Meek and Mighty Triathlon
Swim 100 yards • Bike 3.6 miles • Run 1/2 mile (Ages 7-10)
Swim 200 yards • Bike 5.4 miles • Run 1 mile (Ages 11 & Over)
Meek & Mighty Information:
Race Date: April 26, 2014
Location: North Shore Pool
Capacity: 900 participants
Entry Fee: $50.00 (Price increases to $60 after March 1)
1. Time trial pool start:
Athletes will still be seeded into waves with the first being adults 16+, second will be ages 11-15, and last will be ages 7-10. The first wave will begin at 7:30 a.m. and athletes will line up in numerical order starting lowest number to highest in each respective wave. Plenty of staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist with lining up the athletes in preparation for their start. A timing mat will be near the pool side at the start location. Athletes will be started one at a time. As they cross the timing mat, their time will begin. Each athlete will be individually timed using a timing chip picked up at registration. The time interval between each athlete will vary based upon the swimming ability of the athlete starting in the position just in front of them. If a slower swimmer is in the water, the start of the next athlete will be delayed a few seconds to allow for appropriate spacing. If the swimmer just in front is an accomplished swimmer, the time interval will be less. Each swimmer will start approximately 5-10 seconds apart. It should take between 20-25 minutes to start all athletes in wave 1. When all athletes from wave 1 have exited the water, we will wait an additional 5-10 minutes to start wave 2 and we will then follow the same procedure for wave 2, and then wave 3. The approximate start time of wave 2 will be 8:10 a.m. and wave 3, 8:50 a.m.
2. Bike check in:
ALL athletes will be required to check their bike into transition by 7:20 a.m. race morning at the North Shore Pool parking lot. In years past we have had problems with athletes checking in bikes and interfering with athletes that started in an earlier wave. This will help to eliminate congestion in transition and will allow for all participants to have a safe race without outside interference. Bikes cannot be removed until the last cyclist from wave 3 has exited transition. This should be shortly after 10am.
3. Run course:
To eliminate having runners and cyclist on the same road we have changed the run course. The new run course will be utilizing the trail through Vinoy Park, 5th Avenue North in front of the Vinoy Hotel, Bayshore in front of Vinoy Park, and North Shore Drive on the South side of the pool. The only section that will have biker and runner traffic will be North Shore Drive on the south side of the pool. Bikers and runners will be separated by cones and barricades to prevent any runner/biker interference. A map of the run course is posted on the triathlon website under THE RACE click on MAPS.
Event specific details will be sent out to all participants in early April.
More information will be posted in the coming months so stay tuned.
I hope you have a great winter of training.
See you in April!
St. Anthony's Triathlon