Music City Triathlon And Kids Duathlon
|Date||Sunday, July 27|
KIDS DUATHLON: Run, Bike, Run
Age 2-4: 50 feet, 500 feet, 50 feet
Age 5-6: 1/8 mi, 1/2 mi, 1/8 mi
Age 7-8: 1/4 mi, 1 mi, 1/4 mi
Age 9-10: 1/2 mi, 1-3/4 mi, 1/2 mi
Age 11-15: 1/2 mi, 3-1/2 mi, 1/2 mi
Each age division will complete their entire course before the next age division starts. The door prize ceremony follows the last race completion - approximately 11:45 a.m.
MAIN STAGING AREA - Transition Flow and Finish Line:
Team Magic has been informed of some great news for the city of Nashville - adding to the newly developed Cumberland Park under the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge, the east bank is getting further developed along the river adjacent to LP Field - home of the Tennessee Titans. While this is awesome news for the city and all of those that enjoy downtown, this does require a move for the 2014 Music City Triathlon... just a hop across the river to the downtown business and entertainment district!
The race transition area is organized based on your assigned race number. The bike racks are marked by ranges of "7" numbers, beginning with 1 through 7 and so on. Bikes do not have to be racked in numerical order ON the rack, but must be placed on the rack designated for your race number range. Sorry folks, for safety reasons, no balloons or items may be attached to racks to help locate your spot. Feel free to bring your sidewalk chalk.
The swim will be in the Cumberland River, starting and finishing from the west bank dock - not a point to point swim, but a rectangular type course.
Estimated Water Temperature & USA Triathlon Wetsuit Rules:
The average water temperature in this area of the Cumberland River on this day is 81 °F. There will be updates the week of the race on current water temperature. Wetsuits may be worn and considered legal by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 °F. When the water temperature is greater than 78 °F, but less than 84°F, age group participants may wear a wetsuit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Age group participants shall not wear wet suits in water temperatures equal to or greater than 84 °F.
Swim Start Information:
This will be a time trial start swim by assigned race numbers. This start is the most practical and safest start for the area we have to use at the Metro Parks West Bank Dock.
Race numbers are assigned by estimated swim time, with the fastest swim time being number 1. A racer will enter the water approximately every 3 seconds, with relay teams starting before individuals. The sprint race starts at 7:30 AM. The first intermediate distance swimmer will enter the water approximately 5 minutes after the final sprint racer starts, with relay teams starting before individuals.
Course buoys will be identified to all racers, and kayak support on the water will also assist racers to stay on course.
Swim caps will be provided at packet pick up and must be worn for safety / visibility. Sprint and Intermediate racers will have DIFFERENT color caps. You will be given at swim cap at registration with your participant # on it. Please have your # visible on the front left side of your head as entering water.
Thanks to TDOT - the bike course will be a two-loop 20k course totaling 40k on Ellington Parkway. Ellington Parkway will be completely closed to traffic during the event. It will be a slightly different route to and from. Sprint racers will do one loop.
Since we are going to be hanging out downtown before and after the race, we have decided to flatten things out a bit and head back across the river toward Shelby Bottoms for an out and back course with two different turnaround points for the sprint and intermediate distance (not a two loop course).
Water and energy drinks will be offered at the run start, around mile 1 and 4, and around mile 2 and 5 and Intermediate Distance racers will pass the run start station as they pass below the transition area to begin the second loop. There will also be ice and iced rags available on the run course and at the race finish line.