Pre-race Instructions

Sept. 4- N.C.B. Optimist Club Tri-Du-Aquabike

Pre-race Instructions

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Lodging

The Signature Inn of Muncie is the host hotel for all 2010 events.  Call them at 765-284-4200 and tell them MMSI sent you for great deals!  Use coupon code: MMSIS

Directions from Signature Inn to Race Site: Here

Elite Category

If you think that you are capable of placing top 3 overall in the olympic or sprint triathlons you need to enter the elite wave.  You can only ‘win’ the race from this wave.  Being in the elite wave also makes you eligible to win prize money for placing overall.  The elite wave will be the first and only wave in the race.  Age group triathletes are a time trial start.

Note:  You must register as an Elite by 8:00am Wednesday, September 1, 2010.  You can switch to elite after this date but you are not eligible to win prize money.  Also, there will be NO race day switches.

Packet Pick-Up

Packet pick-up will be on Friday Sept. 3 from 10a-8p at Stoops Automotive group.  Stoops is located at 4055 W. Clara Lane, Muncie, IN 47304.  Click here for a map. You may also pick up your packet on race day from 6am-7am.

IMPORTANT: You MUST have a photo ID to pick up your packet.  If you are a USAT member you must also bring your USAT card.  You CANNOT pick up another persons packet.  Each participant MUST pick up his/her own packet.

Wetsuit Giveaway: We will be giving away 2 Aquaman wetsuits on race day.  In order to be eligible to win, you MUST pick up your race packet on the Friday before the race at Stoops.

Race Location

The race site is located at the Prairie Creek Reservoir beach area.  Map

Parking

You may park in the beach area parking lot.  When that lot is full, park in the grass just to the north of the beach parking lot.

Course Info- Here

Race Day Agenda

6:00am- Transition area opens/race day registration and packet pick-up begins
7:00am - Race day registration and packet pick-up closes
7:30am - Mandatory pre-race meeting at Start/Finish
7:51am - Invocation
7:52am - SSB at the start line
7:56am - Official starter
8:00am - Triathlons elite wave/duathlons start- cannon start
8:03am - Sprint swim TT starts
8:05am - Runners/walkers start
8:10am - Olympic tri TT start
8:20am - Aquabike TT start
9:00am - Runner/walkers Awards
9:30am - Food/Beer is served (It’s 5 O’clock somewhere!)  We will be serving pancakes, sausage and all the fix-ins!
10:00am - Sprint tri/sprint du/aquabike awards
12:00pm - Olympic tri/du awards

Most Commonly Violated Rules- Here

Wetsuit Guidelines

Wetsuits are allowed if the water temperature is at 78F or less.  When the temperature of the water is greater than 78F but less than 84F, age group participants may wear wetsuits at their own discretion, however they shall not be eligible for prizes or awards.  Age group participants may not wear wetsuits when the water temperature is equal to or greater than 84F.

Swim Warm-up

You may warm-up within the beach area from 7:00am-7:25am.  Make sure that you are back up at the start/finish line by 7:30am for the pre-race meeting.

Bib-Numbers

You are required to where your bib number, at least, on the last leg of your race; the run.  You are to wear it on the front side of your body.  You must also have your bike number on your bike (either on the top tube or on the seatpost).  Aqua-bikers: you must where your bib-number when you run to the finish line after you get off your bike.


Bib Color Assignment