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The Polarbear Triathlon and Duathlon

Saturday, May 3, 2014

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Click the tab above.

Signed up and need to change your swim time? Follow these instructions:

Go to RunSignUp.com
Click Sign-in
Put in email and password
Click on Profile
Click on My Registered Race
Click on Polar Bear Race
Click edit/view my registration
Click on Questions tab and update swim time.

In 2014, the Polarbear Tri/Duathlon will have a no-refund policy (click here to read the specifics and reasons why). However, we understand that things come up and plans change. Therefore, we are offering a new option to purchase a "fully refundable entry" at the time you sign up, for an additional $20. This will provide peace-of-mind, knowing that your entire entry fee is refundable up until three days before the race. If you are interested in this option, we recommend that you read the details by clicking here.

Start Date and Time: Saturday, May 3, 2014, 8:30 am

Location: Farley Fieldhouse, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

Pre-Race Packet Pickup:

Thursday, May 1st, Gorham Bike and Ski, Portland, ME - 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Friday, May 2nd, Maine Running Company, Brunswick, ME - 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Saturday, May 3rd, Farley Fieldhouse, Bowdoin College - 6:30 am to 8:00 am

 

 

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 8:30 AM Start
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, Maine
Sprint Distance

Swim:
Pool swim 525 yards (21 lengths) with wave starts (approx 30 athletes per wave). You will be placed the appropriate wave based on the estimated swim time that you give when registering (so it is very important that it is accurate!). If you did not give an accurate swim time, PLEASE go time yourself in a pool and update your registration online. There is a 20 minute time limit to complete the swim portion of the race. If you do not complete the swim in 20 mins, you will be asked to get out of the pool. You will be allowed to finish the rest of the race, but your time will be considered unofficial and you will not be eligible for awards.
PLEASE NOTE: It is imperative that you provide an accurate swim time for 525 yards. If you give a false swim time that puts you in an inappropriate wave, we reserve the right to move you to a different wave at any point.

Bike:
11.5 mile loop course with rolling/flat terrain and ocean views on low traffic country roads. There are no aid stations, but there will be lead and sweep vehicles. You are responsible for your own water/support on the bike course. If you have mechanical issues on the bike, do not count on a mechanic coming to help you. You should have the tools and knowledge to handle a breakdown, if it were to happen. All athletes must be off the course by 11:45 a.m. If you are not finished with the bike leg by that time, you will be picked up by a sweep vehicle and returned to the transition area. You will be allowed to finish the rest of the race, but your time will be considered unofficial and you will not be eligible for awards.

Run:
3 mile off and on road course. Wide trails and quiet neighborhood streets. There will be aid stations approximately every 1 mile. This year's route will have one and a half laps of the trail. Please see course map link above for more detailed explanation.

Duathlon:
The first 2 mile run will be a shortened version of the second run, with only half a lap of the trail. The bike, second run, and transition will be the same as the triathlon. The Duathlon will begin at approximately 9 a.m.

Relays:
Relays are required to hand off the chip at their designated bike rack spot only. The cyclist cannot remove the bike from the rack before being tagged by the swimmer. The cyclist cannot tag the runner before re-racking the bike. The overall time for a relay will be the aggregate of times for each of the members.

Results:
There will be chip timing and results will be available the day after the race. Athletes will receive their swim, T1, bike, T2, run, and overall times.

Student Category:
The Polarbear offers a discount to all full-time students, regardless of age. Participants must list their institution on the entry form and may be asked to show proof of enrollment. Students will compete in their appropriate age group.

Awards:
Top 3: Male/Female overall,
Top M/F Bowdoin Student and Alumn,
Top 3 in each age category (every 5 years and U-19)
Top relay in each division (all-male, all-female, co-ed)

USAT Sanctioning:
The 2014 Polarbear will be sanctioned by USA Triathlon. If you are not an annual member of USA Triathlon, you will need to purchase a $12 one-day membership when you register.

Post-Race:
There will be an awards ceremony and plenty of food and drink, available to all athletes. It is a fun, festive atmosphere for the whole family. Stick around and hang out with your fellow triathletes. It is the perfect way to kick off the 2014 season!

Rules:
Please look over the rules - you are responsible for understanding them and abiding by them. They are available at www.usatriathlon.com.

Inclement Weather:
The Polarbear will not be cancelled for any reason other than severe conditions that pose extreme danger to athletes and volunteers. Race Management reserves the right to alter the course in whatever way they deem is in the best interest of the athletes and volunteers. This includes, but is not limited to, shortening or changing the course, removing one of the sports, postponing the start, etc. There are no refunds in the case of weather-caused changes or cancellations. If cancelled, the 2014 Polarbear will not be rescheduled.

 

Registration is now open! Sign up using the form below.

In 2014, the Polarbear Tri/Duathlon will have a no-refund policy (click here to read the specifics and reasons why). However, we understand that things come up and plans change. Therefore, we are offering a new option to purchase a "fully refundable entry" at the time you sign up, for an additional $20. This will provide peace-of-mind, knowing that your entire entry fee is refundable up until three days before the race. If you are interested in this option, we recommend that you read the details by clicking here.

Signed up already and need to change your swim time? Follow these instructions:

Go to RunSignUp.com
Click Sign-in
Put in email and password
Click on Profile
Click on My Registered Race
Click on Polar Bear Race
Click edit/view my registration
Click on Questions tab and update swim time.

2014 Entry Fees (will go up on April 4, 2014):

Triathlon/Duathlon - $83

Relay - $107

Student* - $58

*A student must be enrolled full-time and have a student ID. Price for students based on a $25 discount taken as a coupon at the end of the registration process "

This race is USAT Sanctioned. USAT members will be required to enter their USAT number during the registrtation process. Non USAT Members will be required to be a one day membership during the registration for $12

Add $20 to make entry fully refundable. Please note: RunSignUp charges a processing fee for registering online.

What is USAT? USA Triathlon ("USAT") is the national sanctioning body for the sport. Every paticipant in the Polarbear must have an Annual Membership to USAT or purchase a one-day license for $12.

The Polarbear Tri/Duathlon is once again expected to fill to capacity. Sign up early to ensure your spot in this fun kick-off to the triathlon season! 

 

 

Want to be a huge part of making PolarBear 2014 a success?

Be a Race Volunteer and Join the Fun

CHECK SOON TO SIGN UP!

We are looking for volunteers in the following areas:

Pre-Race Registration

Setup on Friday

Transition Area Monitors

Body Marking

Pool Monitors

Bike Monitors

Run Monitors

Water Stations

Finish Area

Timing Support

Post-Race Festivities

Clean-up and Break down

Volunteers receive a great race shirt, food, drink, coffee, and the excitement of being a part of an outstanding event.

For more information about specific times, responsibilities, and opportunities, please click here and send us an e-mail.

 

SWIM - The Polarbear Triathlon swim takes place in the Bowdoin College Pool. Each athlete has to complete 21 lengths (525 yards)

Polarbear Bike Course

 
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Bike Map and Directions Available to Download - Click Here

Run Map Available to Download - Click Here

Run Directions - Leave transition and follow signs to trail in woods. Go through trail onto access driveway. Go straight onto Whittier Street. Take Left onto Maine Street (stay on sidewalk). Take Left on Meadowbrook Rd. Go to end of Meadowbrook, head onto trail and take left. Run through woods about 100 yards and take left on main running path. Follow path until it exits the woods. Take right and follow perimeter of woods back to opposite corner of the playing fields. Enter woods, take right onto trail and follow it once more. After exiting the woods at the end of the trail for a second time, take a left and head to finish. TOTAL DISTANCE - 3.0 miles

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