RACE FOR GRACE TRI/DUATHLON
To Benefit The Grace Smith House
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Freedom Park, LaGrange, Dutchess County, NY
Triathlon - Swim - 1/4 mi. Bike 14 mi. Run - 3 mi.
Duathlon: Run -1 mi. Bike - 14 mi. Run - 3 mi.
The mission of the Grace Smith House, Inc. is to enable individuals and families to live free from domestic Violence through:
* Providing shelter and apartments, advocacy, counseling and education
* Raising the consciousness of the community regarding the extent, type and seriousness of domestic violence
* Initiating and taking positions on public policies in order to provide options which empower victims of domestic violence.
Grace Smith House is a not-for-profit domestic violence agancy, which provides both residential and non-residential services to victims of domestic violence and their children.
ABSOLUTELY NO PARTS OF ENTRY FEES WILL BE REFUNDED, SUBSTITUTED, TRANSFERRED OR CREDITED.
ENTRY FEE: Triathlon: $75 before 7/6, $80 before 8/6, $85 before 9/6, Race Day - $90*
Duathlon: $60 before 76, $65 before 8/6, $75 before 9/6, Race Day - $80*
* No T-shirts to race day entries!
* No team entries!
* No credit cards accepted on weekend of race. Cash, check or money order only!.
- New entries may enter in person on Friday, September 5 from 4:00-6:00 pm or on race day from 6:15 - 7:30 am.
Online entry for the event ends on Thursday, September 4 at 5:00 p.m.!
VOLUNTEERS: Is there someone you know who'd be willing to volunteer while your competing? Call NEW YORK TRIATHLON at 845-247-0271 Volunteers will receive a souvenir T-shirt and our sincere thanks!
FIELD: First 500 competitors (tri and du combined).
RULES & REGULATIONS:
The following rules and regulations are designed for your personal safety and enjoyment. Failure to comply with these rules will result in penalties and/or disqualification.
-Race management has authority to change, adjust and/or modify race course format distances, check-in and start times.
-No entrants under 18 years of age.
-It is the contestant's responsibility to be familiar with and follow the race course.
-It is prohibited to sell your race number or for someone to compete in your place.
-Contestants must follow the directions of race officials who have ultimate and final authority to remove contestants who violate race rules.
-Friends, family or assistants may not bike or run alongside a contestant and should be warned to stay clear of contestants.
-No recumbent bicycles allowed.
-Contestants are not allowed to wear headphones, earphones or any other sound device that impairs normal hearing!
IMPORTANT: NO NUMBERS WILL BE ISSUED WITHOUT PHOTO ID!
You must know your race number before getting in line for race packet pick up.
Competitors will be sent an email 5-6 days prior to the event with their race number and updated race information.
Tri : Top three overall and in 5-year age groups from 18 to 70+.
Du : Top three overall and in 10-year age groups from 18 to 60+
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
PRE-RACE DAY - Friday - Freedom Park, 212 Skidmore Road, LaGrangeville, NY 12540/,
5:00 - 7:00 pm - Packet pick up (optional). NEW entries accepted.
RACE DAY - Saturday - Freedom Park, 212 Skidmore Road, LaGrangeville, NY 12540
6:00-7:30 a.m. - Check-in. Pick up race bag, timing chip, swim cap, swimmers get numbered, No race packets saved after 7:30 a.m.!
7:45 a.m. - Final race instructions (mandatory)
8:00 a.m. - Race Start (rain or shine).
10:15 a.m. - Course closes, Post race buffet, Awards presentation, Health Expo
TRANSITION AREA: The transition area will be set up in the parking lot across from the lake in Freedom Park.
Entry to the transition area is restricted to competitors with race numbers ONLY!.
Please request family members and friends not to accompany you in the transition area.
Bicycles must be placed on assigned bike racks.
Bikes on wrong racks will be removed from the transition area.
All competitors must be OUTSIDE the transition area before the start of the race!
DUATHLON: The duathlon course is identical to the triathlon course with the 1/4 mile swim being replaced by a 1 mile run.
Duathletes will start adjacent to the transition area and will run to Skidmore Road and turn/run LEFT (to 0.5 mile) before turning (around a cone in the middle of the road with a "Runners U-Turn" sign) and running same way back to transition area.
BIKE COURSE: The bike course exits Freedom Park and turns right on Skidmore Road. Continue on Skidmore Road for approximately 2 miles and make right on to Moore Road. Continue on Moore Road and merge on to Route 82. Continue on Route 82 and make right on to Barmore Road. Continue on Barmore Road and make a right turn on to Skidmore Road. Continue PAST the park entrance and complete another loop as described. After arriving back at the park entrance AFTER the second loop, make a right and return to the transition area.
It is your responsibility to know and stay on the course at all times. If you are uncertain of the course, review the course map BEFORE the race.
-Each contestant is individually responsible for repair and maintenance of their bike.
-Contestants must follow instructions of race officials and public authorities and must obey all traffic laws.
- Due to traffic restrictions placed on the roads as a result of this event, all competitors who fail to start their SECOND loop on the bike by 8:55 am will be directed back to the transition area. You must turn in your chip to a race official or staff member.
DRAFTING RULES: You must maintain a distance of three bike lengths from the bike in front of you! You may not be closer than this distance for any period exceeding 15 seconds. If you are, you will be assessed a 2 minute penalty for each successive violation.
- Riding alongside another biker is prohibited and will result in a 2 minute penalty.
Pack Riding/Drafting is a Serious Violation of the Rules of the Event! You can file an official complaint regarding "drafters" by noting their race number(s)! A competitor who has three "drafting reports" filed against him/her will receive a 2 minute penalty for each infraction.
HELMETS: A bicycling helmet must be positively secured with chin strap before leaving the transition area. Riding without a helmet will result in immediate disqualification!
WATER STATIONS: There will be two water stops on the 3 mi. run:
1. Exit of the transition area. 2. 1.5 miles from transition (run turn).
RUN COURSE: The 3 mile run will start at the transition are and will turn RIGHT on Skidmore Road. Runners will turn at 1.5 miles (around a cone in the middle of the road with a "RUNNERS U-TURN") and will run back on the other side of Skidmore Road to the finish line in Freedom Park.
Runners must stay to the extreme RIGHT of the road at ALL times except when re-entering the Park at the end of the run.
POST-RACE: Award winners must be present at the post-race awards ceremony to claim their prize.
POST RACE REFRESHMENTS are for competitors only and are not provided for friends, family or spectators. When entering the buffet line, please identify yourself as a competitor by wearing your race number..
On the morning of the race, you will pick up an electronic timing chip that corresponds to your assigned bib number. This chip must be attached with a velcro strap to your ankle.and must remain attached throughout the entire event.
You cannot use any chip other than the one that is assigned to you on the morning of the race.
Immediately after you cross the finish line you must remove the chip and drop it in the collection bin at the end of the timing chute.
If you lose your chip during the race or fail to turn it in after you cross the finish line, you will be charged $100 for the lost chip.
Your bib number must be attached to the FRONT of your shirt (or race belt) during the entire race (swim excluded). .
The 2-sided vinyl (adhesive-backed) bike frame number must be attached to the front of the top tube of your bicycle and may not be removed until you exit the transition area.
Check the label affixed to your bib number for correct information regarding your name, age, sex and category.
Notify officials prior to the race of any mistakes!
RESULTS: Official results will be posted on www.NYTRI.org.
RACE PHOTOS: For a complete photo album of the event, like us on FaceBook.com/NYTri
PARKING: All competitors must park in the designated parking areas.
Do not park on the road leading in/out of Freedom Park!
Due to safety concerns please note the following:
* No vehicles will be allowed IN to Freedom Park after 7:45 am on the morning of the race.
* Vehicles will not be allowed to leave the parking area in Freedom Park before 9:45 am.
* Park in designated areas only and observe directions of parking attendants.
* Do not park on either side of the road near the park entrance or you will be ticketed and/or towed (Skidmore Road).
HOW TO GET THERE:
From NY Thruway I-87: Get off Thruway at Exit 18 - New Paltz/Poughkeepsie. After toll booth, make right at traffic light going East on Rte. 209 towards Poughkeepsie/Mid-Hudson Bridge. Make right at traffic light at end of Rte. 209 on to Route 9W. Go through Highland and stay in right lane. Follow signs to Mid-Hudson Bridge. Cross bridge and continue to follow signs to Route 55 East. Stay on Route 55 for approximately 12 miles. Go under the Taconic State Parway, drive 0.3 miles and take frist left on to Velie Road.. Make first right on to Skidmore Road. Stay on Skidmore Road for for 1.6 miles to Freedom Park.
From Taconic State Parkway: Exit at Route 55/ Poughkeepsie/Pawling. Take 55 East towards Pawling. Drive 0.3 miles and make first left on to Velie Road. Make first right to Skidmore Road. Stay on Skidmore Road for for 1.6 miles to Freedom Park.
Days Inn - Route 55/Haight Ave., Poughkeepsie
Holiday Inn Express - 2750 South Road. Poughkeepsie, 845-473-1151
Ramada Inn - Route 9, Poughkeepsie
RACE VIOLATIONS & PENALTIES:
2 Minute Penalties:
- Riding bicycle anywhere within transition area.
- Bicycle not on assigned bike rack.
- Each drafting or "pack riding" violation.
- Accepting outside assistance or being paced by non-competitor.
- Race # not visible at any point during the bike or run.
- Unsecured helmet chin strap exiting/entering transition area.
- Not completing the entire course or shortening any leg of the event.
- Riding without a biking helmet.
- Wearing headphones during any portion of race.
HAVE A SAFE AND FUN RACE!