Adult Olympic Distance Race – Sunday, September 17, 2017 – 8:00am, 1500 meter swim – 26.5 mi. bike – 10K run Adult and Junior Super Sprint Race – Sunday, September 17 – approximately 8:40am - 200 meter swim – 4 mile bike – 1.25 mile run
Check-in - 6:00-7:30am (At picnic shelter next to transition area)
Mandatory Pre-race meeting for both races - 7:45 a.m.
Olympic race begins at 8:00 am Transition area will be closed at 7:45 am Super Sprint Race will start at approximately 8:30am or when all Olympic race swimmers are out on the bike.
Directions to Branched Oak Lake; 15 miles northwest of Lincoln and three miles north of Malcolm. The entrance is on NW 140th Street, and enters Leibers Point on West Branched Oak Road. Park Permits will be Prepaid for all competitors and volunteers
Olympic Triathlon entry fee is $89 per person and $147 per team. Super Sprint Race entry fee is $59 and $117 per team by June 30, July 1 – September 1 Olympic Triathlon entry fee is $119 per person and $207 per team. Super Sprint Race entry fee is $79 and $177 per team, September 2 – Thursday September 14 add $20. Team members MUST pay for the one day USA triathlon insurance fee of $15 if you are not a member
Registration Limits will be 200 for the Olympic Race and 80 for the Super Sprint.
Please list your USAT membership # on the online registration form. You must also read the USAT waiver and initial agreement on the online registration page.
Age groups will consist of 14 & under (Super Sprint only), 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34……… to 85 & over in five year increments for both male and female of both races.
Team Competition – Olympic Race - 89 & under, 90 & over in Mixed, Female, and Male categories. Super Sprint Race – 45 & under, 46-89, 90 & over in Mixed, Female, and Male categories. A $100 gift certificate to the Lincoln Running Company will be awarded to the top male and female athlete in the Olympic triathlon.
FINAL ENTRY DEADLINE:
Registrations must be received online only by Wednesday, September 14th by 6:00pm. No T-shirt is guaranteed for Late entries after September 2nd, Late Fees will apply!
Chip timing will be used in all races. Olympic Race swim leg is a triangle counterclockwise 1.5 kilometer swim starting from the main south beach on Leibers Point and will be lined with support craft. Swim warm-up will only be allowed before the pre-race meeting, no warm-ups allowed before the start of each wave. The cycling leg is a 40 kilometer bike around Branched Oak Recreation area (2 laps), and the final leg is a 10 kilometer out and back run along the paved road to Leibers Point and an out & back leg on 1 mile of gravel road. Course maps are available on the home page. The Super Sprint Race will be all within Leibers Point starting with a 200 meter swim from the beach. Bike course will be 4 miles out and back on West Branched Oak Rd. The 1.25 mile run course will make a loop around roadway counterclockwise to finish line west of transition area.
Team competition consists of three members, each participating in one segment of the triathlon. Mixed teams must consist of at least one female. Teams are determined by combining the ages of all three team members. If any leg in the team competition does not finish, either or both remaining team members may complete the remaining portion BUT WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR AWARDS. A wave start will be implemented by age groups depending on the numbers, approx. 75-90 per wave) Order of waves will be posted on website the week before the event date.
Swim course may be altered due to water and/or weather conditions in a manner that will not conflict with other ongoing lake activities. If conditions cause a cancellation of the swim the format will be a 5K – 26.5mi. – 5K, and a 1 mile – 4 mile – 1 mile Duathlon.
If entering a team division, the TEAM ROSTER/WAIVER form must be fully completed and signed by each team member (or by parent/guardian, if a minor).
USA Triathlon rules will apply. This is a sanctioned USAT race. Check out the most commonly violated rules on the Links listed on the website. Drafting penalties will be enforced. All cyclists must wear an ANSI/SNELL/CPSC/USDOT approved hard-shell bike helmet. USAT Wet suits rules will apply. Center line rule will be strictly enforced.
PARKING, CAMPING & PARK PERMIT INFORMATION:
Athletes will Park around parking lots in Area 5, parking attendants will be directing you to the proper areas. Prepare to walk your bikes and equipment to the Transition Area approximately ¼ of a mile. Equipment can be dropped off at the entrance to Leibers Point Transition area no later than 7:15am. Tent camping is available in Area 4 on Saturday evening if you wish, Contact; http://nebraskastateparks.reserveamerica.com/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NE&parkId=230034
or Phone at (402)783-3400 - Buy a daily Park permit for $4.00 at;
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND TRIATHLON TRAINING AND COACHING INFORMATION CONTACT:USA Triathlon Certified Race Director and Certified USA Triathlon Level II Coach Gary Bredehoft, CSCS at 402-560-8280 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.