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Important 2011 Subaru Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Participant Information

  Greetings!

   

Welcome to the Subaru Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon and EagleMan AquaVelo. Race Day is only 10 days away. We've been hard at work preparing to make this year's event the best yet. The race promises to be another great, world class event, packed full of Pros from around the world including 2010 Ironman World Champion, Mirinda Carfrae of Australia who won EagleMan in 2009, Ironman 2008 & 2009 World Champion, Craig Alexander,  2011 Ironman New Zealand Champion and EagleMan 2010 Champion, Samantha Warriner,  and 2008 Ironman 70.3 World Champion and 2009 & 2010 EagleMan Champion, Terenzo Bozzone.

TriColumbia EagleMan AquaVelo is honored to have been chosen as the 2011 USAT Mid Atlantic Championship Event. This should be an exciting year!

Please read the important information in this email, and remember to download the 2011 Subaru Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Athlete's Guide and other resources located on the EagleMan page of our website to address questions or concerns you may have. Remember that there will be an opportunity to ask questions at the Pre-Race Course Talks on Friday, June 10th at 5:00 pm or Saturday, June 11th at 12 noon or 5:00 pm at Sailwinds Park.

If you need to speak to TriColumbia Staff on race day, please go to the TriColumbia Information Tent on the Transition Area side of the permanent pavilion.
 
See you at the finish line!

Celebrate Life,

Robert Vigorito and The TriColumbia Team




shuttle bus
PLEASE AVOID THE CONGESTION ON RACE DAY BY TAKING THE FREE TRICOLUMBIA SHUTTLE

There will be NO RACE DAY PARKING in Great Marsh Park. There will be a free TriColumbia shuttle service to take athletes, family, friends and volunteers to and from Mace's Landing Middle School, and Great Marsh Park beginning at 4:30 am on Sunday and running continuously every 15-20 minutes until 5:00 pm. The actual shuttle bus stop at Great Marsh Park will be at the corner of Hambrooks Blvd. and Glenburn Avenue. Please note that you will not be able to transport your bike on the shuttle. Family and friends can ride the shuttle back to Mace's Landing Middle School to get your car, and then return to Great Marsh Park to pick up you and your bike/gear.

Race Staff and Police strongly encourage use of the shuttle to facilitate entrance to the park and to help avoid traffic and race delays.

There is ample parking available at Mace's Landing Middle School, the site of the Free Shuttle Service. If you should drive to Great Marsh Park instead of using the shuttle, please understand that there will be NO RACE DAY PARKING in Great Marsh Park.

Great Marsh Park will be closed to vehicles all race day. Please plan on early morning traffic delays, and prepare to arrive earlier than you may have initially planned. There are thousands of athletes and their fans attending this event. Don't miss your swim wave - BE THERE EARLY! Transition will close with the first swim wave at 6:45 am, so be sure to arrive in time to get body marked and set up your gear in transition. Transition will open at 4:45 am, and body marking will begin at 5:00 am.

For more information including the schedule of events please  download the Athlete's Guide

Important Race Information            

Be sure to take a look at all the important information about the 2011 Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon on our website

Please note that there will be a TriColumbia table at swim start for athletes to leave medical devices such as prescription glasses, limbs, etc. for transport to the swim finish area. These items will be placed on a similar table at swim finish. 

And don't forget to attend one of the Pre-Race Course Talks given by Race Director, Robert Vigorito, which provide important information about the race, and include a question and answer segment.

When:  Friday, June 10, 2011, 5:00 pm
            Saturday, June 11, 2011 12:00 pm & 5:00 pm
Where: Sailwinds Park

Terenzo Bozzone 2010 finish

Subaru Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Pro Forum 


You will be on the race course with an amazing line up of professional triathletes, including the reigning Ironman World Champion, Mirinda Carfrae, 2008 & 2009 Ironman World Champion, Craig Alexander, 2011 Ironman New Zealand Champion and EagleMan 2010 Champion, Sam Warriner, and 2008 Ironman 70.3 World Champion and 2009 & 2010 EagleMan Champion, Terenzo Bozzone.

Join us for a unique opportunity to hear from a panel of Ironman 70.3 Eagleman Triathlon Pros, on topics such as the EagleMan Triathlon race course, how the pro's prepare for events, what motivates them, etc. Bring your questions, and get advice and autographs.

Event: Subaru Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Pro Forum
When:  Saturday, June 11, 2011, 2:00 pm
Where:  Sailwinds Park

Athlete Check-In, Packet Pickup & Expo             
While you are picking up your packet, be sure to visit the TriColumbia EagleMan Health & Fitness Expo to explore a full array of triathlon and fitness products. TriColumbia and EagleMan apparel will be available for purchase as well.

When:
Friday, June 10, 2011 from 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
            Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Where:  Sailwinds Park

Please note that there is NO RACE DAY CHECK-IN/PACKET PICKUP. All registered entrants, including all relay team members, MUST attend packet pickup on Friday or Saturday in person. Per USAT rules, each participant MUST pick up his/her own packet. If you do not check in during the designated check-in times in person, you will not be able to participate in the event.

All participants, including youth (16 and under) must bring the following to packet pickup:
  • A photo ID
  • USAT membership card to show proof of annual membership unless you purchased one-day USAT event insurance at the time you registered for the event. Note that USAT youth annual memberships are available for only $5.00 per year via USAT website at http://www.usatriathlon.org/member-services 
Special Notice Regarding USAT membership cards for check-in

Athletes MUST bring proof of annual USAT membership or purchase one-day USAT event insurance. Failure to do so will disallow participation in the race. (Athletes may have purchased one-day event insurance at the time of registration. Staff will have a list of those one-day USAT participants at check-in.) Athletes who forget their USAT membership card will have the following options:
  • Go to your home or hotel and retrieve your card.
  • Print a temporary membership card from the USAT website, www.usatriathlon.org 
  • Show a current membership card on a smart phone or PDA.
  • Purchase one-day event insurance for $10.00 at the USAT desk at check-in. Payable by cash or check ONLY.
  • Renew your annual membership at the USAT desk at check-in.
  • Renew your annual membership online and bring proof of renewal.

Race staff and/or volunteers cannot search for USAT membership information or allow use of staff computers by athletes to retrieve information.

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


Bike Racking
Mandatory Pre-Event Bike Racking

All bikes must be racked on Saturday ONLY at the Transition Area in Great Marsh Park between the hours of 11:00 am - 8:00 pm. To enter transition for racking you must be wearing the security wristband received at packet pick up. Please note that the transition area is RESTRICTED TO ATHLETES ONLY.  Any accompanying friend, spouse, parent or child WILL NOT BE ALLOWED into the transition area.  Please make appropriate arrangements to have children supervised while you are racking your bike. Once racked, your bike cannot be removed. Full security is provided overnight. NO exceptions!


Please be advised that per USAT rules, helmets MUST have a CPSC sticker or they cannot be used, and you must have your race number affixed to your bike in order to rack.

For a great way to protect your bike, check out the RackJacket below.

Race Day Notes 

Heat 106.3Local 80's 90's and Now Radio Station, WCEM (106.3 FM) The HEAT, will be broadcasting live from Great Marsh Park from 10 am - 12 noon on race day with interviews, race updatesTimex and fun facts.

Timex will be generously providing Ironman watches to all age group champions.

Xterra logoThe male and female top swim finishers will receive a coupon for a free Xterra Wetsuit.

Be sure to enjoy the post race athlete gala and food tent, as well as a complementary post race massage.  Your athlete wristband will provide you access.

A HUGE thank you to ALL our 2011 Subaru Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Sponsors, including Gatorade, Powerbar, TYR, Princeton Sports, Xterra Wetsuits, Endurafit, Fitness Concepts, Philadelphia Insurance Co., WaWa, Heat 106.3, Timex, RackJacket, ASI Photo, and MPT.  Thanks as well to our community supporters and volunteers and all our charity team, Tri Club and community partners who help make the event great!


Wetsuit Usage  


The new WTC wetsuit temperature rule is in effect; no wetsuits are allowed above 76.1 degree F. Those choosing to wear wetsuits in water temperatures from 76.2 to 83.8 degrees F will NOT be eligible for awards or Ironman 70.3 slots, and will be taken out of their age group swim wave, and put into a special wetsuit wave which will be the last wave to go into the water. The USAT rules indicate that wetsuits may be used between 78.1 and 83.8 degrees F, however as stated above, those using wetsuits in water that is above 76.2 degrees F are not eligible for awards or Ironman slots. Wetsuits will not be allowed at all in water temperatures over 83.8 degrees F. Please be advised that wetsuit use in water temperatures above 78.1 degrees F for a lengthy swim such as 1.2 miles, may pose a significant danger of hyperthermia. Please think carefully before deciding to use a wetsuit in warmer water. Wetsuit usage is allowed and encouraged for amateurs where the water temperature is 76.1 degrees F or lower.

Click HERE for current Choptank River water temperature.

Follow All The Excitement On Race Day With TriColumbia TriLights  

Once again, TriColumbia will be live blogging all the race excitement.  Friends and family can follow the race on our website.  Go to Tricolumbia.org, and click on the TriLights Drop Down under the News tab.  Check out the TriColumbia Facebook page for updates as well.


Calling All Volunteers 


The production of this event requires an army of volunteers; and if you've been to EagleMan before, you know that our volunteers are the best around. If your family and friends are planning to be there, why not have them volunteer to help out for a portion of the day? Go to http://www.tricolumbia.org/volunteer.php  and let us know of your interest.

Kona Qualifier logoIronman World Championship and 70.3 Championship Slots   

Once again, the Subaru Ironman 70.3 EagleMan is an official qualifier for the 2011 Ford Ironman World Championship, taking place in Kailua Kona, Hawaii on October 8, 2011 (current race entry fee for is $650 USD) and for the Ironman World Championship 70.3, taking place in Lake Las Vegas, Nevada on September 11, 2011 (current race entry fee is $325. USD.) There are 28 age group slots for the Kona Championship and 50 age group slots for the Lake Las Vegas 70.3 Championship. Those who are awarded slots at EagleMan must pay for them by check or cash only at the time the slot is offered. Slots will be awarded at the awards ceremony on Sunday beginning at 2:30 pm.

Preliminary Kona Slots
Preliminary 70.3 Slots
Rackjacket
rackjacketTriColumbia Protects The Environment

As many of you know, we have banned the use of plastic bags of any kind on bikes stored overnight in the transition areas. The bags fall off, blow off, or are simply left behind. If you attempt to use plastic bags, staff will remove them.
 
TriColumbia and Endurafit are pleased to announce a brand new product, The Rack Jacket, an alternative to using trash bags to cover your bike. We fully embrace the "leave no trace behind" concept, and strive to eliminate litter produced at our events. You may also use an old swim cap to over your bike seat if you like.
The Rack Jacket is the essential item for those of you who wish to protect your bike from the elements.

Key Benefits of the Rack Jacket are:
  • Designed specifically for triathlon bike racks
  • Made of highly water resistant ripstop nylon
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Reusable
  • Cord locks and Velcro straps keep it securely fastened in windy conditions
  • Reasonably priced
  • Available in a variety of colors
  • Team orders are welcome  
  Click here to order

Please Respect The Area And Thank Our Volunteers   

PLEASE respect both the environment and the areas that this event travels through.  Do not drop trash anywhere other than aid stations and use the portable toilets, not the neighborhoods. The County and Columbia Triathlon Association take pride in the designation of Great Marsh Park as a, "leave no trace" park. Help us to maintain this special facility. We encourage you to use trash and recycling receptacles and to take your trash with you when you leave the park in order to protect the environment.

Remember, the use of profanity or disrespect of any staff, volunteers or other officials who are there to assist you can be grounds for a USAT official to disqualify you - this includes packet pick up and the bike racking stages.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Dr. MetzlInjury Prevention 101   


Jordan D. Metzl, MD, nationally recognized sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, author, and medical columnist for Triathlete magazine will speak at 4pm on Saturday at Sailwinds Park. Dr. Metzl is a 28 time marathon runner and 8 time Ironman triathlete. Dr. Metzl  uses both his medical and athletic background to teach athletes how to avoid injury and stay moving.
Xterra 2011 offer

Our Sponsors

Subaru   Timex   ASI Photo   Power Bar 

David's Natural Market   EnduraFit   Fitness-Concepts   Gatorade 

Hammer Nutrition   Maryland Public Television   Princeton Sports   Tyr 

XTerra Wetsuits   Rackjacket   Philadelphia Insurance Company   Wawa 

Heat 106.3 FM   

event_schedule2011 Event Schedule
 

May 22, 2011 - Columbia Triathlon
General Registration is now closed.

June 12, 2011 - Subaru Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon  General Registration for the triathlon is now closed, but there are limited additional Charity slots available.
**The EagleMan 2011 Aqua Velo has been named by the USAT Mid Atlantic Regional Committee as the 2011 Regional Championship for 2011. Registration is still open for EagleMan Aqua Velo.

June 26, 2011 - Celebration Sprint Triathlon  Registration is open.

July 24, 2011 - TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon   Registration is open.  

August 21, 2010 -Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon
General Registration is now closed, but there are limited additional Charity slots available.

September 24, 2011 - ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival featuring the Ultra Distance Triathlon named by Triathlete Magazine as a "Best 140.6", Skipjack 75.2 Triathlon, and Aqua Velo, and The Bugeye Sprint
** The ChesapeakeMan Ultra Distance Triathlon has been designated as the 2011 USAT Mid Atlantic Championship. Registration is open.


September 24, 2011  -Make-a-Wish Triathlon

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If you're not sure about some of the rules & regulations for CTA's races or if you're just looking for answers to commonly asked questions, download the FAQ   

Nutrition is a key component to proper training and racing. TriColumbia sponsor, Hammer Nutrition, has an extensive resource page 

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