Schedule


Packet pick-up

Friday, February 7th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
@ Dash Sports
741 West Montrose St, Clermont, FL 34711

Saturday, February 8th
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
@ Cherrylake (race site)
7836 Cherry Lake Rd, Groveland, FL 34736


Race morning

6:30 AM - Packet pick-up/Race Day Registration
7:00 AM - Duathlon Transition opens
8:00 AM Age Group Duathlon Wave
8:05 AM 10k & 5K Start

Additional Details


Event transfers

Did you train a little more or a little less than you thought you would? You may log in to your runsignup.com account and transfer to a different distance or race. The only cost will be the difference between the race for which you signed up and the current price of the race you now want to do, plus the transaction fee. If you transfer down there will not be a refund. Event transfer deadline date is Feb 1, 2020. We will not field requests to transfer via email the week of the race.


USAT License

The duathlon race requires a one-day or yearly USAT license. To learn more, visit teamusa.org.


Bib gifting

Did something come up in life or an injury? We will miss you! But you are allowed to transfer your bib to another participant at no extra cost. Log in to your runsignup account and you can gift the registration to someone else at no extra cost. Yes, you can ask the person for the entry fee, but we don't have to know about it. The t-shirt size will remain the same as what you registered. Bib gifting deadline is Feb 1, 2020. We will not field requests to transfer via email the week of the race. If you still want to be a part of the day, we can always use more volunteers!


Awards

Awards will be given for top 3 overall Male and Female in the 5k, 10k and Duathlon and top 3 in each 5 year age group in the Duathlon and top 3 in each 10 year age group for the 10k. Awards will be available the day of the race at the awards ceremony immediately following the race.


Where to stay

The following local hotels have room blocks available for this race at a discounted rate. Please contact any of the following locations to book your stay, and make sure to mention you are with the Cherrylake Farm Races.

Holiday Inn Express Clermont
(352) 243-7878
Distance from Farm Races: 8.9 miles

Home2Suites
(352) 227-2900
Distance from Farm Races: 9.8 miles

Fairfield Inn Clermont
(352) 394-6585
Distance from Farm Races: 9.5 miles

Race Day Rules

A Message from the Head Referee to all age-group competitors…
Welcome to this USA Triathlon sanctioned event. You are racing under the USAT Competitive Rules. In order to minimize misunderstandings on race day, I hope you will take the time to read the following summary of the Position Violations, which you know as the drafting rules. I have reduced the Position Rules to the following concepts, which everyone can remember:

  • Ride on the right side of your lane.

  • Keep three bike lengths between yourself and the cyclist in front of you.

  • Pass on the left of the cyclist in front, never on the right.

  • Complete your pass within 15 seconds.

  • If passed, you must drop completely out of the zone, to the rear, before attempting to re-pass.

  • Remember you are racing in a USA Triathlon sanctioned event and there are USAT certified referees on the course to ensure fairness in the competition. There will be NO WARNINGS if you commit a foul during competition.

  • Triathlon is an individual event and you must take personal responsibility to understand the rules and avoid penalties.

  • At the end of the race all citations by the marshals are reviewed by the Head Referee who then decides if a penalty should be assessed. The Head Referee’s ruling is final in the case of Position Violations and there are no protests or appeals of Position penalties.

  • Marshals commonly cite the following violations:

    Position– riding on the left side of the lane without passing.

    Blocking – left side riding and impeding the forward progress of another competitor

    Illegal Pass – passing on the right.

    Overtaken - failing to drop back three bike lengths before re-passing

    Drafting – following a leading cyclist closer than three bike lengths and failing to pass within 15 seconds.

  • Though Position Violations carry a time penalty for first offense, two citations will result in an additional penalty and if you are cited for three violations, you will be disqualified. Be sure to check the penalty sheet before you leave the race site and have a chat with the Head Referee if you have any questions.

  • Make sure your helmet is a CPSC approved model. All helmets legally sold in the US are CPSC approved but if you purchased your helmet in a different country it might be illegal for use in sanctioned events.

  • While on your bike, always have your chinstrap securely fastened - before, during and after the event! The chin strap rule is easy to follow, so don’t forget – that’s a DQ!

  • Wear your race numbers, don’t leave your trash on the course, and don’t carry or use any portable audio devices.

  • Remember to treat other athletes, volunteers, and officials with courtesy and consideration. Failure to do so is called Unsportsmanlike Conduct and you will be disqualified.

    All that being said, I hope you have a great race, lots of fun, and achieve all your goals.

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