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Assateague Assault Triathlon / Duathlon

September 29, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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 RACE CANCELLED!

We regret to announce the cancelation of the Assateague Assault Sprint Triathlon / Duathlon.  Because of the lack of participation we cannot hold the event for this year.  Full refunds will be granted to those who have registered.  We are still working with the State Park and have plans to continue this event in 2014.  Once an acceptable date has been established we will announce the opening for registration.  We apologize for the unfortunate cancelation but feel it necessary to make the decision now allowing time for those who have registered to make any adjustments to their current travel plans and/or race schedules.

      + DUATHLON   WELCOME to the fourth year for the Assateague Assault sprint distance triathlon. To help with park rules and guidelines we have moved the event to September 29, 2013. We are also adding a Duathlon to this years event. Help support the Greater Ocean City Chapter of the United States Lifesaving Association along with the FOASP (Friends of Assateague State Park) by showing your family and friends what it feels like to be a “TRIATHLETE” or “DUATHLETE”. TRIATHLON This year’s course will now remain the same. The course consists of a ½ mile ocean water swim, bike leg of 12.5 miles and a 3.1 mile run. The swim portion of the race will be a straight point to point, starting at either the north or south end of Assateague Beach pending on which way the current is running, and heading down current back to the State Park area. From the beach athletes will head to transition which will be set up in the overflow parking lot of the State Park facilities. From here they will mount bikes and head straight out across Verrazono Bridge, down Rt. 611 to a designated turn around area and back to transition to dismount and start the last leg of the race. The run leg will stay on Assateague Island for 3.1 miles of fast, flat running! Then on to the Finish chute back at the transition area. DUATHLON Then new Assateague Assault Duathlon will be challenging. The course consists of a 1 mile first leg run starting at the same location as the swim start on the beach. You will run the 1/2 mile back to transition area on the beach, by the transition area, down campground road and back to transition for your bike leg. Bike and second run legs are same as triathlon, 12.5 miles of biking and a 3.1 mile run. Starting point will be at either the north or south end of Assateague Beach pending on which way the current is running for the triathlon. After the first leg athletes will head to transition which will be set up in the overflow parking lot of the State Park facilities. From here they will mount bikes and head straight out across Verrazono Bridge, down Rt. 611 to a designated turn around area and back to transition to dismount and start the last leg of the race. The run leg will stay on Assateague Island for 3.1 miles of fast, flat running! Then on to the Finish chute back at the transition area.An awesome race with great terrain, plenty of scenery and tons of excitement. Medical assistance will be available at the transition area. To help aid our medical personnel please fill out any medical history on the back of your race bib. Medical staff can withdraw any participant who they feel is at risk of personal health hazard or safety. The event will take place rain or shine. OC Tri-Running Sports Inc. reserves the right to cancel or postpone event if climate conditions are at extremes. No refund will be given in this case. Any returned checks will be charged a minimum of $20.00. Any negative confrontation to staff, medical staff, volunteers, or other such personnel will not be tolerated and may result in legal actions. This course will be well marked, coned and/or barricaded, but you will still be running on public roads so use extreme caution and pay attention to traffic. It is your responsibility to read and understand all event information that will be given to you. Make sure you understand all safety information. Waivers must be signed before participating in this event. It is the goal of the event organizers to give everyone the most scenic, fun filled course while maintaining safety as a top priority. WHEN: Sunday, September 29th, 2013, 7:15 am WHERE: Assateague State Park, 7307 Stephen Decatur Hwy, Berlin, MD 21811 WHAT: Sprint distance Triathlon / Duathlon. Awards ceremony. Post race refreshments. This event is presented by: oc-tri-running-new-2013-log

RACE INFORMATION

Race Fees

Registration choice Standard  till Aug 1st Late Entry
Individual $75.00 $95.00
Relay Team $125.00 $145.00
REGISTRATION INFORMATION To register online: register-btn   To register by mail: brochure-btn   Please carefully read and sign waiver, filling out form in its entirety and mail your check or money order to:
OC Tri-Running Sports Inc.
P.O. Box 1642
Berlin, MD 21811
If you choose to mail in your registration it will not be complete until we receive your completed form with fee and have processed it. This usually takes approximately 7-10 days from mail post mark date. Once the processing is complete your name will appear on the registration confirmation list. Online registrations are processed immediately and names will appear on registration confirmation list in just a few hours.

REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION

Once your registration has been processed you can find your name by clicking this link: registr-confirm-btn   No day of registrations are accepted for this event, no exceptions! Shirts are gender specific and made of tech material, they tend to run small in women sizes. You must register by September 15, 2013 to be guarenteed a shirt.

RACE PACKET PICKUP

Packet pickup times and locations:
  • Saturday, September 28th, 2013    12:00pm-6:00pm at Assateague State Park.
  • Sunday, September 29th, 2013    5:45am-6:45am at Assateague State Park adjacent to race transition area.
YOU MUST PICK UP YOUR OWN PACKET! Please do not send someone to pick up your packet for you. If you cannot make the Saturday pickup time then simply arrive early at transition area race morning to pick it up. Packets will include the following:
  • running bib
  • bike bib sticker
  • helmet bib sticker
  • swim cap (triathletes only)
  • timing chip
  • race prep instructions
  • event shirt
  • sponsor promos

SCHEDULE

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Online registration closes at 11:59pm est.

  • Saturday, September 28, 2013

12:00pm - 6:00pm Packet pickup located at Assateague State Park.

  • Sunday, September 29, 2013

5:45am Packet Pickup opens at transition area. Transition area opens and body marking begins.

6:45am Mandatory pre race meeting and Nat'l Anthem.

6:55am Transition area closes, all bikes must be racked.

7:00am First two waves need to start making their way to swim start, duathletes make their way to run start.

7:15am First wave starts.

9:30am Awards ceremony

  WAVE STARTS
7:15am wave 1: 30-34, 40-44 men
7:18am wave 2: 30-39 women
7:21am wave 3: 29 and under, 55 and up men
7:24am wave 4: 29 and under women
7:27am wave 5: 35-39, 45-54 men
7:30am wave 6: 40 and up women, relay teams
note: age group wave starts may change prior to race day.

DIRECTIONS

Directions from Baltimore area: Once on I695 (Baltimore beltway) head south to I97 south. I97 south to US50 east, cross Bay Bridge, stay on US50 east. US50 east, make right on Stephen Decatur Hwy. (US611). Go about 8 miles to Assateague State Park. Directions from Dover area: Once on US113 head south into Maryland, continue to US50 east. US50 east, make right on Stephen Decatur Hwy. (US611). Go about 8 miles to Assateague State Park. Directions from Richmond/Norfolk/Virginia Beach area: Take I264 to I64 east. I64 east to US13 north, through Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, proceed into Maryland. Once in Maryland, merge onto US113 north to US50 east. US50 east, make right on Stephen Decatur Hwy. (US611). Go about 8 miles to Assateague State Park. Directions from New York/Philadelphia area: Once on I95 south take Rt. 1 south toward Delaware beaches. Rt. 1 and US113 merge, stay on US113 south to US50 east. US50 east, make right on Stephen Decatur Hwy. (US611). Go about 8 miles to Assateague State Park.

RACE BIBS / BODY MARKING

You must be body marked prior to race start. When entering transition to set up and rack your bike you will be asked to show your bib number to a race staff member who then will mark your bib number on your right arm and the back of your right hand, and your age on the back of your right calf. You will not be allowed inside the transition area until you are marked. Your proper swim cap must be worn for swim leg, your bike sticker must be fastened to your bike, helmet sticker must be fastened to front of your helmet, and your run bib must be worn on the front of your torso before starting your run leg. Helmets are MANDATORY! and must be a certified cycling helmet. Our course marshals and photographers will need to see your bibs in order to identify you. All your bib numbers must match before you will be allowed to exit transition with your bike when race is over.

TRANSITION AREA

The transition area is for participating athletes, staff, and volunteers only. Family members and friends are not permitted in this designated area. Transition area will open 5:45am and will close at 6:55am. You must have your bike racked by 6:55am. You will be body marked when entering transition. Once your bike is racked you cannot exit with your bike until the beginning or your bike leg so make sure your bike is ready and in race condition before racking.

AWARDS AND AGE GROUPING

Awards are as follows:
1st, 2nd, 3rd place overall male
1st, 2nd, 3rd place overall female
1st, 2nd, 3rd place age group male
1st, 2nd, 3rd place age group female
Age groups are:
under 20 * 20-29 * 30-39 * 40-49 * 50-59 * 60-69 * 70+
note: age groups will be based upon age on race day, not registration date.
Awards ceremony will be held at transition area at approximately 9:30am.
Awards will not be mailed out, no exceptions!

CHIP TIMING

Your race will be timed by Lin-Mark Sports. They will be using the Chrontrack system and your chips are yours to keep.You will receive your chip with your race packet and it must be worn throughout your race, no exceptions, no chip, no race!There will be instructions on where and how to wear your chip with your race packet. Any questions regarding chip timing please email lin-mark@lin-mark.com.

RACE RULES

Some basic race rules:
  • ride or run on right side of lane.
  • pass only on the left.
  • keep at least three bike lengths between athletes on bike course.
  • when passing on bike course you must do so within 15 seconds.
  • helmets with chin straps must be worn on bike course.
This race will follow race rules set forth by USAT.  You can find a more detailed list of all USAT rules at http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/usat_rule_book.htm. These rules must be followed. Failure to do so will result in penalties and possible immediate disqualification.

HOTEL / CAMPING ACCOMMODATIONS

There are many hotels in the Ocean City area which can be found at:www.ocvisitor.com or call 800-626-2326.
Campsites available on run course, a great place for family and friends to stay if you enjoy camping.  You can make reservations at:

PARKING

There will be parking inside Assateague State Park for a fee of $3.00 and also just before the Verrazono bridge for free.  We ask that family members and friends please use the parking before the bridge and save parking inside the state park for athletes.  Once the race starts the state park parking lot and all roads after (south of) Bayberry Dr. will be closed to traffic.  These roads will be closed until all bikers are back in transition and accounted for.

EQUIPMENT / MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

There will be a medical base located at the race transition area and medical personnel stationed at designated areas on bike course.  If you feel like you cannot finish your race please take your time.  There will be course marshals, volunteers, and photographers on many different areas of the race courses.  Please let them know you are in need of assistance and they will notify the base medical tent and have you picked up.  There will be limited sag support on bike course that can assist with minor equipment failures such as flats, broken chains etc. but we do ask you prepare for such and always keep proper equipment maintained before race.

FLUID STATIONS / RESTROOMS

Restrooms and port a pots will be located at the race transition area.  Showers are also located in the main rest room located adjencent to the parking lot.  The only fluid station will be at the 1.5 mile mark on the run course.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Race day photos will be provided by Delmarva Photo and available for purchase at:
To be announced.

REFUND / TRANSFER POLICY

Entry fees for this event are non refundable and non transferable.  Once we have received your registration and have processed all information all entries are final, no exceptions.

COURSE MAPS

The swim will start half mile north or south (pending on current direction) from transition area.  It's a beach starting where athletes will run into the water at the starting horn swimming past break water (approximately 100 feet off shore), then turning with current and swimming parellel to shoreline toward transition area. Exit Transition cutting thru parking lot, exit parking lot by check point shack, around the round about then across Verrazono bridge.  Stay on Stephen Decatur hwy about 4 miles, make right on Gray's Creek rd., follow to end, around turnaround, back out to right turn on Stephen Decatur hwy.  Continue up about 6 miles to right on Snug Harbor Rd.  Circling the neighborhood counter clockwise, back across Stephen Decatur hwy, make left, then straight back toward State Park.  When reaching the Verrazono bridge, this time across bikers will use pedestrian bridge.  CAUTION, when entering and exiting the pedestrian bridge there are wooden posts that cannot be removed.  After crossing the pedestrian bridge head back to transition making hard right into parking lot to bike dismount area outside of transition area.
 
Exit transition area heading south on Campground Rd. to J loop turnaround.  This is where you can grab a quick blast of water at fluid station then head back up Campground rd. to H loop.  Around H loop, back on Campground rd. straight up to your race finish line!  Congratulations, you are Done!  

Details

Date:
September 29, 2013
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Assateague State Park
7307 Stephen Decatur Hwy (US611)
Berlin, MD 21811 United States