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Check-In & Transition
- You must be registered and have been assigned a number to participate.
- Registered participants will have a packet ready for pick up either at the Greenville Area Community Center on Friday, June 3 or at the Packet Pick-Up tent near the transition area on race day. You must have checked-in and received your packet to enter the transition area.
- Your assigned number and age will be marked on your arm and leg by a volunteer at the transition area with a permanent marker.
- Adult transition will open at 6:00 am. Youth transition will open at 10:30am.
- Please respect the neighborhood when arriving early, keep your voice and other noise level low.
- Your assigned bike number shall be affixed to the frame of the bike so that it is clearly visible and the helmet number shall be placed on the front of the helmet so that it is also clearly visible. This also protects the identity of your bike and helmet. Use the number tags provided in your registration packet.
- You will be assigned a bike rack according to your race number. The rack is a horizontal bar that holds your bike by hooking the front of your seat over the bar leaving the back wheel off the ground. Place your bike on the assigned rack with the front tire on the ground.
- You are responsible for your bike to be in good working order prior to reporting to transition. Tires shall be properly inflated and working brakes are mandatory. All handle bars must have plugged ends to participate.
- Specific placement of your bike on the assigned rack will be on a first-come, first serve basis.
- Alternate the direction of the bikes on the rack. If the bike next to you is facing east, either rack your bike next to it facing west or leave room for another athlete to do so.
- Each athlete is entitled to an area immediately adjacent to his or her own bike for other equipment. You should use the first available area furthest from the main aisle. No transition equipment will be allowed in the main aisle.
- Be courteous of your rack-mates transition area.
- The transition marshal shall have authority to request repositioning of transition areas, if necessary. Failure to be cooperative could lead to disqualification.
- Transition will be closed between 7:45 and 10:30am without exception and again 10:45am until the last youth athlete completes the race. No one coming after that time will be admitted, so give yourself plenty of time to get here and get set up. The youth transition entry and adult transition exit will reopen at 10:30am.
- Nutrition and hydration are important aspects of a triathlon, but used packaging needs to be disposed of properly. Glass containers are not allowed. Trash cans will be available; please don’t litter.
- Wetsuits are permitted if water is less than 78°F on race day. You may wear a wetsuit between 78 and 84° but you will not be eligible for prizes. Wetsuits are not allowed if the water is over 84°.You must wear the provided swim cap for the entire swim.
- The use of swim goggles is recommended, but not required.
- Swim aids such as fins, paddles and other items designed to increase speed are not permitted.
- Each heat will begin with a gun start.
- There will be lifeguards and other volunteers in the water to assist you if you need to stop and rest, but no forward progress can be made while holding onto anything.
- Don’t be a hero. If you are having difficulty, seek help.
- You must go around the buoys on the outside of the loop.
- Swim under control at all times. Some contact is a part of the sport, but you are responsible to avoid contact that is harmful to other swimmers. Any detrimental contact deemed intentional or malicious by swim observers will be cause for immediate disqualification.
- If you prefer to avoid the frenzy of the pack, align yourself to start outside and to the rear of the other swimmers.
- Team variation:
- The swimming team member must keep the chip and strap on the ankle over the timing mat and into the transition area.
- The swimming team member must remove the chip and strap from their own ankle and passed to the biking team member at the racked bike.
- Do not obstruct the aisle for other athletes while removing the chip and strap.
- The biking team member must attach and secure the chip and strap to their own ankle prior to unracking the bike.
- Do not pass if traffic is approaching from the rear, at corners, or if you cannot safely make the pass for any other reason. Stay 3 lengths behind the rider ahead until passing is safe. You may have to slow down to maintain your distance.
- The move from right to left shall be made while coming down the hill on the approach back to the lake.
- You will need good working brakes for the steep hill approaching the lake near the end of the ride; USE THEM as you make the left turn at the bottom of the hill. This does not apply for U-15 or U-10 events.
- Be aware there could be runners on Baldwin Lake Drive using the right side of the road as you come down the hill. Stay left.
- Personal electronic devices such as Ipods, MP3 players or other similar devices are not allowed on the bike portion of the race. You need to be able to hear what is going on around you.
- There are neither aid stations on the bike course nor any bike repair assistance available. You should carry any nutrition/hydration you feel is necessary and tools and supplies for common mechanical difficulties. However, if you have a mechanical breakdown that you cannot fix, race personnel will assist you to return to the transition area, but you will not be allowed to complete the race.
- No outside assistance for mechanical repairs is allowed; does not apply for U-15 or U-10 events.
- Dismount your bike before you reach the dismount line. A penalty time of 2 minutes will be added for failure to adhere to this rule.
- Run or walk your bike over the timing mat and to your assigned bike rack.
- Team variation:
- The chip and strap must remain on the bike team member until the bike is racked.
- The biking team member must remove the chip and strap from their own ankle and passed to the running team member at the racked bike.
- The running team member must attach and secure the chip and strap to their own ankle prior to leaving the transition area.
- Your complete, unaltered bib number shall be clearly visible from the front and shall be securely in place before leaving transition for the run. You will be stopped before entering the course if it is not.
- Run out of transition on the right and stay on the right side of the road around the lake.
- The adult course out-and-back portion of the run will change to the left side of the road.
- There will be two aid stations near the mile points for the run.
- Run under the finish arch and over the timing mat.
- Proceed as directed away from the finish line to avoid impeding other athletes from finishing.
- Volunteers will collect your timing chip and direct you to post-race refreshments and activities.
- Equipment check-out from transition will require you to show that your race number matches your bike number.
- No one other than athletes will be allowed in the transition area.