4:00 pm – 6:00 pm ONLY
Day of Event
6:00am – 7:30am ONLY – do NOT arrive late.
Please follow the registration signs to the white tents. There will also be large purple REGISTRATION flags designating the check-in area as well.
Items to bring to check-in
* Drivers license or picture ID
* USA Triathlon member card OR
$15 cash or check made payable to USAT for one day license fee
* Helpful to bring a printout of your registration confirmation
You will not be permitted to race without a picture ID.
Items you will receive at check-in
* Bib number
* Swim Cap (required to wear during the swim)
* Shirt (ONLY GUARANTEED IF REGISTERED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF EVENT)
* Partner supplied samples (please only one sample of each product)
**To cut down on landfill waste, we do not use gear bags for the items. You may want to bring a reusable bag or cinch sack.
Each team member must sign their own waivers. The bib number will be withheld until ALL team members have checked in personally. Once all members have checked in, THEN the bib number will be released. Unless all team members check-in together, the bib will be given to the last member signing in.
Checking in another athlete
Each athlete must pick up their own packet. You may not check-in for another athlete.
Exceptions: A parent or guardian may pick up for their child.
Note: Participants 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to sign event waivers.
At registration you will receive ONE bib number that the runner must wear on the front of their chest, since they will be crossing the finish line.
All relay members will get body marked with the bib number assigned to them, so they can all be identified on the course.
Timing Chip and Strap
The athlete competing in the first discipline should securely attach the timing chip to their ankle. The chip and strap should be handed off to the next relay member inside the Transition Area ONLY at the designated RELAY area. Each athlete should only wear the chip on the ankle, never on the wrist. Do not just grab it and go. You must make sure it is secure on your ankle before leaving the Transition Area. Exchanging outside of the Transition Area could result in a disqualification.
There will be a designated rack(s) for RELAYS only. This is typically near one of the exit/entry points. Please make sure all relay member’s gear is in this designated area. Even when the Transition Area is closed, relay members may still have access to the Transition Area to warm up and prepare for their discipline.
Timing Chip & Strap
Each athlete will be assigned a timing chip and strap. These will be available race morning unless otherwise stipulated in your race confirmation. After check-in, bring your race number to the TIMING CHIP flag where a support crew will hand you a timing chip that corresponds with your bib. Please DO NOT take your own chip off the boards. You MUST physically show your bib number to the support crew in order to pickup your chip. NO exceptions.
You are responsible for this chip and strap once it is handed to you. Failure to turn it in for ANY reason will result in a $40 charge.
You must wear your chip and strap on your ankle for the entire event, start to finish.
Chip collection will NOT be at the finish line unless stipulated ahead of time. Chips and straps will be collected on your way out of the transition area, once we open it for gear retrieval. Please do NOT turn them in ahead of time, unless it is to a 3D crew member.
Timing & Scoring
We provide all the timing and scoring services for each and every event we host. This will be with ChampionChip or Chrono Track timing systems.
Throughout the course, there will be sets of timing mats or gators, typically under structures, indicating finish, bike in, run out, swim finish, etc. You must cross over these areas. Do NOT avoid them or attempt to jump over them.
Every effort will be made to supply you with a swim, bike, run, transition 1, transition 2, and finish times. However, it is explicitly expressed that the electronic timing systems are not fool proof. They are electronics and computers which are outside in the elements and they are not perfect systems. We along with any other timer out there can only score what is captured in a system.
These are posted at the event in and around the post event areas. This area is designated with a large purple RESULTS flag. Results are rarely 100% final at the time of the awards ceremony due to post race corrections.
Your results will be posted on the event website under the RESULTS tab located on the home page as well as event page. Every effort is made to post these by the following morning or within 24 hours of the event.
ANY and ALL timing questions and inquiries must be sent to: email@example.com
Emailing or contacting event management in any other way will not guarantee an attempt to retrieve results.
Body Marking (Tattoos)
All athletes and all relay members will be body marked with their race number. After picking up your chip and strap please proceed to the body marking area typically designated with a large BODY MARKING flag. You must have your bib number for this process.
Event support crew will be marking race numbers on your swim caps, biceps, tops of hands, and quadriceps. You will also have your event code marked on one calf. T = Long Course, S = Sprint, SS = Super Sprint, D = Duathlon, R = Relay, H = Half. On the opposite calf will be your age.
Due 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.
Age Up Rule
Your age on race day is the same as how old you will be on December 31 of that year.
Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women Overall in each event and 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+
*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.
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.
COVID-19 Event Prevention Guidelines
PAUL BUNYAN CHALLENGE
Event Specific Guidelines
This section will be specific for each event, as each event venue is different: the venue at Lakewood Shores is a lake subdivision. Lakewood Shores POA is basically the property south of the club house. So the event itself, swim and run course are all in Lakewood shores POA. The bike portion is a combination of Lakewood Shores, Oscoda, in Iosco County and Alcona County on the north end. Parking will be to the Left as you are entering Lakewood shores off of US-23 @ Aaron drive. Follow the signs. Upon exiting the parking lot you will have a short walk to the transition area. The entire venue will be a continuous flagged chute to keep athletes flowing and constantly moving to alleviate groupings or gathering areas.
Based on a current gathering limits: Region 4, Iosco County (500)
Determined by your race number, as well as each state’s mass gathering status.
(Based on the Governors 500 gathering size limits this will be a one wave event time trial start)
7:30 am = (1 – 500)
Athletes Responsibilities: (MUST adhere to these guidelines)
Closely monitor your health 14 days leading up to the event. If you are feeling ill, under the weather please do not come to the event. Maintain a healthy condition. Do not come to an event if you have a temperature, sore throat, groggy, or otherwise feel off
It is recommended that you wear a mask upon exiting your vehicle since this is an outdoor event.
ALWAYS maintain physical distancing at all times
Do Not shake hands, high five, fist bump, etc.
Come to the event BODY MARKED. It will not be provided on-site. Markers will be available for sale for $1 if you forget or do not already come marked.
Cough or sneeze in a tissue or elbow
Avoid touching your face
Remember you must still sanitize even it you are wearing masks and gloves
Do not share equipment
Sanitizer will be provided at portajohns. We ask that you do your part and be responsible for your time in and wipe down the area.
Any athletes 65 yrs. or older are at an elevated risk
Online pre-registration ONLY
You ABSOLUTELY MUST show your USAT card and driver’s license at transition check
You will get your temperature checked @ Transition Check. If you do not pass you will not be allowed to participate and kindly asked to depart the venue.
Upon finishing, you will follow the chute to receive your finisher medal and proceed directly to the transition area where you will collect your gear and depart the EVENT venue. This is very important to not mingle, hang out, or conjugate in areas due to limits and physical distancing.
Friends, Family, Spectators (PLEASE adhere to these guidelines)
We welcome friends, family, spectators. We recommend they are wearing masks and practicing physical distancing protocol throughout the venue.
They will absolutely NOT be allowed in any athlete chute or transition area.
** If athletes, spectators or support crew do not adhere to guidelines, 3 Disciplines reserves the right to ask them to depart the event venue.
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It is the athletes responsibility to ensure he/she is receiving event communications via email. Constant Contact and Chronotrack as well as Facebook. This means if he/she has “opted out” they MUST opt back in. This is more important now as we have created a “touchless, contactless” event, different from what you are used to in the past. So there is no registration, pre race, post race tents, etc. So please ensure you have agreed with the email provider to receive emails from 3 Disciplines using those platforms. This is how 3 Disciplines will be communicating important and up to date safety information. You may also receive text messages.
Athletes will be pre-assigned a race number based on registration date. You will receive this in our typical 3 emails the week of each event. A board will be posted at transition check-in when arriving on site with this same information. Your race number is your spot on the rack in the transition area as well as your starting position. You must come to transition with your driver’s license, USAT card and your body should be marked. There is absolutely NO onsite registration or packet pickup the day before.
The transition area will only have one entry point and exit point. Please DO NOT enter at the exit! Please DO NOT exit at the enter.
Before entering the transition area you will have your temperature checked via infrared check. At that time you will show your USAT card as well as Drivers License. No card, no race.
You will proceed to your designated spot on the rack in transition based on your race #. Your race number, timing chip, swim cap, T-shirt and directions will be waiting for you at your spot in transition. Maintain Physical Distancing at all times. Enter through in, exit through out at all times.
Start lines will be chuted with flagging. Physical distancing will be indicated by a cone in the chute, please stay at your spot on the cones. This is where athletes MUST practice social distancing maintaining their 2m between each fellow athlete. Time trial starts have been and will continue to be the norm, those starts will be based on your race number. Simply put, number #1 goes first, #2 second, #3 third and so on. You will be called to the swim start chute in groups of 25, so as we get each athlete in the water that line will move up. TRI ONE athletes will proceed to their starting flags: swim start based on your race number, is where you will place yourself in the race. Bike start at the bike out transition flag next to the start flag. Run start at the run out transition point, next to the start flag. Kayak, Canoe, Stand up Paddle board, at the swim start flag, kayak start.
Aid stations will be in sets of two with hand sanitizer. FIRST One will have water. Followed 10m down with Gatorade Endurance. One support crew member with gloves and face mask will be at each filling cups. There will be a garbage bin 20m down from that point. It is the athletes responsibility to dispose of the cup. This will be a penalty for non compliance. Athletes may carry their own hydration if they prefer.
Bike / Run Courses
If you are going to pass, pass. Don’t hangout behind someone. When passing, keep a safe distance with the other athlete. Drafting on the bike will be strictly enforced.
Finish lines will be extended with flagged chutes. They are there to maintain “FLOW” of the event, they are not there to go under or over. Following your finish you will continue down the chute. Along the chute a table will have finisher medals and hand sanitizer. At the end of the chute you will have a bin indicating TIMING CHIPS filled with disinfectant. YOU will remove your chip and strap, RE-VELCRO and place it in the bin. PLEASE PLEASE do not place in the bin un-velcroed! Then continue down the chute to a water table followed by a Gatorade table.
Following that you MUST proceed through the CHECK – OUT chute taking you back to transition. A support crew member will ensure you have turned in your chip/strap and then you will be directed when to enter, grab your gear and immediately exit to the parking lot. You will not be allowed to hang out/mingle. You shall exit the event venue and proceed to your vehicle.
Results / Awards / Post Race
There will be no post race festivities obviously. In order to comply with state guidelines there will be no awards ceremony or post race lunch. Results will ONLY be available online and via the results app. ATHLINKS or the your-results.com website. There will be a table placed at the driveway to the club house under a results flag for award pick up at 10:30 a.m. Athletes may choose to have awards mailed by filling out the form online.
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