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TriStar111 Minnesota 2011 Race Briefing


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TriStar111 Minnesota 2011 Race Briefing

  3. 3. TriStar Philosophy <ul><li>Star Events are </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on Fun </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Social Responsibility </li></ul>
  4. 4. Environmental Protection <ul><li>Get involved and… </li></ul><ul><li>Act 4vita: respect the Ecozones, reduce and sort wast e </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>In cooperation with the 4vita program we take action for environment and health
  5. 5. Social Responsibility <ul><li>Join us and… </li></ul><ul><li>Show you care and wear the Livestrong wristband </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>TriStar Minnesota supports the Lance Armstrong Foundation LIVESTRONG.
  6. 6. Briefing contents <ul><li>Before the Race </li></ul><ul><li>Race Day </li></ul><ul><li>After Finish </li></ul><ul><li>Regulations </li></ul>
  7. 7. Before coming to Maple Grove <ul><li>Don ’ t forget </li></ul><ul><li>Everything you need for the Race </li></ul><ul><li>Photo ID </li></ul><ul><li>PRO card (if applicable) </li></ul><ul><li>Valid License from USAT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you do not have an annual USAT membership, please bring $10 (cash or check) to purchase a mandatory one-day license during packet pick-up. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. In Maple Grove <ul><li>Star & Co. Village </li></ul><ul><li>Registration </li></ul><ul><li>Relax, meet friends </li></ul><ul><li>Explore sports and nature from Minnesota </li></ul><ul><li>Friday night event in Weaver Lake Park “ Racer Welcome & Briefing ” 6 :00 p.m. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Star&CoVillage <ul><li>Hours: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Friday 3 : 00 p.m. – 8 : 00 p.m. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saturda y 7 : 00 a.m. – 3 : 00 p.m. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Registration <ul><li>In the Star&Co Village </li></ul><ul><li>Know your start number (displayed) </li></ul><ul><li>Show your photo ID </li></ul><ul><li>Show your USAT License </li></ul><ul><li>(or buy a day one-day License) </li></ul><ul><li>Check your data </li></ul><ul><li>Receive your athlete wristband </li></ul><ul><li>Pick up your Starter pack + Gift </li></ul>
  12. 12. Starter Pack Contents for TriStar111 athletes <ul><li>1 swim cap </li></ul><ul><li>2 start numbers </li></ul><ul><li>2 transition bags BIKE & RUN </li></ul><ul><li>1 STREETWEAR bag </li></ul><ul><li>3 stickers for the bags </li></ul><ul><li>1 bike stic ker , 3 for the helmet </li></ul><ul><li>1 a thlete guide </li></ul><ul><li>2 timing chips (1 for you & 1 for your bike) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Options During Registration <ul><li>You will receive prepaid Extra Tickets for the Star Party if you purchased during online-registration. </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Tickets for the Star Night will be available at the Information booth </li></ul><ul><li>(pending availability) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Check In Friday 4 : 00 p.m. – 8 : 00 p.m. Saturday 05:00 a.m. – 6:45 a.m. BIKE PARK & TRANSITION AREA
  15. 15. Check In Info 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. <ul><li>Check in is obligatory for all athletes! </li></ul><ul><li>You must check in your bike and your transition bags. Otherwise those items will not be available during the Race. </li></ul><ul><li>Non-checked material can not be used in the Race. </li></ul><ul><li>Check-in closes at 8:00 p.m.! </li></ul><ul><li>Bike Park will be guarded by security overnight </li></ul>
  16. 16. Preparations for Check In <ul><li>Put the 3 small stickers on your helmet (in front an d on both sides) </li></ul><ul><li>Put the remaining sticker on your bike </li></ul><ul><li>Put the 3 large stickers on your Transition Bags </li></ul><ul><li>Fix the timing chip </li></ul><ul><li>for the bike to your </li></ul><ul><li>bike before check in </li></ul>
  17. 17. Check In Process <ul><li>Bring your Bike, Bike bag and Run bag </li></ul><ul><li>Come to the Bike Park Entrance </li></ul><ul><li>With helmet on your head, chinstrap closed </li></ul><ul><li>Brakes and helmet will be checked </li></ul><ul><li>Rack your bike (you can have you r shoes clipped onto your bike – no loose objects with the bike !) </li></ul><ul><li>Deposit BIKE & RUN bags </li></ul><ul><li>Do not bring your STREETWEAR bag </li></ul>
  18. 18. Transition Bag BIKE <ul><li>Contains everything you need for the BIKE </li></ul><ul><li>Race number + Belt </li></ul><ul><li>Helmet </li></ul><ul><li>Glasses </li></ul><ul><li>Bike Shoes (if not clipped on the bike) </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition (first Energy Station at 8 miles ) </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Contains everything you need for the RUN </li></ul><ul><li>Race number </li></ul><ul><li>Cap </li></ul><ul><li>Glasses </li></ul><ul><li>Socks </li></ul><ul><li>Shoes </li></ul><ul><li>Gels in Belt </li></ul>Transition Bag RUN
  20. 20. Racer Welcome & Briefing <ul><li>Friday 6 : 00 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>In Weaver Lake Park, Maple Grove </li></ul><ul><li>Additional PRO Briefing at 7:00 p.m. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Race Day Saturday August 27, 201 1
  24. 24. Before the race <ul><li>H ave a good breakfast </li></ul><ul><li>B ring along the things you need for the swim </li></ul><ul><li>D on ‘ t forget your STREETWEAR bag </li></ul><ul><li>Don ‘ t forget your timing chip </li></ul>
  25. 25. BIB Number <ul><li>As an athlete, make sure your start number is visible at all times </li></ul><ul><li>Swim: Number on the swimcap (don ‘ t take the BIB Number for the Swim ) </li></ul><ul><li>Bike: 3 stickers x on helmet, 1 sticker x on bike, the BIB Number on your back </li></ul><ul><li>Running: BIB Number on your front </li></ul>
  26. 26. 05:00 a.m. – 6:45 a.m. Before Start <ul><li>Saturday Check In from 5:00 a.m. t o 6:45 a.m. </li></ul><ul><li>Let the timing team mark you arms in the Bike Park </li></ul><ul><li>Hand in your STREETWEAR bag at the relaxing zone to the volunteers (close to Swim Start Area) </li></ul><ul><li>Wear your Swimcap </li></ul><ul><li>Enter the start area passing the timing mat so that we can control who enters the race </li></ul><ul><li>Remove place yourself in the Start section corresponding to your estimated swim time (Pros will start in the first row) </li></ul><ul><li>Give the full warm up time . End 6:55 a.m. </li></ul><ul><li>Sandals / Shoes are not allowed in the Start Area </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Start 1km of Swimming </li></ul><ul><li>1 Loop </li></ul><ul><li>Cut Off time 8 : 15 a.m. </li></ul>7:30 a.m. Start Swim 1km
  28. 28. 1km SWIM map
  29. 29. Transition 1 Swim  Bike <ul><li>Pick-up your BIKE bag </li></ul><ul><li>Change in the tent </li></ul><ul><li>If wearing a wetsuit you </li></ul><ul><li>have to put it in your bike </li></ul><ul><li>bag after changing </li></ul><ul><li>When leaving the tent, drop-off your bag with the wetsuit in the DROP-OFF zone </li></ul>
  30. 30. Transition 1 Swim  Bike <ul><li>Close the chinstrap of your helmet </li></ul><ul><li>Pickup your Bike </li></ul><ul><li>Push it to the Exit </li></ul><ul><li>Mount your Bike only once you left the bike park </li></ul>
  31. 31. BIKE 100km (62mi) <ul><li>2 loops </li></ul><ul><li>3 Energy Stations per loop </li></ul><ul><li>Bike Service car </li></ul><ul><li>Cut Off time: 05h30 race time ( 1 : 00 p.m.) </li></ul>
  32. 32. Bike 100km ATTENTION <ul><li>Follow the signs of the Olympic race (blue arrows) . </li></ul><ul><li>Attention: at 14.5miles you have to go left while the course for the Olympic racers turns right. There are YELLOW signs indicating this. Later it will be blue signs again for the rest of the course. </li></ul>
  33. 33. 100km|62mi BIKE map
  34. 34. BIKE Energy Stations <ul><li>Bars (Energy Stations 1&2) </li></ul><ul><li>Gatorade Energy Drinks (All Stations) </li></ul><ul><li>Pepsi (Energy Station 2) </li></ul><ul><li>GU Energy Gels (Energy Station 2) </li></ul><ul><li>Water (All Stations) </li></ul>Energy Stations at: 8, 15, 22, 39, 46, 53 miles
  35. 35. ECOZONES <ul><li>Throw away your bike bottles and packaging only in the ECOZONES at the beginning and the end of each Energy Station </li></ul><ul><li>Otherwise you ‘ ll be disqualified </li></ul>
  36. 36. Transition 2 Bike  Run <ul><li>Dismount your bike before entering the Bike Park </li></ul><ul><li>Rack your bike in order of arrival: first empty rack </li></ul><ul><li>Pick-up your RUN bag, change in the tent </li></ul><ul><li>Put your Bike gear in the RUN bag and DROP - OFF your bag when leaving the tent </li></ul><ul><li>Start the Run </li></ul>
  37. 37. You received a penalty? <ul><li>If you received a penalty, go to the P ENALTY area and wait until the end of your penalty (countdown starts once you stop insulting the referees) </li></ul><ul><li>The p enalty area is located at the entry of the tent </li></ul><ul><li>After the penalty: change & start the run! </li></ul>
  38. 38. 10km|6.2mi RUN map
  39. 39. Run 10km (6,2mi) <ul><li>2 loops </li></ul><ul><li>4 Energy Station s will give you the chance to refresh yourself during the run course </li></ul><ul><li>Cut Off time Swim + Bike + Run: 2 : 30 p.m. </li></ul>
  40. 40. RUN Energy Stations <ul><li>1st Energy Station: only Water </li></ul><ul><li>Water (All Stations) </li></ul><ul><li>Pepsi </li></ul><ul><li>Gu Energy Gels </li></ul><ul><li>Gatorade Energy Drink </li></ul><ul><li>Oranges (Energy Station 2) </li></ul><ul><li>Salted Crackers (Energy Station 3 ) </li></ul>
  41. 41. Finish Line <ul><li>Enjoy your last metres </li></ul><ul><li>on the Finishline! </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, you can! </li></ul>
  42. 42. Relaxing Zone <ul><li>Get your medal </li></ul><ul><li>Pickup your STREETWEAR bag </li></ul><ul><li>Get your Finisher T-Shirt </li></ul><ul><li>Eat at the Energy Station </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stellar meal planned for 111 athletes! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enjoy a massage </li></ul><ul><li>For your comfort and your security, no friends & family in the Relaxing Zone, only Finishers! </li></ul>
  43. 43. Check Out Saturday 1 : 00 p.m. – 3 : 30 p.m. BIKE PARK & TRANSITION AREA
  44. 44. Check Out Process <ul><li>You need your Start Number + Athlete Wristband to check out </li></ul><ul><li>Pickup your Transition Bags first </li></ul><ul><li>Then get your Bike </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers will take back your bike timing chip </li></ul><ul><li>When entering the Park, hand in your timing chip </li></ul><ul><li>No Chip = No Bike! (lost chips are $30) </li></ul>
  45. 45. Star Night S unday 7:00 p.m. (6:45 PM boarding) LET ‘ S GET THE PARTY STARTED
  46. 46. Star Night <ul><li>Shuttle leaving at 6:00 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>Star Party aboard the Empress on the St. Croix River </li></ul><ul><li>Buffet, Animations </li></ul><ul><li>Awards Ceremony and prizes </li></ul><ul><li>for the top 3 in each Age Group </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate your success with family and friends (get tickets at Star&Co village for them – yours is included in your entry!) </li></ul>
  47. 47. Rules & Regulations FOR A SAFE & FAIR RACE
  48. 48. General Rules <ul><li>It is forbidden to: </li></ul><ul><li>Cut or fold your start number </li></ul><ul><li>Get help from third parties </li></ul><ul><li>Get race provisions outside of the official Energy Stations </li></ul>
  49. 49. SWIM Rules <ul><li>It is not allowed to swim with your race number </li></ul><ul><li>Wetsuits are not allowed if </li></ul><ul><li>the water temp erature is above 78°Fahrenheit </li></ul><ul><li>The wetsuit must be taken back to the transition area </li></ul>
  50. 50. BIKE rules <ul><li>Drafting is forbidden. </li></ul><ul><li>The helmet must be worn at all times with the chinstrap closed. </li></ul><ul><li>The race number must be visibly worn on your lower back. </li></ul><ul><li>Respect the rule of the road. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep on the right. Do not cut corners ! </li></ul><ul><li>Escorting (car, motobike, bike, ...) and assistance are forbidden. </li></ul>
  51. 51. No Drafting <ul><li>The distance between two athletes ( Drafting zone ) is 7x2m (The longer sides of the zone begin at the leading edge of the front wheel and run backward parallel to the bicycle); for PROs/Elite it's 10x2m . See the USAT regulations here . </li></ul><ul><li>If you enter in this zone without passing the athlete in front, you will have a 2 minutes penalty (Stop and Go). </li></ul><ul><li>2nd offense = Disqualification </li></ul>
  52. 52. RUN rules <ul><li>Wear the race number visibly at your front </li></ul><ul><li>If you use a start number belt, wear it on your waistline </li></ul><ul><li>Do not run without a shirt </li></ul><ul><li>Escorting (bike, roller, runner,...) and assistance are forbidden </li></ul>
  53. 53. General Rule <ul><li>A referees decision shall be final. </li></ul><ul><li>Or: </li></ul><ul><li>Protests must be handed 60 minutes after finishing the event at an official race referee with the provided form together </li></ul><ul><li>Protest forms are available in the race office at Star&Co </li></ul>
  54. 54. What if... QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
  55. 55. If ... <ul><li>You lose your timing chip, notify a volunteer to obtain a new one . </li></ul><ul><li>You need to give up , let a refereee know you give up and bring your timing chip to the Info booth at Star&Co Village . Your family might ask us at the Info point – you are obliged to tell us what happened. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Also let us know if you come back to the race area or if you ‘ ll be back in your hotel. </li></ul></ul>
  56. 56. You have questions? <ul><li>Before coming to Maple Grove: please contact us at [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>On spot: please come see our team at the Information booth at the Star&Co Village. </li></ul>
  57. 57. Sponsors
  58. 58. Partners
  59. 59. Institutional Partners
  60. 60. Thank you! <ul><li>Thank you for looking at this Race Briefing </li></ul><ul><li>Have a safe trip to beautiful Maple Grove  </li></ul><ul><li>Looking forward to see you there </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, you can! </li></ul>