Thirteenth Annual Faith in Action Caregivers Triathlon / Duathlon

Sprint, Other

Event Date

Sat, Jul 12, 2014

Address

Wheeling, WV

About This Activity

USAT Sanction for the Faith in Action Caregivers Triathlon / Duathlon on Saturday, July 12, 2014 is pending.

The 2014 Triathlon / Duathlon will be held at Wheeling Jesuit University, 315 Washington Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003.

Directions: 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 11 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, July 12 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 only on Friday, July 11 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, July 12 from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m.  There will be no check-in on Saturday, July 12 after 7:00 a.m.

Campus Lodging -- Athletes, their families and coaches will be able to request lodging in Ignatius Hall on the Wheeling Jesuit University campus for Friday, July 11 at a cost of $50.00 for a single room and $25 per person for a double room.  All dormitory rooms have a private bathroom. Guests must bring their own pillows and linens.  Dormitory check-in will be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on July 11.  Reservations made prior to July 1, 2014 will be guaranteed.  Reservations made after that date will be accepted if space is available.  All guests must check out of the dormitory no later than 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 12, 2014.  Participants under the age of 18 must be supervised by a parent or guardian in the dormitory.  The entire cost of lodging is given to Faith in Action Caregivers.


Race Timing -- Chip timing for the event will be provided by PA Runners.  The cost of chip timing has been included in the participant fees.

Sanctioned Race -- Sanction is pending for the Faith in Action Caregivers Triathlon / Duathlon with 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.

Photo ID Required -- 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.

Pre-Race Meeting -- A mandatory pre-race meeting for all athletes begins at 7:15 a.m. in the lobby of the McDonough Center. Athletes who checked-in on Friday evening must report to the Transition Area on Saturday morning to be marked with their race number and have their bikes inspected in time to attend the pre-race meeting at 7:15 a.m.

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, spectators and volunteers are invited to enjoy the refreshments.  Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on campus before, during or after the race.

Child Care -- Child care is not available at any time on Friday, July 11 or Saturday, July 12.  Athletes must make their own arrangements for child care.

Competition Categories -- Athletes can compete in age group divisions of “Under Age 20" and then in five-year increments by gender.  Athletes can also compete in gender specific weight categories, individual clergy groups or on two or three person teams.  Competition categories can not be changed after 5:00 p.m. EDST on July 9, 2014.

Race Rules -- The Faith in Action Caregivers Triathlon / Duathlon follows rules established by USA Traithlon.  Athletes are reminded that helmets are required at any time an athlete is on a bicycle.  No headphones, cell phones, ipads, or other electronic devices are permitted to be used during the race.  No drafting is permitted on the bike course.

Triathlon Only -- The race begins at 7:30 a.m. with the first wave of the swim event.  Wet suits are permitted in the pool.  Waves begin every 15 minutes with the slowest estimated overall time in the first wave.  Wave assignments cannot be changed on race day.

Duathlon Only -- The race begins at approximately 7:45 a.m. with a group start outside the Transition Area.

Fees -- If you are not a member of USAT, you must pay a $12.00 fee to cover the cost of one-day membership.  You will be given the option of purchasing an annual membership to USAT or the one-day membership   Please note that this one-day memership is membership for race day only.  Registration prices have been adjusted to reflect the one-day membership fee where applicable.  Please call Faith in Action Caregivers at 304-243-5420 if you have any questions about the USAT membership fees and race registration fees.

Group Discount -- Register 10 or more members from one faith community, club, business, family or other organization and receive a $5 per person (or $10 per team) discount when registrations are submitted together. The group discount applies for either the triathlon, the duathlon or a combination of registrations.  Please contact Faith in Action Caregivers at 304-243-5420 or by email at race@faithinactionwheeling.org to register a group using this discount.

The Triathlon Race Course

Swim: The 400 yard swim (16 lengths or 8 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.  The 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 11.

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 course begins at the designated location on the edge of the Transition Area.  Runners follow the gravel path along the fence line and then enter the cross country trail.  This is a level, shaded trail along the creek.  PLEASE NOTE:  The condition of the cross country trail may range from wet and/or muddy to dry depending on weather conditions prior to and during the event.  Athletes should be prepared to run on a CROSS COUNTRY TRAIL.  Runners make three laps on the cross country trail and then proceed to the gavel path and onto the track for a partial lap on the track to the Finish Line.  The Finish Line is located in front of the bleachers.

The Duathlon Race Course

Run: The 3 K run course begins with a group start at the designated location at the edge of the Transition Area. Athletes will run on the paved surface behind the McDonough Center and turn left onto Currie Drive as they exit the campus. From Currie Drive runners turn right onto Washington Avenue and proceed toward the entrance to Wheeling Jesuit University. Runners then turn right into the campus.  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, runners proceed down the hill in front of Ignatius Hall.  At the bottom of the hill runners turn left onto Ignatian Way and follow the road past the stadium to Parking D (Administration Parking) in front of the John and Mary McShane Admissions Center.  Athletes run through the parking lot and enter the trail behind the stadium track and tennis courts and follow the path back to the Transition Area.

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 course begins at the designated location on the edge of the Transition Area.  Runners follow the gravel path along the fence line and then enter the cross country trail.  This is a level, shaded trail along the creek.  PLEASE NOTE:  The condition of the cross country trail may range from wet and/or muddy to dry depending on weather conditions prior to and during the event.  Athletes should be prepared to run on a CROSS COUNTRY TRAIL.  Runners make three laps on the cross country trail and then proceed to the gavel path and onto the track for a partial lap on the track to the Finish Line.  The Finish Line is located in front of the bleachers.

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.

Race Volunteers Needed -- Volunteers are needed to help on the day of the race with traffic control.  All race volunteers must be at least 18 years old.  To request a race volunteer application and a list of race volunteer training sessions, contact Faith in Action Caregivers by phone or email.  All race volunteers receive a t-shirt to wear on race day and a gift bag from our sponsors.

Become a Race Sponsor -- The Faith in Action Caregivers Triathlon / Duathlon is sponsored by individuals and businesses in the community who support the independent living of older adults and people with disabilities.  You can support this work by becoming a race sponsor.  Either include a donation with your registration or donate online on our website www.faithinactionwheeling.org. A complete list of race sponsors will be available on race day or by contacting Faith in Action Caregivers.  All donations are fully tax deductible.  Athletes who make a sponsorship donation will receive a special designation on the finisher medal.

Facts About Faith in Action Caregivers, Inc. -- The mission of Faith in Action Caregivers is to support the independent living of older adults and people with disabilities through the shared ministry of faith communities in Ohio and Marshall Counties in West Virginia and Belmont County in Ohio.  The organization provided more than 15, 500 hours of free assistance to over 1,850 older adults and people with disabilities during 2013.  The organization is supported through the generosity of individuals and corporate donors, faith communities, local foundations and fund raising projects.  The most frequently requested service is escorted transportation to medical appointments in the local area as well as in Pittsburgh and Morgantown.  Approximately 6,500 hours were devoted to transportation requests in 2013.  All services are provided without charge to the receiver regardless of income level.  Services include escorted transportation, shopping, errands, household chores, yard work, assistance with personal record keeping, reading mail, 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 at info@faithinactionwheeling.org.        Faith in Action Caregivers, Inc. maintains offices at 38 N. 4th Street, Martins Ferry, OH 43935.  Faith in Action Caregivers is a 501 ( c) (3) tax exempt organization and is incorporated in the State of West Virginia and registered as a nonprofit organization 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.

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Event schedule and times

Friday, July 11        Athlete Check-in from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

                             Pool open for athletes from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

                             Dormitory Check-in from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 12    Transition Area opens for athletes at 5:30 a.m.

                             Athlete Check-in from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

                             Pool open for athletes from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

                             Pre-race meeting begins at 7:15 a.m.

                             First wave in the pool at 7:30 a.m.

                             Duathlon Group Start at 7:45 a.m.

Awards will be announced when all athletes have crossed the finish line.

The Transition Area will open at 5:30 a.m. and will remain open until all athletes have removed their belongings after the race.

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