The race is split into 3 separate race divisions. Please note that your race age is determined by your age as of Dec. 31, 2013 per USAT rules.
1. Juniors (6-9 year olds) 50 Yard pool swim, 2 Mile Bike, 500 Yard Run
2. Seniors (10-13 year olds) 150 Yard pool swim, 4 Mile Bike; 1 Mile Run
3. Sprint (minimum age of 14 previous Sprint race experience recommended) - 400 Yard pool swim, 12 Mile Bike, 3.1 Mile Run (Please contact race director at firstname.lastname@example.org if you unsure of athlete placement)
The Sprint Race will begin at 9:00 am (CST). The Juniors and Seniors Race will begin at 10:30 am (CST) or as soon as the last Sprint racer is off the bike course. The Junior Racers will follow once all the Senior racers have completed the bike course. Junior and Senior racers should make sure they bring some extra warm clothing to wear while waiting to go off. (You wont be able to get back into transition area once the Sprint race starts.)
The transition area will open at 7:30 am (CST) and close at 8:45 am (CST) for the Sprint, Junior and Senior racers. Mandatory race talk will be at 8:45 am (CST) SHARP!! PLEASE get to the race early enough to get set up and out of the transition area on time so we can have a prompt start. Junior and Senior athletes may only have ONE parent or guardian in the transition area with them prior to race start. Racers must be body marked to gain access to the transition area. We will do our best to keep this area secure; however, Crown Point Swim Club will not be responsible for lost or stolen items. Race volunteers with triathlon experience will be available to give kids some tips on setting up their transition space.
Transition Area Map
Click here for the transition map
Junior and Senior racers will be completing a 50 and 150 yard swim, respectively, in the Crown Point High School Pool. The swim will be done in a snake fashion with each swimmer swimming one length in each lane (CPHS has a eight lane, 25 yard pool). There will be lifeguards on duty as well as volunteers to make sure each swimmer completes the course in a safe manner. Swimmers will be starting the course one at a time at 10-second intervals. Swimmers will be allowed to pass another swimmer.
The Sprint racers will also swim in a snake fashion with each swimmer swimming two length in each lane (CPHS has a eight lane, 25 yard pool) for a total of 16 laps or 400 yards. There will be lifeguards on duty as well as volunteers to make sure each swimmer completes the course in a safe manner. Swimmers will be starting the course one at a time at 10-second intervals. Swimmers will be allowed to pass another swimmer.
The bike course will be on neighborhood streets just west and south of Crown Point High School. We will have the Crown Point Police Department and Lake County Sheriff volunteering at the many of the intersections as well as race volunteers along the route. The route will be closed to most traffic. However, all racers MUST adhere to instructions given by volunteers and police officers. In the event of an emergency, an ambulance may have to get through the bike course. Riders are expected to follow normal road rules. This includes staying to the right and passing on the left. There will be NO DRAFTING in the Juniors and Seniors race on the bike portion of the race.
***No rider will be allowed on the bike course without a certified bike helmetNo exceptions!! USAT rules require that "all participants shall wear a protective head cover, undamaged and unaltered, which 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. Removal of helmet cover, if required for that helmet to meet such safety standards, shall constitute an impermissible alteration in violation of this Section 5.9(a). Any violation of this Section 5.9(a) shall result in disqualification." Safety is our number one concern for all of our participants! **
The run course will take place neighborhood streets just north of Crown Point High School. Volunteers and two aid stations with water will be available on the course.
Bike & Run Course Map
Bike & Run Map - Click here