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F1 Challenge @ West Point Lake

F1 Challenge at West Point Lake
A Georgia Multisports Production
R. Shaefer Heard Park
Saturday April 26, 2014

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Race Date:
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:00am
Location: R. Shaefer Heard Park, 101 R. Shaefer Heard Park Rd., West Point, GA  31833

Click on links for directions.

Registration: Registration is open. Online registration closes on 4/20/14 or when registration reaches 250 participants

T shirts/sizes can not be guaranteed for anyone registering after April 1, 2014

Register online at Active.com: Online Registration is now closed – Registration is available at packet pick up sites listed below

For hard copy application:

Click to download and print registration form in Adobe PDF format

Register at Big Peach Running Company click for directions and Free-Flite Bicycles Stores click for directions  and receive special discounts on all race entry fees.

Pricing:

  • $50.00 for all USAT Members
  • $62.00 for Non USAT Members
Click on the link to check your registration or check to see who you will be racing with.
If searching for all racers – place cursor in box and hit enter – a complete list will appear

Athlete on-site registration and packet pick-up:

Free-Flite Bicycles: Tuesday, 4/22/14 – 11am to 5:00 pm, 6014 – B Sandy Springs Cir.,Atlanta, GA 30328. click for directions

Big Peach Running Company, 4/23/14 – 11 am to 5:00 pm, 5530 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30004. click for directions

Golden’s Bike Shop: Friday, 4/25/14 – 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm – 229 S. Davis Rd. (new address) LaGrange, GA 30240 706-884-2420. click for directions. Registration available at this site

Race Site: packet pick up Saturday 4/26/14: – 5:30 am to 6:15 am  No registration

There will be NO registration on race morning

Event Timeline:

  • 5:00 am Transition Opens.
  • 5:30 am to 6:15am Packet Pick Up.
  • 6:30 Transition Closes.
  • 6:35  am Pre-Race Meeting (Mandatory)
  • 7:00 am Swim Start.
  • 10:00  to 10:30 am Awards Ceremony
Timeline notes: The 12 – 15 race will take about 30 min to complete and the 16-19 and collegiate race will take 60-70 minutes to complete, so if the first race starts at 7:00 am you could use this schedule
  • 7:00 am Youth 12 – 15 F1
  • 7:45 am Junior 16 – 19 F1
  • 9:00 am Collegiate

Age Rule:

This event will follow the USAT “Age-Up rule”. This means that the age of the athlete is determined not by the age on race day but the age the athlete will be on December 31, 2014.

Age Divisions:

Distances for the F1 Challenge Draft Legal Triathlon will vary, depending on the age of participants:

  • 12 – 15 years, draft legal, 375m swim, 8 mile  bike, 2k run
  • 16-19 years, draft legal, 750m swim, 12 mile bike, 5k run
  • Collegiate, 18 – 25, 750m swim, 12 mile bike, 5k run (Must be currently enrolled at a College or University)

In accordance with USA Triathlon rules, an athlete’s racing age is his/her age on December 31st of the competition year. F1Challenge will assign athletes to their respective age division according to their age on December 31 per USAT rules.

Transition and Bike Check-In:
Transition and bike check-in is ONLY ON RACE DAY. The transition will open to all age divisions at 5:00 am and will close at 6:30 am. Bikes will be racked in designated areas that are identified by race number. Placing is based on first come, first served. Gear bags are not allowed in transition area. A separate bag check tent will be available for athletes to leave their personal gear so to avoid clutter in the transition area.

Body Marking:

Participants will have a race number marked on their arms and legs by our staff and volunteers. This will take place in the transition area before the race. Each participant will have their age marked on the back of their leg.

Registration and Athlete Check-In:
There will be a number of tables which you will need to visit with volunteers to help guide you, to make sure you are properly registered and ready to race. A parent or legal guardian and the athletes must be present during athlete check in.

Athlete Check-In – Parent/Guardian and participant must go to this table. We will cross reference your online registration and you will be asked to sign the waivers and will be given their racer number. PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A USAT MEMBERSHIP THAT YOU DID NOT PURCHASE ON-SITE OR WHEN REGISTERING ONLINE THROUGH ACTIVE.COM YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW YOUR USAT YOUTH MEMBERSHIP CARD. IF YOU DO NOT SHOW THIS ID YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE A MEMBERSHIP ON-SITE. NO EXCEPTIONS!

You will pick up the following:
1. Race Bag
2. IT IS MANDATORY TO WEAR THE SWIM CAP THAT IS PROVIDED FOR YOU.
3. Timing Chip – Pick up your assigned timing chip race morning
4. T-Shirt – Pick up your cool F1 Challenge Triathlon T-Shirt!

Transition:
The swim to bike transition and the bike to run transition are in the same place. Each participant will have a spot to rack his/here bike and set up necessary equipment.

Swim Start: is started by age group and sex.

Bike Course:

Each division will be on the same looped course, with loops of the course for the 12-15, 16-19 and Collegiate Divisions. Participants will be removed from the race course when the first participant completes the bike  segment of the race.

Run Course:
The run course will be on paved roads. Please make sure your child knows what division he/she is in, as we will be referring to division to help direct participants along the course.

Aid Stations:
There will be one aid station in the transition, no aid stations on the bike course and one aid station on the run course. Aid stations will have water.

Timing:
Our race will be chip-timed. EACH PARTICIPANT MUST WEAR A TIMING CHIP AT ALL TIMES DURING THE RACE OR HE/SHE WILL NOT RECEIVE A TIME RESULT.Once the participant has crossed the finish line there will be volunteers retrieving the timing chip. ALL TIMING CHIPS MUST BE RETURNED. Timing results will be posted on the Georgia Multisports Productions website.

Awards:
The primary mission of F1 Challenge Triathlon is to deliver a high quality youth triathlon experience for the entire family that is focused on fitness, fun and safety. Trophies will be awarded to the top male and female finishers in each individual age group per gender (i.e. Boys age 12 -15, Girls age 12 – 15). Ribbons will be awarded to all second and third place finishers.

F1 Challenge Triathlon – follows all USAT rules and regulations. For a complete list of rules, please visit the USAT website listed below.

Follows USAT junior draft legal rules – see www.draftlegalrules.com

http://www/usatriathlon.org/resources/about-events/rules

  • MUST attend pre-race meeting at 6:35 am
  • Must mount bike after the mount line and dismount before the dismount line
  • Race uniform must cover the athlete’s torso, either a one or two piece tri suit or one piece swim suit for females is allowed.
  • Athletes are called to the start line by number or name
  • Once called to the start line the athlete must select a position on the start line and remain there until the race begins.
  • Athletes cannot block the forward progress of other athletes.
  • If water temperature is below 68 F athletes are allowed to wear wetsuits.
  • Designated swim caps must be worn
  • Helmets must be worn at all times while touching bike with chin strap buckled that meets or exceeds the safety standards of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  Helmets manufactured prior to March 10, 1999 must meet or exceed the safety standards of (i) the American National Standard Institute (ANSI Z-90.4), (ii) The Snell Memorial Foundation (Protective Headgear for Bicycle Users), or (iii) ASTM F-1446 or F-1447, and which is clearly labeled by the manufacturer as satisfying such standards.
  • NO aero helmets allowed
  • No riding bikes in the transition area
  • Timing chip must be worn at all times during the race to receive race times
  • Race numbers (bibs) must be worn at all times during the bike and run portion
  • Parents are not allowed in the transition during the race
  • Only traditional road bike with wheels with minimum 16 spokes allowed, no disc wheels allowed, aero bars may not extend beyond handle bar brake levers and must be solid factory bridge or be touching each other. Handle bar ends must be plugged.

Parent Conduct:

Georgia Multisports Productions environment is a safe and fun place for kids to participate in the great sport of triathlon. In order to ensure that your children walk away with the best experience, we need to uphold a positive and supportive atmosphere at all times. Parents are asked to be supportive of all the children that are out there trying their best to achieve their goals,

Bad conduct from a parent can result in a disqualification of their own child. Bad conduct constitutes of the following (but not limited to):

  • Negative comments to your own child or another child
  • Yelling at volunteers, race officials, other parents or participants
  • Interference with participants or race officials

Any disputes must be taken up with a race official (not a volunteer). The protocol for a dispute is to go to the registration booth and ask to have a race official be notified. Once a race official is with you, please calmly explain your dispute. It is our goal for everyone to walk away with a great experience so we will do our best to resolve all issues in a timely and pleasant manner.
We look forward to a safe and exciting F1 Challenge Triathlon at West Point Lake event!

Bike Tech: Free-Flite Bicycles will be available for last minute repairs.

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Questions:
Please direct  questions to jim@gamultisports.com

Post Race: Food, music, and Tri merchandise door prizes available following awards ceremony.

USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event

This event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon, the national governing body for the sport of Triathlon. We suggest all our participants become familiar with USA Triathlon Rules and Regulations. Officials will be present enforcing these rules.

This is a ChampionChip Timed Event

This event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon, the national governing body for the sport of Triathlon. We suggest all our participants become familiar with USA Triathlon Rules and Regulations. Officials will be present enforcing these rules.
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F1 Challenge Host Hotel:

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Comfort Inn & Suites

Call to Book 1-888-734-6805

1512 Lafayette Pky., Lagrange, GA  30241

Additional Lodging Choices:

Company: Comfort Inn
Address: 1512 Lafayette Parkway
City: LaGrange
State: GA
Zip: 30240
Phone: 706-882-7700
Company: Hampton Inn
Address: 100 Willis Circle
City: LaGrange
State: GA
Zip: 30240
Phone: 706-845-1115
Company: Quality Inn
Address: 110 Jameson Drive
City: LaGrange
State: GA
Zip: 30240
Phone: 706-882-8700
Website: http://www.qualityinn.com/


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