2012 Hammer Man Triathlon
Sprint Distance Triathlon & Relay
.5 mile swim, 13.5 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
Date: October 6, 2012
Location: Hammerman Area of Gunpowder State Park
Time: First Wave @ 8:00 am
Race Limit: 300
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Department of Natural Resources (specifically Gunpowder State Park)
*** An e-mail containing packet pickup instructions and other important race information was sent out to all registered participants on Tuesday, October 2. Please e-mail us at email@example.com if you did not receive it ***
$60 (Until August 3), $75 (August 4 – Sept 7), $90 (September 8 – Oct 3), $100 (Packet Pickup & Race Day)
$100 (Until August 3), $110 (August 4 – Sept 7), $120 (September 8 – Oct 3), $140 (Packet Pickup & Race Day)
$120 (Until August 3), $135 (August 4 – Sept 7), $150 (September 8 – Oct 3), $160 (Packet Pickup & Race Day)
Participants who are not USAT members must purchase a one-day license for $12, or sign up for a USAT one-year membership for $45.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be a limited number of race-day registrations for the Hammer Man Triathlon.
Participants will begin in waist-deep water at the Hammerman Beach and swim directly out from shore before making a left turn around buoys. They will proceed parallel to the shore before making 2 left turns to bring them back to parallel with the shore. A right hand turn around the final buoy brings them back to the beach where they will make their way to the transition zone.
Bike Course – Map
The bike route will incorporate the scenic Chase area outside of the park – the course is basically flat with a couple of short rolling climbs. There will be police presence on the course at major intersections, but all traffic signs must be obeyed! Almost all turns are right handed. The only left hand turns are at or near the dead ends of the proceeding streets.
*There should be limited traffic interference; however the course is not closed to traffic and extra caution must be taken while riding the course!
Run Course – Map
The race finishes with a scenic 5k run inside the park on varying terrain including grass fields, asphalt roads, and a couple of short wooded trails.
Note: USAT policies allow us to make changes to the race based on weather or other unexpected issues that may arise. This includes changing from a triathlon to a duathlon, or altering the run or bike courses. Registration fees cannot be refunded for any reason.
Top 3 overall males and females, as well as top 3 in each age group as follows:
19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+
Awards will be given to each member of the winning 2-person and 3-person relay teams.
Each participant will receive a tech race t-shirt (sizes cannot be guaranteed after 9/1/12), a custom event bottle from Clean Bottle (www.cleanbottle.com), and a logo’d swim cap that corresponds to their wave. Chip timing for each segment of the race including transitions. There will be water and HEED sports drink at the mid point of the run course, and course marshals will direct racers at all major turns. Staff will secure the transition area before, during, and after the race. Refreshments will be available post race.
Packet Pick Up:
Packet pickup will be available Friday evening from 5-7 PM at Hammerman Beach. Race-day PP will begin at 6:00 AM.
Due to time constraints on race day, we HIGHLY ENCOURAGE participants to pick up packets prior to race day.
Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available at various levels. Please contact Will at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.