Monday, June 21, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The second annual Snake Bite Triathlon is officially sold out. With Sunday fast approaching, we wanted to have everyone review a few guidelines and bits of general information.
Click here for a map of Snake Bite Triathlon.
Forecast - probably a little early for a forecast, but so far looking good. HOT, but good.
Packet pick-up - Registrants can pick up packets on Saturday 6/19 at Cycles N Boardz in Morgan City from 2pm-5pm (see above map link for directions), or race morning beginning at 6am.
Training – Triathlons can be extremely strenuous events. Triathletes must be in excellent health and fully trained which requires extensive preparation in all three activities: swim, bike, and run. Temperatures on race day are expected to be in the low to mid 90’s with high humidity. Triathletes are ultimately responsible for their own safety. Everyone should try to drink plenty of fluids Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning before the race. You should also try to eat a carbohydrate rich diet Saturday.
Stay on top of your fluid game
USAT license – All competitors are required to show their USAT license upon checking in (or have paid the $10 one-day license fee). You will not be able to register without your USAT card (or have paid the $10 one-day license fee) and your driver's license. We have record of who paid the $10 fee - if you did, just bring your drivers license to registration.
Alcohol - We are unable to serve alcohol at the post-race party due to insurance reasons. Alcohol is allowed at Lake End Park if you'd like to bring an ice chest, but glass is not allowed - only cans. Please drink responsibly.
Parking - You will be directed to park inside the park area on race morning. There will be signs around town that will try to direct you to the park - look for yellow SBT signs. Please be sure to arrive a few minutes early to allow yourself time to park and walk over to registration.
Start time/transition – The race will start at 8:00 a.m. Registration and transition will open at 6:00 a.m. Transition will close at 7:45 a.m. Transition is for participants only. Race finishers will not be allowed back into transition until all bikers have transitioned to the run.
Restrooms – There will be port-o-lets at Lake End Park near transition.
Medical attention – First aid will be available for competitors in Lake End Park near transition.
Swim course – The swim course is a 400m out and back "clockwise" course. There will be 3 waves as follows:
Wave 1 – males 30-39
Wave 2 – all other males
Wave 3 – all females
All competitors must keep the orange marker buoys to their right going out and back. Wetsuits are not allowed. Kayaks and other boats will be in the water to assist if needed. You may rest by holding on to the side of a kayak/boat if needed. Anyone needing assistance on the swim should simply raise an arm in the air to get a kayaker/boater's attention.
Bike course – The bike course is a 13 mile out and back course up La Hwy 70. Traffic will not be closed. All competitors are required to wear helmets that meets ANSI standards (all helmets bought in the US should meet the standards), with chinstraps fastened at all times. There will be a water station at the half-way point
Run course – The run course is a 2 mile out and back course through the Carillon Towers Park. There will be a water station at the half-way point.
Post race activities – There will be a post-race party with food, drink, and music starting at 9:00 a.m. at the judge's stand pavilion at Lake End Park. The award ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Volunteers – Remember that each person working the course is a volunteer. Please thank them - without them, this race would not be possible.
Our biggest concern going in to this event is for everyone's safety. Please also review the following documents:
Other things you may be interested in:
10 easy ways to ruin your race
We are looking so forward to this weekend, and hoping for a safe, fun, smokin hot time on Sunday!!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Some left right after swimming, and some went out on the bike and run courses. The post race party pavilion is seen in the background.
All in all, it was a great training day and some good ole triathlon comraderie. Looking forward to seeing more participants during the next training days in 2 weeks!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
There will be a practice open water swim on the Snake Bite Triathlon swim course on 3 different dates. The first will be Sunday May 23 at 1pm, the second will be Saturday June 5 at 9am, and the third on Sunday June 6 at 2pm. The swim will start at the Judges Stand at Lake End Park on La Hwy 70. The course will be a 200m out and back for a total of 400m. There will be kayakers in the water for support. Everyone will need goggles and a swim cap to participate.
Be sure to bring your bike and/or running shoes to get out on the other courses afterwards.
Click here for some tips on OWS.
The city of Morgan City is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, and with the help of the Saint Mary Chamber of Commerce, has decided to help support the Snake Bite Triathlon as part of the celebration. We really appreciate their support!
Also, let your friends know to sign up for the Snake Bite Triathlon - we're filling pretty quickly!