Welcome to the 2013 Mid Atlantic Regional Para Triathlon Championships. The Atlantic City International & Sprint Triathlons are honored to host this event and we know our city, course, and community will exceed all expectations of racing along the Jersey Shore!
List below is everything you need to know about our outstanding venue:
Where: Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ
When: September 15th, 2013
Distance: .25 mile swim, 10 mile bike, 5k run
What type of body of water will the swim take place in? The swim is (1) loop that takes place in the placid back bay of Atlantic City. Athletes will enter/exit the water via a carpeted boat ramps conveniently located 15 yards apart which allows ALL athletes to safely navigate this portion of the event.
How is the event started? DelMoSports starts all of their swims via time trial. No Mass Starts or people swimming over top of you. Each athlete will cross over a timing mat and begin their swim..when they are ready!
Do ParaTriathletes start with everyone else? No, you will be given an opportunity to get on the course 10-15 minutes prior to the other athletes.
What is the distance from the “Swim Exit” to transition? about 100 yards on concrete.
What is the surface for transition like? The surface is concrete and flat as a pancake! You will be given your own section of transition with as much room as you need.
What is the distance between the transition area and the bike mount line? about 100 yards
What is the surface from T1 to the bike mount line? The surface is concrete.
Is the bike course open or closed to traffic? The bike course is open to traffic, but there are dedicated lanes for us to race. So, the question is a little bit of both. Traffic is flowing but there is zero cars in our ‘racing space.’
Are there any 180 degree turnarounds on the bike course? Yes, there is one, but the turnaround is almost 80 feet wide.
Are there any curbs on the bike course? Yes, there is one very small 2 inch curb when entering/exiting the bike course.
What is the topography of the bike course? Flat and fast! There is an onramp that athletes have to navigate but that is a relatively low gradient.
Transition 2 (T2)
T1 and T2 are virtually identical
Is the run on paved roads or sidewalk? The run is on paved roads and the World Famous Atlantic City Boardwalk! No worries, there wooden boards lay horizontally (not vertically) so you do not have to worry about your hand cycle getting caught.
Is it closed to traffic? YES!
Are there 180 degree turns? Yes, only one, but the clearance is extremely wide.
Are there any curbs on the run? Yes, but they are under 2 inches.
Are there any sharp turns? No.
What is the topography of the run course? FLAT FLAT FLAT!!!
Is there handicap parking available at the race venue? Yes, as much as we need.
Is there a drop-off that the Paratriathletes could access to unload their equipment? Yes, directly next to transition.
What is the distance between the start/finish line? Minimal, it is all located within a few hundred yards.
Is there a time cut-off for this event? No.
Will you have accessible portable toilets at the start and finish line of the race? Yes.
Is the packet pick up/expo area in an accessible location? Yes.
Will we have a Paratriathlon division for the awards? OF COURSE!!!
Will we have a pre-race meeting for Paratriathletes, their handlers/guides, and appropriate volunteers? Definitely.
For all other questions, please contact Stephen Del Monte, Event Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org