Hope For Crohn's®:  2018 Fun Charity Event Information

DATE:    Saturday, June 2, 2018

EVENT: Hope For Crohn's® Blue Wave Triathlon/Duathlon

LOCATION: McNears Beach County Park
                    201 Cantera Way  
                    San Rafael. CA 94901

HOPE FOR CROHN'S® 
BLUE WAVE TRIATHLON/DUATHLON
​TRIATHLON COURSE DESCRIPTION: 
SWIM: Will take place at McNears Beach. Swim course is 1/4 mile. Swim is a loop. Water temperature is in the 60's, wetsuits allowed but not necessary.
City of San Rafael Fire Dept will provide water support.

BIKE: The bike course is on a paved path on Point San Pedro Rd-North San Pedro Rd through to China Camp Back Ranch Meadows Campground, turnaround, then return to McNears Beach. A beautiful and much-loved bike route.  The course is approximately 8.1 miles. No tandem or pull carts allowed. Helmets required.  CHP Marin will provide traffic control to keep cyclist safe.

PLEASE NOTE: During the bike segment, there is no passing allowed on the narrow highway road when oncoming traffic or saftey & cautionary devices are present. Violations will result in time penalties and possible disqualification. All riders must look carefully and use good judgment when attempting to pass on the bike course. Please caution the rider ahead by yelling “LEFT” or “ON YOUR LEFT” prior to attempting to pass on the left side (NEVER ATTEMPT TO PASS ON THE RIGHT). All cyclists are to ride single file (no side-by-side riding allowed) and stay at least 3 bike lengths behind the rider in front.

RUN: Run course is 3.1 miles. It is on a paved walkway on Point San Pedro Rd. through to Knight Dr, then return to McNears Beach. City of San Rafael Police Dept will provide traffic control to keep runners safe. There will be an aid station at the Finish line with water, energy drink, and energy bar. Transition will be in the South Shore main parking lot. There will be an aid station in the transition with water, electrolyte drink and energy bar. Run finishes near main stage. 

DUATHLON COURSE DESCRIPTION: 
Leg 1: Run (see above) 3.1 miles
Leg 2: Bike (see above) 8.1 miles
Leg 3: Run (see above) 3.1 miles

TRI TIME:Elite division starts at 7:15 AM.  Men start at 7:30 AM.  Teams at approx 7:50 AM, Women at approx 7:55 AM. Mandatory athlete meeting at 6:30am.

Body marking: TriTat numbering system will be used. All athletes must have their TriTats numbers on before checking into Transition. TriTats numbers are assigned to each athlete and included in their race packet.

DU TIME:Starts at 7:00 AM.

FIELD SIZE: Limited to 400 total participants including 10 teams. Registration will close to teams as soon as 10 teams have registered.

LATE ENTRY: NO REGISTRATION ON EVENT DAY. NO PACKET PICKUP ON EVENT DAY.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
THERE IS NO FUNDRAISING REQUIREMENT.

You are welcome to participate in our Athletes For Crohn's Fundraising program. Raise $590 and earn an entry into the race, a TriSuit or TriTop or Tech T, and duffel bag. This will help us reach our goal of $30,000 to fund Crohn's research and outreach and education programs in our community. Please read Participant Q & A for details.

TRI DIVISIONS:Elites, and Age Groups 18-19, 20-24, 25-29,30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over.  Athena's (150 lbs. +) - 39 years and under(open) and 40 years and older (master). Clydesdale (200 lbs. +) - 39years and under (open) and 40 years and older (master).

DU DIVISIONS:Elites, and Age Groups 18-19, 20-24, 25-29,30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over. Athena's (150 lbs. +) - 39 years and under(open) and 40 years and older (master). Clydesdale (200 lbs. +) - 39years,18 & Above Co-ed (First timer/beginner);18 & Above Co-ed (Military);18 & Above Co-ed (Relay)

Teams: Female, Male, and Mixed. The top 3 teams will receive a place medal.

AWARDS: All participants will receive a finishers medal. Top 3 finishers will receive a place medal.  The overall male, female and team will receive a custom award.  The overalls are not awarded within the age groups.

PACKET PICK-UP: Packet Pick-up will be at different locations to accommodate all participants. All Blue Wave Triathlon/Duathlon participants will receive a 10% in store shopping discount on packet pick up date and any additional dates at Sports Basement. 
Hope For Crohn's is a Basementeer and will receive 10% of profit as a donation from Sports Basement. Just let cashier know you support Hope For Crohn's.

All Athletes must pick up their own Event Packet and provide ID. 

NO REGISTRATION ON EVENT DAY. NO PACKET PICKUP ON EVENT DAY.

PARKING: Parking is open to all paid participants in McNears Beach.


Transition Area:
Transition Area is located at South Shore parking lot. It opens for setup at 5:30am and will be closed at 6:15am regardless of start time. You must have your assigned TriTat wrist band ID number on and TriTat bike ID number on bike, in order to enter the Transition. All athletes must be dressed and prepared to start and leave out of the Transition to go to the start line by 6:15am for the mandatory meeting which starts at 6:20am.

It will not be reopened until 9:30am when all cyclist have completed the Bike Course. No exceptions. This will keep all participants' bikes safe. 

There will be no security in the Transition Zone after 10:45am on event day. It is forbidden to leave bags, luggage, backpacks etc. inside the Transition Zone.

Athletes should only leave their bike with competition equipment: helmet and bike shoes placed in it.

The clothes, sunglasses, hat, towel, etc. must in the special needs bags (bike/race) in the assigned area within Transition Zone.

MANDATORY BRIEFING: All athletes must attend mandatory briefing at stage at South Shore at 6:20am.

Recovery Area:Upon reaching the Finish Line, all athletes will receive a finisher medal. Then, athletes must keep walking straight up to the Recovery Area, where there will be medical attention tents, electrolyte drinks, water, ice, post race meal and rest areas.

BRIGHT COLORED SWIM CAPS ARE REQUIRED.

Registration includes a meal, electrolyte drink, energy bar, water, custom t-shirt, expo & music

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED ATHLETES CHALLENGE
Double the Distance:
Leg 1: 1/2 mile swim
Leg 2: 16.2 mile bike
Leg 3: 6.2 mile run

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PreEvent/Packet Pick-up & Registration
Sponsored by:  

*Berkeley, CA:   Tuesday, 5/29/2018
 4:30-8:00pm     Sports Basement
                          Berkeley, CA 

*Campbell, CA:  Wednesday, 5/30/18
 4:30-8:00pm     Sports Basement
                          Campbell, CA 95008

*Sports Basement Presidio: Thursday, 5/31/18     
   4:30-8:00pm        610 Old Mason 
                             San Francisco, CA 94129

 *San Rafael, CA: Friday,6/1/18 
   4:00-8:00pm      Health & Wellness Expo
                             Final Packet Pick-up
                              Mc Nears Beach
                              San Rafael, CA
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SPORTS BASEMENT
 Call or go online to make a reservation 
610 Old Mason St, San Francisco, CA ‎
Presidio of San Francisco
(415) 437-0100 ‎ · sportsbasement.com
Professional Traffic Control by:
California Highway Patrol (350) Marin

City of San Rafael Police Department
HOPE FOR CROHN'S® 
BLUE WAVE EVENTS
Professional Training and Mentor support:
​                        Sponsored by: 

All registered Blue Wave participants
receive a complimentary training clinic​ 
with a Certified Triathlon Coach Raeleigh

*Bike & Run Clinic April 21st 8am-11am
*Swim clinic: May 19th  8am-11am

Learn more: 12-week training & mentoring program: Click here
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