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19th Annual

HUDSON VALLEY TRI/DUATHLON

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Ulster Landing Park, Town of Ulster, NY

 

Triathlon: Swim-0.25 mi.  Bike-18 mi.  Run-3.5 mi.

       Duathlon: Run-1 mi.  Bike-18 mi.  Run-3.5 mi.

 

The HUDSON VALLEY TRI/DUATHLON is a fundraiser for the WOUNDED WARRIOR'S PROJECT. 100% of sponsorship fees from this event go directly to the WOUNDED WARRIOR'S PROJECT.

 

ENTRY FEE: 
Triathlon:  
Before May 12-$80,  May 13 - June 12- $90,  June 13 - July 11-$100

 Duathlon: Before May 12-$65,  May 13 - June 12 - $75, June 13 - July 11-$80

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Race Day: Triathlon: $110  Duathlon: $90
* No T-shirts to race day entries 
* No entrants under 18 years of age.
* NYTRI member discount: $10
* No Relay Teams  


COMPETITOR INFORMATION

 

ABSOLUTELY NO PARTS OF ENTRY FEES WILL BE REFUNDED, TRANSFERRED, SUBSTITUTED OR CREDITED!

 

AWARDS:

Triathlon: 1st, 2nd, 3rd male/female overall and in 5-year age groups; 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49,  50-54, 55-59, female 60+, male 60-64, 65-69, 70+.

Duathlon: 1st, 2nd, 3rd male/female overall and in 10-year age groups 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, female 60+, male 60-69, 70+

 

RULES & REGULATIONS:

NEW YORK TRIATHLON - NYTRI has staged over 600 multi-sport events since 1984 and is proud to claim the best safety record in the country.
The following rules and regulations are designed for your personal safety and enjoyment. Failure to comply with these rules will result in penalties and/or disqualification.

· Race management has authority to change race course and format, check-in and start times.

· No entrants under 18 years of age.

· It is the contestant's responsibility to be familiar with and follow the race course.

· It is prohibited to sell your race number or for someone to compete in your place.

· Contestants must follow the directions of race officials who have ultimate and final authority to remove contestants who violate race rules.

· Friends, family or assistants may not bike or run alongside a contestant and should be warned to stay clear of contestants.

· Contestants are not allowed to wear headphones, earphones or any other sound device that impairs normal  hearing!

· No dogs (on or off leash) are allowed entry to Ulster Landing Park!

 

IMPORTANT: NO NUMBERS WILL BE ISSUED WITHOUT PHOTO ID! You must know your race number before getting in line for race packet pick up. Competitors will be sent an email 5-6 days prior to the event with their race number and updated race information.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Pre-Race Day - Saturday, Ulster Landing Park, Town of Ulster.

4:00-5:30 pm - Race packet pick-up (optional). New entries accepted.

Race Day - Sunday, Ulster Landing Park, Town of Ulster.

6:15 - 7:30 am. Race packet pick up. New Entries. Pick up timing chip. Get numbered for swim.

7:45 am. - Final instructions and course update.

8:00 a.m. - Race Start  (rain or shine)

9:45 am - Bike course officially closes

10:30 pm - Refreshments, Awards presentation.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Is there someone you know who could help while you're competing? Call NYT at 845-247-0271 from 10:00-5:00 and leave a message with their name and confirm that they will be at the race.  Volunteers will receive a souvenir T-shirt and sincere thanks from all competitors.

 

TRANSITION AREA: Entrance to the transition area is 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 transition area. 

 

SWIM: Maximum time allowed for the 1/3 mile swim is 20 minutes. Yellow swim caps are included in your race packet and must be worn by all swimmers.  Water temperature is expected to be near 72 degrees. Wet suits are permitted. Numbers will be marked on left forearm prior to the swim. 

 

BIKE: The bike course starts at Ulster Landing Park and exits left to Ulster Landing Road. Stay left at intersection with Kukuk Lane and continue on Ulster Landing Road to Rt. 32 (Roberti¡¦s Marine). Right on to Rt. 32 north to Ulster Landing Road (in Glasco) and then right to return to Ulster Landing Park. Pass entrance to Park and repeat the identical loop for the second time. Return to transition area after completing two complete loops for a total distance of 18 miles. You must be able to maintain a bike speed of 12 mph for the entire 18 mile bike course.


Note: Due to the traffic restrictions imposed by the Ulster County Sheriff's Office, you will not be allowed to START the second loop of the bike course after 9:05 am.

 

CAUTION: The entrance/exit to Ulster Landing Park is a narrow single lane road on a very steep incline. When returning to the park on your bike, you must slow down as soon as you enter the park and maintain a speed of no more than 10 mph until you arrive at the dismount signs at the entrance to the transition area.

 

If you pass a bicycle that has slowed down to the required 10 mph, you will be given a 2 minute penalty.

 

** Any reckless riding on the downhill road when returning to the transition area will result in immediate disqualification.**

 

Bike in the extreme right of the right hand lane at all times. The course is not closed to vehicles although all precautions to insure a safe race have been taken by local law enforcement agencies. It is your responsibility to know and stay on the course at all times. If you are uncertain of the course, look for orange colored arrows painted on the right shoulder of the road. 

 

RUN: The 3.5 mile run is out and back. Exit the park and make left on Ulster Landing Road and continue to the turn around at the East Kingston Fire Station (intersection of Kukuk Lane and Ulster Landing Road).

 

COURSE CLOSING: The maximum time allowed for the entire event is 2:40. This is based on a maximum swim of 20 minutes, a bike ride of 90 minutes and a 3.5 mile run of 45 minutes (total time without transitions of  2:35).

 

DUATHLON: Duathletes will do an initial 1 mile out and back run. The second run is 3.5 miles (see above).

 

WARNING: While on the run course you must run with the direction of traffic and STAY TO THE EXTREME RIGHT of the road at ALL times!

 

The run is measured along the RIGHT shoulder of the road. Cutting corners will be considered cutting the course and will result in an automatic two minute penalty. Cutting corners is also a severe breach of safety precautions since some cars will be sharing the road with runners and competitors will be on both sides of the road at any given time. 

 

WATER STATIONS: There will be three (3) water stations on the run course. 

 

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. You will be assessed a two minute penalty for each violation. Due to the fact that the course is open to traffic, Riding alongside another biker will result in a four (4) minute penalty. 

 

WARNING! Drafting and/or riding in a pack is a violation of the rules of Triathlon! If you wish to file an official complaint regarding "drafters", you must record their race number. A competitor who has three drafting reports filed by fellow competitors will automatically receive a two minute penalty.

 

POST-RACE: Refreshments are for competitors ONLY and are not provided for friends and family members. When entering the buffet line, identify yourself as a competitor by wearing your race number.

 

HELMETS: Penalties will be assessed if cycling helmets are not 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 UCSO approved.

 

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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 a 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.

Upon crossing the finish line you must remove the chip and drop it in the collection bin located 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 for the lost chip. If you paid for the race using a credit card, your card will be charged automatically. Others will be sent an invoice.

Your bib number must be attached to the FRONT of your shirt (or race belt) during the entire race.

The 2-sided vinyl (adhesive-backed) bike frame number must be attached to the front of the top tube of your bicycle and for security reasons may not be removed until you exit the transition area.

Check the label affixed to your bib number for correct information regarding your name, age, sex, category (tri or bi) and swim wave.

Notify officials prior to the race of any mistakes!

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RESULTS: Results will be posted on the NYT web site www.NYTRI.org

 

PARKING: Parking is in a paved parking lot on the left immediately after passing the toll house at the entrance to the Park.  Please do not park on any roads in the vicinity of the entrance to Ulster Landing Park or you car will be fined and towed.

 

No cars will be allowed to exit Ulster Landing Park before 9:30 am on the day of the race.

 

DIRECTIONS: From Exit 19/Kingston (NY Thruway, I-87): As you enter the traffic circle, stay to the right and bear right to Route 28 west (Pine Hill). Stay to the right and bear right on to Route 199/209 towards Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge. Exit at Route 32 (last exit before bridge) and make RIGHT on to Route 32 north. Make right at Kukuk Lane  (about one mile) which will become Ulster Landing Road and lead you to Ulster Landing Park.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Howard Johnson - 845-246-9511, Saugerties, NY, Exit 20

Comfort Inn - 845-246 - Saugerties, NY, Exit 20

Courtyard-Marriot - 845-382-2300 -  Kingston, NY, Exit 19

Quality Inn - 845-339-3900, Kingston, NY, Exit 19

Hampton Inn - 845-382-2600 - Kingston, NY, Exit 19

Holiday Inn - 845-338-0400 - Kingston, NY, Exit 19

 

RACE VIOLATIONS & PENALTIES

2 Minute Penalties

- Entering/exiting transition area under/over/between barriers.

- Drafting or "pack riding" violation (each incident).

- Unsecured helmet chin strap exiting/entering transition area.

4 Minute Penalties

- Accepting outside assistance or being paced by non-competitor.

- Running not to the extreme RIGHT.

- Biking not to the RIGHT side of the road.

Disqualification

- Riding without an approved biking helmet.

- Verbal abuse of volunteers, officials, staff or spectators.

- Unsportsmanlike and/or reckless conduct (decision by race officials).

- Wearing earphones, ipods, headphones or any other music transmitting device during any portion of race. 

 

HAVE A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE RACE