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Q: Where is the parking for the Summer Solstice Sprint triathlon?
A: Parking details are available in the Athlete Packet, but you can be sure there will be NO, ZERO, NUNCA, NADA, ZILCH, ZIPPO parking at Marion’s Camp or on Tuttle Rd (access to Marion’s Camp). Tuttle Rd is the only way in and out of the camp, and this road needs to remain clear of traffic for both bikers, runners, and emergency personal. Thank you for your understanding.
Q: What is the race cancellation policy?
A: To ensure the safest event for the participants and all involved, we reserve the right to cancel, delay, or modify the format of the event at anytime. Believe us, it would have to be a very, very SERIOUS and DANGEROUS situation for the Summer Solstice Sprint triathlon to be canceled. But in the unfortunate situation this is required, there is a no-refund policy in place, as the costs have already been incurred to host the event and we do not want to take away any contributions to our charities. We expect you to be disappointed if the Summer Solstice Sprint triathlon is canceled, as we will be, but we also hope you understand why a no-refund policy is in place.
Q: Are strollers, joggers, pets, swim noodles, etc allowed on any of the Summer Solstice Sprint legs?
A: Due to insurance purposes, the safety of all participants, and USAT rules, we cannot allow strollers, joggers, pets, swim noodles, etc on any part of the courses at all.
Q: Will babysitting be available for my kids?
A: Unfortunately, not for the 2013 race.
Q: How many participants will be allowed to register?
A: The race capacity is 350 people, and a maximum of 25 relay teams.
Q: Is Summer Solstice Sprint sanctioned by the USAT?
A: Yes, the triathlon is sanctioned by the USAT and will observe all USAT rules. Everyone must have an annual membership ($45 for adult, $15 for youth (under 17) or purchase a one day USAT license. For annual card holders, your USAT member card must be presented at packet pick-up, or a One-Day license will need to be purchased. This is standard for all USAT sanctioned events. See below for more info.
Q: What is a one-day USAT license?
A: A one-day license allows an athlete to compete in a USAT sanctioned race without purchasing an annual membership. The $12 fee provides the (adult) athlete or $10 fee for youth (under 17) with excess accident insurance for that race only. You can purchase this one day license online when you register. Visit USATriathlon.org for more information.
Q: Is Summer Solstice Sprint triathlon chip-timed?
A: Yes, by RaceWire. Participants will receive 5 split times.
Q: Will there be a relay division in the Summer Solstice Sprint triathlon?
A: Yes, there will be a relay division in the triathlon. Registration can be completed with the off-line form (one per team member) or online (choose individual, then relay team), and everyone on the relay team must be a USAT member (annual or one day, see above for details).
Q: Will there be a Clydesdale or Athena Division in the triathlon?
A: Yes, Clydesdale are males over 220 pounds and Athena’s are females over 165 pounds, and you must elect to participate in this division during registration.
Q: Are wetsuits allowed?
A: Per USAT rules, wetsuits are allowed when the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower. If it is 78.1-83.9 degrees, wetsuits can be worn but the participant will not be eligable for awards. If the water temperature is 84 degrees or warmer, no one is allowed to wear wetsuits. In mid-June, the water temperature will likely be less than 78 degrees so we anticipate this being a wetsuit-legal race. Water temperature will be tested in the days leading up to the race and again on race day.
Q: Do I have to wear a swim cap?
A: Yes, you are required to wear the colored swim cap issued to you for the race. This cap identifies the wave or “group” you are in and assists the on-water safety personal in identifying you.
Q: Do I have to wear a helmet on the bike course?
A: YES – No Exceptions.
Q: How do I get my registration packet before race day?
A: You can pick up your race packet on Thursday before race day, at Marion’s Camp from 5-7pm. Race day packet pickup will be from 4:30pm to 6:00 pm on Friday, race day. Please, make every effort to pick up your packet on Thursday and DO NOT underestimate the possible delays you may encounter on major highways on a Friday afternoon heading to the race venue. Plan accordingly. Reminder, photo ID and USAT member card (if member) MUST be presented at packet pick-up. NO ID = NO RACE, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Q: What time does the transition area close?
A: The transition area closes at 6:15pm. Please, make every effort to be out of the transition before 6:15pm so we can start the race on time; even though it is summer solstice, the sun doesn’t stay up forever.
Q: How many water stations are on the run course?
A: Just one will be located at the turn-around point on run.
Q: Can I pick up my friend’s packet?
A: No. Every participant must pick up their own packet, show ID, and sign their own waiver. The only exception is that a parent can pickup their child’s packet if they have to co-sign the USAT waiver.
Q: Where is the best place for spectators to watch the race?
A: 1. Marion’s Camp to watch the swim segment, all transitions, and the finish. 2. Sutton High School to see the bikes fly by and the turnaround spot for the runners.
Q: Are there any refunds or transfers?
A: Sorry, all registrations are final; there are no refunds or transfers to another participant. If you are unable to do any event please let us know ASAP so someone else can take your spot (if there is a wait list). You may be eligible to defer your race entry to another event, but requests must be made in writing to email@example.com no later than 15 days prior to the event and are evaluated on a case by case basis.
Q: What is the minimum age to participate in adult triathlon?
A: All athletes must be at least 12 years old (by December 31) to participate in the triathlon.
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