Race Information

North East Triathlon
North East Community Park in North East, MD
Sunday August 27, 2017
TRI: 750 Meter Swim~13 Mile Bike~3.1 Mile Run
DU: 1.5 Mile Run~13 Mile Bike~3.1 Mile Run

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Race Categories

Race CategoryEntrants 
Race With a Friend™ - Sprint DU View Entrants (0)
Race With a Friend™ - Sprint Tri View Entrants (15)
Sprint Duathlon View Entrants (21)
Sprint Triathlon View Entrants (65)
Volunteer View Entrants (3)

Race Fees

Race Category Fee Fee Valid Until Date
Race With a Friend™ - Sprint DU $150.00 07/27/2017 (Thu) Race With a Friend™ - Sprint DU
$168.00 08/24/2017 (Thu) Race With a Friend™ - Sprint DU
Race With a Friend™ - Sprint Tri $150.00 07/27/2017 (Thu) Race With a Friend™ - Sprint TRI
$168.00 08/24/2017 (Thu) Race With a Friend™ - Sprint TRI
Sprint Duathlon $94.00 07/27/2017 (Thu) Spring/Summer
$105.00 08/24/2017 (Thu) Late
$130.00 08/27/2017 (Sun) After Online Closes - at Race Site
Sprint Triathlon $94.00 07/27/2017 (Thu) Spring/Summer
$105.00 08/24/2017 (Thu) Late
$130.00 08/27/2017 (Sun) After Online Closes - at Race Site

Series

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Greater Atlantic Club Challenge Events (GACC)

Greater Atlantic Multisport Series (GAMS)™

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**Event now back on August**
Effective immediately on 10-18-16:

Originally, prior to this date, we were hoping to have a July event, however, we needed to change it back to our traditional August 27, 2017 event.  Emails were sent to those registered prior to this date change.
 
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DUATHLON ADDED SINCE 2016
We've made some adjusments to the event since 2016.  Instead of the international distance triathlon, we've replaced it with a sprint duathlon. 

We now have a Sprint TRIATHLON and Sprint DUATHLON. 
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Race With a Friend™
Important Information About Race With a Friend™ - applicable for adult races only
  • Will be turned off on 3 Wednesdays prior to event (8/9/17) so we may process numbers for Race With a Friend.  This feature will not be available for registration after this date.
  • THIS IS NOT A RELAY.  For two separate individuals to do the exact same race together. 
  • All Race With a Friend participants are eligible for same set of awards as other participants including other division racers (i.e. - overall, age groupers, clydesdales, athenas, physically challenged) who start in separate waves. 
  • Race With a Friend (2 People) - Pick a partner and compete together!! You can pick a friend, partner, family member, or first timer. "You and a Friend" will be assigned numbers next to each other and placed in the same wave start time (last wave assignment) for the race! Have you and your partner do the following:
    1. When registering online, you will be the "Team Captain", your partner/friend will be the "Team Member"
    2. The "Team Captain" will register first, creating a "Team Name", "Team Password" and paying the full registration fee (discounted savings of 20%).
    3. The "Team Captain" then shares the "Team Name" and "Team Password" with their partner/friend, and the "Team Member" will then register for the race. If you and/or your friend/partner/first timer happen to belong to a club, do select this from the club drop down list as well so as to score for your club your points in the Club Challenge Program.
    4. The "Team Member" will choose the "Team Name" from a dropdown, and must enter the "Team Password" to register.
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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:

ENTRY FEE Refund Insurance:  You may purchase this additional option for $10 per event.  Only participating events apply and must be purchased at the time of registering for the event(s).  Refund insurance allows you to opt for an 80% refund of the ENTRY FEE up to 48 hours PRIOR to the event start time.  All other fees paid towards to the event do not apply including but not limited to one day insurance, other additional options, the refund insurance fee, or processing fees.  The refund insurance is transferrable should you opt to transfer your entry per the Transfer Policy at least 15 DAYS PRIOR to both events.  To opt out, send an email at least 48 hours PRIOR to the event to support@piranha-sports.com.  Refunds may take up to two weeks after requested event to process.


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.

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 -
 
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. Costs vary depending when you sign up.
*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



To be posted about 1 week prior event
 

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Awards

Triathlon and Duathlon are separate Awards

  • Top 5 Overall Male and Top 5 Overall Female
  • 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, and so on to 95-99
  • 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, and so on to 95-99
  • Top 3 Clydesdale (Male 200+ lbs)
  • Top 3 Athenas (Females 150+ lbs)
  • Top 3 Physically Challenged - please contact race director for a course overview.
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Course

Run (first leg for Duathletes) - New for 2016 - 1.5 MIle Run (out and back)

  • Start at North East Public Dock (location of Swim Start).  Head out onto Cherry Street
  • Right onto Route 272 (stay along shoulder on the west side of road at all times).  Be aware there is some sharing of the same shoulder with the bike as they head out. 
  • Runners should stay to the left of each other on this out and back segment of the course.
  • First leg of Run turn around for duathletes is at intersection of Route 272 and School House Lane (STAY ON 272 SHOULDER THROUGHOUT)

Swim for sprint is 750 meters - in water start.

  • Expected water temperature around 78 to 84 degrees.  Piranha owned events are now wetsuit legal!!  Water temperatures are taken on race morning.  Management may refuse wetsuits in the event water temperature is above 82 degrees.
  • 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 13 miles - rolling hills.

  • Exit Transition area onto Walnut Street
  • Turn right onto S. Main Street
  • S. Main Street becomes Route 272 South
  • Turn left onto McKinneytown Road
  • Continue straight onto McKenneytown Road and continue straight which becomes Racine School Rd. (around mile 5.3)
  • Stay straight on Racine School Rd. and U-Turn at Racine School Road lot at intersection of Longview Drive/Racine School lot/Racine School Rd. (this is just about 100 yards prior to Old Field Point Road).
  • U-Turn here and head back the same direction to transition area.

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).  Be aware there is some sharing of the same shoulder with the sprint distance bike as they head out. 
  • 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 
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Course Maps

 Transition

Swim

Run for First Leg for Duathletes (New in 2016)

Bike
New SPRINT for 2016

Run (5K ONLY)


No International Distance in 2016
 
Page 1 = Sprint Course.  No International Distance in 2016
No International Distance in 2016
 
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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.  Should you miss signing up for this feature, you can check for any leftover shirts AFTER the event by inquiring with Piranha Sports Staff at either finish line area or retail tent.
  • 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 26, 2017

  • 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.  ABOUT YOUR SHIRT:  Always verify your shirt size ordered and received including gender (i.e. - Unisex or Female) before leaving packet pickup area as we are not able make changes or ship thereafter.
  • 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 -

     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. Costs vary depending when signing up. 

    *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.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

  • 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.  ABOUT YOUR SHIRT:  Always verify your shirt size ordered and received including gender (i.e. - Unisex or Female) before leaving packet pickup area as we are not able make changes or ship thereafter.
  • 7:15am - Mandatory pre-race meeting.
  • 7:20am - National Anthem.
  • WAVE assignments are based on last years and subject to change.
  • 7:30am - Duathlon.  Mass Start.
  • 7:35am - Triathlon.  Sprint Distance.  Wave 1.  All Males; Clydesdales.  Orange Caps.
  • 7:40am - Triathlon.  Sprint Distance.  Wave 2.  All Females; Athenas.  Yellow Caps.
  • 9:45am - 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.
  • 10:00am - Approximate start of Post race party/awards (sprint). Awards will not be mailed.
  • 10:00am - 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.

Refund Policy Related to Cancellation/Modification by Race Management Or Opt Out by Athlete:
I understand that event management, its affiliates, and outside agencies, monitor for various aspects of the event.  Should any portion(s) of the event be cancelled or modified there will be no refunds, credits, or deferrals.  Should athlete opt out of any portion(s) of the event for whatever reason, athlete may not substitute or race portion(s) of the event unless this has been established as the new and modified course.  Likewise, no refunds, credits, or deferrals will be allowed.  Athlete understands and accepts that a cancellation or modification can occur up to and including race start time or during its progress.  Athlete also understands and accepts that event management reserves the right to amend this policy at any time.

ENTRY FEE Refund Insurance:  You may purchase this additional option for $10 per event.  Only participating events apply and must be purchased at the time of registering for the event(s).  Refund insurance allows you to opt for an 80% refund of the ENTRY FEE up to 48 hours PRIOR to the event start time.  All other fees paid towards to the event do not apply including but not limited to one day insurance, other additional options, the refund insurance fee, or processing fees.  The refund insurance is transferrable should you opt to transfer your entry per the Transfer Policy at least 15 DAYS PRIOR to both events.  To opt out, send an email at least 48 hours PRIOR to the event to
support@piranha-sports.com.  Refunds may take up to two weeks after requested event to process.
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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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