The Stoneman participants will swim 500 yards in the lake parallel to shore and thru the arches of Lindsay Bridge. Then bike 12 miles on rolling prairie roads. Runners will then follow a 3.1 mile closed course on West Lake Drive. An awards ceremony will follow at 10am. The race will start at 8:00 am on July 26, 2014 at Lake Springfield.

Registration Fees and Dates

Stoneman (7/26/2014)
Individuals: $60 early, $70 late
Relays: $120 early, $140 late
Price increase date: 6/26/2014

Race Information

July 25, 2014

4 pm until 7 pm Packet pickup and race registration at Lake Springfield Beach House

Last day to register for race

July 25, 2014

5:30 am Packet pickup at Lake Springfield Beach House, 100 or 101 Long Bay Lane Springfield IL, 62712; Body marking at transition area – Lindsay Bridge Boat Ramp

7:10am TRANSITION CLOSES

7:45 am Pre-race meeting at swim start

8:00 am Swim starts – First wave

10:00 am Awards for top three overall in each category plus top three in each age group and top three Clydesdales, Athenas and Top Three Teams.

Teams/Relay Procedures. All team members will be body marked with same number assigned by timer.  The swimmer will be given the chip to be worn on left ankle.  After swim, the swimmer goes into Transition to the Relay bike racks, they hand the chip to the biker (who is waiting at rack) who straps it to left ankle then goes for bike. Biker returns to relay racks and hands chip to runner (who is waiting in relay at rack) who straps to left ankle. Runner is wearing bib and proceeds to run course then Finish Line.   ALL TEAM/RELAY MEMBERS MUST CHECK IN AT PACKET PICKUP and MUST SHOW PHOTO ID.  Per USAT there is no exceptions to this requirement.

Info

You must provide a photo ID at pickup. No Exceptions, No ID, No Race.  You cannot pickup another racer’s packet.

You must provide your USAT card to show proof of current USAT membership or pay $12 to purchase a one-day license. If you are a USAT member and forget your card, you will be required to sign the USAT waiver and purchase a $12 USAT one-day license.

Registrations will be accepted at packet pickup both days but no SWAG is guaranteed.  After the event, shirts and other Stuff We All Get will be distributed to late entries on a first come, first serve basis until gone.  No SWAG will be mailed.

Transition opens at 5:30 am and you must rack your bike in the area reserved for the Stoneman triathletes. Yellow color coded signs will designate where you can rack your bike.  The racks are open and on a first come, first take basis.  It is imperative that you rack between the yellow color coded signs. Please be mindful of the space you use and of others around you.

The Key to a successful race is to know and remember the color YELLOW.  YELLOW is your mantra for successful course completion.

You will be issued a  YELLOW swim cap for your swim.  You will also be issued a bib with a  YELLOW background that must be worn on the bike and run.  You must also place the YELLOW sticker on your helmet. YELLOW course markings, signs and balloons will guide you along the courses.  Remember and follow the color YELLOW.

6:00am Body Marking at transition area – Lindsay Bridge Boat Ramp. Please do not apply any sunscreen or lotions until you have been marked.

Chips will be distributed race day morning at the boat ramp. Please wear it on your left ankle so it does not interfere with your chain rings. You are responsible for your chip’s use and return.  A lost chip fee of $25 will be charged to anyone not returning their chip either at the Finish Line, to a race official or medical staff. If choose to stop racing for any reason please return your chip to the timing race staff at the Finish Line.  Failure to return your chip will result in calls to your emergency contacts, police, rescue staff and may result in your disqualification and total embarrassment in front of all other racers and spectators. It is essential that we know where you are on the course at all times for your safety and our peace of mind.

7:45am Mandatory Pre race meeting at swim start. All athletes are required to read, understand and adhere to the Open Water Swim Best Practices on the Information tab located on the above white tool bar. All athletes must wear the swim cap provided in your packet. They are color coded for your swim start wave by age and gender.

Pursuant to current best practices we will be allowing 5 minutes between waves.  During this time you are strongly encouraged to get wet and get a feel for the start area and your swim plan. But you already know this since you read the Open Water Swim Best Practices  on the Information tab.  However, you must be behind the small orange buoys located out from the ramps before the wave start.

8:00am First Wave – Males 39 and under

8:05am Second Wave – Females 39 and under

8:10am Third Wave – Males 40 and over

8:15am – Females 40 and over

Clydesdales and Athenas start in their age and gender wave and swim cap color.

Since 3 separate races will be taking place on the swim course you must be aware of all the buoy colors and REMEMBER you only turn at the first Large YELLOW Buoys through arch #2 and most South Large YELLOW buoy through arch #3. Large Yellow buoys will be on the course for sighting, you only turn left at the most North and most South Large YELLOW buoys.

  • All USAT members must show their valid membership cards at packet pickup.
  • All non-USAT members must pay $ 12 in addition to the entry fee.
  • Clydesdale(220lbs.) and Athena(165lbs.) racers must weigh-in at packet pickup.
  • This event is sanctioned by the USAT. Consequently, all USAT rules apply. Visit rules tab on this website.
  • The transition area is restricted to racers only.
  • Swim is 500 yards in Lake Springfield at the Lindsay Bridge Boat ramp.
  • Bike is 12 miles on gently rolling and flat prairie.
  • Run is 3.1 miles on gently rolling and flat prairie.
  • Race director is Steve O’Connor, (217) 341-1309
  • Very unique stone awards for top finishers, male, female, Clydesdale, and Athena
  • Photo ID required for packet pickup, no exceptions can be made. NO ID, NO RACE
  • No listening devices of any type maybe used during race, disqualification is probable

 

A USAT Official will be at the event and will be enforcing all USAT rules.  It is strongly suggested you visit the USAT website for the complete list of rules and review the Rules section under the Information tab on our website.

 

Aid Stations & Medical Staff

Water and HEED will be available at Transition and at the Finish Line.

Medical staff will be on the courses and in the SAG vehicles. Medical staff will be at the Beach House all race long.

Lifeguards will be lined along all swim courses on rescue boards and stand up paddle boards and kayaks.  Two dive teams will be on the swim course and many other watercrafts will be present to outline course and provide rest stops for swimmers. There will also be a rest raft with a lifeguard patrolling the end of all courses.  It is to be utilized if a swimmer needs a place to hang onto and rest.  They cannot move forward but can rest as needed. Life jackets will also be available if needed.   Two police boats will be on the swim courses for all races.

An ambulance will be on site all race long.  The Pawnee Fire Department Medical Sled will be located on the bike along New City Road.

The Air Evac Lifeteam Medical Helicopter will be on site and can be utilized if deemed necessary by first responders.

A Bike medical tent will be out on the bike and can be accesses twice.  A restroom will be at the tent.

A Run medical tent will be located in the grass triangle west of Lindsey Bridge. Depending on your race it can be accessed at several different miles.  A restroom will be at the tent.

The run course will have aid stations with water, HEED, ice, cold/wet towels, cola, gels, pretzels, chips, and Endurolytes approximately every 1 – 1.5 miles, topography permitting. Misters will be on the run course at several spots.

Maps

The Key to a successful race is to know and remember the color YELLOW.  YELLOW is your mantra for successful course completion.

You will be issued a YELLOW swim cap for your swim.  You will also be issued a bib with a YELLOW background that must be worn on the bike and run.  You must also place the YELLOW sticker on your helmet. YELLOW course markings, signs, balloons will guide you along the courses.  Remember and follow the color YELLOW.

COURSE INFORMATION

Race registration and packet pickup take place at Lake Springfield Beach House (100 or 101 Long Bay Lane. Spfld, 62712, located near Lindsay Bridge, on the south side of Springfield Illinois. The finish line is in front of the Beach House. The race is chip timed.

TRANSITION AREA

The transition area is located at the Lindsay Bridge Boat ramp. Racers are body marked at the entrance to the transition area. Timing chips are picked up at the entrance to the transition area. Only racers are permitted in the transition area. Team/Relays are racked together.

All racers are assigned a space on the bike racks according to their race. NO BIKE RIDING IN THE TRANSITION AREA. The bike exit and run exit will be marked with signs. Bike numbers will be matched with run numbers as they exit the transition area. Water and HEED are available outside of the transition area. Bike support is available at the transition area.

Transition security will be provided from 7:00 am until noon. Racers are encouraged to remove their bikes and equipment to their vehicles after finishing. You can then enjoy lunch and the post awards party.

No bike or belongings can be removed from Transition without the body marking matching the bike frame sticker. If body marking is washed off then the racers bib must be provided to remove equipment. NO EXCEPTIONS and all complaints should be directed to Race Director, not event staff.

The Transition Area will be taken down at noon and security will be dismissed. You are responsible for all belongings after noon.

SWIM COURSE ( 500 YARDS)

The swim takes place in Lake Springfield. Swim caps are mandatory and are found in race packet. Swim waves are organized by cap color and wave number.

Each swimmer swims 500 yards total in a counter-clockwise out and back course keeping the buoys on your left. At the large Yellow buoy located through arch #2 at, swimmers turn left and proceed back through arch #3 following Yellow buoys to the swim exit. Waves commence every five minutes. Swimmers exit the Lake and proceed 40 yards east to the transition area.

Athletes may rest on boats without disqualification. Wet suits will be allowed per USA Triathlon rules. Lake water temperature will be posted on the web site. Lifeguards will positioned in boats along the swim course.

BIKE COURSE (12 MILES)

The bike course is flat and fast with limited turns on rolling prairie roads which go from Lake Springfield to the turn around on New City Road and then back to transition. All athletes must have the frame sticker on their bike and bibs should be worn.

Although police and volunteers will be on the course and at intersections the roads are open and all laws must be respected. Police will make all efforts to allow you to pass through intersections but this is not to be assumed or guaranteed.

Helmets must be fastened before leaving Transition under the Bike Out Banner and all bikes must be walked to the mount/dismount line. Bikes can then be mounted at the line. An unfastened helmet is immediate grounds for disqualification.

Stoneman Sprint course signs are yellow and are on pavement as well as on signs posted on the road course. Mileage markers are posted at mile 5 and 10.

The course is out and back and starts with a right turn onto Long Bay Lane heading East. Bikers turn right on East Lake Drive heading South and then turn left on Pawnee Road. You will then turn left onto New City Road and continue straight on it until the turnaround. At the turnaround proceed counter clockwise around the cone in center of road and continue back to Transition. There will be a volunteer at the cone, a sign at the cone and the road will be marked. It is your responsibility to know the course. The Volunteer will be manually marking down each racer as they pass the cone.

A SIU Medical Station will be located on the course before and after the turnaround and will have water and ice and medical supplies.

The bike course is open to the public so riders must stay on their right. Volunteers and police will be monitoring the course. Drafting is not allowed. Bikers complete their ride and enter the transition to return their bike their position in the bike racks. NO BIKE RIDING IN THE TRANSITION AREA. The racer exits the transition area to start the run portion of the race.

RUN COURSE (3.1 miles)

Run number must be worn at all times on the course. Run number must be placed on the front of the runner. It can be worn on race belt or safety pinned to shirt.

The run starts as the racer exits transition under the Run Out Banner at the  West corner of the area. Bibs must be worn in front. Runners leave the Transition Area and go left across Lindsey Bridge and left on West Lake Dr. for 1.5 miles to the turn around then back to the Beach House and finish line. A cone will be in the road, the road is painted, signs present and a volunteer will be at Turn Around marking down numbers as they pass the cone.Several aid stations will be located on the course and a Medical tent will be at the grass triangle and finish.

A misting station will be located on the side of the course to cool you off if needed. Be aware of runner traffic if you enter the misting area.

Aid and Medical stations will be available at many spots on the course and will provide HEED, water, ice wet/cold cloths and medical assistance.

Stoneman Sprint course signs are yellow and are found on the pavement as well as posted on signs on the road course. Mileage markers are found each mile along the course.

CUT OFF TIME

Athletes may not be allowed on the run course if they finish the bike ride after 10:30 am. The police will be released at 11:00am so the course may or may not be closed for anyone after 10:30 still on the run course.

RACE START TIME

The start time may vary based on water/weather conditions. It is our intent to start on time. The Event director may alter or cancel the swim course at any time based on safety, weather or unforeseen circumstances.

TRAVEL AND LODGING INFORMATION

Directions from I-55

You must arrive to the site from Exit #94 off Interstate 55. Unless you know the area around Lake Springfield please take exit #94 (Stevenson Drive/East Lake Drive). At the light turn left onto East Lake Drive and proceed 3.6 miles to Lake Park Road. Turn right on this road just before the Zoo and proceed to the Beach House. Parking signs and directions will be in place.

TRAVEL AND LODGING INFORMATION

Directions from I-55

You must arrive to the site from Exit #94 off Interstate 55. Unless you know the area around Lake Springfield please take exit #94 (Stevenson Drive/East Lake Drive). At the light turn left onto East Lake Drive and proceed 3.6 miles to Lake Park Road. Turn right on this road just before the Zoo and proceed to the Beach House. Parking signs and directions will be in place.

Lodging Information

The following hotel is a race sponsor and is located in downtown Springfield near the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

Springfield Hilton at 700 East Adams, 217-789-1530. They are about 15 minutes from the race site. It is located near many “things to do” and fine dining restaurants are within walking distance.

The Route 66 Hotel is a sponsor located on business 55 and Stevenson Drive about 10 minutes from transition. They offer a pool, restaurant and have a block of rooms reserved for the triathlons.  They can be reached at 1-888-707-8366 or at www.rt66hotel.com.

Hotels closer to I-55, the lake and race site are located along Dirksen Parkway and Stevenson Drive but they do not offer a special rate.