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Cane Creek Sprint 2014


Event #21 of the AAA Car Care North Carolina Triathlon Series

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TIME:

8:00 AM

DATE:

Saturday, September 20, 2014

PLACE:

Cane Creek Park - Waxhaw, NC

STATUS:

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DISTANCE:

750 meter swim
14 mile bike
5 km run

OPEN TILL:

Wednesday, September 17, 2014  8:00 AM

INFO:

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Description

Located just 20 minutes south of Charlotte at beautiful Cane Creek Park this is a fantastic event for the novice and the advanced triathlete.

The point to point swim is a beach start and curves to exit the lake via a boat ramp. A short 300 meter run to the transition area gets you warmed up for the 14 mile course through the roads of Union County. The bike starts out rolling but gets flatter the further along you get and is absolutely beautiful. The run course is an out and back on road course along Harkey Road and finishes right beside the water for the post event festivities.

Category Pricing

Open Male
Open Female
Masters Open Male
Masters Open Female
Age Group Male
Age Group Female
Clydesdale
Master Clydesdale
Athena
Novice Male
Novice Female
Novice Masters Male
Novice Masters Female
Before Wednesday, January 01, 2014$50.00
Before Sunday, June 01, 2014$55.00
Before Friday, August 01, 2014$60.00
Before Saturday, September 20, 2014$65.00

**This pricing is based upon Date

Once a date is reached the price will increase to the next tier

Mixed Relay
Before Wednesday, January 01, 2014$70.00
Before Sunday, June 01, 2014$80.00
Before Friday, August 01, 2014$85.00
Before Saturday, September 20, 2014$90.00

**This pricing is based upon Date

Once a date is reached the price will increase to the next tier

Note: On-line Registration for this event closes on 09-17-2014 at 8:00 AM.

There is a $12.00 fee for each non USAT - Adult registrant.

On-site registration is available for this event on 09-19-2014 during normal packet pick up hours.

On-site registration is available for this event on 09-20-2014 during normal packet pick up hours.

Event Site Rules

Event Capacity
This event is limited to the first 500 registrations.

USAT Sanctioned
The Cane Creek Triathlon is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event.

Cut-Off Time
All participants must complete the event in under 2 hours, 30 minutes from the start of the final swim wave. 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 event in under 2 hours, 30 minutes.

Minimum Age
The minimum age allowed for participating in the Cane Creek Triathlon is 10 years of age.

Timing System
The Cane Creek Triathlon will be timed using the ChampionChip Tming System.
(5 splits provided)

Packet Pickup

Friday, September 19, 2014 (4- 6PM)
Cane Creek Park (Event Site)
Day Use Area - Beneath covered pavilion
5213 Harkey Road
Waxhaw, NC 28173

Saturday, September 20, 2014 (6 - 7:30AM)
Cane Creek Park (Event Site)
Day Use Area - Beneath covered pavilion
5213 Harkey Road
Waxhaw, NC 28173

 

Note: Participants must collect his/ her own event packets. This rule applies to relay team members as well. 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)

Lodging Information

Hampton Inn - Monroe
2368 Roland Drive
Monroe, NC 28110

The Hampton Inn Monroe is approximately 15 minutes from the event site

Refunds

This event does not issue refunds.

Withdrawals

Withdrawals will be available after Thursday, August 21, 2014.

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 - Cane Creek Sprint.

The deferral cutoff date is Thursday, August 21, 2014 or in 24 day(s) from today .

Click here to go to your profile and request a deferral for this event.

Policies

In the event of inclement weather the following procedures will be followed:

The event will be postponed in hopes the inclement weather will pass. If the inclement weather does not pass in time to complete the event safely in the original or modified format, the event will be cancelled. If the weather passes and the event cannot be held within the permitted time limits, the event will be changed to a duathlon format and possibly modified in length to meet these restrictions.

Every effort will be made to hold 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.

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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 $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.

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.

Participant Meeting

PARTICIPANT MEETING:

A participant orientation meeting will be held at 6:00 PM on Friday, September 19 at the race site. We will cover as many details as possible about the race and questions will be encouraged.

Additional Details

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 - 220 Lbs +)
Masters Clydesdales (Males - 220 Lbs +, 40 & Over)
Athenas (Females - 165 Lbs +)
Novice (M & F)
Masters Novice (M & F)

Relay Team (Male, Female, & Mixed)

AAA-NCTS rules state that once you compete in a particular race category in an AAA-NCTSrace - you must remain in that same category for all future NCTSraces in that calendar year. The exception to this rule are the Novice, Masters Novice and relay categories. You may begin the year as a Novice or Masters Novice and then switch into another category (ie: age group, clydesdale, etc.). Relays can be joined with no impact to your series category.

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.

Collegiate - Participants competing in the MACTC Conference.

Clydesdale - Category for participants who are over 220 lbs.

Master Clydesdale - Category for participants who are over 220 lbs. and are 40 or over.

Athena - Category for women over 165 lbs.

Novice - Category for beginner participants. Participants competing as a Novice have usually done less than 3 events.

Master Novice - Same as Novice but these participants are beginners who are 40 or over.

Mixed Relay Team - A relay team that consist of all Male and/or Female members (2 or 3 members).

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.