Frequently Asked Questions that are being asked about the Event?

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pick up someone else’s packet? No, don’t start being lazy on the day of the event. Please pick up your own packet (even 3 year olds with their parents) so we can write your number all over your body, just like a real triathlon. You will be a “star” for the next week if we write it in good quality, permanent marker.

Can parents enter the event? Yes, absolutely. This event is for the whole SAS Community. If you can get Uncle Skeeter and Auntie Sally off the couch, you can even enter as a relay team if you like. However, you are also welcome to “go it alone” and enter individually.

Can I transfer my registration? Give it to a friend? Sell it on Craigslist? Scalp it first thing in the morning? etc. Nope.
There are a number of reasons why, but there’s already plenty of text here. Just do it, it will be fun!

How do I get my bike to school? All Participants are encouraged to bring their bike to school on Thursday, May 4th or Friday, May 5th because the school buses will not be able to fit all the participants’ bikes on the school buses the morning of the event. The biggest size school buses can take a maximum of 2 large bikes on them. The middle size buses can take a maximum of 1 large bike. Some of the small buses have no storage, so please plan accordingly. Please check with the bus office transport.pd@saschina.org. The school, transportation office, and the event organizers will not be held responsible if you bring your bike to the bus on Monday, May 8th and there is not enough room to bring it. On May 4th or 5th please bring your bike to the Elementary School Gym (ES GYM). The bikes will be stored in a locked location over the weekend.

*Note: We really need all Triathletes to try to bring their bikes by taxi or a driver.   The SAS buses are not equipped to handle everyone bringing a bike on the day of the event (again, some buses are too small to carry any bikes at all). Please plan accordingly.

If you need to store your bike after the event as you just can’t get it home that day, we can store them in the Elementary School Gym for the night of May 8th. Please take all bikes home by Tuesday, May 9th.

Parking There will be some parking spaces near the campus. Please follow the directions of the SAS guards when you arrive at school about where to park.

YOU can take the school bus home from the event if you wrote this on your registration form.

What time should I get there? If you are a student, you should go to school all day. No skipping classes! If you are a parent, make sure to get there early enough to get a coffee at Eurest, and maybe even a chocolate croissant. Don’t worry, nobody will be watching you eat those empty calories.

Seriously, get there with enough time to park, pick up your packet, get body marking, rack your bike in transition and do whatever other things you do before a race.

Directions SAS Pudong Campus & Links Golf Course. If you don’t know where it is, you have other issues.

What if I forgot to train? It’s probably gonna hurt.

Maps Course maps are available for every leg except the swim on this packet. The swimming takes place in the pool so you can draw your own map of the pool if you want to.

Water Temperature The temperature on race day will be perfect as we are using the school pool. As well, we have the best Aquatics teachers in the whole World, so they will definitely have the pool a great temperature!

Basic Rules

  • You must treat each other, our staff and volunteers with respect.
  • You can wear a swim cap, but it must be worn only during the swim.
  • Bike helmets must be worn and buckled any time you’re on your bike.
  • Headphones, earbuds, etc. are prohibited on the bike.
  • Participants Only in the transition area.  There will be no exceptions for grandma, grandpa, junior, carts full of babies or Uncle Skeeter.
  • You are not allowed to ride your bike in transition – walking or running with it is fine. For the 9+ age groups, you will get on/off your bike outside the back gate before heading on/off the golf course.
  • The course is not draft legal.  If someone is drafting you, please feel free to clear your sinuses…in a respectful manner.
    • Drafting = riding (except to pass) within 7 meters behind or 2 meters to the side of another cyclist.
  • Any equipment left in transition after the time limit will be removed to an unsecured location.

What do I need to know about swimming? Wetsuits are optional for the swim but it is in a pool so it will really be a waste of time to wear one in my opinion unless you want to wear it while you bike, another option I would not advise. You will want to bring your own goggles.

Do I need to wear a wetsuit?  No, unless you need it to stay afloat in the pool. However, if that is the case, we suggest using a flotation device that one of the pool staff can give you.

Do I need to write my number on my body? Body Marking: You will need to get your body marked at REGISTRATION. Body marking is for safety and identification on the course.

Bike Section

Helmets are mandatory: Helmets must be worn and done up at all times.

  • Helmets are mandatory:Helmets must be worn and done up at all times.
  • “Stay Aware, Ride with Care”: Look for obstacles, ride safely and predictably. Don’t swerve and weave, keep your head up, and ride in single file on the track and/or the golf course. Please be aware of and exercise good road riding etiquette.
  • “Stay to the Right”: Unless passing another rider, ensure that you stay as far to the right of the course as you can; making it easy for other riders to pass you safely on the left.
  • No personal audio devices (iPod, headphones, etc.): These devices present distractions, and ultimately place you and other riders at risk of accident.
  • No littering: We are lucky enough to use the Links Golf Course, please do not litter on it. Throwing anything on the ground during in the ride will result in removal from the event.
  • No Public Urination: The school has bathrooms, please come back to the school if you really need to go. This is just for fun and not a timed event. Taking an extra 10 minutes on the course will not hurt your chances of getting into the best colleges.
  • Treat volunteers with kindness and respect: We want our volunteers to have a great time too. Abuse of volunteers will not be tolerated; smiles and thank-yous will.

Relay  Relay teams will high five each other in the transition area. Participants will wait at the bike.
Note: relay participants will not wait directly in front of the transition entrance/exit.

Make sure if you are a relay team, you finish the last 50 meters (holding hands, don’t be shy, you just finished a wonderful event as a team) to the finish line together. It makes for a better photo for SAS Marketing our school and this great event to the World.

Run Section  Run, Run, Run, Fun. Remember to bring a change of clothing so you can enjoy the post-event festivities. I think you will sweat, or that is the hope anyway!

Prizes You will get a medal when you finish the event and get a well-deserved pat on the back.

What are the divisions? Male and Female 3-6, 7-8, 9-12, 13-15, 16-105 years old.

Timing Timing is done with magic and pixie dust. Just joking, there is no timing for this school event. If you want to be timed, start your own watch in the pool and stop it at the finish line.

Will there be cars on the road? Yes and No.

No: If a car hits you on the track or the golf course, we have other major problems.

Yes: To get onto the golf course, you do have to cross one road (back gate #7) that we will be controlling traffic at. Please make sure to thank our wonderful Security team that will keep us safe stopping traffic while the event is on. Even with all this, please keep in mind motor vehicles are capable of squishing you, so yield when necessary as you leave the back gate to get on your bike (for the 9+ categories).

Can I use a personal music device while cycling? See answer above in bike section. Absolutely no music devices are allowed during the bike segment for obvious safety risks.

Can I use a personal music device while running? During the running segment, we prefer for athletes to NOT use music devices to maximize safety and assure athletes can hear all course marshal instructions. With that being said, we also understand that many athletes rely on music to help endure the challenge of running. To accommodate the needs of our athletes while still assuring maximum safety, here is the arrangement that we can accommodate.

-If you chose to use a personal music device, you must always keep one ear open for instructions so only one ear-bud can be used at any time.

-We also request that if you chose to use a personal music device that you keep the volume to a minimum to assure all instructions can be heard.

Will there be on-site mechanical/bike support? No, we hope that you check your bike before you come and it is working properly. If there is a problem on the course, you might just have to walk your bike in and then start the run section of the event. If for some reason you get to the event and your bike is not working, please talk to one of the volunteers. The hope is that we will have a few extra bikes that aren’t being used for the event that you could borrow if your bike cannot be fixed easily.

Where can I find lost items? Any equipment that is unmarked will be returned to the finish line during the event. After the event, we will take the lost item to the Athletic Office for 2 days. After this, we will give clothing away to Charity. Anything truly valuable will be sold at the fake market for a huge profit and the volunteers will use this money to retire. Please come to the event with all personal belongings well marked with your name and/or race number.

What should I do if my shirt doesn’t fit? If the size of the shirt you ordered does not fit, we will be hosting a ‘Shirt Swap” after the event at the finish line. We cannot guarantee you will be able to swap, since it will depend on leftover shirts, but we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Do I have to use a road or racing bike?  No. We welcome any type of bike as long as it is functioning properly with brakes and endcaps at the end of your handlebars.

*Note: try to bring your bike by taxi or a driver.   The SAS buses are not equipped to handle everyone bringing a bike on the day of the event.

Do I have to run?  No, you could walk, jog, wog, hop or prance your way to the finish line.  As long as you get there under your own volition, that is acceptable!

Will there be water on the course?  There will be one station on the run part of the course. You will have to carry your own hydration and fuel on your bike during the bike courses. We will provide a bottle of water at registration.

Will there be bathrooms on the course? The school has bathrooms, please come back to the school if you really need to go “to the loo”. This is just for fun and not a timed event. Taking an extra 10 minutes on the course will not hurt your chances of getting into the best colleges.

Where should I tell my friends and family to go to cheer me on? The best approach for your family, friends and cheerleaders is near the transition area. They can see you bike out, bike in, run out and then meet you at the finish! Tons of action for them! Or they can just hang out near the finish line after you start and then they can sit and enjoy the music and watch you swim/run in, bike out, bike in, and then head to the finish line to watch you finish. Be sure to tell them to make signs for you, bring cowbells, and bring you flowers for the finish. Especially if this is your first race, you’ve got to celebrate! It’s a big accomplishment!

Results If you go across the finish line, you have completed the event. Congratulations. You will not be timed unless you time yourself.

Photos A link to pictures of each leg will be posted on the Blog before the school year is done.

More Questions?

Ask away by emailing kevin.hill@saschina.org or scott.hossack@saschina.org

Questions are greatly appreciated, however, the penalty of repeating a question already completely addressed above is 12 delicious ounces of hot, black Americano coffee or some chocolate covered raisins.

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2017 Iron Eagle Triathlon, Monday May 8th

2017 SAS Iron Eagle Triathlon

Official Program

  1. Race Date and Venue

Race Date: May 8th, 2017

Race Location: Shanghai American School Pudong Campus

  1. Race Distance and Category
Age Group Swimming Bike Running Color
3-6 25 m 500 m 400 m Blue
7-8 125 m 950 m 400 m Yellow
9-12 225 m 3.5km 1.8km Red
13-15 325 m 6.7km(2 laps) 3.3km Green
16+ 325 m 6.7km(2 laps) 3.3km Silver

3.  Race Schedule

Date Time Activity Venue
May 8th

(Race Day)

12:00 – 14:20 Race pack pick-up, athlete check-in, Transition Area opens for Bike check-in Transition Area
14:20 Mandatory Race Briefing Transition Area
14:45 Swim Starts Aquatic center
17:30 Race closed
14:00 – 17:30 Carnival Soccer Field
  1. Registration

Entry fee: 200RMB

Registration time: March 23nd, 2017 – April 21st, 2017

How does a participant pay?

Elementary School Students (and parents of elementary students)

Please return the last section of this registration form with 200 RMB in a sealed envelope with the exact amount to your homeroom teacher.  The Triathlon Committee will pick the envelope up and take it to Veronica at the Cashier’s office.

Middle and High School Students (and parents of middle and high school students)

Please return the last section of this registration form along with 200 RMB and pay directly to Veronica at the Cashier’s office.

MS and HS students can register as a relay team for a cost of 600 RMB (3 x 200)

  1. Race Course

Notice: Swimming will be at the aquatic center. There will be different race courses due to the different age group.

(1) Age Group 3-6 

25 meter swim

500 meters bike, 1 counter clockwise loop around the track

400 meters run, 1 counter clockwise loop around the lawn and finish in the middle of football field

(2) Age Group 7-8

125 meter swim

950 meters bike, 2 counter clockwise loop around the track

400 meters run, 1 counter clockwise loop around the lawn and finish in the middle of football field

(3) Age Group 9-12

225 meter swim

3.5 km bike, 1 counter clockwise loop around the golf course

1.8 km run, 1 counter clockwise loop around the golf course, and finish in the middle of football field

(4) Age Group 13-15

325 meter swim

6.7 km bike, 2 counter clockwise loop around the golf course

3.3 km run, 2 counter clockwise loop around the golf course, and finish in the middle of football field

(5) Age Group 16+

325 meter swim

6.7 km bike, 2 counter clockwise loop around the golf course

3.3 km run, 2 counter clockwise loop around the golf course, and finish in the middle of football field 

HERE ARE THE APPROXIMATE START TIMES FOR EACH AGE GROUP:

Age Group Start Time Bib Number Color
3-6 14:45 PM Blue
7-8 15:00 PM Yellow
9-12 15:15 PM Red
13-15 15:40 PM Green
16+ 16:00 PM White

  1. Entry Information
  • The race is no timing and ranking for any of the events.  This is a FUN event for the whole family, where you place in the event does not matter.  The goal is just to complete the event
  • You are welcome to participate as a team (each do one leg of the event), but each must still pay the full registration amount.
  • Packet pick-up: 12:00-14:20 PM, near the transition area. Here you will need to know your participant number, sign the liability waiver, and collect your race bag, number, t-shirt, and swim cap. Your number will be written on your leg or arm. Feel free to do this on your own if you have a thick sharpie. Medals will be given out at the finish line when you complete the event.
  •  Required equipment list: Bicycle and helmet, closed toe shoes, swimsuit (one piece), T-shirt, towel, dry clothes, goggles.
  • Every participant will get one swim cap. Under 8 age group are allowed to use a kick board to complete the swim.
  • Transition Area  – Immediately after you get your register, set-up your biking and running equipment in the transition area.
  • Technicians will check your bike and helmet.
  • Only authorized personnel like athletes, volunteers and committee staff are allowed in. Coaches, athletes’ company and spectators should always stay outside the transition area.
  • Under 8 age group are allowed to get their parents help.
  • There will be Mandatory event briefing for participants before the events, near the track.
  • The race committee has set-up medical assistance at the school and around the course. As well, Volunteers will be on the course to assist you if needed.
  • ALL Elementary students must have at least one Parent at the event due to Safety.
  • For race safety, parents can watch the event from the edge of the race course and are not allowed on the course with the participants.
  • Participants will get one medal when they cross the finish line, which will be put on his or her neck by our lovely volunteers. They will also receive their race bag with t-shirt at this time.
  • Carnival: 14:00 – 17:30. There will be a carnival zone with music and Barbeque near the finish area, a fun carnival with yummy food, bouncy castles and music. Please bring money to pay for food.
  • RAIN OR SHINE, THE EVENT WILL GO ON! HOWEVER, IF THE AQI IS OVER 200 AT THE START OF THE EVENT WE WILL HAVE TO CANCEL. LET’S HOPE FOR SUNSHINE AND CLEAN AIR!
  • Parking:  There will be some parking spaces near the campus. Please follow the directions of the SAS guards when you arrive at school about where to park.

SAS participants, you can take the school bus home from the event.

 

 

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Triathlon results 2015

Triathlon Results 2015

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Drone video from the triathlon

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Participant and spectator information for 2015 EVENT

Hello 2015 Iron Eagle Triathlon participants and spectators,

I hope you are getting excited for the big event happening May 25th.

Click on the links below for all the details about the event:

3rd Annual SAS Iron Eagle Triathlon 2015

Iron Eagle Triathlon Participant list 2015

participants that need to borrow a bike

Here is the timeline for the day:

2:00 – 3:15PM – go to the transition area near the track to register and pick-up your participant bag, sign the waiver if you are not from SAS, get body marked and go through the equipment check.
3:00 – 3:40PM – Go to the transition area and find a white box to place your bike and other equipment you will need for the race. Please spend some time organizing your equipment so that you can transition quickly. PLEASE KEEP YOUR EQUIPMENT IN YOUR DESIGNATED BOX.
Transition area will close at 3:40PM. No one can go back into the transition area except for during the race.
3:25 – Mandatory race briefing for all participants. This will be held near the track.
3:35 – 6 and under and 7 and 8 age group at the pool ready to start.
3:40 – 6 and under age group start. (Everyone out of the transition area)
3:45 – 7 and 8 age group start. 9 and 10 age group at the pool.
3:55 – 9 and 10 age group start. 11 and 12 age group at the pool.
4:05 – 11 and 12 age group start.
4:10 – 13 and 14 age group should be at the pool.
4:20 – 13 and 14 age group start.
4:25 – 15 and over age group should be at the pool.
4:35 – 15 and over age group start.
3:50 – 6PM – SAS PTSA and Booster BBQ  – located on the softball field. PLEASE BRING RMB to pay for the food and drinks. Student cards will not work. There will be a fun carnival after the event as well. Carnival games will be blow-up climbing wall and slide, bounce house, slip and slide, A-Champ fun games, Kan Jam and more… There will also be great music as well.

A few things you should know as you are preparing for the triathlon:

1.  You can find the participant list attached.  Please find your name and race number.  This list will also be available near the registration table on event day.

2.  Registration will be near the field starting at 2:00.  You will be able to collect your race number, t-shirt, and bag at the registration table.  This will also be where you will sign a waiver if you are not affiliated with SAS and do your body marking.  Please wear your race number for the bike and run portion of the event.

3.  Most participants are bringing their own bikes.  However, if you need to borrow a bike from SAS, please ensure that your name is on the attached bike list.  Please keep in mind that the bikes are limited.

4. Volunteers will be on the course in Black shirts to help you out.

5.  Also attached is the list of things to bring.  Please be sure that you bring everything necessary to participate and have a good time.

6.  Rain or shine, the event will go on!  However, if the AQI is over 200 at the start of the event we will have to cancel.  Lets hope for sunshine and clean air!

7.  We will raffle off a variety of prizes around 5:15PM in the carnival section on event day.  This raffle is a fundraiser for the Nepal relief.  All proceeds will go to our partners at Habitat for Humanity in Nepal.  You can buy tickets before and during the triathlon.  You can find raffle tickets for sale at the registration table during the event.

8. All the proceeds from the BBQ and race entry fees will be supporting the Will Foundation. http://www.willfound.org/

We are looking forward to seeing you on May 25th!  Please feel free to invite family and friends to cheer on the sidelines and enjoy the event with us.

Swim, bike, run for fun!!!

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Welcome to the 3rd Annual Iron Eagle Triathlon!

This years event will be on Monday, May 25th 2015.   : )

The course maps and starting times will follow approximately the same schedule as last year.

Please register using the form below:

3rd Annual Iron Eagle Triathlon Registration Form

SAS Pudong community should return the form to any of the three division offices with the exact money attached by May 6th. Participants outside of SAS Pudong can email: ben.regan@saschina.org the registration form and pay on the event day at packet pick-up.

 

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Last preparations for tomorrows event.

Please click on the document below for more details:

2nd Annual Iron Eagle Triathlon Important Information

Thanks again for participating in the 2nd Annual Iron Eagle Triathlon.

Please forward this message to others that have not be receiving the triathlon information from me.

Please view the attached information so that you are fully prepared for the event.

2:55 – 3:15PM – go to the softball field to register and pick-up your participant bag, sign the waiver, get body marked and go through the equipment check.

The Links made a last minute decision to do some turf maintenance work on the golf course so the run and bike course has changed.
Please view the attached information to see the new course.

All participants will need to follow their designated age group color arrows for the bike and run course.
I have these participants that have signed up to borrow a bike. We are running short on bikes we are leading out so
please try to bring your own bike. Sorry if I left your name on this list.

Dean Kim
Alison Liu
Helena
Riley Cialetta
Sylvia
Chela Simon-Trench – 5th grade
James Lee
Nicole Fordree
Kasey Cialetta
Camille Gervitz
Sofia Simon
Kay
Maddie D.
Kate

If the AQI is over 200 tomorrow at the start of the event we will have to cancel the event. I can’t confirm at this time when we can reschedule this event.

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Food at the event and transportation after the event

Dear parents, participants and volunteers,

Thank you for signing up for the 2nd Annual Iron Eagle Triathlon coming up May 26th. Below you can view the participants that are signed up. If you see anything that is wrong please let me know ASAP.

Participant list – May 20th

I need two things from you.

1. I need to know if you will be either taking a driver home or taking the school bus after the event. The school bus will leave around 6PM. If you are taking the school bus please record what activity bus stop you will need and how many people will be traveling.

2. Please let me know if you would like to purchase a hot dog, hamburger, fruit(apple, orange or banana)  or drink(water, amino, coke or sprite).
If enough people would like to order these items to have after the event I will order it.

Please sign-on to this google.doc to fill in this information. You will need a VPN to download this document. If you do not have a VPN please email me this information. ben.regan@saschina.org
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AgLYDOmEnKhndGpwa3k5Si1OXzROaTRjQnVkbDloWkE&usp=sharing

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May 19th

Dear Iron Eagle participants,

Thank you for registered for the 2nd Annual Iron Eagle Triathlon coming up on May 26th!!! More information about the event will be coming out in the next couple of days.

An OPTIONAL Iron Eagle Triathlon information and training session will be Monday, May 19th after school from 3:05 – 4:15PM.
Participants can take the 4:30PM activity bus home when the training is done.
If you are registered for the triathlon, I encourage you to bring your swimming, biking and running stuff to practice for the event.
After Mondays practice you can leave your bike at school in a safe location until the real event on May 26th.

If you bring your bike on Monday May 19th you can walk it over to the bike rack outside the auditorium to leave there during the school day.
After school on Monday please pick-up your bike from the bike rack and bring it to the running track to meet the coaches.

Here is a list of things that will be helpful to bring for the practice tomorrow.
Bike (Bring to school with your driver or put underneath the school bus if it fits)
Bike helmet
Closed toe running shoes
Swimming suit
Towel
Biking shorts to bike and run in or athletic shorts to bike and run in.
Athletic shirt
optional: socks, swimming cap, goggles…

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Triathlon registration forms are due on April 30th, 2014

The 2nd Annual Iron Eagle Triathlon is coming up Monday, May 26th.
Elementary, Middle and High School students and parents and teachers can sign-up for this event.
The event will be at SAS Pudong from 3 – 6PM.
Registration forms can be picked up at the Elementary, Middle or High School offices.
The last day to register for this event is Wednesday, April 30th.
For more information contact: ben.regan@saschina.org
COME AND SWIM, BIKE AND RUN FOR FUN!!!!

Participants can do the swim, bike and run on their own or with a relay team. Relay teams can be groups of 2 or 3. For example one person swims and another does the bike and the run portion of the event. Or a relay team can have a group of three and each member of the team does one of the events.

Registration form:

2nd Annual Iron Eagle Triathlon May 26th Registration form

Flyer:

Iron Eagle Triathlon Flier

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