PARTICIPANT GUIDE

RELAY TEAM TRANSITION ACCESS:

All relay team members will have access to the Transition area.  Bikes must be in the transition area by the time transition area access closes at 8:45am. Relay teams must pass the race bib to their teammates at your bike rack spot in the transition area.

TRANSITION AREA CONDUCT: 

For safety reasons during the race, you are not permitted to ride your bike into or out of the Transition area.  You must walk or run your bike while on the grass areas of the Transition area.  There will be clearly marked mount and dismount lines once out of transition. Please watch out for other athletes as you move through the Transition area and follow the instructions of race officials and volunteers.

RUN COURSE:

The 1st run course will take you out to the village of Springville and back around the school.  The course is well marked, follow the signs and volunteers.  There is a water station at the roughly 1mile mark.  There is NO pacing of runners allowed by any outside source. Runners observed with a pacer/non-entrant will be disqualified. USAT officials will be recording race numbers to ensure each athlete completes the prescribed course. There will be a lead cyclist on the run.  The 2nd run course will take you through the neighborhoods of Springville and back for a straight line for the finish line.  There will water stops at roughly 1 and 2 miles. 

BIKE COURSE:

The bike course is one loop and takes you out to the beautiful scenery of the hills of Springville.   Each athlete is required to wear an approved helmet during the bike segment. You MUST have your helmet securely fastened on your head before you mount and dismount your bike.  A USAT rule requires you to wear your helmet at ALL times when on your bike at an event, including before or after the race - you MUST wear your helmet and if spotted riding without your helmet you will disqualified.  Drafting and blocking (impeding the progress of passing cyclists) are not permitted during the race.  USAT officials will be monitoring the bike course and strictly enforcing these rules.  Failure to obey the instructions of any USAT official may result in your disqualification or a time penalty.  The USAT Head Official will explain key rules at the pre-race meetings on Saturday.  Upon completion of the bike segment you must re-rack your bike in your space. Failure to do so will result in a disqualification.

BIKE BOTTLE EXCHANGE:

There is no water bottle exchange on the bike course so please make sure you have enough liquid with you on your bike when you start the bike portion of the race.

RACE FINISH:

The finish line will be close to transition.   Fruit, yogurt, and water will be at the finish line to help replenish yourself quickly.

POST-RACE CELEBRATION:

The post-race celebration begins as soon as you cross the finish line!  Be sure to stick around for food, massage and refreshments.  Athletes can get food with their wristband.  Food will be provided by Cappelli's Pizzeria.  Included will be hot chicken, pasta salad, and pizza. 

TIMING, RESULTS & AWARDS:

Auyer Timing will be handling the official timing.  Unofficial race results will be posted prior to the awards presentation. Please report any discrepancy to a USAT official PRIOR to the start of the awards presentation.  Athletes who do not wear their chip during the entire event will not be scored and will not receive a finish time.  Please note that the clock time at the finish line reflects the race start time of the first wave, in the event of a multiple wave start.  Full results and splits will be available on our web site at www.eclipsemultisport.com within 24 hours after the race. If you qualify for an award and are unable to attend the awards presentation, please send us your name, age group and a check in the amount of $10.00, made payable to Eclipse Multi-Sport, LLC, 55 Silent Meadow Ln.  Orchard Park, NY 14127 and we'll first class mail your award to you.

DROPPING OUT:

If you drop out of the race, it is IMPERATIVE that you notify a race official and return your timing chip at the finish line.

PROTESTS:

All protests of penalties assessed for rules infractions by USAT officials must be filed with the USAT Head Official within 60 minutes after the protesting individual finishes.  Judgment calls (e.g., drafting) are not eligible for protest.

MEDICAL:

Buffalo Police and Rural Metro will provide comprehensive medical care for all official participants during the event. The medical team is prepared to treat for dehydration, minor injuries and road rash and will assist emergency medical services in transporting athletes with any major injuries to the nearest hospital.

UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT:

Unsportsmanlike conduct or the verbal abuse of any race official or volunteer during any portion of the race or at any time during event weekend will not be tolerated and will result in immediate disqualification.

SPECTATOR LOCATIONS:

The course is nice for spectators with the 2 loop bike.  We suggest the ideal spectator location to be:  along McKinley Pkwy, the Transition Area and Finish Line.

KIDS RACE:

We're excited for the second year of the Tiger Cub Duathlon on Saturday, May 21st. The Kids Race has two components as well:  running and biking.   The run will start on 250 meters away from the transition area.  The children will run back towards Timon's parking lot, where transition is.  They will then find their bikes in transition, strap on their helmets and head out towards McKinley Rd for a 1.5 mile bike.  The course will bring them back to transition where they leave their bikes and helmets and start out on a 400 meter run that will loop around the school one more time.  Run with your child, or be there at the finish line to take pictures.  Either way, we just want the children to have fun and be exposed to excitement of multi-sport racing. 

Bike inspections 

Bert's Bikes and Sports will be on site for day of adjustments and repairs.  Please allow enough time to for the technicians to perform necessary tasks.

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