APRIL 27, 2014 - SUNDAY
Lake Tawakoni State Park (50 Miles East of Dallas)
Olympic Distance: 1500 meter Swim, 24.8 mile Bike, 6.2 mile Run
Texas Sized Sprint: 800 meter Swim, 24.8 mile Bike, 3.1 mile Run
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
RACE STARTS at 7:30 AM
Transition Area OPENS at 5:30 AM and CLOSES at 7:15 AM
$95 September 18, 2013 thru April 18, 2014
$105 April 19, 2014 thru April 25, 2014
$115 September 18, 2013 thru April 18, 2014
$125 April 19, 2014 thru April 25, 2014
RELAY TEAMS (2 and 3 person teams available):
$125 Sprint Distance, September 18, 2013 thru April 25, 2014
$145 Olympic Distance, September 18, 2013 thru April 25, 2014
Big Earth Racing offers race discounts to Triathlon Clubs, College Triathlon Teams, and Fitness Groups. For more information on group discounts available, please contact the Race Directors at firstname.lastname@example.org
NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION:
Race day packet pick-up will be allowed BEFORE 6:30 AM, however there will be a $10 charge (cash or check only). The Wiki Wiki Man race has a No Refund policy. Race transfers between events will be allowed for a $10 fee via imATHLETE until April 17, 2014. Online Registration closes Friday, April 25, 2014 @ 7pm.
Team Category for Sprint Distance Only (No Additional Charge)
This is NOT a Relay Team.
Participants now have the chance to join together and compete as a team. You will be timed in your own age group just like always and your time and your teammates' times will be combined for a total team time. The winning Team walks away with a significant Prize Package and Team Award for it's members. The Group Teams must consist of at least 3 and at most 5 members. The top 3 finishing times will count towards the team ranking.
USAT WETSUIT RULES
LAKE TAWAKONI'S CURRENT (LIVE) WATER TEMPERATURE IS 44° not available
- USAT rules state that competitors may wear wetsuits if the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower.
- USAT rules also state that if the water temperature is between 78.1 - 83.9 degrees, competitors may wear wetsuits but will not be eligible for awards.
- If the water temperature is 84 degrees or above, participants may not wear wetsuits.
LAKE TAWAKONI STATE PARK
10822 FM 2475 Wills Point, TX 75169
Where is Lake Tawakoni? Surprisingly, it's the same distance from Dallas as Lake Ray Roberts. Instead of heading north out of town towards Denton, you head east out of town towards Terrell to find Lake Tawakoni State Park. The lake is 35 minutes east of Rockwall, 55 miles from Dallas, and a straight shoot out on 80 to Wills Point. About 9 miles north of Wills Point on Lake Drive / FM 47 you'll find the State Park. There will be Lake Tawakoni signs, as well as RACE signs to show you the way.
FROM DALLAS: Take Highway 80 east through Terrell to Wills Point. Be sure not to miss the 80 exit to Terrell
. If you miss the exit it will take you 10 miles out of the way. Once you enter Wills Point, turn left on North 4th Street and head north to Lake Drive / FM 47. Turn right onto Lake Drive / FM 47 and proceed north to FM 2475. Look for Race Signs - Turn left onto FM 2475 and head north until you reach Lake Tawakoni State Park. You will also see signs for Lake Tawakoni State Park along the way.
FROM INTERSTATE 20: Take State Highway 20 to FM 47 north through Wills Point to FM 2475. Turn left onto FM 2475 and head north until you reach Lake Tawakoni State Park. There are also signs for Lake Tawakoni State Park along the way.
Interactive Full Course Map
The Sprint and the Olympic swim legs both have a beach entrance, and take place in beautiful Lake Tawakoni. Both courses run counter-clockwise and take racers around a small peninsula. The Olympic swim leg shares the same course as the Sprint, however it takes racers farther into the lake for a larger loop to complete 1500 meters. Swimmers exit the water via a boat ramp, which takes them directly into the transition area, so very little running is involved.
This 24.8 mile out and back course is mostly flat with very few intersections and only two turns.The Sprint and the Olympic bike legs share the same distance - the same course. That's Right!
The Sprint and the Olympic run legs mostly share the same course. The run course takes you out of the transition area and down a short path to a trail head. This short 1/4 mile trail run weaves through trees, before it takes you back to pavement. Once you hit the road, the course quickly takes you out of the park and it becomes an out and back with a couple of rolling hills. Back in the park, it is a fast and straight path to the finish line. The Olympic run course takes you just past the Sprint turn-around and then comes back into the park to Trail Head where Olympic racers head out again for a partial loop.
The transition area is conveniently close to the swim exit. As soon as racers leave the water, they are only steps from the timing unit and then head directly into the transition area. It is a large transition area, so there will be plenty of room to rack your bike and find your way in and out.
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES TERRELL
or check it out on YOU TUBE
300 Tanger Drive
Terrell, Texas 75160
BEST WESTERN CANTON INN
2251 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
RACE SITE CAMPING
For those outdoor enthusiasts, we are offering camping sites and RV Hook-Ups
Saturday night to all of our Race Participants for a $25 processing fee. Lake Tawakoni is a beautiful and comfortable venue for camping. Camping on-site at the race venue is not only convenient; it will eliminate travel time giving you more time to sleep on race day. What's better than opening your tent flap or RV door and rolling into the transition area? Guests camping with racers will be charged a park entrance fee of $5 per person upon arrival.
Spaces are limited and fill up fast, so please contact us today to reserve your spot; email@example.com RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED and MUST be made through the Big Earth Racing site.
PACKET PICK-UPS & Late Registration
Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 12pm to 5pm
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 3pm - 7pm
6101 Windhaven Parkway
Plano, TX 75093
RICHARDSON BIKE MART
Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 2pm to 7pm
1451 W. Campbell Rd.
Richardson, TX 75080
Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 1pm to 5pm
6465 E Mockingbird Ln #350
Dallas, TX 75214
LAKE TAWAKONI STATE PARK
10822 FM 2475 Wills Point, TX 75169
The Spring Fall Classic Sprint Triathlon is a USAT sanctioned event. All participants must be current members of USAT or purchase either a one-day permit for $12 or an annual membership during the online race registration process. You will be able to purchase or renew your USAT membership on the imATHLETE site during the registration process.
All established USAT rules will be in effect and will be strictly enforced. You must show your USAT member card and your photo ID at packet pick up - no exceptions.
Friends and family will not be allowed to pick up anyone's packet.
Chip Timing by - NO LIMITS TIMING
This is a chip-timed event. Each participant will be required to wear a timing chip in order to be counted in the results. Timing chips are assigned to participants according to bib number. Please pick up your timing chip the morning of the race at the chip timing station beginning at 6:00 AM. ALL TIMING CHIPS NEED TO BE RETURNED AFTER YOU CROSS THE FINISH LINE. We will have volunteers assisting with this process, however if you forget a $30.00 fee will be charged to the participant if the timing chip is not returned. Awards are based on chip times.