Corrected some registration and packet pickup details for the youth race.
Saturday, August 4, 2012, 7:00 AM
The race starts and ends at the Socorro City Pool. To get there, take I-25 to Exit 150 (California St.). Take the first right past the first stoplight (Francisco de Avondo), and park in the parking lot of Parkview Elementary School, on the north side of the street from Sedillo Park. The Socorro City Pool is at the southwest corner of Sedillo Park.
Swim: The swim is 400 meters (8 lengths of the pool). Swimmers will enter at the southeast-most lane of the pool, swim one length (50 meters), and move to the next lane. Swimmers must stay on the right and pass on the left. [Leg Map] [GPX]
Bike: The bike is 20K in length with 2 turnaround points. It starts at the intersection of Bullock and El Camino Real, exiting the transition area, next to the pool. It proceeds west on Bullock, turns around the New Mexico Tech campus on Olive, turns west on the golf course road, and then north on the Escondida road to the first turnaround point at the I-25 underpass. The course returns to the EMRTC building, where it turns west for approximately 2 miles to the second turnaround point. The return course goes directly to the transition area. [Overview Map] [Elevation] [GPX]
Run: The run is a 5K course, with 1 turnaround. Starting at the transition area, near the intersection of Bullock and El Camino Real, it proceeds north on El Camino Real for a little less than a mile, where it turns west (left) onto Newberry Road for an out-and-back leg, returning east back to El Camino Real. After turning south along El Camino Real, it continues south to Coulson where it turns and heads west until Avenida Ladera. The course turns southward on Ladera and then prompty turns back to the east on Loma Encantada. It follows Loma Encatada until it turns south once it reaches El Camino Real. It then heads south until the finish at the transition area. [Overview Map] [Elevation] [GPX]
Awards will be given to the top three overall finishers in the sprint triathlon, male and female. In addition, the top three finishers in each of the following categories, male and female, will receive awards (there will be no duplication of awards):
Pro/Elite: USAT Elite or other NGB Elite only. (sorry, no prize money)
Age Groups (Sprint Triathlon): 14-under, 15-17, 18-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.
Clydesdale: Male 200lb and over.
Athena: Female 150lb and over.
Relay Teams: Male, Female, and Coed.
An awards ceremony will follow the conclusion of the sprint triathlon, at approximately 9:30AM.
Relay teams having two members will be judged in the same category as relays with three members.
Sprint Triathlon Each racer must provide the time that they expect to take to finish the 400-meter swim. The start order will be assigned according to the seed times, with the fastest seed going first. The start order is also subject to the judgement of the Race Committee, and may be based on past performance.
The order will be posted at packet pickup on Friday, August 3. Timing officials will start swimmers approximately every five to fifteen seconds, as needed to maintain good spacing.
USA Triathlon members must present their USAT membership cards in order to avoid the $10 one-day membership fee.
To prevent unauthorized transfers, we require that the registration staff confirm that the person who signs the race waiver is actually the person racing. You must present photo ID (a driver's license or other positive identification) to be allowed to race.
Socorro Swim Center: Packet pickup and registration under the tent at the north end of the parking lot. USAT members must provide proof of current USAT membership (e.g., membership cards) to avoid the $10 one-day membership charge. All racers must provide positive proof of identity.
Body marking will be done morning of the race.
Socorro Swim Center: USAT members must provide proof of current USAT membership (e.g., membership cards) to avoid the $10 one-day membership charge. All racers must provide positive proof of identity.
Important: To prevent unauthorized transfers, we require that the registration staff confirm that the person who signs the race waiver is actually the person racing. You must present photo ID (a driver's license or other positive identification) to check in.
Body marking will be done at morning packet pickup.
The online entry fee for the sprint-distance race before Wednesday, May 2 is $20 for 23-Under, $45 for solo adults, and $75 for relays. From May 2 through July 27: $20 for 23-Under, $55 for solo adults, and $105 for relays. From July 28 through close of registration: $20 for 23-Under, $65 for solo adults, and $135 for relays. Those who register online are not required to sign the waiver at packet pickup. Please use this time-saving method of registration!
Participants who are not USA Triathlon members must include an additional $10 one-day USAT membership fee. Each relay team member not belonging to USAT must include the fee. For example, if two relay members are USAT members, then add $20 to the total fee ($75+$10+$10=$95). Online registration takes care of this automatically, but you must do the math if you're sending in the forms.
USAT members must present their membership cards at packet pickup to avoid the one-day membership fee.
A $25 fee will be charged if a racer does not return a rented timing chip.
No race day registration!
We strongly prefer that you register online via Active.com. Online registration is safe, easy, and less error-prone than registering by mail.
If you cannot register online, you may download a printable registration form (PDF). There is a $10 surcharge for mail-in entries! Carefully and completely fill out the included registration form and send it plus check or money order to:
2012 Socorro Chile Harvest Triathlons
c/o Socorro Striders and Riders
PO Box 1508
Socorro, NM 87801
Registration closes at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, July 31. There will be no registration at Friday packet pickup or on race day.
If you have any other questions, please contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, August 3, 2012, 6:00 PM
Note: the youth races are competetive races sanctioned under the standard USAT rules.
All ages are as of December 31, 2012 ("racing age"):
We have been asked to allow younger athletes to compete, but we will not allow anyone under the racing age of 7 years to race.
At the discretion of the race director (excessive heat, weather, etc.), the course may be shortened to the following distances:
There is always a chance of afternoon and evening rains in August. Our plan is to hold the entire race if the pool is open for swimming. If not, and lightning is not a danger, we can change the course to a duathlon, with a short run at the start in place of the swim. If the race cannot be started before 7:00 pm, we must cancel the race.
|Option||Fee||One-Day USAT Fee||Total||Deadline|
|Online at active.com Socorro/Sierra County Children's Discount||$20$5||$10$10||$30$15||July 31, 2012|
|Main-In: PO Box 1508, Socorro, NM 87801 Socorro/Sierra County Children's Discount||$25$5||$10$10||$35$15||August 1, 2012|
2-5 PM at the NM Tech Swim Center
|$30||$10||$40||August 3, 2012|
Contact the Race Director, Lynette Napier, for an online discount code if you are registering a child living in Socorro or Sierra counties: 505-363-3361.
On-site registration will be available at the New Mexico Tech Swim Center between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM on Friday, August 3.
All registrations must be signed by a parent or guardian--no exceptions.
At the New Mexico Tech Swim Center, between 5:00 PM and 5:45 PM on Friday, August 3. Be on time for bike racking and body marking.
|Holiday Inn Express||575-838-4600||$TBD||Closest to the race.|
|Best Western||575-838-0556||$TBD||Next closest to the race.|
To get the quoted room rate, please ask for the Chile Harvest Triathlon rate. These rates do not include taxes.
Transfers of registrations (adult or youth) are allowed only under the direction of the race director; the recipient must fill out a race registration form and sign the USAT waiver.
Full refunds (minus the Active.com user fees) are available until one week before the race. After that time, athletes may request that their registrations be forwarded to next year's race. On or after race day, no refunds will be given whatsoever.