RACE TIMING

Professional ChronoTrack timing includes two splits and the finish line. Splits and final results will be available shortly after the race and will be posted online at this website.

 


 

PHOTOS

General photos and coverage will be available following the race at www.kpcnews.com. Subject to photographer availability, race photos will be available to purchase for a modest fee online. Profits , if any, support NIE.

 


 

WHERE AND HOW TO PLACE THE TIMING CHIP

Click for instructions on how to place the timing chip.

 


 

RACE DAY INFORMATION

YOU MUST HAVE A PHOTO ID TO REGISTER. This is required by USAT. You must show your USAT membership card to receive the USAT member discount.  If you do not have your card, you will be required to complete the one-day USAT membership form and pay the $12.00 fee, or you will not be permitted to race. Youth, age 15-17, must be accompanied by the parent or guardian who approved the online applications, and both must show valid ID. Youth age is determined as of the race day. Adult age (age 18 or older as of race day) is as of December 31.

Registration opens at 5:30 a.m.. We expect the swim to start in 6 waves in the following order: M 18-34/ M 35-49/ M 50+/ W 18-39/ W 40+/ Teams &Youth. Water temperature will be posted by 6:30 for those considering wet-suits. Bike racks are first come – first serve. The race timeline is posted below.

Race finish care, including minor first aid, will be provided, and an athletic trainer or physical therapist will be present.

Funds raised by the race will support the KPC Newspaper In Education (NIE) program in the northeast Indiana counties of DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble and Steuben. Learn more about NIE.

For more information please contact Vi Wysong at 260.347.7244 or email vwysong@kpcmedia.com

 


 

RACE TIMELINE

5 a.m. Parking open/arrive
5:30 a.m. Parking lot greeters in place
Transition opens
Registration opens
6:30 a.m. Volunteer meeting
6:45 a.m. Packet pick-up closes
7 a.m. Athlete race meeting with race official
7:15 a.m. To beach – swimmers separate for waves
7:30 a.m. SWIM START (Waves may vary depending on the number of entrants. Final wave assignment wil be available at packet pick-up.)
7:30 — Men 18-34 (Light Blue caps)
7:33 — Men 35-49 (Yellow caps)
7:36 — Men 50+ (Royal Blue caps)
7:39 — Women 18-39 (White caps)
7:42 — Women 40+ (Green caps)
7:45 — Teams & Youth (Orange caps)
8:30 a.m. Swim closes – remaining swimmers will be removed and may continue to transition area.
Swim tear down
10 a.m. Bike race closes – remaining bikers will be returned and may continue from transition area.
10 a.m. Awards
11 a.m. Run closes – remaining runners returned to transition area.

 


 

Event Cancellation / Modification Policy/Alternative Race plan

If weather, water quality, natural disaster or community disaster or threat occurs, our action steps are as follows:
1. The KPC Sprint Triathlon Race Committee in concert with local officials will make decisions based on safety first.

2. Courses and/or race segments will be altered as agreed to between the Race Committee and local officials.

3. The Alternative Race Plan when outdoor swim is not permitted is explained below.

3. Financial: It is not financially feasible for KPC Sprint Triathlon to accept the risk of a disaster for everyone. Each registered participant needs to accept the risk of his or her entry fee. There will be NO REFUNDS or free entries to future races. The money you paid is spent developing the event and payment of fees, supplies, road safety, etc.

4. KPC Sprint Triathlon a community effort and fundraising event. The organizers do not save any money if the race is canceled for reasons beyond their control.  Supplies and services needed for the events are purchased and/or arranged in advance.  Race supplies and services associated with the race must be paid, regardless of the outcome.

 


 

ALTERNATIVE RACE PLAN

Because Bixler Lake has a municipal beach and adjacent camp ground it is subject to weekly water testing and held to a rigorous standard. Generally Bixler lake enjoys very high water quality, exceeding most natural lakes. Rarely, a period of very hot weather or very heavy rainfall can cause test levels to briefly spike. This is true of all natural lakes.  Due to the high standards required for the municipal lake, the Bixler beach may be closed, even though nearby lakes subject to similar conditions remain open. Usually the closure is lifted after 24 hours, when second confirmation test results are received.

In the very unlikely event the City closes the beach on race day or the day prior to race day, the KPC Sprint Triathlon will follow the Alternative Race Plan:

 


 

Individuals:

The race will be conducted as a duathlon. For the portion that would be the swim, the racers will have a short run along the first portion of the bike route for .75 miles, turn around in the east-side parking area, and run back. The racers will transition to the bike race, and proceed as normal.

 


 

Teams:

The Team Swimmers will swim in the YMCA competitive pool.

After check-in, but prior to the start of the race the Team Swimmers will be transported to the YMCA, which is located on Garden Street, just west of East Noble High School, on the east side of Bixler Lake. The Team Swimmers will start at 8 a.m. The start time will be coordinated with the Race Timer. As each Swimmer finishes, the Swimmer Number will be relayed to the transition area and called out to start the Biker. The Biker will enter the transition area, crossing the time mat, and the race will proceed as normal. We will transport the swimmers back to the race area after their swim.

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