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36th Annual Los Angeles
CHAMPIONSHIP & TRI EXPRESS Triathlon Series Event #1
March 11th, 2018
USAT SANCTIONED RACE
We know it's a lot to read but PLEASE READ!
You are responsable for your timing chip. Make sure it is secured on your ankle. Tuck it under you wesuit if your wearing one.
SAFTEY ISSUE & BIKE COURSE COURTESY It is very important while racing on the bike course that there is NO BLOCKING or DRAFTING. Slower riders MUST stay to the right so passing can be made on the left. If you need to pass a cyclist, yell out passing on you Left loudly. If you are being passed.. Be courteous and let the cyclist pass. It’s not worth an argument or accident. Head phones are never allowed.
THANK YOU for participating in this event! This event is on the South Side of Bonelli Park, 120 Via Verde Park Road, San Dimas, CA 91773. Located at the Via Verde exit from the 57 fwy. The Park charges a parking fee of $10.00 so share rides if practicable. (There is a Park & Ride at the 57 fwy @ Via Verde). The Park opens at 6:00 AM. Registration opens at 6:30 AM and the First Swim wave is at 8:00 AM. The water temperature at this time of year is usually 58° degrees ish. The weather forecast is for a litte bit of overcast and 71°.
Championship Map Tri Express Map
!! PACKET PICKUP STARTS AT 6:30 AM THE MORNING OF THE RACE !!
Pre Registered packet pickup:
Important: If you have a USAT Card Please have it with you. Also YOU MUST HAVE in your possession a government issued photo ID such as a driver’s license. NO ID, NO PACKET. These are USAT standards.
If you are 17 and under you must have a parent or legal guardian with you.
*When you arrive at the park and are ready to pick up your packet, and you have pre-registered you may get in any Pre registration line. If you registered offline (not via online registration), you must provide us a signed USAT waiver. You may find these waivers at the USAT table to the left of registration.
If you registered through Race Reach and did not pay for the one day USAT insurance at check out, we will be asking you to pay for that at the registration table. Thank you- if you preregistered online and answered all the questions correctly.
NOTE: If you have preregistered Offline by mailing or faxing in your registration you may also get in any preregistration line. With a signed waiver.
NOTE: If you are preregistered offline for Sponsorship, Overall Series Winner, Raffle Winner Rollover, Etc. You Must, Must, still sign a waiver.
Race Day Registration packet & pickup:
Important. Please: have in your possession a government issued photo ID such as a driver’s license.
If you do not already possess a USAT license, you must first go to the USAT table and purchase either a One-day or an Annual Membership. FYI- Prior to the race. for an Annual license, it is faster for you to get it if you go to www.usatrithlon.org to obtain one. Just bring your receipt of purchase the day of the race. Only when you have in your possession or proof of a USAT Membership may you get your packet for the event. We charge a race day reg. fee of 20.00.
ALL Participants: Please & Thanks, when registering, take note of your information that it is all correct. ie gender, B-day, division & category, It makes the finish results accurate and faster to get out.
ALL Participants: At registration you will receive your bib#, bike & helmet#, goody bag, T Shirt & Swim cap. (swim cap color indicates your wave start) & timing chip already activated. You can know take your bike into the transition area after checking in located on the upper parking lot above the swim start north of registration. Pick a spot on the racks provided for your bike and gear. First-timers should not hesitate to ask for assistance. After the race, make sure to secure your bike and gear in your vehicle and enjoy the post-race activities.
TAKE NOTE: You will be STOPPED! Entering into the bike transition. Volunteers will be marking your bodies with numbers matching your bib# & bike tag# this is definitely for the protection of your bike. When the race is over you will have to show all 3. Thanks for your cooperation these are fellow triathletes volunteering for you! This reqest is definitely for the safety of your bike.
A COURSE MAP: is located at the Park Headquarters if you are interested in studying the course before race day. Maps are on our website at www.trievents.com. Click on Course Maps. Click on LA Tri Series #1 Championship or Tri Express Distance. On race day there will be maps located near the packet pick-up area. Study it carefully as you are responsible for knowing the course.
SWIM: Wetsuits are allowed at this event. You are responsible for starting in your correct wave. Re: Your swim cap will indicate your wave start. There will be several lifeguards on paddle boards; there will also be a rescue boat. All buoys will be on your left side. Do not short-cut the buoys or you will be disqualified by the lifeguards. Please look up and spot the buoys to follow, do not assume the swimmer in front of you is going correctly. At the end of the swim there will be an approx. 50 yard stretch of beach heading up to the bike transition area.
HELMETS ARE MONDATORY for all participants. Your helmet must be on with the chin strap fastened at all times while you are on the bike. Also for the safety of participants head phones are not permitted at any time during the race.
BIKE COURSE: The Bike course travels in the same direction for both The Championship (2 Laps) and The Tri Express (1 Lap) over the Dam. There are many volunteers and uniformed Sheriff Officers on the course to help guide you. Course marshals on motorcycles will be there to ensure that you stay to the right when not passing. Drafting is not permitted and you are on your honor to not do it. Flagrant drafting will result in disqualification.
Note: Flaggers Announcing & Signs posted for Bike In Is for directional proposes. Championship participants must keep track of their (2) Laps! No excuses! BIKERS must WALK their bikes through the transition area and over the chip timing mats. Splits will be recorded at the bike out and bike in. Family & friends are NOT allowed in the transition at any time during & after the race.
IMPORTANT!!! When returning back to the transition area on your bike, it is extremely important that you slow down. We will have course personnel warning bikers to slow down at this point going back into the transition area. This is for your safety & others.
RUN COURSE: The Run course starts the same for both distances but separates at the Express turnaround. Championship (8K) & Tri Express (5K). Take note that the Run course makes a left, crossing East Shore Drive .approx. 1 mile from leaving the Bike Transition area. For both categories the turnarounds are clockwise.
Championship run: At the Tri Express turnaround the Championship race continues on up the service road and race's through the RV Park staying on the left hand side. Continue traveling to the east end of RV Park entering out on the Mckingly Service road. Bracket Airport is on your left. Continue to the turnaround. Head back the same way you came. Passing the Tri Express turnaround continue to East Shore Drive making a left going back onto the service road and onto the finishing line.
Tri Express run: After the Express run turnaround point you will cross again East Shore Drive and making a left going back onto the service road and towards Picnic Valley to the finish line. Yeah! Please review the map of the course.
RELAY INSTRUCTIONS: All members of each relay team must pick up their packets together. There will only be ONE timing chip per team, acting as your Baton. Rack your bike in the relay exchange area that is in the North end of the transition area. Each member stays with the Bike unless out on the course during their discipline. The swimmer will cross the timing mat and hand the baton to the biker at the racks who will then walk with the bike through the transition area to the mount line at the bike exit. When the biker finishes the bike course he or she hands the baton to the runner in the exchange area, again at the North end of the transition area and the runner proceeds with the run and on to the finish line yeah!
CHIP TIMING/RESULTS: There will be chip timing at the swim finish, bike finish and finish line. Un-official finish results will be posted on bulletin boards near the finish line during the awards ceremony. Official Results are posted to USAT 10 Days after the race www.usatriatholo.org. USAT RULES Your Age is Determined by how old you are by Dec 31st 2018.
Velofix will be providing technical support in the transition area
Incycle Cyclery in San Dimas rents bikes and they are located at 561 W. Arrow Hwy. San Dimas, CA 91773. Phone: (909)-592-2181.
FOLLOWING THE RACE: There will be refreshments, an exposition of many of our sponsors, an award ceremony, and a raffle. Stick around and Enjoy!
VOLUNTEERS: Boy Scout troop 419 of La Verne will assist with the water stations on the run course. There will be many other volunteers for registration, transition areas, finish line, and along the course. PLEASE THANK THEM for their help whenever you can. They are at the race for you!
RESTROOMS: Are located near the registration area, near the transition area/ swim beach, and along the run course.
SPONSORS: We are very pleased to have many new product sponsors this year. Please visit www.trievents.com to learn about these sponsors and please please please support them as they support you!
Accommodations: Best Western in San Dimas is our host hotel... They are located at 501 W. Bonita Ave, Sam Dimas. Call 909-592-0500 and ask for Maudie and specify the special ‘Tri Events’ rate.