2012 ATHLETE GUIDE
Saturday September 8, 2012
Harry Bowen Memorial Park
141 Main Street
Port Republic, NJ 08241
No Pets allowed in park!!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday September 7
3PM-7:00 PM Packet Pickup
Fred and Ethel's Tavern
All-American Bar and Grill
1 N. New York Road
Smithville, NJ 08201
(10-15 minutes from race site)
3:00 - 7:00 pm
serving baked ziti, salad and rolls
Course Talk by Training Bible Coach Tom Manzi (who is also the race director}
5PM and 6:00 PM
Saturday, September 8
5:30 am Transition area opens
6:45 am Pre-race briefing
6:50 am Clear transition area
7:00 am First wave starts
7:00 am Wave 1 Male 44 and under
7:03 am Wave 2 Male 45 and over and Aqua Bike
7:06 am Wave 3 Females and relays
12:30pm All bikes in transition or disqualified
2:00 pm Award ceremony begins
3:00 pm All race entrants must be across the
finish line to be an official finisher
Host Hotel: Seaview A Dolce Resort www.dolceseview.com
Parking will be available race day starting at 5 AM. Volunteers will be available to assist you.
Packet Pick up
1. Confirm athlete bib number on the athlete list posted/ available at registration table.
2. Pick up registration packet, this contains the following:
a. Race Numbers- bike frame numbers and bib number
b. Swim cap
c. Timing Chip
3. Pick up T- shirt
4. Body Mark tattoo corresponding to race number to be put on left arm before race
After you have received your packet, label all of your gear with your name and with the numbers
provided. Be sure that all of the numbers are applied properly to avoid penalties during the race.
Portajohns will be onsite
Food and beverages are available for all participants from noon until award ceremony begins
It will be DARK so bring a flashlight!
5:30 AM - 6:50 AM Prior to being allowed in the transition area you must be body marked and race number must be on your bike.
Further body marking will be taking place right
outside the transition area,
Transition closes at 6:50 am. All athletes must be out of the transition zone and headed to the swim before this time.
SWIM COURSE AND RULES
Course Length 1.2 miles
Half will be TWO loop counterclockwise around buoys.
All racers will proceed around the entire marked course keeping right of the buoys. The swim will start on a well maintained sand beach that will allow plenty of room for all competitors.
1. Each athlete must wear a swim cap provided by DQ Events
2. No fins, paddles, or pull buoys are allowed.
3. Swim goggles or face masks may be worn.
4. No individual paddlers or escorts are allowed. The course will be adequately patrolled by boats, canoes, and paddleboards.
5. Wetsuits are recommended for all athletes.
6. Any assistance required during the swim will result in disqualification if forward progress was made.
Athletes are permitted to use kayaks and boats as aid, as long as no forward progress is made. Course officials and medical personnel reserve the right to remove athletes from the course if determined medically necessary.
*NOTE: ANY ATHLETE ELECTING NOT TO RACE MUST NOTIFY TIMING DESK IMMEDIATELY. Once exiting water follow path to transition area and you must cross timing mats to get your swim split.
ABOVE ALL, THE SAFETY OF EACH SWIMMER IS OUR PRIME CONCERN.
BIKE COURSE AND RULES
Bike Course Length 56 miles
The bike will be a scenic TWO loop 56 mile race on quiet traffic controlled county roads The course is mostly flat with several rolling hills and water will be available twice
1. No tandems, recumbent, fairings, or any add -on device designed exclusively to reduce resistance are allowed. Any new, unusual, or prototype equipment will be subject to determination of legality by the event organizer/or Head Referee.
2. Position Rules:
a. Absolutely NO DRAFTING of another bike or any other vehicle is allowed.
b. Athletes must ride single file on the far right side of the road except when passing another athlete.
Side-by-side riding is not allowed.
c. Overtaking athletes may pass on the left for up to 20 seconds, but must move back to the right side of the road after passing.
d. Athletes must keep 7 meters (~4 bike lengths) distance between bikes except when passing.
e. An overtaken athlete must fall back 7 meters (~4 bike lengths) before attempting to regain the lead from a front running bike.
f. Athletes committing rule violations will be notified "on the spot" by an official.
3. A CPSC- approved helmet is required during the entire bike portion including in and out of the
transition zone. Any athlete riding without an approved helmet or chinstrap not fastened may be
disqualified. Alterations to hard -shell helmets, which affect its integrity, are not allowed.
4. No individual support is allowed. Ample aid and food stations will be provided along the course. Friends, family members, coaches, or supports of any type my not bike, drive, or run alongside an
athlete; may not pass food or other items to athletes and should be warned to stay completely clear of all athletes to avoid the disqualification of an athlete. It is incumbent upon each athlete to immediately reject any attempt to be assisted, followed, or escorted.
5. Each athlete must be individually responsible for repair and maintenance of their own bike.
Assistance by anyone other than race personnel will be grounds for immediate disqualification. Each athlete should be prepared to handle any possible mechanical malfunction.
*NOTES: TECHNICAL SUPPORT VANS WILL BE ON THE COURSE TO ASSIST WITH
EMERGENCY REPAIRS WHENEVER POSSIBLE; SUCH AS REPLACE MENT TUBES, TIRES,
CHAINS, ETC. TECHNICAL VANS WILL BE ON THE COURSE THROUGHOUT THE DAY, BUT ARE
LIMITED IN NUMBER. PLEASE BE SELF SUFFICENT.
6. Athletes are expected to heed directions and instructions of all race officials and public authorities.
Failure to do so may result in disqualification.
7. Athletes may walk their bike if necessary, but may not make progress on the bike course
unaccompanied by their bicycle.
8. Bike inspection is not mandatory and will not be provided at check -in, although technicians will be available. Athletes are ultimately responsible for their own bikes. However, race officials may at their discretion make final determination as to the soundness of bikes.
9. HEADSETS OR HEADPHONES ARE NOT ALLOWED DURING ANY PORTION OF THE EVENT.
10. MEDICAL SUPPORT: If you need minor medical assistance, there will be medical units available at the race site. Alternatively, depending upon the medical emergency, ambulances will take you to the nearest hospital to receive treatment. If you have a problem, please go to an aid station for further assistance.
RUN COURSE AND RULES
Course Length 13.1 miles
Cut Off Time 3:00PM
The run will be 13.1 mile course-two loops through historic Port Republic. Runners will be on traffic controlled roads that circle the park area that will take you over the old iron bridge. Five stops with water, GU, and Gatorade will be provided
1. No form of locomotion other than running, walking or crawling is allowed.
2. Athletes must wear their race number in front of them clearly visible at all times on the course.
Folding or cutting the race number intentionally or failure to wear your race number is STRICTLY PROHIBITED and may result in disqualification. Race belts are allowed.
3. NO INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT VEHICLES OR NON -PARTICIPANT ESCORT
RUNNERS ARE ALLOWED. This is an individual endurance event. Teamwork as a result of outside assistance, which provides an advantage over single competitors, is not allowed. Individual support vehicles or non-participant escort runners will result in disqualification. A non -participant escort runner includes participants who have withdrawn from the race, have been disqualified or have finished the race. Friends, family members, coaches, or supporters of any type may not bike, drive, or run alongside an athlete; may not pass them food or any other items and are warned to stay completely clear of all participants to avoid disqualification of an athlete. It is incumbent upon each athlete to immediately reject any attempt to assist, follow, or escort. It is permissible for an athlete who is still competing to run with other athletes who are also still competing.
4. Athletes are expected to follow directions and instructions of all race officials and public authorities.
5. The Shoreman run course will officially close at 3:00PM. Athletes still on the course after that time will be given the opportunity to unofficially finish the race.
WAVE # START TIME INCLUDES:
1 7:00AM Male 39 & under
2 7:03 AM Males 40 & over,
3 7:06 AM Females, and Relays
Wave assignment can vary. Race day instructions may override the above.
Cap color TBD race day
Link to better map http://www.mapitnow.com/?maproute=120550
Turnaround does not come all the way back to transition it turns about 1 mile from Garden state parkway