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Ruble Triathlon LLC

spirit mind body youth ADULT TRI 

SATURDAY JULY 25TH, 2020

300 YARD POOL Swim, 8 mile bike, 2 mile run

(DETAILS BELOW ON SHORTER KIDS RACES)

MAIN RACE INFO

Race Location - Jorgensen Family YMCA, Outdoor Pool - 10313 Aboite Center Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Race Start - 7:30 AM (adults); 9:00 AM (kids)

Packet Pickup and Day before(7-24-20) Registration -  5pm-8pm -Jorgensen Family YMCA - 10313 Aboite Center Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Race Day(7-25-20) Packet Pickup and Registration - 5am-7am(ADULTS) 5am-8:30am(KIDS) - Jorgensen Family YMCA - 10313 Aboite Center Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Course Maps - scroll down

Limited to 200 adult racers and 100 kids racers

Ages 12(by 12-31-20) and up in the adult race

Ages 6-11(again by 12-31-20) in the kids races

Kids and Adult Sprint Triathlon, Adult Duathlon(1/2 mile run to stat), Adult Aquabike, Adult 2 Person and Adult 3 Person Relay Divisions

Separate transitions for kids this year and a new course for the kids to allow for faster progression of races

KIDS RACE DISTANCES (new course format for sending races off quickly and still very safely)irun

Ages 10-11 - 100 yard pool swim, 1 mile bike, 1 mile run *1st wave after adults

Ages 8-9 - 50 yard pool swim, 1 mile bike, 1/2 mile run *2nd wave after adults

Ages 6-7 - 25 yard pool swim, 1 mile bike, 1/4 mile run *3rd wave after adults

WHAT YOU GET

*Professionally chip timed event

*USAT sanctioned race

*All participants get a race t-shirt

*All finishers get a medal

*Swim in the Jorgensen YMCA outdoor pool

*Bike on flat to rolling city and county roads

*Run on paved trails near the Jorgensen YMCA property(Kids XC style grass run)

*Time trial pool start with snake style swim formate

*Aid stations in the transition and on the run

*Wetsuits allowed per USAT rulings on water temperature, wetsuit legal up to and includiing 78 degrees, 78.1 to 83.9 dergrees wetsuit allowed you'll just be ineligible for awards - yes all this is applicable even for a pool swim

*Divisions for age group awards TBD per race number

*Overall and Masters winner awards male and femaile

*First tPlace Medals for all adult and kids age groups(per race #'s), male and female

*Other awards TBD

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Friday, July 24th

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Packet pickup and late registration @ the Jorgensen YMCA

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Beginners clinic @ the Jorgensen YMCA with Ruble Triathlon Coaching

Saturday, July 25th

5:00 AM-7:00 AM: Adult race day registration, timing chip pickup, body marking, and packet pickup

5:00 AM- 8:30 AM: Kids race day registration, timing chip pickup, body marking, and packet pickup

5:00 AM – 7:00 AM: Adult transition area open for bike and running gear setup

5:00 AM-8:30 AM: Kids transition area open for bike and running gear setup

7:00 AM: Mandatory adult pre-race meeting

7:30 AM: Adult race start

8:30 AM: Mandatory kids pre-race meeting

9:00 AM: Kids triathlon start (10-14 year olds finish their race first followed by 8-9 year olds, and last 6-7 year olds)

11:00 AM: Awards

SANCTIONING

*These are USAT sanctioned events so you’ll need to purchase a one day license or have an annual membership upon registration.  All that is taken care of on the Active.com registration link, or when registering in person.

PARKING

*There is plenty of parking on-site.  It is encouraged to park in one of the back lots behind the YMCA or in the Summit Middle School or Homestead High School parking lot.

PACKET PICKUP/REGISTRATION

*Bring a photo ID and your USAT License (if you have one) to packet pickup and registration.

*USAT waivers and one day USAT licenses will be taken care of here.

*Cash, check and credit card payments(3% fee) can be accepted for day before and race day registrations.

RACE TIMING, RESULTS, AND TIMING CHIP PICKUP

*The race will be chip timed by a professional timing company

*Post-race results will be posted on this website and will be put up on display at the race site as soon as available.

*Adult results will include overall time, splits for all segments of the race including transitions, and placings.

*Kids results will inlude overall time only

*Timing chips will be given out in race bags for pre-registered and day before registration.   Race Day given out as you register

*Soft neoprene ankle straps will be provided to secure the timing chips.

NUMBERING

*All participants must be body marked race morning with a permanent marker by a volunteer, and will receive a wristband at packet pickup that is mandatory to wear during the race with their number on it.

*Participants will receive a numbered sticker to place on their bicycle. 

*Wristband and bike sticker must match to take your bike out of transition after the race.

CLOTHING

*Males must wear speedo-cut bottoms, jammers, or shorts at minimum. 

*Shirtless torsos are allowed for men only.

*Females must wear swim suit bottoms and public swimming appropriate tops at minimum.

ASSISTING YOUR KIDS DURING THEIR RACE

*Talk to a volunteer or race director if you are unsure, but we are very relaxed about this and do allow parents to help their kids out (tying shoes in transition, putting helmets on, helping out of the pool, running alongside them while they bike or run, etc)

SWIM 

*This is a pool swim at Jorgensen YMCA outdoor pool.

*Lifeguards will be on duty.  Most swimmers will be able to touch the bottom for a majority of the pool swim.

*Participants are encouraged to try and swim across the pool and not use the bottom, lane lines, or walls to aid in forward momentum.  Try to take rest breaks at the end of the lanes versus midway down the pool.

*Participants will be sent into the water, one at a time, every 3-5”.

*Race numbers do not determine starting order.  This is a self-seeded start by ability.  Faster swimmers will go first.

*Your individual chip time starts when you cross the mat to enter the water, and stops at the run finish.

*Swim caps will be provided.

*Pool temperatures are not anticipated to be cold enough to allow the use of wetsuits (78 degrees or lower).  See ‘USAT Rules’ for more info on rules regarding wetsuits.

*Adults will snake swim (50 yards per lane keeping right) to hit 300 yards.

*Kids will be sent in waves with each staying within their own lane with 2 max per lane.

*Swim course map scroll down

TRANSITION

*There will be a separate transition for kids and adults.

*Participants are to place bicycles, helmets, sunglasses, run shoes, hats, etc in the transition area.

*Volunteers will assist in proper racking of bicycles on the bike racks and how to lay out transition items.

*Maximum of 8 bicycles per rack, first come first serve placement.

*Transition will be in the northwest corner of the main parking lot. 

*Only participants and volunteers can enter the transition area during the race.

*Participants enter transition for the first time during the race after the swim finish to get their bicycles and head out onto the bike course.

*Participants enter transition for the second and final time during the race after finishing the bike course, re-rack their bicycles, and start the run.

* No nudity is allowed in transition, please plan race clothing accordingly.

BIKE 

*The adult bike course is open to traffic with police at the bike start and all intersections stopping traffic.

*The kids course will stay on paved trails closed to vehicles.

*All turns, and turn-around points, will be marked with roadside signs and road markings.

*A mechanic will be on hand to help with any last minute bike problems and provide pumps.

*All adult participants are responsible for fixing their own flat tires and minor mechanicals while on the bike course.

*Mechanics and volunteers will do their best to help kids race participants with mechanicals on the bike course.

*A vehicle will be following the last biker on the adult course, and can pick up any participant who has had a race ending mechanical failure.

*Participants finishing the bike leg in the adult race will merge off of Aboite Center Road, onto the sidewalk at the Summit Middle School bus exit.  Cones, signs and a volunteer will direct bikers here.  Ride slowly and DO NOT PASS on the sidewalk.

*See ‘Food and Water’ for details on bike course water.

*See ‘USAT Rules’ for more info on cycling rules.  Cycling rule specifics and other rules will be gone over in more detail at the beginner’s clinic and pre-race meetings.

*Bike course map scroll down

RUN

*The run courses will be mostly pavement with some grass for both adults and kids.

*The courses will be marked with signs and chalk.  Volunteers will also help direct runners.

*See ‘Food and Water’ for details on water.

*Run course map scroll down

HELMETS AND AUDIO DEVICES

*All participants must complete the bike portion wearing a helmet approved by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  Check your helmet for this sticker.

*Headphones, headsets, walkmans, ipods, mp3 players, or personal audio devices, etc. are not to be carried or worn at any time during the race.

* See ‘USAT Rules’ for more info on all rules.

RELAYS/AQUABIKER

*2-3 member adult relay teams are allowed

*Relay teams will share a timing chip and transfer the chip in the transition area.

*Aqua bikers will swim and bike with all the triathlete racers and then need to do a short walk or jog after transition 2 to finish

*More info on AQ and Relays soon

RESTROOMS

*YMCA Restrooms will be available pre and post-race. 

*During the race 1 porta-john will be available near the transition area.

T-SHIRTS, MEDALS, AWARDS

*T-Shirts will be in the race packet. 

*Finisher medals will be given at the finish line. 

*A small number of post-race awards may be given out in gender and age based categories per total participant numbers(TBD)

FOOD AND WATER

*Water will be available at the transition area and on the run course.

*No water will be available on the bike course, so please plan accordingly. 

*Drinks and some snack food will be available post-race at the finish line.

CONTINGENCY PLANS

*In the event it is unsafe to swim in the outdoor pool, the swim will be taken indoors and may be shortened.  The bike and run will continue as planned. 

*If it’s unsafe to swim outdoors and bike, it will be an indoor swim followed by the originally planned run distance. 

*The race start may be delayed up to 1 hour if the weather is anticipated to clear up.

*If weather forces a cancellation we can offer a 50% discount to a future 2019 event.

USAT RULES

*A complete list of USAT rules can be found at www.usatriathlon.org.  A list of commonly violated rules can be found below  the course maps on this page. Rules will be gone over at the pre-race meeting on Saturday.

*If all participants do their best to follow the rules and race fairly, there should be no issues.

SWIM COURSE MAP

 

 

 

BIKE COURSE MAP

 

 

 

RUN COURSE MAP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most Commonly Violated Rules and Penalties

1. Helmets:

Only helmets approved by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) may be used in USAT sanctioned events. Helmets must be worn at all times while on your bike. This means before, during, and after the event.

Penalty: Disqualification

 

2. Chin Straps:

Chin straps must be buckled at all times when on a bicycle. DO NOT unbuckle your chin strap unless you are off your bicycle.

Penalty: Disqualification on the course; Variable time penalty in transition area only.

 

3. Outside Assistance:

No assistance other than that offered by race and medical officials may be used. Triathlons and duathlons are individual tests of fitness.

Penalty: Variable time penalty

 

4. Transition Area:

All equipment must be placed in the properly designated and individually assigned bike corral. The wheel of the bicycle must be down on the side of the assigned space. All participants must return their bicycles to an upright position in their designated bicycle corral. No person shall interfere with another participant’s equipment or impede the progress of another participant. All bar ends must be solidly plugged. No participant shall bring ANY glass containers into the transition area.

Penalty: Variable time penalty

 

5. Drafting:

Drafting--keep at least three bike lengths of clear space between you and the cyclist in front. If you move into the zone, you must pass within 15 seconds.

Position--keep to the right hand side of the lane of travel unless passing.

Blocking--riding on the left side of the lane without passing anyone and interfering with other cyclists attempting to pass.

Overtaken--once passed, you must immediately exit the draft zone from the rear, before attempting to pass again.

Penalty: Variable time penalty

 

6. Course:

All competitors are required to follow the prescribed course and to stay within all coned lanes. Cutting the course is an obvious violation and going outside the course is a safety issue. Cyclists shall not cross a solid yellow center line for ANY reason. Cyclists must obey all applicable traffic laws at all times.

Penalty: Referee's discretion

 

7. Unsportsmanlike-Like Conduct:

Foul, harsh, argumentative or abusive language or other unsportsmanlike conduct directed at race officials, USA Triathlon officials, volunteers, spectators or fellow athletes is forbidden.

Penalty: Disqualification

 

8. Headphones:

Headphones, headsets, walkmans, ipods, mp3 players, or personal audio devices, etc. are not to be carried or worn at any time during the race.

Penalty: Variable time penalty

9. Race numbers:

All athletes are required to wear race numbers at all times during the run. Numbers must face the front and be clearly visible at all times. Numbers may not be cut or folded or altered in any way. DO NOT transfer your number to any other athlete or take a number from an athlete that is not competing.

Penalty: Variable time penalty for missing or altered number, Disqualification and one year suspension from membership in USAT for transferring a number without race director permission.

10. Wetsuits:

Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wetsuit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wetsuit at their own discretion, provided, however that participants who wears a wetsuit within such temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Above 84 degrees, wetsuits are prohibited.

 

11. Abandonment:

All personal equipment and belongings taken out onto the course must stay on the athlete the entire time. No garbage, clothing, etc. shall be thrown on the course.

Sprint Distance Penaltys

1st Offense - 2:00

2nd Offense - 4:00

3rd Offense - Disqualificiation