Rules

Please read through the following information for important race day rules and details.

RULES: 

Please park in Copper Habor- NO PARKING ON US 41 from the General Store to the race venue. There will be a Keweenaw Adventure Company shuttle van running from 7am-9am from the Copper Harbor Community Center to the race start.

No pets allowed in the race area. No Running with pets during the race.

All athletes must pick up their chip and be body marked before 8 a.m. on Saturday. Chip pick-up and body marking begins at 6:30am at the Ft. Wilkins Boat Landing.

Swim camps (provided in race packet) and helmets are mandatory.

ONLY ATHLETES are allowed in the transition area until the race is complete.

Pre-Race meeting is at 8:20 am sharp in the Transition Zone.

Your popsicle stick (provided in race packet) is required for entrance to the swim start. DO NOT lose it.

Post-race food will be free to volunteers and athletes, and available for purchase by spectators.

Be nice to the volunteers and HAVE FUN!

DRAFTING: 

The Drafting Zone is 3m x 7m

Drafting- Please keep at least three bike lengths of clear space between you and the cyclist in front. If you move into the zone, you must pass within 15 seconds.

Position- Keep to the right hand side of the lane of travel unless passing.

Blocking- Riding on the left side of the lane without passing anyone and interfering with other cyclists attempting to pass.

Overtaken- Once passed, you must immediately exit draft zone from the rear, before attempting to pass again.

Road marshals will be on the course. Violators will be held at Esrey Park or the Ft. Wilkins Boat Ramp area for a 15 second penalty. 

CHIP TIMING:

You must wear your chip from start to finish. A volunteer will remove it at the finish line.

TEAMS share one chip. You must transfer the chip at each transition.

Triathlon chip transfer- Swimmer to biker, biker to runner. The chip transfer is your tag off.

Duathlon chip transfer- Runner to biker, biker to runner. The chip transfer is your tag off.

RACE NUMBERS:

Participants must display their race numbers at all times and must maintain the race number in an unaltered, unobstructed and readable state from start to finish. Numbers must face the front and be clearly visible at all times. DO NOT transfer your number to any other athlete or take a number from an athlete that is not competing.

HELMETS:

Helmets must be worn at all times while on your bike. This means before, during, and after the event.

HEADPHONES:

Headphones, headsets, walkmans, ipods, cell phones, etc. are NOT to be carried or worn at any time during the race.

OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE:

No assistance other than that offered by race and medical officials may be used. Triathlons and duathlons are individual tests of fitness.

THE COURSE:

TRIATHLON: There will be a START flag displayed at the swim entrance. Swim caps are mandatory and volunteers will be collecting popsicle sticks for athlete count. No popsicle stick, no entrance!

There will be 3 waves of swimmers:

  • 9:00 am- Individual Men
  • 9:05 am- Individual Women
  • 9:10 am- Teams

Swimmers will exit straight up the boat ramp to the bikes. Volunteers will be there to direct you.

DUATHLON: The 6K run will start at 8:45 am in the transition zone. Runners will exit the transition zone, run north along US41, and return back to the transition zone near the bike racks. Volunteers will be there to direct you.

TRIATHLON & DUATHLON: Bikers stay left as you exit the racks. Do not ride over the Finish mat.

Bike Return- You must dismount your bike in the dismount zone and walk across the timing mat. Once across you may run your bike back to the bike racks for the run portion of the race.

Individual and Team racks are separate.

Teams will tag at bike rack space.

Runners will exit the transition zone for the 5 mile run, head north along US41, and return back to the FINISH in the transition zone. Volunteers will be there to direct you.

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