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Columbia Triathlon Association
2010 EagleMan Ironman 70.3
RACE DAY IS ALMOST HERE!
THIS EMAIL CONTAINS IMPORTANT RACE INFORMATION

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The 2010 EagleMan Ironman 70.3 team is making final preparations for race day. Top athletes from all over the Triathlon world are preparing to arrive, and excitement is in the air as all are looking forward to a challenging and competitive race. 

Please read all the important information contained in this correspondence.

We look forward to seeing you on June 12-13th!

Celebrate LIFE... Yours, and Be Greater

Robert Vigorito
USAT Level 2, Event Director and President
Columbia Triathlon Association


 
**NEW** PARK AND RIDE SERVICE
Please take advantage of this new option- arrive early and leave the driving to us!

As an incentive to use the shuttle, we are having a raffle. Athletes boarding a shuttle bus will have their race number noted and a drawing will be held.

Winner gets a complementary entry
to Eagleman Ironman 70.3 2011... a $350 value,
guaranteed!


We have arranged for a Park & Ride located in three large Cambridge school lots for your convenience on race morning. This service takes the worry out of finding a convenient and legal parking spot when your focus should be on your race.
Parking lots will be easy to locate. Signs will direct you from both Route 50 entering Cambridge from the North (from Easton) and East (from Salisbury) along Route 16 to Mace's Lane Middle and Choptank Elementary Schools (co-located)

Buses will begin at 4:30 am and run until 6:30 am transporting athletes and supporters to the race drop-off area. Transition Area closes promptly at 6:45 am, so plan accordingly.

Shuttles will resume returning supporters to parking lots starting at 12:00 pm and ending at 5:00 pm. Spectators and supporters can shuttle back to their car and return to pick up their athlete, otherwise athletes are encouraged to ride bikes back to the parking lot (route will be signed for easy return - 1 miles). Unfortunately, the buses cannot carry bikes. Shuttle buses will Pick-Up outside the park on Hambrooks Boulevard.

There are NO official parking areas close to Race Venue other than public streets shown on the map.

Click HERE for Parking and Shuttle Map

**NOTE ** In past years, many chose to stay on the west side of the Bay Bridge and drive to the race early race day. An early morning accident occurred and thus they missed their wave start or the ENTIRE race. Do not let this happen to you!


EAGLEMAN EXPO AND RACE PACKET PICK UP

WHEN: Fri, June 11, 2-7pm, and Saturday, June 12, 10:00-7:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE: There is NO Sunday Packet Pick-up. All pre-registered entrants are expected to attend packet pick up Friday or Saturday in person. This is due to insurance liability requirements defined by the race insurance provider
 
WHERE: Sailwinds Park, 200 Byrn Street in Cambridge, MD. 21613. Sailwinds Website.
 
WHAT TO BRING: All participants MUST show a photo ID, and all USAT annual members must show their membership card. No Exceptions. No proof of ID then No packets, No race.

A unique wristband will be affixed at this time, which must remain on through the end of the race.

SPECIAL NOTICE TO ATHLETES IN REGARD TO USAT CARDS FOR REGISTRATION

Athletes MUST bring proof of annual membership or purchase a one-day permit. Athletes who do not bring/show proof of membership must purchase a one-day license OR will not be allowed to race. Athletes who forget their membership cards will have four options below:

- Go" back" and get your card.

- Print off a temporary membership card from the USAT web site, www.usatriathlon.org. Showing it on your iPhone or BlackBerry is acceptable also. Race staff members cannot pull up your USAT information or allow you use of computers.  Do not ask them to do so.

- Purchase a $10.00 one-day license, payable only by cash or check; no credit card purchase is permitted.

- Renew your annual membership online and bring proof of renewal.

Please remember to pack your USAT membership card. Don't leave home without it.

Please note that all CTA events have the one day option as a part of the race entry fee structure should you select that form of payment.
CRITICAL RACE INFORMATION LINKS

KEYS TO SUCCESS -
PLEASE PRINT THIS DOCUMENT, READ IT, AND BRING  IT WITH YOU TO THE EVENT!  IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT AND DETAILED INFORMATION!!!

GENERAL RACE INFORMATION:
Click here for general race information

COURSE MAPS:

CTA is going GREEN, and will not have printed course maps at packet pickup. Click here to find the course maps and you may print them yourself.

BODY MARKING:
Sunday, June 13 beginning at 5 am at Great Marsh Park. First swim wave enters the water at 7:00 am.

TIME LIMITS:
Swim cut-off is at 1hr/10min. from your wave start time, and will be enforced
Bike cut-off is 5:30 from your race wave start time
Total time allowed to complete the EagleMan Ironman 70.3 - 8hrs/30min.

IRONMAN 70.3 RACE RULES:
Click here for Ironman 70.3 Race Rules

Be sure to note the IronMan rule that during the bike portion of the race, every athlete MUST wear the race bib number (the same one that will be worn on the run portion) so that it faces toward the back.  A race belt is probably the best / easiest method of accomplishing this since the same number must be worn on your front during the run.  For the swim, you will be body marked with your race number.  For the bike, you will have a bib number on your back, helmet number, and a bike frame number.  For the run, you will have a bib number on the front.

LETTER FROM THE HEAD REFEREE:
Click here to read a letter from the head referee for EagleMan 2010, detailing some of the most common -- and most easily avoidable -- rules violations.

SWIM WAVES:
Click here.
MANDATORY BIKE RACKING

Saturday, June 12, Great Marsh Park. 2 pm - 8 pm

No children or guests of any age are allowed into the transition area.  This includes pre-race racking of your bike.  Please be sure that proper arrangements are made so this is not an issue.  This rule will be strictly enforced.  No Exceptions. Bikes Only.
You will be allowed into the transition area on race morning to set up the rest of your transition, but will NOT be allowed to remove your bike from the transition area.
The race management will NOT be performing bike inspections. We recommend that you do this on your own prior to the race.
PRE RACE MEETING
Saturday, June 12 at 1pm and 5 pm at Sailwinds Park

SPINERVALS PRO FORUM:
Saturday, June 12 at 2:30 pm at Sailwinds Park
Forum moderator will be Former EagleMan and Ironman Australia Champion, Chris Legh. See and hear top triathlon pros share their expertise and experiences with us. The following pros will be joining us:
Terenzo Bozzone - 2009 EagleMan Ironman 70.3 Champion
Richie Cunningham - 2008 and 2009 Longhorn 70.3 Champion, 2nd place 2009 EagleMan Ironman 70.3
Michellie Jones - Arguably the most decorated female triathlete of all time! 200+ wins
Samantha McGlone - 2007 Female Triathlete of the Year (Triathlete Magazine)

THE BLAZEMAN SPIRIT AWARDS CEREMONY:
Saturday, June 12 at 4:30 pm at Sailwinds Park
HAWAII IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AND THE 70.3 CLEARWATER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SLOTS

Slot awards begin at 1:30 pm. All athletes competing for these slots MUST BE PRESENT WITH PHOTO ID to be awarded the slots and must be prepared to pay the entrance fee by CASH or CHECK. NO CREDIT CARDS ARE ACCEPTED.
 
For pre-race slot information for Hawaii Ironman World Championship slots, click here.

For pre-race slot information for Clearwater 70.3 World Championship slots, click here.
NEW "G Natural" by Gatorade

Gatorade will be launching their new "G Natural" products which are new natural versions of Gatorade Thirst Quencher and low-calorie G2 made with natural flavors, colors and ingredients that provide the same scientifically proven hydration and performance benefits as Gatorade Thirst Quencher and G2. Samples will be available at the post race "pasta gala," and are currently available at Whole Foods.
 
FIRST ANNUAL PEDAL, PADDLE AND STROLL

If you're looking for a family friendly, free activity on Saturday afternoon, join in on the Pedal, Paddle and Stroll presented by The Choptank Heritage Trail and Cambridge Main Street which takes you along the scenic trail from the Hyatt Chesapeake Bay Resort to downtown Cambridge where you will find live music, great sales and restaurant discounts. Event will run from 1-4pm. Registration at Blue Point Provision Company/River Marsh Marina. (No Charge)
CTA is pleased to announce that Subaru is the naming sponsor for the 2011 EaglMan Ironman 70.3

Team CTA wishes all of our EagleMan Ironman 70.3 friends a great day, and glorious finish, See you there!