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