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Triathlon 101 @ RiverLights 2017


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TIME:

9:30 AM

DATE:

Saturday, August 19, 2017

PLACE:

Wilmington, NC
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STATUS:

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DISTANCE:

300 Yard Swim
4.5 Mile Bike
1 Mile Run

OPEN UNTIL:

Wednesday, August 16, 2017  11:30 AM

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Triathlon 101 @ RiverLights

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2017 Entry Fee/T-Shirt Policy: 

The price you pay on April 1st will be the same price you will pay three days before the event. In order to be able to have this sort of pricing system, we have to implement a t-shirt cut-off date. We must submit our shirt order two weeks prior to the event. Consequently, anyone registering for the event a minimum of 14 days prior to the event will receive a race shirt. 

Anyone registering after that t-shirt cut-off date (Saturday, August 5, 2017), will not receive a race shirt.

People not receiving a race shirt will have the option of purchasing a shirt after the race for $10 while supplies last.

 "Logo-Free" Shirts:

The race shirts will contain the race design/artwork on the front and nothing on the back - no logos.

The River Front, Boardwalk, Resturaunt and Lake House

Boardwalk

 
Resturaunt 
 
Lake House

Description

Course Descriptions:

Swim:

River Lights Lake Swim

 

 

The swim takes place in the 38-acre man-made lake that meanders through the RiverLights community. Participants will enjoy the fresh clean water compliments of the underground Cape Fear aquifer, the water source for the lake. The lake’s unique shape means that the width ranges from about 25 yards across to as much as 75 yards. The run trail, which completely encircles the lake, will provide spectators with unparalleled opportunities to follow swimmers through the entire length of the half-mile swim course.

Bike:

The entire bike course is closed to vehicular traffic. The bike course incorporates 2 miles of the newly re-constructed River Rd. featuring a grass median running down the middle, wide lanes, and ultra-smooth asphalt.

Participants will do one lap of this 2-mile stretch – 2 miles down to the big sweeping turnaround – 2 miles back (The additional half mile is getting from the transition area out to River Rd. and back).

Run:

The 1 mile run course utilizes the hard-packed multi-use path that encircles the lake at RiverLights. The run course is pancake flat.

 

Category Pricing

Age Group Male
Age Group Female
On or Before Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 11:30 AM$40.00
On-site Registration$60.00

**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 08-16-2017 at 11:30 AM.

There is a $15.00 fee for each non USAT - Adult registrant.

On-site registration is available for this event on 08-18-2017 during normal packet pick up hours.

On-site registration is available for this event on 08-19-2017 during normal packet pick up hours.

Event Site Rules

Event Capacity : 300

USAT Sanctioned : This event is a USA Triathlon sanctioned race.

Cut-Off Times:

  • Participants must finish the entire race under 1 hour - 15" (75 minutes) from the start of the event.
  • Race officials reserve the right to pull a participant off the course if it appears as though that participant will not be able to meet the above time requirements.
  • This is a safety issue, our permits, water safety, volunteers, police, ems, etc are only reserved for the above time restrictions.

Minimum Age: The minimum age allowed for participating in this event is 8 years old.

Timing System: This event is timed using the ChampionChip Timing System. All run turn locations will have timing mats to verify completion of the course.

No Relay Teams:  No relay teams are allowed in the Triathlon 101 @ RiverLights

 

Packet Pickup

Packet pick-up to be held at the race site

RiverLights address:  4410 River Rd. - Wilmington, NC 28412

Times:

Friday (8/18):         3PM - 7PM
Saturday (8/19):     6AM - 7AM

Important things to remember :

  • A photo ID is required for packet pick-up.
  • Cash, Check or Credit Card are accepted.
  • 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 $15. No exceptions.

 

Refunds

Refund are not available for this event.

Withdrawals

Withdrawals will be available after Thursday, July 20, 2017.

Transfers

This event accepts transfer to another event up to 14 days prior to the event date or until the event has filled.

The transfer cutoff date is Saturday, August 05, 2017 or in 44 day(s) from today .

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

Deferrals

This event does not allow deferrals.

Policies

Inclement Weather

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.

Volunteer

Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to fill out the volunteer form. A race official will be in touch with you the week before the race.

Volunteer Form

Participant Meeting

A participant orientation meeting will be held at 6:00 PM on Friday, August 18th just outside The Lake House and near the transition area. 
We will cover as many details as possible about the race and questions will be encouraged. A representative from USA Triathlon will also be on hand to discuss USAT issues and concerns relative to rules and safety. This meeting should last about 30 minutes - we encourage everyone to attend. 

USAT Rules and Information

Most Commonly Violated USAT Rules:

Most Common

Blocking

Drafting

Position


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 $15.

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, 2017. 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.

Examples:

  • John Smith is 39 and will turn 40 on November 20, 2017. John will be considered 40 for all 2017 races - and will race in the 40-44 age group at all 2017 races.
  • Sally Jones is 29 and will turn 30 on July 3, 2017. Sally will be considered 30 for all 2017 races - and will race in the 30-34 age group at all 2017 races.
  • Fred Peters is 39 and will turn 40 on August 15, 2017.  Since Fred will turn 40 in 2017 and will be considered 40 in all 2017 races and wants to register ion the "open" class, Fred will only be able to register in "Masters Open" category.
  • This same policy applies to the all race master race categories in AAA NCTS. (Open Male and Female, Clydesdale, Master Clydesdales).

Award Categories & Category Information

Top 3 in each of the following categories

Kids 8-10 (M & F)

Kids 11-12 M & F)

Kids 13-15 (M & F)

Novices 15-19 (M & F)

Novices 20 & Over (M & F)

 

AAA NCTS Helpful Hints

  • Event Details are always posted the week of the event. This document can be viewed and printed out by clicking on the "Event Details" button on the top, right-hand side of the event page. This button will NOT appear until we post the document. READ this information. 99% of the questions we get at packet pick up are answered in this document, so the more information you read ahead of time, the quicker we can move people through the packet pick up process.
  • A pre-event e-mail will be sent out a few days prior to the event. We wait until we have all the registrations before sending this e-mail because we want to make sure everyone gets the information.
  • We always post the Official Participant List with everyone's bib (race) number after online registration has closed, usually by the afternoon after registration closes.
  • Get in the habit of checking this Official Participant List for your bib number. If you come to packet pick up with your Photo ID and USAT card (if applicable) out and ready to hand to us, and tell us your race number as you approach the table, the packet pick-up process will move faster. 
  • Everyone MUST show a photo ID at packet pick up, and you can NOT pick up anyone elses packet. This is a USAT rule. 
  • If you get your shirt at packet pick up and are not happy with the size, you can exchange it immediately after the race.
  • Online registration closes 3 days before the event (usually by 10am). This allows us enough time to begin to get everything prepped that we need to for the event. If there are still spots available after online registration has closed, then we will post this information and you will be able to register for the event at the posted packet pick up times. We always accept cash or check and if we have internet connectivity we will accept credit cards.