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DiamondGirl™ Pennsylvania
Lake Nockamixon State Park - Quakertown, PA
Sunday June 13, 2010
1/4 Mile Swim~10 Mile Bike~2 Mile Run


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EVENT SOLD OUT - THANK YOU

This event has reached capacity for 2010.  We thank you for signing up in advance and look forward to a great race.

No more entrants being accepted.  Sorry, no exceptions, no wait list.  Please sign up early next year.

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POTENTIAL TRAFFIC DELAY - IMPORTANT PLEASE READ. Posted 6/12/10
We just received this notice about section of Turnpike being closed.  Please do plan accordingly and use GPS wherever necessary to get to race site on time.  We will not delay race start or refund if you miss the race.  Sorry.

 PA Turnpike commission website.
 
 
MIDCOUNTY (A20) To LANSDALE (A31) | MILEPOSTS: A20 - A30 TOP
BRIDGE REPLACEMENT OCCASIONAL SINGLE LANE CLOSURES
10:00 PM - 6:00 AM, MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NORTHBOUND
11:00 PM - 8:00 AM, FRIDAY NORTHBOUND
9:00 PM - 5:00 AM, MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY SOUTHBOUND
10:00 PM - 6:00 AM, FRIDAY SOUTHBOUND
NOTE: On Sunday, June 13, 2010 (PLAN X) from midnight to 6:00 am all lanes will be closed, both directions, for bridge beam erection at Walton road, along with other necessary work. Also, some single lane closures will be made on Saturday, June 12, 2010 in the nighttime to prepare for the Sunday closure.
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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
  • A Women's Only Triathlon
  • A DiamondGirl™ Series Event
  • Counts towards the Greater Atlantic Club Challenge.
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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.


    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 DiamondGirl Pennsylvania 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
    • Mid-Atlantic Multisport race belt 

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


    $10 Donation to Team in Training.  Help out Team in Training in their cause to fight Leukemia & Lymphoma.

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    Athlete Guide


    Click on PDF above to view and print out Athlete Guide.

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    Awards
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    Course

    Swim - 1/4 mile - triathlon - in water start

    • Expected water temperature around 68-70.  Westsuits allowed per USA Triathlon Rules.
    •   Need a wetsuit to rent or purchase?  Go to our sponsor, Bonzai Sports at www.tribonzai.com or click on logo.  Our exclusive wetsuit, bicycle, and triathlon gear provider.  

    Bike - 10 miles - Flat with some rolling.

    • Exit Transition area (Lot Area #1) and head out the main entrance of Lake Nockomixon State Park.
    • Right out of Main Entrance onto Route 563.  Route 563 will be closed.
    • Stay on shoulder of Route 563 and go for about 3 miles and u turn onto other side of Route 563.
    • Go for 5 miles on the other side of Route 563 and u turn.
    • Right into Main Entrance of Park and head back to the Transition Area.

    Run - 2 miles - final leg.  Out and back course. 

    • Stay to the left of each other.   Run on paved path heading east towards Marina/Visitor Center.  U turn around the flag pole at the peninsula and head back to finish line near transition area.
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    Course Maps

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    Parking, Packet PickUp, Swim

    Transition Area

    Bike

    Run

         

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    Amenities
    • Over $80 worth of good for all athletes.
    • Technical Shirts to all pre registered individuals.  $20 retail value.
    • Running Hats to first 300 individuals at Packet Pickup.  $20 retail value.
    • 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.
    • USAT Sanctioned. 
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    Lodging
    • Hampton Inn Hotel.  (215) 536-7779.  www.hamptoninn.com.  1915 John Fries Highway, Quakertown, PA  18951.  Mention "DiamondGirl Triathlon" to receive $115 discount rate. 
    • Comfort Inn & Suites.  (215) 538-3000.  www.comfortinn.com   1905 John Fries Highway, Quakertown, PA  18951
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    Directions

    ·  Address for Lake Nockamixon State Park is 1542 Mountain View Drive, Quakertown, PA  18951.  Parking at Lot #3 and #4.  Packet Pickup at Lot #1.

    From Maryland and South:

    • I-95 North
    • I-476 North (North East Extension of PA Turnpike).  Go for 44 miles.
    • Exit 44 onto PA-663 North toward PA-309/Quakertown.
    • Turn left onto John Fries Highway/PA-663.  Go for 3.4 miles
    • John Fries Hwy/PA-663 becomes PA-313 E.  Go for 4.8 miles
    • Turn left onto Mountain View Dr/PA-563.  Go for 2.3 miles
    • Turn right into Lake Nockamixon State Park


    From Allentown and North:

    • I-95 North
    • I-476 South (North East Extension of PA Turnpike).
    • Exit 44 onto PA-663 North toward PA-309/Quakertown.
    • Turn left onto John Fries Highway/PA-663.  Go for 3.4 miles
    • John Fries Hwy/PA-663 becomes PA-313 E.  Go for 4.8 miles
    • Turn left onto Mountain View Dr/PA-563.  Go for 2.3 miles
    • Turn right into Lake Nockamixon State Park


    From New Jersey and Philadelphia Area:

    • Heads towards Philadelphia area and pickup onto I-476 North (North East Extension of PA Turnpike).
    • I-476 North (North East Extension of PA Turnpike).
    • Exit 44 onto PA-663 North toward PA-309/Quakertown.
    • Turn left onto John Fries Highway/PA-663.  Go for 3.4 miles
    • John Fries Hwy/PA-663 becomes PA-313 E.  Go for 4.8 miles
    • Turn left onto Mountain View Dr/PA-563.  Go for 2.3 miles
    • Turn right into Lake Nockamixon State Park


    From Harrisburg and West:

    • I-76 East (PA Turnpike) towards Philadephia and pickup onto I-476 North (North East Extension of PA Turnpike).
    • I-476 North (North East Extension of PA Turnpike).
    • Exit 44 onto PA-663 North toward PA-309/Quakertown.
    • Turn left onto John Fries Highway/PA-663.  Go for 3.4 miles
    • John Fries Hwy/PA-663 becomes PA-313 E.  Go for 4.8 miles
    • Turn left onto Mountain View Dr/PA-563.  Go for 2.3 miles
    • Turn right into Lake Nockamixon State Park






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    Race Itinerary

    Saturday, June 12, 2010

    Join us from 10:00am – 3:00pm as we partner with Nockamixon State Park for the National Get Outdoors Day Expo. This event will be held at the Marina/Visitors Center Area of Nockamixon State Park. It is a FREE event! FUN for the whole family!

    http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/Calendar/view_event.asp?CalendarID=14032&Location=List

    http://www.nationalgetoutdoorsday.org/locations/detail/?id=224


    • Early Packet Pickup at Lot #1.   Address for Lake Nockamixon State Park is 1542 Mountain View Drive, Quakertown, PA  18951.  Parking at Lot #3 and #4. 
    • Parking at Lot #3 and #4.
    • Additional Parking at Marina Area/Visitor Center.
    • 3:00pm – 5:00pm -  Early packet pickup at the beach area (Lot #1 area) of Nockamixon State Park
    • 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, June 13, 2010

    • Address for Lake Nockamixon State Park is 1542 Mountain View Drive, Quakertown, PA  18951.   Parking at Lot #3 and #4.
    • Parking at Marina Area/Visitor Center.
    • 5:30am - 6:45am - LAST MINUTE BIKE AND HELMET optional inspections. 
    •  5:30am - 6:45am - Transition area opened.  Located in Lot Area #1 of Nockamixon State Park.  Late packet pickup.  Body marking. 
    • 6:45am - Mandatory pre-race meeting. 
    • 7:00am - National Anthem. 
    • Waves are subject to change. 
    • 7:15am - Start of first wave for Triathlon.
    • 7:15am -  Females 39 and Under.  Red Caps.
    • 7:20am - Females 40 and Over.  White Caps.
    • 7:25am - Athenas.  Blue Caps.
    • 9:00am - Official results posted.  This is your opportunity to review your own results.  Once awards ceremony begins, all results are final.
    • 9:15am - Post race party/awards.  Awards will not be mailed. 
    • 9:15am - Transition area closed. 
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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 Information for complete set of rules.
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    Spectator Information
    Lake Nockamixon ~ 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 at Lake Nockamixon enjoying activities such as fishing, paddle boats, picnic area and playground.

    Parking
    Spectator (as well as athlete) parking is available at boat area and other designated area. Parking attendants will be available to assist you with parking. Also, please be aware that once the race begins, the road leading in and out of the Park will be used by participants as it is part of the race course.

    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
    Lake Nockamixon is a State Park and a take-in/take-out policy is in effect. Please be sure to take all trash with you and help keep the park clean.
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