2017 USMS 2.5K, 5K, and 10K Open Water
Lake George, Hague, NY
Saturday, August 26, 2017 7:45 a.m.
Hosted by: Green Leaf Racing
Sanctioned by: Adirondack Masters for USMS, Inc.
Sanction Number: 037-W002
Course: The 2.5K, 5K, 10K course will consist of a 2.5K out-and-back style loop marked by large buoys on the corners and sighting buoys in between. The start is in-water, waist deep and the finish takes place on the beach. There is a floating dock near the start/lap buoy where those in the 5k and 10k may place fuel. Course maps are available at lakegeorgeswim.com/course-maps.
- 2.5k Swim at 7:45am; check in by 7:00am; mandatory pre-race meeting at 7:20am
- 5k Swim at 9:25am; check in by 9:10am; mandatory pre-race meeting at 9:10am
- 10k Swim at 7:55am; check in by 7:10am; mandatory pre-race meeting at 7:20am
Eligibility: Each swimmers age shall be determined by their age on December 31, 2017 except for 18-year-olds, who must be 18 on the day they swim. All participants must be registered for 2017 with USMS (or the equivalent FINA organization for foreign swimmers). If you do not have an annual USMS membership, you may purchase a USMS One-Event Registration ($20). To renew or join USMS online, visit www.usms.org/reg/
Rules: Current 2017 U.S. Masters Swimming rules will govern this event. Swimmers must wear the swim cap provided, have their race numbers on their arms, and follow all announced safety rules without exception. There are both wetsuit and non-wetsuit divisions for all events (swimmers may not switch divisions on the day of the event, no exceptions.)
Entries: Online entries only. Entries will be accepted until August 19, 2017. There are no race day entries.
Location: Lake George is a beautiful lake in the Adirondack region of New York. The swims will take place at Hague Public Beach, Hague, NY, located on the northern end of Lake George. The lake temperature varies between 68º F and 74º F in late August. The water is pristine and many families rely on the lake water for drinking.
Entry Fees: The below entry fees cover safety (water craft, EMTs), shirts, awards, chip timing and post-race food & drink. No one will be allowed to swim without proof of USMS membership or having paid the one-day fee. There are no refunds or deferrals.
Through May 31 - $70/$75/$80
Through July 31 - $75/$80/$85
Through August 19 - $80/$85/$90
Non-USMS members add $20 for OEVT
Timing: Each swimmer will wear a timing chip on his or her ankle. Times will be recorded as swimmers cross the finish line. Manual backup timing will also be utilized.
Safety: For safety reasons, those not able to complete the 2.5k in 1.25 hours, the 5k in 2.5 hours or the 10k in 4 hours are advised not to enter; you will be listed as DNF if you exceed these times. Safety support will be coordinated with Hague Fire Department and EMS, Lake George Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Warren County Sheriff s Department, and volunteers. Swimmers will be briefed on all safety aspects before the start of the race. All safety personnel and race officials will be identified by signage and distinctive clothing. Swimmers will be advised of their location. Local authorities and meet management have the authority to postpone or cancel the event for safety reasons. Updates will be posted on www.lakegeorgeswim.com.
Evidence: Those in the 5K and 10K swims must submit evidence of having completed a swim of 2/3rds the distance of your chosen event (applies to 5K and 10K). Evidence must be included with your registration or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and must include the date, venue, distance and time it took you to complete your swim. These swims should be in open water, and they may happen in or out of competition. If you have extensive training experience in pools and some open water swim experience that will suffice as evidence. The key is to ensure you will be able to complete your distance comfortably and within the cut-off time without risk to yourself or others.
Water Temperature: The Lake s temperature usually varies between 68°F and 74°F in late August.
- The race will be canceled if the water temperature is less than 60.8°F (16°C) or greater than 85°F (29.4°C).
- The race will be canceled if the sum of the water and air tempature is less than 118°F (or 30°C) or greater than 175°F (or 61.6°C)
Age Groups: Standard USMS 5-year age groups: 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39…100+
Refund Policy: There are no refunds or deferrals for this event. In the case of inclement weather or other unexpected circumstances, the race director has the right to cancel the race or shorten the event. In this case there will be no refunds provided. In signing up for this event, the participants are agreeing to these terms.
Check-in/ Mandatory Meeting: All swimmers must check in at the starting location at least 45 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the race. All swimmers will be required to attend the final pre-race briefing 30 minutes before the start of the race. Failure to arrive on time for the briefing could result in disqualification.
Lodging: A listing of hotels is available at www.lakegeorgeswim.com.
Awards: Top 3 overall male and females for the 2.5K, 5K and 10K will be given custom awards. The top 3 male and female age-group winners in the 2.5K, 5K and 10K will receive awards. The ceremony for the 2.5K will take place at 9:30am at the beach. Awards ceremony for the 5K and 10K will take place at 11:30 at the beach. These times may change.
Results: Results will be posted at www.lakegeorgeswim.com and www.usms.org.
Directions: I-87 to Exit 24, head east off the exit 4 miles to route 9N. Turn left at 9N for 25 miles to Hague Public Beach.
More Information: Race Director, Chris Bowcutt at email@example.com or 917-371-1108.