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Tune Up Tri

Race Details
 
Events:

Tune Up Triathlon

: Run 1.5 Miles, Bike 4 Miles, Swim 200 Yards

Tune Up Duathlon

: Run 1.5 Miles, Bike 4 Miles, Run 1.5 Miles

Tune Up Aquabike

: Bike 4 Miles, Swim 200 Yards
Race Date: Sunday, March 30, 2014
Start Time: 7:15 AM
City/State/Zip: Manassas, Virginia 20110
Country: USA
E-Mail: info@triitnow.com
USAT: Sanctioned
Registration:
Race Website: http://www.triitnow.com/TUT/tu...
 
Description:

The perfect short-distance multisport event to start off your season!
The Tune Up Tri is an excellent race for beginners,
and also a great opportunity for more experienced athletes
to use as a gauge of your fitness early in the season.
It's a tune-up...hone your skills
and remember what it feels like to race 3 sports in one event!

 TUNE UP FOR THE 2014 SEASON!!!

The Tune Up Tri has a twist in it:
since we're racing in March and don't want icicles in our hair.....
we'll start the triathlon with the run, then do the bike,
and finally end up with a "snake swim" at the pool
(so you begin your swim whenever you arrive, not having to wait for an empty lane)

Age 10 through ADULT welcome to participate. 

Course Info:


Run:
route map
    1.5 miles primarily on road and sidewalk, with a short
    distance on grass 

The race will begin with the run with wave starts.

A short portion of this run is off-road on grass and mulch.
 

Start:  Edwin King Lane to a left turn onto Freedom Center Blvd., toward the driveway entrance to the back of the Freedom Center

  • Turn left into the driveway entrance into the Freedom Center parking lot

  • Continue straight onto the service road that runs behind the building

  • at the end of the paved roadway, follow the course markings along the grass around the side of the building (this marked pathway will curve to the left)

  • pathway will lead you to a sidewalk beside George Mason Circle, continue to right turn on the sidewalk just before the first building

  • Follow the signs and the sidewalk  as it goes along behind the university buildings and leads back out to the sidewalk

  • turn right and follow signage around the perimeter of the large parking lot

  • once you've gone around the entire parking lot, continue ON SIDEWALK all the way back toward the Freedom Center

  • After passing Edwin King Lane, follow course marshals instructions and signage to enter the roadway toward the Freedom Center

  • Enter the transition area in front of The Freedom Center.

Bike: route map     4 miles on low traffic roads, basically flat

Start:  Freedom Center parking lot

  • Exit parking lot via George Mason Circle

  • Stay on George Mason Circle to the u-turn at the turnaround cone

  • Right onto Edwin King Lane

  • Right on Freedom Center Blvd.

  • Right on University Blvd.

  • Continue to turn-around

  • Right on Innovation to turn-around (cul de sac)

  • Right on University Blvd.

  • Continue on University Blvd. to 2nd turn-around

  • Right on Freedom Center Blvd

  • Continue to turn-around

  • Right onto Edwin King Lane

  • Right onto George Mason Circle into parking lot

Swim:    snake style swim in a 25 yard pool  

The race finishes in the indoor pool.

Swimmers will begin the swim whenever they reach the pool after completing the bike portion of the tri . There will be 8 lanes set up in the 25 yard pool, a total of 200 yards. You will sit and slide into the pool and use the ladder to exit the pool. Each will swim down the first lane, go under the lane line, swim back in the next lane, go under the next lane line, swim down the next lane, etc. This is called a snake swim...and you should practice going under the lane lines at your own pool before the triathlon.

Our format for the swim includes:

  • swimming in each lane goes only one direction
  • passing is allowed
  • you MUST swim to the wall, touch it, go under the laneline, and push off from wall in next lane
  • flip turns will not be permitted. Use of flip turns will be cause for disqualification from the race.
  • NO diving or jumping into the pool (you'll be seated and then slide in from the side)  

transition area:   4 bikes to a rack, unassigned  (first come first serve)   

  instructions on use of Tri It Now bike racks

Other Info:

• 2014 race registration is open.

Registration Information.

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2014 Results: http://www.amazingracetiming.com/events/2014/2014-tune-up-tri
Previous Results:

2013 Results at amazingracetiming.com: Triathlon / Duathlon / Divisions 
2012 Results at amazingracetiming.com: Overall / Awards
2011 Results at: active.com
2010 Results at: active.com
2009 Results at: athlinks.com
2008 Results at archive.org: Overall / Age Group / Manassas & Baghdad - (.pdf files)
2007 Results at: athlinks.com


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