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Cannonman Triathlon
Shawnee State Park in Schellsburg, PA
Sunday August 23, 2009
Half: 1.2 Mile Swim~54 Mile Bike~13.1 Mile Run
Sprint: 0.31 Mile Swim~10.5 Mile Bike~3.1 Mile Run


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LATE REGISTRATION FORMS


If you missed online registration and still wish to race, please print out the pdf registration form, fill it out, and bring to race site this Saturday from 2 to 5pm.  You may also bring to race site on Sunday from 5:15am to 6:30am.  Limited slots may apply.

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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
  • Do a Half at the end of summer when your fitness has peaked!
  • Fresh water lake swim at beautiful Shawnee State Park.
  • Bike on the quiet rolling country roads in the valley by the Appalachian Mountain!  Ride through a historic covered bridge!!
  • Run on the roads and trails around scenic Shawnee Lake.
  • Quiet country roads in the valley by the Appalachian Mountain and beautiful Bedford County - ride through a covered bridge!!
  • Less than 150 miles from DC, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia!!
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Additional Options
When signing up online, consider these options:

Dri-Release Shirt - Dri-release is a unique fabric that feels like cotton and keeps wears comofrtable, dry and odor-free.  We print race logo on the front of these shirts only and handed out at race packet pickup.  Cost:  $25.00

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.


16 or 8 week training program - Designed by our coaching partner Mid-Atlantic Multisport (www.midatlanticmultisport.com), has been created specifically for athletes preparing for the Cannonman Triathlon.    
Includes:
  • Detailed daily schedule describing duration and intensity of each training session 
  • Training sessions designed to simulate the race course conditions
  • Web-based training log
  • Race-day tips, strategies and nutrition recommendations
  • Upgraded Dri-Release race t-shirt
  • Mid-Atlantic Multisport race belt 

Cost:   $295.00 for 16 week and $195.00 for 8 week

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Athlete Guide

Please refer to information on this race webpage for all race weekend information.

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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 200+ lbs) 
  • Top 3 Athenas (Females 150+ lbs) 
  • Top 3 Physically Challenged - please contact race director for a course overview.
  • Relays - First overall 
    • Male Team
    • Female Team
    • Co-ed Team
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Course

Sprint Swim - .31 miles (500 meters) 1 lap.  In the beautiful freshwater Shawnee Lake. 
  Need a wetsuit to rent or purchase?  Go to our sponsor, Xterra.  Click on logo. 

Half Swim - 1.2 miles  2 laps.

  • Counter-Clockwise swim with buoys on left hand side throughout.
  • Expected water temperature around 70-75.  Wetsuits allowed per USA Triathlon Rules.
  •   Need a wetsuit to rent or purchase?  Go to our sponsor, Xterra.  Click on logo. 

Sprint Bike - 10.5 miles (17K) - 1 lap of a rolling course with two moderate climbs near mile 2 and mile 8.  One fast downhill from mile 3 to 4 before covered bridge.  Open course (not closed to vehicular traffic).

  • Exit TA next to playground and ride up Handicapped Access road
  • Go through parking area and turn right on Park Road., 0.5 mile
  • Turn left at next park road intersection toward Route 30.
  • Right onto Route 30 (Exit Park), 1.0 mile
  • Right onto Tulls Hill Road, 2.7 mile
  • Left across Herline Covered Bridge, 4.9 mile
  • Right onto 31S, 5.3 mile
  • Right onto 96S, 6.3 mile
  • Right onto 96N, 8.1 mile
  • Right and enter Shawnee State Park, 9.3 mile 
  • Follow across two bridges and turn right into main parking area, 10.3 mile
  • Cross parking lot and take path to Dismount (CAUTION-Slow Down)


    Half Bike - 54 miles (87K).  One early climb at mile 2 followed by a fast descent to covered bridge.  2 laps of the main loop that is flat to rolling with one long gradual climb (3% average) and one fast descent (6% average)! 
    Open course (not closed to vehicular traffic).
     
  • Exit TA next to playground and ride up Handicapped Access road
  • Go through parking area and turn right on Park Road., 0.5 mile
  • Turn left at next park road intersection toward Route 30.
  • Right onto Route 30 (Exit Park), 1.0 mile
  • Right onto Tulls Hill Road, 2.7 mile
  • Left across Herline Covered Bridge, 4.9 mile
  • Right onto Allegheny Road/31S, 5.3 mile
  • Turn right at Bard Hollow Road/31S, 12.5 miles
  • Turn right at Allegheny Road/PA-31, 18.4 mile
  • Turn right on Hyndman Road/PA-96, 29.5 mile 
  • Turn right on Bard Hollow Road, 35.8 mile 
  • Turn right on Allegheny Road/PA-31, 41.7 mile
  • Turn left on PA-96/Shawnee Road, 51.0 mile
  • Turn right onto State Park Road, 52.3 mile
  • Follow across two bridges and turn right into main parking area
  • Cross parking lot and take path to Dismount (CAUTION-Slow Down)

    Sprint Run - 3.1 miles (5K) - Out & back on Lake Shore Trail.  Runners stay to the left side of the course. Closed to vehicular traffic.

    • East out of Transition Area onto Lake Shore Trail path above beach
    • Follow trail to and across Dam
    • Turn around and return the same way
    • Finish line is next to beach on paved path

    Half Run - 13.1 miles (21K) - Course is half paved and half park trails including the Lake Shore Trail.  Runners stay on the left side of the course where necessary.  Open course (part of course is not closed to vehicular traffic).

    • Exit TA next to playground and run up Handicapped Access road
    • Go through parking area and turn right on Park road, 0.5 mile
    • Go right at next park road intersection (do not exit to Rt. 30)
    • Bear left at next park intersection
    • Go to end of paved road and continue on gravel road, 1.0 mile
    • Road will merge with Lake Shore Trail and turn right in about 100 yards
    • Follow trail over Dam and continue along lake for 400 yards
    • Turn left up short steep grass trail (at 2.13 miles) to gravel parking lot
    • Turn left onto paved park road to turn around, 2.55 mile
    • After turn follow paved road to State Park Road, 3.65 mile
    • At 3.9 miles, exit State Park Road and turn right onto Lake Shore Trail
    • Follow Lake Shore Trail back to Dam, Mile 5, and cross it
    • Stay on Lakeshore Trail along the lake to TA/Finish area, 6.55 miles
    • Past TA/Finish area to start Lap 2 (same as Lap 2)
    • Complete Lap 2 and cross Finish Line, 13.1 miles!
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    Course Maps

     Park Entrance Photo

    Overview


     Transition Area Map

     

     Swim and Run Map

     

    Sprint Bike Map

     

    Half Bike Map

     

     

     

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    Amenities
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    Lodging
    Camping at Shawnee State Park
    Shawnee State Park
    132 State Park Road
    Schellsburg, PA  15559-7300
    814-733-4218
    Call 1-888-PA-PARKS for reservations
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    Directions
    For mapquest purposes - address is 132 State Park Road, Schellsburg, PA  15559

    From I-70:
    (Baltimore and Washington DC)

    • Take I-70 west to Breezewood, PA
    • Turn left onto Route 30 west (follow signs)
    • Turn left onto PA-96 south
    • Follow PA-96 south for less than 2 miles and the park is on the left

    From the East (Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and New Jersey)

    • Take I-76 west to exit 161
    • Exit at Breezewood and take Uas-30 west (follow signs)
    • Turn left onto PA-96 south
    • Follow PA-96 south for less than 2 miles and the park is on the left

    From the West (Pittsburgh and Ohio)

    • Take I-76 west to exit 67
    • Exit and go to US-30 east (follow signs)
    • Turn right onto PA-96 south
    • Follow PA-96 south for less than 2 miles and the park is on the left
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    Race Itinerary

    Saturday, August 22, 2009

    • 2:00pm-5:00pm - Early packet pickup near beach area at Shawnee State Park.  For Mapquest purposes, try 132 State Park Road, Schellsburg, PA  15559.
    • 4:00pm - 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, August 23, 2009

    • 5:15am - 6:30am - Transition area opened.  Located near beach area of Shawnee State Park.  For Mapuest purposes, try 132 State Park Road, Schellsburg, PA  15559.  Late packet pickup.  Body marking.  LAST MINUTE BIKE AND HELMET optional inspections. 
    • 6:30am - Mandatory pre-race meeting.
    • 6:45am - National Anthem.
    • Waves are subject to change. 
    • 7:00am - Swim - 1st Wave.  All Half Iron Competitors.  Yellow Caps. 
    • 8:00am - Swim - 2nd Wave (Sprint Course) = 0.31 mile.  All Sprint Competitors.  Orange Caps. 
    • 9:30am - Penalty list posted by head official for Sprint Competitors.
    • 9:45am - Official Results for Sprint Competitors posted for purposes of awards.
    • 10:00am - Post race part/awards for Sprint Competitors.  Awards will not be mailed.
    • 10:00am - Transition area closed for Sprint Competitors.
    • 12:30pm - Cut off time for bike leg.  12mph average for this flat bike course if started by 8:10am.
    • 1:45pm - Penalty list posted by head official.
    • 2:00pm - Official Results posted for purposes of awards.
    • 2:15pm - Post race party/awards.  Awards will not be mailed.
    • 2:15pm - 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
    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
    Parking
    Spectator (as well as athlete) parking is available on the park grounds.

    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
    Dogs are allowed on the trails and day use areas of Shawnee State Park, but they are not allowed on any sand areas, at the beach shoreline, or in any of the buildings.  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.
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