We are looking forward to a 9th year under our new format and look forward to once again SELLING OUT. The race course along the Madison Shoreline is beautiful and the Surf Club is the perfect venue for such a race. (Please be aware that dogs are not permitted at the Surf Club, per Town regulations). We are confident that you will enjoy the experience and want to come back next year.
The swim will be a diamond shaped course. Swimmers will head out towards their left until the first orange buoy. Keep the buoy on your right and take a right hand turn and head out towards the farthest buoy from shore. After approaching this second buoy,swimmers will also keep this buoy on your right and head on an angle back towards the shore to the third buoy. Swimmers will keep this buoy on their right and turn right back towards shore where the race started. There will be a buoy close to shore to act as a guide to help the swimmers spot the finish. You may swimon either side of this buoy.
There will be approximately 5 waves depending upon the number ofentrants. Any swimmer having trouble should follow the standardpractice of raising their hand so assistance can be provided bythe marine patrol.
WETSUITS are permitted, however the use of fins, snorkels andother flotation devices are not permitted.
The water temperature should be about 70 ? 72 degrees.
Please make sure that all swimmers have their arms marked withthe proper race #.
The bike course map maybe found on the Madison Jaycees web site. The course is flat and rolling with no majorclimbs. The course will be a little congested with traffic thefirst and last couple of miles because of Rte 1, skirting thecenter of town and quite a few turns. Once you get over the RRbridge on Copse Rd, there are several good long stretches.
The course will be marked with chalk. However, if it rains, thechalk may wash off. Our intention is to have at least 1 volunteerat each intersection to help with traffic control and directions.HOWEVER, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW THE COURSE AND HAVESTUDIED THE MAP AHEAD OF TIME.
Drafting is not permitted and you need to stay 2 bike lengthsaway from other competitors unless you are in the process ofpassing. Course marshals will have authority to disqualify orpenalize participants if they are observed drafting. There are acouple of areas that will require extra caution on your part.
Rte 1 Crossing:
At the 2 mile and 11 mile marks you will be crossing Rte 1 at theintersection of Island Ave. A police officer will be on duty atthis intersection as well as several volunteers. Please exercisecommon sense and caution at this crucial intersection.
Copse Rd/Green Hill Rd:
At approx 4.5 miles you will be traveling up Copse Rd andcrossing over Green Hill Rd. Green Hill is a very busy street andcars often travel at excessive speeds down the hill when theycross over Copse. Several volunteers and possibly a policeofficer will be located at this intersection but please be awareof cars coming down from your right as you pass over Green Hill.
The run course is perfectly flat and fast. It is an out and backcourse along the shore roads. As you approach East Wharf Beach,you will be directed into the parking lot where you will runaround a garden in the parking lot and head back to the SurfClub. Please be aware that approximately two miles of the run areshared by both the bike and run courses.
The transition area is for athletes only. Once the race begins,all spectators will not be allowed in the transition area. RIDINGYOUR BIKE IN THE TRANSITION AREA IS NOT PERMITTED. You will berequired to walk or run your bike while in the grass transitionarea. Once you are outside the area, you will be allowed to mountyou bike. You must also dismount your bike before entering thetransition area.
SPECIAL RELAY TEAM INSTRUCTIONS
Upon exiting the swim, the swimmer must run up the beach into thetransition area and transfer the Velcro ankle bracelet (containing the ChampionChip) to the cyclist in the designated team area. The cyclist must wear this bracelet on his/her ankle.Only after the swimmer transfers the ankle Bracelet, may the cyclist take hisbike off the bike rack and proceed to run or walk his/her bike tothe transitions area exit. All relay teams will be located in acertain area so marhsalls may observe the proper tag. Uponreturning to the transition area, the cyclist must dismount thebike and run or walk the bike back to the team area. Afterracking the bike, the cyclist will transfer the ankle bracelet to the runner. Do not transfer the bracelet to the runner before racking yourbike. The runner mu...