|Olympic Triathlon :|
|: Swim 1650 Meters, Bike 24.8 Miles, Run 6.2 Miles|
|Sprint Triathlon :|
|: Swim 500 Meters, Bike 12 Miles, Run 3.1 Miles|
The 2023 Huntington Sprint and Olympic Triathlon #1:
4th year racing at Lake Clare! This race is a replacement for the Fox Island #1 that couldn't happen due to ongoing park cleanup from the June 2022 storm that took down ~1000 trees. Olympic and Sprint Triathlons held at Lake Clare Park in Huntington, Indiana - and includes Duathlon, Aquabike, and Relay options*** Sprint Tri - 500 yard lake swim; 12 mile bike; 3.1 mile Olympic Tri - 1650 yard swim; 24.8 mile bike; 6.2 mile run See all of the 'Ruble Racing' 2023 events at --> www.rubleracing.org *if you'd like to register for 3 or more events at once contact [email protected] for a discount code to do that*
SWIM COURSE MAPS
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RUN COURSE MAPS
May 26th, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Packet pickup and late registration @ Lake Clare
May 27th, 2023
6:00 AM-7:30 AM: Race day registration, timing chip pickup, body marking, and packet pickup
6:00 AM – 7:45 AM: Transition area open for bike and running gear setup
7:50 AM: Mandatory pre-race meeting
8:00 AM: Race start
9:30 AM: Sprint Grab and Go Awards begin
10:30: Olympic Grab and Go Awards begin
*There is plenty of parking at a nearby parking lot, NOT on Lake Property
*Bring a photo ID and your USAT License (if you have one) to packet pickup and registration.
*USAT waivers and one day USAT licenses will be taken care of here.
*Cash, check and credit card payments(3% fee) can be accepted for day before and race day registrations.
RACE TIMING, RESULTS, AND TIMING CHIP PICKUP
*The race will be chip timed by a professional timing company
*Post-race results will be posted on this website and will be put up on display at the race site as soon as available.
*Results will include overall time, splits for all segments of the race including transitions, and placings.
*Timing chips will be given out in race bags for pre-registered and day before registration. Race Day give as you register
*Soft neoprene ankle straps will be provided to secure the timing chips.
*All participants must be body marked race morning with a permanent marker by a volunteer, and will receive a wristband at packet pickup that is mandatory to wear during the race with their number on it.
*Participants will receive a numbered sticker to place on their bicycle.
*Wristband and bike sticker must match to take your bike out of transition after the race.
*Males must wear speedo-cut bottoms, jammers, or shorts at minimum.
*Shirtless torsos are allowed for men only.
*Females must wear swim suit bottoms and public swimming appropriate tops at minimum.
*Swim course maps are linked below, scroll down
*This is a lake swim at Lake Clare with a planned TT starts from the beach
*Sprint is one small lap, Olympic is 2 big laps
*Great spectator swim course with views on shore above the swimmers
*Individual TT style starts
*Buoys will mark the course turns
*Kayaks and other safety personel will line the course
*For the race start, race numbers do not determine starting order. This is a self-seeded start by choice.
*Your individual chip time starts when you cross the mat to enter the water, and stops at the run finish.
*Swim caps will be provided
*Water temperature could be between 76 and 84 degrees this time of year
*Water temperatures up to and including 78 degrees wetsuits are allowed
*If the water temperature is between 78-84 degrees you can still wear a wetsuit but will be asterisk in results
*Water temperatures is at 84 degrees or higher no wetsuits allowed.
*See ‘USAT Rules’ section below for more info on rules regarding wetsuits.
*Participants are to place bicycles, helmets, sunglasses, run shoes, hats, etc in the transition area.
*Volunteers will assist in proper racking of bicycles on the bike racks and how to lay out transition items.
*Maximum of 8 bicycles per rack, first come first serve placement.
*Transition will be in the grass near the beach at the south end of the lake
*Only participants and volunteers can enter the transition area.
*Participants enter transition for the first time during the race after the swim finish to get their bicycles and head out onto the bike course.
*Participants enter transition for the second and final time during the race after finishing the bike course, re-rack their bicycles, and start the run.
*There will be an aid station near the transition
*No nudity is allowed in transition, please plan race clothing accordingly.
*Bike course maps are linked below, scroll down
*Both the Sprint and Olympic courses are out and back, the Half Iron course is a 2 lap course
*The bike course is open to traffic with police at the park exit and all intersections stopping traffic.
*All turns, and turn-around points, will be marked with roadside signs and road chalk markings.
*We should have a mechanic on hand to help with any last minute bike problems and provide pumps. Otherwise volunteers will do their best and I'll provide some pumps and equipment for quick fixes.
*All participants are responsible for fixing their own flat tires and minor mechanicals while on the bike course.
*There are no aid stations on the Sprint bike course, one at mile ~12 on the Olympic, and there will be one at ~12, ~28, and ~40 on the Half Iron course
*A vehicle will be following the last biker on the bike course, and can pick up any participant who has had a race ending mechanical. There likely will be a lead vehicle for at least one distance
*See ‘Food and Water’ for details on bike course water.
*All bike styles are welcome as long as they do not have a motor of any kind and do not pose out of the ordinary danger to other riders
*See ‘USAT Rules’ for more info on cycling rules. Cycling rule specifics and other rules will be gone over in the pre-race meeting
*Run course maps are linked below, scroll down
*The Sprint and Olympic run courses will be on all pavement roads within the park, the Half Iron course will be 7.1 miles through town on streets and paved trails and the final 6.2 miles within the park(finishing with the Olympic run course).
*Great spectator run course with views of runners across the lake for much of the run
*The Sprint course is two loops in the park, the Olympic course is four loops in the park, the Half Iron course is 1 loop in town and 4 loops in the park
*The courses will be marked with signs and tape Volunteers will also help direct runners.
*There will be frequent aid stations in the park (every .75 miles) and every ~1.5 miles on the first 7.1 miles of the Half Iron run course.
*See ‘Food and Water’ for details on water.
HELMETS AND AUDIO DEVICES
*All participants must complete the bike portion wearing a helmet approved by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Check your helmet for this sticker.
*Headphones, headsets, walkmans, ipods, mp3 players, or personal audio devices, etc. are not to be carried or worn at any time during the race.
*See ‘USAT Rules’ for more info on all rules.
*Relay teams will share a timing chip and transfer the chip in the transition area.
*Aqua bikers will swim and bike with all the triathlete racers and then need to do a short walk or jog after transition 2 to finish
*There will be porta-johns on site and the park has a small restroom.
*During the race 1-2 of the porta-john will be available near the transition area to use during the race and on the run course
T-SHIRTS, MEDALS, AWARDS
*T-Shirts will be in the race packet.
*Finisher medals will be given at the finish line.
*Awards for top 2-3 in each USAT age group for the Triathlons, plus overall winners 39 and under and 40 and over. Duathlons and Aquabikes awards are determined by race turnout with a minimum of 39 and under plus 40 and over top 3's. Relays are typically for overall winning teams.
FOOD AND WATER
*Water will be available at the transition area and on the run course.
*No water will be available on the bike course, so please plan accordingly.
*Drinks and some snack food will be available post-race at the finish line.
*In the event it is unsafe to swim the race will turn to a duathlon (triathletes) or bike only(aquabikers)
*If it’s unsafe to ride the race will become a swim and run (triathletes)...or just a swim (aquabikers)
*If it's unsafe to swim and ride the race will become just a run (triathletes) or be cancelled(aquabikers)
*The race start may be delayed up to 1 hour if the weather is anticipated to clear up.
*If weather forces a cancellation we can offer a 50% discount to a future 2023/24 event.
*A complete list of USAT rules can be found at www.usatriathlon.org. A list of commonly violated rules can be found below the course maps on this page. Rules will be gone over at the pre-race meeting on Saturday.
*If all participants do their best to follow the rules and race fairly, there should be no issues.
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