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RACE TIPS

First tip is to get out as fast as possible in the swim. I know I tell many not to get caught up in the craziness of the swim start, but to take advantage of this course you need to get to the first turn buoy fast. Even though we moved the swim in to lessen the currents in the event, it will still help your swim out. 

Then on the bike, every time we ride the island, it has a windy side. If you can push 35 – 40mph, do it. When Mother Nature wants to help like that you must take advantage. We have had our entire staff in their biggest gears, with the flat fast nature of the island- you will not burn your legs out. 

Finally on the bike, for you Olympic distance athletes, typically the slowest lap is lap 3, so keep that in mind when starting your 3rd lap. You need to push that one.

The run is a focus run, meaning you have long stretches where you can pick athletes off. Pick an athlete, focus on him/her, once you catch, pick the next. Try to keep that line of focus at least 50m ahead at all times, this way you will not slow down as you approach those closer athletes. 

Take full advantage of that nature path section, this is heavily shaded and if it is a sunny, warm day; this should be where you run your fastest.

MULTI-SPORT 101

Multi-Sport 101 starts Saturday at 2:00pm in Transition 2 

Geared toward the newbie, but enough information and tips for the savvy veteran. We were the first to host multi-sport 101 before events, starting over 10 years ago. Now most quality events have some version, but we have been told by athletes across the country that our multi-sport 101 is the best. The race director will walk you through the entire event, start to finish, answering your questions along the way and giving you tips. 

The goal with every class is to calm down those pre-race butterflies and reduce some of the anxiety, so you can sleep a little easier the night before your big event. We will start from the time you arrive onsite through your departure following your big finish. Please check the week of the event for potential time changes on class. Each class is weather permitting.  Classes will typically run between 45 to 90 minutes, depending on questions and the event. Occasionally we will have a special guest as well.

AWARDS

Age Up Rule
Your age on race day is the same as how old you will be on December 31 of that year.

Overall
Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women Overall in each event and excluded from their age group.

Age Groups
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+
*In the event there may not be at least 4 athletes within an age group, an age group may be combined, for example 2 in 20-24 and 2 and 25-29 = 20-29 age group combined.

*Sprint Triathlon – Typically offers 15 and under and 16-19 in addition.
*Clydesdales (Male 225 lbs or more) – Top 3 in Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlons. 
*Athenas (Female 165 lbs or more) – Top 3 in Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlons.

Aquabike:  Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women in Olympic and Sprint Distance Aquabike.   

Sprint Duathlon:  Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women.

Kaya-Tri:  Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women (when applicable).

Super Sprint – All athletes will receive a finisher medal when crossing the finish line. This category is designed for those wanting to Try the Tri or to enjoy a fun, family-friendly race. In that spirit, no awards are presented.  Everyone is a winner!

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 click on the link below to be taken to the Transition Bag Store where you can select the AWARD Item.

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POLICIES

Event management reserves the right to postpone, change format, modify courses, or cancel the event at any time. The safety of athletes, staff, support crew, and officials is our top priority and will never be compromised.

Event management is not responsible for late arrivals, athletes not finding a venue, misdirected, or delayed for any reason. Late arrivals will NOT be issued a chip and strap and you will not be allowed in the transition area once it is closed. Again, there will be NO refunds for any reason.

Inclement Weather:

Event management reserves the right to cancel an event due to inclement weather or the POTENTIAL of inclement weather. Every attempt will be made to host an event whether in it’s advertised form or altered form.  Meaning a triathlon could be modified to a duathlon.  A 1500m swim could be made a 500m swim, etc. A half marathon run could be made a 5k run, etc.  Under any circumstance a refund or transfer will not be issued.  Athletes safety will not be compromised.

If an event has mandatory bike check-in, you must check in your bike during the allotted check in times typically the day before. Failure to do so will mean you are not going to race and again no refunds will be given.

These rules are in place for a reason and deviation of them is not fair to the hundreds of athletes that follow the rules.

First time event, Athlete Experience:
Athletes participating in his/her first “long course” event will result in an interview with the onsite race director. His/her experience will be considered in a personal interview with the race director on site if a question of ability to safely finish is at stake. Failure to comply with the race directors decision will result in a disqualification if there is an un-willingness on an athletes part to change events. Safety will NOT be compromised under any circumstances.

Age participation rules:
Kids 17 and under may NOT compete in half ironman distance events.

Kids must be 10 yrs. of age to compete in adult sprint events.

The race director will have final say for anyone racing at any event.

A lost chip will be billed directly to the athlete for a $40 fee and may result in no times for event. It is in no way event managements responsibility to post a time for an athlete who has lost his/her chip during an event.  It is his/her responsibility to ensure that chip is on at all times.

An un-paid bounced check will mean you will be put on the “banned” list. Not a great list to be on if you plan on racing in the future. If you made a mistake with your banking, we understand, but just be sure we are paid after corrections are made.

A tshirt is only guaranteed if the athlete registered by the 14 day cut-off for pre-registration.

3D has a “lost and found” bin. If you have lost something during a race, please contact us at: info@3disciplines.com

REFUNDS

Refunds
All race fees are non-refundable.  No refunds are allowed.

Transfer to Another Race
Transfers to another 3 Disciplines owned event are allowed.  All transfers must be completed two weeks prior to the event in which you are registered or the event you would like to transfer to whichever is sooner. The transfer fee is $15.00 plus any potential difference in race fee.

Events that do not fall under our transfer policy include:  Cannonball Run, Sister Lakes, Xterra Rockport Rugged and I Tri for Mac.

Transfers may be made within the current race season only.

Transfer to Another Distance
You may switch between the Olympic and Sprint distances at any event.  Please contact us at info@3disciplines.com to change your distance or you may do so at the registration tent at the event.  No fee to change distance.

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