Kerr Lake Triathlon 2013
Event #5 of the TrySports Triathlon Series
Sunday, June 02, 2013
Bullocksville State Park - Henderson, NC
1500 Meter Swim
Thursday, May 30, 2013 8:00 AM
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The Kerr Lake Triathlon is a fantastic event. A clean open water swim followed up by one of the best bike courses around. The bike weaves through rural countryside on great pavement and has a nice mix of rollers and flat sections. If you have been working on your bike fitness, you will shine on this course. The run is a 2 loop out and back course that has some gradual grades to break it up. Snacks and drinks will be waiting for you when you finish. Whether you are a novice or an elite athlete, this is a great international distance event.
This event benefits The American Cancer Society.
This event benefits the American Cancer Society and supports their search for a cure. During the registration process please consider making an additional donation to this wonderful cause.
NEW BIKE COURSE FOR 2013 DUE TO CONSTRUCTION
Due to some bridge work being done on the original Kerr Lake Triathlon bike course we had to make some last minute adjustments to this years course. Please take time to review the adjusted bike course for 2013. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Event Site Rules
The Kerr Lake Triathlon is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event.
The minimum age allowed for participating in the Kerr Lake Triathlon is 12.
The Kerr Lake Triathlon will be timed using the ChampionChip Tming System.
(5 splits provided)
1) Saturday June 1 from 2-4 PM @ at the YMCA in Henderson.
YMCA - 380 Ruin Creek Rd. - Henderson, NC 27536
Pick-up will be at the shelter behind the YMCA.
2) Sunday June 2 from 6:15-7:30 AM @ Bullocksville State Park (event site).
A photo ID is required for packet pick-up. All participants must pick up their own race packet. (including all relay team members).
USA Triathlon requires that all USAT annual members must show their USAT membership card at packet pick-up. Any USAT annual member who does not present his/her valid membership card at packet pick-up, will be required to pay the USAT one-day fee of $12.
If registering at packet pick-up only cash or check will be accepted.
385 Ruin Creek Road
Henderson, NC 27536
400 North Cooper Drive
Henderson, NC 27536
Holiday Inn Express
200 Simmons Street
Henderson, NC 27536
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 Sunday, May 19, 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.
Click HERE for 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.
"I love Kerr Lake. The lake is clean and calm, the bike is rolling and fun but has no serious drama, and the run is downhill for the last mile!" - JoAnna Younts
"As an avid triathlete I can honestly say I have participated in most of the races offered in North Carolina. These would include races from multiple race series vendors. Of all the races I generally prefer the International distance ones - more of a challenge than Sprint races but not nearly as taxing as ones longer. While there are many great International distance races in North Carolina I think the TrySports Kerr Lake is one of the best. The swim is unequaled. There is not any development in that area so there is very little boat traffic which usually translates in to a relatively flat and fast swim. However, it is the bike portion that I love best. It is challenging. If you are a strong biker you will love this test. The roads are lightly traveled and most of the pavement is butter smooth. It can be hot so be prepared. The run is where things can get interesting. It's going to be hot, you're going to be tired, and the course is uphill in both directions....okay it's only uphill going out but you do it twice so does it feel that way. The last few hundred yards are shaded, slightly downhill, and lined with spectators - a great way to finish a challenging race. The music and food afterwards are great and for folks living in the triangle it an easy one-day destination. You should always have Kerr Lake on your race schedule." - Harvey Haigler
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.