Riverwood Golf and Athletic Club Triathlon 2013
Event #3 of the TrySports Triathlon Series
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Riverwood Golf and Athletic Club - Clayton, NC
300 Yard Swim
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 8:00 AM
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The 2nd event in the 2013 TrySports Triathlon Series, the Riverwood Golf and Athletic Club Triathlon is one of the best. Located in Clayton, NC this event is easy to get to and is a great event for the beginner and the advanced triathlete.
The event starts out in the waveless pool at the Riverwood Athletic club and transitions into one of the coolest bike courses around. The bike course is mostly rural and lightly rolling. It is a fast bike course if the wind holds off. The run course takes you through Riverwoods jogging paths and down along the river. The finish takes you to one of the best post event spreads in the state as pizza, pasta and other goodies are under the white tent at the finish line.
This event benefits Habitat for Humanity and Artists in the Schools.
This event raises funds for the Fred Smith Company Charity Challenge. This weekend of activities raises money to fund the Johnston County Habitat for Humanity and the Artists in the Schools programs.
Swim Start List is now posted. Click HERE
Event Site Rules
The Riverwood Golf & Athletic Club Triathlon is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event.
All participants must complete the race in under 2 hours, 15 minutes. Event officials reserve the right to pull a participant off the course if it appears as though that participant will not be able to complete the race in under 2 hours, 15 minutes.
The minimum age allowed for participating in the Riverwood Golf & Athletic Club Triathlon is 10.
1) Friday, April 26th (4:00PM - 6:00PM)
@ Riverwood Golf & Athletic Club - 315 Athletic Club Blvd. - Clayton, NC 27527
2) Saturday, April 27th (6:00AM - 7:30AM) @ Riverwood Golf & Athletic Club - 315 Athletic Club Blvd. - Clayton, NC 27527
Note: Participants must collect his/ her own event packets. Photo ID is required in order to collect event materials. NO ID = NO EVENT. ALL USAT annual members must show a valid USAT membership card or pay the one day membership fee ($12).
There will be a pre-race meeting on Friday at 6PM at the race site. If you have questions, please plan on attending.
Holiday Inn Express
105 Leon Court (I-40 Exit 312 & Hwy 42)
Garner, NC 27529
Policies and Refunds
This event accepts refunds of 50% of the paid event price up to 14 days prior to the event date or until the event has filled. Event entries are not transferable between persons, events or years. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy.
The refund cutoff date was Saturday, April 13, 2013 and has passed. No further refunds requests will be accepted for this event.
In the event of inclement the following procedures will be followed:
The event will be postponed until 8:45AM in hopes the inclement weather will pass.
If inclement weather does not pass by 8:45AM , the event will be changed to a duathlon format.
Every effort will be made to have this event on time on this date. Should this event be cancelled due to an Act of God or other circumstance beyond the race directors control there will be no refunds, credits, or transfers.
NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy.
By registering for this event you agree to this weather policy.
If you would like to volunteer please click on the link below and fill out your information. An event official will touch base with you if volunteers are needed.
Click HERE to view Category Results.
ALL USAT members must show proof of a current membership at packet pick up. If you have recently renewed a membership, then you MUST print out a temporary card or receipt of payment (that shows length of the membership period) to show at packet pick up. We will not take your word for it that your membership is current; you must SHOW us. Failure to do so will result in having to pay the one-day fee of $12.
CLICK HERE to be taken to the USAT website where you can renew your membership or print out a temporary card. You can also renew your membership at packet pick up if that's easier for you.
If I entered my USAT information when I registered, then why do I need to show my card at packet pick up? USAT rules state that all USAT members must show a valid membership card at packet pick up and failure to do so will result in having to pay the 1-day fee. Our events are sanction by USAT, therefore, we must follow these rules. Our website is not connected to USAT's website, so the information that you enter when you register could be incorrect. We must physically document the current expiration date of your membership when you pick up your packet as this is the only way we can confirm 100% that your membership is in fact current.
USAT's "Age Up" Policy:
An athlete's age for any USAT sanctioned race will be his/her age as of Dec. 31, 2013. The age he/she is on 12/31 will determine his/her racing age group. If an athlete is due to "age-up" into the next group, it will happen at the beginning of the year, not after the athlete's birthday. This action aligns regular U.S. age group racing with the method used by USA Triathlon for its National Rankings Program and its new Grand Prix Series.
Example: John Smith is 39 and will turn 40 on November 20, 2013.
John will be considered 40 for all 2012 races - and will race in the 40-44 age group at all 2013 races.
Sally Jones is 29 and will turn 30 on July 3, 2013.
Sally will be considered 30 for all 2012 races - and will race in the 30-34 age group at all 2013 races.
This same policy applies to the all race categories in the TrySports Triathlon Series races (Open, Clydesdale, etc).
Example: Fred Peters is 39 and will turn 40 on August 15, 2013.
Fred has registered to race in the "Open" category.
Since Fred will turn 40 in 2013 and will be considered 40 in all 2013 races, Fred will automatically be switched into the "Masters Open" category.
A participant orientation meeting will be held at 6:00 PM on Friday, April 26th at the race site. We will cover as many details as possible about the race and questions will be encouraged.
All participants must submit a 100 yard swim time for seeding purposes.
Being a pool swim with a staggered start, participants are seeded from fastest to slowest.
It is in your best interest to submit an accurate 100 yard "pace" time for your swim. In other words, don't submit your fastest 100 yard swim time, submit a 100 yard time that represents what you'll do on race day over the event distance.
By seeding yourself properly, you'll end up swimming near people who swim the same pace as you. This will reduce the number of people who you will need to pass or the number of people who will be passing you. Click HERE to learn how to submit and change swim times.
Seeding Order: As with all events in the TTS, Opens & Master Opens will be seeded first (sorted by 100 yard swim time), followed by Age Groupers/Clydesdales/Master Clydesdales/Athenas/Relays (sorted by swim 100 yard swim time). Any athlete who registers at packet pick-up will be seeded AFTER the last pre-registered athlete begins. We will give a 4-5 minute break between the last pre-registered athlete and the first walk-in registered athlete. This is to allow time for the pool to clear so the fast walk-in registered athletes do not have to swim over anyone. Please remember that the Open/Master Open category is for the Elite participants! If this is your first triathlon, this is NOT the category to compete in. Read category descriptions to find the category that fits you best.
Pool Swim Etiquette:
It is appropriate for a swimmer to yield at the wall and wait to be passed if the person behind them is "on their feet" or "tickling their toes". These issues come about it seems from not properly determining an accurate 100 yard swim time.
Changing Swim Times:
EVERYONE should get in the habit of double checking their swim time. Even if you THINK you entered a correct time, DOUBLE CHECK IT! Every single year, at every single pool swim, there are participants that had "fat fingers" and keyed in an extremely incorrect swim time and end up seeded last. So just double check your time to be sure it is keyed in correctly. And remember this is a 100 yard swim split (not 50!).
Our registration system allows for people to access their registrations and adjust their swim times prior to the race.
NOTE: All swim times must be adjusted no later than 14 days prior to the event.
After that, participants will no longer be able to make this adjustment on their registration (the system will lock out any changes). Swim times will not be adjusted after that for any reason.
"Only having lived in the area for a few years I was looking for triathlons in the Raleigh area and someone suggested Riverwood Golf and Athletic Club, they say it used to be one of the best in the Triangle! Well this 27 year veteran of triathlons says it still is! Close to Raleigh, awesome course, rolling countryside bike, with a great run on bike paths and around a lake what more could you ask for. A great meal of cold pasta and very hot pizza at the finish line! Bravo TrySports Series for keeping this gem alive!" - Don White, Former Navy Team Captain at the Hawaii Ironman, 6 time Kona finisher and All Navy Triathlon Team member.
Top 3 in each of the following categories
Open (M & F)
Masters Open (M & F)
Age Groups (M & F):15 & Under,16-19,20-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69, 70-74,75-79,80-84, 85+
Clydesdales (Males - 200 Lbs +)
Masters Clydesdales (Males - 200 Lbs +, 40 & Over)
Athenas (Females - 150 Lbs +)
Relay Teams (one category)
TrySports Triathlon Series rules state that once you compete in a particular race category in a TrySports Triathlon Series race - you must remain in that same category for all future TrySports Triathlon Series races in that calendar year.
Below is a brief description of each race category:
Open - Category for Elite participants. These are typically the fastest people in the race and they compete on an Elite/Professional level.
Masters Open - Same as above, but these Elite participants are 40 and over.
Age Group - Participants competing in their age group.
Clydesdale - Category for male participants who are over 200 lbs.
Master Clydesdale - Category for male participants who are over 200 lbs. and are 40 or over.
Athena - Category for women over 150 lbs.
Relays - Category for participants racing as a team
NOTE: You may fit into one or more of the above categories, so whichever category you choose to compete in is completely your choice. Choose the category that you feel you would have the most fun competing in.