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Fourteenth Annual Faith in Action Caregivers Triathlon / Duathlon
Sat, Jul 11, 2015
Triathlon-Sprint - Individual Competition USAT Member
Triathlon-Sprint - Individual Competition Non-USAT Member
Triathlon-Sprint - Individual Competition Student Under Age 25
Triathlon-Sprint - Two Person Team Competition
Triathlon-Sprint - Three Person Team Competition
Triathlon-Sprint - Student Two Person Team Competition -- All Team Members Under Age 25
Triathlon-Sprint - Student Three Person Team Competion -- All Team Members Under Age 25
Duathlon-3 K Run, 25 K Bike, 5 K Run - Indivdual Competition USAT Member
Duathlon-3 K Run, 25 K Bike, 5 K Run - Individual Competition Non USAT Member
Duathlon-3 K Run, 25 K Bike, 5 K Run - Individual Competition Student Under Age 25
Duathlon-3 K Run, 25 K Bike, 5 K Run - Two Person Team Competition
Duathlon-3 K Run, 25 K Bike, 5 K Run - Three Person Team Competition
Duathlon-3 K Run, 25 K Bike, 5 K Run - Student Two Person Team Competition -- All Team Members Under Age 25
Duathlon-3 K Run, 25 K Bike, 5 K Run - Student Three Person Team Competion -- All Team Members Under Age 25
About This Activity
Faith in Action Caregivers is proud to welcome participants to the beautiful campus of Wheeling Jesuit University for the Fourteen Annual Faith in Action Caregivers Triathlon / Duathlon on July 11, 2015.
Particpants will enjoy the facilities in the McDonough Center where they will find the indoor swimming pool and locker rooms. A short walk down the hallway past the locker rooms leads to the Transition Area on the grass covered Intermural Field. The Transition Area is conveniently located so that spectators can watch their favorite athletes between venues.
Participants in the Duathlon will find the 3 K Run Course offering a variety of challenges. Part of the course travels through the neighborhood near the campus while the other part allows runners to see all of the campus. The course is all on paved roads.
The 25 K Bike Course travels along historic National Road and then along Middle Creek Road where bikers enjoy the shade of overhanging trees.
The 5 K Run Course is located on the campus's Cross Country Trail which is a level shaded path through a wooded section along the creek.
Athletes, volunteers, spectators, family members and friends will enjoy the free refreshments offered before, during and after the race. There will be fruit, energy bars, granola bars, cookies and other snacks along with a wide variety of beverages. Hot dogs will be available starting at 8:00 a.m. Water stations will be located in the Transition Area as well as along the run and bike courses.
More than 170 race day volunteers will be available throughout the course to offer support and encouragement to athletes and to provide essential safety measures to protect the athletes.
Whether you choose to participate in the race, volunteer or just come to watch the event, you are helping Faith in Action Caregivers raise the funds needed to provide the coordination of services to the elderly and disabled in our community. If you would like more information about becoming a volunteer caregiver or a race sponsor contact us by email or by phone at 304-243-5420. A Neighbor's Independence Depends on You!
Event details and schedule
There are two Early Bird Deadlines -- May 22 and June 26. The price increases by $10 in each competition category after each date. The FINAL deadline to register is Wednesday, July 8, 2015. All registrations must be received by the Faith in Action Caregivers office by 5:00 p.m. EDST on July 8.
Wheeling Jesuit University is located off Interstate 70 at Exit 2B (Washington Avenue). From the exit, follow the signs to the main entrance of Wheeling Jesuit University on your left. Wheeling, West Virginia is located approximately 60 miles west of Pittsburgh, PA and 130 miles east of Columbus, OH.
Check-In and Pool Warm-Up
Athletes will be able to check-in for the race on Friday, July 10 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, July 11 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. in the McDonough Center. The pool in the McDonough Center will be open for athletes on Saturday July 11 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. There will be no check-in on Saturday, July 11 after 7:00 a.m.
Athletes, their families and coaches will be able to request lodging in a campus dormitory on the Wheeling Jesuit University campus for Friday, July 10 at a cost of $25.00 per person for a double room and $50.00 for a single room. Rooms have two beds and a private bathroom. Linens are not provided. Dormitory check-in will be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Reservations must be made no later than July 9, 2015. All guests must checkout of the dormitory no later than NOON on Saturday, July 11, 2015. The entire cost of the lodging benefits Faith in Action Caregivers.
Chip timing for the event will be provided by PA Runners. The cost of chip timing has been included in the participant fees.
The Faith in Action Caregivers Triathlon / Duathlon is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. All participants must sign the USAT waiver at the time of check-in unless the participant is a USAT member. To read the waiver prior to race day, visit www.usatriathlon.org or contact Faith in Action Caregivers at 304-243-5420.
All athletes must present a photo ID at the time of check-in. NO ID, NO RACE, NO EXCEPTIONS. Athletes under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with a photo ID.
5K Run Course
The 5 K Run Course is cross country course. Depending on weather conditions in the weeks prior to the race, the course may be dry to muddy. It is a shaded course in the woods. Athletes should be prepared to run on a cross country course and bring shoes appropriate for conditions on that type of course.
A mandatory pre-race meeting for all athletes begins at 7:15 a.m. in the lobby of the McDonough Center on race day.
Food and Beverages
Refreshments and food will be available throughout the race course as well as at the Food Tents outside the McDonough Center. All race participants, families, friends, spectators and volunteers are invited to enjoy the refreshments. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on campus before, during or after the race.
Child care is not available at any time on Friday, July 10 or Saturday, July 11. Athletes must make their own arrangements for child care.
Athletes can compete in age group division of "Under Age 20" and then in five-year increments by gender. Athletes can also compete in gender specific weight categories, individual clergy categories or on two or three person teams. Teams compete in one of the following categories: Faith Communities, High Schools, Colleges, Combined Age Under 100, Combined Age 101 -150, Combined Age 151 or more, Businesses, Families, Civic/Service Clubs, and Clergy. Competition categories cannot be changed after 5:00 p.m. EDST on July 8, 2015.
The Faith in Action Caregivers Triathlon / Duathlon follows rules established by USA Triathlon. Athletes are reminded that:
Helmets are required at any time that an athlete is on a bicycle. Chin straps must be fastened.
No headphones, cell phones, I-pads, or other electronic devices are permitted during the race.
The race begins at 7:30 a.m. with the first wave of the swim event. Wet suits are permitted in the pool. Participants have 12 minutes to complete the wave. If not finished in 12 minutes, the participant's time is recorded as 12 minutes and the participant moves on to the Transition Area for the next leg. The slowest estimated overall times will be in the first wave. Wave assignments cannot be changed after 5:00 p.m. on July 8.
The race begins at 7:45 a.m. with a group start outside the Transition Area.
How to Register
Participants can either download an application from the Faith in Action Caregivers website or register online. Participants must use a LEGAL name on the form. Credit cards can only be accepted with online registration. If completing the paper form, mail it with your check or money order to Faith in Action Caregivers, 38 N. 4th Street, Martins Ferry, OH 43935. All registrations must be received by 5:00 p.m. EDST on July 8, 2015.
Course Change Policy
Faith in Action Caregivers, Inc. reserves the right to change the course of the race prior to the start of the race due to unexpected weather conditions, traffic control problems or other situations that may affect the safety of participants, spectators and volunteers. Any changes will be announced at the pre-race meeting at 7:15 a.m. on race day.
The Triathlon Course
Swim: The 400-yard swim (16 lengths or eight laps) will take place in the indoor pool at the McDonough Center at Wheeling Jesuit University. Participants will be divided into waves of twelve participants each. There will be two participants per lane. Athletes with the slowest estimated swim time will begin the first wave at 7:30 a.m. Participants have up to twelve minutes to finish the swim portion of the race. Estimated wave start times will be posted on Friday, July 10 in the McDonough Center lobby.
Bike: The 25 K bike course will exit the Transition Area onto the paved road behind the McDonough Center. Bikers will turn left and exit the campus onto Currie Drive. Bikers follow Currie Drive to Washington Avenue where they will turn left onto Washington Avenue and proceed to the intersection of National Road. Bikers then turn right onto National Road (U.S. Route 40 East) and travel approximately two miles to Lumber Avenue. Turning left onto Lumber Avenue, bikers will follow this to the Shilling Bridge. After crossing the Shilling Bridge, bikers turn left at Subway and into the Elm Grove Crossing Mall. Bikers follow the road through the parking lot to Krause Drive and turn right onto Krause Drive. From Krause Drive the course makes a left turn onto National Road East (U.S. Route 40 East). Athletes follow National Road to Middle Creek Road and turn right onto Middle Creek Road. Bikers follow Middle Creek Road to Union Hill Road where they turn around and return to campus by the same route.
Run: The 5 K Run (three laps) will take place on the cross country trail on the WJU campus and finish with a partial lap on the track.
The Duathlon Race Course
Run: The 3K run begins at the Transition Area. Runners follow the paved road behind the McDonough Center and exit the campus with a left turn onto Currie Drive. Runners turn right onto Washington Avenue and proceed to the main WJU entrance. At the top of the hill, runners turn right at the Robert C. Byrd NTTC (Parking B) and follow the road into Parking I and past the Acker Science Center. Then run down the hill in front of Ignatius Hall. At the bottom of the hill turn left onto Ignatian Way and follow the road past the stadium to the Parking D (Administration Parking) in front of the John and Mary McShane Admissions Center. Run through the parking lot and enter the trail behind the stadium track and follow the path to the Transition Area. DO NOT USE THE CROSS COUNTRY TRAIL ON THIS LEG OF THE RACE.
Bike: The 25 K bike course follows the same couse as outlined above for the Triathlon participants.
Run: The 5 K run course follows the same course as outlined above for the Triathlon participants.
Throughout the race course, volunteers wearing bright green shirts will give direction and support to athletes. These volunteers are also able to contact emergency medical personnel or race officials at ay time. Athletes should listen to instructions given by volunteers. Venue Marshals and Race Committee members will be wearing royal blue shirts. Problems or issues during the race should be brought to the attention of these volunteers.
Athletes may request a refund of paid registration prior to the start of the race with documentation of an injury, illness or family situation that prevents participation in the race. Athletes may request that fees paid be held and transferred to next year's race if they are unable to participate in the event. If an event is not held the following year, the registration fee will be refunded. Athletes may choose to transfer paid registration fees to another athlete prior to the close fo registration for the event. Fees may not be transferred to another athlete after the close of registration, but refunds may be requested according to the above policy.
All finishers receive a medal at the Finish Line. Certificates will be awarded to the top three finishers in each category. All participants will receive a race shirt and a gift bag from our sponsors.
Look for a Confirmation Letter
All athletes should look for a confirmation letter to verify your race entry and competition category. These will be sent either by email or postal mail starting June 1, 2015. If you do not receive a confirmation notice it may meant that your race registration has not been received. If you do not receive a confirmation notice, contact our office prior to July 8, 2015. We will not be able to make additions to the participant roster after that date.
Facts About Faith in Action Caregivers, Inc.
Faith in Action Caregivers provided more than 13,600 hours of free assistance to 1,900 older adults and people with disabilities during 2014. The organization is supported through the generosity of individual and corporate donors, faith communities, local foundations and fund raising projects. The most frequently requested service is escorted transportation to medical appointments in teh local area as well as in Pittsburgh and Morgantown. More than 4,800 hours were devoted to transportation requests in 2014. All services are provided without charge to the receiver regardless of income level. Services include escorted transportation, shopping, errands, friendly visiting, reassurance phone calls, respite for family caregivers and a senior exercise program. For more information about receiving assistance or becoming a volunteer caregiver, contact Faith in Action Caregivers at 304-243-5420 or by email.
The mission of Faith in Action Caregivers, Inc. is to support the independent living of older adults and people with disabilities in Ohio, Marshall and Belmont Counties throught the shared ministry of faith communities. The organization is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization, is incorporated in the State of West Virginia and registered as a Foreign Nonprofit Corporation in the State of Ohio. Faith in Action Caregivers, Inc. is registered as a charitable organization with the West Virginia Secretary of State and the Ohio Attorney General.
Faith in Action Caregivers expresses our deepest gratitude to Wheeling Jesuit University for use of the facilities on campus and to the many race sponsors for their financial and in-kind support. A complete list of sponsors will be available on our website after the race.