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United States Police and Fire Championships (USPFC)
8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., #107. San Diego CA 92111
Tele. (858) 571-9919 FAX: (858) 571-1641 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S.A. Triathlon Guidebook (USAT)
1365 Garden of the Gods Rd. Suite 250, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Tele: (719) 597-9090 FAX: (719) 597-2121 Website: www.usatriathlon.org
MEN: Individual Team (3 Man)
MIXED TEAM: 3 Person
Team (3 Woman)
(At least one of each sex)
Men’s and Women’s Individual events will be offered in the following age categories:
18-29 50-54 30-34 55-59 35-39 60-64 40-44 65 + 45 – 49
Men’s Individual Heavyweight (200 lbs & over): Open (Only)
Men’s and Women’s Team events will be offered in the following age categories:
18 – 29 40 – 49 30 – 39 50 +
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OFFICIALS Sport Coordinator
Six officials, two on each of the three segments. These officials will monitor the competitors throughout the course. They may disqualify competitors in case of any rule violation.
Timing should be handled by an experienced triathlon company. A chip timing system would be preferred.
Three assistants to the Coordinator. These assistants should be assigned one of the three sports involved in this event.
Spotters should be at all corners and intersections for safety purposes. Personnel for aid stations are required for the cycling and running courses.
Ambulance: An ambulance must be on scene before the race may begin if the response time for emergency personnel is greater than 20 minutes to venue. The ambulance will be staffed with a minimum of 2 Paramedics.
Host shall provide an EMT on-site during the competition. Basic medical supplies, such as a first aid kit will be provided by the Host at each venue. Communications shall be available at each venue and preparations made in case it is necessary to summon emergency services.
The course will consist of an approximate 1 mile swim, a 25 mile cycling course and a 10K running course. All three segments will be professionally calibrated by qualified individuals or organizations.
Bicycles: Unlimited as to type (no motor driven vehicles).
Wristbands: Used to identify team members. Must be passed from one team member to another.
Safety Helmets: A full cycling helmet must be worn by all cyclists. All safety helmets are provided by the competitors.
Water Jugs, paper cups for running course.
Water Bottles should be provided by competitors.
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Orange (or bright colored) swim caps are required for the swim. Caps should be provided by competitors.
Equipment required to be provided by competitors will be addressed in the Confirmation Letter.
Point System (See Bracketing Rules)
Total time of all three sub-events.
All splits should be recorded.
GENERAL SPORTS RULES for Triathlon
Each team will consist of three members, except in the men’s singles and women’s singles divisions. Each team will have one team wristband which must be passed from one team member to another as the relay progresses. Winning teams will be the team whose runner crosses the finish line first.
A competitor on a bicycle MUST yield to another competitor who wishes to overtake and pass (No Hindrance). No “drafting” will be allowed in cycling portion of the race. The route will be monitored and any competitor who does not adhere to the rules of the race will be disqualified.
Helmets are required during the cycling portion of the race.
Team members other than runners are not to cross the finish line.
In the singles competition, one competitor will complete all three segments of the TRIATHLON. Each competitor in the singles divisions is permitted to change footwear whenever it may become necessary in the race.
Numbered racing bibs must be worn in a visible manner, except in those events not applicable. Bibs are provided by the Host Agency.
Assistants experienced in Triathlon should be stationed in the transition area to assist the athletes in the transition. Each competitor will be asked by the assistants before the race if he/she (the competitor) would like assistance with shoes, wetsuits, etc. The transition area shall be closed to all but competitors and officials. A minimum of 30 transition assistants should be named and provided. No other assistance may be provided.
Competitors may be given non-alcoholic beverages as nourishment during the race.
Non-Completion of the Race: All competitors who are unable to complete the entire race for any reason must check in with a race official as soon as possible.
Finish of Race: Immediately upon crossing the finish line each competitor must present his wristband to the finish line official(s) along with the competitor’s name.
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A team competitor may only compete in one of the three segments of the Triathlon.
Competitors may only compete in one event. For example: An individual competitor may not swim the first segment of the team event. A men’s team swimmer may not also swim the first segment of the mixed team.
A maximum of 29 sets of medals (1st through 3rd) for Individual events; and 24 sets of medals (1st through 3rd) for Team events, will be required. USPFC will advise you of the number of sets needed based on total entries, plus a reasonable margin.
THE GENERAL RULES APPLY TO ALL SPORTS.
YOU MUST BE FAMILIAR WITH ITS CONTENTS.
PRECISE RESULTS MUST BE FORWARDED
TO THE HOST COMMITTEE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE CONCLUSION OF THIS SPORT
The USPFC Director assigned to your sport is knowledgeable and experienced in providing assistance during the preparation and running of the sport. Questions, a detailed accounting of your preparations, and any area requiring approval of the USPFC shall be submitted in a timely
manner to this USPFC Director.
The USPFC Directors want to work with you to make your sport a success.
PLEASE USE THE USPFC DIRECTORS AS A RESOURCE.