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Event #10 in the 2019 AAA Car Care North Carolina Triathlon Series
Event #2 in the Formula 1 Grand Prix series
Distances: R: 2K - S: 375 Meters - B: 10K - R: 2K - S: 375 Meters - B: 10K - R: 2K
RACE FORMAT CHANGE FOR 2019
* In 2019, the Tri Latta Triathlon becomes the Latta Enduro Sprint.
* We're excited to be bringing North Carolina triathletes an exciting new twist for 2019
with the creation of the 5-race Formula 1 Grand Prix Series.
* All five races will continue to be a part of the NCTS for qualifying purposes and ranking points for awards.
* Practice up on your transitions, because there will be six transitions now as opposed to the normal two.
Friday, June 21st: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Run For Your Life. Midtown
901 S. Kings Drive #100, Charlotte
Friday, June 21st: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Race Site: Latta Plantation Park
6211 Sample Rd. - Huntersville, NC 28078
Saturday, June 22nd: 5:00 am - 6:30 am
Race Site: Latta Plantation Park
6211 Sample Rd. - Huntersville, NC 28078
Mandatory Photo ID: All participants will be required to show photo ID at packet pick-up (including relay team members). You will not be given your race packet without photo ID!
All participants must pick up their own race packet – individuals and relays.
USAT Members: USA Triathlon requires that all USAT annual members must show their USAT membership card at packet pick-up. Any USAT annual member who does not present his/her valid membership card at packet pick-up will be required to pay the USAT one-day fee of $15. If you have not yet received your current USAT membership card, be sure to print out a temporary card to show at packet pick-up. We must see a current expiration date or you will have to pay the one-day fee. Please visit www.usatriathlon.org/ membership to join, renew or print your temporary card.
Race Packet: Your race packet will contain two race numbers and a swim cap. As part of Set Up’s GO GREEN initiative, we’ve reduced the amount of printed materials in your packet. Course maps, swim wave times and categories and event details will be posted at packet pickup. If you wish to have this info with you, please print it out before the race.
You will be issued two numbers at packet pick-up:
The square number is your run number and must be displayed on the front of your body during the run segment of the race only. Safety pins will be available at packet pick-up if you don’t have a race number belt. The medium-sized number (actually containing your number twice) is used during the bike
segment of the race. Place this number over the top tube of your bike using the adhesive
Pre-Race Info Meeting Friday (June 21) - 6:00PM
This participant orientation meeting will be held at the race site. We will cover as many details as possible about the race and questions will be encouraged. This meeting should last about 30 minutes - we encourage everyone to attend.
REMEMBER: This inaugural LATTA ENDURO Sprint features a RUN > SWIM > BIKE > RUN > SWIM > BIKE > RUN format and six transitions. You are encouraged to come to the informational meeting on Friday.
The event will start at the Finish Line. The event is a Time Trial start.
Champion Chip Timing: This race will be timed using the Champion Chip Timing method. Chip Pick-Up is race day, 5:00am—6:30am. You will be required to show your run number to the folks handing out timing chips in order to get your timing chip. Please make sure you read the Champion Chip Timing instruction sheet displayed at packet pick-up.
NOTE: All timing chips must be picked up by 6:30 AM. If you lose your timing chip, you will be charged a $30 replacement fee.
Chip pick-up will begin at 5:00 AM on race morning. Make sure you receive the correct timing chip. Your chip number will match run number. You will wear this chip on your left ankle. Attach the chip to the disposable medical ankle strap given to you at chip pickup and attach the strap to your left ankle.
Chip Fit Tips: We usually recommend 1-2 fingers width between the band and your ankle. Too Loose: It could fall off and you’ll be charged a replacement fee for the lost chip. Too Tight: It will become uncomfortable as your ankle will swell a little during the race. When you get it adjusted just right, make sure that the band snaps shut. You will hear the band snap into its closed position when it is secured properly.
Volunteers will remove your strap and collect your timing chip as soon as you cross the finish line.
What happens if I lose the timing chip? If this happens you will be charged a $30 replacement fee. We will send you an invoice within a week of the race. You will be required to pay that invoice before you race in any other Set Up Events races. Lost chips are a rarity. In 2018, we had less than ten lost chips for the entire year. If you attach the chip and chip strap to your ankle correctly, you should not lose the chip.
RACE DAY INFO
Race Day Arrival: There is ample parking at the race site. Please follow parking signs and directions of the volunteers. It is a USAT rule that if you ride your bike to the transition area prior to the race you must be wearing your bike helmet.
Parking: All participants will park in the designated parking area approximately 3⁄4 mile from the race site. On race morning follow the directions being given by the parking volunteers. The main gate coming into Lat ta Plantation park (Beatties Ford Rd. & Sample Rd) will close at 6AM. If you desire to park inside the park, you will need to be at the main gate no later than 6AM.
PLEASE NOTE: There is no parking allowed in the church parking lot across the street from the entrance to the park. Any vehicles parked in this parking lot will be towed.
If you need to park along Beatties Ford Rd., you’ll notice that certain areas along the road will be lined with NO PARKING SIGNS. These are “No Parking” zones. Do not park in are- as where there are NO PARKING SIGNS. If you do your car will be towed.
If you park inside of Latta Plantation Park, you will not be permitted to leave until all athletes are off of the bike course.
Transition Area: ,
ONLY PARTICIPANTS ARE ALLOWED IN THE TRANSITION AREA AT ANY TIME.
The transition area will have five entrances/exits: Transition Area Entrance/Exit, Swim Finish, Bike Start, Bike Finish, Run Start. These entrances and exits will be clearly identified through the use of large inflatable arch- ways.
Once the race starts and you’re racing, make sure you come in and out of the transition area through the appropriate inflatable archway. If you’re finishing the swim and heading into the transition area to start the bike, make sure you run through the inflatable archway that reads SWIM FINISH. The inflatable archway next to that one will be for RUN START, so you don’t want to run through that one. At the other end of the transition area will be the BIKE START and BIKE FINISH archways. Please use the designated TRANSITION AREA ENTRANCE/ EXIT before the race (to rack your bike and set up your transition) and after you’ve finished racing (to remove your bike and gear).
All participants will have their own numbered bike slot. Find your numbered bike rack and then find your specific space on that rack. You’ll notice that half the numbers on the bike rack face one direction and the other half face the other direction. Place your bike on the rack centered on your number and facing the same direction as your number. Wheel is down on the same side as your number. This will allow for more space between bikes for placing your gear. Each rack accommodates six bikes - three bikes on one side and three bikes on the other side.
Do not make a complete change of clothing in the transition area or other event area. There will be port-a-johns located in the transition are as well as the finish/start area. Please use these units if you plan to change clothing.
After the race, you will be required to show your race number (body marking or run number) to check your bike out of transition.
SWIM INFO (see map below)
The swim course is 375 meters triangular-shaped course that participants will swim twice during the event.
The water temperature at Latta is expected to be 80 degrees or higher making wetsuits usage illegal per USAT rules
SWIM CAPS are provided and must be worn.
OPEN WATER SWIM TIPS: If you need assistance during the swim, roll over on your back and put your hand in the air. If you need to hang on to a watercraft during the swim, please make sure you are not hanging on to one of the motorized safety boats. You may hang on to a non-motorized vessel (kayaks, canoes, or surfboards) without penalty, however if you hang on to the side of one of the motorized watercraft you will be taken out of the water and disqualified.
BIKE INFO (see map below)
The bike course features a simple out and back—two miles out of the park, one mile to the turn-around and back to the race site. Twice!
BIKE TRANSITION: Mount your bike at the designated mount/dismount line just outside the transition area. You will also have to dismount at this location. DRAFTING: No drafting! Draft Marshals will be on the course and drafting rules will be en- forced! Stay to the right to allow faster cyclists to pass on the left. HELMETS REQUIRED: Hard shell helmets must be worn and fastened before leaving the transition area. This includes pre and post-race travel to the race site. EQUIPMENT: No headphones, earphones or any radio-type devices will be allowed. COURSE INFO: There are plenty of volunteers and police officers for the race, turns will be clearly marked and mile markers are indicated on the course. Remember: it is ultimately your responsibility to know the course. Roads will be open to vehicular traffic. Be careful and alert at all times.
RUN INFO (see map below)
The short (2K) runs will be done three times. The course is a straight out & back design. It's an off-road run course on the trail system at Latta Park. The run surface is hard-packed dirt/gravel. The course is heavily shaded and relatively flat.
Aid Stations: Aid stations will be located approximately every mile on the course. These aid stations will offer water only.
PLEASE make sure you deposit ALL trash in the trash containers that will be located at each aid station. We ask for your cooperation with this. Any and all trash must be picked up after the race by our volunteers. Help these folks out – they will have been out there longer than you. HEADPHONES: Headphones, headsets, walkmans, ipods, mp3 players, or personal audio devices, etc. are not to be carried or worn at any time during the race.
RACE NUMBERS: You must have your run number visible on the front of your body as you cross the finish line. Failure to do so will result in a two minute penalty. FINISH LINE: When you approach the finish line you will cross over several timing mats located approximately 50 yards before the finish line. These mats are used to pick up your race number so that the race announcer will be able to announce your name. Don’t stop at this point – keep running to the finish line – the finish line will be obvious.
Do not cross the finish line more than once. If you finish the race and then decide to run across the finish line with a friend/family member/race buddy/etc., you will be issued a five (5) minute penalty.
All members must be present at packet pick-up. Each member needs to show a photo i.d. and USAT membership. Relay packets include a neoprene ankle strap, a timing chip pass and the same bike and run numbers as an individual athlete. On race day, the swimmer or the runner will pick up the team timing chip. The swimmer can show the timing chip pass or the runner may show the square run number to pick up the chip.
The neoprene ankle strap allows for easy transfer from swimmer to biker and biker to runner.This strap is worn on the left ankle of each team member. Please remember to pass off the timing chip to your team member for accurate results!
Swimmers will tag bikers at their assigned bike rack location. Bikers must tag runners at the same location. Relay members do not have to remain in the transition area the entire race, but you do need to make sure you are at the bike rack in enough time to get yourself ready and for your team member to tag you. Please be courteous of other competitors as you wait for your team members! ALL Relay members MUST get body marked before the race.
Please Don’t Litter: Be good citizens and give our volunteers a break – don’t litter on the bike or run courses. Littering will result in an automatic DQ.
Recycling : As part of Set Up’s GO GREEN initiative, we’re providing recycling bins for all aluminum cans, plastic bottles, and cardboard. These recycling bins will be located immediately adjacent to the post event refreshment area (big black tent). Please help us out! Separate your cans, bottles and trash in the appropriate bins.
Post-Race Food & Drinks: Post-Race refreshments will be located under the lakefront pavilion. We’ll provide, hot pizza, soft drinks, Gatorade, sweet and salty snacks, water, bananas & oranges. Food and drinks are free to all athletes and volunteers.
Results: Results will be posted continuously during the day at the Results Tent on a large screen TV. Complete results including splits will be posted on the event website later in the day.
Awards: The awards ceremony for individual athletes is scheduled for 9:30AM. If you cannot attend the awards ceremony, please have someone pick up your award. We will not mail awards.
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