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Dragonfly Heart™ Youth Triathlon
Chestertown, MD
Sunday June 16, 2013
THIS IS THE REGISTRATION PAGE FOR THE YOUTH TRI ONLY.
100 yard Swim~2.4 Mile Bike~0.4 Mile Run
Chestertown, MD
A Father's Day Event - race with your Dad!!


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Youth Triathlon (14 and Under Only) View Results

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Escape from School Youth Series (EFSYS)

Greater Atlantic Club Challenge Events (GACC)
**ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED - Register in Person at Race Site**
As we prepare for this exciting opening event, Online registration has been closed.  However, you may still register in person at the race site located at Wilmer Park, nearest 550 S. Cross Street, Chestertown, MD  21650.

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 Saturday between 1:00pm and 4:00pm.    Cash only accepted.

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Race Day Sponsors



Fresh Breakfast Burritos at the Race Site!!
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About this Race
 

This race is a beneficiary for the Dragonfly Heart Camp situated in Kent County, MD. 

Consider having your parents, aunts, uncles join you for the adult triathlon at the same venue the same day.  Be sure to check under Greater Atlantic Multisport Series.
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Wetsuit Rule
All Piranha Sports events will allow wetsuits if the water temperature is 78 degrees or less.  Water temperatures are taken on race morning.

In the event the water temperature is 79 degrees or higher, no wetsuits will be allowed.
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PRIVATE PARK/RIVER - PLEASE RESPECT RULES
THIS IS A PUBLIC PARK AND PROPERTY.  PLEASE ADHERE TO PARK'S RULES:

ABSOLUTELY NO SWIMMING IN RIVER 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.

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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 (Dragonfly Heart Triathlon for Adults).
  • Please note:  This event is opned to kids aged 7 to 14 in which their ages are 7 to 14 as of 12/31/13.  This is in accordance of the USAT age up rule.  If you turn 15 on or before 12/31/13, you cannot participate in the race.
  • Opened to kids only aged 7 to 14
  • An Escape from School Youth Series Race
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Additional Options
When signing up online, consider these options:

Donation to Dragonfly Heart Camp - Help the Dragonfly Heart Camp with a donation.  100% of your donation minus $1 processing fee will go to the DragonFly Heart Camp.  Choose from $10, $20, or $50.
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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.  In water start.

    Bike - 2.4 miles.  On controlled road.  Out, small loop, and back.
     

    • Exit TA at Wilmer Park
    • Left onto Quaker Neck Road/Route 289
    • Right onto John Hanson Road
    • Left onto Carriage Lane
    • Left onto Radcliffe Road
    • Left onto Quaker Neck Road/Route 289
    • Right back into TA at Wilmer Park

    Run - 0.4 mile - on road surface.  Out and back.
     

    • Stay to the left of each other.  Mostly paved road.
    • Exit TA at Wilmer Park onto Water Street
    • U-turn before Cannon Street
    • Head back in same direction with finish near TA at Wilmer Park
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    Course Maps
     
    Swim Bike Run
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    Amenities
    • Finishers Medals to all Finishers.
    • State of the art chip timing and results.
    • Shirts are not available if you register within 2 weeks of the event.
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    Lodging
    To be posted soon.
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    Directions
    GPS address to Wilmer Park (race venue) is nearest 550 S. Cross Street, Chestertown, MD  21650.  Look for signs upon arriving in Chestertown.

    From Philadelphia and Wilmington:
                  I-95 south to 896 south (exit 1, Middletown, Delaware.) DE 896 turns into MD route 301. Right on MD 290 (exit for Galena/ Chestertown.) From Galena, follow MD 213 south  to Chestertown.

    From Baltimore:
                  I-95 south to I-695 east to I-97 south to route 50 east across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to MD 301 north. Exit MD 213 north (Centreville/Chestertown) to Chestertown.

    From Washington and Annapolis:
                  Route 50 east across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to MD 301 north. Exit MD 213 north (Centreville /               Chestertown) to Chestertown.
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    Race Itinerary

    Saturday, June 15, 2013

    • 1:00pm-4:00pm - Early packet pickup at the Wilmur Park. GPS address to Wilmer Park (race venue) is nearest 550 S. Cross Street, Chestertown, MD 21650. Look for signs upon arriving in Chestertown.
    • 1:30pm - First Timers Meeting. "Open to all registered participants." This is an opportunity to review logistics of the race with a Piranha Sports staff member. It will involve reviewing packets, chip timing, transition area, rules, and tips.
    • BRING YOUR BIKE AND HELMET for optional inspection at early packet pickup.

    Sunday, June 16, 2013

    • 5:15am - 6:30am - BIKE AND HELMET optional inspections.
    • 5:15am - 6:30am - Last minute signs up allowed.
    • 5:15am - 6:30am - Transition area opened.  GPS address to Wilmer Park (race venue) is nearest 550 S. Cross Street, Chestertown, MD  21650.  Look for signs upon arriving in Chestertown.
      Late packet pickup.  Body marking.
    • 7:00am - Mandatory pre-race meeting.
    • 7:05am - National Anthem.
      7:15am - Youth Triathlon Waves to go off. Please note all youth triathletes may go off in one wave.
      7:15am - Wave 1.  13-14 Year Olds. Red Caps.
      7:18am - Wave 2.  11-12 Year Olds. Blue Caps.
      7:21am - Wave 3.  9-10 Year Olds. Green Caps.
      7:24am - Wave 4.  7-8 Year Olds. Purple Caps.
      7:45am - Post Race Awards for Youths.
    • 7:45am - Official results posted.  This is your opportunity to review your own results.  Once awards ceremony begins, all results are final.
    • 7:45am - Post race party/awards.  Awards will not be mailed.
    • 7:45am - Transition area closed for youths
    • 8:15am - Start of first wave for Adult Triathlon.
      8:15am - All Adult Triathletes in designated waves.
    • 8:15am - Wave 5.  All Males.  Orange Caps.
    • 8:20am - Wave 6.  All Females.  Yellow Caps.
    • 10:00am - Official results posted.  This is your opportunity to review your own results.  Once awards ceremony begins, all results are final.
      10:15am - Post race party/awards.  Awards will not be mailed.
      10:15am - Transition area closed.

    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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    Spectator Information
    Wilmer Park and Chestertown, MD ~ offers a large field with ideal spectator areas for watching the swim, transition, bike start and finish as well as run start and finish. Bring the kids and make plans to spend the day in Chestertown such as browsing shops, boating, etc.

    Parking

    Spectator (as well as athlete) parking is available on the streets of Chestertown except for on S. Cross Street and Route 289 which is part of the bike course.  More parking information to be posted. 

    Athlete Support
    Bring your cow bells, noise makers, posters, banners, and other items to cheer on your favorite athlete. Please keep in mind that spectators are not allowed to provide any outside assistance to the athletes. Outside assistance can result in penalties and possible disqualification. Outside assistance can include but is not limited to: transition area assistance, running or riding along with the athlete (pacing), handing off water bottles, etc. The Piranha Sports staff and volunteers will provide assistance as needed and allowed. As well, there will be no time during the event when spectators will be allowed in the secure transition area. If your athlete forgot an item for the transition area, please ask a Piranha Sports Staff member or volunteer to assist you in getting that item to the athlete.

    Spectator Control
    The Piranha Sports Staff and volunteers have your athlete’s safety and security as their primary responsibility. Therefore, there may be times during the course of the event that we will need to provide directions to spectators if we feel that the athletes do not have a clear and unobstructed path. Please pay close attention to these directions/instructions so that we are able to maintain the safety of every athlete.

    Kids and Dogs
    The Piranha Sports Staff loves having kids and dogs at the events. The kids are our future and the dogs are just great. If you do bring your children and/or pets, please keep a close eye on them. Do not allow them to venture onto any of the roadways particularly near the mount/dismount area. As well, if your children bring bikes, please ensure that they are wearing helmets at all times.

    Post Race Food
    Just as a reminder, the food and beverages provided by Piranha Sports are for athletes and volunteers only.

    Other Notes
    Wilmur Park and Chestertown is a take-in/take-out policy is in effect. Please be sure to take all trash with you and help keep the park and City clean.
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