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Lake Logan Sprint 2017


Event #16 of the AAA Car Care North Carolina Triathlon Series

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TIME:

7:30 AM

DATE:

Sunday, August 06, 2017

PLACE:

Lake Logan Episcopal Center
Canton, NC
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STATUS:

Event Completed

DISTANCE:

500 meter Swim
20 km Bike
5 km Run

OPEN UNTIL:

Thursday, August 03, 2017  9:30 AM

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2017 Bib Numbers

2017 Relay Bib Numbers

 

2017 Entry Fee/T-Shirt Policy: 

We are freezing our entry fees after the first of the year. The price you pay on January 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. Consequently, anyone registering for the event after Friday July 28 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.

Description

There are few places in multisport where only one word can describe the essence of the place and the event.  In the Southeast that word is Logan or more specifically Lake Logan.  For those who raced here or have heard the stories, Logan means breathtaking beauty, a wet-suit legal swim in the heat of the summer, a rolling bike course that is flatter than people imagine in the mountains and a shaded run course along a scenic river.

The Lake Logan Sprint Triathlon will cap off the second day of the Lake Logan Multi Sport Festival.  This race was added in 2009 and includes all of the great features of the international distance race but in a smaller scale.

 

Course Descriptions:

Swim:

The Lake Logan swim is a rectangle one loop course finishing under the bridge in the mouth of the Pigeon River. This swim is always wetsuit legal at around 67 degrees and in the middle of summer, is a rarity in the south. The mountains on each side protect the lake from most wind and the swim has always been flat and calm.

Bike:

The bike course is a typical mountain course with a great mix of rollers and long downhills with two significant climbs. The course is supported with public safety and volunteers at every turn and major crossroad. The scenery is amazing and will make you forget some of the challenges you will face along the course.

Run:

The run is an out & back course with a gentle slope up for 1.5 miles then a gentle slow back along the river and all shaded by trees and the ever-present mountains that frame the valley. 

 

CHECK OUT THIS FANTASTIC VIDEO HIGHLIGHTING THE LAKE LOGAN MULTI-SPORT FESTIVAL BY CLICKING HERE

Event Site Rules

Event Capacity : 250

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

Cut-Off Times:

  • Participants must finish the entire race under 4 hours 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 14 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.

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup

  • Saturday, August 5th (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM) @ Race Site
  • Sunday, August 6th (5:45 AM - 6:30 AM) @ Race Site
  • Packet pickup location is in on the tennis court.

Race Site Address :

Lake Logan Episcopal Center
25 Wormy Chestnut Lane
Canton, NC 28716

Important things to remember :

  • A photo ID is required for packet pick-up.
  • Cash, Check. NO credit cards due to limited internet availability.
  • 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.

PARTICIPANT MEETING:

A participant orientation meeting will be held at 6:00 PM on Saturday, August 5th at the pavilion. 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.

Lodging Information

Those who have stayed at Lake Logan for race weekend know that racing here is just part of the experience.  The Lake Logan Episcopal Center offers lodging options that will allow you to stay on the property, enjoy the peace and tranquility, and get to know others who share your passion.

Cottages: A limited number of beautifully restored cottages and cabins are available at reasonable rates for the weekend at the event site. Double room - $220 + tax per person for two nights including 3 meals; Private room - $276 + tax for two nights including 3 meals.

Dorms:  There is room for 20 females, 20 males in camp bunks with showers.  There is a 2 night minimum for the weekend.  The cost for the dorm with meals is $120 person.

Contact: 800-616-0095 or via email at  reservations@lakelogan.org

Other Lodging Options 

Please go to http://visitncsmokies.com/accommodations/ for more visitor options while in Haywood County.

Refunds

Refund are not available for this event.

Withdrawals

Withdrawals are no longer available for this event.

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 2018 - Lake Logan Sprint.

The deferral cutoff date was Friday, July 07, 2017 and has passed. No further deferral requests will be accepted for this event.

Policies

This event has a cut off date for receiving a T-Shirt. The cutoff is 8 day(s) before the event. That time has passed.

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.

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Relay Team Information

  • Relays can be comprised of 2-person (one person does 2 legs, and one person does 1 leg) or 3-person teams (each person does 1 leg of the event). Teams can consist of any mix of genders.
  • EACH Relay member MUST pick up his/her own packet.
  • EACH Member MUST have their photo ID and USAT card (if applicable) to pick up their packet.
  • If a member is a minor (17 or under), then a parent/guardian must show an ID to get their packet.
  • If a member turns 18 by the end of 2017 they are considered an Adult per USAT, thus they must pick up their own packet.
  • If you need to replace a relay member you can e-mail us using the Contact Us button at the top of the page with the changes.
  • If it is the week of the event and you need to make a change to a relay member then you can make this change at packet pick up.
  • At packet pick up you will be given a sheet of paper that explains how the relays will work (chip hand off, tagging spot, etc.).
  • If you are an individual that wishes to switch to a relay team, log into your profile and click on change category next to the event you wish to convert to a relay. It will walk you though the steps to change from an individual to a relay.

Testimonials

"I've returned to Lake Logan triathlon several times. The scenery, beautiful course and cooler mid-summer location can't be beat. Also, the race tends to draw a competitive field, which I also appreciate. Thanks for all your work on the series!" - Alicia Parr

"I started doing triathlons 28 years ago and Lake Logan is my favorite event of all time, the venue is beautiful, the way the mountains come down to the waters edge with the cooler water temps in August. The bike course is one of the best around with the combination of hills at the beginning and end with the fast river flats section. The run is perfect, a slight uphill to the turnaround and then downhill to the end allowing a negative return split. The competion is always tough drawing folks from several states but at the same time I think it's one of the best events for someone to do their first international distance races. - Dale Mosher

"By far my favorite races in the NCTS are the Lake Logan International and Sprint. The swim is in a clean, pleasantly cool (wetsuit legal!) lake nestled in the mountains of NC. Once you get on the bike you are in for a treat. Who knew that you could have a flat fast bike course up in the mountains of NC? The run is shaded, out and back and very spectator friendly. However its the little things that Set Up and TrySports do that defines the race. Great volunteers, great post race food, even prize money! Also lots of port-a-pottys- a clear sign of a first class race!" - Patrick Rimron

"My favorite out of town triathlon is Lake Logan. This is one of the prettiest places in NC. We usually make a weekend out of it, traveling with a group of friend triathletes. Everything is pretty about this course, the lake, the bike course and the run! You almost forget you are racing - almost. They also have a great group of volunteers. I look forward to this race every year." - Teresa Anile

"Lake Logan is one of the top race venues in the entire Setup Events lineup--period. Clean, crisp lake water, fun and challenging bike courses, and a run course that encourages you to negative split your time! The Lake Logan Multisport Festival weekend gives anyone the opportunity to get away to western NC for a spectacular sprint, international, or both. And not to mention it is a USAT qualifier for the National Championship!" - Adam Rose

"Lake Logan is an incredible triathlon! The misty breeze and chilled mountain weather make for such an enjoyable race! Swimming in clean and clear water is a rarity in the sport of triathlon, yet Lake Logan not only has beautiful water but a great swim course in general! For those of you who like hilly bike courses,--I would be one of those people--this is a race for you! The bike course has many twists and turns that challenge and hone personal biking ability. Running through shaded roads of easy to moderate hills is such a fun experience! The Lake Logan run course is fairly fast and immensely fun! This race is absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend trying it! " - Liliana Ferenandez

USAT Rules and Information

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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 $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

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+
Clydesdales (Males - 220 Lbs +)
Masters Clydesdales (Males - 220 Lbs +, 40 & Over)
Athenas (Females - 165 Lbs +)
Aquabike (M & F)
Novice (M & F)
Relay Teams (1 category only)

AAA NCTS rules state that once you compete in a particular race category in an AAA NCTS race - you must remain in that same category for all future AAA NCTS races in that calendar year. The exceptions to this rule are the Aquabike, Novice and Weight categories. You may begin the year as a Novice and then switch into another qulifying category (ie: Age Group, Clydesdale). For Weight categories (Clydesdale 220+, Master Clydesdale 220+ and Athena 165+) it allows for you to drop to Age Group if you go below the weight limit for the category. If you swithch to Aquabike you can switch back to your previous category at any time without penalty.

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.

Age Group - Participants competing in their age group.

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.

Aquabike - Category for participants doing the Swim and the Bike only. Your race ends when you cross the Bike Finish mat.

Novice - Category for beginner participants. Participants competing as a Novice have usually done less than 3 events. No age restrictions.

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.

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.
  • For pool swims, all participants who register on-site will be seeded after all the pre-registered athletes. We leave a LARGE time gap between the last pre-registered athlete and the first on-site sign up to make sure the pool is clear and no one is swimming over anyone else.
  • For a pool swim ALWAYS check your swim time more than 2 weeks before the event. 
  • Double check your race category. Remember events competed in as Novice and Relay do not count towards series points, and remember that the Open category is the ELITE category.
  • If you're in the wrong race category, you can make that change at packet pick-up.