The Kirby Medical Center/KMC Sage City Triathlon will include a 300 meter swim, 13.5 mile bike ride, and a 3.1 mile run. This USAT certified course will start in the new Monticello city pool using a serpentine swim route. The bike route will highlight one of Monticello’s prime attractions; Allerton Park. Riders will enter the park along the recently completed South entrance. The route circles the famous Sunsinger statue at the West edge of the park, and offers beautiful views of many park features. The run is a flat, fast course along a closed jogging path that is heavily shaded. The path travels over Monticello’s new wooden bridge spanning the Sangamon River. The path is paved for about two miles, and hard packed gravel for one mile. The surface variation offers terrific relief for tired feet. Expect PR run times.
Event details and schedule
Friday, August 11th, 2017
4:00 – 7:00 pm @ Kirby Medical Center
1000 Medical Center Dr.
Monticello, Il 61856
Race day packet pickup is from 5:30am – 7:00am @ the Monticello Aquatic Center
Racers must show their PHOTO ID and if applicable their USAT card or pay the one-day fee of $15. The youth fee is $10 for a year.
NO ID, NO USAT CARD, NO RACING, NO EXCEPTIONS. USAT POLICY
Park in the main lot, west of the school – follow the triathlon parking signs
A Mandatory Pre-Race meeting is scheduled 15 minutes before the start of the race (poolside 7:15 am)
Packets will contain 2 separate race numbers.
The sticker number is to be attached to the bike frame.
This number will be utilized for race identification and to allow the removal of your bike from the transition area
The bib number can be attached to your shirt with safety pins or may be worn on a number belt during the bike and run portion.
NO BIKE WILL BE REMOVED FROM TRANSITION WITHOUT PROPER INDENTIFICATION THAT CORRELATES TO BODY MARKING AND BIB. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Based on USAT rules no listening devices will be permitted on the course. While these may aid your training, they make you and others around you unsafe on race day. You will be disqualified if you choose to ignore this rule. Safety of everyone on the course is our #1 goal. Keep your tunes for training. NO EXCEPTIONS, NO DEBATES, NO REFUNDS.
FYI, if you are injured during the event, a listening device cancels any insurance claim.
Timing Chips will be distributed beginning Saturday at 7:00 am
Volunteers will remove Timing Chips immediately after you cross the finish line. If your chip is not returned you will be charged for it.
Race Day Street Closures
Race Day Traffic Control
The Triathlon is a closed course. Exceptions will be local traffic and farm machinery.
The Bike turn-around is approximately half-way from the transition area and will be at the Sun Singer statue. The road will be marked in advance of the turn-around.
The Triathlon is largely open to traffic. All intersections will have traffic control with race marshals and/or police, but racers should pay attention to their surroundings and race accordingly.
Please review the run course routes on the website map.
Water and Hammer Nutrition’s HEED will be available at the Start, in Transition, at the Finish and at the hydration stations.
A Hammer Gel is available at the 1st water stop.
Restrooms are located in the Pool area and in two places within the school commons area. Signs are posted. There are no on-course facilities due to the relatively short distances.
Medical personnel will be at the Start/Finish and on course. Menard County Ambulance and Police departments can be reached at 911.
All racers must wear an approved helmet. Helmets must be fastened before leaving transition & during the bike. Not having a helmet is cause for disqualification.
Food & Refreshments
Fruit, cookies, and fluids will be available to all racers after they finish.
Racers will receive pizza, fruit, cookies and drinks after their race. Please show bib for lunch. All volunteers will receive a lunch but must wear the volunteer shirt to receive.
Additional lunches can be purchased for $5 on race day. A minimal number are available.
Fluids will be available at several locations on site but we request that only racers and volunteers consume these drinks.
Beginner Information and Site Maps
Please check out our information table for tri/swim tips, course maps and upcoming races.
Please review the SITE MAPS located around the commons area for racer and spectator movement patterns and site orientation. Maps are also available on the website.
The course will be marked with white paint directional arrows on the road and with yellow and red 2’ x 2’ directional signs in the cemetery where paint is not possible.
Both races will have directional arrows and/or signs when course changes occur. Volunteers are on the course for guidance.
Yellow paint on street means rough spot. Pay attention for the Yellow paint.
Finish & Transition Area
All Abe’s Mini racers will need to remove their bikes from the transition area immediately after race completion/no later than 12:50pm so you’re not in the way of the 1:00pm racers.
We suggest removing your bike and gear and then coming in for the dinner.
Any bikes that need to be removed after the start of the Pioneer Sprint (12:45-1:00pm) will be allowed at the discretion of the Transition Captain.
NO BIKE OR GEAR WILL BE REMOVED FROM TRANSITION WITHOUT PROPER IDENTIFICATION/RACE NUMBERS. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Security will be provided from 11:00 am until 3:30pm.
All racers are required to read and understand the USAT and equipment waivers. Both must be signed, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Volunteers must also sign a release before entering the course.
Please complete the sign up sheet if you can help in June.
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