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September 24, 2023 8:30 am

Shelby Township, MI
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Overview

 This is all about multi-sport.  The perfect place for a perfect end of season event.  One of the most important pieces to this event is a CLOSED bike course.  You will enjoy the inside lane around the lake only open to our athletes.  For this day vehicles will be directed ONE-WAY around the lake.  The course is a slightly rolling fast course for both the bike and the run.  The run course is on the black top paved 8′ wide park path. Most of the run course is tree lined.  

 

Transition

Opens – 6:30am
No friends or family members allowed in the transition area for any reason.  The race director and race officials will close the transition area 30-45 minutes before race start to ensure all athletes are at the starting area for mandatory course meeting and announcements.  Once the transition area is closed, you will NOT be permitted back in before the race starts.  Family/Friends will not be permitted in for any reason at any time throughout the event.

Re-Opens
When the last cyclist is off the course and has headed out for the run.  This time is variable and we will make announcements at the event when the transition area is ready to re-open.

Any athletes removing gear from transition areas before the announcer or race director has officially opened the transition area will be DISQUALIFIED from the race!  This pertains to all athletes of all distances.  All athletes deserve a clear transition.

In the event of inclement weather, it is recommended you have warm, dry clothing outside the transition area to put on following your finish due to other athletes still being on the bike course.

Timing Chip
When you have completed the race, please do NOT enter the transition area wearing your timing chip.  PLEASE remove your chip before re-entering the transition area and exiting again.  This will cause a timing error.

Racking
You must rack according to your race number, based on the sequence numbers placed at the end of each row.  Please remember racks will hold 7 bikes racked with the seat tip on support bar.  Please be courteous to fellow athletes to ensure there is space for 7 bikes on a rack.  If there is not enough room for your bike on your designated rack, please see a 3D Team member and we will help.  Please do not move another athletes bike or gear.

Aid Station
Located at the run in/out chute with water and electrolyte replacement.

Directional
Run In/Out and Bike In/Out chutes are clearly marked on the large structures at either end.   It is your responsibility to go the right direction while racing in the transition area.

Swim: 200m, 500m or 1.5k

8:30 a.m. Time Trial start with the Olympic distance athletes first – Starting at the beach in the state park, swim course will vary based on water levels and temperatures. Typically water temps will be in the high 60’s in the fall to low 70’s. 

Bike: 10k, 20k, 40k

Run: 1mi, 6.2mi or 3.1mi

Aquabike

You will start with your specific swim wave. Check the information cube at the event for wave start information.

You will complete the Swim and Bike disciplines of the event. Following your Bike discipline, you will dismount your bike, cross the Bike In timing mats and place your bike back at your spot on the rack in the Transition Area.  You will then proceed across the Run Out timing mats and you are done! Your finish time will be when you cross the timing mats at that point.

DO NOT re-enter the transition area through Run In/Out or Bike In/Out. This will cause a timing error.

Finisher Memento 
If the event offers a finisher’s memento, please proceed to the finish area to receive the item. Tell the support crew at the finish line you were in the aquabike race and they will hand you the finishers memento.

You will keep your timing chip & strap on until all the bikes are off the course. Once we announce the transition is open, you may turn your chip & strap in at the designated collection point and retrieve your gear at that point.

Super Sprint TRI

One of the first to launch the Super Sprint back in 2014, the goal with it was to provide an intro to Triathlon.  No matter your age, 6 yrs to 80+ yrs. the final wave of the day to start gets you out of the chaos of the start, and keeps you with like-minded athletes.  A perfect introductory distance that we try to keep non-competitive with no awards, but of course, everyone gets a finisher medal.  Come on out and Try your first TRI.  Questions, don’t hesitate, any question is a good question!  info@3disciplines.com.

200m swim – your swim will always start following the final sprint athlete in every super sprint event.  These will be an out to the first buoy, over and in.

10k  bike – will be an out and back.  Following all signs indicating SUPER

1 mile run – will be an out and back as well.  Following all signs indicating SUPER

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Duathlon

You will start at the Duathlon start flag just in front of the run out chute.  About 5 minutes before your start you will be directed to this area where the run course coordinator will be waiting for further instructions.  He/She will lead out the first run, a 2.5k jaunt out and back.  Your FIRST RUN Turnaround sign is a 4′ tall – A-Frame with DU TURNAROUND on it.  You will simply turn around at that point and head back.   You will run meshing in with the swimmers entering the transition area from the beach.  From that point, you will head out on the same bike and 2nd run course as the rest of the athletes. 

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