Athlete Race Day Information
Below are links to detailed information for each race. Please check this page frequently for any future updates regarding race details. Athletes are responsible for being aware of all race details. Any last minute adjustments will be announced on race day prior to race starts.
Main Event Race: To Be Updated for 2015
Click here for 2014 Main Event Race Athlete Information (last updated 8/11/14 @ 9:45 A.M.)*
KiDs Event Race: To Be Updated for 2015
Click here for 2014 KiDs Event Race Athlete Information (last updated 8/11/14 @ 9:45 A.M.)*
* - Check back periodically for information may change prior to race day.
ATHLETE SWIM SEEDING / START TIME / POOL ASSIGNMENTS / BIB # LISTING
In an effort to maintain the overall efficiency of the event by matching like competition on the course, athletes will be seeded by their reported swim time but will alternate between the two pools. For example the number one seed will start in the Main Pool #1 and the number two seed will start in Program Pool #2. Number three seed will follow the number one seed in the Main Pool #1 and number four seed will follow the number two seed in the Program Pool #2 and so on. In summary, all odd numbered seeds (BIB #'s 1, 3, 5, 7, etc.) will start in the Main Pool #1 and all even numbered seeds (BIB #'s 2, 4, 6, 8, etc.) will start in the Program Pool #2. Final seedings will be posted on Friday, August 14, 2015.
Click here for seedings / approximate swim start times / pool assignments / BIB # Listing. (Info. scheduled to be posted by Friday, August 14, 2015) (Please note no further adjustments can be made after 8/12/15 @ 6:30 PM - all seedings will be based on information inputted by the registrants)
IMPORTANT NOTICE for PACKET PICK-UP: Pre-event packet pick up location has been changed from last year's location back to the Woodridge Park District's Community Center, 2600 Center Drive, Woodrigde, IL 60517 on Friday, August 14, 2015 from 5PM to 8PM and Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 9AM – 3PM.
HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2015 EVENT:
- Woodward Avenue re-paved
- Finishing Medals for both Main & KiDs events will be handed out to each athlete that crosses the finish line.
- Expanded winning age categories for both Main & KiDs events.
- Pool assignments – Odd numbered BIB’s (1, 3, 5, etc.) are assigned to the Main Pool #1 and Even numbered BIB’s (2, 4, 6, etc.) are assigned to the Program Pool #2. This is in an effort to improve the overall efficiency of the event by matching like competition on the course. Athletes will be seeded by their reported swim time but will alternate between the two pools.
- For athlete safety, only athletes will be permitted in the transition zones for both the Main and KiDs Events. The only exception is PARENTS OR GUARDIANS OF ATHLETES AGES 7 & UNDER, who will be provided a wristband to gain access within the transition zone only. Failure to comply with rules may result in disqualification of the athlete.
- To increase space for athletes at the transition bike racks, racks will be limited to a maximum of six (6) bikes.
- Widened Bike Route: in order to improve biker safety and on-course passing maneuvers, the two southbound lanes on Woodward Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from 83rd Street to 101st Street, consequently widening the bike course dedicating a full traffic lane for bikers in each direction.
- Regular T-shirts included in the registration fee will be 100% polyester fabric – a more suitable light-weight running fabric.
- To redeem your post-race food and beverage items, just show your BIB number. Valid I.D.s are required to show proof of age for those wishing for a beer. For spectators, food and beverages will be available for sale.
- Shanahan’s will be providing healthy food alternatives (e.g. veggie burger) this year.
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