Welcome to the FIRST and ONLY 3rd Annual All-Women’s Triathlon in New Mexico!

This year’s race will take place at Rio Rancho Aquatic Center. In these information sheets you will find answers to most race related questions. If you can’t find the answers you need, contact us at livelovetri2011@gmail.com. A portion of all proceeds will go to benefit The Barrett House (www.barrettfoundation.org). The Barrett Foundation is a local non-profit dedicated to a collaborative approach to homeless intervention. At Barrett, they strongly believe that collaborating with other agencies in their field brings a synergy that benefits the women and children they serve. They serve the Albuquerque Community as a whole. The Barrett House was founded in 1985 as an emergency shelter for women and children experiencing homelessness. It now provides an average of 22,000 meals, 7,000 bed nights and over 1,000 hours of case management a year for more than 800 women and children. In additional to receiving housing and meals, each client works with a case manager to set short and long term goals to help rebuild their self-esteem, develop skills they need to live independently, move to stable housing and lead productive lives. Their goals are aligned with live.love.tri’s. They are an amazing group of people!

FRIDAY Schedule

Fri., August 23rd Race Packet Pickup

REI – 1550 Mercantile Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM (505) 247-1191 Fri., August 23rd First-Timers Meeting 6:00-6:30PM REI – 1550 Mercantile Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM (We will go over course, tips, Q&A’s, rules and transitions) (505) 247-1191 Fri., August 23rd Volunteer Meeting 6:00-7:00PM REI – 1550 Mercantile Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM (505) 247-1191

12:00-7:00PM

SATURDAY Schedule

Sat., August 24th Vendor Set-up Race Packet Pickup Body Marking Timing Chip Pickup Yoga with 3BYoga Pre-race Info Meeting & Warm-up Call to Start Line National Anthem WAVES: Race Starts 1st Wave 2nd Wave 3rd Wave 4th Wave 5th Wave 6th Wave Aqua Bike Start Time Awards Ceremony

5:00-6:00AM 5:15-6:30AM 5:15-6:45AM 5:15-6:45AM 6:00AM – Bring your mat and/or towel! Back of parking lot. 6:35AM 6:50AM 6:55AM 7:00AM 7:02:30 AM 7:05AM 7:07:30AM 7:10AM 7:12:30AM 7:15AM 10:30AM Bib #’s 1-50 Bib #’s 51-100 Bib #’s 101-150 Bib #’s 151-200 Bib #’s 201-250 Bib #’s 251-300 Start at Pool Approximately

Packet Pickup

You can pick up your race packet the day before the race, April 23rd, 2013 from 12:00PM-7:00PM at REI – 1550 Mercantile Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM (505)247-1191. You can also pick up your race packet on race day morning, at the Rio Rancho Aquatic Center from 5:15AM7:30AM. A lot of people will be picking up their packets on the morning of the race, so please arrive early. During packet pickup you must: • Bring a valid photo-ID • Bring your USAT license. If you don’t have a license, you can purchase a 1-day license for $12 (most of you have already paid this fee during registration). This is a USAT sanctioned race, and for insurance reasons every athlete participating must have this license or you will not be allowed to race. Please bring cash or check to pay for 1-day license. • Sign a USAT waiver available at pickup desk (only for non-USAT members that Paper Registered, JCC Registrants & Youth Racers).

Body Marking & Numbers
Body marking is required for all participants. Body marking starts at 5:15AM at the race location, in the registration area inside the Aquatic Center. You must be wearing your number to pick up your timing chip. Individuals: Wear running number and put bike number on bike. Teams: Runner – Wear number; Biker – Bring bike number with you to body marking and then place on bike; Swimmer – Bring note card in with label on it, it will be in your packet pick-up bag.

Timing Chip and Timing
The timing is done using a chip. This chip must be picked up on the morning of race day. Please allow some extra time to do this, since all athletes will have to pick it up on race day. The chip is attached to a Velcro band that you put around your ankle. It is waterproof and should be worn during the entire race, including the swim. If you are racing on a team the chip has to be passed between the participants on

your team during the transitions. Transitions and passing off of ankle chip will take place at the area where you have racked your bike. In order for your time to be registered you must cross over the mats at all entry/exit locations to the transition area. If you do not the system will not be able to read and register your time.

Rules
Since this is a USAT sanctioned event, we will follow the rules governed by USAT. The complete set of rules with details can be found at: http://www.usatriathlon.org/resources/about-events/rules Here is list of a few of the most important regulations to be aware of: 1. Helmets: Only helmets approved by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) may be used in USAT sanctioned events. Helmets must be worn at all times while on your bike. This means before, during, and after the event. Penalty: Disqualification 2. Chin Straps: Chin straps must be buckled at all times when on a bicycle. DO NOT unbuckle your chin strap unless you are off your bicycle. Penalty: Disqualification on the course; Variable time penalty in transition area only. 3. Outside Assistance: No assistance other than that offered by race and medical officials may be used. Triathlons and duathlons are individual tests of fitness. Penalty: Variable time penalty 4. Transition Area: All equipment must be placed in the properly designated and individually assigned bike corral. The wheel of the bicycle must be down on the side of the assigned space. All participants must return their bicycles to an upright position in their designated bicycle corral. No person shall interfere with another participant’s equipment or impede the progress of another participant. All bar ends must be solidly plugged. No participant shall bring ANY glass containers into the transition area. Penalty: Variable time penalty 5. Drafting: Drafting--keep at least three bike lengths of clear space between you and the cyclist in front. If you move into the zone, you must pass within 15 seconds. Position--keep to the right hand side of the lane of travel unless passing. Blocking--riding on the left side of the lane without passing anyone and interfering with other cyclists attempting to pass. Overtaken--once passed, you must immediately exit the draft zone from the rear, before attempting to pass again. Penalty: Variable time penalty 6. Course: All competitors are required to follow the prescribed course and to stay within all coned lanes. Cutting the course is an obvious violation and going outside the course is a safety issue. Cyclists shall not cross a solid yellow center line for ANY reason. Cyclists must obey all applicable traffic laws at all times. Penalty: Referee's discretion 7. Unsportsmanlike-Like Conduct: Foul, harsh, argumentative or abusive language or other unsportsmanlike conduct directed at race officials, USA Triathlon officials, volunteers, spectators or fellow athletes is forbidden. Penalty: Disqualification 8. Headphones: Headphones, headsets, walkmans, ipods, mp3 players, or personal audio devices, etc. are not to be carried or worn at any time during the race. Penalty: Variable time penalty 9. Race numbers: All athletes are required to wear race numbers at all times during the run. Numbers must face the front and be clearly visible at all times. Numbers may not be cut or folded or altered in any way. DO NOT transfer your number to any other athlete or take a number from an athlete that is not competing. Penalty: Variable time penalty for missing or altered number, Disqualification and one year suspension from membership in USAT for transferring a number without race director permission.

10. 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. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wetsuit at their own discretion, provided, however that participants who wears a wetsuit within such temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Above 84 degrees, wetsuits are prohibited. 11. Abandonment: All personal equipment and belongings taken out onto the course must stay on the athlete the entire time. No garbage, clothing, etc. shall be thrown on the course. Penalty: Variable time penalty Variable Time 1st Offense 2nd Offense 3rd Offense Penalties Distance Category Sprint 2:00 minute 4:00 minutes Disqualification Intermediate 2:00 minutes 4:00 minutes Disqualification Long 4:00 minutes 8:00 minutes Disqualification Ultra 6:00 minutes 12:00 minutes Disqualification

Food
Food, water, recovery drinks and goodies will be served to the athletes after the race. There are 3 water stations during the race. One at the ½ way point for the run, one at the ½ way point for the bike and one at the transition area.

Restrooms & Showers
Restrooms, showers and changing rooms are available inside the Aquatic Center.

Clothing & Merchandise
The cutest clothing and merchandise will be available for purchase at the race. Make sure to bring your wallet! All major credit cards accepted. Portion of proceeds to benefit The Barrett House.

EVERYTHING PRICED TO SELL! $5.00 for EVERYTHING (except Sweat Shirts – they are $10.00)!

$10.00

Green, Dark Grey, Blue & Pink $5.00

Sport Shirts (Navy & Purple) Necklaces & Bracelets $5.00 $5.00

Dance Party & Prizes
Make sure to stick around for the awards ceremony. We will be having a fun Dance Party! The best dancers will win awesome prizes generously donated by our sponsors!

Yoga
3 B Yoga and Wendy Keiss will be treating us to some pre-triathlon Yoga at 6AM. Bring your yoga mat, or use your towel.

For the Kids!
There will be a coloring and sign station for the kids to make signs to cheer their loved ones on! There will also bouncy houses to entertain children. Donation of any value accepted to benefit The Barrett House for children to jump.

Photographer
There will be TWO photographers on site. There will also be a backdrop for individual or group photos.

Wishlist for The Barrett House
Please bring items to support the Barrett House. The Barrett House will have an area for you to place these items at. Personal Hygiene Supplies (must be unopened) 13 Gallon Kitchen Trash Bags Liquid Hand Soap/Hand Sanitizer (an size) 33 Gallon Kitchen Trash Bags Brown Paper Lunch Bags Baby Shampoo/Wash/Soap/Powder Plastic Sandwich Bags (inc. ZipLock) Baby Wipes Conditioner Lip Balm Dental Floss Housecleaning Supplies Denture Adhesive Powder Laundry Detergent Deodorant Pads and Tampons Liquid Fabric Softener Dryer Sheets Bath Towels Nail Clippers Antibacterial Surface Wipes Hair Dryers and Curling Irons Gift Cards (to buy supplies as needed) Medical Supplies Wal-Mart, Target, Kmart Band-aids Gas Stations (for women who work or go to Antacids school) Cortisone Cream Walgreens/CVS Cough Drops Costco (for meat and dairy products for the Breathe Right Strips shelter) Alcohol-Free Cough Syrup Vitamins Miscellaneous Needs Socks (women’s, girls’, boys’) Slippers (women’s) Food/Drink Bottled Water Underwear (women’s, girls’,boys’) Fruit Juice (Bottled, Canned, Boxes) Pajamas (women’s, girls’, boys’) Coffee & Tea (Inc. Herbal Tea) Sheet Sets (twin and queen size, new or in good condition) Individual Snacks-Granola Bars, Chips, etc. Roast Beef New Bed Pillows Sugar Packets Ear Plugs (to block out sounds) Any Unopened & Unexpired Food/Drink welcome! Alarm Clocks Batteries Sports Bottles Plastic/Paper Products Funds for Bus Passes ($10 for each 31 day pass) Paper Towels Appointment Books/Planners Trifold Paper Towels (can be purchased at Flash Drives Costco) Napkins White 8 ½” x 11” Copy Paper Kleenex Postage Stamps Paper Plates, Cups & Bowls

7” or 9” Plastic, Shatterproof Dinner Plates & Plastic Shatterproof Bowls (for the shelter dining room) Needs for Women Moving into Housing Dish Sets Towel Sets

Laundry Hampers Pots & Pans Shower Curtains & Rings Beds & Bedding (new or in good condition) Grocery Store Gift Cards Lamps

Raffle
We will be raffling off a cruiser bike from REI. It is a 7-speed Electra Townie. Tickets are $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00. All proceeds will go to benefit The Barrett House. Make sure to bring cash or credit cards for the great giveaway!

Awards Ceremony
The awards ceremony will be held as soon as possible after the last athlete has finished the race, usually around 10:30AM. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age group. Special prize (from Heart& Sole) will be awarded to overall female.

Parking
Limited amounts of parking places are available just outside of the Aquatic Center. Because we have the transition area setup in part of the parking area, this lot will be closed during the race and no cars will be allowed in or out. Parking in the Rio Rancho Aquatic Center will be for volunteer and race management parking only. Additional parking spots are available just south of the Aquatic center in relation to the soccer fields.

Course Information
This is a sprint triathlon. It starts with a 3 mile run, followed by a 10 mile bike, and ends with a ¼ mile swim. Below is a plot of the transition area, showing in what directions you will enter and exit the transition area. It is up to each participant to know and understand all routes. AquaBike Participants will start in the pool area and make their way out to the bike area after completing the pool portion.

Transition area: The transition area will be marked by race/bib number with 7 bikes per rack. Please read and study this map to know where to bike in and run in. It is the racers responsibility to know and understand the route.

Run: The run course is a hilly loop course. You will exit the parking lot going to the left northwards on the pavement along Loma Colorado. Follow signs, chalking and colored flags stuck in the ground. At all times during the run you should stay on the trails or sidewalks (never on the street). The run starts as a mass start.

Bike: The bike course is moderately hilly, and is an out-and-back course. You will exit the transition area and take a left onto Loma Colorado. There will be a police car at the turnaround point. The bike course is NOT closed to traffic, so please be careful! Police and volunteers are available to help at intersections but ultimately you are responsible for your own safety. See attached maps for the course. As a rule of thumb, if there is an intersection and there are no signs/volunteers, keep biking straight ahead.

Swim:

Exit Pool/Finish Line Enter Pool

The swim starts in the northeast corner of the pool immediately when you enter the building. The swim is a serpentine swim, meaning you swim up and down once each lane, and then swim under the lane marker into the next lane for your next up-anddown swim. Keep to the right at all times, to avoid head-on collisions. You share the pool with other athletes, so please be courteous. If a faster swimmer catches up with you, stop at the end of the lane and let them pass. AquaBike swimmers will start against the far wall and swim in the opposite direction of all other swimmers. They will exit by the area closest to the door to run to the transition area. They will be complete with their swim by the time the other athletes enter the pool.