Tri Quonset

Director:
FIRM Racing
Phone:
508 434-0123
Distance:
Swim 1/2 mile, Bike 10.4 Miles Run 2.79 miles
When:
7/30/2017 8:00 am
Where:
North Kingstown, RI Location Map

July 30th, 2017
Tri Quonset
Quonset Point- No Kingstown, RI
8:00 AM Start

Sprint Triathlon:

Swim 0.50 Mile, Bike 10.4 Miles, Run 2.79 Miles

The Race Course,

The swim takes place at Compass Rose Beach on the old Quonset Naval Base.

Bike is a 3 loop FLAT and FAST course around the Golf Course, followed by an out and back run.





Race Divisions and Awards

Standard

USA Triathlon age group divisions in five year increments are employed

for this event, for example: 30 to 34 years, 35 to 39 years, etc. Age

group is determined by age as of December 31, 2017. There is a

Clydesdale category for men who weigh 220+ pounds and an Athena category

for women who weight 150+ pounds. Also there is a relay category for

two person teams.



Awards are given to the top three finishers in each age group, and in the Clydesdale and Athena divisions, and to all three members of the top male relay team, top female relay team, and mixed relay team. And a random award or two may be given out at the race director's discretion.

to do at least three USA Triathlon sanctioned events in a one year

period then you might want to purchase an annual membership from USA

Triathlon for $50.
For more info: www.usatriathlon.org.



Packet Pick up
6:15 AM to 8:00 AM on race day at Compass Rose Beach


Triathlon Training and Coaching

Vmps, the official triathlon training & coaching organization for the F.I.R.M. Race Series, can help you achieve your endurance sports goals. They offer professional triathlon coaching services for beginners through elite, open water swim clinics, triathlon training swims, six week Power Swimming classes, a time trial series, a triathlon boot camp for women, and sports nutrition services. Their Tri Barn in Grafton, Ma includes a Computrainer studio, professional bike fitting and individualized shopping for tri bikes, wheels, Computrainers, and wetsuits. Plus their triathlon team provides a welcome opportunity for like-minded folks to train and race together. With their combined offerings, Vmps provides you with everything you need for your multisport lifestyle.


Directions & Lodging

1333 Roger Williams Way
No Kingstown, RI


Local Attractions

The Quonset Air Museum, 488 Ecclecston Ave., 401-294-9540.
Located in an original Naval Air Station Quonset Point hangar built in 1945, the museum focuses on military aviation history. Both indoors and outdoors, the museum has a large collection of aircraft, aircraft parts, and other historical memorabilia, as well as a novelty gift shop.

USA Triathlon Rules

USA Triathlon rules apply. The most commonly violated rules are drafting, blocking, and crossing the center line of the road. To avoid a drafting penalty, stay at least three bicycle lengths behind the rider in front of you and complete any pass within fifteen seconds. If you are overtaken, you must drop back three bicycle lengths before attempting to pass. To avoid a blocking penalty, ride to the right of the road except when passing other competitors. To avoid a center line penalty, do not cross the center yellow line of the road.

Helmets with the chin strap fastened are required whenever you are on your bike. Bar end plugs are required on handlebars and aero bars; taping over the bar ends is not permitted. Head phones and music players are strictly prohibited.



ChampionChip Timing Systems

ChampionChip

Timing Systems is used to time this event. A timing chip attached to a

black velcro strap is provided in each competitor's race bag. The timing

chip must be worn on the left ankle at all times during the race for an

official race time to be recorded. Return the timing chip to a

volunteer at the finish line to avoid the $30 replacement fee. Race

results are posted at the race venue, and on www.firm-racing.com and www.coolrunning.com.




Volunteers

Not racing, but want to be a part of this event? Then volunteer. It's a fun way to help others enjoy this sport. Volunteers receive a tech race shirt, post race food, and a sense of satisfaction from helping others. Email Wendy at wendy@firm-racing.com to volunteer.



Refund & Exchange Policy

Participants may receive a refund of the entry fee minus a $25 processing fee if they cancel their registration at least 7 days before the event takes place. Entries to a FIRM event may be changed to another FIRM event in the same season if notification of the change is made at least 7 days before the event takes place. All requests for refunds or exchanges must be made in writing. Email requests towendy@firm-racing.com. If you do not receive a confirmation of the request within 24 hours of making the request, forward your original request to wendy@firm-racing.com. Save the confirmation for your records.


No refunds will be made if an event is cancelled due to circumstances beyond the race director's control such as but not limited to inclement weather, unsafe racing conditions, or the decision of town administrators or safety personnel. Entries would be moved to the following year's event. Events may be changed in distance or event nature for safety or other reasons at the discretion of the race director.