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August 12, 2017 – The Riviera Club

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/12/2017
7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location
Riviera Club

Event Coordinator
Meg Z Alberts
317-698-0528



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Saturday August 12, 2017

The Riviera Club

5640 N. Illinois Street

Indianapolis, IN

 Race Begins at 9:30AM  (1st Wave Start)

 

Thank you for checking out the August 12th race in the 2017 Kids Tri for Kids Triathlon Series at The Riviera Club!

The Riviera Club Race will continue the Kids Tri For Kids racing format!

At all the KT4K 2017 races, there will be a TRIATHLON and a DUATHLON offered for your racing enjoyment.

This is the second year for the Tri for Kids at The Rivi and we are excited to bring you an awesome racing experience! The Bike course is out and back and the Run course is along the scenic Canal Towpath.  Below, you will find lots of important information pertaining to the race. Please take the time to review this information as it will make your experience (whether you are an athlete or a spectator) at the event much more enjoyable.

 

TRIATHLON

The triathlon is a swim – bike – run event.  The Riviera Club Kids Tri for Kids Triathlon is a 100 yard Swim/2.2 Mile Bike/1/2 Mile Run for the 10 and under age groups or a 200 yard Swim/3.6 Mile Bike/1 Mile Run for the 11 to 14 age groups (distances are approximate).

DUATHLON

The duathlon is a bike – run – bike event.  It will consist of a ½ Mile Run/2.2 Mile Bike/½ Mile Run for the 10 and under age groups.  The 11-14 year old age groups will do a 1/2 Mile Run/3.6 Mile Bike/1 Mile Run.

 

General Information

Location

The Riviera Club is located at 5640 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208. It is in the heart of Midtown and easily accessible. Race Registration and check-in is near the Clubhouse entrance. Look for signs directing you to the Registration Area.

USAT Membership

This race is sanctioned by USA Triathlon, the national governing body for triathlons. All athletes need to be registered through USAT. Youth memberships are $10.00 for the entire year. Please visit the USAT website – www.usatriathlon.org – to purchase your membership before the race. After you complete this process, you will be asked to print your temporary membership card. Please bring this card with you to race registration.

Parking

Free parking is available on the Rivi parking lot, at the far tennis courts. Please look for volunteer directions and/or signage. 

Volunteers

We love our volunteers! If you or anyone else you know is interested in helping, please contact Meg Z. Alberts at megzach@ameritech.net

Packet Pick-up & Registration

There will be race packet pick-up on Friday August 11 from 4:00 – 7:00pm, at Runners Forum in Broadripple (902 E Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46220) and before the race at The Rivi. Race packets will include a t-shirt, race number, swim cap, and sponsor information.

Packet pick-up and day-of registration will be at the Registration Area 7:30-9 am. When athletes register and check in, we will also body mark them – write their race number on their arms and legs with a Sharpie.

Pre-Race Timeline

Arrive at The Riviera Club, 5640 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN before 8:30am.  Entry drive to The Rivi will close at 8:30am to allow course preparations along the entry drive.  If you arrive after 8:30am you will have to park outside The Club.

Arriving early allows your athlete plenty of time to check in, set up his/her transition area, and be prepared for the mandatory Pre-Race Meeting at 9am. 

Pre-Race Meeting

A mandatory race meeting for all participants and a parent/guardian will take place at 9 am. Racing will start immediately following the meeting, at approximately 9:30 am. Specific age group start times will be available the morning of the race.

Spectator Information

Please recognize that triathlon is notoriously NOT a spectator friendly sport. We have designed the course to make it possible to see your triathlete in each of the 3 disciplines and the finish, but please remember that it is not realistic to see your triathlete throughout the whole race. You can easily see the transition area and the beginning of the bike and run courses by viewing the race from the Rivi paved parking area or from Rivi Park.

**ALL spectators must stay outside of the corded off areas and off the course!  Also, please remember that the reason we are here is for the athletes. Spectators need to be respectful of the triathletes at all times and cannot move in front of the athletes who are competing.

No spectators are permitted in the transition area! When you can’t see your kids, one of our volunteers can. They will be encouraging them just like you would be!  Once the racing is finished, the transition area will be opened.  The awards ceremony will take place near the finish line.

 

Transition Information

Transition area

Only ONE transition area will be provided for the athletes, so bike and run attire must be placed in the provided transition area. Athletes will not be provided a transition area on the pool deck.  Athletes are to be courteous in the transition area and keep their gear together in one small area. NO throwing equipment. Athletes who throw equipment or belongings during transitions with receive a warning.  Bikes must be placed back to the same position on the same bike rack after the bike portion of the race.  

Helmets are to be worn AND FASTENED anytime the athlete is touching the bike. There is NO riding in the transition area. Volunteers will direct athletes to the exits where they will mount the bike. Athletes will also dismount their bikes prior to entering the transition area.

Transition Time

This time will be counted towards your overall race time, though there is no time limit.

Course Marking/Volunteers

The run course will be marked so the athletes will know what direction to head, but we will also have volunteers out on the course to help along the way.

 

COURSE SPECIFICS:

 All aspects of the course will be well marked and volunteers will assist athletes.  However, it is every athlete’s responsibility to understand the course.  Please read the info below and look for bike and run course maps at the registration and check in areas. 

 

DUATHLON

The FIRST run segment will take place at the transition area. ALL DUATHLETES will run approximately ½ mile as the first run leg. A run course map will be provided at registration. Once the DUATHLETES complete the first run and return to the transition area they follow the same Bike and Run course that the TRIATHLETES of his / her age group will follow.

Walking/Resting on the course

Athletes may walk or stop to rest on the run course, but again this time will be counted towards their final time.

 

TRIATHLON

Swim Information

The course

The swim will begin in the water with all athletes starting at opposite ends of the pool and the race time will start on the Starter’s signal. The pool will have 2 buoys which swimmers must round. The short course (ages 7-10) is out and back, rounding the far buoy only once. The long course athletes (ages 11-14) will complete 2 laps of the course, rounding the far buoy twice. Each lap (down and back) will be approximately 100 meters. All swimmers will get out of the pool at the same end from which they started.  The started and volunteers be help athletes get into starting heats and explain the course. 

 

Safety

Rivi’s lifeguards will be positioned around the perimeter of the pool during the swim portion of the triathlon.

Race Attire

It’s fastest to minimize clothing changes. Try to wear something in the swim that you could bike and run in. For boys, it’s a swim suit or bike shorts. For girls, you may wear a swim suit, bike shorts and swim suit / other top for the swim. You may continue the race in this outfit or add clothing as necessary for the bike. As you begin the run, make sure you have your race number! You MUST have your race number on the front of your body at the finish of the race.

Strokes for the Swim

You can use any stroke you like during the swim. Freestyle or crawl is the most commonly used stroke, though it is not required.

Resting during the Swim

If you feel you need to rest, swimmers may grab the edge of the pool. Swimmers can use the wall at any time, however they cannot use it to propel themselves forward. Lifeguards will also be available to assist with any problems.

Passing during the Swim

Go for it! The swim area is large and there is plenty of room to pass. If possible, tap the swimmer ahead of you on the toes to let them know you are going to pass.

Equipment during the Swim

No fins, wetsuits, or floaties are allowed during the swim.

Flip-Turns

Flip turns are allowed during the swim.

Swim Caps

All participants (male and female) are required to wear swim caps. Swim caps will be provided for you in your race packet. Triathletes MUST wear the cap that is provided to them as the colors designate age groups.

Exiting the pool

If you need assistance getting out, there is a ladder available on the north end of the pool at the end of the swim course. Walking on the pool deck is important! For safety, no running is permitted on the pool deck.

 

Bike Information

Bike Course (Triathletes for Duathletes)

Athletes will walk/run with their bike out of the transition area to the bike mounting area. Once on the bike, athletes will head north along Illinois Street as it continues north as Riverview Drive.  IPD officers will provide traffic protection along the bike course.   THE BIKE COURSE IS OUT AND BACK.  STAY AWARE OF OTHER ATHLETES AND POSSIBLE TRAFFIC.  ALL ATHLETES MUST FOLLOW VOLUNTEER AND OFFICER INSTRUCTIONS. The bike course will be sufficiently marked and staffed with volunteers and officers to keep the race safe for athletes. The 7 – 10 year olds will turn back under the Meridian Street bridge while the 11 – 14 year olds will turn back at Broadway. Older athletes must be courteous of younger athletes as the courses converge under the bridge. Volunteers will facilitate mannerly riding.  After the athletes have completed the bike leg of the course, he/she will then dismount the bike and walk/run the bike to the bike rack in the transition area. The bike course map will be provided at registration.

Bike Safety

Please be aware of traffic and keep to the coned off course. Experienced Police officers will be stationed at the corners to monitor vehicular traffic. Volunteers will be stationed along the course and at all turns.

Helmet

YES!!!! This rule is strictly enforced by both the USAT and the race organizers. You will be disqualified if you do not wear a helmet. You MUST wear a helmet correctly and the chinstrap must be buckled ANYTIME you are running or walking with your bike and of course while riding the bike. We have had athletes put their helmets on backwards. For safety, athletes need to wear their helmets properly and we will stop any racers who are not wearing their helmet correctly. This includes before, during, and after the race. If you are riding your bike from your car to the transition area, you MUST have your helmet properly on and buckled. Same for after the race. Parents, you too! Set a good example! You will be disqualified if you do not properly wear a helmet! You are responsible for providing your own helmet.

Bike Equipment

In keeping with USAT regulations for all youth races, NO AEROBARS OR AERODYNAMIC HELMETS are permitted. These result in automatic disqualification.

“Fat-Tire” Bikes

Yes. Fat tire bikes are allowed at this race.

Bike Selection

Bike selection is a personal thing. However, if you are looking for an entry level road bike, please visit your local bike shop with your questions. Any kind of bike can be used, as long as it meets safety requirements. NO training wheels are allowed. It must be in working order, and handlebar ends must be plugged. A volunteer will be checking bikes when you enter the transition area.

Kickstand

Bike racks will be provided. Athletes will have the option of using a bike rack or a kickstand. Athletes who have kickstands must position their bikes in the kickstand area of the transition area.

Flat Tires

There will be no bike support on the bike course. If an athlete encounters a flat tire, he will need to dismount the bike and run with the bike the remainder of the course.

 

Run Information

Run Course

The run segment is out and back for all age levels.  The Run Course will take place along the scenic Canal Towpath.  Athletes will run along a sidewalk through The Rivi campus directly to the Towpath. There will be volunteers to direct athletes at turn around.  The 7 – 10 year olds will run approximately ½ mile while the 11-14 year olds will run about a full mile. A run course map will be provided at registration.

Walking/Resting on the run course

Athlete may walk or stop to rest on the run course, but again this time will be counted towards their final time.

Course Marking/Volunteers

The run course will be marked so the athletes will know what direction to head, but we will also have volunteers out on the course to help along the way.

 

Additional Information

Water/Aid Stations

Water/aid station will be located at the transition area. At the finish, all athletes will receive a yummy snack and there will be water available. There will be certified First-Aid/CPR personnel available throughout the competition.

Weather

If there is thunder or lightning at the start of the race, we will be delayed 30 minutes from the last lightning strike. If thunder or lightning occurs at any time during the race, the event is immediately cancelled. Athletes will be pulled from the course and taken into the Riviera Club gymnasium. If the race is cancelled there will be no refunds.

Volunteers

An event of this type can only happen with the help of a crew of fabulous volunteers! Please be sure to thank the volunteers you see race day! They have given their time to make the day the best for you and your triathlete!

If you have any questions prior to the race, please feel free to contact Meg Z. Alberts, the race director, at megzach@ameritech.net or 317-698-0528. We look forward to seeing you Saturday, August 12, 2017! 

 

 

 


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