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2019

(Sun) S 1.2 mi B 56 mi R 13.1 mi or 
S 400 mtr B 14 mi R 5K
Scottsboro, AL - USAT Sanc
 
S 1.5K B 40K R 10K or S .6K or R 5K B 16Mi R 5K TVA Tellico Rec

TVA Tellico Rec, Lenoir City, TN

S 1.2Mi B 40 Mi R 12K or S 1.5K B 40K R 10K or S .6K B 14 Mi R 5K Fall Creek Falls SP, Spencer, TN

Fall Creek Falls SP, Spencer, TN

Sept. 14 Frantic Frog Sprint Triathlon 
(Sat)
S 400 mtr B 14 mi R 5K
Scottsboro, AL - USAT Sanc

Oct. 12 Atomic Olympic / Sprint Triathlons & Sprint Duathlon 
(Sat)
S 500 / 1500 mtr B 30K / 40K R 5K / 10K - Lenoir City, TN - USAT Sanc

Oct. 13 Toughman Tennessee Triathlon - an Atomic Experience 
(Sun)
S 1.2 mi B 56 mi R 13.1 mi - Lenoir City, TN USAT Sanc

Dec. 14 Rock'in Santa Half Marathon / Sunshine Santa 5K 
(Sat)
Victor Ashe Park, Knoxville TN

2019 Goose Pond Half Iron & Sprint Triathlon
Pre-Race Information
Water Temp 69 on 5/12- expect warmer temps next 2 weeks
   
2019 Goose Pond Triathlons benefit: 
Rocket City Rebels - Boy Scout Club 18 - Jackson County 
Races begin at 7 AM cst Sunday, May 26th
 Packet Pickup Sat 5 PM - 7:30 PM & Sun 5:30 - 6:30 AM
Goose Pond Colony Resort, 417 Ed Hembree Road, Scottsboro, AL


Dear (Contact First Name),

Welcome to the 2019 Goose Pond Half Iron & Sprint Triathlons!  Please review the race schedule below. Also included below are some race reminders.  

RACE LOCATION - Goose Pond Colony Resort, 417 Ed Hembree Drive, Scottsboro, AL 35769 - Located on the banks of the Tennessee River's beautiful Lake Guntersville and nestled into the picturesque Cumberland Mountains, Goose Pond Colony awaits your arrival. Goose Pond Colony is a public resort that will take your breath away. With two beautiful 18-hole championship golf courses, comfortable lakeside cottages, lodge, relaxing waterfront campground  (walk up availability only - (256-912-0075), full service marina, meeting facilities, The Docks Restaurant, swimming pool, beach area and Lake Guntersville, we are all you need for a relaxing vacation or one-day outing.

Directions:   Here is a link for directions - Race area is down by the beach & Docks Restaurant. Please follow signs for race parking. 

  Link to all Scottsboro Hotels. - Please note Goose Pond Campground does not take reservations - 
Please call for "walk up" availability - 256-912-0075

Note:  It is recommended all athletes preview courses prior to the event(s). Bike & run courses will be marked by Thursday, May 16th. Please drive the bike course & drive or ride the run course to know each thoroughly. 

We will be using the  LIVE RESULTS via RunSignUp.com  for the Goose Pond events. Your finish and splits times will be available virtually immediately to you, family & friends as times enter our scoring programs.  Please make sure you sign up for text /e-mail notifications here & share address with family and friends. 

Finishers medals will be handed out for Sprint & Half Iron races as triathletes finish.  Please see time schedule for awards ceremonies to be held at FINISH LINE.

Beverages and food will be available after the race. Rudy Project gear and other prize drawings will be made prior to and during awards ceremonies. Splits will be available on 
RESULT KIOSKS set up at finish line. Go to:  www.RaceESM.com  for PDF results post-event. USAT ranking results will be sent within the 15-day USAT requirements.

Train safe & race fast,  Kevin    
Kevin Mahan
Level 2 USAT Certified Race Director & 100+ Century Club
Office: 865-271-7535
E-mail: Kevin@endurancesportsmanagement.com

Late Registration / Packet Pickup / Race Schedule

All: bring photo ID & USAT card (if member) - Relays pickup together. NO PICKUP FOR OTHER ATHLETES.
Saturday, May 25th - 5 pm- 7:30 pm Central Time 
Registration & packet pick-up at swim pavilion. 6 PM - Race Overview and Course Descriptions
Sunday, May 26th - 5:45 - 6:45 AM Central Time
Registration, Packet pick-up & body marking. Pick-up timing chip. 
5:30AM - Transition Open: 
6:30 AM - Race Overview at Transition Area
6:40 AM - Bikes must be in the transition area. 
6:45 AM - Transition Closes
6:55 AM National Anthem
Wave swim starts begin (tentative)
Goose Pond Half Iron
7:00 Male U40, Clydesdale & Aqua Bike - 7:03 Male 40+ - 7:06 Females, Athena & Relays
Goose Pond Sprint
8:00 AM Males & Clyds - 8:03 Females, Athena & Relays/Relays
Awards ceremonies - Sprint 10:30 AM - Goose Pond Half 1:15 PM at FINISH AREA - Please plan accordingly. 
9 AM - Enjoy fruit and snacks at swim pavilion - Please make arrangements to get award if leaving early. Awards may be available at later events, not mailed.

USAT Requires SWIM START VERIFICATION. Follow flagging to SWIM ENTRANCE & CROSS MATS. 
USAT rules require this procedure. Wetsuit use will be determined race morning per USAT rules.  

Wet Suits WILL BE ALLOWED 78 DEGREES & under. Expected temp 78 - 80 degrees - Actual temp posted Thursday evening on ESM & race information pages. Rulings are always race morning.

DISPOSABLE TIMING CHIPS / STRAPS - We will be using disposable UHF timing chips / straps. These attach by adhesive to your left ankle WITH ENOUGH ROOM TO MOVE STRAP - do not put the adhesive strap on tightly. Strap will not be returned at finish of event. AGAIN, place strap on ankle WITH ENOUGH ROOM TO MOVE A LITTLE.

START INFORMATION - IN WATER START for ALL WAVES -
Swim caps provided must be worn. Keep all buoys to LEFT - follow flagging to transition after swim. Relays: Relay members change at bike rack. Rack with other bikes & follow same rules / routes as individual racers.

Warning: USAT has found many injuries / fatalities to be caused by failure to WARM UP prior to start. ALL ATHLETES are urged to WARM UP either on land or in the water prior to start. Early season Open Water Swims are notorious for a good SHOCK TO YOUR SYSTEM  - Please warm up prior to start! 

BIKE TRANSITION AND COURSE:  FOLLOW RED CONE TOPPER SIGNS  - Bike racks will be first come.  Transition opens 5 AM Sunday morning for racking.  All competitors will be going through the entire transition area. 
NO RIDING IN THE TRANSITION AREA. Bike will be mounted and dismounted at the transition exit. Six (6) bikes per rack. Both bike courses are fairly flat & open to traffic - please proceed with caution. Please review attached map links and descriptions below.
NOTE: TRANSITION FLOW for 2019 - transition flow will be Swim In / Bike In & Bike Out / Run Out - this means you will enter transition from the swim & bike end near swim area & begin the bike and run at far end of parking lot -
Sprint cyclists will complete a simple out and back route with small loop at far end - Ed Hembree -Right on Broad (RR Tracks 1 mile up Broad) to turn-around loop just past 72 - RIGHT on S. Scott, LEFT @ County Park Road, LEFT on Broad & return same route to bike dismount - Stay to RIGHT & follow Police /volunteer directions. 
Half Iron cyclist will follow same beginning route - continue on Broad to downtown Scottsboro - quick turns as follows: Appletree LEFT - 1 block - Andrews LEFT - cross Willow to LEFT on Mary Hunt - RIGHT on Market - LEFT on Maple & LEFT onto Rt. 21 - Rt. 21/470 approx. 6 miles to LEFT on Rt.33 - Rt.33 about 3 miles to RIGHT on Rt. 32 ( this is bottle drop /exchange corner - get 24 oz. Deer Park Sport Top Water Bottle - Rt. 32 - 3 miles to LEFT onto Rt. 42 - Rt. 42 - 5 miles to LEFT onto Rt. 45 - CAUTION: note RR tracks here - Rt. 45 - 2 miles to turnaround - return same route. Bottle drop exchange at miles 18 & 38. See course markings prior to event. Please stay to your right ENTIRE COURSE unless passing. Course is open to traffic. 
Half Bike Note of Caution: First & final 7.5 miles of bike travel through downtown Scottsboro - Police & volunteers will be in place but please use EXTREME CAUTION as drivers do not always heed Police & volunteer direction. Out of Scottsboro, pretty rural, scenic & fairly flat to turn-around & back.   

RUN Courses -  The Sprint run is completely within the Colony. Sprint racers will turn around at mile 1.55 just after campground entrance. Aid will be located at approx. .5 mi & 1.25 mi for four passings on the 5K.  Sprint Course Link.
Half Iron runners - Your route is as follows - same route as 5K past aid #1 & #2 - at aid # 2, runners will complete 2 complete loops & then return final 1.25 mi to finish - Loop Description: continue into campground & do "lollie-pop" circle at far end - return back to aid #2 & turn right across short grass section to Bob Jones Rd - follow bob Jones approx. 1 mile to RIGHT on Goose Pond Drive - stay in CONES CLOSED right lane approx. 1 mile to turn-around  / timing point & return back same route to aid #2 to have number marked for lap 1 of 2 - lap 2 same - campground, back, Bob Jones, Goose Pond, turn-around, back to #2 & return to finish - DO NOT DO CAMPGROUND 3 X'S. Aid also on Bob Jones, Goose Pond & at turn-around each passing - Clif Chomps & Base Performance available. 17 total aid passings over 13.1 miles.  13.1 Run Map Link  MapMyRun Link

USAT Info:  ALL USAT RULES APPLY.   See web link to common USAT violations.  Remember to stay to the far right unless you are passing someone. Helmets must be ANSI approved and buckled at ALL TIMES WHILE ON THE BIKE.
***  Please bring your PHOTO ID & USAT card to registration or be prepared to pay the $15 one-day USAT insurance fee. *** Annual members without card will complete USAT form and pay $15.
 If you wish to join USAT, call 1.719.597.9090 for membership information. You CAN pay $50 for annual membership fee at the race. 

Door Prizes - Our RANDOM DRAWINGS for Rudy Project gear & COMP RACE ENTRIES to Tellico - Sprint / Olympic, Tri Fall Creek Falls -Sprint/Olympic, Frantic Frog Sprint & Toughman Tennessee Half / Sprint will be drawn during each awards ceremony. Winners must be present! 
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