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Finish Strong Half Iron Triathlon

Sunday, September 14, 2014 | North Pea Ridge Road Vista Point Jordan Lake Pittsboro, NC 27312

Pricing | Maps | Lodging | Race Day Info | Results

Finish Strong Half Iron Triathlon

Swim1.2 mile open water swim
Bike56 mile bike
Run13.1 mile run
Start time: 7:30 am
Participants  (63 of 300)
 

Event News

2013 Water temperature via Army Engineers is 81!  You can track - Temp

We've added the aquabike category for the FS Half Iron for $75 so please enter the code - FSH_aquabike_75 and then apply discount.  When filling out your participant info, make sure to select the Aquabike category (swim/bike only - no run!)!

Vista Point will be the location of the Half at Jordan Lake. The bike course will be a rolling loop design around and near the lake.  The run course will be a 2 loop out and back course with some rolling hills and small inclines.

Vista Point: The entrance to Vista Point is on North Pea Ridge Road/SR 1700. Traveling west on US 64, cross the lake, continue 3.7 miles and take a left at the first traffic light onto North Pea Ridge Rd. Continue 2.3 miles to enter Vista Point.

Packet Pickup Requirements: 

Each person participating in the race must pickup their own race packet. You are required to present a valid driver’s license and a valid USA Triathlon card. If you paid the one day fee online then you only need to bring your driver’s license. Each member of the relay team must pickup his or her own packet and sign a release waiver.

NO DRIVERS LICENSE, NO VALID USA TRIATHLON CARD (unless you paid one day fee) - NO RACE!

 

 

Race Description

RACE COURSES

The 1.2 mile triangular clockwise swim in Jordan Lake.

The 56 mile bike course - The 56 mile bike course will roll through Chatham and Lee County near and around Jordan Lake area.  The course will feature some fast flat areas but also some rolling design.  The last 15-20 miles feature a few challenging hills, so don't blow out the legs early in the ride.  There will be 2 water bottle handoffs on the bike course around mile 18 and 36.

The 13.1 mile run course - The 13.1 mile run course will be a 2 loop out and back course.  The course will feature a some rolling hills and small inclines.  The run course also has a .25 patch of gravel road.  Water stations will be located every mile, so you will have plenty of hydration on the course.

Water stops will be stocked with water, heed, hammer gels, coke, gummy bears and sponges.  Please put all trash near the water station to keep the area clean.

The race course revolves around a transition area next to the finish line. The same transition area will be used for all phases.  The transition area will open at 5:30 am; ALL bikes need to be placed in position before the transition area closes at 6:45 am.

Cut off times:

Swim      1 hour and 30 minutes
Bike        5 hours from your start time
Total        8 hours from your start time

Race officials reserve the rights to pull anyone of the course that will not meet the time requirements.

 

Results


2013 Results (Overall, age groups, and relays)


2012 Results

 

Pricing Information

Finish Strong Half Iron Triathlon Pricing:

Before 06/30/2014
Individual: $100.00
Relay: $200.00

Before 08/01/2014
Individual: $115.00
Relay: $215.00

Before 09/01/2014
Individual: $130.00
Relay: $230.00

After 09/09/2014
Individual: $145.00
Relay: $245.00

The last day to register online for the Finish Strong Half Iron Triathlon is Tuesday, September 9, 2014. On-site registration may be available if this event is not full, but your best bet is to register online.

A fee for USAT race day insurance will be added if you are not a USAT member ($12.00 for adults, $10.00 for ages 17 and under).

 

Race Day Information

TBD

 

Packet Pickup

Saturday, September 13 from 1-5 pm at Inside-Out Sports of Cary

-->  Saturday, September 13 - Participant Meeting at Vista Point 5:30 pm

Sunday, September 14 from 6:00 - 7:00 am at Vista Point Recreation Area

Packet Pickup Requirements:  Each person participating in the race must pickup there own race packet and you are required to present a valid driver license and a valid USA Triathlon card.  If you paid the one day fee online then you only need to bring your driver license.  Each member of the relay team must pickup there own packets and sign a release waiver.

NO DRIVERS LICENSE, NO VALID USA TRIATHLON CARD (unless you paid one day fee) - NO RACE!

 

Race Amenities

• Long Sleeve race shirt and Socks!
• Finisher Medal
• Post Race Food

 

Maps

Course Maps - transition area, swim, bike and run course

Bike Course Map (pdf with elevation)

Bike Course Cue Sheet - Use these for turn by turn directions

Run Course Map (pdf with elevation)

Vista Point: The entrance to Vista Point is on North Pea Ridge Road/SR 1700. Traveling west on US 64, cross the lake, continue 3.7 miles and take a left at the first traffic light onto North Pea Ridge Rd. Continue 2.3 miles to enter Vista Point.

 

Race Categories

*Minimum Age to Compete in the Half Triathlon is 16 years old!

Athletes may register as male or female aged:

16-19
20-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60-64
65-69
70-74
75+

Special Divisions include:

Aquabike - Swim/Bike only - NO RUN!
Athena - Females over 165 lbs.
Clydesdale - Males over 220 lbs.
Female Relay - All Females
Male Relay - All Males
Mixed Relay - Females and Males
Relays - Athletes can register as a 2 or 3 person relay team for the triathlon.  2 person relay teams - one person will do two events and one person will do one event.  3 person relay teams - each person will do one event; the swim, bike or run.

 

Lodging Information

5 group camp sites and 10 camping sites are available.  If you would like a camp spot please email jason@fsseries.com

Here is a link to closest hotels to the race site!  The race site is about 20 minutes west on Hwy 64.  There are also a lot of choices for restaurants in this local area.

Lodging

 

Volunteer Information

Volunteers can sigup at Volunteer Signup!

 

Refund, Transfer and Weather Policy

REFUND POLICY
50% of your entry fee will be refunded until August 14th, 2014. No refunds will be issued for any reason after August 14th, 2014. Event entries are not transferable between persons, events or years. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy. By registering for this event you agree to these refund terms. To request a refund you must complete the refund request form using the link below.

WEATHER POLICY
In the event of inclement weather the following procedures will be followed:
1. The event will be postponed until 7:45AM in hopes the inclement weather will pass.
2. If inclement weather does not pass by 7:45AM, the event will be changed to a duathlon format.
3. If a duathlon is not possible, the event will be cancelled and a 50% credit will be issued for all registered participants into the 2015 event. No refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather.
4. If the event is cancelled due to inclement weather prior to event weekend, a 50% credit will be issued for all registered participants into the 2015 event. No refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather.

Click to request a REFUND by 8/14/14!

 

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