Logistics

The Timberman is a USAT sanctioned race. A USAT race official will be in attendance.  


RACE NUMBERS & TIMING CHIPS 
In 2021, body marking will be done by the particpant. A number for your bike will be provided in the race packet. A number to be used while running will be provided in the race packet. Please attach this number to the front of your body. Disposable timing chips will be provided in your packet. Teams will receive a timing chip with a velcro strap.  

SWIM 
Swim caps will be provided in the race packet. 
Wet suits are permitted if the water temprature is legal (below 78 degrees). The course will be patrolled by water safety certified personnel in safety vessels and medical personnel will be on shore. Swimmers may hang on to a boat or a pontoon to rest without disqualification.  Keep buoys and line of pontoon boats on your right. Super sprint turnaround will be the bright green buoys. Sprint turnaround will be the bright yellow buoys. International will be the final set of buoys. Race starts at 8 am.

BIKE 
The bike is an open course. Cars will be on the road. Each competitor is responsible for ensuring that his/her bicycle meets the minimum safety standards required.  Cyclists are responsible for their own safety and for compliance with traffic laws on the cycling course. Cyclists are expected to heed directions and instructions of race officials.  
ALWAYS ride on the right side of the road.  Helmets approved by ANSI or Snell are required during the bike race. They must be on your head with chin strap fastened securely any time you are on your bike before, during and after the race. PLEASE NOTE: Handlebars need to be plugged at ends.
Water bottles are provided at pick up. There are no aid stations on bike course. Timberman is a no- draft race. Drafting is defined as the maintenance of a static position to the rear (within three bike lengths) or to the side (within 6 feet) of another cyclist or vehicle. Exemptions to the drafting rule are: (a) when passing a cyclist if done within 15 seconds, (b) when the cyclist is required to reduce speed for safety reasons (e.g. weather, traffic control) or to receive aid, and (c) on curves or turns of 90 degrees or more. 

RUN 
Immediately after exiting the bike corral, runners stay to the right of the road while on resort property. After leaving resort property runners stay on the left side of the road (please avoid returning runners). On returning to resort property runners stay on the right side of the road to the finish chute. At the finish, make sure the number is visible to timing volunteers at the finish line. There will be three water stations on the long run course, two on the short. 

TEAMS
Teams may be 2 or 3 people (Sprint and International course only). Relay swimmers tag off to team cyclists in the designated relay team area in the bike corral. Cyclists then return to the designated relay team area to tag off to the runner. The timing chip has a velcro strap so the chip passes from one team member to another for each leg.

TRANSITION AREA 
Registered racers and official race personnel are allowed in transition areas. Race organization is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged equipment.  

GENERAL  
Race Director and USAT official have the authority to remove a participant from the race if the participant has violated rules of the race. Medical personnel have  authority to remove a participant from the race, if, in their judgment, it is unsafe for the participant to continue.
Course closes at 11:30 am. because of the road permit, police assistance, and volunteer availability.

Timing splits are as follows: 
Swim: at exit from water at beach. Transition time: swim to bike 
Bike: at exit from transition area (start of run course) and end of bike. Transition time: bike to run 
Run: at finish line 

Per USAT rules: No participant shall wear headphones or any sound producing device during the race. 

HAVE A FUN, SAFE, ENJOYABLE RACE AND THANK A VOLUNTEER!
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