Cutting Edge Half Classic

Sunday June 21, 2009
Effingham, Illinois

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Registration Deadline to Guarantee T Shirt Midnight Sunday 6/14/2009

Online Registration will close Midnight Thursday 6/18/2009

Water Temp will be posted on forum.


Who's Racing






About This Event

1.2 Mile swim, 56 Mile bike, 13.1 Mile run

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Lake Sara Beach
Effingham, IL

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Saturday, June 20, 2009
Beach Area is open for swimming. No Lifeguards will be present.
You swim at your own risk. You must swim inside the white buoys.
5:00 pm-7:00 pm: Packet pick-up at race site

Sunday, June 21, 2009
6:00 am - 7:00 am: Packet pick-up
7:15 am: Pre-race meeting at swim start/beach area
7:30 am: Race start
*Waves will be announced race morning
8:45 am: Swim Course Closed

12:30 pm: Bike Course Closed
2:00 pm: Awards presentation (Depending on racers still on course)
3:30 pm: Race Course Closed

*Awards : 1st Overall Male and Female, 1st,2nd,3rd in each age group, Athena, Clydesdale and Team. Awards will not be mailed. You must be present at the event to receive your award. Prior event awards will not be available at later events.

Race Start:
Pre-race meeting at 7:15 am at swim start. Instructions and updates will be announced.

It is the responsibility of the athlete to know and follow the proper course.

This event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. All USAT rules apply. For a complete listing of rules, go to USAT's Rule Book.

Body marking is located at the pavilion.

The transition area is for race participants only - no spectators allowed.

Race Morning
Plan to arrive around 6:00 A.M. This will allow you plenty of time to get everything set up. There will be a pre-race meeting at 7:15 A.M. Final instructions will be given at this time.

Clydesdale/Athena Information
Participants who registered as Clydesdales or Athenas will be asked to weigh in on race day. Entrants in this division are not eligible for age group awards. Note: you are not required to enter as a Clydesdale or Athena just because you meet the weight requirements. Separate awards will be given for Clydesdale and Athena (200 lbs. for men; 150 lbs. for women)

Parking is in a designated area before you enter the race site. There is no parking in any other area or along the road. Do NOT park at the Marina.

The Lake Sara Camp Ground is offering one night free camp sites to tent campers! This does not include any RV’s, etc. Tents only.

Misc. Information
Relay team members may begin the next leg after they have been passed the race number and chip by preceding team mate. Relays should hand off at the entrance or exit of transition area. Relays will begin in the last swim wave.

Lost and found will be located in the pavilion.

Porta potties are located next to the transition area.

If you need to shower after the race before your drive home, you may do so free of charge at the camp ground. They have a very nice shower facility!

Refund Policy
We will be unable to refund your entry fee after you have registered for the race. In the event you will not be able to participate, please contact us about a race transfer.