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Mid August Meltdown

SATURDAY August 20 2016
Effingham, Illinois

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About This Event

Overall Male and Female $100 Cash Prize!
2nd Overall Male and Female $75 Cash Prize!
3rd Overall Male and Female $50 Cash Prize !

Sprint : 400 Meter Swim, 13 Mile Bike, 3.1 Mile Run

Location click for Google Map of the race site location
Lake Sara Beach
Effingham, IL

Registration Deadline to Guarantee T Shirt Thursday 8/11/2016

Online Registration will close Thursday 8/18/2016

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Saturday August 20 2016
6:00 am - 6:45 am: Packet pick-up
6:45 am: Pre-race meeting at swim start/beach area
7:00 am: Race start
*Waves will be announced race morning
Sprint Awards will be presented when 90% present of Sprint racers have finished.

*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 6:45 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 6:45 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 (220 lbs. for men; 160 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.

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.

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. Transfer Requests must be received 48 hours before Race Day. NO EXCEPTIONS.