You will receive this info sheet in your race package: 2013TDT_info sheet
Tri-Diva Tri Info:
What to do when you arrive on site the morning of May 5…..
PARKING: Parking for the Tri-Diva Tri participants will be in Lots D & DD in Olds College Campus only. Access the parking lot through Gate A or Gate D. Please DO NOT Park in the lots N or O as they will be used for another event. Parking Lot F, close to the pool, will be for officials and volunteers only. Park legally only. Thanks!Gate D entrance will be blocked to vehicle traffic from 9:00AM to 11:45AM.
-The Transition Area (with all the bike racks in the pool parking lot) opens at 7:30AM (please wait for volunteers to allow you in.) Find a place to “rack your bike” as spots are NOT preassigned. If your bike needs to be checked by our on-site bike mechanics from Ridley’s Cycle, lay down a small towel and some gear to claim that spot for the race. This will be the ONLY place you will be allowed to leave bike and run gear. Participants only in transition area please. We may have some para-triathletes in the event, so please refrain from setting up in the designated area (marked with a sign) for the para-triathletes. Thanks!
- If you haven’t picked up your race package on May 2, 3 or 4 at the Tri-It Store, you may do so that morning INDOORS at the Olds Aquatic Centre from 7:30 – 8:30AM. There may be a line-up so if you can pick up the package at Tri It Store in Calgary beforehand, please make an effort to do so. Be sure you have picture ID and your ATA number handy. We are arranging a package pick-up at the Best Western Hotel in Olds from 6:30-7:00pm in the front lobby, by special arrangement only. Please contact Deanne Jabs on May 2 for this arrangement.
Please read this: If you are not a 2013 ATA member, be prepared to pay $20 (cash) for the ATA day-insurance fee when you pick up your package at Race Package Pick-up. If you choose not to race, you may pick up your package and you will not have to pay the $20.
No Transfer of Entries - No Roll-Overs – No Refunds. No Exceptions.
-Ankle strap Timing Chips will be handed out that morning only from 7:30-8:45AM. Look for the “Winning Time” table inside or just outside the Olds Aquatic Centre. Please be sure you receive a timing chip or you will not receive a time! Once race has started the timing mats will be “live” so avoid walking near the mats.
-Locate the area where there will be volunteers “body marking” – this will most likely be near the couch area to the inside left of the Olds Aquatic Centre entrance. “Body Marking” means you will have your racer number on your arms and legs and your swim start ‘heat letter’ on one calf. Be sure you know your race number! Body Marking volunteers will be available from 7:30AM – 9:00AM.
-Locate the bike exit and run exit so you will know where to go.
-There will not be swim warm up time before the race start. There will be no lane for warm up once the race has started.
-Mandatory Pre-Race meeting will be OUTSIDE at 8:35AM near the Finish Area.
Please don’t stress if you do not email your new time to her after May 1. You may ‘self-seed’ according to your updated time. We are flexible that way!
You will be assigned a heat letter at Race Package Pick-up. You can reassign your own heat letter if it does not correspond to your actual swim estimate.
Some Swim Rules and Etiquette:
-All swim strokes (front crawl, breaststroke, side-stroke, dog paddle, etc.) are permitted in the race. Please use caution with backstroke as it is dangerous with 3 others swimming in the lane with you.
-There will be a maximum of 4 swimmers per lane and once one swimmer exits the lane when finished their 250m, the next swimmer will be signaled to slip in that lane to start their swim. This is called the continuous feed.
-There will be a volunteer on deck to notify you when your swim will start. You will walk across a timing mat (start of swim) and walk to the lane waiting for you to slip in. Notify the volunteer lap counter that you are going in too!
-Please wait on deck with others with the same “heat letter” as you. Your “heat letter” will be given to you at race package pick-up and will be associated with your estimate swim time.
-Swimmers must swim in a counter clockwise direction in each lane.
-Passing is permitted but please try to pass swimmers at the wall. (Say “Thank you” when they let you go in front of you.)
-If your feet are being touched by a swimmer behind you, that is indicating that the faster swimmer (or more zealous swimmer) would like to pass you. Please stop at the wall and let them go ahead of you.
-Volunteers will count your laps. When you see a flutter board dipped into the water by your lap counter as you approach the wall, that means you have 50m remaining.
-Walk on deck – no running. You may run after you exit the pool and are outdoors.
***If you want to wait for the side lanes to open with the stairs to exit the pool, you may do so. We will have some strong fellows to help some gals get out of the pool for the first hour or so.
-Eyeglasses can be left with the volunteer lap counter if you wish.
-Please do not wear any footwear (flip-flops, runners, etc.) on deck. They will be forgotten about…trust me.
-Most importantly….Have fun!
An “approximate” start time for estimate swim times are:
Over 12 minutes – Group A (2 waves) – 9:00am
10 – 12 minutes – Group B (2 waves) – 9:20am
8 -10 minutes – Group C – 9:40am
8 -10 minutes – Group D – 9:50am
6 – 8 minutes – Group E – 10:00 am
6 – 8 minutes – Group F – 10:10am
6 – 8 minutes Group G- 10:20 am
5 – 6 minutes – Group H – 10:30 am
5 – 6 minutes – Group I – 10:35 am
under 5 min – Group J- 10:40 am
Please understand that the times above are approximate. Listen for your LETTER to be announced and stand with gals with similar swim times as you.
Bike & Run Maps:
Olds College Campus
Spectators, Friends and Families – What can they do??
CHEER!!!! or Volunteer!!!
Please tell your friends and family to refrain from driving around the course to cheer on your favorite racer. It will add to more traffic issues for the event and create an extra danger for the participants!
Please note: Due to pool regulations, we will have to limit the amount of spectators watching inside pool hallways this year. Please ask your family & friends to dress warmly for outdoors and bring some lawn chairs along too! Thanks for understanding.
Children may run into the finish with their moms or grandmas but please use caution! They may join in at the last corner to the finish.
Winning Time will post results as quickly as they are tabulated. Results will be posted on the website as well by the evening.
An Awards Ceremony will be INSIDE the Gymnasium of the Frank Grisdale Hall (#18 on map) on Olds College Campus close to noon. There will be coffee, juice, fruit and light snacks for participants and volunteers only. There will also be lots of wonderful donated draw prizes for participants as well! You MUST be present to win a draw prize.
Bring Some Cash for the MitoCanada Fundraising Draw! Anyone can win!
Details coming soon.