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Escape from School® Youth Triathlon & Fun Run
Bear, DE
Saturday June 9, 2012
100 Yard Swim~2.4 Mile Bike~0.4 Mile Run


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Escape from School Youth Series (EFSYS)

Greater Atlantic Club Challenge Events (GACC)
*ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED - Register at Race Site*

Online is now closed as we prepare for this event. If you still wish to race, please click on pdf below and print out paper registraiton, fill out completely, and show up at the race site this Friday between 6:00pm and 8:00pm. Cash only accepted.



Anyone who wishes to do the Swim Warm-Up scheduled for Friday at 7pm, may do so by paying at the race site $15 cash.

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PRIVATE LAKE - PLEASE RESPECT RULES

THIS IS A STATE PARK LAKE AND PROPERTY.  PLEASE ADHERE PARK'S RULES:

ABSOLUTELY NO SWIMMING IN LAKE PRIOR TO EVENT AS NO LIFEGUARDS ARE ON DUTY

If you violate any of these rules, you will be banned from the race and no refund will be issued.

Water temperature in the past has been around 75 degrees.

Thank you.

Piranha Sports

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Event Summary
  • "Race Weekend for the Entire Family" - Sign your child up for this race and sign yourself up for the Adult Race the same day (Tri-It Triathlon).
  • Please note:  This event is opned to kids aged 7 to 14 in which their ages are 7 to 14 as of 12/31/12.  This is in accordance of the USAT age up rule.  If you turn 15 on or before 12/31/12, you cannot participate in the race.
  • Opened to kids only aged 7 to 14
  • Fun run follows triathlon for all kids and adults of all ages 2 to 99
  • An Escape from School Youth Series Race  
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Additional Options
When signing up online, consider these options:

Donation to Lums Pond State Park - Help Lums Pond State Park with a donation.  100% of your donation minus $1 processing fee will go to the state Park.  Choose from $10, $20, or $50. 

Make a $10, $20, or $50 donation to the volunteer group(s) that help out at the event. Volunteer group(s) can include boy scout groups, motorcycle clubs, triathlon clubs, etc.

Race/Event Clinic - FOR KIDS!!
  This clinic is s
cheduled for Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 6pm at Lums Pond State Park - area #1.  Taught and directed by experienced and certified Youth & Junior coaches, and led by USAT Level II & Bricks MultiSport Head Coach, Jess Manning.  Bricks MultiSport Race clinics are a hands-on, Get-Your-Hands-Dirty style of clinic designed to be interactive and get you ready to race! 

Cost for the clinic is $15 ($50 value), runs approximately 1.5 - 2 hrs and comes with the following and many of these topics typically covered:
  • Race strategy
  • Gear options, selections, etc.
  • Bike mounting/dismounting, pacing, cornering
  • Rules, regulations, penalties, etc.
  • Transition layout, skills & more
  • Event location specific & pertinent information
  • Discuss open water strategies & skills
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Awards
  • Boys Age Groups (Top 3 in each)
    • 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14
  • Girls Age Groups (Top 3 in each)
    • 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14
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Course

Swim - 100 yards - point to point swim.  Beach start. 

Bike - 2.4 miles.  On controlled road.

Run - 0.4 mile - on grass 

"Fun Run" - same run course immediately following the triathlon

 

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Course Maps

Swim, Bike, Run

Transition

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Amenities

 

  • Shirts.  Shirts are not available if you register within 2 weeks of the event.
  • Finishers Medals to all Finishers.
  • State of the art chip timing and results.
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Lodging

Embassy Suites Hotel Newark
 - mention code Piranha Sports to receive rates of $109 per night. Valid until 5/11/12. Thereafter, reservations requested will be accepted on a rate and space availability basis only.
Located at Rt. 896 across from University of Delaware Field Houses.  About 7 miles from race site.  Closest hotel. 
654 S. College Avenue
Newark, DE  19713
1-302-368-8-9700

Homewood Suites Hotel Newark
Located at Rt. 896 across from University of Delaware Field Houses.  About 7 miles from race site.  Closest hotel. 
640 S. College Avenue
Newark, DE  19713
1-302-453-9700

Camping at Lums Pond State Park
Campground is located across the pond from transition area (about 4 mile drive around pond)
1-302-368-6989

Hilton - Wilmington/Christiana
100 Continental Drive (Rt 7 & I-95)
Newark, DE  19713
1-800-348-3133

Red Roof Inns
410 Eagle Run Rd (Rt 7 & (I-95)
Newark, DE 19713
1-3-2-292-2870

Hawthorn Suites
410 Eagle Run Rd (Rt 273 & I-95)
Newark, DE  19713
1-302-292-2870

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Directions

For Mapquest Purposes:  Park office address is 1068 Howell School Road, Bear, DE  19708.

From Philadelphia and North

  • Interstate 95 South
  • Exit #1A onto Route 896 South towards Middletown
  • SEE BELOW

From New Jersey

  • Delaware Memorial Bridge (295 South) - toll bridge
  • SEE BELOW

From Maryland and South

  • Interstate 95 North
  • Exit #1 onto Route 896 South towards Middletown
  • SEE BELOW

From Seashore of Delaware and Maryland

  • Rt 1 and 13 North
  • Go over the Senator William V. Roth, Jr. Bridge (Rt 1 Bridge) - Toll bridge
  • First Exit after bridge is Exit 152.
  • Take Exit 152, turn left onto Route 72, West toward Newark
  • Go for 1.4 miles and turn left onto Route 71 South (Red Lion Road)
  • Go for 1.2 miles and turn right onto Howell School Road
  • Go for 1.8 miles and turn left into the main entrance of Lums Pond State Park
  • Stay on main road of State Park for 1.5 miles to Beach Area (Area #1)
  • Will have to pay entrance fee per vehicle

BELOW

  • Stay on Route 896 South for approximatley 5.5 miles (you will cross over Route 40)
  • Left onto Howell School Road
  • Go for 0.3 mile and turn right into main entrance of Lums Pond State Park
  • Stay on main road of State Park for 1.5 miles to Beach Area (Area #1)
  • Will have to pay entrance fee per vehicle
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Race Itinerary

Friday, June 8, 2012

 

  • 6:00pm-8:00pm - Early packet pickup at the beach area (Area #1) of Lums Pond State Park. 1068 Howell School Road, Bear, DE 19701.

 


Saturday, June 9, 2012

  • 5:30am - 7:00am - BIKE AND HELMET optional inspections.
  • 5:30am - 6:45am - Race Day Registrations.  Cut off time is 6:45am prompt.
  • 5:30am - 7:00am - Transition area opened.  Located at area #1 on grass.  Packet pickup.  Body marking.
  • 6:45am - All athletes AND spectators/family members must be in the park by this time due to road closure for kids race within the park itself.
  • 7:00am - Mandatory pre-race meeting.
  • 7:05am - National Anthem.
  • 7:15am - Swim - 1st Wave.  13-14 year olds.  Red Caps. 
  • 7:18am - Swim - 2nd Wave.  11-12 year olds.  Blue Caps.
  • 7:21am - Swim - 3rd Wave.  9-10 year olds.  Green Caps.   
  • 7:24am - Swim - 4th Wave.  7-8 year olds.  Yellow Caps.  
  • Fun run follows triathlon for all kids and adults of all ages 2 to 99
  • 7:45am - Official results posted. This is your opportunity to review your own results.  Once awards ceremony begins, all results are final.
  • 8:00am - Post race party/awards.  Awards will not be mailed.
  • 8:00am - Transition area closed.
  • New This Year!  Adult race "Tri-It Triathlon" follows this event and starts at 8:15am.  Stay around and watch your mom and dads race!!

Race director/management may alter any part or distance of the event as dictated by event day conditions, such as weather.

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Refund Policy
No Refunds, No Tranfers, No Deferrals Under Any Circumstances.  

absolutely NO refunds will be made for any reason.  REFERRED TO AS “ENTRY FEES” ABOVE AND INCLUDES ENTRY FEES, PARTICIPANT SHIRTS, UPGRADED PRODUCTS, ANY OTHER AMENITIES, INSURANCE, AND ONLINE ADMINISTRATIVE FEES.  MUST BE PRESENT TO RECEIVE ANY ITEMS as leftovers are distributed on day of race.  WE DO NOT SHIP.  ENTRY FEES CANNOT BE  TRANSFERRED TO OTHER PERSONS OR APPLIED TOWARD future PIRANHA SPORTS EVENTS.  Selling your race entry slot is strictly prohibited by piranha sports.
If you do sell your race slot, you will be disqualified from the race and you, as well as the entrant who purchased your slot, will be unable to race in another Piranha Sports event for a minimum of 2 years. Piranha Sports reserves the right to reject any entry if a valid photo ID is not presented at race packet pick-up.  There is NO rain date for the event.  In cases of inclement weather, natural disaster, acts of God, acts of war or other unforeseen extraordinary circumstances, management reserves the right to cancel the event and/or modify the race course for safety concerns. Under such circumstances, there will be absolutely no refunds or transfer of entries to future Piranha Sports events. Each athlete must accept any such risk of their entry fee paid including other amenities paid for such as participate shirts, upgrade products, insurance, and online administrative fees.  All monies collected are used to develop and produce the event, including all race supplies, staffing, and administration. We pledge to make every effort to produce a fair, safe and exciting event for all.  Management reserves the right to reject or accept a race entry for any reason.  By signing up for this race, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the terms listed on this page.
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Rules
Please note:  This event is opned to kids aged 7 to 14 in which their ages are 7 to 14 as of 12/31/12.  This is in accordance of the USAT age up rule.  If you turn 15 on or before 12/31/12, you cannot participate in the race.

Please see Series Information for a complete set of rules.
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