June 4, 2016
Long Lake Park Reserve
THE START OF THE MULTISPORT SEASON – YOU CAN FEEL IT IN THE AIR!
1/2 Mile Swim, 14 Mile Bike, 3 Mile Run
The time of year, location of this events, and this distances is all planned to help the multi-sport athlete start their competitive season. Whether training for the Ironman or participating in your first triathlon, we will make sure that you have an excellent experience!
The location – Long Lake Regional Park is one of Ramsey County’s premier lakes. The 219 acre Long Lake Regional Park is owned by Ramsey County and offers many different recreational opportunities. Long Lake Regional Park, consisting of 217 acres, is located in the City of New Brighton in the northwestern part of Ramsey County. The park includes 1.5 miles of shoreline on Long Lake and a natural area around Rush Lake, a non-recreational lake. This natural area of the park includes cattail marshes, oak woods and a 9 acre restored prairie. There also are 3 miles of hiking/biking trails.
The park has three main activity areas. The beach area is open for swimming from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The full service beach building offers concessions, restrooms, changing rooms and showers. Adjacent to the beach is a picnic area for families and small groups.
The second main activity area is the large group picnic area. The area includes a large picnic pavilion designed to accommodate groups up to 300 people. The pavilion includes a kitchen and restrooms. The group picnic area also features a game field, volleyball court, hiking/biking trails and a handicapped accessible play area.
The third activity area is the boat launch area on the south end of Long Lake. The boat launch area provides a concrete ramp for launching boats, parking for l5 cars with boat-trailers, parking for shore fishing, restrooms and a fishing pier.
Three miles of paved paths for biking and walking connect all areas of the park from three entrances. Vehicular access to the park is from Old Highway 8, l/4 mile south of Highway 96. Access to the boat launch area is from Long Lake Road at Interstate 694.
The course – Event includes 1/2 mile swim, 14 mile bike and 3 mile run.
The swim– The 1/2 mile swim takes place in beautiful Long Lake. Water temperatures in early June have been around 69 degrees. The swim will be a clockwise rectangle and buoys will be on your right. Swim caps are required and will be provided and color-coded for each wave. Wet suits are recommended. Lifeguards will be on kayaks and there for your safety. You will not be penalized for resting on a kayak.
The Bike– The Bike course was new in 2015 because of current road construction. People liked it so much, it will be used again ain 2016. The map is on the website. The 14 mile bike will take you through many neighborhoods in New Brighton and Fridley. This area is a favorite for many Twin Cities cyclists and should prove to be very challenging and enjoyable.
The Run– Maps are on the website. The 3 miles is entirely in the park on paved trails.
AWARDS and CATEGORIES:
Awards will be presented to the top three men and women in each AGE GROUP: 19 and under, 20 – 24, 25 – 29, 30 – 34, 35 – 39, 40 – 44, 45 – 49, 50 – 54, 54 – 59, 60 – 64, 65 – 69, 70 and above. Other categories include Elite, Athena (women over 165 lbs) Clydesdale (men over 220 lbs) and Teams- all male, all female or of mixed gender.
Medals to top 3 in each category
All finishers receive a Finisher’s Medal
Trophies to top 3 overall Male and Female
Registration is limited to the first 500
Technical/Performance T Shirts to all Participants
**Only those who are registered by Thursday, June 2 are guaranteed to get their shirt on race day Registrations received on Friday and on race day will get a shirt but may have to wait and pick it up at FrontRunner, 1665 9th Street, White Bear Lake after Wednesday, June 8
Complete entry form and mail with check/money order to:
New Bri Tri
1665 9th Street
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
December 1 – May 4, 2016 $70.00 $85.00
May 5 – June 1 $80.00 $95
Race day $90.00 $105.00
Online Registration Closes at Midnight Wednesday June 1. There will be race day registration. Paper registration will continue through race day (unless we reach 500). No registrations will be taken over the phone. Cash, check, VISA and Mastercards are accepted on race day.
RACE DAY INFORMATION
Tentative Race Day Schedule (This may change)
EARLY PACKET PICK UP: Friday, June 5 – Noon – 4 – Packet pickup at FrontRunner, 1665 9th Street, White Bear Lake, MN
You may also check in on race morning at the park, and get everything you need at that time.
We are behind the house. Come around to the east side of the building
Wave starts will be utilized with the first starting at 8:00 a.m. Expect race-day water temperature to be cool. Water temp in the first weekend in June has always been around 69 degrees. Swim caps will be provided and required for all participants. Wet suits are recommended. The swim will be a clockwise rectangle. Buoys will be on your right. Swim caps are provided and color-coded for each wave. Lifeguards will be on kayaks and there for your safety. You will not be penalized for resting on a kayak.
ANSI or Snell approved helmets are required for all participants when on the bike course. The bike course is not a closed course to traffic. All corners will have volunteers directions and safety. Please use common sense during all parts of the bike. Drafting is not allowed.
6:30 am Transition area opens for bikes and gear
6:45 am Race morning packet pick up
8:00 am Wave 1 starts
Approximately 10:30 am awards
Here are the 2015 start waves – 3 minutes apart. 2016 waves should be similar.
wave 1=Males 29 and younger, Elites and Teams
wave 2=Males 30-44 and Clydesdales
wave 3=Females 39 and younger, Athenas
wave 4=Males 45 – 98
wave 5 – Females 40 – 98
The transition closes 15 minutes before the first wave is scheduled. At that point, everyone should head for the beach for a race meeting. For safety and security, only competitors are allowed in the transition area. Riding your bike in the transition area is not allowed . Everyone must wear an approved bike helmet. Bike helmets must always be buckled.
Timing/results info – You will receive a timing chip on an ankle strap in your race packet. This chip must be worn around your ankle (either one) and not around your arm, wrist, or on your bib strap. This chip will collect your times at 5 different split areas – The Swim, Transition 1, the Bike, Transition 2, and the Run, as well as a Finish time. We will be collecting this chip at the end of the race.
Please do not leave the venue with your timing chip still around your ankle. If you unintentionally do leave with your timing chip, please mail back in your packet envelope.
Please wear your bib number on the front of your shirt/jacket
Online results will be posted at http://www.frontrunnerusa.com/our-events/results usually by mid afternoon race day
Past Race Results 2015 Results 2013 Results 2012 Results
Race Contact Information
Randy Fulton, Race Director