Columbia Triathlon Association has planned the "Dress Rehearsal" for the Iron Girl race to take place on Friday, July 31st. This will be a chance to practice your swim in the lake, and your run on the actual course (some people cycle on their own). It is a great opportunity to listen to speakers concerning the race, setting up transition areas and obtain answers to overall questions that you may have. It's also a great way to meet some of your fellow competitors. There is no limit as to how many can attend, so don't worry -- there will be plenty of space. Please bring a signed copy of this waiver with you.
When: Friday, July 31, 2009
Time: 6am - until about 10am, but you can leave at any time
Location: Centennial Park, Howard County. At the swim finish area under the Amphitheater
Parking: Inside Centennial Park on the grass. There will be volunteers and police to assist you.
Cost: Free to all pre-registered Iron Girl participants courtesy of CTA
Distances: Swim - approx. 1100 yards, Run 3.4 Miles (on the race course)
Items to Bring: Swimsuit, Goggles, Towel, Running Shoes & Apparel, Sunglasses, post event dry clothing, drink. If you wish to practice the bike course on your own, bring your bike too! There will be portable toilets available and a hand wash station. There are NOT any showers available. Since the race will be a non-wetsuit swim, we will not allow wetsuits at the dress rehersal. Please also be sure to print out and bring a signed copy of this waiver. You will turn in your waiver at the Princeton Sports tent and receive a wristband. You will not be permitted in the water without this wristband, so be sure to bring a signed copy of the waiver with you.
There will also be IronGirl apparel and other items for sale from CTA, so prepare to shop!
Misc. Details: You do NOT have to sign up in advance - just show up! But you must be registered (and paid) for the 2009 Aflac Iron Girl Triathlon (we will have a check list). You will learn swim and run tactics and also hear talks concerning transition, race nutrition, and what to expect on race day. This is a non-timed, low key, educational experience. It is meant for you to learn while having fun!
Volunteers: If you would like to volunteer, please contact Sharon.