ANTHEM MERRILL RANCH TRIATHLON
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Adult & Youth Triathlon

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REGISTRATION FORM
Merrill Ranch

INTRODUCTION
The Anthem Merrill Ranch Triathlon is going to kick start your spring racing season! Whether you are a seasoned racer looking to dust off the holiday cobwebs or a first time triathlete wanting to take the plunge, this is the race for you. Consisting of a 400m pool swim, a fast 12 mile course and a run to the finish, come and kick off your 2017 season with us. Finisher medals for all participants!

SWIM START
We will start the swim fastest to slowest. There will be signs around the pool representing your estimated swim time. Please seed yourself accordingly.

DISTANCE
ADULT TRIATHLON & RELAY
Swim 400m
Bike 12 miles
Run 3 miles

KIDS TRIATHLON (Every finisher in the kid’s triathlon gets a medal)
Swim 200m pool swim
Bike 6 miles
Run 1.5 miles

COST
ADULTS
$65 prior to 11:59 p.m. February 5
$75 prior to 11:59 p.m. March 5
$85 until 6pm March 17
$95 Day of registration

KIDS TRIATHLON (5 years – 12 years)
$35 prior to 11:59 p.m. February 5
$45 prior to 11:59 p.m. March 5
$55 until 6pm March 17
$65 Day of registration

RELAY
$75 prior to 11:59 p.m. February 5
$100 prior to 11:59 p.m. March 5
$125 until 6pm March 17
$150 Day of registration

RACER AMENITIES
Commemorative finisher medal
Race shirt
Ladies specific shirts
Post-race refreshments
Awards for overall and age group winners

SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, MARCH 17
3:00 p.m. Optional packet pick up at Anthem Merrill Ranch Parkside Community Center
6:00 p.m. Packet pick up at Anthem Merrill Ranch Parkside Community Center
**Please note that timing chips are not available until race morning

SATURDAY, March 18
6:30 a.m. Packet and timing chip pick up at Anthem Merrill Ranch Parkside Community Center
7:50 a.m. Athletes that anticipate taking over 2 hours to complete triathlon
8:00 a.m. Men’s swim start (fastest to slowest)
8:30 a.m. Relay swim start
8:35 a.m. Women’s swim start (fastest to slowest)
9:30 a.m. Kids Triathlon start
10:00 a.m. Awards

Registration will remain open until 9:30 a.m. So if you have a child racing you do not have to be there early.

SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS
Absolutely no headphones allowed**
All participants must wear a helmet on the bike route**
**Infraction will results in disqualification

SWIM START
We will start the swim fastest to slowest. There will be signs around the pool representing your estimated swim time. Please seed yourself accordingly.

ADULT COURSE
SWIM (400m)
Each athlete will be started one at a time with a 15 second gap. Each athlete will swim up lane 1, under the lane lines, down lane 2, under than lane lines into lane 3 and repeat the process through all 8 lanes. On exiting the pool go back to the starter at lane 1, you will be given the right of way over those yet to start. Repeat your first leg through the pool then head to transition.

BIKE (2 Loops, 6 miles per loop)
HELMET REQUIRED
Exit transition at Anthem Merrill Ranch Community Center
North on N. Anthem Way
West on Merrill Ranch Parkway
South on Felix
Turnaround at Hunt Highway

Merrill Ranch Bike Route

RUN (2 Loops)
Merrill Ranch Run Route

YOUTH COURSE
SWIM
Each athlete will be started one at a time with a 15 second gap. Each athlete will swim up lane 1, under the lane lines, down lane 2, under than lane lines into lane 3 and repeat the process through all 8 lanes.

BIKE (6 miles)
HELMET REQUIRED
Exit transition at Anthem Merrill Ranch Community Center
North on N. Anthem Way
West on Merrill Ranch Parkway
South on Felix
Turnaround at Hunt Highway

RUN
One loop of the Anthem Community Park

AWARDS
There are no overall or age group awards for the kid’s triathlon. All finishers in the kid’s triathlon will receive a finishers medal.

Overall awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in the adult distance. Age group awards will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in the adult distance per the following age groups:
10-14
15-19
20-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60-64
65-69
70+
Awards will also be given to the top three finishers in the following categories:
Clydesdale (Men 200 +lbs)
Athena (Women 150+ lbs)
Relay

RACE TIMING
This event is timed using equipment by RFID Timing Systems. All participants need to wear a timing chip around their ankle with the Velcro strap provided. The chips are reusable and need to be returned after the event. These chips are the athlete’s responsibility and missing chips will be charged to the athletes.

PARKING
Anthem Merrill Ranch Parkside Community Center
3200 North Anthem Way
Florence AZ 85132

VOLUNTEERS
If you are interested in volunteering for this or any other event please contact volunteer@4peaksracing.com

SPONSORSHIP
For information on sponsorship and having a booth at this event please contact sponsorship@4peaksracing.com

March 18 2017

Details

Date: March 18
Time: 8:00 am
Event Category:

Venue

Merrill Ranch

3200 North Anthem Way
Florence, AZ 85132 United States

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