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Apr 7

7 a.m. @ HTC Center
Varies on registration

Coastal Carolina University is hosting its 26th annual triathlon April 7, 2019. This event is open to all students, faculty and staff as well as the general public. This sprint triathlon consists of a 300 yard swim, an 11 mile bike and a 3.1 mile run.

Course descriptions:

Swim: The swim will be a 300yd pool swim (zig-zag format) at the Coastal Carolina University Williams Brice Recreation Center. Participants begin in lane one completing two lengths in before moving under lane line to begin two lengths in next lane. Swimmers will proceed with this format for 12 total lengths of the pool – 300 yards and then exit at the other side of the pool from the start position.

Bike: The bike course is flat, with several turns leading cyclist across campus into Quail Creek neighborhood for an out and back loop. Upon exiting the Quail Creek neighborhood, cyclists will continue around the Coastal campus for just under 2 laps before finishing the 11 mile bike.

Run: The run course is flat and fast 5K. It will be the same out and back course as the first portion of the bike.
See bike and run course maps at www.coastal.edu/recreation/fitness (click on triathlon) for further details.

For the swim, you MUST indicate on your entry your estimated swim time so that you may be placed in the appropriate position for swim start. (Please be as accurate as possible for your swim times.) It will be a zig-zag swim format, completing 2 lengths in each lane before moving under lane line to begin 2 lengths in next lane. Swimmers will proceed with this format for 12 total lengths of the pool – 300 yards.

Packet Pick Up: If you are doing this race for the first time, you are encouraged to come out to CCU on Saturday, April 6 between 5-6 p.m. to pick up your race packet. It will give you a chance to look at the course in the daylight and ask any questions before race morning. Please come to the Williams Brice Recreation Center Pool (coastal.edu/tour/ #24 on map) for packet pick up.

IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARTICIPANT TO KNOW THE COURSE. Please review maps, ask questions and prepare in advance for course info. We will do our best to ensure our race volunteers direct you in the right place, but you hold the ultimate responsibility of knowing the course.

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Helmets must be worn on the bike portion of the race and are the responsibility of the participant. Beware of “speed bumps” on campus for those using a road bike. Individuals may use a mountain bike, however, awards are only given to overall mountain bike winners, all others will be included in the age group awards. Swimsuits, goggles, towels, running shoes and appropriate clothing are the responsibility of the participant.

 

RACE FEES & DATES

CCU Student participant: $30

CCU Fac/Staff participant: $45

Individual Participant (non-CCU): $55.00 until March 24; $65 March 25 through race day.

CCU Student Relay Team: $75

CCU Fac/Stafff Relay Team: $90
Relay Team (non-CCU): $115.00 until March 24; $125 March 25 through race day

On-line Registration for this event closes on 04/05/2019 at 11:59:59pm. On-site registration will be available during normal packet pick up hours. On-site registration cannot be guaranteed.

Packet Pick Up will be held at the CCU Williams Brice Recreation Center Saturday April 6, 5pm-6pm & Race Day packet pick up 6am - 6:50am in the Williams Brice Recreation Center. See Map for location and for where to park for event. www.coastal.edu/recreation/fitness for maps and more info.

Contact University Recreation for additional information