Tri-Berry Triathlon! (Pool Swim)
|Saturday, June 02, 2012
Lynden Christian School
417 Lyncs Drive
Lynden, Washington 98264
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Great Spring Triathlon with a pool swim!! Beautiful and flat run and bike. Limited to only 200 participants! 100 in each division. We start 10 racers every 10 minutes. 2 swimmers per lane. Competitive: 500 yard swim. 23k bike. 8k run. Recreation: 250 yard swim. 23k bike. 4K run. Chip-Timed by We Raise the Bar chip-timing.
Check-in at least 30 minutes prior to your start time. You will get an email a few days before the event informing you of your exact start time. i.e. if you signed for the 9:00am slot, you may be in the 9:00, 9:10 or 9:20 group. Once you put on your timing chip on your ankle, please stay clear of the timing mats or we'll have to turn on the shockers ;-) Swimmers will be staged outside the YMCA building. 10 minutes prior to your start you will shower and get "on deck." The pool is 25 yards long and 5 lanes wide. Swimmers will split the lane so stay to your own side of the lane. The swim distance is 10 lengths for the recreation division and 20 lengths for the competitive division. Competitors must count their own laps and are on the honor system to do so accurately. In the interest of maintaining our event start schedule, all competitors need to complete the swim portion of the race in 10 minutes or less. Spectators can watch the swim from upstairs viewing area only! Cyclists cannot mount bikes until helmet is strapped and after they have passed the orange cones outside of transition area. Course will be marked but all participants are responsible to know the course. Cyclists must obey all traffic laws as course is open to traffic. Center-line rule in effect. No drafting. No passing on the right. Calling out while passing "On your left" is always polite. On return, cyclists must dismount before orange cones and walk/run bike to transition area. Bib # must be displayed in front for bike and run! Competitive division will do two laps of the 4k run. Water offered after first lap. The ride and run are fast and flat. Only participants are allowed in transition area. There will be a festive finish area that is good for spectators and participants alike. The finish area is a very short walk from parking area. Times will be posted every 15 minutes or so. We hope to have a nice photo of you at the finish so please collapse, hug your family or grab your hammy AFTER you get 10 yards beyond the finish line. Thanks for understanding. The competitive awards will be given out at about 10:45am. Rec division awards will be given out at about 12:45pm. Please stick around and enjoy the fun. Bring everyone to cheer you on!
From I-5 Northbound take 256-B (Meridian) Turn right and head north on Meridian to Lynden. Go 10.7 miles turn right (East) on Front St. Go 1.7 miles to 1st Street (don't speed). Turn left. Go 2/10 of a mile to school. You'll see signs for parking.