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Jetton Park Triathlon 2014


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TIME:

8:00 AM

DATE:

Saturday, May 10, 2014

PLACE:

Jetton Park, Cornelius, NC

STATUS:

Event Completed

DISTANCE:

750 meter Swim
20K Bike
5K Run

OPEN TILL:

Thursday, May 08, 2014  12:00 AM

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Description

The Jetton Park Triathlon takes place on May 10, 2014 at one of the most beautiful triathlon venues around. Everything about this event is first class. Look for opportunities to win a raffle plus many, many door prizes will be given away. The food is top-notch with such establishments as Brooklyn South Pizza, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Smoothie King, Oh Yeah, and Chick-fil-A present.

You won't want to miss this wonderful event organized by Wakeman Charities. Please visit the Jetton Park Triathlon official website to learn more about this incredible event and the charities it benefits.

Swim:

The 750 meter swim will be in beautiful Lake Norman in Cornelius, NC.  The lake surrounds Jetton Park and will begin from the beach area near the back of the park.  Participants exit the water and have only a short run to reach the transition area. We expect this race to again be wetsuit legal.

Bike:

The bike course exits the park and follows Jetton Road alongside the peninsula and Lake Norman. Participants will enjoy this scenic and rather flat 20 KM route. As always, each intersection will be safely secured by local police and some of the best volunteers around.

Run:

The fast 5K run portion begins and ends inside Jetton Park. It only leaves the park for a short loop before returning to this scenic venue. Aid stations will be provided at the beginning of the run as well as miles 1 & 2 to make sure all athletes stay well hydrated.

Affiliated Charities

This event benefits Brookstone Schools and Lake Norman Community Health Clinic.

Brookstone Schools - a private, non-profit K-6 school founded in 2001 serving low-income children and families. Located in West Charlotte, Brookstone draws its populations from the surrounding area and other economically challenged neighborhoods around the city of Charlotte. They provide superior academics and emphasis the attributes for a successful life: character, responsibility, service, self-reliance, and faith. Current enrollment is 103 children and of the population, 87% qualify for the federal lunch program and are ages 5-12. The long term vision is to serve K-8 of 300 total kids. They empower underprivileged kids for future success by helping them develop a strong work ethic, set goals and strive for academic excellence. Committed to character formation with values of integrity, perseverance, self discipline, respect for others and faith in God.

The Lake Norman Community Health Clinic, established in 1998, is the oldest and largest comprehensive safety net serving the uninsured in the Lake Norman area.  Their mission is to create a medical home for uninsured families and individuals in the communities that they serve.  They strive to empower their patients by educating them on ways to achieve and maintain a healthier lifestyle for themselves and their loved ones.  To date, they have provided care over 38,000 appointments for over 5,700 individuals. They stand ready to provide guidance and referrals to their patients as they adjust to the recent changes in our nation’s healthcare system

Event Site Rules

Event Capacity:

225

USAT Sanctioned:

The Jetton Park Triathlon is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event.

Cut-Off Time:

The cut-off time for the Jetton Park Triathlon is 3:00 hours. Race Directors have the right to pull athletes off of the course at any time if it's evident the athlete will not make the cut-off time.

Minimum Age:

The minimum age allowed for participating in the Jetton Park Triathlon is 10.

Timing System:

The Jetton Park Triathlon will be timed using the ChampionChip Tming System.
(5 splits provided)

Packet Pickup

Friday, May 9, 2014

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Inside-Out Sports - 1514 S. Church St, Charlotte, NC

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Waterfront Hall at Jetton Park - 19000 Jetton Rd, Cornelius, NC

Saturday, May 10, 2014

6:15 AM - 7:30 AM - Waterfront Hall at Jetton Park - 19000 Jetton Rd, Cornelius, NC

 

Refunds

This event does not issue refunds.

Withdrawals

This event does not allow withdrawals.

Transfers

This event does not provide transfers.

Deferrals

This event accepts a one time deferment up to 30 days prior to the event date or until the event has filled.

The deferral event is the 2015 - Jetton Park Triathlon.

There will be a one time $20.00 defer fee.

The deferral cutoff date was Thursday, April 10, 2014 and has passed. No further deferral requests will be accepted for this event.

Policies

Next Year Deferral

Any particpant who cannot compete in the event for any reason will have the option for a one time deferment of their registration into the following years event. The deferral request must be made 30 days before the event date and there will is a $20 deferral fee. If this event is unavailable in the following year, the option to defer to an event with a similar or less amount will be made available within the AAA NCTS triathlon series.

There will be no other refunds, credits, or transfers available for this event.


WEATHER POLICY:
In the event of inclement the following procedures will be followed:

The event will be postponed until 10:45AM in hopes the inclement weather will pass.
If inclement weather does not pass by 10:45AM , 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.

Volunteer

Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to fill out the volunteer form.  A race official will be in touch about the race or go to www.jettontri.com and fill out the volunteer form

Overall Results

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Category Results


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USAT Information

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 $10.

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.

USAT's "Age Up" Policy:

An athlete's age for any USAT sanctioned race will be his/her age as of Dec. 31, 2014 . 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, 2014.

John will be considered 40 for all 2014 races - and will race in the 40-44 age group at all 2014 races.

Sally Jones is 29 and will turn 30 on July 3, 2014.
Sally will be considered 30 for all 2014 races - and will race in the 30-34 age group at all 2014 races.

This same policy applies to all race categories in the North Carolina Series races (Open, Clydesdale, etc).

Example: Fred Peters is 39 and will turn 40 on August 15, 2014.
Fred has registered to race in the "Open" category.
Since Fred will turn 40 in 2014 and will be considered 40 in all 2014 races, Fred will automatically be switched into the "Masters Open" category.

2014 races.

Sally Jones is 29 and will turn 30 on July 3, 2014.
Sally will be considered 30 for all 2014 races - and will race in the 30-34 age group at all 2014 races.

This same policy applies to all race categories in the North Carolina Triathlon Series races (Open, Clydesdale, etc).

Example: Fred Peters is 39 and will turn 40 on August 15, 2014.
Fred has registered to race in the "Open" category.
Since Fred will turn 40 in 2014 and will be considered 40 in all 2014 races, Fred will automatically be switched into the "Masters Open" category.

Mission Statement

Wakeman Charities, Inc.- To organize, promote and conduct fundraising events and activities to raise money to donate to qualified exempt organizations within the Charlotte and Lake Norman area including Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson and Mooresville, NC. These exempt organizations are advocating for programs which support, strengthen and preserve families and children within our community.

2009/2010/2011/2012/2013 Jetton Park Triathlon- The event has been a huge success providing over $125,000 for local charities including the Ace and TJs Grin Kids, The Hope House Foundation, the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, the Brookstone School, and the Levine and Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville, NC. The event has over 40 sponsors and over 175 volunteers. This event has been successful beyond expectations and is truly an amazing community event that has turned into a triathlon favorite within the Charlotte area.

Participant Meeting

PARTICIPANT MEETING:

A participant orientation meeting will be held at 6:00 PM on Friday, May 9th at the race site. We will cover as many details as possible about the race and questions will be encouraged.

Shirt Guarantees

In order to guarantee an event t-shirt for the Jetton Park Triathlon you must pre-register by April 17th.

Additional Details

Award Categories:

Top 3 in each of the following categories

Overall Top 3 M & F

Overall Top 3 Masters M & F

Age Groups (M & F):19 & Under,20-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-Over
Clydesdales (Males - 200 Lbs +)
Athenas (Females - 150 Lbs +)

Relay Teams (one category)

Below is a brief description of each race category:

Age Group - Participants competing in their age group.

Clydesdale - Category for male participants who are over 200 lbs.

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.