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Parris Island Triathlon 2017


Event #1 of the AAA Car Care South Carolina Triathlon Series

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TIME:

9:00 AM

DATE:

Saturday, March 18, 2017

PLACE:

Parris Island Combat Training Pool
Parris Island, SC
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STATUS:

Event Completed

DISTANCE:

500 meter pool Swim
10 mile Bike
5km Run

OPEN UNTIL:

Wednesday, March 15, 2017  9:00 AM

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3/14/2017 - All registration is closed.  There will NOT be any late registration at this event due to the rules by the Parris Island Recruit Depot.  
The 2017 Swim Start List can be found here.  An Alphabetical Bib List can be found here.  If you have questions about the swim order, please bring those to packet pick up this weekend. The Event Details can be found above.  

3/3/2017 Parris Island Triathlon - SOLD OUT
At this point the Parris Island Triathlon is SOLD OUT and we will not be taking any additional registrations.  Event Organizers are prepared for 400 athletes only so we will not be able to add any spaces beyond 400.  

Because this event takes place on base, and because the base requires that names of all participants be turned in to them prior to race day, there will be NO ON SITE REGISTRATION for this event. All athletes must register on line prior to the cut off date of Wednesday, March 15th at 9am. Don't miss your chance to race with us at Parris Island - where it all begins.

Description

Parris Island starts the South Carolina Triathlon Series season in a big way. Triathletes from all over the nation come to test their early season training at the flat and fast course.

The swim is held in the Parris Island Military Combat Training pool. In order to keep the marines warm during hours of water training the water temperature is in the mid 80's. Swimmers will begin one at a time every 10 seconds swimming down and back in each lane before changing lanes. A simple rule of thumb here is that all lane changes are made at the same side of the pool where you begin.

The bike course is fast. Depending on the wind you may find a few sections of headwind and a few sections of tail wind. Either way this is a great chance to see just how fast you can go on a bike.

The run course also is flat and fast. A very simple out and back course. All turns are marked on the pavement. The course is mostly closed to traffic.

For the majority of the marines in the US as well as the SCTS Triathletes, Parris Island truly is "Where it all Begins".

 


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

Event Site Rules

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

Platoon Formations
If at any point during this event you encounter a platoon formation crossing the course you MUST stop and allow this platoon to completely clear the roadway before continuing. If you break a platoon formation you will immediately be escorted off the marine base. This situation does not occur often and will likely not occur at this year's event. Just remember this rule in the event it does happen to you.

Swim Time Changes
If you are trying to make an adjustment to your estimated swim time change given during registration please click HERE to learn how to do this.

Our registration system allows for people to access their registrations and adjust their swim times prior to the event.

NOTE: All swim times must be adjusted no later than Sunday March 12, 2017 at 9AM. After this time, participants will no longer be able to make this adjustment on their registration (the system will lock out any changes). Swim times will not be adjusted after this time for any reason.

Submitting a Swim Time
All participants must submit a 100 yard swim time for seeding purposes.

Being a pool swim with a staggered start, participants are seeded from fastest to slowest. It is in your best interest to submit an accurate 100 yard "pace" time for your 500 meter swim. In other words, don't submit your fastest 100 yard swim time, submit a 100 yard time that represents what you'll do on event day over the 500 meter distance.

 

Packet Pickup

Friday, March 17, 2017 (4:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Covered Pavillion Drive Through - Near Traffic Circle after front gate of Marine Base
Parris Island Marine Base
**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS PACKET PICK UP ONLY FOR PRE-REGISTERED ATHLETES.  THERE IS NO LATE REGISTRATION AT THIS EVENT.**

Saturday, March 18, 2017 (7-8:15 AM)
Combat Training Pool (Event Site)
**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS PACKET PICK UP ONLY FOR PRE-REGISTERED ATHLETES.  THERE IS NO LATE REGISTRATION AT THIS EVENT.**

Note: Participants must collect his/ her own event packets. 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.

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.  After that point, deferrals will not be accepted.

Policies

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

  1. The event will be postponed until 9:30AM in hopes the inclement weather will pass.
  2. If inclement weather does not pass at 9:30AM the event will be changed to a duathlon with a time trial start 10 mile Bike, 5K 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 2015 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 2015 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.
 
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Age Group & Category Results

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

Award Categories

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
  • Military (M & F)
  • 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.

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.

Military Discount

The Parris Island Triathlon gives a $15 discount for all active and retired members of the US Military. This discount applies to spouses as well. To take advantage of this discount simply enter the discount code MILITARYPISLAND during the registration process. Note - the discount must be used during the on-line registration process. We can not refund any military athletes not using this code during registration.

PointsMap

Important Locations for the Parris Island Triathlon may be found on PointsMap or on the South Carolina Triathlon Series app for your Android or Iphone device.

SCTS PointsMap Web Site