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Sunday, August 27th, 2017 is the Dr. Dan Adair MD, Memorial Triathlon.

Dr. Adair was an Orthopedic Surgeon for Springfield Clinic and Founder of Memorial SportsCare. Race day includes both a Competitive and Non-Competitive triathlon.

The non-competitive begins with a 100 yard swim, 6 mile bike and a 1 mile run and has a starting time of 7:30 a.m.

The competitive race starts at 8:30 a.m. with a 400 yard swim, a 12 mile bike and finishes with a 5k (3.1 mile) run. 

On Line Registration closed last night and we hit a new record turn out so sincere thanks to you.  

We will accept walk ups at packet pickup and race day but it will cost more and no shirt is guaranteed. 

Registration

On Line Registration

SWAG – Stuff We All Get

The first 300 racers will receive a gender specific custom race shirt, finisher medal, race number belt, bib with bike frame sticker. In addition, there will be on-course support, post race food and drinks and an award ceremony.

The final shirt order will be placed on Monday a.m. of race week. You can still register thru and on race day but no shirt is guaranteed. The on-line registration option will be turned off Wednesday of race week at midnight.

Awards

For the competitive race, overall awards will be given to the Top 3 men and women. In addition, awards will be given to the top 3 Overall Clydesdales (men over 220 lbs. and Athena women over 165 lbs.) and top 3 in each of the following age groups: male and female – 14 and under, 15-19, 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, 85-89.

An Award Ceremony is scheduled to begin after the conclusion of the 8:30 am race, when the majority of racers have finished.  Approximately 10:30am.

Please note, at Tri Harder we celebrate and appreciate all racers and times and accomplishments.  That means we let the majority of racers finish before we begin the awards ceremonies.  Just because your fast does not mean you get to leave asap and request your potential award before results are final.

Please read the policy on awards under the information tab. We will not give awards out early and we will not mail awards for any reason.

Enjoy the day, the venue and glory and hang out and cheer on the less fast than you, at some point previously or later you might be the slower racer and want someone cheering for you as you accomplish your goal.

Fees

Non-Competitive –

Individuals: $35 thru midnight on 6/30/2017; $40 from 7/01 thru 8/24. $50 at packet pickup and on race day.

Relays: $70 thru midnight on 6/30/2017; $80 from 7/01 thru 8/24. $100 at packet pickup and on race day.

Competitive -

Individuals: $45 thru midnight on 6/30/2017; $50 from 7/01 thru 8/24. $62 at packet pickup and on race day.

Relays: $90 thru midnight on 6/30/2017; $100 from 7/01 thru 8/24. $124 at packet pickup and on race day.

Refund Policy

There are no refunds. A transfer to another Tri Harder event or next years’ event may be possible at the Race Director’s discretion when a valid, timely request is made by the participant.

Maps

Pool and Transition Area (both races)

Competitive Courses

Swim Course Map (page 1)
Bike Course Map
Run Course Map

Non – Competitive Courses

Swim Course Map (page 2)
Bike Course Map
Run Course Map

Road Hazards on the Bike Course

While we have driven the bike course several times with several team members in the weeks and days before the event, hazards may still exist on the course.

In order to provide a safe and enjoyable bike ride we have swept roads, mitigated or removed obstacles, installed directional signs and color-coded course tape arrows, briefed volunteers, posted maps, explained courses, provided safety personnel; in short, done our best to provide you a safe ride.

Existing hazards that were out of our control have been marked with temporary pink paint. Be aware of the PINK paint and avoid the hazard

However, there still may be hazards on the course due to the dynamic nature of triathlons and ever changing road conditions.

Your safety and success depends on knowing the course and your riding abilities. Ride fit, smart and be aware of the terrain, other racers and traffic.

It is your responsibility to know your course. It is highly suggested that you drive the bike course before the event.

Although all attempts have been made to make your event safe and successful, giving your attention to this issue will ensure that you are prepared for conditions.

 

Two Developments on the Bike Courses you need to be aware of for a safe and enjoyable ride.

Iles Exit

The weather placed the Iles Ave. construction 8 weeks behind schedule and as a result the concrete apron from the YMCA Northwest parking lot onto Iles is not installed but we have added rock and tapered it for the transition from the lot to Iles.

The tapered rock will be covered with carpet to allow you to run/walk your bike while wearing your cycling shoes.

After your usual mount of the bike outside of transition you will pedal to the lot exit and dismount at the line and run/walk the bike across the rocks on carpet and mount on Iles and then proceed on the bike ride.

When you return from the new smoother, safer, faster bike course you will dismount at the line on Iles and run/walk your bike across the carpet to the mount line in the YMCA parking lot.  You will then pedal to the dismount line outside of transition and begin the run after racking your bike.

Springfield Bicycle Club Challenge Ride

The SBC will be holding it’s Challenge ride Sunday morning at 8am.  They will be leaving from Centennial Park and heading out on Bunker Hill Road.  They will not be racing in our event and should not be a problem for navigation since you will be following Orange or Yellow arrows/signs for your course.

Be aware of the additional riders and respect their space as they respect yours.  We have shared our routes and plans with the SBC and expect no issues only more riders on parts of your bike courses.

 

Beginner’s Suggested 8 Week Sprint Training Plan

Monday – 15 to 30 minute swim

Tuesday – Spin class or bike for 15 to 45 minutes, then immediately 15-30 minute run. This is a Brick.

Wednesday – 15 to 30 minute swim

Thursday – 15 – 30 minute run

Friday – rest

Saturday – 30 to 90 minute bike

Sunday – 20 to 60 minute run

Race Day Information

Below is a breakdown of all USAT membership fees for 2016: Both events are USAT Sanctioned.

· Adult Annual Membership – $50
· Adult One-day Membership – $15
· Youth (age 17 and under) Annual Membership – $10

Athletes may only pick up their own packets. Under no circumstances may an athlete pick up a packet for another person. All relay members must be present to receive the packet, or split up the relay packet for each participant.

If an athlete does not bring a photo ID to packet pickup there are two options:
· Go home to get it
· Have someone email/fax them a copy of their photo ID

. If an athlete does not bring a USAT membership card to packet pickup there are four options:
· Find internet access where a temporary card can be printed
· Go home to get it
· Purchase a one-day membership which can later be applied to a membership renewal by submitting a receipt of purchase
· Use the USAT Card App available for download through the App Store and Google Play store

Athletes that need to purchase a one-day license must sign the USAT waiver if it was not included with the event registration process. Annual members do not have to sign a waiver at packet pickup because they signed it when they applied to become an annual member.

Packet Pick-Up Times

Friday August 25th, 2017

4:00pm – 7:00 pm @ Memorial SportsCare inside the westside YMCA

4550 West Iles Ave.

Springfield, Il 62711

Race day (Sunday) packet pickup is from 6:00am – 7:30 am @ Memorial SportsCare inside the westside YMCA

Racers must show their PHOTO ID and if applicable their USAT membership card or pay the one-day USAT fee of $15. The youth fee is $10 and is for an annual USAT membership.

NO ID, NO USAT CARD, NO RACING, NO EXCEPTIONS. USAT POLICY

Youths should bring a school ID. If not available parents will need to attest to the youths name.

There will be signs posted for parking; follow the signs and volunteers’ directions.

A Mandatory Pre-Race meeting is scheduled 15 minutes before the start of each race (poolside 7:15 & 8:15am)

Race Identification

Packets will contain 2 separate race numbers.

The sticker number is to be attached to the bike frame. This number will be utilized for race identification and to allow the removal of your bike from the transition area.

The bib number should be pinned to your clothing or worn on a race number belt during the bike and run portion. It is mandatory on the run course.

Non Competitive entrants will follow Orange route arrows and Non Competitive signs.

Competitive entants will follow Yellow route arrows and Competitive signs.

Listening Devices

Based on USAT rules, no listening devices will be permitted on the course. While these may aid your training, they make you and others around you unsafe on race day. You will be disqualified if you choose to ignore this rule. Safety of everyone on the course is our #1 goal. Keep your tunes for training. NO EXCEPTIONS, NO DEBATES, NO REFUNDS.

FYI, if you are injured during the event, a listening device cancels any USAT insurance claim.

Timing Chips

Timing Chips will be distributed beginning Sunday at 7:00 am poolside for the first event. Once you get a chip, you cannot cross the timing mats near the pool. Be aware of this or you could mess up everyone’s times.

Volunteers will remove Timing Chips immediately after you cross the finish line. If your chip is not returned, you will be charged for it.

Race Day Street Closures

Iles will be closed at Archer Elevator for the duration of the event.  Only residents will be allowed access to the road.

Iles will also be closed at Burgess.

The closed section of Iles will have cones starting at the exit from the parking lot onto Iles extending to the right turn onto the bike path.  The cones divide Iles into the bike and run sections of the courses.

It is very important to be aware of the divided road, left is the Bike course, right is the Run course.

You always bike on the right, and always run on the left.

You may encounter two way traffic on the bike course on Iles.  Stay right and you will be fine.

Race Day Traffic Control

Volunteers will be positioned at every intersection, they will have safety vests, flags and maybe a stop sign.   Volunteers direct racers, police direct traffic.  Never trust the traffic, follow the police directions.

Police will be located at the following intersections:

Iles and Lenhart

Iles and Harrier

Lenhart and the Bike Path

Bunker Hill and Bike Path

S. Farmingdale and Old Jacksonville

 

Transition Closing

With 2 separate events taking place an hour apart, it is necessary to close transition from 7:30am to 7:45am.   This allows the Non Competitive entrants a clear transition while moving to the bike and run.

Security will be present and will allow Competitive racers entrance into transition at their discretion while transition is closed.

Transition will also be closed from 8:30am to 8:45am to allow the Competitive racers a clear transition while moving to the bike and run.

Security will be present and will allow Non Competitive entrants access into transition at their discretion while transition is closed.

Please plan ahead and move your equipment according to the closed transition times.   First priority will go to active racers, not triathletes collecting their equipment.

No bike will be removed from transition without your body marking matching the bib and/or frame sticker.  No Exceptions.  See the Race Director for any issues with bike removal.

Course Notes

Swim

The Non-Competitive (NC) swimmers will enter the water feet first; no diving. Diving headfirst will result in disqualification due to safety concerns.

NC will swim 25 yards to the wall at the end of the lane and then go under the lane line and enter lane 2.  Swimmers then continue each 25 yard swim as above, changing lanes at the wall for a total of 100 yards.

Swimmers will be sharing lanes and will enter the water on the signal from the starter at about 10 second intervals. If you need to pass a slower swimmer, touch them on the feet and pass at the walls when going under the lane lines.  

Competitive swimmers will enter the water feet first; no diving. Diving headfirst will result in disqualification due to safety concerns.

Competitors will swim 25 yards to the opposite wall at the end of the lane and then turn around in the same lane and return to the other end, for a total of 50 yards in one lane.

They then go under the lane line and enter lane 2, where they swim to the opposite wall and turn around in the same lane for another 50 yards.   They continue the 50 yard swims changing lanes only after they serpentine at the wall for a total of 400 yards.

Swimmers will be sharing lanes and entering the water on the signal from the starter at about 10 second intervals.   If you need to pass a slower swimmer, touch them on the feet and pass on the right while being aware of a potential swimmer coming at you from their return in the same lane.

Bike

The bike course is largely open to traffic. All intersections will have traffic control with race marshals and/or police, but racers should pay attention to their surroundings and race accordingly. If in question, follow police directions; don’t trust the traffic.

Both bike courses are out and back courses; the roads will be marked in advance of the turn-around.

Non – Competitive Mini riders will turn around on Bunker Hill Rd. at mile 3.

Competitive Sprint riders will turn around on Farmingdale Rd. at mile 6.

The Non Competitive entrants will rack their bikes between the Orange signs on the bike racks.    These riders will also follow the Orange route arrows on the roads and the Non Competitive Signs.

The Competitive entrants will rack their bikes between the Yellow signs on the bike racks. These riders will also follow the Yellow route arrows on the roads and the Competitive Signs.

Due to the relatively short distance of both the Non Competitive and Competitive bike courses there are no water stops on the courses.  Triathlon is a self reliant, individual sport and all entrants are expected to carry at least one water bottle on their bike and be comfortable with using it while in motion.

There is a porta pot at the Sprint Turn Around on Farmingdale Rd.

Pursuant to USAT rules, water stops for the bike are only required for distances greater than Olympic events.

Please be smart and carry at least a 1 liter water bottle on your bike.

Run

The run course is mainly open with volunteers and police at key positions. Run on the left unless otherwise instructed and pay attention to the volunteers and police.

Non Competitive runners will follow the Orange route arrows and Non Competitive signs.

Competitive runners will follow the Yellow route arrows and Competitive signs.

Roads for the bike and run courses will be marked with signs, arrows, cones, volunteers and where needed police.

Please review both the bike and run course routes on the website map. You are expected to know the courses; it is not the responsibility of the volunteers or police.

Water stops will be at the Mini Turn Around at .5 miles and at approx. 1 mile and 2 miles on the Sprint Course.

You should also know all relevant USAT rules for the event.  Please visit www.usatriathlon.org for details on swim, bike and run rules and best practices.

During race week you will be sent, via email, Race Day Information that will discuss specifics such as swim patterns, bike rules, handling and drafting.  In the packet will be a Message from the Head Referee, you should read and understand the ref’s message.

USAT officials will be on course looking for bar end plugs, helmet certification, buckled chin straps, drafting and other violations.  Read and adhere to the rules and you will be fine.

Hydration/Restrooms

Water and Hammer Nutrition’s HEED will be available in Transition, at the Finish and at the hydration stations located on both the Non Competitive and Competitive courses.  Both can be accessed twice.

Due to the relatively short distance of both the Non Competitive and Competitive bike courses there are no water stops on the courses. Triathlon is a self reliant, individual sport and all entrants are expected to carry at least one water bottle on their bike and be comfortable with using it while in motion.

Pursuant to USAT rules, water stops for the bike are only required for distances greater than Olympic events.

Please be smart and carry at least a 1 liter water bottle on your bike.

Restrooms are located in the YMCA  area and transition and in the outside plaza. There are no on-course facilities due to the relatively short distances.

First Aid/Medical

Medical personnel will be at the Start/Finish and on course. Ambulance and Police departments can be reached at 911.  A medical vehicle will be on the course for any issues that may develop while you are racing.  The vehicle will be traveling along the routes so let a volunteer or police know you need assistance or call 911.

Do not call 911 or tie up the medical vehicle if you are tired or in over your head.  They are on site for real medical issues, not under-training athletes.   You could be charged for a medical vehicle ride if it is determined that the issue was not urgent and due to under training.

Food & Refreshments

Racers will receive a sandwich, fruit, cookies and drinks after their race. Please show bib for lunch. All volunteers will receive a lunch but must wear their volunteer shirt to receive.

Fluids will be available at several locations on site, but we request that only racers and volunteers consume these drinks.

Please review the SITE MAPS which will be located around the aquatic center for racer and spectator movement patterns and site orientation. Maps are also available on the website.

Course Marking

The course will be marked with Orange paint/arrows/signs for the Non Competitive racers.

The course will be marked with Yellow paint/arrows/signs for the Competitive racers.

There will be directional arrows and/or signs when course changes occur. Volunteers will be on the course for guidance.

Pink paint on street means rough spot. Pay attention for the Pink paint.

While every attempt has been made to mark the rough spots on the course and lessen risky areas thru sweeping, blowing and shoveling,  there is still the possibility all rough spots have not been identified.

All courses are dynamic and conditions ever changing.

Be aware of the courses, roads and other racers.  All could be hazardous to your health.

It is your responsibility to possess strong bike handling skills and be able to maneuver around or past trouble areas.

Finish & Transition Area

All bikes must have bar end plugs. If you need bar end plugs, please see the bike mechanics near transition. All racers must wear a CPSC approved helmet which must be fastened before leaving transition & during the bike. Not having a helmet is cause for disqualification. Racers cannot ride their bike in transition; racers must exit the transition and wait to mount their bikes at the “Mount/Dismount” line.

UPON RACE COMPLETION, NO BIKE OR GEAR CAN BE REMOVED FROM TRANSITION WITHOUT PROPER IDENTIFICATION/RACE NUMBERS. NO EXCEPTIONS. FRAME STICKER MUST MATCH BODY MARKING AND BIB NUMBER.

Security will be provided from 7:00 am until 11:00am. No one except racers are allowed in transition area; this is for everyone’s safety and security. Hassling the entrance and exit volunteers is immediate disqualification – Thank a volunteer, do not hassle a volunteer.

All racers are required to read and understand the USAT and equipment waivers. Both must be signed, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Volunteers

Volunteers must also sign a release before entering the course. There will be a Volunteer check in banner and flag with a sign-in and out sheet. Please get a shirt, a safety vest, orange flag and be ready to get busy.

 

Mandatory Reading for All Participants

Please visit the Information tab on the triharderpromotions.com website.  You are required to read and understand the information under that tab with special focus on Race Policies, Contingency Medical Plans, Violated Rules, USAT Rules Overview, Confort/Safety and the Message from the Head Referee.

Sincere thanks for choosing a Tri Harder event and see you on race day.