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    US Coast Guard MWR Duathlon


    Saturday, May 24, 2014
     
    Mass Military Reservation/Camp Edwards
    CrossRoads, Hospital Rd
    Bourne, MA
    9:00 AM Start

    Sprint Duathlon:

    Run 2 Miles, Bike 12 Miles, Run 2 Miles

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    About the 20th Annual US Coast Guard MWR Duathlon

    Make this event the kickoff to your Memorial Day celebrations. Conveniently located on the Coast Guard base just over the Bourne Bridge, the race starts early enough that you miss the Cape traffic still have the rest of the holiday weekend to enjoy while savoring the memories of your duathlon. 


    Registration and Entry Fees

    Entry Fees
    $50 Individual, $60 relay team
    $10 Late fee for race day registration
    $12 Single day USA Triathlon license

    Registration available online til midnight the Thursday before event. 
    Packet Pick up: Race morning at venue from 7:00-8:45 AM. 


    IMPORTANT SECURITY INFO
    People will not be allowed to enter the coast guard base after the race has begun. All spectators must be on the base before the race begins.  

    All adults must present a legal identification card (driver's license, etc) in order to get onto the base. 

    The Race Course

    The run is a quick two mile loop with a bit of a hill leading back to the transition area. The bike course is a two loop course. It is fairly flat and fast with virtually no traffic. Expect windy conditions to add to the fun. Fitwerx provides bike support on the course. 


    Race Venue Activities

    Come to race, but stay for the festivities. Your race experience includes a DJ playing great music, yummy post race treats, and sponsor giveaways. 


    Race Divisions and Awards

    Standard USA Triathlon age group divisions in five year increments are employed for this event, for example: 30 to 34 years, 35 to 39 years, etc. Age group is determined by age as of December 31, 2014. There is a Clydesdale category for men who weigh 220+ pounds and an Athena category for women who weight 150+ pounds. Also there is a relay category for two person teams.

    Awards are given to the top three finishers in each age group, and in the Clydesdale and Athena divisions, and to all three members of the top male relay team, top female relay team, and mixed relay team. And a random award or two may be given out at the race director's discretion.

    Official Bicycle Mechanic and Support



    Official bicycle mechanic and support for this event is Fit Werx. Check them out at:  http://www.fitwerx.com/




    USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event

    This is a USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event managed by a USA Triathlon Certified Race Director. All athletes either must present a valid USA Triathlon annual membership card at registration or purchase a single day USA Triathlon license, no exceptions. Single day licenses may be purchased for $12 during the registration process. If you are planning to do at least three USA Triathlon sanctioned events in a one year period then you might want to purchase an annual membership from USA Triathlon for $45.
    For more info: www.usatriathlon.org

    Triathlon Training and Coaching

    Vmps, the official triathlon training & coaching organization for the F.I.R.M. Race Series, can help you achieve your endurance sports goals. They offer professional triathlon coaching services for beginners through elite, open water swim clinics, triathlon training swims, six week Power Swimming classes, a time trial series, a triathlon boot camp for women, and sports nutrition services. Their Tri Barn in Grafton, Ma includes a Computrainer studio, professional bike fitting, wetsuit rentals, and individualized shopping for tri bikes, wheels, Computrainers, and wetsuits. Plus their triathlon team provides a welcome opportunity for like-minded folks to train and race together. With their combined offerings, Vmps provides you with everything you need for your multisport lifestyle. 


    Directions

    The race venue is located on Connery Road, Buzzards Bay, Ma. Entry is only permitted through the Route 28 Bourne gate. 

    Click here for a map


    Charitable Partner- Coast Guard Morale & Well being Department


    USA Triathlon Rules

    USA Triathlon rules apply. The most commonly violated rules are drafting, blocking, and crossing the center line of the road. To avoid a drafting penalty, stay at  least three bicycle lengths behind the rider in front of you and complete any pass within fifteen seconds. If you are overtaken, you must drop back three bicycle lengths before attempting to pass. To avoid a blocking penalty, ride to the right of the road except when passing other competitors. To avoid a center line penalty, do not cross the center yellow line of the road. 

    Helmets with the chin strap fastened are required whenever you are on your bike. Bar end plugs are required on handlebars and aero bars; taping over the bar ends is not permitted. 

    Head phones and music players are strictly prohibited. 


    ChampionChip Timing Systems

    ChampionChip Timing Systems is used to time this event. A timing chip attached to a black velcro strap is provided in each competitor's race bag. The timing chip must be worn on the left ankle at all times during the race for an official race time to be recorded. Return the timing chip to a volunteer at the finish line to avoid the $30 replacement fee. Race results are posted at the race venue, and on www.firm-racing.com and www.coolrunning.com


    Refund  & Exchange Policy

    No refunds will be made if an event is cancelled due to circumstances beyond the race director's control such as but not limited to inclement weather, unsafe racing conditions, or the decision of town administrators or safety personnel. Entries would be moved to the following year's event. Events may be changed in distance or event nature for safety or other reasons at the discretion of the race director. 

    All refunds requested two weeks prior to event will be honored less a $25 dollar processing fee. 
    Exchanges to other FIRM events will be granted up to the week before the event. 
    Any requests made the week of the event are not subject to refunds or exchanges. 






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