Event Information

Date: Sunday, July 30th, 2017
 
Venue: Larry and Penny Thompson Park,
12451 SW 184th Street
Miami, FL 33177
 
Distance: Sprint (.25 mile swim, 14 mile bike, 3 mile run)
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Olympic (.7 mile swim, 21 mile bike, 6 mile run)
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Parking: Parking opens at 5:00 am. Parking is spread throughout the park and may not be in close proximity to the transition. Please allow ample time to avoid an unpleasant start of your day. PLEASE BE COOPERATIVE AND FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES FOR PARKING. This will ensure a great race start and a smooth entry into the park. Take US1 South or the Turnpike South to SW 184 Street (Eureka Drive). Go west on Eureka to SW 129th Avenue and follow the parking attendants for correct parking. There will be directional signs and personnel to assist with parking. After the start of the event all spectators will need to enter the park entrance at 184th (Eureka Drive) & 125th street (campground entrance).<

  Directions

Take US1 South or the Turnpike South to SW 184 Street (Eureka Drive). Go west on Eureka to SW 129th Avenue and follow the parking attendants for correct parking. There will be directional signs and personnel to assist with parking. After the start of the event all spectators will need to enter the park entrance at 184th (Eureka Drive) & 125th street (campground entrance)

Categories



Elite Category

Elite Male and Female participants start in the first wave of each event and are only eligible for over all awards.



Age Group Category

Age groups for both male and female start at 14 and under and go in 5 year increments to 80+. (14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, ...., 80+) By USAT rules, athletes’ age groups are determined by their age on December 31st of that year. You age up, not down. This is so that you don’t change age groups in the middle of the year.



Clydesdale & Athena & AquaBike Category

Clydesdale 220+ Under 39 (Men under 39 years old, 220+ pounds), Clydesdale 220+ 40+ (Men over 40 years old, 220+ pounds),
Athena (Women 165+ pounds) AquaBike (Swim and Bike Only)
Weigh-in required at packet pickup



Relay Category (2 or 3 person teams)

Male Relay, Female Relay, and Coed Relay



SPRINT RACE ONLY

First Time Triathletes (Sprint racers in this category have never competed in a triathlon before. Athletes may choose to register as First Timers or Age Group. Can not register in both categories.

Fat Tire Male/Female Overall (No Arrow Bars and tires 1 ½” or wider) (Sprint racers racing on non-racing bikes without racing wheels)



Awards

Awards are given 5 deep in all categories except Relay teams, AquaBike and Fat Tire (overall only). Special awards will be given to the Top 3 Overall Males, Top 3 Overall Females, Top Overall Master Male (40+), and Top Overall Master Female (40+). Those receiving overall and master awards are removed from their age groups, bumping everyone else up in the age group standings. There is no double dipping. If you qualify for overall, you cannot get another award for masters overall or your age group. Participants registered as Elite are ONLY eligible for overall awards.

Please stay for the awards ceremony if you are due an award. Unclaimed awards may be mailed if requested within 2 weeks after the event. You must pay $10 for shipping and handling. Please send an email to hdtri@bellsouth.net. Please include the following: Name, address, phone, email, race (Sprint/Olympic), division, Place received.

Results will be available at the awards presentation. Official race results will be posted at www.chiptimes.com and will also be e-mailed to you within 24 hours after the event. PHOTOS: Photography will be done by Lifetouch Sports Photography. The direct link web site is events.lifetouch.com/hd. Sign up ahead of time by clicking on the web site link so you can be notified when the pictures are posted.


Timing

Timing will once again be provided by SommerSports. A timing chip will be used for accurate and timely scoring The IPICO chip is a small plastic disk containing a miniature transponder. It is attached to a Velcro band that is worn by the participant around the ankle. You must wear your IPICO chip band at all times during the event in order to be timed. You will be issued your IPICO chip race morning prior to entering the transition area. YOU MUST BRING YOUR RACE NUMBER TO RECEIVE YOUR IPICO CHIP RACE MORNING. This is to ensure that you receive the correct chip number. YOU MAY NOT USE YOUR OWN CHIP FOR THIS RACE. All IPICO chips and ankle bands will be collected at the finish line of the race. If you drop out of the race for any reason, it is your responsibility to return the IPICO chip to the finish line volunteers. Athletes who do not return their IPICO chip will be charged $35.00.


Spectators

This is a very family friendly event. Spectators can watch the swim from a great spot along the nearly 1 mile edge of the lake. There is even a children’s playground right next to the finish line! The run wraps around the park which allows for lots of spectator viewing along different points on the run. The transition and Finish line are all in the same vicinity which makes it very easy to cheer on all athletes. Bring a blanket, sunscreen, bug spray, visors, and sun umbrellas and make it a family picnic day. You can even leave after the race and head over to Zoo Miami which is right around the corner. NO DOGS: Miami-Dade County Parks have a strict rule regarding pets. They are not allowed in the park! If you are found in violation of this rule, you will be fined $100, so please leave your pets at home.


Volunteers

Many of the volunteers are individuals who have been affected with the Huntington’s Disease personally or through family members and/or friends. Part of being a volunteer is giving back to such an important cause with a smile on your face. Please fill out the form below and our volunteer coordinator will contact you to confirm your volunteer spot and provide you more details about your activities during this event.
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