event organiser via the following email address sending an explanation of your reason for requesting a refund along with any supporting evidence (e.g. positive COVID test): [email protected]

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Race Your Race. Watch The Pros.

Or watch the pros and race your race! A whole weekend of world-class triathlon.

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All registration fees are included in the price you see.

FinisherPix Included.

Commemorate your race with high-res images of your day.

Events for everyone.

The perfect family environment to try one, or more, sports.

Ultimate Race Pack.

A top-quality event pack with sustainable gear plus partner goodies.

Supporting the sport, supporting the pros.

Your entry will help support triathlon.

Race Your Race. Watch The Pros.

Or watch the pros and race your race! A whole weekend of world-class triathlon.

Transparent and all-inclusive pricing.

All registration fees are included in the price you see.

Events for everyone.

The perfect family environment to try one, or more, sports.

FinisherPix Included.

Commemorate your race with high-res images of your day.

Ultimate Race Pack.

A top-quality event pack with sustainable gear plus partner goodies.

Supporting the sport, supporting the pros.

Your entry will help support triathlon.

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