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Event Guide April 13-14th, 2013

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the start time of this event may be delayed by up to 1 hour.+ CONTENTS 4 Welcome Letter 6 Event Schedule 6 Bike Check In & Out 6 Gear Bag 7 How to Wear a Chip 8 Participant Bag Items 8-9 Upcoming Events 9 Wave Starts & Relay Info 10 Equipment Check 11 Venue Info & Parking Info 12 Spectator Info 13-15 MAPS 16 USAT Rules 17 General Advice Weather Contingency In the event of foul weather. the event will become a 5 Km run for all participants. If the weather makes it too dangerous for cycling. this event will be changed to a bike-run utilizing the same distances as the triathlon. Should the weather conditions be unsafe for the swim. . The duathlon will use a time trial start based upon the same order.

First. All of us at High Five Events will do our very best to make sure you have a fantastic experience. Second. The course updates bring a few logistic changes. The Godfather Stacy Keese: She makes us look good Stacy Farrugia: Volunteer Home Slice Jocko Murray: Site Manager & Chief of Security Brad Miller: Event Ranch Hand Mark Lindsay: Event Craftsman Sonya Luna: The CC Volunteer Connection Tim Stansbury: Bike Course Grease Monkey Richelle Criswell: Old School Rookie Nick Seidel: Transition Area Boomhauer John Chung: “This is the Run Course” Logan Delaware: The Big Mouth Mark Kendall: Course Guy Nomad Morgan Puckett: Finish Line Hostess Mark Foster: Site Team Man Barrett Criswell: Mr.+ Welcome Dear Friends: Welcome to the 2nd Annual Republic of Texas Triathlon Festival! We are excited to be back in Corpus Christi for our second year and we thank each of you for attending the event and spending the weekend with us. this event wouldn’t be possible. we’ve moved the swim into the Corpus Christi marina so that we are well sheltered from the wind. We are especially grateful to H-E-B. please visit: www. and the sprint on the same day. but we think the new layout is well worth any additional hassle.com Comments & suggestions: info@HighFiveEvents. 4 | The Republic of Texas Tri . we’ve put all 3 of the events: the half. USAT License James Balentine: Chief Bike Mechanic Kathy Murray & Cindy Keese: Staff Wellness Kirk Blanchard: Let’s talk sponsorship! Jack & Adam’s Bicycles Staff: The Blue Crew For more info. but the waves in the water should be minimal.a. Race Director a. so be sure to expect some wind. the intermediate. We’d like to thank all of our partners and sponsors for their support.k.com Scan the barcode above and get social with us! Don’t have a scanner on your smart phone? Search the apps store for a free scanner like Mobiletag.RepublicOfTexasTri. Thank you for choosing to participate in the Republic of Texas Triathlon. We’ve made some tweaks to the schedule and updated a few things on the course that should make for an exciting event. This should keep everyone in good company out there on the course.k. and all of our volunteers. such as bike check in on Saturday and the use of gear bags. the City of Corpus Christi. Sunday. Without you. Dan Carroll Race Director Dan Carroll: Race Director a. it’s still the Coastal Bend.a Digits Jack Murray: Asst. Of course. Course Nice Guy Angie Balentine: J&A Bossy Lady Doug Gillenwater: Greatest Volunteer on the Planet James Thomas: Mr. our friends at the Corpus Christi Hooks.

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There is no check-in on race day.6 PM Bike Check-In at T1 and Run Bag Check-In at T2 Saturday Bike and Run Bag Check-In is MANDATORY. This will require a trip to T1 with your bike and a trip to T2 to drop your run bag. Omni Mandatory Bike Check-In at T1 and Run Bag Check-In at T2 Flat Tire Clinic presented by Grease Monkey Wipes Course Talk & USAT Rules Review. swim cap. where they will begin the run. and nutrition. After packet pick-up on Saturday there is MANDATORY bike check-in and run bag drop. so that all of your belongings are in T2 after the race. and Morning Clothes Bags Bike Bag: After the swim. There will be stickers included with the race number that should be used to label each bag. Please see the course maps for the locations of T1 and T2. You must drop off your bag at the designated location outside T1 before heading to the swim start. all of your gear will be transported from T1 to T2.5 miles apart. Therefore. Omni Hotel Transition Area Opens Transition Area Closed Pre-race Meeting Half Distance Race Start Intermediate Distance Race Start Sprint Distance Race Start Sprint Distance Duathlon Start Awards Presentation (tentative) Volunteer Party Saturday. Omni Hotel Beginner Triathlon Clinic. sunglasses. T1 (swim to bike) and T2 (bike to run) are in different locations approximately 0. April 13th. hat/ visor. Intermediate. Morning Clothes Bag: After the swim.5 PM 12 .+ SCHEDULE 11 . April 14th. 2013 Sunday. . This typically includes goggle. Athletes will receive 3 bags along with their packet. This bag must be checked into T2 on the day prior to the event. & Sprint Distance Saturday 12 PM . Anything you wear during the swim that you will not take with you on the bike must be placed into the Bike Bag after the swim. Mandatory Bike and Run Bag check-in is at the following times: Half. Participants will ride their bicycles during the event after the swim from T1 to T2. Bike.6 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 5:30 AM 7:00 AM 7:10 AM 7:30 AM 8:15 AM 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 3:00 PM 6:30 PM Republic of Texas Triathlon Expo & Packet Pickup. 2013 Bike & Run Gear Check-In All events at the Republic of Texas Triathlon Festival will use a two transition area format. Run Bag: This bag should be used to hold all of the items you will need when transitioning from the bike to the run. so that all of your belongings are in T2 after the race. any clothes that you wore to the race site that you will not be using during the race must be placed into the Dry Clothes Bag. This typically includes running shoes. socks. all of your swim gear will be transported from T1 to T2. and a wetsuit. Run.

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Austin. Safety Pins (not included in bag) May be used to secure your race number onto your shirt.com Sunday. ***All images are examples & not necessarily the exact item.*** upcoming events The Rookie Triathlon RookieTri. Timing Chip & Strap Chip is attached to velcro ankle strap & secured to your ankle at all times during the tri. TX Walter E. Long Park. >>>>> Bib Number 3 Gear Bags Reusable Bag x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x Technical Tee Shirt Latex Swim Cap Wristband Gets you into transition & is used to get food & beer at the after party. June 30th. Place Helmet Number on front of helmet. Bike Gear Bag. Bike Stem. May 5th. 2013 800m Swim / 11 mile Bike / 5k Run Walter E.com Sunday. TX 8 | The Republic of Texas Walter E. Run Gear Bag.com Sunday. Long Park. Long Park. Helmet. Bib & Bike Numbers The large number included in your participant bag is worn after the swim and can be used with a race belt or pinned onto the front of your shirt.+ Participant Bag Items These items should be given to you at packet pickup. >>>>>>> Place Bike Number over top of the top tube. The sticker sheet contains stickers for the following: Bike Frame. Morning Clothes Bag. July 14th. Austin. Austin. 2013 300m Swim / 11 mile Bike / 2 Run Couples Triathlon CouplesTri. TX . Yellow is for those over 21 Red is for under 21. 2013 300m Swim / 11 mile Bike / 2 m Run Skeese Greets Women’s Tri SkeeseGreetsTri. They can be picked up at packet pickup. and two additional stickers.

TX . TX Downtown. Pflugerville. Relay Information The exchange point for each leg of the relay will be at the bike rack. 2013 Half and Sprint Distance Triathlons Labor Day.com September 28-29th. Age Group Men. Participants may rack anywhere on the racks assigned to their wave. Sept 2nd. 2013 1500m Swim/ 40Km Bike / 10Km Run 750m Swim / 27 Km Bike / 5 Km Run Lake Pflugerville. TX Auditorium Shores. Participants will be allowed back into transition after they finish. 2013 500m Swim / 13. upcoming events Jack’s Generic Triathlon Jacksgenerictri. You must leave the transition area when it closes. Downtown.competitor.+ Wave Starts Please wear the swim cap provided in your participant bag. The transition area will close at 7:00 AM. Austin. Relay (Red) 7:35 AM Age Group Women (yellow) Intermediate Distance 8:15 AM All Men (Florescent Green) 8:20 AM All Women (White) Sprint Distance 9:00 AM Men 39 & Under (Silver) 9:04 AM Men 40 & Over (Royal) 9:08 AM Women 39 & Under (Pink) 9:12 AM Women 40 & Over (Yellow) 9:16 AM Sprint Relays (Red) Transition Area Information Transition racks will be ordered by swim wave. August 4th.com Sunday. Half Distance 7:30 AM Open Division. The runner may start the run from the rack spot once the cyclist has returned and racked the bike. Kerrville. the cyclist may remove the bike from the bike rack once the swimmer has arrived and the rack spot and the timing chip has been exchanged. but bikes may not be removed from the racks. Bikes will not be allowed out of Transition until the majority of cyclists have completed the bike course. Each relay team member shall have an “R” marked on their left calf. Please be courteous to your fellow participants. Make sure you start with the correct wave. After the swim. Note: Some swim cap colors are repeated.8 mile Bike / 3 mRun Trirock.com/austin/ TriRock Austin The Kerrville Tri Fest KerrvilleTri.

• Recycling receptacles are located next to each trash receptacle. If the lens is scratched consider a new pair for racing and keep the old pairfor the pool. • 100% online registration for participants and volunteers. 3. Also check that the elastic laces or the laces and toggles are working well. 4.Before your triathlon. Look to see that they are not worn out of alignment or that the midsole is crushed. 5. Check your helmet. have a system in place to check your equipment. check that the seals have not perished. • Post event food and beverage options that reduce waste and maximize recycling. Check your running shoes. Also look for holes and cuts. Check your wetsuit for potential tears. check that the strap and nose bridge are not going to break on the start line or during the swim. if so get it fixed in enough time. It is recommended that you start with what you’ll use first in the tri and work through to the equipment that you will use last: 1. There is a lot to check here so if you don’t know what to do. Check Your Bike. Nothing is worse than athletes arriving at the pre race inspection needing a new frame or another wheel for safety. 2. Check that there are no cracks or dents as these will likely not pass in a pre race check. the plastic shell needs to be firmly affixed to the foam and the strap should not be frayed and needs to fit firmly. • The entire course is cleaned of trash after the event. 10 | The Republic of Texas Tri . Check your goggles. Recycle! It is a goal for each event that we leave the venue in a better condition than when we arrived. Reuse. these can be glued and stitched to prevent water entering the suit and to make the suit streamlined. •••• Reduce. get down to your local bike store (and try to learn). Check that they are washed clean and dry. even if the trash was there before the event. High Five Events and Jack & Adam’s Bicycles have put in place the following programs to keep the venues we use clean: • Plastic bottle drinking water has been replaced with reusable bike bottles and easy water filling stations. check the seams are not frayed and likely to split. • A waste crew is on duty for the full duration of the event to ensure the maximum amount of recycling.

Shoreline Blvd (a. This eventrequires extensive road closures. Parking Available parking locations can be found on the map.)Ocean Dr. Parking is also available at the Omni hotel. 11 | The Republic of Texas Tri .a. Please be aware that roads may be in the process of closing or already closed early in the morning of the event. located on N.+ VENUE INFO $5 Parking $5 Parking $5 Parking Site Map Swim Free Parking Bike Run Free Parking Half Distance 2nd Loop Run Start Run Start Transition Area 2 FINISH Bike Finish Omni Hotel & Expo Bike 2nd & 3rd Loop Start Transition Area 1 Driving Directions The event starts and finishes at the newly constructed Bay Front Park.k.

(4) Please do not challenge volunteers.The Republic of Texas Triathlon is a fantastic event venueto watch a triathlon. multi-loop format allows for several opportunities to seeyour athlete. The downtown. (2) Use designated crosswalksonly when instructed by volun-teers and always look both waysand behind you before crossingthe course.Some of our partners will also be giving away free samples. (6) Spectators are welcome tohelp themselves to water. Spectators . or crossmarked boundaries. They are providing instructions for a reason and aremost concerned about the ath-letes safety. sneak through gaps. or selling food. (5) Spectators and/or familymembers are not allowed into thetransition area. Offcial race food and drink is for the athletes and volunteers only. There are very few places that spectators will not beallowed. but there are a few rules & guidelines: (1) Do not enter any part of the race course. (3) Please do not jump fences. Spectators are welcome to roam the event site andcheer on their friends and family members.

2mi Transition Area 1 Body Marking Body Marking will take place starting at 5:30 AM at the Bike Start entrance to Transition Area 1 (T1) located at the Family Sports Center. Please apply sunscreen only after body marking.+ MAPS Omni Hotel & Expo Sprint 400m Swim Course Intermediate (1 Loop) 950m Half (2 Loops)1. 13 | The Republic of Texas Tri .

1 loop U-Turn at Power St for 2nd & 3rd loops Intermediate . 2 loops Half . at approximately miles 9. and 45. and CLIF Bar product.Bike Course Sprint .18 miles Out and Back on Ocean Dr. 14 | The Republic of Texas Tri .54 miles Out and Back on Ocean Dr. Gatorade.36 miles Out and Back on Ocean Dr. 27. 3 loops Legend Bike Start (T1) Aid Station Bike Finish (T2) Aid Stations Bike Course Aid Stations & On Course Nutrition: There will be 3 aid stations on the bike course. The aid stations will be stocked with water.

Run Course Sprint .5 miles Out and Back on Ocean Dr. The stations will be stocked with water.6. . and fruit. Gatorade. 15 | The Republic of Texas Tri Run Course Aid Stations At each station there will be certified athletic trainers. There will also be EMTs on vehicles roaming the course searching for athletes in need of assistance. The Aid Stations for the Sprint Distance will only have Water and Gatorade. Turnaround near Furman Ave. to Cole Park Turn around at Bayfront Park & Repeat for 2nd loop Legend Transition Area Aid Station Finish Line The Half and Quarter Distance run course will have aid stations at approximately each mile.13. pretzels.1 miles Out and Back on Ocean Dr. to Cole Park Return to finish at Bayfront Park Half . provided by Medicine in Motion. who can provide injury assessment and first aid. Intermediate .3.1 miles Out and Back on Ocean Dr.

All participants must return their bicycles to an upright position in their designated bicycle corral. The wheel of the bicycle must be down on the side of the assigned space. Blocking-riding on the left side of the lane without passing anyone and interfering with other cyclists attempting to pass. Course: All competitors are required to follow the prescribed course and to stay within all coned lanes. No garbage. age group participants may wear a wetsuit at their own discretion. All bar ends must be solidly plugged. Position--keep to the right hand side of the lane of travel unless passing. Chin Straps: Chin straps must be buckled at all times when on a bicycle. USA Triathlon officials. you must immediately exit the draft zone from the rear. are not to be carried or worn at any time during the race. Cyclists must obey all applicable traffic laws at all times. Penalty: Disqualification on the course. Overtaken--once passed. Headphones: Headphones. Transition Area: All equipment must be placed in the properly designated and individually assigned bike corral. No participant shall bring ANY glass containers into the transition area.aspx 16 | The Republic of Texas Tri . provided. during. Penalty: Disqualification 2. Numbers may not be cut or folded or altered in any way. Abandonment: All personal equipment and belongings taken out onto the course must stay on the athlete the entire time. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit. DO NOT unbuckle your chin strap unless you are off your bicycle. Variable time penalty in transition area only. Penalty: Variable time penalty 5. shall be thrown on the course. 3. mp3 players. iPods. Penalty: Disqualification 8. please refer to the most up to date version at: usatriathlon. This means before. argumentative or abusive language or other unsportsmanlike conduct directed at race officials. or personal audio devices. DO NOT transfer your number to any other athlete or take a number from an athlete that is not competing. wetsuits are prohibited. Wetsuits: Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wetsuit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. etc. before attempting to pass again. spectators or fellow athletes is forbidden. No person shall interfere with another participant’s equipment or impede the progress of another participant. Penalty: Variable time penalty for missing or altered number.org/ events/rules. Penalty: Variable time penalty 9. and after the event. however that participants who wears a wetsuit within such temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Helmets: Only helmets approved by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) may be used in USAT sanctioned events. harsh. volunteers. For a complete list of USAT rules. Cyclists shall not cross a solid yellow center line for ANY reason. you must pass within 15 seconds. etc. Penalty: Variable time penalty 10. Cutting the course is an obvious violation and going outside the course is a safety issue. Race numbers: All athletes are required to wear race numbers at all times during the bike and run. Penalty: Variable time penalty 6. Penalty: Variable time penalty 4.+ COMMONLY VIOLATED RULES & PENALTIES 1. If you move into the zone. clothing. Triathlons and duathlons are individual tests of fitness. Above 84 degrees. Unsportsmanlike-Like Conduct: Foul. headsets. walkmans. Disqualification and one year suspension from membership in USAT for transferring a number without race director permission. Drafting: Keep at least three bike lengths of clear space between you and the cyclist in front. Outside Assistance: No assistance other than that offered by race and medical officials may be used. Numbers must face the front and be clearly visible at all times. Penalty: Referee’s discretion 7. Helmets must be worn at all times while on your bike. 11.

Make sure you have your water bottles filled as well. Here is a logical progression that you may want to go through when you get to the race site: Now that your bike is racked and you have your stuff from registration. You’ll put all of your swim gear (wetsuit. 3. Make sure that your tires are pumped up and that your bike frame number is on the bike. There should be enough room for at least 7 bicycles on each rack. Give yourself an hour. Please be considerate towards your fellow participants and do not hog space in the transition area. Put any clothing and items that you may have worn to the race site into the bag labeled Dry Clothes Bag with your number on it. Arrive Early! A half hour won't be enough time to get everything done. (next page. Have your helmet either on the ground near your shoes or on your handlebars. and the photographers use it to identify your photos. and be sure to turn it into the Gear Bag Truck when you exit transition to head to the swim start. 4. and if you arrived early enough. you need to do something with that race number. Body Marking is essential so that the race organization knows who you are if you lose your number. Your bike should already be on the rack in the transition area (the big fenced in area with the bike racks) because there is mandatory bike check in the day before the event. Swim Cap. 4.. You have to finish the race with the number on the front of your body. A good idea is to have your helmet sitting upside-down with your sunglasses in your helmet. so you can either use the pins you were given to pin it to the shirt you’ll wear during the race. The chip must be worn throughout the entire race. or you can use a number belt if you have one. The event staff will collect the bags and transport them to T2 so that all of your gear is there when you are done with the race. You should have your race number with you when you go to get Body Marked. 3.) 17 | The Republic of Texas Tri . bike frame number (this should already be on your bike). The number must be worn during the run. You will need to get Body Marked. hat and anything else you’ll need on the run should already be in your Run Gear Bag that you checked into T2. Here’s what to do next: 1. First off. Your running shoes. 5.+ GENERAL ADVICE 1. 2. The chip should go around your left ankle using the strap provided. with the strap undone so that it’s easy to put on. Make sure you have your Swim Gear Bag at your transition spot next to your bike. Be sure to put your timing chip on before exiting transition for the final time before the start. Your bike should be ‘racked’ by either hooking the seat over the top rail of the bike rack. organize your gear next to your bike. Make sure you have your Race Number and pins or number belt. even more if you can. Make sure you have your bike shoes laid out so that they are easy to get into.. That way it’s hard to forget either. goggles) into this bag before you get on your bike. and helmet number. you should have plenty of time to get ready to race. Next. or by hooking the handlebars/ brake levers over the top rail. so that you won't be rushed. 5. swim cap. 2.

but it also helps those stronger swimmers get out of your way faster. please stay to the back of the pack. Take some time to figure out how you are going to sight the buoys and maybe pick out some land marks along the way to measure distance. That is. 7. Factor in any trouble navigating and you've got a long swim on your hands. One more point about the swim. It’s like looking for a needle in a haystack if you don’t have some idea where to start. After the swim. The swim is often the most daunting part of a triathlon and open water swimming is different than pool swimming. so that you don’t get lost looking for your bike. so don’t worry if you don’t have one. This not only keeps you from getting clobbered. That way you won't get lost starting the run and you'll have some good landmarks as you near the finish line. You don’t need to have a wetsuit to race. The best advice for any new triathlete is to get to the swim start early and scope out the swim course. Figure out where the swim finishes and where you’ll have to run to get your bike.6. the less time you'll spend panicking. You may see people at the race with wetsuits. Take some time to get comfortable in the water and with the fact that you can't see as well. you will enter the transition at one end and leave at the other. Locate a fixed landmark (garbage cans may get moved) or count the number of bike racks to your bike. 8. so if you have some visual cues you'll be more comfortable. The more time you spend getting comfortable. When you can't see the bottom and there are no lane ropes people often freak out a bit and then they have trouble swimming. . If you are a weak swimmer or a beginner. It's also a good idea to do a walk or warm-up run of the start of the run course and finish. We will take the water temperature on race morning and let you know if wetsuits are legal. It's always nice to know when you are nearing the finish line. and the run goes out where the swim came in. Check the USAT rule in this guide for more info. Practice sighting the buoys so that you won't get lost. 9. You should be pretty organized by now so you can use any spare time to familiarize yourself with the flow of traffic once the race starts. •••• Here’s an example of how you can set up your transition area. the bike starts and finishes at the same side of the transition area. When you return you reverse things.

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