Yo Heave Ho! Booty Practice Day Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


What is the schedule for the practice day?

7:30 am –  Ride start.
Varying Times - Individuals begin the run after completing the bike course at their own pace.

Where is the start/finish location?

Mill Whistle Brewing (1354 Lennoxville Road) is hosting our practice day event and will serve as the start/stop location for both the bike and the run.

How many athletes will be participating?

See the participant list on the event website at https://app.racereach.com/event/yo-heave-ho-2/participants/

Will I need to setup a “transition area” for myself?

There will not be a formal transition area. Participants are encouraged to use their vehicles to stage the items they will need during transition.

Will my bike and other equipment be safe while I am running?

We can not guarantee the safety of any personal items left in and around the parking lot during the practice day.  All items should be secured within personal vehicles and bikes should be locked to secure personal bike racks. 

Will there be any sort of timing provided for the practice day?

No.  The practice day is intended for course exploration only.  No timing equipment will be used.

Will promotional items be available to purchase at the practice day?

No.  Unfortunately, promotional items will not be available for sale at the practice day but they can be purchased online.

How can I view the Crystal Coast Triathlon Event transition area and swim course?

The official event transition area is located on the NC Maritime Museum property on West Beaufort Road Extension.  Practice day participants are encouraged to stop there on practice day to view the area including the newly constructed running path under the Gallant's Channel Bridge.


Are the Practice Day routes marked?

The routes are NOT MARKED.You are strongly encouraged to download the routes to a GPS device and/or have the turn-by-turn instructions handy.Practice day routes are available at https://app.racereach.com/event/yo-heave-ho-2/practice-courses/.Copies of the turn-by-turn instructions will be provided at the start.

What is the distance for the practice day bike course?

The practice day bike course is 56-miles.

What if I can’t make the distance on the bike?

Because the group will depart from the start location in pace groups from fastest to slowest, an individual can choose to drop out of the current group to be picked up by the following group riding at a slower pace.

However, this is not officially a "no-drop" ride.  Participants are encouraged to know the route, be entirely self-supported, and be realistic in the distances attempted.

How different are the practice day courses from the actual event courses?

The Practice Day bike course is identical to the HALF BOOTY event course except for variations required due to the modified start/finish location.  

The Practice Day run course is identical to the Half Booty run course and the first loop of the Full Booty course except for variations required due to the modified start/finish location.

Where can I download the practice day routes to my GPS device?

Practice day route links are available on the “Practice Day Courses” page of the practice day website at  https://app.racereach.com/event/yo-heave-ho-2/practice-courses/

Nutrition and Hydration

What food and hydration will be provided?

Food and drinks will NOT be provided for the practice ride.  Participants are required to provide all their own items for nutrition and hydration.

Convenience stores are identified along the route for potential stops to purchase food and drink as required.

Bike Course Support

Will SAG be provided for the bike course?

Mechanical support is NOT PROVIDED for the practice day.

Will there be a supported rest stop/aid station?

Convenience stores and other options for nutrition/hydration/restroom facilities along the route will be identified.  However, no official supported rest stop or aid station will be provided.

What do I need to have with me on the bike course?

Required Items:
  • Helmet
 Strongly Suggested Items:
  • Red taillight
  • Headlight
  • Cell phone 
  • All tools and supplies in case of mechanical problems (spare tube, CO2 cartridges and regulator or pump, flat repair kit, allen wrenches, etc.)
  • GPS routing device and/or copy of the turn-by-turn instructions
  • Multiple water bottles
  • Nutrition
  • Money

Run Course Support

Will there be a supported rest stop/aid station?

No. Rest stops/aid stations are not provided for the practice day.

What do I need to have with me on the run course?

Strongly Suggested Items:
  • Cell phone 
  • GPS routing device and/or copy of the turn-by-turn instructions
  • Money

Enjoying the Weekend before/after the Bike and Run

Can I get a swim in while I am at the Crystal Coast?

Yes! The Yo Heave Ho! Booty Practice Day is sponsored by the Sports Center in Morehead City which offers an indoor aquatic center.  

What else is going in Beaufort on practice weekend?

Beaufort is hosting the Little  League Parade on Saturday April 6.  The parade starts at 9 a.m. and goes from Town Hall (701 Front Street) to the Maritime Museum (315 Front Street).  Your support crew may enjoy the parade while you are out on your bike!
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