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June 18, 2017 – Warren Central

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 06/18/2017
7:30 am - 11:00 am

Location
Warren Central High School

Event Coordinator
Doug Robinson
317-496-3615



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KT4K Warren Central  Race Letter – 2017

Welcome to the second of the Kids Tri for Kids Triathlon events.

RACE Date is Sunday, June 18th at 9:30 AM.

The Warren Central Kids Tri for Kids events will consist of a Triathlon and a Duathlon. 7-10 will do a 100 meter swim or a ½ mile Run to start, a 2.5 Mile Bike and finish with a .65 Mile Run. The 11-14under age groups will swim 200 meters or a ½ mile Run to start, 5.0 Mile Bike and finish with a 1.3 Mile Run.

This is the first year for the Tri for Kids – Warren Central race and we are really excited to continue to bring you a new racing venue with the same great KTFK experience!  The courses will be run entirely on the Warren Central Campus and will be shut down to all car traffic.

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.

General Information

Location

Warren Central High School is located at 9500 E 16th St, Indianapolis, IN 46229. 

From I-465 on the east side of Indianapolis, take I-70 east bound.  Drive east to Exit 91 (Post Rd) and go south on Post Road.   Drive 1.1 miles south to 16th St.  Turn east on 16th Street and drive ½ mile to Warren Central High School.  Park on the North side of the school, on the west side of the football stadium.  Transition/registration and the pool are on the northwest corner of the school

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 $15.00 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 do so and bring this card with to race registration.

Parking

Parking is located in the parking lot on the north side of the school and west of the football stadium.  Please be aware that once the race has started, cars won’t be allowed to leave so that we can keep the race course free of cars.

Volunteers

We love our volunteers!  If you or anyone else you know is interested in helping, please contact Doug Robinson at doug@pftindy.com.

Packet Pick-up & Registration

There will be a packet pick up at Runners Forum in Broadripple (902 E Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46220) on Saturday, June 17th from 1:00 – 4:00pm. There will also be day-of registration that will open at 7:30 AM and conclude at 9 am. Packet Pick up and Registration will take place in the lobby just outside the pool doors.  Please enter the building through Door #14.

When athletes register, we will also body mark them – write their race number on their arms and legs with a Sharpie.  Athletes need to be registered by 9:00 to be prepared for the pre-race meeting.  Please don’t plan to arrive at 9:00, as you and your athlete will need to be able to attend to the meeting details, not setting up in the transition area. The best race experience will be if you have plenty of time to understand the course layout.

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 race start times will be available the morning of the race.

Spectator Information

Please recognize that triathlon and duathlon are notoriously NOT a spectator friendly sport. We have designed the course to make it possible to see your athlete in each of the 3 sections and the finish, but please remember that it is not realistic to see your athlete throughout the whole race.  Also, please remember that the reason we are here is for the athletes.  We appreciate your respecting the volunteers who will be directing people throughout the event. Spectators need to be respectful of the athletes at all times and be cautious about moving in front of the athletes who are competing. All spectators should be able to view the swim, transitions, bike, run and finish without having to cross the race course. 

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! The finish line for both the long and short courses is located at the northeast corner of the school building right next to transition.  Once the racing is finished, the transition area will be opened and you will have plenty of time to load your bike into your car before the awards, if you so choose. The awards ceremony will take place as soon as possible after the final finisher..

Transition Information

Transition area

There will be one transition areas for the  athletes this year. The transition area maps will be provided online and at registration. There will be large maps with course experts to help athletes and parents understand the courses.  The transition area will be along the north wall of the pool, outside in the grass.

Transition Time

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

Course Marking/Volunteers

The bike and run course will be marked so the athletes will know what direction to go, but we will also have volunteers out on the course to help along the way. All of the race course will be contained to the Warren Cantral High School Property.

DUATHLON -Run #1 Information

The FIRST run segment will take place at the west side of the school building.  ALL DUATHLETES will run a ½ mile.  Once the DUATHLETES complete the first run and return to the transition area they will do the same Bike and Run course as listed for their age group.  See Map to the right.

Walking/Resting on the run 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 athletes will start in the northwest corner of the pool and swim diagonally across the pool to the southeast corner.  They will then make a sharp LEFT turn at a buoy and swim along the edge of the pool for the remainder of the swim.  The 11-14 year old triathletes will then swim a second loop around the edge of the pool

     

7-10 Age Groups           11-14 Age Group

        One Loop                   Two Loops

Transition areas

It will be located in the parking lot just north of the Warren Central Pool. Athletes will enter the transition area to start their bike by exiting the building from the southwest pool door and running around the outside wall of the pool.

Bike Information for all athletes

Bike Course

Athletes will walk/run with their bike out of the transition area to the bike mounting area.  Once on the bike, athletes will head east for 600 meters and make a U-Turn.  As they come back, they will turn right and head north and loop around Lakeside Elementary School.  Once back to the main campus road, athletes will turn right and head back past transition to the west side of the school.  From here, they will head south and make another U-Turn on the south side of the building and return to Transition.  The 7 – 10 year olds will complete one loop while the 11 – 15 year olds will complete 2 loops. Athletes are responsible for counting their own laps.  After the athlete has completed the bike leg of the triathlon, he will then dismount the bike and walk/run it back into the bike to run transition area.

Bike Safety

The bike course is a closed course in that no vehicles will be traveling on any of the course’s roads. It will be entirely on the Warren Central campus.  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 on your 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 might 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 to insure that your bar ends are plugged.

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, they may choose to dismount the bike and run with the bike the remainder of the course.

Run Information

Run Course

The run segment will be run clockwise on the north side of the building.  The course surfaces will consist of concrete sidewalks, pavement and grass.  The 7-10 Age Group will run one .65 mile lap while the 11-14 Age Group will run two laps for a total of 1.3 miles.  A water station will be available as they exit transition where the second lap starts.

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. Keep the course markers on your left throughout the course.

Additional Information

Water/Aid Stations

Water/ aid station will be located immediately after you exit the transition area on the run. 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 delay for 30 minutes from the last lightning strike. If thunder or lightning occurs in the middle of the race, the event is immediately cancelled. Athletes will be pulled from the course and told to return to transition to find their parents.  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 athlete!

If you have any questions prior to the race, please feel free to contact Doug Robinson, the race director, at doug@pftindy.com or 317.496-3615 . We look forward to seeing you Sunday, June 18th! 

 

 

 


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