If you are registered for The Breakup Tri 2020 then let me be the first to say congratulations for joining us on this new adventure and we look forward to hearing your feedback about the race once you have recovered. If for some reason you are registered but are not able to complete please notify the Arctic Tri team at a
firstname.lastname@example.org or leave us a message on our Facebook page. If you choose not to race or something comes up your registration fee is non-refundable and your spot will be given to the first person on the wait list. You will have until April 30th to notify the team but, if you know beforehand please let us know. At packet pickup, May 1th from 5:00pm-7pm at the UAF Patty Center, you will need a photo ID and will need to sign a waiver and pay for your one day USAT membership if your are not already a USAT member (Cash or Check only). If you are a USAT member you will need to show proof of that as well. If you cannot make it to packet pick-up please contact email@example.com so we can make arrangements for you. Those on the wait list will be notified as soon as possible if an opening occurs. The directors appreciate all of the support that we have gotten for this race and look forward to the start of a great racing season.
On race day, the transition area opens at 10 am and closes at 11:30 am. All racers, spectators and others – except race officials – must clear this area at 11:30 am. Transition area will remain closed until all athletes have completed the race.
The pre-race meeting will be at 11:30 am on the pool deck
Check-in must be completed no later than 30 minutes prior to race start; those arriving after this time will not be allowed to participate.
We will be swimming 2 people per lane for this event and there the race official will start each person individually expect for the first heat.
We will have volunteers on the swim deck to assist but, you will be responsible for counting your own laps so please be honest. For those of you who don’t know or can’t remember;
500yds= 20 lengths, 10 laps,
1 length= 25yds (4x25=100 yds.)
The locker rooms will be open so you can change into your bike clothes if you wish before heading out. Watch yourself on the pool deck since it will be slick and be aware you will be running onto concrete to get to the transition site. If you use the locker rooms to change your clothes make sure you exit once you are finished through the external pool door and not through the Patty building. This will help to make sure no one slips on the tile in the Patty center and gives everyone the same exit placeBIKE
Bike racks will be numbered so please rack your bike in your designated location. Please be courteous to those around you and only use your designated area. The transition area will be in the field by the Patty Center parking lot which will have some gravel so watch your bare feet. You will be able to run through the transition area with your bike but you CAN NOT ride through the transition area. Before mounting your bike you must be outside of the transition zone (it will be marked) and your helmet MUST be fastened.
Make sure you always ride on the right hand side of the road and stay as far to the right of the white line as possible. There is no drafting allowed during the race which means you will need to keep a minimum distance of 7yards between you and next rider however, exceptions are made for entering and exiting the transition area and when passing. The rider making a pass needs to do so in a timely fashion and the passed rider needs to pull back a minimum distance of 3 bike lengths.
Once you have completed the bike please place it back on the rack in your designated location and proceed to the run. You will need to stay on the sidewalk until you reach the round about where you will then cross the road and run on the left hand side of the road, running into traffic, for the remainder of the run course. Please pass with care and be aware of your surroundings and watch for cars! The course will be marked and have one aid station and have volunteers at all major intersections.
The finish will be located in the Patty Center Parking lot next to the transition area. Please continue all the way through the finish line.
There will be volunteers throughout the course so if you are having trouble or see someone having trouble please notify them so they can get the help they need. If you are uncomfortable during the swim the swim feel free to stop at either end of the lane or use the wall or lane lines until you are ready to go again. There will be 2 lifeguards present at all times. Watch your step when leaving the pool and there is no running on the pool deck or in the locker rooms. If you choose to run on the concrete please be aware of possible rocks and other hazard. Again, your helmet must be fastened before you can mount your bike.
MP3, phones, IPods, will NOT be allowed during the race so please leave them in the car.
Watch for any emergency vehicles and be prepared to stop if they need to cross in front of you. If you have an accident, or if EMS is called for you, they will evaluate the situation and advise whether or not to let you continue racing. Treatment of minor injuries at the transition area; ice will also be available at the transition area.