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Lake Murray Triathlon 2017


Event #6 of the AAA Car Care South Carolina Triathlon Series

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TIME:

8:00 AM

DATE:

Saturday, May 13, 2017

PLACE:

Dreher Island State Park - Prosperity, SC
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STATUS:

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DISTANCE:

750 meter Swim
16 mile Bike
5 km Run

OPEN UNTIL:

Wednesday, May 10, 2017  8:00 AM

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Description

The Lake Murray Triathlon has become a favorite chance for all South Carolina Triathletes to showcase their talents against the best in the state. Nestled in the center of South Carolina athletes from the Upstate, Midlands and Coastal regions converge into Columbia each year for this sprint distance event.

The swim is one counter-clockwise 750 meter loop. Wetsuits are normally legal but the water temperature borders the legal limit each year. Depending on the wind swimmers may encounter light to moderate chop with a small current.

The bike course is long for a sprint distance event - one 16 mile loop. Road surfaces are good with a few rough areas scattered through the course. This is to be expected as the course winds along completely rural roads. Only 5 turns on this course and they are marked with pavement arrows and directional signs. Police and volunteers man the proper intersections.

The 5k run course is very unique in that runners get several opportunities to see where they are in relation to the competition. A one loop course with several out and back spurs gives athletes a chance to see where they are on the course. Relatively flat and shaded, this run course can be very fast.


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.

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

Category Pricing

Open Male
Open Female
Masters Open Male
Masters Open Female
Age Group Male
Age Group Female
Clydesdale
Master Clydesdale
Athena
Physically Challenged Male
Physically Challenged Female
Novice Male
Novice Female
On or Before Sunday, January 01, 2017$55.00
On or Before Saturday, April 01, 2017$60.00
On or Before Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 8:00 AM$65.00
On-site Registration$75.00

**This pricing is based upon Date

Once a date is reached the price will increase to the next tier

Mixed Relay
On or Before Sunday, January 01, 2017$99.00
On or Before Wednesday, March 01, 2017$111.00
On or Before Saturday, April 01, 2017$119.00
On or Before Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 8:00 AM$132.00
On-site Registration$141.00

**This pricing is based upon Date

Once a date is reached the price will increase to the next tier

Aquathlon Individual
Aquabike Male
AquaBike Female
On or Before Saturday, April 01, 2017$40.00
On or Before Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 8:00 AM$50.00
On-site Registration$60.00

**This pricing is based upon Date

Once a date is reached the price will increase to the next tier

Note: On-line Registration for this event closes on 05-10-2017 at 8:00 AM.

There is a $15.00 fee for each non USAT - Adult registrant.

On-site registration is available for this event on 05-12-2017 during normal packet pick up hours.

On-site registration is available for this event on 05-13-2017 during normal packet pick up hours.

Event Site Rules

Event Capacity
This event is limited to the first 400 registrations.

USAT Sanctioned
The Lake Murray Triathlon is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event.

Cut-Off Time
All participants must complete the event in under 2 hours, 30 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, 30 minutes.

Minimum Age
The minimum age allowed for participating in the Lake Murray 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 Lake Murray Triathlon will be timed using the ChampionChip Tming System.
(5 splits provided)

Packet Pickup

Friday, May 12, 2017 (4 - 6 PM)
Outspokin' Bicycles - Irmo
7601 St. Andrews Road
Irmo, SC 29063

Saturday, May 13, 2017 (6 - 7:15 AM)
Dreher Island State Park (Event Site)
3677 State Park Road
Prosperity, SC 29127

 

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).

 

Directional Maps to the above locations may be found by clicking on the Directions button at the top of this page.

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 16 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.

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 requet form below.

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Age Group & Category Results

Click HERE to view the age group & category results for this event

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.

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.

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
  • 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.