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Peach Kids Triathlon
Francis Meadows Aquatic Center
1545 Community Way, Gainesville, GA 30501

Race Date:
June 9, 2013
Location: 1545 Community Way, Gainesville, GA  30501

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Registration: Opens Dec 1, 2012. On line registration closes on June 1. 2013
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Participation List

Athlete on-site registration and packet pick-up, Peach Kids Triathlon- Gainesville and finish will all take place at Francis Meadows Aquatic Center located at 1545 Community Way, Gainesville, GA.  The race start and transition will take place at Francis Meadows Aquatic Center and parking lot.

Race Start Time: All times after the initial start time are estimates and may vary.

  • Seniors: 12 – 14 years old: 7:00am
  • Intermediates: 9 – 11 years old: 8:15 am
  • Juniors: 6 – 8 years old: 9:00 am

Registration and Packet Pick-Up: There will be NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.
Race Site Saturday, June 8, 2013  registration and packet pick up from 11am to 4pm
1545 Community Way, Gainesville, GA 30501

Race Site Sunday, June 9, 2013 5:30 am to 6:30 am ONLY. Packets WILL NOT be available at any other time race morning. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Please notify us by Saturday at 4:00 pm if your child plans to race downan age group: ie  changing  from Senior Division to Intermediate Division or Intermediate  Division to Junior Division. If you chose to age your child down they will not be eligible for an award.  There will be NO changes race morning.  NO EXCEPTIONS

There will be NO registration on race morning

Highly Recommended Pre-Race Meeting:
Saturday, June 8, 2013 (race site), 1:00pm and 4:00pm

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, 2013. Example, if your child is 8 years old today but will turn 9 on, let’s say November 20, 2013, he/she will race as a 9 year old. This may require that your athlete goes from the Junior category to the Intermediate (longer race distance). If the distance is a concern of yours, you may choose to race-down (stay in the Junior category). But this must be done by 4:00 pm on June 8, 2013 (day before race). He/she will still get a final race time, however, you will not be eligible for awards (still get finisher’s medal). We want to make sure that kids are comfortable with the distance, have fun and are safe as a priority!

Expo Hours

  • Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 11am to 4pm
  • Sunday, June 9, 2013 (race day), from 8am to 11 am

Age Divisions:

  • Distances for the Peach Kids Triathlon will vary, depending on the age of participants:
  • Junior 6 – 8, 50 yard swim, 1.5 mile bike and 500 yard run
  • Intermediate 9 – 11, 100 yard swim, 3 mile bike and 1K run
  • Senior 12 – 14, 200 yard swim, 6 mile bike and 2K run

In accordance with USA Triathlon rules, an athlete’s racing age is his/her age on December 31st of the competition year. Peach Kids Triathlon 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 5:30am and will close at 6:45am. Transition will re-open from approximately 7:50 am to 8:00 am for the Intermediate Division and from 8:40 am to 8:50 am for the Junior Division. Transition will open to the Intermediate division only after the last racer in the senior division gets off the bike and onto the run course (likewise for the junior division – after the Intermediate division). Once transition closes, participants and parents must exit the transition and make their way to the swim start. Parents are allowed in transition 5:30 – 6:45 am to help rack bikes and help set up participant transition area. PARENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE TRANSITION DURING THE RACE NOR DURING THE BREAKS BETWEEN THE DIVISION STARTS. We highly recommend you arrive at the early bike check in between 5:30 and 6:45 am to avoid the stress of the transition set up. We will have volunteers in the transition to help kids find their way to their bikes and ensure participants have their helmets on before starting the race. If you have one bike to be used by two different athletes in SEPARATE DIVISIONS, they will be able to share a bike. Please make sure that they are in separate divisions (Junior, Intermediate and Senior).

Bikes will be racked in designated areas that are identified by colors: Blue for ages 6-8,White for 9-11 and red for 12-14. These racks are numbered and color-coded for easy spotting. They are not numbered in conjunction with racers bib numbers. We will allow 6 bikes per rack anywhere within the racers color division. Be courteous and do not move bikes that have already been put in their place. Placing is based on first come, first served.

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. Race Bib (to wear on the front of shirt or race belt), bike frame sticker, helmet sticker and number sticker for your personal belongings bag. There will be safety pins with your race bib.
4. Timing Chip – Pick up your assigned timing chip race morning
5. T-Shirt – Pick up your cool Peach Kids 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:

The swim will take place in an indoor, 25 yard pool. The swim will be a time trial start, one child at a time in approximately 3 second intervals. Kids will swim up one lane and upon reaching the end of the lane, move over to the next lane and swim down (flip turns allowed). This will be similar to zig-zag or switch-back formation. The Intermediate Division will start at approximately 8:15 am (when the last Senior has completed the bike course). The Junior Division will start at 9:00 am (when the last Intermediate has completed the bike course).

Swim Course and Water Safety:
Wetsuits are NOT allowed. We will have a large team of Lifeguards and Water Safety Marshalls that will be surrounding the pool.

Bike Course:
The bike course security will be provided by Gainesville Police Department. Each division will be on the same looped course, with loops of the course for the Senior and Intermediate Divisions. We will have volunteers and signs directing participants, however please make sure your child knows what division he/she is in, as we will be referring to the course based on division (Junior, Intermediate, Senior). Mile markers (large signs) will be along the course.

Run Course:
The run course will be on paved walkway and grass. 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.

Medals and Awards:
The primary mission of Peach Kids Triathlon – Gainesville is to deliver a high quality youth triathlon experience for the entire family that is focused on fitness, fun and safety. In keeping with this mission, all finishers will receive commemorative medals.

Trophies will be awarded to the top male and female finishers in each individual age group per gender (i.e. Boys age 6, Girls age 6). Ribbons will be awarded to all second and third place finishers.

The awards ceremony will take place approximately 30 minutes after the final finisher crosses the line.

General Rules (full rules will be in packet):
Peach Kids Triathlon-Gainesville follows all USAT rules and regulations. For a complete list of rules, please visit the USAT website listed below.

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

  • Designated swim caps must be worn
  • No nudity in the transition
  • No diving in the pool
  • Bike helmets must be worn at all times on the bike with the chin strap buckled
  • 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 (except during open set up times)
  • Cyclists must keep back two bike lengths behind the participant in front, except when passing.
  • Pass on the left, slower cyclists stay on right!
  • Only standard drop, straight, or curved handlebars are allowed. No aero or time trial bars may be attached to the bike or used during competition. All handlebars ends shall be solidly plugged

What to Bring (Equipment):

  • Swim Suit
  • Goggles
  • Towel
  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • Sunscreen
  • Shirt
  • Shorts
  • Running Shoes
  • Hat

Parent Conduct:
Peach Kids 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 Peach Kids Triathlon – Gainesville event!

Roswell Bicycles will be available for last minute bike repairs and purchases.

Questions:
Please direct Peach Kids Triathlon questions to jessica@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.
Event Photography:

PBC Sports Photography will be on hand to capture images of this event. You will receive a custom email from PBC Sports Photography following the event which will include your splits and event photos. If you do not get this email you may visit them on the web at www.pbcsportsphotography.com.

Georgia Multisports reserves the right to use your image from any Georgia Multisports event in marketing or advertising materials.

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