Smithfield Sprint 2013
Event #1 of the Virginia Triathlon Series
Saturday, April 06, 2013
300 Meter Swim
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 10:00 AM
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Located on the outskirts of picturesque Smithfield in the Southeast corner of Virginia this race will become one of your early season favorites. A short pool swim followed by lightning fast bike and run courses this race will be THE race to check your legs and see how your base training has been coming along. If you are a novice and looking to check out the sport, this is a great event. You'll feel safe on the rural bike course and will have a semi-urban run to keep you interested during the 5K of the final leg. With a 10AM start you'll be able to drive in the morning of the event and then stick around for all the post race BBQ you can eat.
This event features our signature Technical T-shirts, Finisher's medals, Professional DJ, Bounce House and post race BBQ feast (with vegetarian option) courtesy of Smokin Joe's BBQ!
This event benefits The Luter Family YMCA.
This race benefits the host of our race, the Luter Family YMCA. The YMCA's Strong Communities Program provides financial assistance to folks that would like to take advantage of the programs at the YMCA but otherwise couldn't. Please consider making a donation to this worthy cause during the registration process.
Please note that many races in the VTS will be offering women's sized shirts. If you have registered for a race and want a women's sized shirt, please double check the sizing chart HERE as the women's shirts tend to run small. If you want to change your shirt size you have until 4 weeks prior to the race to do so. Anyone registering within 4 weeks of the event is not guaranteed a specific size or style of shirt.
On Site Health & Wellness Sponsor: Ghent Chiropractic
Ghent Chiropractic will be the on site health & wellness sponsor. They will be offering at event services for Smithfield Sprint participants. Ghent Chiropractic specializes in the prevention, management and rehabilitation of sports related injuries. Their doctors have certifications in Active Release Techniques, athletic training and as an IRONMAN network provider and Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.
Contact 622-1222 or visit www.ghentchiro.com to learn how they can
help you move better and enhance athletic performance.
Event Site Rules
This event is limited to the first 500 registrations.
This is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event. Click HERE for a brief description of common USAT rules and how you can avoid getting a penalty in this event.
Updating Your Swim Time
The last day to change your swim time is Friday March 22nd. You can do this by logging into your profile, selecting this race registration and updating your swim time. Be sure to enter your time in MM:SS format.
Based upon your estimated 100 yard swim time you will be assigned a specific start time. It is in your best interest to submit a time as accurate as possible. Submitting a time that is too fast for you puts you up with swimmers who will be passing you during the swim - not good for you or them. Putting a time that is too slow places you with slower swimmers and forces you to have to pass everyone. The ideal scenario for all participants is to have people submit accurate times - the whole swim flows better.
Note - You should not submit your "all-out effort" time. The time that should be submitted isthe 100-yard "pace" that you can maintain for the entire swim.
Transition Area Rules
We will be allowing athletes to remove their bikes and gear out the rear exit of the transition area 15 athletes at a time. Please be respectful of your fellow athletes and give them a clear transition area to race through throughout the entire event.
1) Friday, April 5th - 5-7 PM
Location: Luter Family YMCA
259 James Street
Smithfield, VA 23430
2) Saturday, April 6th - 8-9:30 AM
Location: Luter Family YMCA
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). If you take a photo of your ID that will be sufficient for photo ID purposes.
Pre Race Meeting: An extensive pre-race meeting will take place at 6PM on Friday. If this is your first race, come to this meeting to have your questions answered. A second brief meeting willl occur at 9:45 just outside the pool on race morning.
Host Hotel Hampton Inn Smithfield
For reservations go to www.smithfieldsuitesva.hamptoninn.com
Enter the dates ranging from APRIL 5-6, 2013.
Enter the group code (TRI) under Group/Convention code.
You will see your group block name and all of the rooms types and rates that are available to be booked.
Guests will proceed to make their own reservations using their own credit cards to guarantee their rooms.
Once again, the rates are as follows:
Standard Queens ~ Contain (2) Queen Beds = $95.00 plus tax
Studio King Suites ~ Contain (1) King Bed and (1) Double Sleeper Sofa = $109.00 plus tax
Studio Queen Suites ~ Contain (2) Queen beds and (1) Double Sleeper Sofa = $109.00 plus tax
Please keep in mind that the group cutoff date is 3/18/13. Please make your reservations prior to this date in order to receive the group rate.
Policies and Refunds
50% of your entry fee will be refunded until March 22, 2013 or until the event has filled. No refunds will be issued for any reason after March 22, 2013. Event entries are not transferable between persons, events or years. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to the stated refund policy. By registering for this event you agree to these refund terms. To request a refund you must complete the refund request form using the link below BEFORE the posted refund deadline.
Every effort will be made to have this event on time on this date. Should this event be completely cancelled due to an Act of God or other circumstance beyond the race directors control there will be no refunds, credits, or transfers.
Online regsitrations received before March 6th will receive the shirt size ordered during online registration process at packet pick-up. Registrations received on or after March 6th will receive a shirt but the size requested will not be gauranteed. If you need to exchange your shirt for a different size this will only be allowed after packect pick-up closes on race morning.
Purchase Event Photos
There was not a photographer at this event. We will have a group here in 2014.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of any successful event. If you would like to volunteer for this race just click on the link below and we will put you to work! Click HERE to see a listing of typical volunteer jobs.
Results by Category
CLICK HERE to view Category Results.
Top 3 in each of the following categories:
Overall (M & F)
Masters Overall (M & F 40+)
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 - 220 Lbs)
Athenas (Females - 165 Lbs +)
Military (M & F)
Relay Teams (One Category)
VTS rules state that once you compete in a particular event category, you must remain in that same category for all future VTS events in that calendar year. Click Here for detailed information on the race divisions and series scoring.
Thanks for making this event your first triathlon! There are many more people like yourself who will be racing this type of event for the first time. Below are links to information that you will want to review before race weekend.
Race Number & Body Marking
USAT Triathlon Rules
Water Temperature & Wetsuits
Do you still have questions? If so please review these FAQ's. If you still have questions after reviewing this information please click here.