AllSportCentral Chip Timed Event
NEW THIS YEAR:
- ALL proceeds go to the Le Mars YMCA Aquatics Department.
- Ladies cut t-shirts will also be available
- Corporate Cup challenge
COURSE: 300 yard swim an the LeMars 6 lane outdoor pool. 15 mile out and back bike on road C30 & K64. 5K run in a residential area. All transitions will take place in the outdoor pool parking lot (bikers and runners exit using the north exit and return at the west).
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SWIM: Swim will be completed in the LeMars Outdoor Pool. It is heated and kept roughly at 82 degrees. It is a 6 lap snake course. Swimmers will cross under the rope every time they touch the west wall of the pool. Swimmers will start, one at a time, approximately every 30-seconds. Your race time will start when start your swim. Please keep all extra materials (towels, shoes, etc) out of the pool area. The pool will be set up for practice on Friday from 5:00 - 8:00pm, during packet pickup. Friday night packet pickup is strongly encouraged.
ONE (T1) - SWIM TO BIKE: Bikes must be racked in the transition area. Spaces will be designated by bib number. If you are unable to find a space notify a race official. Enter the transition area from the pool after the swim by crossing the timing mat and exit by running your bike over the timing mats in the lot exit prior to mounting your bike. You are not allowed to ride your bike in the transition area. No aiding other participants during transitions. A one minute penalty will be added to your time if you are caught giving or receiving aid to enhance your finish. TEAMS: the biker must put their own chip on and unrack their own bike. No team members can assist in this process. ALL teams must exchange their ankle bands at their assigned transition spot.
BIKE:15 Miles ride in LeMars country side, returning to LeMars Outdoor pool parking lot. The course is 7.5 miles out , turn right on K-64 and proceed 2 miles south on K-64 before returning back to the pool and 7.5 miles returning back to the pool parking lot. Place bike number over the cross bar so that it is visible by event officials on either side of your bike. Place helmet number on the front of your helmet so that it is visible by event officials. Participants must wear helmet, helmet numbers and bike numbers during the bike portion of the race. Bikers must walk their bikes both ways over the timing mats. "Slow down" and "Dismount" signs will be posted starting 1 block out from the transition area. You are expected to adhere to the signs. Volunteers will be present to help direct traffic on the bike route to keep all participants as safe as possible. The roads are not closed so watch for vehicles on the road. For your own safety bike helmets will be required to participate in this years event.
TRANSITION TWO (T2) - BIKE TO RUN: Be sure to cross the timing mat when returning to LeMars Outdoor Pool parking lot. "Slow Down" and "Dismount" signs will be posted 1 block prior to the transition area. Dismount bike upon entering the transition area and run your bike to your individual area. Place participant number (BIB) on front of shirt, shorts, or triathlon BIB belt. No aiding or receiving aid in the transition area. A one minute penalty will be added to your own time if you are caught giving or receiving aid. TEAMS: Bikers must rack their own bike and then take off their timing chip. No team members can assist in this process. All teams MUST their ankle bands at their assigned transition spot.
RUN: AN ATTEMPT IS BEING MADE TO REDUCE THE HILLS ON THE RUN ROUTE. 3.1 Mile out and back run with the start/finish being at the LeMars Outdoor Pool. Run begins by exiting out the North side of the pool parking lot. The running route is a mix of hills (balance of both up & down hill) and flats through residential LeMars. Streets are not closed, please watch for traffic. Volunteers will be on hand to help direct the traffic and athletes.
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TRIATHLON NOTES: Participants must wear helmet, helmet numbers, bike numbers, bib facing forward during run and mark numbers on body for the swim. Assigned Chip MUST be on ankle using a Velcro strap during all phases of the event. Chip and strap will be returned at finish line.
This is not a USAT sanctioned event. We are here to have a good time and enjoy the beautiful area.
Please be at LeMars Outdoor Pool Parking Lot with transition area setup,numbers on and ready to go by 8:20AM instructions start at 8:35 AM.
Spectators are not allowed in the transition area at anytime, before, during, or after the event. Spectator areas will be set up in the pool and around the transition area. This is for the safety and security of the athletes and their equipment. Please help us out by reminding ALL spectators (family & friends) to remain outside of the orange fence at all times.
SPONSORS: The event is co-hosted by the LeMars YMCA, Blue Bunny, Le Mars Hy-Vee, and numorous other sponsors (TBA)
GOODIES: T-shirt (unisex and ladies cut available) and others TBA.
TEAM = 2-3 people, 1 participant per event.
Must be 15 to participant (individual and team entries)
PACKET PICKUP: will take place on the Friday prior to the event from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. The outdoor pool will be open to practice swimming. Early registration and Friday night packet pickup are strongly encouraged.
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES the Monday prior to event at 11:59pm. Any registrations taken after Sept 4th may have to start at the end.
After Online Registration closes, participants may register by contacting the event up to 8:00pm the Friday prior to the event. ABSOLUTELY NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN AFTER THAT. Call 712-546-6655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
T-shirts are not guaranteed with a registration received after August 24th. Ladies cut now available!
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REFUND POLICY: There are no refunds, but we would be happy to transfer your registration to next years event. Simply contact the event to notify them that you will not be able to participate in this year's event and would like to transfer your registration to next year. Your status will then be updated to "Transferred" online. The following year, you will need to register online then contact us. We will process a refund for your previous years registration. To be eligible for a transfer at no additional fee, you will need to register when the dollar amount is equal to the value from the previous year. Transfers must also be completed no later than four weeks prior to event date.
Individuals who do need hotel rooms may reserve the discounted rate one of two ways - Of course, first they may call the hotel directly at 712-546-1700 and tell the hotel agent they are in town for the Triathlon. The other way would be to book on-line.
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