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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What distance is Leon’s Triathlon?
Sprint Distance Triathlon which is a 750 meter swim, 12.4 mile bike and 3.1 mile run.
Olympic Distance Triathlon which is a .9 mile swim, 24.8 mile bike and 6.2 mile run.
Q: How many participants will there be in Leon's Triathlon?
There will be approximately 1,000 competitors.
Q: What is the temperature of Wolf Lake in June?
The average temperature of Wolf Lake in June is upper 60’s to lower 70’s.
Q: How is the swim course set up?
The swim portion of the triathlon is a pier start and boat launch area finish, straight out and back, well marked and monitored by professional frogmen.
Q: What if I have mechanical problems with my bike during the race?
If you have mechanical bike problems and are not able to continue, carefully pull off to the side of the road and wait for a race support vehicle to pick you up. Do not attempt to repair your bike on the course, please pull off to the side.
Q: Where is the area of the run portion of Leon’s Triathlon held?
The run portion is held in a residential area with two lanes out and two lanes back shut down to all traffic.
Q: Where will aid stations be located?
On the run portion of the race, aid stations will be located every mile with continuous running water at all locations. On the bike portion of the event, please consider bringing 2 full water bottles for your bike.
Q: Are USAT Permits mandatory?
Yes. USAT permit information is available at www.usatriathlon.org.
Q: How are competitors timed?
Competitors are timed according to gender, age group, team and relay team.
Q: How are race results determined?
Timing will be provided using timing chips.
Q: What if I am not able to complete the event?
If you are not able to complete the event, you must turn in your chip at the timing tent located at the finish line. If you own your chip, it is important that you report in so we know you are safe.
Q: How are awards determined?
There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards for male and female competitors of the following age groups: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80+. There are also awards for Team Challenge and Relay Team. Awards will be presented adjacent to the finish line approximately 10 minutes after the conclusion of the last race.
Q: How are the swimming waves determined?
There are approximately 80-150 swimmers per wave. There are approximately three minutes between waves. Waves are assigned according to division gender and age. Wave assignments will be finalized a week before the event and assignments will be posted at athlete check-in.
Q: Am I required to check in my bike the day before the race?
There will be no bike check-in before race day. All bikes should be checked in on race morning.
Q: When can I access the transition area?
The transition area can be accessed at 6:00am on race day.
Q: Who will be allowed in the transition area?
ONLY Participants, event staff and volunteers are allowed in the transition area. The transition area will be highly secured.
Q: Where will porta-potties be located?
There will be plenty of porta-potties located conveniently adjacent to the transition area.
Q: Where will packet pick-up be held?
Packet pick-up will be on Saturday, May 31st, 2014 at Wolf Lake Park, 2398 Calumet Avenue, Hammond, Indiana 46320.
Q: What is Demo Day?
An interactive race expo held on May 31st, 2014. It is designed to allow athletes, friends and all those attending Leon’s World’s Fastest Triathlon, the opportunity to test drive and learn about the latest and greatest equipment from the leading companies in triathlon.
For further questions please contact Leon’s Triathlon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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