_ The 27th Annual Polar Bear Pink Cheeks Triathlon:
Seward Parks & Recreation is proud to start your race season with our 27th annual Polar Bear Pink Cheeks Triathlon. Pink Cheeks is open to all ages and ability levels. The race consists of a 5K run, 10K bike and 600 yd. pool swim in that order. Sign up as a team (must have 3 different individuals per leg) or compete as a solo in this popular Seward event. Race terrain includes city streets, minimal gravel roads and inclines as you run and bike through the city limits. 5K run, 10K bike course will vary, but the start and finish will again be from Seward High School. Please refer to www.cityofseward.us for final course details.Save your strength for the swim (12 laps) in the High School pool. Register early to reserve a spot in this year’s race. See you at the starting line!
Bib check-in will be 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Friday, May 4th and race day from 8:00 am to 9:45 am at the Seward Middle School
This is a chip-timed race: please wear provided chips on your ankle. Run across the middle of the mat.
Some early morning, pre-assigned, swim times are for soloists who swim 12 laps under 15 minutes.
Soloist must be age 13 and older
Teams must consist of 3 members
Team swimmers will start swim at 8:45 am
No spectators are allowed in the pool area.
Your bib number will be marked on your right upper arm for officials’ use in the pool.
Team swimmers MUST be present at bib check-in to have bib number marked on upper arm.
No assistive devices are allowed in the pool, unless required as an ADA adaptive device as a reasonable accommodation. (Please allow us to smoothly transition you, by planning ahead and notifying us now of your needs, 224-4011.) Goggles and swim caps are allowed. No snorkels, fins, gloves, etc.
10:00 am race start
Mass run start at 10:00 am at the high school
Race order is: Run, Bike, then Swim
Your transition time will not stop between the run to bike but is recorded after the bike and run, before the swim.
Bikers will dismount to run over the blue mat finish line. Bikers run across finish mat.