Race Information

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North East Triathlon
North East Community Park in North East, MD
Sunday August 25, 2013
International: 1500 Meter Swim~23.2 Mile Bike~6.2 Mile Run
Sprint: 750 Meter Swim~17.7 Mile Bike~3.1 Mile Run


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**ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED - Register 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 North East Community Park, North East, MD - please see directions on race webpage for details.

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 1:00am and 4:00pm.    Cash only accepted.

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Event Summary
  • A Greater Atlantic Multisport Series Event
  • A Greater Atlantic Club Challenge Race  
  • Open to all participants 15 and older
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SWIMMING CAUTION

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 78 to 84 degrees.

Thank you.

Piranha Sports

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Additional Options
When signing up online, consider these options:

Run Race Belts - Allows you to attach your run bib #s and a quick get away in transition area by affixing number and belt via belt clip.  Will be handed out at race packet pickup.  Cost:  $10.00. 

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. 

Swim Warm-Up and Safety Clinic -
Presented by:
Swim Warm-Up and Safety Clinic -
Sign up for this under Additional Options. Piranha Sports has teamed up with Triton Water Rescue, our lifeguard team.  Rick Lill, certified lifeguard of Triton will be conducting this Swim Warm-Up and Safety Clinic. Following the first timers meeting on the day before, all aprticipants are offerred the opportunity to swim in the same water* they will compete in, learn proper etiquette in the water, and learn proper spotting methods. The intention of this clinic is to make sure that the swim the next day is as safe as possible, help create confidence in participants, and provide the opportunity to get a feel of the aquatic environment they will be racing in the next day. Cost: $17.00

*The swim area may be restricted as to ensure proper supervision for everyone's safety. Lifeguards and race director have full authority to establish swim zones, modify, or cancel as condition(s) and permits warrant. Any athlete who ignores the lifeguards', coach's, or race director's directions, will forfeit their race entry with no refunds.
 

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Athlete Guide


Click on PDF above to view the North East Triathlon Athlete Guide



Also, feel free to view and print out the 2013 Event Guide Outlining all of our Races.  Click on image below.


 

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Awards
  • Each Race has separate awards
  • Top 5 Overall Male and Top 5 Overall Female for Half Distance
  • Top 3 Overall Male and Top 3 Overall Female for Sprint
  • Male Age Groups (Top 3 in each)
    • 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+
  • Female Age Groups (Top 3 in each)
    • 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+
  • Top 3 Clydesdale (Male 220+ lbs) 
  • Top 3 Athenas (Females 165+ lbs) 
  • Top 3 Physically Challenged - please contact race director for a course overview.
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Course

SPRINT COURSE:

Swim for sprint is 750 meters - in water start.

  • Expected water temperature around 78 to 84 degrees.  Wetsuits allowed and optional if water temperature is 78 degrees or less taken on race morning.  Come prepared with a wetsuit just in case. 
  • Swim Cut Off Rule.  All participants are expected to be able to complete the swim discipline maintaining a steady consistent stroke and able to maintain on course.  Lifeguards are provided for emergency situations and to prevent swimmers from drowning.  Any swimmer who is in constant need of aid from lifeguards along the swim is considered to be a hazard to themselves and other swimmers and has not prepared properly for the race (this includes breaks, and redirection on course).  If a lifeguard at any point feels an athlete is taking too much attention, the lifeguard reserves the right to remove the athlete from the race.  This removal will result in a DNF (Did Not Finish) from the entire race (the athlete will not be allowed to compete in the bike or run) at which point athlete must hand in their timing chip to lifeguard or designated staff person. 
  • Start at public boat dock and finish at the southeast corner of the park.

Bike for sprint is 17.7 miles - rolling hills.

  • Exit Transition area onto Walnut Street
  • Turn right onto S. Main Street
  • S. Main Street becomes Route 272 South
  • Turnaround on Route 272 (at about 5 mile mark)
  • Travel on Route 272 North
  • Turn right onto McKinneytown Road
  • New in 2013 for a safer course - continue straight onto McKenneytown Road towards Old Field Pt. Road (do not turn left onto Old Neck Road)
  • Turn left onto Old Field Pt. Road
  • Turn left onto Old Chestnut Road (INTERNATIONAL continue straight onto Old Field Pt. Road)
  • Turn left onto Old Elk Neck Road
  • Turn right onto Irishtown Road
  • Turn right (into left lane) onto Route 272
  • Turn left onto Walnut Street back to transition

Run for sprint course is 3.1 miles (out and back).  Stay to the left of each other throughout run.

  • Exit Transition area onto Cherry Street
  • Right onto Route 272 (stay along shoulder on the west side of road at all times)
  • Runners should stay to the left of each other on this out and back segment of the course.
  • Sprint turn around is at the Little League Fields 



    INTERNATIONAL COURSE:

    Swim for sprint is 1500 meters - in water start.

    • Expected water temperature around 78 to 84 degrees.  Wetsuits allowed and optional if water temperature is 78 degrees or less taken on race morning.  Come prepared with a wetsuit just in case. 
    • Swim Cut Off Rule.  All participants are expected to be able to complete the swim discipline maintaining a steady consistent stroke and able to maintain on course.  Lifeguards are provided for emergency situations and to prevent swimmers from drowning.  Any swimmer who is in constant need of aid from lifeguards along the swim is considered to be a hazard to themselves and other swimmers and has not prepared properly for the race (this includes breaks, and redirection on course).  If a lifeguard at any point feels an athlete is taking too much attention, the lifeguard reserves the right to remove the athlete from the race.  This removal will result in a DNF (Did Not Finish) from the entire race (the athlete will not be allowed to compete in the bike or run) at which point athlete must hand in their timing chip to lifeguard or designated staff person. 
    • Start at public boat dock and finish at the southeast corner of the park.

    Bike for International is 23.2 miles - rolling hills.

    • Exit Transition area onto Walnut Street
    • Turn right onto S. Main Street
    • S. Main Street becomes Route 272 South
    • Turnaround on Route 272 (at about 5 mile mark)
    • Travel on Route 272 North
    • Turn right onto McKinneytown Road
    • Turn left onto Old Field Pt. Road
    • INTERNATIONAL stay straight at Old Field Pt. Road (SPRINT turn LEFT onto Old Chestnut Road)
    • Turn Left onto Jonas Chapel Road
    • Turn Left onto Old Elk Neck Road
    • Turn Right onto Irishtown Road
    • Turn Right (into left lane) onto Route 272
    • Turn Left onto Walnut Street back to transition

    Run for sprint course is 6.2 miles (out and back).  Stay to the left of each other throughout run.

    • Exit Transition area onto Cherry Street
    • Right onto Route 272 (stay along shoulder on the west side of road at all times)
    • Runners should stay to the left of each other on this out and back segment of the course.
    • Continue straight and past the Sprint turn around which is at the Little League Fields 
    • International turn around is at 3.1 mile mark
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Course Maps

 Transition

Swim

Bike
new course map to be posted soon for new turn for the SPRINT (see description above)

Run - two segments

 
Page 1 = Sprint Course
Page 2 = International Course
Segment One
 

Segment Two
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Amenities & PHOTOS
  • Over $60 worth of good for all athletes.
  • Technical Shirts to all pre registered individuals.  $20 retail value.  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.
  • Free Digital photos* with results - no "proof" on photos.  Feel free to right click on photo, save picture as, and share with friends and family.  Over a $40 retail value.

* Please allow at least 1 week after race date as we make every effort to provide finishing photos aligned with your results under results page at www.piranha-sports.com/results.  Due to the flood of athletes coming across the finish line, athletes possibly not wearing bib # on front and/or it is not visable - not all photos are viewable.  However, one may also go to http://photos.piranha-sports.com to browse and find their own photos (this is where swim and bike photos typically are posted).  These photos are also free by "saving" or you may elect to purchase these photos at minimal prices.  There is no guarantee your photos will be taken and posted.  This photo service is a "free" service we provide above and beyond the expected entry fee as there is no other race organization that provides this service without extra charges. 

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Lodging
Hampton Inn
2 Waner Road
Elkton, MD  21921
410-398-7777

www.hamptoninn.com 

Hawthorne Stuies
304 Belle Hill Road
Elkton, MD  21921
410-620-9494
www.lq.com
email: lq6539agm@lq.com

Comfort Inn and Suites
1 Center Dr.
North East, MD  21901
410-287-7100

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
101 Hotel Plaza
North East, MD  21901
410-287-0008
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Directions

GPS Instructions:

Saturday - Church Street and S. Mauldin Ave., North East, MD

Sunday - West Walnut Street and 3rd Avenue, North East, MD

You may park at either of the following lots:

Lot #1 Mauldin Ave. & Church Street (vacant lot)

Lot #2 Carolyn St. and Church St. (vacant lot)

Lot #3 Carolyn St. & Roney Ave. (North East Fire Department lot)

Lot #4 Maryland St. & Church St. (Elementary School lot)

Volunteer Parking lot is closed from 7:15 through 12:30
(you may not bring your cars in or out of the lot during these times)

  • Take 95 (north or south) to exit 100 (Route 272 South) in Cecil County, MD.  Follow Route 272 South for 2 miles to the town of North East.
  • Remain on 272 South for another .5 miles until you reach Church St.
  • Turn LEFT onto Church Street to race parking lots.

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Race itinerary

Saturday, August 24, 2013

  • PARK ONLY IN DESIGNATED AREAS AS INDICATED UNDER DIRECTIONS.
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm - Early packet pickup at the North East Community Park, North East, MD.
  • 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.
  • 2:30pm - Swim Warm-Up and Safety Clinic -
    Presented by:  

    Sign up for this under Additional Options. Piranha Sports has teamed up with Triton Water Rescue, our lifeguard team.  Rick Lill, certified lifeguard of Triton will be conducting this Swim Warm-Up and Safety Clinic. Following the first timers meeting on the day before, all aprticipants are offerred the opportunity to swim in the same water* they will compete in, learn proper etiquette in the water, and learn proper spotting methods. The intention of this clinic is to make sure that the swim the next day is as safe as possible, help create confidence in participants, and provide the opportunity to get a feel of the aquatic environment they will be racing in the next day.

    *The swim area may be restricted as to ensure proper supervision for everyone's safety. Lifeguards and race director have full authority to establish swim zones, modify, or cancel as condition(s) and permits warrant. Any athlete who ignores the lifeguards', coach's, or race director's directions, will forfeit their race entry with no refunds.

    • BRING YOUR BIKE AND HELMET for optional inspection at early packet pickup.
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Sunday, August 25, 2013

  • PARK ONLY IN DESIGNATED AREAS AS INDICATED UNDER DIRECTIONS.
  • 5:15am - 7:00am - Transition area opened.  Located at the North East Community Park, North East, MD.  Late packet pickup.  Body marking. 
  • 7:15am - Mandatory pre-race meeting.
  • 7:20am - National Anthem.
  • 7:30am - Swim - 1st Wave.  Sprint Distance Starts.
  • 7:30am - Sprint Distance.  Wave 1.  All Males; Clydesdales.  Orange Caps.
  • 7:35am - Sprint Distance.  Wave 2.  All Females; Athenas.  Yellow Caps.
  • 8:10am - Swim - International Distance Swim Starts. 
  • 8:10am - International Distance. Wave 3.  All Males; Clydesdales.  Green Caps.
  • 8:15am - International Distance.  Wave 4.  All Females; Athenas.  Purple Caps.
  • 10:00am - Sprint Official Results posted for purposes of awards. This is your opportunity to review your own results.  Once awards ceremony begins, all results are final.
  • 10:15am - Approximate start of Post race party/awards (sprint). Awards will not be mailed.
  • 11:45am - International Official Results posted for purposes of awards. This is your opportunity to review your own results. Once awards ceremony begins, all results are final.
  • 11:45am - Approximate start of Post race party/awards (International). Awards will not be mailed.
  • 11:45am - 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 see Series Infomation for a complete set of rules.

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Spectator Information
The course is great for spectators!

It is easiest to move around on foot.  The ideal viewing locations are all located right within the park.  You can line the water to view the swim portion, then walk over to the Bike in and out then walk just a short distance to the run course.  Then you can just walk a few feet to see them finish!!

Parking 
DO NOT PARK ALONG THE COURSE.  THERE IS SUFFICIENT PARKING IN THE DESIGNATED LOTS.

Please do not follow your athlete in your car on the race course - this can be very dangerous and cause an automatic DQ for

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 
North East Community Park is a public park and a take-in/take-out policy is in effect.
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