Twin Rivers YMCA Triathlon 2013
Event #4 of the TrySports Triathlon Series
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Twin Rivers YMCA - New Bern, North Carolina
400 Yard Swim
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 8:00 AM
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The swim is a 400 yard pool swim at the Twin Rivers YMCA's outdoor pool facility. Participants enter the pool through an zero entry ramp and start at one side of the pool and snake their way up and down each lane as they work towards the other side of the pool. All participants must submit a 100 yard swim time for starting positioning purposes. Participants will be placed from fastest to slowest. It is in your best interest to submit an accurate 100 yard "pace" time for your 400 yard swim. 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 bike course is one 10 mile loop. The course is flat and takes place in neighborhood roads that surround Twin Rivers YMCA. The roads are open to traffic, with intersections manned by New Bern Police Department and Volunteers to control traffic through though out the ride and maximize safety.
The 5K run course is a loop around the historic Ghent neighborhood, right outside of Downtown New Bern. The course is almost completely flat with a few small inclines.
This event benefits YMCA's Annual Support Campaign.
This allows the YMCA to:
- Teach a child to swim
- Provide an enriching summer day camp and/or winter day camp experience
- Provide families with quality after school childcare
- Provide memberships to those who normally couldn't afford one
RUN COURSE has changed. Please take a look at the new course map. We believe this course will be safer and more enjoyable for all athletes.
Event Site Rules
The Twin Rivers YMCA 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 Twin Rivers n YMCA Triathlon is 12.
The Twin Rivers YMCA Triathlon will be timed using the ChampionChip Tming System.
(5 splits provided)
1) Friday, May 17 (5:00PM - 7:00PM)
@ Twin Rivers YMCA - 100 YMCA Ln - New Bern, NC
2) Saturday, May 18 (6:00AM - 7:30AM)
@ Twin Rivers YMCA - 100 YMCA Ln - New Bern, NC
You must bring a photo ID in order to receive your packet. If you do not have a photo ID you cannot pick up your packet.
If you are registering onsite, please note we will accept only cash or check at packet pick-up
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, May 04, 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 an event official will contact you.
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.
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.
The Twin Rivers YMCA will be hosting theTwin Rivers YMCA Kids Triathlon on the Friday before this event (May 17) at 6:30 PM.
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.