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Ruble Triathlon LLC

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trine sprint & olympic triathlon

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2020

500 yard swim, 12 mile bike, 3.1 mile run

1650 yd swim, 24.8 mile bike, 6.2 mile run

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MAIN RACE INFO

Race Location  Trine State Recreation Area 145 W Feather Valley Road, Fremont IN, 46737

Race Start - 8:00 AM

Park Entry Opens For Racers - 6:00 AM

Packet Pickup and Day before(9-11-20) Registration -  Noon - 7:00pm - TBA - visit Bike and Soul and Legends Running Shop either way in downtown Angola

Race Day(9-12-20) Packet Pickup and Registration - 6:00am-7:30am - Trine State Recreation Area

Mandatory Race Day Briefing(9-12-20) - 7:30am- Trine State Recreation Area

Course Maps - scroll down

Ages 13(by 12-31-20) and up

Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon(1 mile run to start), Olympic Triathlon and Duathlon(3.1 mile run to start), Sprint and Olympic Aquabike, 2 Person and 3 Person Relays for the Sprint and Olympic Triathlon

Limited to 200 racers

 

WHAT YOU GET

*Professionally chip timed event

*USAT sanctioned race

*All participants get a race t-shirt

*All finishers get a medal

*Swim in beautiful and clean Gentian Lake

*Bike on smooth roads with rolling hills

*Run on rolling hills over mostly smooth pavement with one crushed gravel out and back

*Aid stations in the transition and on the run

*Wetsuits allowed per USAT rulings on water temperature 

*First Place Medals for age group winners, male and female

*Trophies for overall and masters winners

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Friday, September 11th

Noon - 7:00 PM: Packet pickup and late registration @ TBA

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - TBA

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM -TBA

Saturday, September 12th

6:00 AM-7:30 AM: Race day registration, timing chip pickup, body marking, and packet pickup

6:00 AM – 7:30 AM: Transition area open for bike and running gear setup

7:30 AM: Mandatory pre-race meeting 

8:00 AM: Races Start

1:00 PM: Awards

PARKING

*On site for all racers and spectators

PACKET PICKUP/REGISTRATION

*Bring a photo ID and your USAT License (if you have one) to packet pickup and registration.

*USAT waivers and one day USAT licenses will be taken care of here.

*Cash, check and credit card payments(3% fee) can be accepted for day before and race day registrations.

RACE TIMING, RESULTS, AND TIMING CHIP PICKUP

*Chip timed results with all splits

*Post-race results will be on linked on this website in addition to being up on display at the race site as soon as available.

*Timing chips will be given out in race bags for pre-registered and day before registration.   Race Day give as you register

*Soft neoprene ankle straps will be provided to secure the timing chips.

NUMBERING

*All participants must be body marked race morning with a permanent marker by a volunteer, and will receive a wristband at packet pickup that is mandatory to wear during the race with their number on it.

*Participants will receive a numbered sticker to place on their bicycle. 

*Wristband and bike sticker must match to take your bike out of transition after the race.

CLOTHING

*Age Group Males must wear speedo-cut bottoms, jammers, or shorts + a top that covers the torso, no bear chests

*Females must wear swim suit bottoms and public swimming appropriate tops at minimum.

SWIM COURSE

*This is a lake swim at Gentian Lake with a deep water mass start option and a TT dock start option

*Buoys will mark the course turns

*Many boats will be on the water

*For TT start races your individual chip time starts when you cross the mat to enter the water, and stops at the run finish.

*Water temperature will likely be cold enough for wetsuits this time of year. 

*Water temperatures up to and including 78 degrees wetsuits are allowed

*Age Groupers if the water temperature is between 78-84 degrees you can still wear a wetsuit but will be asterisk in results

*Water temperatures is at 84 degrees or higher no wetsuits allowed.

*See ‘USAT Rules’ section below for more info on rules regarding wetsuits.

*Swim course map LINK

TRANSITION

*Participants are to place bicycles, helmets, sunglasses, run shoes, hats, etc in the transition area.

*Volunteers will assist in proper racking of bicycles on the bike racks and how to lay out transition items.

*Maximum of 8 bicycles per rack, first come first serve placement.

*Transition will be in the main parking lot next to the welcome center

*Only participants and volunteers can enter the transition area.

*There will be an aid station near the transition

* No nudity is allowed in transition, please plan race clothing accordingly.

BIKE COURSE

*Bike course map LINK

*Helmets must met CPSC standards and not be damaged or altered

*The bike course will have police at the park exit and all intersections stopping traffic.

*Gently rolling hills throughout the bike course

*All turns, and turn-around points, will be marked with roadside signs and road chalk markings.

*TBA Bike Shop help with any last minute bike problems and provide pumps.  Otherwise volunteers will do their best and I'll provide some pumps and equipment for quick fixes.

*All participants are responsible for fixing their own flat tires and minor mechanicals while on the bike course.

*There are no aid stations on the bike course, but there is one near transition and on the run

*See ‘Food and Water’ for details on bike course water.

*See ‘USAT Rules’ for more info on cycling rules.  Cycling rule specifics and other rules will be gone over in the pre-race meeting.

RUN COURSE

*The run courses will be mostly smooth pavement on a bike path, roads, and a small amount of gravel and grass path.

*Rolling hills across the entire course

*The courses will be marked with signs and chalk arrows for park preservation.  Volunteers will also help direct runners.

*There will be 1 aid station near the midpoint of the run along with one accessible near transition each lap.   My discretion on temperature whether we need additional.

*See ‘Food and Water’ for details on water.

*Run course map LINK

HELMETS AND AUDIO DEVICES

*All participants must complete the bike portion wearing a helmet approved by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  Check your helmet for this sticker.

*Headphones, headsets, walkmans, ipods, mp3 players, or personal audio devices, etc. are not to be carried or worn at any time during the race.

* See ‘USAT Rules’ for more info on all rules.

RELAYS/AQUABIKER

*Relay teams will share a timing chip and transfer the chip in the transition area.

*Aqua bikers will swim and bike with all the triathlete racers and then need to do a short walk or jog after transition 2 to finish

*More info on AQ and Relays soon

RESTROOMS

*There will be a few porta-johns on site and the park has a small restroom. 

*During the race 1 of the porta-john will be available near the transition area.

T-SHIRTS, MEDALS, AWARDS

*T-Shirts will be in the race packet. 

*Finisher medals will be given at the finish line. 

*A small number of post-race awards may be given out in gender and age based categories per total participant numbers(TBD)

FOOD AND WATER

*Water will be available at the transition area and on the run course.

*No water will be available on the bike course, so please plan accordingly. 

*Drinks and some snack food will be available post-race at the finish line.

CONTINGENCY PLANS

*In the event it is unsafe to swim each race will become a duathlon with a 1/2 mile run start.

*If it’s unsafe to ride the race will become a swim and run.

*If it's unsafe to swim and ride the race will become just a run.

*The race start may be delayed up to 1 hour if the weather is anticipated to clear up.

*If weather forces a cancellation we can offer a 50% discount to a future 2019 event.

USAT Rules

*A complete list of USAT rules can be found at www.usatriathlon.org.  A list of commonly violated rules can be found below  the course maps on this page. Rules will be gone over at the pre-race meeting on Saturday.

*If all participants do their best to follow the rules and race fairly, there should be no issues.

SWIM COURSE MAP  - LINK

BIKE COURSE MAP - LINK

RUN COURSE MAP - LINK

Most Commonly Violated Rules and Penalties

1. Helmets:

Only helmets approved by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) may be used in USAT sanctioned events. Helmets must be worn at all times while on your bike. This means before, during, and after the event.

Penalty: Disqualification

 

2. Chin Straps:

Chin straps must be buckled at all times when on a bicycle. DO NOT unbuckle your chin strap unless you are off your bicycle.

Penalty: Disqualification on the course; Variable time penalty in transition area only.

 

3. Outside Assistance:

No assistance other than that offered by race and medical officials may be used. Triathlons and duathlons are individual tests of fitness.

Penalty: Variable time penalty

 

4. Transition Area:

All equipment must be placed in the properly designated and individually assigned bike corral. The wheel of the bicycle must be down on the side of the assigned space. All participants must return their bicycles to an upright position in their designated bicycle corral. No person shall interfere with another participant’s equipment or impede the progress of another participant. All bar ends must be solidly plugged. No participant shall bring ANY glass containers into the transition area.

Penalty: Variable time penalty

 

5. Drafting:

Drafting--keep at least three bike lengths of clear space between you and the cyclist in front. If you move into the zone, you must pass within 15 seconds.

Position--keep to the right hand side of the lane of travel unless passing.

Blocking--riding on the left side of the lane without passing anyone and interfering with other cyclists attempting to pass.

Overtaken--once passed, you must immediately exit the draft zone from the rear, before attempting to pass again.

Penalty: Variable time penalty

 

6. Course:

All competitors are required to follow the prescribed course and to stay within all coned lanes. Cutting the course is an obvious violation and going outside the course is a safety issue. Cyclists shall not cross a solid yellow center line for ANY reason. Cyclists must obey all applicable traffic laws at all times.

Penalty: Referee's discretion

 

7. Unsportsmanlike-Like Conduct:

Foul, harsh, argumentative or abusive language or other unsportsmanlike conduct directed at race officials, USA Triathlon officials, volunteers, spectators or fellow athletes is forbidden.

Penalty: Disqualification

 

8. Headphones:

Headphones, headsets, walkmans, ipods, mp3 players, or personal audio devices, etc. are not to be carried or worn at any time during the race.

Penalty: Variable time penalty

9. Race numbers:

All athletes are required to wear race numbers at all times during the run. Numbers must face the front and be clearly visible at all times. Numbers may not be cut or folded or altered in any way. DO NOT transfer your number to any other athlete or take a number from an athlete that is not competing.

Penalty: Variable time penalty for missing or altered number, Disqualification and one year suspension from membership in USAT for transferring a number without race director permission.

10. Wetsuits:

Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wetsuit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wetsuit at their own discretion, provided, however that participants who wears a wetsuit within such temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Above 84 degrees, wetsuits are prohibited.

 

11. Abandonment:

All personal equipment and belongings taken out onto the course must stay on the athlete the entire time. No garbage, clothing, etc. shall be thrown on the course.

Sprint Distance Penaltys

1st Offense - 2:00

2nd Offense - 4:00

3rd Offense - Disqualificiation