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Hilton Head SWIM / RUN - 2016
Sat, May 28, 2016
Hilton Head Island, SC
Team (2 ppl.) - Group-registration team Age group/open
About This Activity
ARE YOU READY FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT! So are we – that's why we are excited to announce Hilton Head Island's inaugural SWIM / RUN event. This race covers a 5K course on the beautiful Hilton Head Island coast – with multiple swim and run sections. We all know that just running a 5K is way too easy – so, its time to shake it up. And, thats exactly what we do – we do different – so we are stoked to offer this unique race – We hope you join us in this challenge!
WHAT: Swim and Run – 5 Kilometers along Hilton Head's Coast WHEN: Saturday, May 28, 2016 – 8am WHERE: Start @ the Marriot (Palmetto Dunes) – beachfront -and- Finish @ Coligny Beach, HHI WHY: Just running a 5K is sooo yesterday! HOW: Entry Fee $35 Individual / $40 Team (2 ppl) WHO: Anyone 15 yrs or older – and, ready to take the challenge!
Event details and schedule
Start Time: 8am
Start & Finish Location – Coligny Beach – Hilton Head Island
Arrival Time: Arrive at start site (Coligny Beach) site no later than 7am.
Parking: Parking on race day is available at the Coligny Town Parking Lot – adjacent to the Coligny Beach access.
Race Format: 5K – Multi-lap format (swim / run / swim / run / swim / run)
Body Marking: Body Marking will begin at 7:30am at the race site.
Pre-Race Instructions/Meeting: This meeting will take place at te start area on the beach at approx. 7:30am. At this pre-race meeting we will go over the race instructions, course, and any other logistics. This meeting will also provide time to answer any questions the triathletes have.
Results: Results will be posted on the race website
Awards Ceremony: Awards presentation will begin immediately after the last finisher completes the race. The awards ceremony will take place on Coligny Beach. You must be present to collect your award – or have someone get it for you. Awards will not be mailed out. The awards ceremony is expected to take place at 9:30am.
Awards Divisions: Top Male / Top Female / Top Team
Post-race Refreshments: Refreshments will be located on Coligny Beach.
Race format will be a combination of running and swimming
Race is open to individual and teams (2 ppl.)
Race course is a multi-lap course covering 5 kilometers
Race Course consists of 3 swim sections (each approx. 300m) and 3 run sections (each approx. 1350m)
Athletes must swim to the outside of all buoys
Athletes must exit the water in front of the Race Flags and pass between the Race Flags before starting the run leg
Athletes must run until the turn around point
Athletes must pass through and enter the water at the Race Flags
Race course will have 1 transition area where athlete's may put on & take off shoes, socks, wetsuits, …
Race course will have 1 aid station
Athlete must cover swim section in at least waist deep water
Athlete is allowed assistance from water support so as long as it does not move the athlete forward
Athlete must run the entire run course and turn around at the designated spot
Athlete may not receive assistance from anyone except race officials, race volunteers, and other participants
Teams will consist of one swimmer and one runner. The swimmer must swim all swim sections – and, the runner must run all run sections.
Team members will tag at the designated Team Area
Team member may not begin their leg until they are tagged by their team member
Each team member must follow the rules detailed above (Individual Rules)
Recommended: – triathlon shorts or swim brief / triathlon top – swim goggles – run shoes and socks – sunscreen – body glide – sunglasses – run visor / hat
The participants must know the rules and follow the rules.
The participants shall respect other participants, race officials, volunteers, spectators and the people living in the race area.
The participants are not allowed to use unfair methods to get advantages.
The participants are obliged to help in case of emergency if the race officials are asking for it.
The participants are participating at their own risk and can not hold the race organizers responsible for any accident during the race.
A team or Individuals that has abandoned the race shall report it as soon as possible to the race organizers or volunteer.
The participants are not allowed to throw trash in the nature. If anyone is doing so they will get disqualified.
The race organizers can refuse an individual or team to continue if they judge them not capable due to fatigue or being in such bad physical condition that continued racing would be to take unnecessary risk.
The participants gives the race organizers the right to use pictures and media material taken during the race to be used free of rights in marketing, press material, internet, television and films etc
Accepting the rules
By entering the race each team member accepts the rules in full.