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Assateague Assault Triathlon / Duathlon
September 29, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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:
|Registration choice||Standard till Aug 1st||Late Entry|
REGISTRATION CONFIRMATIONOnce your registration has been processed you can find your name by clicking this link: 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 PICKUPPacket 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.
bike bib sticker
helmet bib sticker
swim cap (triathletes only)
race prep instructions
- 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 ceremonyWAVE STARTS 7:15am wave 1: 30-34, 40-44 men7:18am wave 2: 30-39 women7:21am wave 3: 29 and under, 55 and up men7:24am wave 4: 29 and under women7:27am wave 5: 35-39, 45-54 men7:30am wave 6: 40 and up women, relay teamsnote: age group wave starts may change prior to race day.
DIRECTIONSDirections 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 MARKINGYou 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 AREAThe 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
CHIP TIMINGYour 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 email@example.com.
RACE RULESSome 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.