What is a race number belt?

All participants must wear their race number (sometimes called a bib) during the run portion of a triathlon. Some athletes put on shorts and/or a t-shirt over their swimsuits after the swim, and simply pin their bibs to their shorts or shirts before the race. For those athletes who race in their swimsuits (or tri suits), there is nothing to pin their bib to. They use a race belt, or tri-belt, which is a very simple stretchy band with two plastic prongs to attach a race number. As these athletes leave the transition zone in T2, they clip the belt (with the bib already attached) around their waist, and continue to the run segment.

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1. What happens to my bike while I'm swimming and running?
2. What does transition mean?
3. What is a wave start?
4. What is it like to swim in open water?
5. Why do I have to race in the swim cap I was given?
6. I have a mountain bike. Is it OK to ride that?
7. Why is bike fit so important?
8. What is a race number belt?
9. Why is hydration so important?
10. Why can't I have someone pick up my packet?
11. What about refunds or credits?
12. What do I get in my packet?
13. Will the race be capped?
14. How early should I arrive?
15. What should I bring with me?
16. Can I listen to a music device while I am biking or running in the race?
17. Where are the pre/post race restrooms located?
18. Where is the start & finish line?
19. Will food and drink be available after the race?
20. Where will the Post-Race Party be?