BRICKTOWN CHALLENGE TRI/DUATHLON
Haverstraw Bay County Park
Gagan Rd., West Haverstraw, Rockland County, NY
Triathlon: Swim - 1/4 mi. Bike - 13 mi. Run - 3 mi.
Duathlon: Run - 1 mi. Bike - 13 mi. Run - 3 mi.
To Benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Presented by the HAVERSTRAW PBA in partnership with NEW YORK TRIATHLON.
The Bricktown Challenge is the inaugural fundraising event for the Town of Haverstraw PBA. The Challenge is a sprint distance triathlob which includes a 1/4 mile out and back swim from the boat launch at the County Park followed by a 13 mile bike ride with scenic views that take competitors through parts of the Village of West Haverstraw, Garnerville, Thiells and Stony Point. After returning from the bike ride the competitor will complete the event with a 3 mile run along the sea wall of Haverstraw and Stony Point with views of the majestic Hudson River.
Competitors will have the duathlon option that replaces the 1/4 mile swim with a 1 mile run. The bike ride of 13 miles and the final run of 3 miles is the same course as the triathlon.
The event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon with partial proceeds from the event going to support local charities.
The name "Bricktown Challenge" was chosen to pay homage to the history of Haverstraw and the brickmaking industry that started in 1771. The added "challenge" to the tri/duathlon is that there will be a special prize given to those competitors who choose to do the 3 mile run carrying a brick (optional - supplied upon request).
Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers in each age group and to the top three male/female first responders.
This event will be the first of its kind in the Haverstraw - Stony Point area and will bring competitors from throughout the tri-state area to partake in the fastest growing endurance sport in the country.
.ABSOLUTELY NO PARTS OF ENTRY FEES WILL BE REFUNDED, TRANSFERRED OR CREDITED.
The event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. Annual membership ($45) or one day membership ($12) will be required to participate in the event. For information on USA Triathlon membership go to www.USATriathlon.org
Race packets will not be issued without your knowing your race bib number and presenting photo ID!
You will receive an email with you race bib numbe rapproximately 4-5 days before the event. At check-in you must know your bib number before getting in to the line that corresponds to your bib number.
If you do not receive your email and do not know your bib number, you may look it up on an alphabetical entrants list posted near the registration tables before getting in line for packet pick up.
There will be a label attached to your bib number that has all your personal and race information. Please check it for accuracy and notify registration officials immediately if you find discrepancies.
INDIVIDUAL ENTRY FEES:
Before July 28 - Triathlon - $80 Duiathlon - $60
Before August 28 Triathlon - $90 Duathlon - $70
Before Sept. 28 - Triathlon - $100 Duathlon - $80
Race Day*: Triathlon - $110 Duathlon - $90
RELAY TEAM ENTRY FEES (2 or 3 person)
Before July 28 - Triathlon - $160 Duathlon - $120
Before August 28 - Triathlon - $180 Duathlon - $140
Before Sept. 28 - Triathlon - $200 Duathlon - $160
Race Day*: Triathlon - $220 Duathlon - $180
* No T-shirts to race day entries.
* No credit cards or personal checks accepted on race day.
Triathlon: 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall male/female and in 5-year groups; 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+ female, 60-64, 65-69, 70+ male.
Duathlon: 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall male/female and in 10-year age groups; 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ female, 60-69, 70+ male
First Responder: 1st, 2nd, 3rd male/female (active) first responder in Triathlon and Duathlon..
*No awards to relay teams.
* To receive an award you must be present at the awards ceremony - Race management has authority to change race course and format, check-in and start times.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Friday (Pre-Race Day) - Haverstraw County Park
5:00 - 6:30 pm - Check in (optional), new entries accepted, course familiarization
Saturday (Race Day) - Haverstraw County Park
6:15 - 7:15 am - Check-in. new entries, packet pick-up.
*** No Numbers issued or race packets saved after 7:30 am. ***
7:40 a.m. - Course orientation, final race instructions
8:00 a.m. - Race Start (rain or shine).
10:15 a.m. - Course closes, Awards presentation.
Entry to competitors with race numbers ONLY!. Please request family members and friends not to accompany you in the transition area. Bicycles must be placed on assigned bike racks. Bikes on wrong racks will be removed from the race. NO cycling in or out of the transition area. Cycling past the "DISMOUNT" signs at the entrance to the transition area will result in a 2 minute penalty.
Competitors must wear the official swim cap provided at check-in. Failure to wear the official swim cap will result in DISQUALIFICATION! Upon completion of the swim, you will run 50 yards from the beach to the transition area.
You must notify a race official IMMEDIATELY if you do not complete the swim. Failure to do so will DISQUALIFY you from participating in any future events organized by the NYTRI
For a Course Map which includes the elevation change check out the NYTRI Facebook Page and our: Official Bike Course Map.
It is your responsibility to know and stay on the course at all times. If you are uncertain of the course, review the course map BEFORE the race and follow the guidelines of the CONE DIRECTIONAL SYSTEM below.
CONE DIRECTIONAL SYSTEM: All turns on the bike course are marked by a series of small (12") orange cones. Following them is essential to stay on course. If in doubt at any intersection, always follow the direction marked by the orange cones. Exit all traffic circles in the direction of the cones. Do not expect volunteers, marshalls and/or police personnel to point you in the right direction. They are on the course only for traffic control at key intersections.
The 1/3 mile swim will go off in waves of 50 swimmers per wave, in a triangular cofiguration around two large 8 ft. buoys.The start and finish of the swim is at the boat launch ramp.
Turn left on to Beach Road out of the County Park then turn left on to Tanneyanns Lane and then right on to Samsondale Ave.and continue to E. Railroad Ave. Turn left on to E. Railroad Ave.(CR 94) and continue for approximately 3.5 miles (name of road changes to Suffern Lane then Letchworth Village Road). Turn left on to Willow Grove Road (CR 98) for approximately 2 miles then turn right on to Gate Hill Road (CR 106) for 3 miles. Turn left on to West Main Street (CR 108) and continue for 4.5 miles (road name changes to E. Main Street, Grassy Point Road, River Road and Beach Road). Turn left on to Gagan Road and return to transition area.
Leave transition area (running with brick is optional) and continue to Park entrance. Turn right on to Beach Road and run 1.5 miles to the turn-around point along the sea wall on Grassy Point Road and return to Gagan Road and turn left in to the Park and run towards the finish line..
WATER STATIONS: There will be two water stops:
1. Exit of the transition area. 2. At 1.5 miles on the run.
PLEASE DISCARD WATER CUPS IN THE GARBAGE CANS LOCATED JUST PAST THE WATER TABLES. DO NOT THROW WATER CUPS ON THE ROAD OR IN THE PARKING LOT!
DRAFTING RULES: You must maintain a distance of three bike lengths from the bike in front of you! You may not be closer than this distance for any period exceeding 15 seconds. If you are, you will be assessed a TWO minute penalty for each successive violation. Riding alongside another biker will also result in a two minute penalty.
Pack Riding is a Serious Violation of the Rules of Tri/Biathlon! You can file an official complaint regarding "drafters" by noting their race number. A competitor who has three "drafting reports" filed against him/her will automatically receive a penalty for each infraction.
POST-RACE: Award winners must be present at the post-race awards ceremony to claim their prize. No Exceptions! Refreshments are for competitors ONLY and are not provided for friends and family members.
HELMETS: A bicycling helmet must be positively secured with chin strap before leaving the transition area. Riding without a helmet will result in immediate disqualification! Helmets must be ANSI, SNELL or USCF approved.
RACE NUMBERS/ELECTRONIC TIMING:
On the morning of the race, you will pick up an electronic timing chip that corresponds to your assigned bib number. This chip must be attached with the supplied velcro strap to your ankle.and must remain attached throughout the entire event.
You cannot use any chip other than the one that is assigned to you on the morning of the race. Wearing any other chip will result in errors to overall timing and your disqualification.
After you finish the event, you must remove the chip and drop it in the collection bin at the end of the timing chute.
If you lose your chip during the race or fail to turn it in after you cross the finish line, you will be charged $105..
Your bib number must be attached to the FRONT of your shirt (or race belt) during the entire race .
If you enter the transition area or cross the finish line and your number is not clearly visible on your FRONT, you will be receive a 2 minute penalty.
The 2-sided vinyl (adhesive-backed) bike frame number must be attached to the front of the top tube of your bicycle and may not be removed until you leave the leave the transition area.
Check the label affixed to the timing tag (on the front of your bib number) for correct information regarding your name, age, sex and category (T-Triathlon, D-Duathlon).
Notify officials prior to the race of any mistakes!
Results will be posted on the NYTRI web site www.NYTRI.org.
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From North: Take Palisades Parkway South to Exit 14 (Willow Grove Road) and turn left at end of the ramp and continue East on Willow Grove Road. At first traffic light, turn right onto Letchworth Village Road then turn left at first Stop sign to continue on Letchworth Village Road. Continue for 3.5 miles, name of road changes to Suffern Lane then Railroad Avenue. Turn right on to Gagan Road (entrance to Haverstraw Bay County Park)..
From South: Take Palisades Parkway to Exit 14 (Willow Grove Road) and turn right at the end of the ramp and continue East on Willow Grove Road and follow directions above..
Alternate Route From South: Take I-87 (NY Thruway) north over Tappan Zee Bridge. Take Exit 11 and continue to the first traffic light. At the light, turn left and go North on Route 9W. Continue on Rte. 9W for approximately 10 miles and turn right onto E. Railroad Avenue. Continue on E. Railroad Avenue then turn right onto Gagan Road (entrance to Haverstraw Bay Vounty Park)..
RACE VIOLATIONS & PENALTIES
2 Minute Penalties
- Riding bicycle anywhere within transition area.
- Bicycle not on assigned bike rack or racked incorrectly.
- Each drafting or "pack riding" violation.
- Accepting outside assistance or being paced by non-competitor.
- Race # not visible at any time while biking and.or running.
- Unsecured helmet chin strap leaving/entering transition area.
- Biking in the center or left of roadway.
- Riding without an approved biking helmet.
- Wearing headphones during any portion of race.
- Verbal abuse of any volunteer, official or staff or any other unsportsmanlike conduct.
HAVE A SAFE AND FUN RACE!