|7/25/2013 2:09:00 PM|
Everything you need to know for the 2013 Tri
The eighth annual triathlon will again feature the friendly Swedish communities of the Chisago Lakes Area. Paradise Park offers an eagle eye’s view of the swim course. The Swedish influence abounds throughout the event with participants finishing under the Swedish flag.
Swim Course The swim is at beautiful Paradise Beach/Chuckie Lundquist Park in Chisago Lake. Plenty of buoys will be available to rest if needed and a balloon arch as the guide for the finish point. Bike Course The bike course is new: few rollers, mainly flat. The run goes through charming residential streets with community support and several water stations. Run Course Both run courses follow residential roads. Roads are well kept and flat.
QUICK BIKE SAFETY CHECK CAN BE DONE AT FOREST CYCLE AND SKATE TENT the morning of the event. Fairview Lakes Health Services will be providing excellent medical coverage for the weekend. There will be massage therapists on hand for the Half Ironman. Over $5,500 in prize money is awarded to the top F/M winners. Half: 1st- $1000, 2nd- $600, 3rd- $400, 4th- $300, 5th- $200. Sprint: 1st- $300, 2nd- $200, 3rd- $150. Awards will be given to the top three male and female in five year increments: 12 and under, 13 to 99 plus. Awards to the top overall three relay teams, Athena and Clydesdale. Medals are awarded to the Half finishers. This event is part of the Aurora BayCare Series which offers additional prizes.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday, July 25 - Paradise Park 6 p.m. - Volunteer Party Fairview Lakes Health Services Expo
Friday, July 26 - Paradise Park 4-7 p.m. - Expo, Registration Packet Pick-Up Kids and Adults
Saturday, July 27 - Paradise Park 7:30 - 8:45 a.m. - Kids Tri Packet Pick-Up and Registraion only 9 a.m - KIDS Start Noon - 5 p.m. - Expo, Adult Registration and Packet Pick-Up opens 1 & 3 p.m. - Swim Clinics
Sunday, July 28 - Paradise Park 4:30-6:45 a.m. - Adult Tri Registration and Packet Pick- Up 6:45 a.m. SHARP - Transition CLOSES 7 a.m. - ADULT START
This is a technically sound, safe, and exciting event. Participants receive a dri wick shirt, swim cap, food, ice bath, massage, beer and fun after the event. Bike racks will have your race number and which wave you start in. Each mile on the run courses will be marked. All courses will have highly visible signage for each turn. The long bike course will have aid stations and bottle exchange. There will also be plenty of aide stations along the course. We will have wetsuit strippers on the way to transition from the swim to assist with the removal of wetsuits. Transition area is guarded at all times. Plenty of fluids available along the course The Half Iron bike course ONLY will have bottle exchanges Mile 17.5 - Heed, Water, Electrolytes, Hammer Gel Mile 32.5 - Heed, Water, Electrolytes, Hammer Gel All Bottle Exchange Stations will have Band-Aids and ointment For maps of the triathlon routes, including the Kids Tri, the Sprint and the Half Tri.