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Lake Lure Sprint 2018


Event #16 of the AAA Car Care North Carolina Triathlon Series

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TIME:

8:00 AM

DATE:

Saturday, August 11, 2018

PLACE:

Lake Lure, NC
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DISTANCE:

750M Swim
22.3K Bike
5K Run

OPEN UNTIL:

Wednesday, August 08, 2018  8:00 AM

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Description

 

Returning for the 14th annual year, the scenic mountain town of Lake Lure hosts the Lake Lure Olympiad on August 10-12, 2018. Each year over 1,500 athletes come to compete at one of Western North Carolina's Premier Destination Sports Festivals, situated in the Blue Ridge Foothills.

The Lake Lure Olympiad boasts multiple race events, challenging courses, and entertaining outdoor activities for family and friends at diverse scenic locations. It is also a non-profit organization bringing people together in the spirit of firendly competition for the benefit of charitable giving. The Olympiad has given back that more than $315,000 towards area charities and service organizations.

Over the past 13 years, athletes of all ages and abilities have participated and continue to rave about the area's scenic beauty, delicious finish line food, and countless welcoming volunteers which all make the Olympiad experience truly special and unique. Bring your kids and let them experience the same thrill of competition that mom and dad love, plus they earn medals too at the Junior Olympiad.

Turn your competition into a destination race weekend and enjoy the amazing backdrop of the Hickory Nut Gorge, serving as both a place to compete and a fun summer getaway spot with views that will take your breath away.

Learn more at: http://www.lakelureolympiad.com

Visit us on Facebook at:https://www.facebook.com/lakelureolympiad

 

RACE DETAILS

The Lake Lure Sprint starts and finishes on the white sandy beach of Rumbling Bald Resort. The Lake Lure area is a favorite training haven for triathletes and was noted as such by Complete Tri in their "Top Ten Great Destination Triathlons" and "The Most Amazing Triathlons To Do Across the USA Today" in Culture Trip.

The swim start and finish locations are a couple of hundred yards apart, so the 750-meter course is shaped like a triangle with one large pyramid shaped buoy functioning as the lone turn buoy on this course. This is a time trial swim start, with participants going off every 2-3 seconds. This greatly improves swim safety, but it also allows particiants to swim with family members or friends, something they're not able to do with wave start races. The transition area is just a short run out of the water.

Just keep focusing on those mountain views as you push through the 22.3K bike course through the countryside at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, finishing back at the same transition area.

The steady, but uphill 5K run carries you into a beautiful valley paralleling Bald Mountain Golf Course and back down with a gentle cruise to the beachside Finish Line!

T-Shirt deadline:

Register before July 25th to be guaranteed a t-shirt.

2018 t-shirts will feature the "no logos on back" direction that Set Up Events is going with many of the races in the NCTS.
Race shirts with a neat design on the front and clean on the back.


Complimentary Race Extras:

More swag in your bag in 2018!
Commemorative t-shirt (only guaranteed if registered by July 25th)
Iced towels
Homemade post-race food
FREE Beer at Finish Line
Medal ceremony


Three Races in Three Days - The Ultimate Challenge

New in 2018 - one click bundle and you're in! Sign up for the ultimate competing experience and challenge yourself to Slam the Dam, TRI Tough, and Dominate the Rock race events.

We packaged three completely different races at three scenic venues all in just three days. Reward yourself with three commemorative race shirts, large "3 Races in 3 Days" medals, and one additional prize giving you the ultimate bragging rights. Go on, give it a shot! This is your year to feel on top!

http://www.lakelureolympiad.com/3-races-in-3-days.html

 

3 Race Pricing:

Slammin' the Dam 10K Run - Triathlon - Race to the Rock 5K Run: $85 (11/1/17 - 3/31/18) $115 (4/1/18 - 8/7/18)

Slammin' the Dam 10K Run - Triathlon - Race to the Rock 25 Mile Bike $100 (11/1/17 - 3/31/18) $130 (4/1/18 - 8/7/18)

 

Category Pricing

Advanced Female
Advanced Male
Age Group Male
Age Group Female
Clydesdale
Master Clydesdale
Athena
Novice Male
Novice Female
On or Before Wednesday, February 28, 2018$60.00
On or Before Thursday, May 31, 2018$65.00
On or Before Wednesday, August 08, 2018, 8:00 AM$70.00
On-site Registration$80.00

**This pricing is based upon Date

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

Mixed Relay
On or Before Wednesday, February 28, 2018$125.00
On or Before Thursday, May 31, 2018$130.00
On or Before Wednesday, August 08, 2018, 8:00 AM$135.00
On-site Registration$145.00

**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 08-08-2018 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 08-10-2018 during normal packet pick up hours.

On-site registration is available for this event on 08-11-2018 during normal packet pick up hours.

Event Site Rules

Event Capacity : 350

USAT Sanctioned : This event is a USA Triathlon sanctioned race.

Cut-Off Times:

  • Participants must finish the entire race under 2 hours - 45 minutes from the start of the event.
  • Race officials reserve the right to pull a participant off the course if it appears as though that participant will not be able to meet the above time requirements.
  • This is a safety issue, our permits, water safety, volunteers, police, ems, etc are only reserved for the above time restrictions.

Minimum Age : The minimum age allowed for participating in this event is 10 years old.

Timing System : This event is timed using the ChampionChip Timing System. All run turn locations will have timing mats to verify completion of the course.

Packet Pickup

  • Friday, August 10th (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM) @ Race Site
  • Saturday, August 11th (6:00 AM - 7:30 AM) @ Race Site

Race Site Address :

Rumbling Bald Resort
112 Mountains Boulevard
Lake Lure 28746

Important things to remember :

  • A photo ID is required for packet pick-up.
  • Cash, Check. NO credit cards due to limited internet availability.
  • All participants must pick up their own race packet. (Including all relay team 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. No exceptions.

PARTICIPANT MEETING

A participant orientation meeting will be held at 6:00 PM on Friday, August 10th and the pavilion. We will cover as many details as possible about the race and questions will be encouraged. A representative from USA Triathlon will also be on hand to discuss USAT issues and concerns relative to rules and safety. This meeting should last about 30 minutes - we encourage everyone to attend.

Lodging Information

The Lake Lure Olumpiad is proud to partner with Rumbling Bald Resort, the host venue for the Lake Lure Sprint Triathlon as well as the 10K Slam the Dam Run located along the shores of Lake Lure. The resort is offering a special lodging discount rate for participating athletes. Book your stay and receive 10% off. Rumbling Bald Resort offers a wide selection of lodging options fit for a family, a group of friends or the couple looking for a peaceful experience while competing. Athletes can choose to stay in luxury homes, condos, studios, and the Motorcoach resort, ALL inlcuding resort amenities!

For lodging reservations visit: www.rumblingbald.com

*** Book your stay during the week of the Lake Lure Olympiad Sports Festival and receive 10% off your lodging!

Call Debbie Earley at: 828-694-3027
or email her at:  reservations@rumblingbald.com

 

 

 

Refunds

Refund are not available for this event.

Transfers

This event does not provide transfers.

Deferrals

This event does not allow deferrals.

Policies

This event has a cut off date for receiving a T-Shirt. The cutoff is 17 day(s) from the event or 243 day(s) from today.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather the following procedures will be followed:

The event will be postponed in hopes the inclement weather will pass. If the inclement weather does not pass in time to complete the event safely in the original or modified format, the event will be cancelled. If the weather passes and the event cannot be held within the permitted time limits, the event will be changed to a duathlon format and possibly modified in length to meet these restrictions.

Every effort will be made to hold this event on time on this date. Should this event be cancelled due to an Act of God or other circumstance beyond the race directors control there will be no refunds, credits, or transfers.

NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy.

By registering for this event you agree to this weather policy.

Volunteer

Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to fill out the volunteer form. A race official will be in touch with you the week before the race.

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Category Results

CLICK HERE to view category results.

Relay Team Information

  • Relays can comprise of a 2-person (one person does 2 legs, and one person does 1 leg) or 3-person teams (each person does 1 leg of the event). Teams can consist of any mix of genders.
  • EACH Relay member MUST pick up his/her own packet.
  • EACH Member MUST have their photo ID and USAT card (if applicable) to pick up their packet.
  • If a member is a minor (17 or under), then a parent/guardian must show an ID to get their packet.
  • If a member turns 18 by the end of 2018 they are considered an Adult per USAT, thus they must pick up their own packet.
  • If you need to replace a relay member you can e-mail us using the Contact Us button at the top of the page with the changes.
  • If it is the week of the event and you need to make a change to a relay member then you can make this change at packet pick up.
  • At packet pick up you will be given a sheet of paper that explains how the relays will work (chip hand off, tagging spot, etc.).
  • If you are an individual that wishes to switch to a relay team, log into your profile and click on change category next to the event you wish to convert to a relay. It will walk you though the steps to change from an individual to a relay.

USAT Rules and Information

Most Commonly Violated USAT Rules:

Most Common

Blocking

Drafting

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USAT INFORMATION:

ALL USAT members must show proof of a current membership at packet pick up. If you have recently renewed a membership, then you MUST print out a temporary card or receipt of payment (that shows length of the membership period) to show at packet pick up. We will not take your word for it that your membership is current; you must SHOW us. Failure to do so will result in having to pay the one-day fee of $15.

CLICK HERE to be taken to the USAT website where you can renew your membership or print out a temporary card. You can also renew your membership at packet pick up if that's easier for you.

If I entered my USAT information when I registered, then why do I need to show my card at packet pick up? USAT rules state that all USAT members must show a valid membership card at packet pick up and failure to do so will result in having to pay the 1-day fee. Our events are sanction by USAT, therefore, we must follow these rules. Our website is not connected to USAT's website, so the information that you enter when you register could be incorrect. We must physically document the current expiration date of your membership when you pick up your packet as this is the only way we can confirm 100% that your membership is in fact current.

USAT's "Age Up" Policy:

An athlete's age for any USAT sanctioned race will be his/her age as of Dec. 31, 2018. The age he/she is on 12/31 will determine his/her racing age group. If an athlete is due to "age-up" into the next group, it will happen at the beginning of the year, not after the athlete's birthday. This action aligns regular U.S. age group racing with the method used by USA Triathlon for its National Rankings Program and its new Grand Prix Series.

Examples:

  • John Smith is 39 and will turn 40 on November 20, 2018. John will be considered 40 for all 2018 races - and will race in the 40-44 age group at all 2018 races.
  • Sally Jones is 29 and will turn 30 on July 3, 2018. Sally will be considered 30 for all 2018 races - and will race in the 30-34 age group at all 2018 races.

Award Categories & Category Information

Top 3 in each of the following categories

Advanced (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+
Clydesdales (Males - 220 Lbs +)
Masters Clydesdales (Males - 220 Lbs +, 40 & Over)
Athenas (Females - 165 Lbs +)
Aquabike (M & F)
Novice (M & F)
Relay Teams (1 category only)

AAA NCTS rules state that once you compete in a particular race category in an AAA NCTS race - you must remain in that same category for all future AAA NCTS races in that calendar year. The exceptions to this rule are the Aquabike, Novice and Weight categories. You may begin the year as a Novice and then switch into another qulifying category (ie: Age Group, Clydesdale). For Weight categories (Clydesdale 220+, Master Clydesdale 220+ and Athena 165+) it allows for you to drop to Age Group if you go below the weight limit for the category. If you switch to Aquabike you can switch back to your previous category at any time without penalty.

Below is a brief description of each race category:

Advanced - Category for Elite participants. These are typically the fastest people in the race and they compete on an Elite/Professional level.

Age Group - Participants competing in their age group.

Clydesdale - Category for participants who are over 220 lbs.

Master Clydesdale - Category for participants who are over 220 lbs. and are 40 or over.

Athena - Category for women over 165 lbs.

Aquabike - Category for participants doing the Swim and the Bike only. Your race ends when you cross the Bike Finish mat.

Novice - Category for beginner participants. Participants competing as a Novice have usually done less than 3 events. No age restrictions.

NOTE: You may fit into one or more of the above categories, so whichever category you choose to compete in is completely your choice. Choose the category that you feel you would have the most fun competing in.

AAA NCTS Helpful Hints

Here are some helpful information regarding our series and things we do:

  • Event Details are always posted the week of the event. This document can be viewed and printed out by clicking on the "Event Details" button on the top, right-hand side of the event page. This button will NOT appear until we post the document. READ this information. 99% of the questions we get at packet pick up are answered in this document, so the more information you read ahead of time, the quicker we can move people through the packet pick up process.
  • A pre-event e-mail will be sent out the afternoon AFTER online registration has closed. We wait until we have all the registrations before sending this e-mail because we want to make sure everyone gets the information.
  • We always post the Official Participant List with everyone's bib (race) number after online registration has closed, usually by the afternoon after registration closes.
  • Get in the habit of checking this Official Participant List for your bib number. If you come to packet pick up with your Photo ID and USAT card (if applicable) out and ready to hand to us, and tell us your race number as you approach the table, packet pick up moves about 5 million times faster. Yes, it makes that much of a difference. If it takes you 5 minutes to find your ID, then that's 5 minutes that the people behind you have to wait.
  • Everyone MUST show a photo ID at packet pick up, and you can NOT pick up anyone elses packet. This is a USAT rule that we must follow, so please do not ask and then get frustrated with our staff when the answer is no. We do not keep this information a secret. If you have a friend who is not competing, then you can pick up their shirt and any other swag they may have gotten, but you will not be given their numbers.
  • If you get your shirt at packet pick up and are not happy with the size, then you will be able to exchange it BUT not until packet pick up ends event morning. We do this to make sure everyone gets the size they registered for first. Otherwise everyone would go to the same size, then we would run out of that size and the people that actually registered for it would not get it.
  • Online registration always closes 3 days (70 hours) before the event (usually by 10am). This allows us enough time to begin to get everything prepped that we need to for the event. If there are still spots available after online registration has closed, then we will post this information and you will be able to register for the event at the posted packet pick up times. We always accept cash or check and if we have internet connectivity we will accept credit cards.
  • For pool swims, all participants that register on-site will be seeded amongst each other by 100-yard swim time and will begin after all the pre-registered athletes. We leave a LARGE time gap between the last pre-registered athlete and the first on-site sign up to make sure the pool is clear and no one is swimming over anyone else.
  • For a pool swim ALWAYS check your swim time more than 2 weeks before the event. 
  • Double check your race category. Remember events competed in as Novice and Relay do not count towards series points, and remember that the Advanced category is the ELITE category.
  • Relax and have fun!