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Tri for the Y & 5K is an annual event held by our Y. These are fundraising events for the Y, and we encourage participation by people with a variety of fitness levels and competitive experiences. The money raised at these events will go toward our financial assistance program.
Tri for the Y & 5K!
The 4th Annual Tri for the Y fundraising event will be held on May 18th, 2013 at 9 am at the Casco Bay Branch in Freeport!
The triathlon will be a sprint
The 5K will consist of:
This event is intended to encourage participation by people with a variety of fitness levels and competitive experiences. We encourage families to participate so we are allowing ages 12 and up at this event.
Who Benefits from these Events?
The YMCA is committed to offering programs and services to the community that promote healthy spirit, mind, and body for all, regardless of ability to pay. To that end, we turn no one away because of an inability to pay.
The money raised at these events will go toward our financial assistance program. In total, the YMCA provided more than $763,000 in financial assistance to members of our community last year. 1 in 3 members of the Y received some level of assistance in the past year. The proceeds from these events will ensure that we continue to make our programs and services accessible to all.
In addition to supporting a healthy community, your participation in these events will provide you with an enjoyable day of family fun! We look forward to seeing you on race day! If you have any questions, or need any further information than is provided on this website, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
This event can't succeed without the volunteers who help us keep the event safe and make sure everything runs smoothly. Being a volunteer is also a great way for the friends or family of racers to cheer athletes on up close and personal. Volunteers get a great t-shirt, refreshments during the day, and the satisfaction of helping the race run safely and professionally. In total, we need over 100 volunteers in a variety of positions. Click here to learn more about volunteering at the race, or click on the button to volunteer today!
Race Date: May 18, 2013
Race Time: 9:00 am Race Start
Location: Casco Bay Branch, 14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport, ME
Individual Triathlon: Swim 325 yards, Bike 13 miles, Run 3 miles
Triathlon Relay: Consists of 2 or 3 people completing the following three segments as a team: Swim 325 yards, Bike 13 miles, and Run 3 miles
5K: Run 3 miles
Individual Triathlete: $85*
Triathlon Relay Team Member: $50*
5K Athlete: $25
*Includes $12 race day insurance. If you are a USAT member, we will gladly refund the $102 fee by applying it to your fundraising page or give you a check.
Your entry fee includes your place at the start line, a great t-shirt, well-marked and supported course, post-race refreshments, and a family fun-filled day!
Everyone must sign a USAT waiver before you are allowed to race. If you register online, you will sign the waiver electronically. If you sign up by paper, it is on the back of the registration form.
Packet pick-up will be Friday, May 17th from 4:00-6:30pm and will be held at the Casco Bay Branch in Freeport.
The Tri for the Y will be a USAT sanctioned race. If you are not a USAT member, the $10 fee for race insurance will be included in your registration fee. If you are a USAT member, we will gladly refund the $10 by applying it to your fundraising page or by giving you a check.
Please look over the USAT Rules. You are responsible for understanding them and abiding by them.
The Tri for the Y will not be cancelled for any reason other than severe conditions that post extreme danger to athletes and volunteers. Race Management reserves the right to alter the course in whatever way they deem is in the best interest of the athletes and volunteers. This includes, but is not limited to, shortening or changing the course, removing one of the sports, postponing the start, etc. There are no refunds in the case of weather caused changes or cancellations. If canceled, the races will not be rescheduled.
The Y is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. There will be no refunds for this event. Your registration is not refundable and is non-transferable.
The swim will take place in the Casco Bay Branch pool. The length of the swim is 325 yards or 13 lengths of the pool. This pool has 8 lanes and there will be 2 people swimming in each lane. Each swimmer will stay on their own side of the lane to complete their distance.
There will be approximately 15 waves. The waves will be put together based on individual swim times for the 325 yards. Each swimmer must submit their swim time for the 325 yards on their registration.
The bike course consists of 13 miles out and back through scenic South Freeport. These country roads are low traffic roads with rolling hills and some big climbs. On race day the course will be well marked and supported with plenty of volunteers. There will be no aid station on the course, and you are responsible for bringing your own water for the bike portion of the race. We will have bike support if you need help on race day. There will be some challenging hills for first time triathletes. Please be prepared. We encourage you to meet some friends at the Casco Bay Branch in Freeport and ride the course together prior to the race. Maps are available at the front desk. You are not allowed to use iPods on the bike or the run.
This is a 3-mile course that is fairly flat with one long slow climb. It will take you to through a quiet South Freeport neighborhood. There will be aid stations at mile 1 and at mile 2. You are not allowed to use iPods on the bike or the run.
The transition area will be located outside the YMCA in the parking lots closest to the building. The transition area will open at 7:00 am on race morning and will close approximately 15 minutes before the start of the race.
Before entering the transition area on race day you will be body marked, and your bike will be checked for working brakes and handlebar plugs. You will also be checked to make sure you have a proper bike helmet.
When entering the transition area look on the bike racks for your race number. You need to place your bike on the side of the rack that your number is located. You will get approximately 2 feet of space on the left of your bike for your race equipment.
Once the race starts, only volunteers and race management are allowed in the transition area. Athletes that have started the race may enter the transition area. No other athletes will be allowed in the transition area while the race is in progress. After you have finished the race, you will not be allowed back into the transition area until the last person has transitioned from their bike to the run.
After you have crossed the finish line, post-race refreshments will be provided. We will also have other post-race fesitivies. Please enjoy your day!
Relay teams are made up of two or three people. Two person relays; One person will do two legs of the race while the other does one. A three-person relay will require each person to do one leg of the race. Relays are required to tag off at the transition area. The cyclist cannot take his bike off the rack until the person doing the first leg of the race (either swim or 1st run) has tagged the biker. The cyclist cannot tag the runner before re-racking the bike.
You asked, we listened! New transition area and finish line map for the 2013 Tri for the Y & 5K Run!
The swim will take place in the Casco Bay Branch pool.
Awards will be issued in the following categories for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place:
Top Male Triathlete
Top Female Triathlete
Top Relay Team Triathlon
Top Male 5K Athlete
Top Female 5K Athlete
Top 5K Athlete
Certificates will be issued for age group winners (both male and female) in these categories for the Triathlon and the 5K: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place:
19 & Under
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 59
60 - 69
One of the key components to the success of the Tri for the Y is fundraising! The money raised at this event will go toward our financial assistnace program. In total, the YMCA provided more than $763,000 in financial assistance to members of our community last year. The proceeds from this event will ensure that we continue to make our programs and services accessible to all.
All athletes who fundraise over $250 will receive the following prizes:
TOP FUNDRAISER ($1,500 minimum)
- Free Year YMCA Membership
- Sports Bag
- Long Sleeve Performance T-shirt
- Sports Bag
- Long Sleeve Performance T-shirt
- Sports Bag
- Long Sleeve Performance T-shirt
- Long Sleeve Performance T-shirt
Included with Entry
- Tri for the Y & 5K Performance T-shirt
We are offering Tri for the Y Training classes at all 4 branches beginning February 10th to help you get ready for the Tri for the Y! Whether your just competed in your first tri or are looking for a great training program to enhance your performance, this course is for you. Our experienced triathlon experts will lead you through a class that will include swimming, cycling (indoor), and running. Due to the number of indoor bikes, there are maximums for each class so sign-up early! Non-members must be registered for the event before registering for this training class.
See the times and dates of the training classes at your local branch:
*Casco Bay will also be holding a 6-week triathlon training class from Jan 2 - Feb 9. See the link above for more details.
5K Training Class:
Tri for the Y Clinics:
Swim Clinic - Wednesday, April 26th from 5-7pm
**THIS IS A NEW DATE**
Join us in the clinic to learn the right techniques and timing of your swim. Get expert advice to help you in perfecting your swim!
Transition Clinic - Wednesday, May 1st from 6:00-8:00pm
Regardless of your experience level, this clinic will help make transitions smoother and more efficient. Not sure what to wear? How to transition from swim to bike, bike to run? You will also be able to "walk" through your transitions before race day.
We will need approximately 100 volunteers to make our race a success! We hope you will be part of our team. Volunteers will get a great t-shirt and will also get refreshments during their time with us. We will need volunteers in the following areas:
Remember, we can't put on a race without volunteers! We need your help!
All volunteers must fill our a Volunteer Waiver Form.
I want to do the race with my child. Can he/she participate?
Athletes must be 12 years of age or older to participate individually or as a member of a team. Any athlete under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. Please view the course before allowing any child under 18 to do the race.
What do I wear for the race?
You should wear something that you will swim, bike and run in. The clothing you wear should be dry fit or polyester or nylon so that it dries quickly. Cotton is not a good choice. Bring plenty of layers in case of cold weather or rain.
How are the Waves assigned?
Participants will be assigned to a wave based on swim time for the 325-yards.
What time will my Wave start?
The first swim wave will start at approximately 9:00am. Each subsequent swim wave will start according to how long it will take the wave prior to do the swim. A wave sheet with your start time will be provided to you on or before the pack pick-up on Friday, May 18th.
What time should I arrive?
The transition area opens at 7:00 am. If you arrive before 7:00 am, you will not be able to access the transition area. We suggest you arrive between 7:00am and 7:30 am to allow time to park and walk to the transition area. All athletes MUST be set up in the transition area by 8:45 a.m.
Why do I have to be at the YMCA so early when my wave doesn't go off until much later in the morning?
We ask that all athletes be in the transition area and set up by 8:45 am because the transition area will be closed to all athletes when the race starts. You may wait for your swim wave anywhere on location except the transition area.
What should I bring with me on race day to the transition area?
Bike, approved Bike Helmet, Bike Shoes, Running Shoes, Pre-filled Water bottles, extra clothes to change after the race. Lockers and showers are available. Self Confidence!
How is the transition area set up?
Transition area is set up with bike racks marked with your race number. Please find your race number on the end of the bike racks. You must set your bike up on the same side of the bike rack that your number is displayed. You will have about 18 inches to the left of your bike to set up your transition area.
How do I keep track of my transition spot?
You can put a very bright towel under the items needed in your transition area to help mark your spot. You may also bring some type of sign to mark your spot but you must not put it in the way of any other athlete. Balloons will not be allowed.
Where should I park?
Parking areas will be sent you to with your athlete package.
Where are the restrooms?
There are many restrooms available at the Casco Bay Branch. We will also have some portable bathrooms set up in transition. Lockers and showers will be available to you after the race.
Where can a spectator get something to eat or drink?
We will have food available to purchase at the event.
Can spectators get into the swim area to see the participants do the swim portion?
Yes, spectators will be allowed into the swim portion of the race. Space will be limited. There will be plenty of space to watch your athlete after they come from the pool and transition to the run.
Will there be professional medical personnel on hand?
Yes, we will have plenty of medical personnel on hand if needed. We will also have ambulances on location if they are needed.
What kind of bike can I ride?
You may ride a bike from following categories: mountain, hybrid, road or tri bike. You may not ride a recumbent bike or a tandem bike. If you plan to use a bike that has not been ridden for an extended period of time, make sure it is in top working condition before you begin training with it. Do Not ride a new or different bike for the first time on race day. Do Not arrive at the event with a bike that is not in good operating condition, including the tires. Be aware that there is bike maintenance or assistance on the course.