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Ruble Triathlon LLC

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trine triple sprint triathlon 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2019

3 x (300 yard Swim, 5 mile -draft legal- bike, 1.25 mile run)

**separate NCAA WOMEN AND AGE GROUP RACE'S**

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MAIN RACE INFO

Race Location - Trine State Recreation Area  - 173 W Feather Valley Rd, Fremont, IN 46737

Race Start - 8:00 AM(AG RACE #1); 8:45(NCAA RACE #1); 9:30(AG#2); 10:15(NCAA#2); 11:00(AG#3); 11:45(NCAA#3)

Park Entry Opens For Racers - 6:00 AM

Packet Pickup and Day before(9-13-19) Registration -  Noon - 7:00pm - Bike and Soul - 120 N Public Square, Angola, IN 46703

Mandatory Collegiate Race Briefing(9-13-19) - 5:00pm- Trine State Recreation Area

Race Day(9-14-19) Packet Pickup and Registration - 6:00am-7:30am - Trine State Recreation Area

Mandatory Race Day Briefing(9-14-19) - 7:30am- Trine State Recreation Area

Course Maps - scroll down

Ages 13(by 12-31-19) and up

NCAA Races ---> Womens Triple Sprint Triathlon

Age Group Races ----> Triple Sprint Triathlon, Triple Sprint Aquabike, 2 Person and 3 Person Relay Divisions

Limited to 300 total racers

WHAT IS A TRIPLE SPRINT TRIATHLON?

*New fast fun format with varying starts and a draft legal bike

*Combines NCAA Women(home course race for the Trine University Triathlon Team) and Age Group racing 

*Competitors will race 3 super sprint distance draft legal triathlons all in one morning

*Start times will be every 45 minutes rotating between Age Group and NCAA Women, so each division starts a race every 90 minutes

*Start formats will vary from mass deep water, to individual TT dock starts, to championship wave starts

*Races #2 and #3 are designed to allow all ability levels to mix it up in ways they cannot in traditional race formats - this will encourage everyone and allow better experience for each athlete see "tentative schedule" for specifics

*All bike legs will be draft legal, which puts a new dynamic into each race and allows road bike lovers to use their favorite bike at no disadvantage.  You may have a chance to use team tactics in a race like this as well.

*All bikes must have road or flat bars, no Time Trial bikes will be allowed at this event nor whill disc wheels be allowed

*Both the bike and run course have rolling hills and a few curves

*With a rotating start and a spectator friendly race course/format - there should be a good audience for each race

*Final results will be based on cumulative time across all 3 races.

 

 

WHAT YOU GET

*Professionally chip timed event

*USAT sanctioned race

*All participants get a race t-shirt

*All finishers get a medal

*Swim in Gentian Lake at Trine State Recreation Area

*Bike on smooth roads with rolling hills and moderate curves

*Run on rolling hills over mostly smooth pavement with one crushed gravel out and back

*Varying format races ('What is a Triple Sprint" sections above)

*Aid stations in the transition and on the run

*Wetsuits allowed per USAT rulings on water temperature 

*First Place Medals for age group winners, male and female

*Trophies for overall and masters winners

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Friday, September 13th

Noon - 7:00 PM: Packet pickup and late registration @ Bike and Soul

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Optional  practice Swim for all racers

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Mandatory Collegiate Race Briefing @ Trine State Recreation Area

Saturday, September 14th

6:00 AM-7:30 AM: Race day registration, timing chip pickup, body marking, and packet pickup

6:00 AM – 7:30 AM: Transition area open for bike and running gear setup

7:30 AM: Mandatory pre-race meeting 

8:00 AM: Age Group Race #1 Start (mass deep water start)

8:45 AM: NCAA Race #1 Start (mass deep water start)

9:30AM: Age Group Race #2 Start (tt dock start every 10" slowest finisher from race #1 goes first, fastest goes last)

10:15 AM: NCAA Race #2  (tt dock start every 3" slowest finisher from race #1 goes first, fastest goes last)

11:00 AM: Age Group Race #3 (wave dock starts, fastest finishers from race #2 in wave #1 to fastest in the last, 3-5 equal numbered waves leaving 1' apart)

11:45 AM: NCAA  Race #3 (wave dock starts, slowest finishers from race #2 in wave #1 to fastest in the last, 3-5 equal numbered waves leaving 30" apart)

1:00 PM: Awards (final placings and associated NCAA team scoring based on cumulative times across all 3 races) 

PARKING

*There is plenty of parking on-site, a volunteer will direct you to the preferred lot.   Most racers will be directed to a large grasss parking lot by park officials and(or) volunteers.

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

*Chip timed results with all splits

*Post-race results will be on this website in addition to being up on display at the race site as soon as available.

*Results will include overall cumulative times +placings, individual times for each race, splits for all segments of each race including transitions, and placings.

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

*Age Group Males must wear speedo-cut bottoms, jammers, or shorts + a top that covers the torso, no bear chests

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

*Collegiate racers must wear NCAA approved uniforms

SWIM COURSE

*This is a lake swim at Gentian lake with varying starts (see notes above 'Tentative Schedule' section)

*Buoys will mark the course turns

*A few safety personel will be on the water

*For TT start races 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 - you must swim in yours

*Water temperature will likely be cold enough for wetsuits this time of year. 

*Water temperatures up to and including 78 degrees wetsuits are allowed for Age Groupers

*Age Groupers if the water temperature is between 78-84 degrees you can still wear a wetsuit but will be asterisk in results

*Collegiate racers can only wear a wetsuit if water temps are below 68 degrees

*Water temperatures is at 84 degrees or higher no wetsuits allowed.

*See ‘USAT Rules’ section below for more info on rules regarding wetsuits.

*Any other rules specific to NCAA racing will be applied to that race separate from the Age Group races

*Swim course map scroll down

TRANSITION

*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 main Gentian Lake parking lot next to the welcome center

*Only participants and volunteers can enter the transition area.

*Transition will have bins to throw gear post swim

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

*There will be an aid station near the transition

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

BIKE COURSE

*Bike course map scroll down

*Road bikes only with no aerobars unless they are bridged and do not extend past brake hoods

*No disc wheels, all wheels must have a minimum of 12 spokes

*Helmets must met CPSC standards and not be damaged or altered

*The bike course is closed to traffic with police at the park exit and all intersections stopping traffic.

*There will be a few caution signs in place for a few sharper turns on course

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

*Bike and Soul Angola help with any last minute bike problems and provide pumps.  Otherwise volunteers will do their best and I'll provide some pumps and equipment for quick fixes.

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

*There are no aid stations on the bike course, but there is one near transition and on the run

*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 the pre-race meeting.

RUN COURSE

*The run courses will be mostly smooth pavement on a bike path, with a small portion on the road, course has a few curves and hills

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

*There will be 1 aid station near the midpoint of the run along with one accessible near transition.   My discretion on temperature whether we need additional.

*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

*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

*There will be a few porta-johns on site and the park has a small restroom. 

*During the race 1 of the 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 each race will become a duathlon with a 1/2 mile run start.

*If it’s unsafe to ride the race will become a swim and run.

*If it's unsafe to swim and ride the race will become just a run.

*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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFFICIAL DRAFT LEGAL RULES COMING SOON!!