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Clemson Triathlon 2017


Event #5 of the AAA Car Care South Carolina Triathlon Series

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TIME:

8:00 AM

DATE:

Saturday, April 29, 2017

PLACE:

Clemson University Beach - Clemson, SC
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STATUS:

Event Completed

DISTANCE:

750 meter Swim
11 mile Bike
5 km Run

OPEN UNTIL:

Wednesday, April 26, 2017  8:00 AM

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4/26/2017 - Online registration has closed.  We WILL be accepting late registration this weekend.  All dates, times and locations can be found further down this event page.  The 2017 Event Details are posted above.  The 2017 Bib List can be found here.  

Description

Welcome to the Clemson Triathlon!

The Clemson Triathlon moves into its twentieth season and is a great early season tester becoming a favorite among southeastern area triathletes.

The Swim is a one loop 750 meter course which is always wetsuit legal with water temperatures in the low to mid 70's. A clockwise rectangular shape swim course with start waves of less than 100 athletes per wave. Depending on the wind there can be some chop with little to no current.

The bike is a one loop 11 mile course in quiet rural roads. There is one short but steep grade at mile 2 1/2. From there the course rolls until a long downhill at mile 9. Road surfaces are good and traffic is light. Turns are marked with orange pavement arrows and orange directional signs. Police and volunteers will man each intersection.

The run is an out and back 5K course. There is a gradual downhill for the 1st mile before a short but very steep grade at mile 1.3. From there it is to the turn around on the very flat East Beach Dike. A gradual one mile ascent takes runners back to the finish line at the YMCA.


SHIRT POLICY 
Anyone registering within the final 2 weeks leading up to the event date will not be guaranteed a shirt as orders must be placed at that time.

Event Site Rules

Event Capacity
This event is limited to the first 500 registrations.

USAT Sanctioned
The Clemson Triathlon is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event.

Cut-Off Time
All participants must complete the event in under 2 hours, 15 minutes from the start of the final wave. Event officials reserve the right to pull a participant off the course if it appears as though that participant will not be able to complete the event in under 2 hours, 15 minutes.

Minimum Age
The minimum age allowed for participating in the Clemson Triathlon is 10 years of age.  Exceptions will be made based on parent/guardian request.  

On-Site Registration
On-site registrations will be taken if the event does not reach its capacity prior to the event closing for on-line registration.  Athletes can register on-site with cash or credit / debit card only. Checks WILL NOT be taken.

Timing System
The Clemson Triathlon will be timed using the ChampionChip Tming System.
(5 splits provided)

Packet Pickup

Thursday, April 27, 2017 (4 - 6 PM)
Carolina Triathlon
123 Welborn Street, Suite 102
Greenville, SC 29601

Friday, April 28, 2017 (4:30 - 6:30 PM)
Clemson University Recreation Beach (Event Site)
275 YMCA Circle
Seneca, SC 29678

Saturday, April 29, 2017 (6 - 7:15 AM)
Clemson University Recreation Beach (Event Site)
275 YMCA Circle
Seneca, SC 29678

Note: Participants must collect his/ her own event packets. This rule applies to relay team members as well. Photo ID is required in order to collect event materials. NO ID = NO EVENT. ALL USAT annual members must show a valid USAT membership card or pay the one day membership fee ($15).

Affiliated Charities

This event benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Please consider making a donation to the following charities supported by this event.  100% of your donation will go directly to these charities:

The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemialymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

LLS exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. We are the voice for all blood cancer patients and we work to ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients.

Learn more about the South Carolina Chapter of LLS Here

Lodging Information

As hotel discounts or partnerships are found, they will be added here.  Currently there is no discounted rate available for the 2017 event.

 

Refunds

Refund are not available for this event.

Withdrawals

You may withdraw from this event.  NOTE a withdrawl is not a request for a refund nor is it a deferment into next year.  It is simply an alert that you will not be racing the event.

Transfers

This event does not provide transfers.

Deferrals

Cost to defer into the 2018 event is $10.  You may defer up until 7 days prior to the event start.

Policies

WEATHER POLICY
In the event of inclement the following procedures will be followed:

  1. The event will be postponed until 8:30AM in hopes the inclement weather will pass.
  2. If inclement weather does not pass at 8:30AM the event will be changed to a duathlon with a time trial start 11 mile Bike, 5 km Run format.
  3. If a duathlon is not possible the event will be cancelled and a 50% credit will be issued for all registered participants into the 2018 event. No refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather.
  4. If the event is cancelled due to inclement weather prior to event weekend a 50% credit will be issued for all registered participants into the 2018 event. No refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather.

 

SHIRT POLICY 
Anyone registering within the final 2 weeks leading up to the event date will not be guaranteed a shirt as orders must be placed at that time.

Purchase Event Photos

Joe Schrader Photography
Joe Shrader Photography will be attending this event capturing images throughout the race course.
 
Athletes will receive a customized email after the race, complete with race stats, and automated links to find your images. You may also go directly to their website to review their custom products, and purchase your photos from this and other Setup Events.
 
Joe Shrader Photography LLC

Volunteer

Click HERE to view the possible jobs you may have at this event.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event please fill out the volunteer request form below.

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Age Group & Category Results

Click HERE to view age group & category results

Novice Athletes

Thanks for making this event your first triathlon! There are many more people like yourself who will be racing this type of event for the first time. Below are links to information that you will want to review before race weekend.

Packet Pick-Up
Race Number & Body Marking
Timing Chip
Transition Area
USAT Triathlon Rules
Water Temperature & Wetsuits

Do you still have questions? If so please review these FAQ's. If you still have questions after reviewing this information please click here.

Google Maps

Click HERE to view an interactive map on Google Maps of the important locations for the Clemson Triathlon

Additional Details

Award Categories

Awards will be given to the Top 3 in each of the following divisions:

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

  • Open (M & F)
  • Masters Open (M & F)
  • Age Groups (M & F): 15 & Under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85 & Over
  • Collegiate
  • Clydesdale
  • Master Clydesdale
  • Athena
  • ParaTriathlete (M & F)
  • Novice (M & F)
  • Aquabike (M & F)
  • Aquathlon (M & F)

RELAY AWARDS

  • Co-Ed Relay (Top 3)

Click HERE to learn more about each of the divisions listed above.