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2014 MONTICELLOMAN TRI

RACE INFORMATION




Sunday, May 4, 2014

8:30am - Monticelloman Half Triathlon - 1.2mi Swim, 56mi Bike, 13.1mi Run

9:10am - Monticelloman Olympic Triathlon - .9mi Swim, 24mi Bike, 6.2mi Run


Race Venue, Packet Pickup and Race Briefing Location

Lake Monticello Club House

41 Ashlawn Boulevard

Lake Monticello, VA 22963

Temperature


The average high for May is 76 degrees. The average low is 54 degrees. The average normal is 65 degrees. Lake Monticello water temperatures average in the upper 60’s for this time of year allowing for ideal swimming temperatures with wetsuits. USAT wetsuit/water temperature rules will be in place on race day.


Race Timeline

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

•     1:00pm - 5:00pm   Limited practice swimming ONLY in the designated swim area where

                                           the swim starts!! YOU will be DISQUALIFIED PRE-RACE if you swim outside    

                                           the designated swim area. There is boat traffic and lake rules we all have to    

                                           abide by.


•     1:00pm - 5:00pm   Packet Pickup opens at Lake Monticello race venue. No ID, No Race,

                                            No Exceptions! Racers may only pick up their own packet.                          

                                            USAT members must also bring their USAT card. Chip pick-up is on race day.


•     3:30pm - 4:30pm   Pre-race briefing at Lake Monticello race venue. This is recommended for

                                            anyone new to this course.


Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Monticelloman Half Triathlon

•6:30am Transition opens

•6:45-8:00am Race day Registration, Packet pickup, Chip Timing pickup & Body Marking

                                (It is highly recommended to pick up your packet the day before the race)

•7:45am - 8:15am Swim warmups

•8:15am Transition closes for Half participants

•8:20am Race briefing on the beach at the swim start

•8:30am Race start

•3:00pm Awards presentation


Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Monticelloman Olympic Triathlon

•6:30am Transition opens

•7:30-8:40am Race day Registration, Packet pickup, Chip Timing pickup & Body Marking

                     (It is highly recommended to pick up your packet the day before the race)

•8:35am - 8:55am Swim warmups in sectioned off area ONLY. It will be important to keep    Olympic participants separated and out of the way of Half participants on the swim course. To emphasize this importance, any race participant swimming outside of the designated swim warm up area will be disqualified. Please help inform fellow racers to keep anyone from being DQ’d.

•8:50am Transition closes (Half finishers will be entering soon and the area needs to be clear)

•9:00am Race briefing on the beach at the swim start

•9:10am Race start

•1:00pm Awards presentation


Time Limits

Monticelloman Olympic

   •10:10 am - Swim course closes allowing a :50 minute swim per participant.

    •2:00 pm - Run course closes for Olympic participants allowing a 5hr race completion time.

Monticelloman Half

   •10:10 am - Swim course closes.

    •2:10 pm - Bike course closes.
(Cyclists still on the course should expect uncontrolled intersections and aid stations to be unavailable)

    •4:40 pm - Run course closes allowing an 8hr race completion time limit per Half participant.
(Runners still on the course should expect uncontrolled intersections and aid stations to be unavailable)


Race Course Maps


Olympic Swim Course & Map

The .9 mile (1500meter) swim will start from the wide beach of Lake Monticello and follow a clockwise triangular course back to the beach. There will be approximately 3 swim waves starting 4 minutes apart. Final waves will be determined by Saturday at Packet Pickup. See Wetsuits and Water Temperature information on this page for more details.


Olympic Bike Course & Map

The bike course is a 24 mile scenic aero-bike friendly course with long flat stretches mixed with moderately rolling hills. The first half is rolling hills. The second half includes longer flat stretches.  Please click on the maps elevation profiles for further details. There will be an aid station with a water bottle handoff at approximately mile 15 just after taking a sharp right turn onto Martin King Rd.


Olympic Run Course & Map

The run is a 6.2 mile mostly out and back course in the friendly neighborhood of Lake Monticello. Runners will experience flat stretches mixed with moderate hills. Homeowners will be cheering you on right from their front yards. As you come home into the finish there will be a scenic view of Lake Monticello and a celebration circle of post race food and drinks. There will be four aid stations at the run start, approximately mile 1.5, mile 3, and mile 4.5 with water and Lemon Lime Heed by Hammer Nutrition.



Half Swim Course & Map

The 1.2 mile (2000m) swim will start from the wide beach of Lake Monticello and follow a clockwise triangular course back to the beach. It is the same course as the Olympic but Turn Buoy #2 will be further to provide the .3 mile longer distance. There will be approximately 3 swim waves starting 4 minutes apart. Final waves will be determined by Saturday at Packet Pickup. See Wetsuits and Water Temperature information on this page for more details.


Half Bike Course & Map

The bike is 2 loops of a 28 mile scenic aero-bike friendly course with long flat stretches mixed with moderatly rolling hills. It is longer and slightly different than the Olympic bike course. The last few miles will be a nice overall downhill before you begin the run.  Please click on the maps elevation profiles for further details. There will be an aid station with a water bottle handoff at approximately mile 8, 19, and 35 & 46. Hammer Gels will be available at every aid station and Heed will be available for your water bottles at mile 19 & 46.


Half Run Course & Map

The run is a 13.1 mile course in the friendly neighborhood of Lake Monticello. Runners will experience flat stretches mixed with moderate hills. Homeowners will be cheering you on right from their front yards. As you come home into the finish there will be a scenic view of Lake Monticello and a celebration circle of post race food and drinks. There will be four aid stations at the run start, approximately mile 1.5, mile 3, and mile 4.5 with water and Lemon Lime Heed by Hammer Nutrition. Hammer Gels will also be available at the mile 3 water stop.


Group Pre-Ride of Bike Courses


A pre-ride date for the Monticelloman Half and Olympic bike course is TBA and will be in March. An email notice will be sent to all pre-registered racers.

Swim Start & Exit

Both the Olympic .9 mile swim and the Half Iron 1.2 mile swim will be a clockwise triangular course. They are the same course but Turn Buoy #2 will be placed further out on the Half Iron course to provide the .3 mile longer distance. There will be a wave start format with each wave starting from the wide beach shore of Lake Monticello approximately 4 minutes apart from the previous wave. The wave arrangement will be announced prior to the event date. After exiting the swim onto the same beach, participants will run approximately 50 meters on sand and smooth boardwalk to the asphalt based transition area.

Wetsuits


Wetsuits can be either purchased or rented from the Monticelloman official wetsuit and rental partner XTERRA Wetsuits. To receive up to 60% off regular priced select XTERRA Wetsuits click here and use the code R-MONT (case sensitive).


Lake Monticello Swimming, Biking and Running Rules


Swimming is not allowed in the main lake. This means NO swimming before the race in the main lake. You will be disqualified if you swim in the main lake before or after the race. Monticelloman has received approval for a designated swim practice area on Saturday, May 3 from 1pm-5pm and race morning. It is approximately 100yds long and 25yds wide and allows for laps and practice in your wetsuit. Any race participant who swims outside of the designated triathlon swim practice area or select coves will be DISQUALIFIED.


Lake Monticello Owners Association swim safety rules: Due to boat traffic, swimming is not allowed in the main area of the lake (when the race is not occurring). Only select coves are available for swimming. All guests must be invited by a resident to swim in the Lake Monticello coves.


The Lake Monticello venue is a gated community and closed to all non-residents. All residents and their guests must follow the Lake Monticello Owner’s Association rules for swimming, biking or running in the lake. Any rules that are broken will result in disqualification from the race. Thank you for being a conscientious triathlete, following the rules and bringing awareness to others.


Awards

Please note the race director reserves the right to add or delete a number of awards in age group categories prior to race day based on registrants in that category 2 weeks prior to race day. Awards will not be mailed out.

•Top 3 Overall male and female

•Age groups (3 deep) male and female
19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over

•Top 3 Collegiate male and female

•Top Relay (may go deep depending on number of relays entered)


Prizes

Thanks to many of Monticelloman’s fantastic sponsors, there are great prizes for the awards ceremony!  All winners will receive a trophy representative of the area and a prize. Plan to stay for the awards after you finish and enjoy the post race food, including Papa John’s Pizza, cheer on anyone who has not finished, and spend some time relaxing with your friends and family on the Lake Monticello beach.

Rain Date


There will be NO rain date. The race will go on rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, race management reserves the right to alter/modify the race course for safety considerations. In the case of a natural disaster, there will be no refunds of race entry fees.


Additional Information

USAT rules will be enforced. Please review the rules prior to race day here  at www.usatriathlon.org.

•Drafting is prohibited and penalties will be handed out.

•Timing will be done by a state of the art timing system with immediate splits and results.

•The race director reserves the right to alter the event for any reason.


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