Saturday, July 13 - Sunday, July 14, 2013
USMS Sanction: 373-W004
Rogue Valley Masters
Open Water Registration
|Swimmer Registration||Mon, May 20, 2013 12:00 AM PDT||Wed, July 3, 2013 09:00 PM PDT|
10K, 5K, 2.5K, 1500M and 3 x 500M Pursuit Sprint Relay
LOCATION & COURSE: Applegate Lake is located in the heart of the Siskiyou Mountains in southwestern Oregon. The course will consist of multiple 2.5K loops depending on your race selection. Water temperature on race day has varied from 70-74 degrees Fahrenheit and will be posted.
ELIGIBILITY: This event is open ONLY to 2013 USMS members or foreign equivalents. Eligibility will be automatically verified for online entries. A legible photocopy of 2013 USMS card or foreign equivalent MUST accompany mailed entries. USMS “One-Event” membership is will be available for adults 18+ for all swims.
RULES: Current USMS rules will govern this event. In the 10K swim, only Category I swimwear is allowed. In the remaining swims, Category II suits –including wetsuits—are allowed but will be scored in a separate category.
START/FINISH: All swims will start in the water and finish on the beach near the water’s edge. Each 2.5K loop roughly follows the contours of the lake shore on the way out and is approximately a straight line back to the start/finish area.
SAFETY—OUR PRIMARY CONCERN: Safety boats will monitor the entire course and medical personnel will be on-site. Swimmers must wear the swim cap provided, must have their race number on their arms, and must follow all announced safety rules without exception. 10K & 5K swimmers may provide their own beverages which will be placed on a table in 4-foot deep water near the starting line. Time Limit: Swimmers who cannot complete the 10K in 4.5 hours or the 5K in 2.5 hours should NOT enter; swimmers on the course after these time limits may be stopped and listed as DNF in the results.
RACE SCHEDULE (subject to change if conditions warrant):
Saturday, July 13:
6:45am Check-in/Registration opens for 10K, 5K, & 2.5K
7:45am Check-in/Registration closes
7:45am Pre-race instructions for all three races
8:15am Start of 10K
8:25am Start of 5K & 2.5K
Sunday, July 14:
8:00am Check-in/Registration opens for 1500M
9:00am Check-in/Registration closes
9:00am Pre-race instructions for 1500M
9:30am Start of 1500M
11:00am Pre-race instructions for Pursuit Sprint Relay
11:20am Start of 3 x 500M Pursuit Sprint Relay
RACE DIRECTOR: Andy Gramley, email@example.com (206)660-6322
REGISTRATION: Save time, paper, & errors by registering online! Or, register by mail. Online entries for all events MUST be received by 9pm PDT, July 3. Paper entries must also be received by July 4. Submit your entry on time!
ENTRY FEES: The 10K swim is $40. The 5K, 2.5K & 1500M swims are $30 each. Race-day entries (for individual swims) are an additional $10. The Pursuit Sprint Relay is free. Entry fee includes swims, a souvenir swim cap, and a post-swim lunch for the entrant. NO REFUNDS after the entry deadline.
OREGON OPEN WATER SERIES: All swims count towards the cumulative season series. The 10K and the 1500M are featured swims (22-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2 points.) The 5K and the 2.5K swims are qualifying swims (11-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 points.) The relay is a participation swim (7 points.)
T-SHIRTS: Swimmers may pre-order commemorative t-shirts for $15. A limited number of shirts will be for sale at the event for $15 or if supplies run out on race day, t-shirts can be ordered and mailed for $20.
DIRECTIONS (Mapquest: Applegate Lake, Jacksonville, OR): From either north or south on I-5, take exit #30 in Medford and go west, following the signs to Hwy 238 west to Medford and Jacksonville. After passing through Jacksonville, Hwy 238 continues to Ruch. Turn left onto Applegate Road and follow the signs to Applegate Lake (18 miles from Ruch). Proceed past the Applegate dam for another .7 miles until you reach Hart-Tish Park, and turn left into the park. Driving time from the I-5 exit to Hart-Tish Park is approximately 45 minutes. NO DOGS ALLOWED AT RACE SITE. Please note: There is no cell coverage at Applegate Lake.
PARKING: Cost is $5 per car/per day & will be collected at the entrance to Hart-Tish Park.
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