Sunday, September 7, 2014
Tulsa Masters Open Water Events
Open Water Registration
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EVENT: 7th Annual Tallchief Open Water Challenge
DISTANCES: 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, 1 mile, 2 mile and 3 mile swim
The event is limited to 150 entrants. Swimmers are encouraged to enter early!
DATE/TIME: Sunday September 7, 2014, 9 am CDT
SPONSORED BY: Jenks Community Education and Tulsa Masters Swim Club
EVENT HOST: Tulsa Masters Swim Club (TMSC)
EVENT DIRECTOR: Denise Smart, firstname.lastname@example.org, 918-749-2253 (evenings)
SAFETY OFFICER: Dewey Smith
7:15 am: Registration/ Check in 7:15 to 8:15 am. ALL swimmers are required to check in at the registration table.
8:15 am: Warm up 8:15 to 8:45 am. Lifeguards must be present in boats before swimmers can enter the water.
8:50 am: Mandatory pre-race briefing on the beach, just prior to the start of the first wave of swimmers.
9:00 am: Start of the 1/4 mile swim
~ 9:10 am: Start of 1 mile, 2 mile & 3 mile swims. (will start as soon as the 1/4 mile swim is complete.)
~ 9:15 am: Start of 1/2 mile swim
9:30 - 12:00 pm: post race pancake breakfast and Awards ceremony -Tallchief Lodge
~ 10:00 am: 1/4 mile awards ceremony at the Tallchief Lodge
~ 10:30 am: 1/2 mile awards ceremony at the Tallchief Lodge
~ 11:00 am: 1 mile / 2 mile / 3 mile awards ceremony at the Tallchief Lodge
VENUE: Tallchief Lake is a private lake on the Zink Ranch property. There will be no outside boat traffic. Expected water temperature greater than 80 degrees. This lake is NOT connected to nearby Skiatook Lake.
PARKING: Plenty of parking available at the Tallchief Lodge, no charge. Please note, you will walk approximately 1/4 mile downhill to the water front. Wear sturdy shoes!
COURSE: The swim course is an out and back, clock- wise course (buoys on your right) marked by large regatta buoys.
This is a "chip- timed" event provided by Tatur Racing, Inc.
Swimmers are required to attend the pre-race briefing at 8:50 am at the water front.
The swim course will be monitored by persons in kayaks and canoes. A rescuer will be stationed in a power boat monitoring the course in the event an evacuation is necessary.
A head count by race number of all swimmers entering the water will occur at the start of each wave of swimmers.
1,2, and 3 mile swimmers will be required to announce their race number to an official stationed at the turn around. The 2 and 3 mile swimmers will also be required to announce their race number to the official standing on the boat dock prior to starting their next lap.
The 3 mile swimmers must complete the 2 mile course in 1 hr 10 mins or less before starting their 3rd lap.
WET SUITS: Wet suits may be worn AT YOUR OWN RISK! Wetsuits are discouraged due to the anticipated water temperature well above 80 degrees. Swimmers wearing wetsuits are at risk of overheating and excessive dehyration. Please do not enter this event if you do not think you can complete the swim without a wetsuit. Swimmers wearing wetsuits will not be eligible for awards. Swimmers who will swim in a wetsuit must declare this when they check in.
OTHER EQUIPMENT: While this event is not sanctioned by USMS or USA Swimming, it is a swim competition. Swim aids, including fins, paddles, pull buoys, snorkels, kick boards, etc. are not allowed. A swimmer may tow a personal safety float, such as the ISHOF SaferSwimmer Float http://www.ishof.org/safety/ssd.htm
SWIMMERS WHO DROP OUT OF THE RACE AFTER A POSITIVE CHECK IN ARE REQUIRED TO NOTIFY AN OFFICIAL AT THE FINISH LINE!!!
ELIGIBILITY: Open to swimmers age 9 and above as of September 7, 2014, COMFORTABLE SWIMMING IN DEEP, OPEN WATER OF A LAKE.
Please note: credit cards will be charged by “ClubAssistant.com Event Billing"
Entry Fee: $38 ( $35 entry fee + Club Assistant fee) if entering on line by September 3, 2014.
Race Day fee: No guarantee that race day entries will be accepted. IF race day entries are accepted the fee increases to $50. Swimmers should enter early to secure their entry into the event.
All participants receive a swim cap, t-shirt, finisher medal, and a ticket for the pancake breakfast.
Event is limited to 150 swimmers! Enter early!
-- NO REFUNDS --
Registration/ Check in closes at 8:15 am sharp on race day!
T-SHIRTS: One-of-a-kind race t-shirts designed by Tulsa Masters member, Jocelyn Wood. Additional t-shirts can be pre-orderd for $15 each,
Spectators/ friends/ family can partake of the post race food for $5/ person.
Wrist bands available at the registration table.
Please stay to enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow swimmers.
DIRECTIONS: Zink Ranch, Sand Springs, OK
ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO CHECK IN at THE REGISTRATION TABLE NO LATER THAN 8:15 AM. This includes pre-registered swimmers and race day entrants. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY!
DRIVING DIRECTIONS to Zink Ranch, Sand Springs, OK:
From Tulsa or points east of Tulsa using I-244 West:
Exit 5c LL Tisdale,
North ~ 2.6 mi to Gilcrease Expressway (1st stop light), turn left (west)
West ~ 2.3 mi to stop sign at 41st W. Ave, turn right (north)
North ~ 5.4 mi to ROCK SCHOOL Rd, turn left (west),
(you will see a blue 'Zink Ranch' sign just before this intersection.
West ~ 4.1 miles to intersection of Hwy 97 and entrance to Zink Ranch
Turn right into Zink Ranch (cattle guard at entrance). (You will pass the Rock Fire Dept on your left first)
A volunteer will direct you through the electronic gate.
See further directions at the bottom for inside the ranch.
From south Tulsa using Hwy 75 North:
Take Hwy. 64/ 412 (Keystone Expressway) WEST to 129th West Ave. exit ( ~8.2 mi)
(You will see a green ZINK RANCH sign just before the exit.)
At the top of the exit, turn left, then right (North) onto Hwy. 97
(The arrow on the sign at the intersection points north to Skiatook, no mention of Zink Ranch)
Drive approximately 9.7 miles north on Hwy. 97 to entrance of Zink Ranch.
(The road dead ends at the intersection of Hwy. 97 & Rock School Road)
From Enid/ Stillwater (points west of Tulsa via Hwy 64/ 412):
Hwy. 64/ 412 (Cimmaron Turnpike) EAST to 129th West Ave. exit.
Turn Left at the top of the exit to cross over HWY 64/412.
Follow the directions immediately above.
From OKC via Turner Turnpike, I-44:
Exit 215, Hwy 97N Sand Springs, go north on HWY 97 approximately 8 miles
Go WEST on HWY 64/412 (Keystone Expressway) toward Stillwater/Enid.
Exit on 129th West Ave.
Follow the directions above.
****Do not go through Sand Springs on Hwy. 97, you will be very confused!
From points north of Tulsa ( you may not need to come all the way into Tulsa):
Contact Denise, email@example.com & I will send you a map of the back roads.
AT THE RANCH ENTRANCE: Once you reach the entrance of the Ranch, volunteers will direct you through the electronic gate and to the site of the lake swim. Follow the Tallchief signs.
The camp is located approximately 4.5 miles from the entrance of the ranch.
Please allow PLENTY of time to arrive, check in, & get to the swim start. There is some walking involved from the parking lot to the water front. It takes longer than you think it will to drive the 4.5 miles to the site of the swim. Please obey the speed limit signs inside the ranch. You cannot drive 50 mph on this road!!
HOTELS: The closest hotels to Zink Ranch are located in Sand Springs just off HWY 64/412 (Keystone Expressway) at the 81st Street W. Ave exit. Hampton Inn, Best Western, and Comfort Inn are located near this exit.
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