Callaway Gardens Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon

Other, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Jun 17, 2017

Address

Pine Mountain, GA

Pricing

Activity Today Later

Triathlon-400m swim/9 mile bike/2 mile run - Individual Age group/open

$70 $80 Closed

Triathlon-400m swim/9 mile bike/2 mile run - Relay

$140 $150 Closed

Duathlon-1 mile run/9 mile bike/2 mile run - Individual Age group/open

$70 $80 Closed

Duathlon-1 mile run/9 mile bike/2 mile run - Group-registration team Age group/open

$140 $150 Closed

Callaway Kids Fun Run - Individual Age group 1/2 mile or 1 mile

$20 $20 Closed

About This Activity

Please take the time to read the athlete email as it will answer a lot of questions that you might have (and it took a while to type).

We are looking forward to a great race and can't wait to welcome you to our venue. To keep you updated on the race events you will find some important race information below. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at either tricolumbusga@gmail.com or on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/TriColumbusGA?ref=hl

Start Time:
We will be starting the race at 8am.

Parking:
Parking is located at any location in the Robin Beach parking area located.

Hotel accommodations:
(844) 378-2528
The Callaway Gardens Mountain Creek Inn @ Callaway Gardens (ask for the Fitness Series rate)

The Southern Pine Cottages @ Callaway Gardens 
The Mountain Creek Villas @ Callaway Gardens

Directions to Callaway Gardens: 
From Atlanta take I-85 south to I-185. Take I-185 to exit 42 (Hwy 27). Go left on Hwy 27, 11 miles to Pine Mountain. In Pine Mountain, go through 3 stop lights (1 mile) to Callaway Gardens beach entrance on your right. Go 1 mile past Callaway Gardens beach entrance to the Mountain Creek Inn on your left.

Important Points:
You will find all the important points for the weekend on this map (transition, parking, finish line, Friday packet pick up).https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit…

Packet Pick Up:
Packet pick up is located at the Robin Lake Pavillon adjacent to Robin Lake. The gates on HWY 27 will be open for easier access on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Packets may be picked:

Thursday at Ride On Bikes located in Columbus, GA from 5-7pm
Friday from the Robin Lake Pavilion located at Callaway Gardens 4-7pm.
Saturday from the Robin Lake Pavilion at Callaway from 530am-7:30am.

All athletes MUST bring all of the following to Packet Pick Up:
1. Government issue valid photo ID
2. Valid USAT card (if a member)

If you registered online and purchased the one-day USAT membership you will only need to show your ID.

USAT Rules and Regulations:
The Callaway Gardens Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. This will mean that all participants will need to be either an annual member of USAT or procure a one-day membership and sign a waiver. One day memberships for 2017 are $15 which can be purchased during registration.


Transition: 
Transition Area is located in the Robin Beach Lake parking lot next to packet pick up. There is no bike drop off on Friday. (note Transition will be located in parking lanes 1 and 2, next to the Circus Tent, this year)

Swim Course: Triathletes will be begin their day with a 400m swim around the perimeter of Robin Lake. Athletes will keep the swim buoys on their right and lifeguards will be located along the beach in addition to on the water in kayaks and paddle boards. Please abide by their instructions as they are their for your safety and to keep you on course. Courses will be posted atwww.tricolumbusga.com

Duathletes: Duathlon 1st run course will begin at 815am from the Swim In in the Transition Area. Courses is posted at www.tricolumbusga.com


Bike Course:
The 1 loop bike course is posted at www.tricolumbusga.com. The bike course begins and ends inside Callaway Gardens. "Race in Progress" signs will be posted along this stretch and will be appropriately marked. However, this is OPEN to the public. Car traffic is very light and patrons are accustom to bike traffic. Please follow all signs and volunteer instructions. Please be mindful that Callaway Gardens is graciously allowing us to use their property and drop all trash at water stations ONLY. Volunteers will be located on the course at critical intersections for your safety.

Technical support, supplied by Ride On Bikes, will be on the course to assist with emergency repairs whenever possible; but athletes are expected to be able to handle basic repairs (changing a flat, basic adjustments, etc) themselves. Please be self-sufficient.

There will be a USAT official on the course to enforce USAT Rules and Regulations.


Run Course:
Courses are posted at www.tricolumbusga.com. There will be 1 nutrition/hydration opportunity approximately half way (mile 1). Nutritional options include Cerasport and water.

Itinerary:

Thursday June 15:

Packet Pick up at Ride On Bikes in Columbus, GA 5-7pm
Friday June 16, 2016:

Packet Pick up at Robin Lake Beach Pavillon 4-7pm
New Athlete Brief: 6pm Robin Lake Pavillon 
Kids Fun Run: 7pm
Movies on the Beach: Dusk (approx 830pm)

Saturday June 17, 2016:

5:30am Transition Opens/Race day registration/Packet Pick up
7:40am Transition Closes
8am National Anthem
8am Horn Blows to start race
815am Race Starts Duathlon
1030am awards

Bike Check In:
Bikes will be checked in race morning only.

Finish line:
The finish line and expo will be located at the Circus tent at Robin Lake.

Weather:
In the event of inclement weather…There are no “rain dates” for TriColumbusGA events. If the weather conditions are hazardous, Race Management has the right to change, eliminate parts of the course, or delay up to a point. However, if it is deemed to dangerous to race, the event will be canceled and there will be no refunds. Of course, since we are athletes ourselves, we will do everything in our power to have the event, but your safety is of our utmost concern.

Sponsors:
We would like to thank all of our Sponsors as this event would not be possible without them. Callaway Gardens, Max Fitness, Ride On Bikes, the Outside World, Cerasport, Rudy Project, Road ID, Harris County, Harris County Police, Beres Chiropractic, Foot and Ankle of West Georgia, Team RWB, WRBL News, Multisport Athletics Coaching, Launch Trampoline Parks, Chattahoochee Triathlon Club, Below the Knee, Graham Legal Firm, Generation Nation, and Kim Mixon, Realtor.

Volunteers:

These events don't happen with out our volunteers! 
If you would like to volunteer please contact tricolumbusgavolunteers@gmail.com with availability and Volunteer in the subject line. Or fill out the volunteer form here:https://tricolumbusga.wufoo.com/…/callaway-kids-sprint-tri…/

Our volunteers receive swag bags, tshirt, and race discounts!

Please follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tricolumbusga for updated information as it comes. If you have any questions or concerns please email tricolumbusga@gmail.com.

On behalf of Callaway Gardens, and TriColumbusGA, we welcome you to our great venue. We look forward to seeing you June 17!


Thank you,
Joanne Cogle

Race Director

Event details and schedule

 First-timers: 

Perfect for our beginners who:
A. Don't swim well
B. Don't bike much
C. Don't like to run hilly courses
D. Do want to experience "the triathlon"
E. Want to escort their children in a triathlon

Categories:
This event will have a large number of kid's. Their age groups include 7-8 - 9-10 11-12 and 13-14 - male and female. This category will also allow an escort (optional) to compete with them throughout the entire race. other categories include 15-19 in five year increments up to 70+ - male and female.

Awards:
Plaques to the top three in each age group - male and female.

Hotel accommodations:
(844) 378-2528
The Callaway Gardens Mountain Creek Inn @ Callaway Gardens (ask for the Fitness Series rate)

The Southern Pine Cottages @ Callaway Gardens
The Mounntain Creek Villas @ Callaway Gardens

Pre-Race check-in:
Friday 3pm-8pm Mountain Creek Inn - Menaboni Center and race morning from 530am-7am under the pavillion beach side.

Beginners Clinic 6pm Beach Side

Directions:
From Atlanta take I-85 south to I-185. Take I-185 to exit 42 (Hwy 27). Go left on Hwy 27, 11 miles to Pine Mountain. In Pine Mountain, go through 3 stop lights (1 mile) to Callaway Gardens beach entrance on your right. Go 1 mile past Callaway Gardens beach entrance to the Mountain Creek Inn on your left.

ADMISSION TO CALLAWAY GARDENS FOR ATHLETES AND SPECTATORS:Athletes who register by deadline - receive complimentary Gardens admission. Athletes who register late - receive half-price Gardens admission of $9 (Regular admission is $18)Spectators - receive half-price Gardens admission of $9, or $30 per vehicle (whichever is less) Contact TriColumbusGA at tricallaway@gmail.com

Fees

Individuals - $70 until June 11th, $80 thereafter
Teams - $140 until June 11th, $160 thereafter

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