USMS Sanction : 130-01ow
|Swimmer Registration||Thu, Feb 25, 2010 12:00 AM||Tue, May 25, 2010 09:00 AM|
Latta Plantation (Gar Creek) at 5226 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
8:00am EDT Saturday, May 29, 2010
Sponsored by: The Custom Coach
Sanctioned by North Carolina LMSC for USMS, Inc.; Sanction #130-01ow
Event: This is a One Mile clockwise swim on a triangular course, starting in the water and finishing on a beach.
Eligibility: Open to all 2010 USMS registered swimmers. To register with USMS and/or enter this event, click on the box Register Online Now! One event USMS registrations will be accepted provided they are included with the entry form and received by the deadline. A one-event registration fee is $18.00; make checks payable to LMSC for NC. The one event registration form is available at www.ncmasters.org. 2010 USMS rules shall govern this event.
Entries: Online entries are preferred.
The online entry deadline is 11:59pm EDT Sunday May 23, 2010. Paper entries must be RECEIVED by 5:00pm EDT Friday May 21, 2010. LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Entry fee is $45 which includes a commemorative t-shirt. No Refunds. Circle your shirt size on your entry form. Additional shirts are $15.00 and must be ordered with your entry. Two non-championship races will begin 30 minutes following conclusion of the USMS One Mile Championship event.
Check in: 6:30am EDT
Warm up: 7:00am EDT
Pre-race instructions: 7:50am EDT
First wave Start: 8:00am EDT
Seeding: Swimmers will be seeded fastest to slowest according to the 1,650 seed time submitted on the entry form. “No Time” entries will be placed in the last (slowest) wave. Chip timing will be used. Waves will be set off one minute apart; each wave will have its distinctive colored cap, which MUST be worn during the competition.
Safety: There is a one-hour time limit for each wave in this race. Swimmers still on the course after the time limit for their wave will be stopped and listed as DNF in the results. In the event of inclement weather, the race director may close the course and thereby prevent swimmers from completing the swim. Paddlers will be provided for safety. Water temperature estimated between 70-80°F.
Wetsuits: May be worn but wetsuit swimmers will be in a separate wave. Times will be posted in the wetsuit category and are not eligible for scoring in the USMS National Championship event or for awards or record consideration. If you plan to wear a wetsuit, you must declare it on your entry. Changes may not be made on race day.
Awards: USMS National Championship medals will be awarded to the top 6 men & women finishers in each age group: 18-24, 25-29, 30-34...100+. USMS National Championship patches will be awarded to the winner of each age group.
Results: will be posted at www.openwaterchallenge.com, www.ncmasters.org and www.usms.org.
Accommodations: Hotel information can be viewed at the event website www.openwaterchallenge.com, www.ncmasters.org and www.usms.org. Enclosed permanent restrooms are at the start/finish area.
From Interstate 77 take exit 16B (Sunset Road) and go .6 mile to Beatties Ford Road. Turn right (north) on Beatties Ford and go 4.9 miles to Sample Road. Turn left onto Sample and go approximately 2.0 miles to the end. Large grassy parking lot is on the left.
From Interstate 85, get on I-77 North at exit 13 and follow the directions above.
The event address is 5225 Sample Road Huntersville, NC 28078. A map can be found at www.openwaterchallenge.com along with course maps etc.
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The Country Inn motel at exit 25 on I-77 has newly renovated rooms at $119.00 which includes breakfast. Call 800-596-2375 and mention the US Masters One Mile Championship to get this rate. NOTE: this rate is being held only to April 28, 2010 as the NASCAR Coca Cola 600 race is on Sunday May 30 and rates soar to $199.00 well before that.
The Holiday Inn Express at exit 25 on I-77 also has newly renovated rooms. The rate there is $99.00, which includes breakfast. Call 704-892-9487 and mention the US Masters One Mile Championship to get this rate. NOTE: this rate is being held only to May 14, 2010 due to the Coca Cola 600 race on Sunday May 30, 2010.
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