It is possible that resident vehicles may accidentally enter the race course. If this occurs, please move to the right hand side of the street and they will pass on left to nearest exit. Please share the space and be careful.
If you have family/friends coming to spectate they must park at Craig Elementary and take the shuttle to the race area or can take the bike path from Craig Elementary to the start.
There will be several street closures/detours/altered traffic patterns on Race Day. Please be aware of the following:
Aqueduct Road will be CLOSED TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC between 7:30am and approximately 10:30am.
Anthony Street will be CLOSED TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC between 8am and approximately 9am. Traffic will be diverted to Technology Drive where vehicles will be allowed to cross at the discretion police and/or flaggers.
North End Drive, South Ravine Road and Hillside Avenue will be open to LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY between 8am and approximately 9am.
Motorists should be aware that bicyclists and runners will be using the streets; extreme caution should be exercised while the race is ongoing.
Keeping racers safe is a priority concern. In order for racers to be completely aware of their surroundings, the use of headphones is NOT advised.
Please stay hydrated during the race! There will be one water station on the running portion of the course at the turnaround (Mile 1.55), as well as a water station at the equipment/transition area. Please take advantage of them.
Cyclists: please bring a water bottle with you for your bike, as there will be no water stations along the bike route.
There will be a First Aid Station near the Start/Finish Area.
AFTER THE RACE:
After you have completed the race, please leave your equipment in the Equipment/Transition Area or move to shuttle pickup area where you may return your equipment to your vehicle.
Pre-Race Checklist – Things to Bring
Bicycle - Check your bike to make sure the tires are inflated and the chain is tight and everything is in working order
Bike helmets - these are mandatory; cyclists will not be allowed on the course without a helmet
Lifejacket - these are mandatory; paddlers will not be allowed on Mohawk River without a lifejacket - If you rented a kayak everything will be provided for you.
Water bottle for your bike (there are no water stations on the bike course)
Running Shoes, Socks
Boat (canoe or kayak), paddles
Towels for transition area
Snacks, if desired
EVENT INFORMATION AND RACE RULES
Participants should be adequately trained and fit before entering this competition. All participants should be healthy and in good physical condition according to their primary care physician.
All participants must wear safety equipment for all activities. Bibs with team identification numbers will be distributed at race day check-in and must be worn for the duration of the entire race. Chip timers will be used for timing of all event portions.
All participants must be registered before the start of the race.
Registration fee is due at time of entry. If registering on the day of the race, please note that only checks and/or cash will be accepted. Please make all checks payable to “Schenectady County”
A team can consist of at least two (2) or as many as four (4) members.
All participants must select competition categories at registration. Only registered participants may compete. List all team members and be sure to name your team.
The run course will have one (1) water station as part of the course on at the entrance to the Mohawk Bikeway; the bike and paddle courses will not have water stations. Water will be available at the start/finish line area.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own water containers for the bike and kayak/canoe courses.
All participants must wear safety equipment for all activities
All participants are responsible for gear: bikes, helmets, kayaks, canoes, paddles, life preservers and all personal belongings. If kayak is rented with registration they will be available at race site and will come with lifejacket and paddles.
All users of Aqueduct Park must obey the park use rules set forth by the Town of Niskayuna Parks Department.
No alcoholic beverages or glass containers of any kind will be allowed in the parks or anywhere on the race routes.
Participants must run or walk the entire run course. All runners must remain within the designated course. In areas where there is shared vehicular traffic, runners must remain to the extreme right of the road and obey all normal traffic laws.
Participants are expected to show proper etiquette and sportsmanship to fellow runners.
Cyclists must remain on the designated course.
Participants should use caution when changing position throughout the course and are encouraged to use hand signals. Cyclists, who intentionally obstruct another cyclist’s ability to participate, create a danger for other participants or endanger the wellbeing of themselves or other cyclists, will be disqualified.
Drafting/Passing: Cyclists should follow typical USTA rules and keep about 20 feet (or 3 bike lengths) between themselves and other cyclists unless actively passing.
Cyclists are required to wear helmets. Any cyclist who refuses to wear a helmet will not be allowed to participate in the race.
Life jackets must be worn and correctly fastened by each participant kayaking or canoeing. Each Kayak may hold 1-2 participants.
All participants must remain in their boats at all times and following the outlined water path. Participants who leave the designated water path will be disqualified.
Participants must use caution when passing fellow participants and navigating the waterway. Participants are encouraged to use hand signals.
Those who choose not to complete the course must remain to the extreme right of the waterway so as to avoid being hit by another boat and/or causing a backup of participants.
We are looking forward to an amazing day of enjoying Schenectady County!