Lake Waconia Triathlon

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• June 29, 2014 • Sprint Tri •

• Waconia, MN •
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Quick Info

Name: Lake Waconia Triathlon

Distance: 0.5 Mile Swim, 20 Mile Bike, 4 Mile Run

Location:  Lake Waconia Regional Park - Waconia, MN

Date: June 29, 2014

Time: 8:30 am

Fee:

Race By 1/30 By 3/31 After 4/1
Individual $60 $70 $80
Team $100 $115 $125

Final Stretch allows all participants to change race distances once registered. However, there will be a transfer fee of the difference to be paid (Registration fees) when moving from the shorter race to the longer race and needs to be done 2 weeks prior to the race date.

If you wish to not participate in a multisport even after registration; you must withdraw from the race no later than 3 weeks prior to the event and will awarded a 50% event credit to the following year’s race.

*All Race fees are Non-Refundable

**Bib Numbers are Non-Transferable from person to person or race to race

Race Information

With a rich 24 year history in Minnesota Multisport we are proud to announce that in 2014 the Lake Waconia Triathlon will be added to our Final Stretch Calendar.

The race is located just east of Waconia at the intersection of Hwy 5 and Paradise Lane and will start and finish near the public beach located in the south east corner of beautiful Lake Waconia.
The Lake Waconia Triathlon is a three-stage event consisting of swimming ½ mile, biking 20 miles, and running 4 miles

The race will be timed by Final Timing using Champion Chip Timing Technology.

Participant t-shirts are by BornFit Unisex sizing.

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Photos

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Parking

Parking will be available in an around the park and accessable on first come first serve basis.

Course Information

Please see Course Information & Maps tab for individual route information and maps.

Race Awards

Awards for the top three male and female finishers in each age cetagory;19 & under, 20 - 24, 25 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 44 – 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65 - 69, 70+

Top three overall male and female finishers

Top three teams

Top three Clydesdales

Top three Athenas.

Must be present to win.

Charity - TRI-ing For A Cure

Josh Sell is a third grade teacher from Waconia who is TRI-ing for a cure. He is raising money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation which funds more childhood cancer research grants than any other orginization. When you support TRI-ing for a cure you will give the gift of hope to infants, children, teens and young adults fighting childhood cancers. 
Donate and learn more.

 

Registration & Packet Pick-Up

Packet Pick-up:

OPTION Albl1

Where: Gear West Bike and Tri: Long Lake, MN     

Date: Saturday, June 28th            

Time: 2-5pm               

OPTION B

Where: Lake Waconia Regional Park              

Date: Sunday, June 29th

Time: 6:30 am - 8:00 am

 

Registration Deadlines:

Mail In Registration must be post marked by: Monday, June 23rd

Online Registration Closes Tuesday, June 24th, 6:00pm

Late Registration

If you would like to register for the Lake Waconia Triathlon after these dates please go to the:

Where: Gear West Bike and Tri: Long Lake, MN     

Date: Saturday, June 28th            

Time: 2-5pm

  -or-

Where: Lake Waconia Regional Park              

Date: Sunday, June 29th

Time: 6:30 am - 8:00 am

Schedule

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

6:30 am    Packet Pick up & Registration begins
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6:30 am    Transition Area opens

6:30 am    Body Marking at Edgewater Park opens

8:00 am    Packet Pick up & Registration closes

8:10 am    Body Marking at Edgewater Park closes

8:20 am    Pre-race meeting at Beach/ Swim Out

8:30 am    Race starts - Wave 1 (Elite/Clydesdale/Athena/Teams)

8:33 am    Wave 2 (Men 34 & Under)

8:36 am    Wave 3 (Men 35-49)

8:39 am    Wave 4 (Men 50 & Over)
8:41 am    First Swimmer out of water
8:42 am    Wave 5 (Women 35 & Under)
8:45 am    Wave 6 (Women 36 & Over)

9:20 am    Last Swimmer out of water

9:30 am    First Bike into transition

9:52 am    Anticipated First Athlete to Finish Line

11:00 am  Last Bike into transtion

11:45 am  Anticipated Last Athlete crosses Finish Line

11:45 am  Awards Ceremony (time is approx. award ceremony will take place after last finisher)

12:00 pm  Post Race festivities conclude
12:30 pm  Transition Closes

SEE YOU AT THE NEXT RACE!

Course Information & Maps

1/2 Mile Swim Course

The race starts on the west side of the Lake Waconia swimming beach. Swim along a course following the markers in a U shaped course starting away from shore, turning east for the approximate width of the swimming beach and return to the east side of the swimming beach.
All athletes will start in a wave format.

 
20 Mile Bike Course
Bikers will exit the park and proceed west on Old Beach road traveling to Main street. Turning right on main and proceeding up to the top of “cemetery hill” and then through the City of Waconia via Main Street to Walnut. Bikers will turn left (south) on Walnut and go to Third Street. At Third Street they will turn right (west) go to Brandt Blvd. Staying on Burandt Blvd, Bikers will turn left (south) on Kinder Dr. Bikers will turn right on Oak Ave. They will turn right (west) on County Road 10 (Waconia Parkway). Bikers will follow Co Rd 10 north to County Road 30 turning left (west) and head to Mayer, turn right (north) on Shimmcor to go through industrial park. Bikers will turn right (north) on Highway 25, Biking north through the beautiful town of Mayer to Hwy 7. Turning right (east) on Highway 7 at the Roundabout. Biking east through the next Roundabout to County Rd 155. Turning right (south) on County Rd 155, head south to County Road 92. Turn right on County Road 92 to Highway 5. Turn right (west) on Highway 5 to Paradise Lane. Turn right (north) into park return to the east side of Waconia County Park via Paradise Lane. TURN RT (east), THEN LEFT (north) into the parking area and continue straight to the Bike Corral entrance returning to the east side of the beach. Dismounting and running into the bike corral in the same chute as the swim entrance.

 
4 Mile Run Course
Runners will proceed west on Old Beach road traveling to Main street. Turning right on main and proceeding up to the top of “cemetery hill” and then through the City of Waconia via Main Street to Walnut. Runners will turn left (south) on Walnut and go to Third Street. At Third Street they will turn right (west) and proceed for approximately 6 blocks to the turn-around spot. They will return to the beach along the same route. The finish line is in the park on the west side of the bike corral. A structure will be erected to indicate the finish line.

 

Participation Guidelines

Pre Race:

Race Packet pick-up is requested to be done prior to race day.  You can pick-up your packets at the times listed on the Packet Pickup link. If this is absolutely not possible, we do allow packet pickup at the race.  We request early packet pick-up to ensure everything on your registration is correct and up to date.  Race day does not allow us to ensure all this information is corrected in a timely fashion.

You must know the course, don’t rely on volunteers or police to tell you where to go, unless there is an emergency.

Be prepared for any type of weather.  The event will take place rain or shine.

Race Day:

Allow time for traffic. We accept check or cash only.

The swim will be a wave start with each wave beginning 3 minutes apart starting at 7:30 am.  Waves are assigned according to gender and age.

All athletes must obey instructions from police officers, course marshals, and other emergency personal.

This is an open bike and run course on public roads, police patrols will be at major intersections to direct traffic and cones will be used to separate traffic from athletes, but you ARE NOT TO ASSUME you have the right of way.

No individual support vehicles or assistance by anyone is allowed.  No dogs allowed on the course.

Pacesetters are not allowed.  Heart-rate monitors, GPS’s, and other informational technology is allowed.

First-aid is located at the finish line.  If you need transportation to the finish line for a medical or equipment Disqualification, notify any course marshal or waterstop person and they will contact a race director.  Any medical emergency should be directed to “911”.  Any race volunteer can assist in making this contact.

Water or other hydration drinks will be provided no more than 5K apart.  Most water stations are less than 2 miles apart.

You must know the start time for the race and ensure that you arrive in time.  All race participants are expected to be at the start line 10 – 15 minutes prerace for any last minute updates and directions.  Races will begin with READY – SET – and a SIREN will sound noting the start of the event.

The finish line is located directly under the finish line banner.  For leg times in duathlons and triathlons, the times are taken directly under the tent at the exits/entrances to the transition area.

Each mile is marked with a marker.  All turns off the existing roadway are noted by at least one of the following: course marshal, Turn arrow on a traffic cone, road surface paint, or law enforcement.

Medical personnel have ultimate and final authority to remove a participant from the race, if, in their judgment, the participant is physically incapable of continuing the race without sustaining physical damage or loss of life.

No participant shall wear headphones or any sound producing device during the bike portion of the race (results in disqualification).  During the run it is OK.

Body marking for all racers will begin at 6:20am near the registration area. We will mark your number on your arm and on your leg. Your age group letter will be written on your calf. Your wave number will be written on your hand. Please allow enough time to take care of this.

We want to provide you with the best possible results.  You can help us do that by having your number in front and knowing what your race number is in case someone at a timing transition asks.

We use Final Time chip timing. Secure the Velcro strap tightly on your LEFT ankle for the entire race. YOU MUST RETURN THE CHIP AT THE FINISH LINE OR YOU WILL BE ASSESSED A $30 FEE BY Final Time.

Results will be available online at www.finaltiming.com

After the event, we are having a meal that you can enjoy, for all participants free of charge.

Transition Area:

Bike racks will already be set up and are on a first come basis.

Transition Area – For safety and security, only competitors are allowed in the transition area after 7:00 am.  Riding your bike is not allowed in the transition area.  Everyone must wear an approved bike helmet.  Bike helmets must always be buckled.

Team Area in transition area – There will be a specific location in the transition area for team members to exchange their chip. Please do it safely.

Only race participants will be allowed to pick up bicycles.

Swim:

Swim will start on the water’s edge.  Each wave will start 3 minutes apart. Please refer to event Web Site for posted schedule and exact start times.  Waves are assigned according to gender and age.

Lifeguards will be on kayaks and they are for your safety.  If you need to rest, let a lifeguard know.  You will not be penalized for resting on a kayak, or utilizing a floatation device for a rest.

Bike:

You must know the course, don’t rely on volunteers or police to tell you where to go, unless there is an emergency.

Participants without approved ANSI/SNELL/CPSC cycling helmets are NOT allowed to race. NO EXCEPTIONS. Bike Helmets must be worn and buckled prior to leaving the transition area.

Riding bike in transition area is NOT permitted.  You must dismount your bike before you enter the transition area at the end of the bike.

The bike course is an out and back course.  The olympic course has a small loop that goes around at the furthest out portion of the course.

The course is an open course to traffic so use caution.  All corners will have volunteers and police for directions and safety.

Drafting is discouraged.

No participant shall wear headphones or any sound producing device during the bike portion of the race (results in disqualification).

There are areas on the course where slowing down and taking caution are expected of all competitors.

Run:

Participants can wear headphones or any sound producing device during the run portion of the race (Ipods are OK on the run part).

Results

Race Results can be found at www.FinalTiming.com

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Registration

 

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Event News

 

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