The Breezy Point Triathlon consists of a 750M swim in a sheltered bay, a flat 20K bike course and a flat 5K run. The event features numerous age group awards as well as weight divisions and team competition. This sprint event is excellent for experienced athletes as well as first timers. The venue affords great spectator opportunities and very limited traffic for athletes to deal with. The event finishes with a great post-race party and awards ceremony.
Due to the events of September 11, 2001, we are required to follow certain necessary security measures. Naval Station Norfolk has been extremely amenable to the continuation of the event but must first consider the interest of the United State Navy and its purpose of national security. To that end, ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE AN OFFICIAL GATE PASS TO ENTER THE BASE ON RACE DAY. This will be accomplished by placing vehicle passes in each participant's race packet which he or she may use as they see fit (i.e. individual use or use by family or friends coming separately to spectate). IT IS, THEREFORE, MANDATORY THAT RACE PACKETS BE PICKED UP BEFORE RACE DAY. If you cannot pick up your packet at packet pick-up on June 1, 2013, or if you cannot make arrangements with the race director BEFORE MAY 15, 2013 to receive passes by mail, THEN PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THIS EVENT. THERE WILL BE NO ADMITTANCE TO THE BASE WITHOUT THE APPROPRIATE VEHICLE PASS OR MILITARY DECALS ON YOUR VEHICLE.Please note that we WILL NOT mail your packet to you. We can mail passes to you, however, we request that you use this option as A LAST RESORT ONLY. COURSE DESCRIPTION: 750M OPEN WATER SWIM-The 750M swim is held in a sheltered portion of Willoughby Bay, adjacent to the sea plane ramps on the Naval Air Station. The swim course is triangular in shape and is swum in a counter-clockwise direction. During conditions of high wind, the water may become choppy (1-2 foot chop). The water temperature is expected to be 65-72oF and the actual temperature will be posted at Packet Pick-up. Wetsuits will be allowed as per USAT rules (78oF and below: wet suits are allowed and will not affect award eligibility; over 78oF up to and including 84OF: wetsuits are allowed, however, competitors wearing wetsuits are NOT eligible for awards; above 84oF: NO WET SUITS ALLOWED). Swim caps are required and will be provided. Competitors will start in waves (or heats) at 4-minute intervals with an in-the-water start. TIME LIMIT: 45 MINUTES 20 KILOMETER (12.4 miles BIKE -The 20K bike course is flat and fast and covers much of the Naval Station Norfolk. Competitors will exit the transition area, cross Mason Creek Bridge and turn right on Bellinger Blvd. Cyclists will veer right onto Tow Way Drive and proceed to Moffett Avenue where they will turn right. Follow Moffett Avenue as it becomes Hughes Drive. Athletes will turn left onto Maryland Avenue and then left onto Dillingham Blvd. (Admiral's Row). This is followed by a right onto Moffett Avenue and a left onto Tow Way Drive which then merges back onto Bellinger Blvd. Athletes will turn right at the intersection of Bellinger Blvd. and Fifth Avenue, follow Fifth Avenue as it becomes Patrol Road and continue to the turn-around loop. Cyclists then proceed back along Patrol Road to Fifth Avenue and turn left onto Bellinger Blvd. This is followed by a right turn onto the taxiway toward the transition area. TIME LIMIT: 1 HOUR, 15 MINUTES 5 KILOMETER (3.1 miles) RUN-The 5K run is also flat with a finish along the sea wall adjacent to the transition area. Runners will exit the transition area and head toward A Street. Athletes will continue on A Street until turning right on Tenth Avenue followed by a right on B Street. After turning left on Eighth Avenue and passing through a parking lot, athletes will follow the bike path as it becomes Twelfth Avenue. Runners will then turn left onto A Street, followed by a right near Fifth Avenue to head across the tarmac. At the sea wall, athletes will turn left and head for the finish line. Water is available at the exit of the transition area as well as twice on the course. TIME LIMIT: 1 HOUR START TIME-The first wave of the race will start at 8:00 AM with an in-the-water start. Subsequent waves will be started at 4-minute intervals. Waves are based on age and sex, with the actual make-up being determined approximately 4 days before the event. The maximum number of participants per wave will be less than 100. LICENSING/INSURANCE/RULES: The Breezy Point Triathlon is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event and all USAT rules will be followed and strictly enforced. It is the responsibility of the athlete to be familiar with those rules. No drafting is allowed and will be monitored by roving draft marshals. Helmets must be ANSI/Snell or approved (those manufactured before March 10, 1999) or Comsumer Product Safety Commission apporved (those manufactured after 3/10/1999) and worn AT ALL TIMES while on the bike. Wet suits, aerobars and disk wheels are permitted as per the USA Triathlon rulebook. The complete rulebook can be accessed at www.usatriathlon.org. Since the race is USA Triathlon sanctioned, non-USAT members are required to purchase a one-day event license. This is achieved by including an additional $12 with your entry fee and filling out a USA Triathlon one-day permit form at Packet Pick-up.TIMING-The event will be chip timed for quick and accurate race splits. The system consists of a small chip that is worn on a velcro strap around your ankle. You will receive your timing chip on race morning and you will be required to wear it throughout the duration of the event. Volunteers will collect your chip as soon as you complete the event. In the event you lose or fail to return your chip, you will be charged $35 for its replacement. Failure to pay the replacement fee will result in a five year suspension from participation in the Breezy Point Triathlon.