Spring Fall Classic - Spring 2013

APRIL 28, 2013 - SUNDAY
Lake Tawakoni State Park (50 Miles East of Dallas)

Olympic Distance: 1500 meter Swim, 24.8 mile Bike, 6.2 mile Run
Texas Size Sprint: 800 meter Swim, 24.8 mile Bike, 3.1 mile Run

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

RACE STARTS at 7:30 AM
Transition Area OPENS at 5:30 AM and CLOSES at 7:15 AM

SPRINT DISTANCE:
$85 October 1, 2012 thru March 3, 2013
$95 March 4, 2013 thru April 19, 2013
$105 April 20, 2013 thru April 27, 2013

OLYMPIC DISTANCE:
$105 October 1, 2012 thru March 3, 2013
$115 March 4, 2013 thru April 19, 2013
$125 April 20, 2013 thru April 27, 2013

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. Race day packet pick-up will be allowed BEFORE 6:30 AM, however there will be a $10 charge. No Refunds. Transfers will be allowed for a $30 fee until Friday April 19, 2013. Online Registration is Closed.


TEAM CATEGORY for SPRINT DISTANCE ONLY (No Additional Charge)

This is NOT a relay team. Participants now have the chance to join together and compete as a team. You will be timed in your own age group just like always and your time and your teammates' times will be combined for a total team time. The Group Teams must consist of at least 3 and at most 5 members. The top 3 finishing times will count towards the team ranking. During registration will you have the option to create a Team Name or search for a Team Name. And the person creating the Team has the option to password protect it.


USAT WETSUIT RULES
  • USAT rules state that competitors may wear wetsuits if the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower.
  • USAT rules also state that if the water temperature is between 78.1 - 83.9 degrees, competitors may wear wetsuits but will not be eligible for awards.
  • If the water temperature is 84 degrees or above, participants may not wear wetsuits.
LAKE TAWAKONI'S CURRENT (LIVE) WATER TEMPERATURE IS 68°


LOCATION

City of Wills Point LAKE TAWAKONI STATE PARK
10822 FM 2475 Wills Point, TX 75169

Where is Lake Tawakoni? Surprisingly, it's the same distance from Dallas as Lake Ray Roberts. Instead of heading north out of town towards Denton, you head east out of town towards Terrell to find Lake Tawakoni State Park. The lake is 35 minutes east of Rockwall, 50 miles from Dallas, and a straight shoot out on 80 to Wills Point. About 9 miles north of Wills Point on Lake Drive / FM 47 you'll find the State Park. There will be Lake Tawakoni signs, as well as RACE signs to show you the way.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

FROM DALLAS: Take Highway 80 east through Terrell to Wills Point. Be sure not to miss the 80 exit to Terrell. If you miss the exit it will take you 10 miles out of the way. Once you enter Wills Point, turn left on North 4th Street and head north to Lake Drive / FM 47. Turn right onto Lake Drive / FM 47 and proceed north to FM 2475. Look for Race Signs - Turn left onto FM 2475 and head north until you reach Lake Tawakoni State Park. You will also see signs for Lake Tawakoni State Park along the way.

FROM INTERSTATE 20: Take State Highway 20 to FM 47 north through Wills Point to FM 2475. Turn left onto FM 2475 and head north until you reach Lake Tawakoni State Park. There are also signs for Lake Tawakoni State Park along the way.


COURSE MAPS

Interactive Full Course Map

SWIM COURSE: The Sprint and the Olympic swim legs both have a beach entrance, and take place in beautiful Lake Tawakoni. Both courses run counter-clockwise and take racers around a small peninsula. The Olympic swim leg shares the same course as the Sprint, however it takes racers farther into the lake for a larger loop to complete 1500 meters. Swimmers exit the water via a boat ramp, which takes them directly into the transition area, so very little running is involved. MAP

BIKE COURSE: This 24.8 mile out and back course is mostly flat with very few intersections and only two turns.The Sprint and the Olympic bike legs share the same distance - the same course. That's Right! MAP

RUN COURSE: The Sprint and the Olympic run legs mostly share the same course. The run course takes you out of the transition area and down a short path to a trail head. This short 1/4 mile trail run weaves through trees, before it takes you back to pavement. Once you hit the road, the course quickly takes you out of the park and it becomes an out and back with a couple of rolling hills. Back in the park, it is a fast and straight path to the finish line. The Olympic run course takes you just past the Sprint turn-around and then comes back into the park to Trail Head where Olympic racers head out again for a partial loop. MAP

TRANSITION AREA: The transition area is conveniently close to the swim exit. As soon as racers leave the water, they are only steps from the timing unit and then head directly into the transition area. This is a large transition area, so there will be plenty of room to rack your bike and find your way in and out. MAP

Venue Map



LODGING

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES TERRELL or check it out on YOU TUBE
300 Tanger Drive
Terrell, Texas 75160
p. 972-563-7888

LA QUINTA INN - Pet Friendly Hotel
1614 Hwy 34 South
Terrell, TX 75160
p. 972-551-1090

BEST WESTERN CANTON INN
2251 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
p. 903-567-6591

CAMPING

For those outdoor enthusiasts, we are offering camping sites and RV Hook-Ups Saturday night to all of our Race Participants and their Guest for a $25 processing fee. Lake Tawakoni is a beautiful and comfortable venue for camping. Camping on-site at the race venue is not only convenient; it will eliminate travel time giving you more time to sleep on race day. What's better than opening your tent flap or RV door and rolling into the transition area?

Campsites will sell out, so Reserve your spot today!

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED and MUST be made through the Big Earth Racing Site.


PACKET PICK-UPS & Late Registration

Race Packet Pickup Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 1pm to 5pm

TRI SHOP
6101 Windhaven Parkway
Suite 100
Plano, TX 75093
p. 972-378-5476

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 4pm to 7pm - TYLER Location

ELITE BICYCLES
610 Shelley Drive
Tyler, TX 75701
p. 903-534-9998

Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 3pm to 7:30pm

THE CYCLING CENTER of DALLAS
1373 W Campbell Rd
Richardson, TX 75080
p. 214-616-9850

Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 1pm to 5pm

LAKE TAWAKONI STATE PARK
10822 FM 2475 Wills Point, TX 75169


RACER RAFFLE at all Packet Pick-ups

What is a Racer Raffle? It's a complimentary chance for every Registered Racer to WIN a cool prize for just competing at the event. When you pick-up your race packet, you will receive 5 chits with your bib number on the tickets to distribute in Prize Boxes as you wish. You can put all 5 tickets in one Prize Box that you really want, or distribute them in several different Prize Boxes. We will announce the Raffle winners at the awards ceremony with all of the winners. You don't need to place at the SFC TRi to walk away a winner!


USAT MEMBERSHIP

The Spring Fall Classic Sprint Triathlon is a USAT sanctioned event. All participants must be current members of USAT or purchase either a one-day permit for $12 or an annual membership during the online race registration process. You will be able to purchase or renew your USAT membership on the Active.com site during the registration process.

All established USAT rules will be in effect and will be strictly enforced. You must show your USAT member card and your photo ID at packet pick up - no exceptions. Friends and family will not be allowed to pick up anyone's packet.

Chip Timing by - NO LIMITS TIMING

This is a chip-timed event. Each participant will be required to wear a timing chip in order to be counted in the results. Timing chips are assigned to participants according to bib number. Please pick up your timing chip the morning of the race at the chip timing station beginning at 6:00 AM. ALL TIMING CHIPS NEED TO BE RETURNED AFTER YOU CROSS THE FINISH LINE. We will have volunteers assisting with this process, however if you forget a $30.00 fee will be charged to the participant if the timing chip is not returned. Awards are based on chip times.

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