Smith Point Sprint Triathlon



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Sunday August 13, 2017
Smith Point County Park, Shirley, NY

 
  • The Smith Point Triathlon starts at Smith Point County Park, with a fast 500 meter Narrow Bay swim and continues on to a flat and fast 16K bike ride over the Smith Point Bridge to Wertheim National Refuge and back, followed by a scenic 5K run over the bridge ending at the Atlantic Ocean.

    Click Here For The Smith Point Athletes Guide

     

  • Swim: 500 Meters Swim is a triangular course in Narrow Bay
    Bike: 9.7 Miles The bike is a fast, flat loop over Smith Point Bridge to Wertheim National Refuge and back.
    Bikes allowed: Road bike, time trial, mountain bike or hybrid. (Sorry, no tandem or recumbent bikes!)
    Run: 2.9 Miles Run is one scenic, flat loop with a water stop at the 1.5 mile mark

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Course Description And Maps

Individual

Until 12/31 1/1 – 2/29 3/1 – 4/30 5/1 – Full
$80 $95 $105 $115

Online registration will close when the race reaches max capacity or Thursday, August 10th at noon.

If registration is available at packet pick-up a $10 surcharge will be added to any registration fees. CASH ONLY! You are not guaranteed a t-shirt.

*Prices above reflect cost for USAT Members. 1-day license fee applies for non-USAT Members. Each participant MUST have a valid USAT license. Visit the USAT tab below for details.

Relay

Until 12/31 1/1 – 2/29 3/1 – 4/30 5/1 – Full
$115 $130 $140 $150

Online registration will close when the race reaches max capacity or Thursday, August 10th at noon.

If registration is available at packet pick-up a $10 surcharge will be added to any registration fees. CASH ONLY! You are not guaranteed a t-shirt.

*Prices above reflect cost for USAT Members. 1-day license fee applies for non-USAT Members. Each participant MUST have a valid USAT license. Visit the USAT tab below for details.

Individual

Until 12/31 1/1 – 2/29 3/1 – 4/30 5/1 – Full
$45 $50 $55 $60

Online registration will close when the race reaches max capacity or Thursday, August 10th at noon.

If registration is available at packet pick-up a $10 surcharge will be added to any registration fees. CASH ONLY! You are not guaranteed a t-shirt.

*Prices above reflect cost for USAT Members. 1-day license fee applies for non-USAT Members. Each participant MUST have a valid USAT license. Visit the USAT tab below for details.

Individual

Until 12/31 1/1 – 2/29 3/1 – 4/30 5/1 – Full
$70 $80 $85 $90

If registration is available at packet pick-up a $10 surcharge will be added to any registration fees. CASH ONLY! You are not guaranteed a t-shirt.

*Prices above reflect cost for USAT Members. 1-day license fee applies for non-USAT Members. Each participant MUST have a valid USAT license. Visit the USAT tab below for details.

PACKET PICK-UP SCHEDULE

Please do NOT call Packet Pick-Up locations as they do NOT have information on the event.  Use the Contact Us button on the home page for any event questions you have.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 8

  • 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.: EXPRESS Packet Pick-Up at Swerve, 21 W. 46th Street/ New York, NY
  •     This is an express packet pickup ONLY! (USAT check-in, swim cap, racer notes and bib ONLY) Timing chip must be picked up race morning. Goodie bag and t-shirt can be picked up on race day.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10

  • 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.: Packet Pick-Up @  Babylon Bike Shop, 218 Main Street, Babylon, NY 11702

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12

PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE RACE SITE AREA ON THE SATURDAY PACKET PICK UP. THERE IS A FEE FOR PARKING AT SMITH POINT BEACH THAT YOU WILL BE CHARGED.

All participants must pick up their own packet prior to race day. All relay members must pick up their packet together!
 

*** There is NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP ***

RACE DAY SCHEDULE
Sunday, August 7
NOTE: SOME TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE

5:00 am Transition area opens
6:35 am Pre-race briefing
6:50 am 1st wave starts (4; one every 3 minutes)
6:56 am First swimmer out of water
7:20 am First biker in
7:30 am Swim course closed
7:35 am First finisher
8:30 am Bike course closed
8:30 am Transition area open for bike pickup
9:15 am Last finisher and parking lot exit open
9:30 am Awards ceremony and raffle

CUT-OFF TIMES

• Swim – 30 minutes from start of your wave
• Bike – 1 hour 40 minutes from start of race
• Run – 2 hours 30 minutes from start of race.

FAQs

What if I did not receive confirmation or misplaced my confirmation email?

Visit Signmeup.com and you can enter in your name and the date you registered and you will receive a new one. If you still have trouble, email eventpower@aol.com.

What if I cannot make it to Packet Pick Up?

All athletes must pick up their own packet. You must bring a photo ID with you. If you are a USAT member you must bring your USAT card, if you are not a member or do not have a card you must purchase a one day membership card for $15 or an annual card for $50. If you cannot pick up your own packet, you will not be allowed to race. There is no race morning packet pick up.
USA Triathlon Sanctioning

This event is sanctioned by USAT (USA Triathlon). If you are new to the sport or looking for official USAT rules, click HERE to go directly to the USAT website. All participants must have an annual USAT card or purchase a one day membership for this event, since this is a USAT Sanctioned event. You can purchase a one day membership for $15 at packet pick up or an annual membership for $45. You must bring a photo ID with you. One day memberships can only be paid by cash or credit card.
How are USAT age groups formatted?

USAT age is the age that you are on 12/31 of the race year, it does not go by your actual Date of Birth, but rather your year of birth.

What are the key race day Rules?

Bike storage will NOT be provided the night before the event.
Glass containers are NOT allowed in the transition area.
Only triathletes and transition workers are allowed in the transition area. Please advise your family and friends that they will need to remain outside of the transition area.
You MUST rack your bike on race morning on the rack that corresponds to your assigned bib number.
Participants will NOT be allowed to mount their bikes in the transition area and will be required to dismount at the designated spot outside the transition area.
All participants must wear a helmet during the bike portion of the event, you will not be allowed to leave transition area until your helmet is buckled.
Triathletes must show their race number to remove their bicycle and gear from the transition area after the race.

How many people can be on a relay team?

Relay teams can be made up of two or three people. You can have an all male team, all female or mixed relay team.

How are participants timed?

We will be using ChampionChip Electronic Timing System for this event. Please be aware of the following procedures to insure successful timing of your event: All participants will receive their timing chip on race morning at the Chip Pick-Up Area. You are REQUIRED to show your paper Bib number in order to receive your timing chip which you must wear on your ankle for the duration of the event. It is REQUIRED that all participants wear the timing chip on their ankle. How to wear the timing chip with the provided disposable strap:

Thread the strap through the timing chip
Place the strap around your ankle
Insert TWO (2) fingers between the medical strap and your ankle (to prevent the strap from being too tight)
Fasten the medical strap SECURELY.
You must return your chip at the finish line in order to receive your results. If you are not able to finish any leg of the race, you must turn in your timing chip as soon as possible at the finish line. If we do not receive your timing chip you will be charged to replace it.

Race Number

The race number you receive at packet pickup will be what you must wear during the race. The smallest number is the helmet number, the middle sized number is you run number, and the piece with your number on it twice is your number for your bike. While you have this number in print form you will also be receiving body marking on your calf, arm and hand.
Helmet Number

You will need to peel the sticker off of its protective paper and place it on the front of your helmet. Placing the number on the side of the helmet will make it harder for the USAT Officials, photographers, volunteers and race staff to identify you quickly so please be sure that you place the sticker on the front.
Bike Number

The bike number is the largest piece of paper. You will notice the the number is upside down at one end and right side up at the other. The reason for this print orientation is so that when the number is folded over the top tube of your bike your race number can be read easily from either side. There are two adhesive strips on the backside of the bike number. You will peel the protective paper off of the adhesive strips and then place the number on the top tube of your bike.
Run Number

The run number is the middle sized paper in you race number grouping. You will need to wear this number on the run course. This number MUST be on the front of you as you cross the finish line. You may use safety pins (provided at packet pick-up or chip pick-up) or a race belt to display the number on your front.
Body Marking

On race morning after you have affixed your assigned race number to your helmet, bike, and shirt/race belt you will then need to get your body marking done. The body marking station is located near the entrance to the Transition Area at the race site. Plan to bring your run number with you as you will need it to insure that the person body marking you is writing the correct number. The body marking will have your assigned race number on your upper left arm as well as on your right calf. You will also be marked on the back of you right calf with your age if you are racing in the Age Group division or with your race division if you are racing as a Relay. You will also be marked on your hand.

Transition Area

Triathletes may enter the transition area at 5:15am. Bike racks are numbered and triathletes must put their bicycles and gear in their designated bicycle location. All athletes must be out of transition area by 6:35am and ready for the pre- race briefing. You will not be allowed back into transition area after you complete the race until 8:30am when all of the runners are out on the run course.

Race Flow

Swim – When triathletes finish the swim portion of the race, they will enter the transition area and proceed to their designated bicycle rack (relay teams make their exchange at their designated rack number).
Bike – Bikes may NOT be ridden in the transition area. It is important to use extreme caution when departing the transition area, as it may be congested! All athletes must put on their helmet and snap the strap before mounting their bike. The helmet must stay on and buckled until they dismount and rack their bike. Not following the helmet rules may result in a disqualification (DQ). Bike times will start when triathletes depart the transition area through the ‘Bike Out’ chute and end when they re-enter the transition area through the ‘Bike In’ chute in the transition area. Once the bike portion is completed, triathletes will return their bike to their designated spot in the transition area.
Run – Triathletes depart the transition area by exiting through the ‘Run Out’ chute. Triathletes run time will begin when they depart the transition area at ‘Run Out’ and end when they cross the finish line.

Wetsuits

Wetsuits are permitted and recommended, but not required. As per USAT rules, if the water temperature is 78 degrees Fahrenheit or below then wetsuits ARE allowed. At 78.1 to 83.9 degrees Fahrenheit participants may wear a wetsuit at their own discretion; however, wearing a wetsuit in the temperature range will mean that the athletes are ineligible for awards. At 84 degrees Fahrenheit and above wetsuits are NOT permitted – this is for your own safety.

USATriathlon is the national governing body of triathlons. All EventPower races are sanctioned by USATriathlon. All participants must have a USATriathlon license in order to participate in this event.

A current annual membership card and photo ID are required at packet pick-up. If you do not have a current membership card you must purchase a one-day membership card at packet pick up for $15 (cash or check only) or you can purchase an annual card at USATriathlon.org or at packet pick up for $50 (cash, check or credit card).

No Refunds

Registrations may not be transferred to another person.
Registrations may not be transferred to another race.

NO EXCEPTIONS!

Directions – RACE SITE AND PARKING 

There is ample parking at the Smith Point County Park next to the Start/Finish.

PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE RACE SITE AREA ON THE SATURDAY PACKET PICK UP. THERE IS A FEE FOR PARKING AT SMITH POINT BEACH THAT YOU WILL BE CHARGED.



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  USA Triathlon has issued a set of rules to maintain consistency and order from race to race across the country. The rules include sections on membership, and rules of conduct for swimming, cycling, running, and transition. Also included are special sections on protests, hearings and appeals, and rules modifications for physically challenged athletes. For full detail on USAT Rules click HERE 

REMINDERS

  • NO HEADPHONES DURING ANY PART OF THE EVENT or you will be disqualified.
  • No helmet, no race.
  • Helmet strap must be fastened before taking bike from rack and remain fastened until after bike is replaced.
  • No Drafting! Leave three bike lengths unless passing. Stay to your extreme right unless passing.
  • Bike number must be on bike and shall not be removed until your bike is out of the transition area after the race.
  • Run number must be on front of body during entire run!
  • Any unsportsmanlike behavior to other competitors and/or event staff will be dealt with by an immediate disqualification.
  • RACE IS RAIN OR SHINE
Overall Winner Award:

Overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd winners will receive a discount on their next EventPower race.

1st Place – $50
2nd Place – $30
3rd Place – $10

  • Top three overall Male & Female
  • Top Mixed, Female, Male Relays
  • Challenged, top three in the category
  • Clydesdale and Athena, top three in each category, 39 and under and 40 and older
  • Individual Age Groups, top three in each category:

        14-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

Awards Ceremony will commence shortly after the final finisher crosses the finish line. Athletes are encouraged to stay for the awards or have someone pick up their award.

Awards will only be shipped post event if a pre paid postage envelope for 2 pounds is sent to the race organization within one week of the event. Please submit your request for award mailing by going HERE.
Raffle will take place at the end of the awards ceremony, raffle tickets will be handed out to each athlete. You must be present at the raffle to win.
The Smith Point Triathlon takes place at the Smith Point County Park in Shirley, NY.

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