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Participants Guide 

Print this document, Read and fully understand.  It includes important information about safety measures, mandatory pre-race briefing, course description, rules of participation, packet pick up, gear check in, parking, schedule of events, race results and more.


Sanctioning Information

The DeWitt Crossroads Triathlon is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event.
More details can be found at www.usatriathlon.org


Race Venue
The City of DeWitt, Iowa is located 20 miles North of the Quad Cities. Most participants will take Highway 61 North from Interstate 80. Participants should take 11th st exit East into DeWitt.

Central DeWitt High School is approximately 4 miles east. You will go through the 956 intersection by the water tower and continue about 1 mile, until you see the school on your right-hand side.

Point-to-Point Course Description
The DeWitt Crossroads Triathlon is a Point to Point race. The Swim (and start of the bike) begins at Lake Killdeer.

Lake Killdeer is approximately 4 miles east of Central DeWitt High School, at the intersection of Old Highway 30 and Z24/330th avenue.

The run start and finish take place at Central DeWitt High School.


Gear Check
You will be provided with one gear check bag at Packet Pick-Up. The number on your bags should correspond to your race number. At the end of the swim, place all of your gear, including your wet-suit, in the bag.

WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY GEAR NOT PLACED IN (OR THAT FALLS OUT OF) AN UNSECURED GEAR CHECK BAG.

If your gear does fall out, you will be asked to provide a description before it is returned to you. We suggest that you clearly label all your gear with your name prior to race day.

Race staff will transport gear check bags from T1 to Central DeWitt High School Tennis Courts

Gear check bags can be picked up at the Tennis Courts, anytime after 10:00am. Please be patient, All gear must be picked up by 12 noon. All unclaimed gear will be held from 30 days following the race and then donated. To inquire about items you may have lost please contact us at www.crossroadstriathlon.com


Pre-Race Briefing

7:45 - Lake Killdeer


Rules of Participation
1. You must attend the 7:45am pre race briefing
2. You must produce a photo ID and current USA Triathlon membership or receipt for your 1-day permit (may be purchased on site)
3. You must sign the Event Waiver and Disclaimer Form
4. You must wear ANSI, Snell, or CPS C approved helmet and have it fastened whenever bike is UN-racked.
5. Only participants are allowed in transition areas. No extra equipment (additional wheels, helmets, etc) will be allowed in transition areas.
6. Mark your race number on your swim cap and bring: swim goggles, wet-suit (optional), bike helmet, running shoes (2 pairs), cycling shoes (optional), sun screen, towel, socks, water bottle and nutrition to the appropriate transition area.
7. Use the portable toilets provided by the race. Anyone caught failing to do so will be disqualified and will not receive a refund.
8. Do not bring pets to the event
9. The finish area and post race party are on the grounds of Central DeWitt High School therefore, NO ALCOHOL will be permitted.


1st Swim Heat Begins
8:00 am
Swim start: The first Time Trial start begins at 8:00 a.m.

IF YOU NEED HELP DURING THE SWIM PORTION, TAKE YOUR CAP OFF AND WAVE IT IN THE AIR. LIFEGUARDS AND SAFETY PERSONNEL WILL ASSIST.


Post Party Begins
9:30 am
Food and Beverages: Replace the fuel you burned with a wide variety of complimentary snacks and beverages.


Awards Ceremony

11:00am OR after last participant crosses the finish line
Awards:  Overall awards to the Top Three Male and Female Finishers.

Additional Awards: Top Three Finishers in each age group (13-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+) as well as Top Three in Clydesdale and Athena Divisions.

Team Awards:  Team awards are given to all members of the First Place team for the following categories: All Male, All Female, and Co-ed.


Chip Timing

Chip distribution will be race morning at Lake Killdeer.

A Chip timing device must be attached to each participant's ankle with a strap (provided). The chip interacts with sensor mats placed at key areas, to record each individual's exact time and place, at those intervals. DO NOT WEAR THE CHIP UNDERNEATH YOUR WET-SUIT.

Volunteers will be on hand at the finish line to collect chips. However, each athlete is responsible for the return of the chip.

*$30 CHARGE WILL BE ASSESSED IF THE CHIP IS NOT RETURNED


Shuttle
Starting at 10:00am and continuing through 12:30pm, we have arranged 2 shuttles to transport athletes back to T1. The shuttles will run approximately every 20 minutes. This will allow you to be transported back to your vehicle if you parked at T1.

Remember, event staff will bring all T1 gear to the tennis courts near Central DeWitt High School.

Gear check bags can be picked up at the tennis courts anytime after 10:00am

Showers: We have them!  We have arranged the use of the shower facilities at Central DeWitt High School. Ask a staff member and we will be happy to point you in the right direction.


Results
Race results will be printed and posted at the finish area as soon as they are available.


Volunteers

If you have family and friends coming with you who are interested in volunteering, please have them contact DeWitt Parks & Recreation 563-659-5127.
Volunteers will receive a FREE T-shirt and access to the post race party.

Any Additional questions should be directed to:
Kevin Lake- Race Director
kevin.lake@cityofdewittiowa.org include Crossroads in the subject line.

Please understand that the DeWitt Crossroads Triathlon has a NO refund policy. We will make every effort to allow you to transfer your entry to someone else, but the race has real expenses that are based on the number registered, not the number who show. Thank you for understanding.