May 24, 2013
4 pm until 7 pm Packet pickup and race registration at Lake Springfield Beach House
May 25, 2013
6 am Packet pickup and race registration. Body marking at transition area
7:15 am Pre-race meeting at start/finish line
7:30 am Start of race. Self seed according to race pace.
Post Race Awards
All USAT members must show their membership cards at packet pickup.
All non-USAT members must pay $ 10 in addition to the entry fee.
Clydesdale and Athena racers must weigh-in at packet pickup.
This event is sanctioned by the USAT. Consequently, all USAT rules apply.
The transition area is restricted to racers only.
Additional information can be found on the race web site www.capitalcitybiathlon.com.
Run is 3.1 miles.
Bike is 15 miles on gently rolling and flat prairie.
Race director is Bill Winberg.
Awards for top 3 finishers, male, female, Clydesdale, and Athena and age group awards
On-line registration is at active.com
Entry Fees: Before April 25, 2013 After April 25, 2013
Individual $ 40 $ 45
Team Fee $ 75 $ 85
Race registration and packet pickup take place at Lake Springfield Beach House located near Lindsay Bridge, on the south side of Springfield Illinois. The finish line is in front of the Beach House on Long Bay Lane. The race is chip timed.
The transition area is located in the parking lot on the north side of the Beach House. Racers are body marked at the entrance to the transition area. Timing chips are picked up at the entrance to the transition area. Only racers are permitted in the transition area. Racers are to affix their bike to the bike racks based on their race number. All racers are assigned a space on the bike rack according to their race number. NO BIKE RIDING IN THE TRANSITION AREA. The bike exit and run exit will be marked with signs. Bike numbers will be matched with run numbers as they exit the transition area. Water and Gatorade are available outside of the transition area. Bike support is available at the transition area.
RUN COURSE ( 3.1 MILES )
The race starts at the start/finish line on Long Bay Lane directly south of the Beach House. Run number must be worn at all times and placed on the front of the runner. Course signs are orange and found on the pavement as well as posted on the road course. Mile markers are posted at each mile.
The run starts heading west on Long Bay Lane going over the Lindsay Bridge. Runners bear left over the bridge and follow the signs posted on West Lake Shore Drive. Runners turnaround counter-clockwise at the cone in the center of the road. Athletes return the same route. Two water stations are on the course with water, Gatorade and ice.
Runners on teams must tap the hand of the biker at the entrance to the transition area.
BIKE COURSE ( 15 MILES)
The bike course is flat and fast on gently rolling prairie. All athletes must attach the bike number to their bike and place their helmet number on the front of their helmet. The bike ride starts as the racer exits the transition area with helmet fastened.
Course signs are orange and are found on the pavement as well as on signs on the road course. Mile markers are posted at mile 5 and 10
The course is out and back and starts with a left turn as you exit the transition area followed by a left turn onto Long Bay Lane heading east. Bikers turn right on East Lake Shore Drive heading south and then turn left heading south on Pawnee Road. The course turns left on New City Road heading east to the turnaround at Cardinal Hill Road. Bikers turnaround counter-clock wise at the cone in the center of the road. Athletes return the same route.
The bike course is open to the public so riders must stay on their right. Volunteers and police will be monitoring the course. Drafting is not allowed. Bikers complete their ride and enter the transition to return their bike their position in the bike racks. NO BIKE RIDING IN THE TRANSITION AREA. The racer exits the transition area to start the run portion of the race.
RACE START TIME
The start time may vary based on water/weather conditions. The Event director may alter or cancel the race at any time based on safety, weather or unforeseen circumstances.