Allegheny River, North Side Riverfront Park, North Shore Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Sponsored by: Allegheny Mountain Masters (AMAM)
Sanctioned by Allegheny Mountain LMSC for USMS
Part of the USMS GLOWS Series
- 1.2 Mile
- 2.4 Mile
- White Knuckle
COURSE: Leave from the Heinz Field Quay, swim cross-current upstream 592 yds, turn and swim cross-current upstream 592 yds, turn and swim downstream 926 yds to the finish/start line at the Heinz Field Quay. Δ One lap = 1.2 miles, two laps = 2.4 miles.
Registration/Check-in: 9:00 – 9:45 AM
Warm-up: 9:15 – 9:45 AM
Pre-race briefing: 9:45 AM
Wave 1: 10:00 Men 39 & Under 2.4 mile = green caps
Wave 2: 10:05 Men 40 & Over 2.4 mile = orange caps
Wave 3: 10:10 All Women & 2.4 Mile Relays = yellow caps
Wave 4: 10:15 Men 39 & Under 1.2 mile = red caps
Wave 5: 10:20 Men 39 & Over 1.2 mile = blue caps
Wave 6: 10:25 All Women 1.2 mile = pink caps
Wave 7: 10:30 White Knuckle 1.2 mile = white caps
All swimmers must be registered with USMS and must be 18 years of age as of Saturday, July 14, 2012. You must submit a copy of your 2012 USMS registration card. Entries without a copy of the 2012 USMS card or a completed registration form will not be accepted. The Search for Monongy event is open to all annually registered USMS swimmers. The registration forms are available by email request email@example.com
or register with USMS electronically at www.usms.org
ENTRIES & FEES: Online entries are preferred.
Entries through midnight on July 7, 2012 = $50
Entries July 8 through 6pm on July 13, 2012 = $70
Current USMS Rules will govern this race.
TIME LIMIT: The course cut-off time will be 2:20 for the 2.4 mile and 1:10 for the 1.2 mile. Any swimmers on the course after the cut-off will be escorted off the course and will be disqualified.
TIMING: Electronic timing will be used. Each swimmer will wear an electronic timing chip on an ankle bracelet to automatically record their time. Timing chip must be returned or a $30 charge will be assed to the swimmer.
SAFETY: Swimmers unable to complete 1.2 mile in 1hour 10 min. or 2.4 miles in 2 hours 20 mins are advised not to enter. Swimmers still on the course after the time limit will be stopped and listed as DNF in the results. In case of inclement weather, the race director may close the course and prevent swimmers from completing the swim. Entry fee includes a highly visible swim cap that must be worn during the swim and all swimmers must have their race number on their arm. Lifeguard, kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards will monitor the race course. Motor boats will be stationed outside of the course to aid in the removal of swimmers and define to the course and local EMTs, river rescue, coast guard will be present.
SWIM CAPS: Entry fee includes a swim cap that must be worn as the top cap for all competitors.
WETSUITS: Wetsuits may be worn however times will be posted in a separate category and are not eligible for USMS records, All-American or All Star consideration. To wear a wetsuit, you must declare it on your entry. Changes may not be made on race day.
WHITE KNUCKLE: The use of fins, snorkels, wetsuits, hand paddles, floaties, etc. will be permitted in this category. The meet director shall have the final say on aids permitted on the course. This is a non-competitive category; all participant finishers will receive completion awards.
AWARDS: Ribbons will be awarded to the top 6 men & women in each age group in each Non-wetsuit category, and to the top 3 men & women in each age group in each Wetsuit Swimmers category. Wetsuit swimmers will not be eligible for USMS rankings.
START & FINISH LOCATION: North Side Riverfront Park, North Shore & Art Rooney Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15212. There are 25 hotel within 3.5 miles of the start/finish line. The park is located on the Allegheny River between PNC Park & Heinz Stadium.
RAIN DATE: If the event is postponed due to weather the rain date is July 22, 2012.
GREAT LAKES OPEN WATER SWIM SERIES: Great Lake Zone Members will earn points for their place finishes in this event, which has been designated a "GLOWS" swim.
NO REFUNDS: Absolutely no refunds will be made for any reason. This applies to “Entry Fees” above and includes entry fees, participant shirts, any other amenities, and online administrative fees. Participants must be present to receive any items, as leftovers are distributed on the day of the event. We will not ship. Entry fees can not be transferred to other persons or applied toward future Search for Monongy, Allegheny Mountain LMSC or USMS event. Selling your entry slot is prohibited. In cases of inclement weather, natural disaster, acts of God, acts of war or other unforeseen extraordinary circumstances, management reserves the right to cancel the event and/or modify the race course for safety concerns. Under such circumstances, there will be absolutely no refunds or transfer of entries to future events. Each participant must accept any such risk of their entry fee paid including other amenities paid for such as participant shirts, upgrade products, and online administrative fees. All monies collected are used to develop and produce the event, including all race supplies, permits, insurance, and administration. We pledge to make every effort to produce a fair, safe, and exciting event for all. Management reserves the right to reject or accept a race entry for any reason. By signing up for this race, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the terms listed herein.