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Pigman Sprint Triathlon

Race Details
 
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Pigman Sprint Triathlon

: Swim 500 Meters, Bike 15.5 Miles, Run 3.1 Miles
Race Date: Sunday, June 1, 2014
Start Time: 7:30 AM
Location: Pleasant Creek State Park
Address: 4530 McClintock Road
City/State/Zip: Palo, Iowa 52324
Country: USA
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Description:

2014 Pigman Sprint Triathlon:



The Pigman Sprint is a favorite for top pros, serious amateurs, recreational racers, and first-time triathletes. This .5K swim, 25K bike and 5K run sells out very quickly because it's the perfect way to start your summer triathlon racing season.

$4,000 Cash Prize

A total prize purse of $4,000 will be divided amongst the overall winners, the first person crossing the finish line bonus and the fastest mixed club.

See Prize and Awards for more details.

$750 Bonus For First to Cross Finish Line

The first person to cross the finish line will receive a $750 bonus. Gender equalized racing continues in 2013 . The elite men and women will race together to see who wins the $750 bonus for being the first to cross the finish line. Elite women will start in a separate wave before the men.

See Prize and Awards for more details.

$ 250 Cash Prize for Club Winners

Clubs consisting of a minimum of 5 individual finishers will race for a $ 250 cash prize. Club members race as individuals and are also scored via cross-country style for their club.

See Prize and Awards for more details.

Relay Teams

Relay teams are welcome at the Pigman.  Top Male, Female or Coed teams will win awards.

See Prize and Awards for more details.

Race Free Next Year

We are doing it again in 2013 . Win your age group and you also win a free entry into the next year's Pigman Sprint Triathlon .

See Prize and Awards for more details.

Free Gifts and Door Prizes

There will be lots of free gifts, giveaways and raffle drawings this year worth thousands of dollars. Thanks to the official bike and triathlon sponsor, Gear West Bike and Triathlon, each participant will have a chance at winning a Trek 3700 Mountain Bike, a Blue Seventy Swim Skin, the popular Geat West Pack and much more.

See Post Race Activities for more details.

Time-Trial Swim Start Format

Elite athletes and teams will start in waves beginning at 7:30am. All other athletes will start in a Time-Trial format. For the Time-Trial start, athletes will line up according to their respective age group wave ( USA Triathlon age is based on your age as of 12/31/13). One person will start every 3 seconds by crossing over the chip timing mat on the beach before entering the water.

Official Energy Drink & Gel

Hammer Nutrition remains the official energy drink (HEED) and the energy gel (Hammer Gel) provider for the Pigman Triathlons.

Best of U.S. Amateur, Iowa State Qualifier

The Pigman Sprint Triathlon is the state of Iowa qualifying race for The "Best of the U.S" Amateur Triathlete Championship. Best of the U.S. Amateur Triathlete Competition honors true citizen-athletes of all ages with the opportunity to compete head-to-head. Each U.S. state has a single Qualifier Race; the top three resident amateur men and women are invited to race as a team, representing their home state at the annual Championship Race. The red-carpet treatment, plus the unique opportunity to race for state pride awaits all who accept the challenge...and for all the rest who make up the heart and soul of American triathlon awaits the chance to cheer on your team and marvel at and be motivated by their accomplishments.
Course Information:

Race Site location

Pleasant Creek State Park is located 12 miles northwest of Cedar Rapids in eastern Iowa. To reach the park: From I-380 take exit #24 (Blairs Ferry Road) and head west to Palo (approximately six miles), turn north on County road W36 and follow signs. Closest airport to the park is the Eastern Iowa Airport. It is located about 30 minutes from the race site.

Swim

Wave starts begin at 7:30am sharp. The .5K (547 yard) course is an out-and-back swim from Pleasant Creek State Park swimming beach . Buoys will be to the right. Boats and safety personnel will be on the lake at all times. Water temperature is typically between 60 and 72 degrees . Wet suits will be allowed according to USA Triathlon rules (less than 78 degrees).

Time-Trial swim start format

Elite athletes and teams will start in waves beginning at 7:30am. All other athletes will start in a Time-Trial format. For the Time-Trial start, athletes will line up according to their respective age-group wave ( USA Triathlon age is based on your age as of Dec 31st). One person will start every 3 seconds by crossing over the chip timing mat on the beach before entering the water.

Bike

Our challenging 25K (15.5 mile) bike course will take you through Iowa's scenic countryside. The course will be marked with arrows, caution signs and mile markers every 5 miles. Course marshals will be located throughout the route. Major intersections will have law enforcement personnel.

There will be no aid stations along the bike course for the Pigman Sprint Triathlon .

All bikers must wear an ANSI approved or equivalent helmet and USA Triathlon rules will be strictly enforced. Bikers without helmets will not be allowed on the course. No drafting allowed; officials will patrol the entire course.

Run

The 5K (3.1 mile) run includes several small, rolling hills and is totally within the confines of the park on paved roads. An aid station with water will be located at the one mile mark. This aid station will be passed twice along the course.

Transition Area

The transition area will be located in the parking lot of the beach area. It will be enclosed with fencing and or barricades. For the protection of you and your equipment, only participants are allowed into the transition area.

The transition will open at 6:00am on race morning. Bikes will be racked according to age group or division wave start designations. For safety reasons, riding bikes in the transition area is not allowed.

During the event, the transition will remain closed to everyone except athletes who are still in the process of racing.  No one including athletes who have already completed their event will be allowed into the transition area until it is reopened.  The transition will remain closed while bikes are on the course.

Directions:

Pleasant Creek State Park is located 12 miles northwest of Cedar Rapids in eastern Iowa.

Directions To Race Site

Coming from the North on I-380:

Take I-380 to exit #35 (Center Point) and turn right onto Lewis Access Road. Continue on this road for about 7 miles. The road will turn into Lewis Bottoms Road. Turn right at the top of the hill onto McClintock Road. Take McClintock Road for about a mile to the park entrance. Follow signs to beach area.

Coming from the South on I-380:

Take I-380 to exit #24B and turn left onto Blairs Ferry Road heading West. Continue on this road for about 7 miles. Turn right on Palo Marsh Road. Continue on this road for about 3 miles. Turn left at the top of the hill onto McClintock Road. Take McClintock Road for about a mile to the park entrance. Follow signs to beach area.

Coming from the Eastern Iowa Airport:

Use the coming from the South on I-380 directions above. The airport is located about 30 minutes from the race site. It is South East from the race site. Just off of I-380.

Coming from the Cedar Rapids Marriott:

Leave hotel and head West on Collins Road for about 3 miles. Turn right on Edgewood Road. Take Edgewood Road for a half a mile. Turn Left on Blairs Ferry Road. Continue on this road for about 6 miles. Turn right on Palo Marsh Road. Continue on this road for about 3 miles. Turn left at the top of the hill onto McClintock Road. Take McClintock Road for about a mile to the park entrance. Follow signs to beach area.

Packet Pickup location

Race packets can be picked up as early as the day before the race, between 12 noon and 6pm , race packets may be picked up at our host hotel. The Cedar Rapids Marriott is located East off of Interstate 380 and Collins Road in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Packets can be picked up on race morning at the race site (Pleasant Creek State Park) from 6:00am to 7:00am .

Previous Results:


2013 Results at: pigmantri.com 
2012 Results at: pigmantri.com 
2011 Results at: pigmantri.com or active.com
2010 Results at: pigmantri.com - Sunday, June 06, 2010
2009 Results at: pigmantri.com - Sunday, June 07, 2009
2008 Results at: pigmantri.com - Sunday, June 01, 2008
2007 Results at: pigmantri.com - Sunday, June 03, 2007
2006 Results at: pigmantri.com
2005 Results at: pigmantri.com
2004 Results at: pigmantri.com
2003 Results at: pigmantri.com
2002 Results at: pigmantri.com
2001 Results at: pigmantri.com


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