Event

GatewayTri Event
GATEWAY

Date / Location

Saturday, May 13, 2017
* 8:00am

Army Corp of Engineers
801 Lake Rd
Carlyle, IL 62231

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* Please use this address to get to the venue.  It is next to the Army Corp of Engineers building.

Distances

Olympic Triathlon - 1500m swim, 23mi bike, 10k run 
Sprint Triathlon - 500m swim, 20k bike, 5k run 
Super Sprint - 200m swim, 10k bike, 1mi run
Olympic Aquabike - 1500m swim, 23mi bike
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 20k bike

** Relays offered for Olympic and Sprint Triathlon

The Scene

Carlyle, Illinois is considered the gateway to the Gateway of St Louis, MO, located about 45 minutes east of the Gateway city.  It is also home to Illinois’ biggest lake, an Army Corps. of Engineers man made lake, which is just perfect for the season opening race.  

Perfect for the swim discipline that parallels the dam, so hundreds of spectators can watch. Perfect for the fast, flat out and back bike course on lightly traveled roads.  Perfect for an out and back run course closed to traffic with a mile stretch on the dam, so those same spectators can watch the event unfold a mile into the run discipline and the final mile stretch.  Finally, it is perfect for its post race snack tent, awards, and the date it is hosted on.

Amenities

-Custom event shirt
-Custom finishers medal
-Custom latex swim cap
-Sponsor supplied samples
-Professional chip timing with results available online
-Awards to top three in each age group
-Great sponsor supplied raffle and awards ceremony following the last finisher 
-The best post race snack table out there

Awards

There are no awards for the Super Sprint Distance.

Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women Overall in each event, excluded from their age group
Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women within each of the following age groups 
19 and under, 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+

Top 3 Clydesdales in Olympic and Sprint Triathlons 39 and under and 40+ categories (Clydesdale =  Male 220lbs or more)
Top 3 Athenas in Olympic and Sprint Triathlons 39 and under and 40+ categories 
(Athena = Females 160lbs or more)

Masters are awarded to the 1st place Male and 1st Place Female who is 40+ within the Olympic/Long Course and Half distance Triathlons and excluded from age group

Awards will in NO circumstances be given out early, or individually before the awards ceremony.  If you must depart before the awards ceremony, you may opt to pay a shipping and processing fee and have the award mailed to you.  Please see the link above and under the forms page. 

You MUST send the form within 2 weeks following the event with a check or money order, one fee per award, in order to receive your award.  Please understand we have NO control over the US postal service.

Parking

When arriving on site please follow the Event Parking signs to designated parking spots only.  Parking for this event will be in the large parking lot at the north end of the transition and event area.  Once you are parked in this section, you will not be able to leave until ALL bikes are in off the bike course as this drive is also the bike in/out.

Salute

Venue 
Army Corp of Engineers

Partners
Pepsi Co
Gatorade Endurance
Rudy Project

Support Crew
Carlyle Swim Team

Athletes Responsibility

bopsuperstar EventDue to an increasing amount of athletes entering events they may not be properly trained for, we are asking each athlete to be responsible and honest with his/her ability to complete the distance registering for.  Due to safety concerns for everyone involved including you the athlete, but also the support crew volunteers and officials like police, sheriff, fire department, etc. we must instill course cut off times at 4 hrs.  Raffle and awards start at 3 hrs and 30 minutes in Olympic distance events and 99% of all athletes are finished by that time. So you must register for the event you will finish under that 4 hour time limit.  Being a responsible athlete means if you cannot complete the Olympic distance comfortably under that time we recommend you participate in the sprint event.  We encourage you to train for the goal to reach that Olympic distance under the 4 hour time limit.  If you do not have a clear idea as to how to achieve that goal we are here to help, please let us know.

An athlete will be informed he/she has reached the 4 hr. cut off, at which time the athlete will acknowledge he/she understands completely and he/she will be brought in off the course by the course coordinator.  If the athlete refuses this he/she will be informed that there will not be any support left on the course from that point and he/she must acknowledge this and understand he/she is continuing under those circumstances at which time the athlete will remove the timing chip/strap and give to the course coordinator.  

Again an athlete must take the responsibility on as an athlete understanding his / her ability at the time of the event.  Knowing that support crew volunteers, as well as other personnel out on courses must be kept in safe conditions as well.  

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