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In order to comply with the guidelines and recommendations provided by the CDC, state and local officials, we plan on implementing the following changes to the 2020 YMCA Wrightsville Beach Triathlon to maintain social distance and minimize contact between athletes so that we can safely hold this year’s event:
All athletes and spectators will be required to wear a mask at ALL TIMES, with the exception of the race itself. From packet pickup, to race morning, walking to the start and until you get to the Blockade Runner Sound Side Beach. Masks will be required.
You are to provide your own disposable mask in the morning when you arrive. You will wear this mask to the start and then dispose of it before entering the water. At the finish, you will be given a food bag and there will be a mask in it. Please put the mask on IMMEDIATELY after you get some fluids.
Friday: 12:00pm to 7:00pm
MANDATORY Pre-Race Bike Check In: pre-race bike check in the day before the race to reduce crowds the morning of the race. We will have security to watch over the bikes Friday evening.
4 Bikes per 10ft Bike Rack: We will reduce the number of bikes to 4 per 10ft rack to keep athletes 8 to 10ft away from each other during transition
When you pick up your chip in the morning, you will also receive a temperature check. If you have a fever of any kind, you will be asked to not race. Please do not show up sick or with a fever.
You will self body mark before the event. Bib number on both arms, just above both knees and your age on the back of each calf. Have a family or friend do this for you.
Athletes will need to walk 1 mile to the start line which will increase the ability to social distance prior to race start
There will be a traffic lane Closure to Line Up Athletes 6ft Apart from Wynn Plaza to Blockade Runner
We will close the west side of Waynick Blvd. from Blockade Runner to Wynn Plaza to allow athletes to line up 6ft apart as they approach the swim start at Blockade Runner.
Causeway drive is already closed from WB Park to Wynn, so this allows people to maintain social distancing as they walk to the start.
We will have the option to check a bag as you walk up to the start, you will put your bag in a YMCA vehicle. That bag will then be taken to the finish area for you to pickup. Do not leave valuables in the bag, this would be for basics like shoes or a towel.
Athletes will start their race 5 seconds apart starting at 6:40am. This will allow social distancing to be in effect and athletes will individually start in the water to avoid a mass starting line. The start line is first come. If you want to go off first, you better be first in line. There will be no swim warm up by the swim start.
There will be no assistance at the swim finish to climb the ladders. You need to be able to pull yourself up our traditional ladders. We have a no touch policy this year and athletes must be prepared for that.
At the finish line athletes will be given a bag with pre-packaged snacks, water and a face mask to put on until they leave the site
There will be no finish line festivities, athletes will be asked to get their equipment when they finish and leave the area
There will be one aid station on the run course at approximately 2 miles. Aid stations will use bottled water and volunteers will be required to wear masks and gloves. If you require more nutrition, you will need to provide this on your own.
Event #18 in the 2020 North Carolina Triathlon Series
Distances: S: 1150 Meters - B: 11.5 Miles - R: 5K
Youth Race: S: 200m - B: 4 miles - R: 1.6 miles
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