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In this email:

1. Friday Team Dinner if you are in town @ Dominick’s Restaurant – 6PM.
2. Packet Pickup, Race Start and Finish Address
3. Race Morning Instructions for parking, suggestions from RD
4. Saturday Team Timeline
5. Saturday: Noon, Private Meeting and athlete briefing with the Race Director (Team Z only?)
6. Saturday: Team Dinner at Grimaldis at 4:30 PM
8. Sunday Team Timeline
9. Sunday: Post Race Watering Hole for war stories – Dinosaur Barbecue 6:30 PM
10. Rules Summary, Reminders: Ironman Rules are not all the same as USA Triathlon rules
11. I highly suggest you read through all of this. For example – the bike course intructions presents more rules, etc. More information in the Athlete’s Guide Found Here: http://goo.gl/LOMGWG
12. 2016 70.3 world championship qualifying – new slot allocation/roll down policy

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1. Friday Team Dinner if you are in town @ Dominick’s Restaurant – 6PM.

  • Where: Dominick’s Restaurant
  • When: 6 PM
  • Address: 1370 Burnet Ave, Syracuse, NY 13206
  • Website: dominicksrestaurant.net
  • Phone: (315) 741-5294
  • Menu: http://goo.gl/4XPV1E
  • Google Map: https://goo.gl/P9Nl5B

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2. Packet Pickup, Race Start and Finish Address

Jamesville Beach Park
3992 Apulia Road
Jamesville, NY 13078

Team Z Tents will be near the finish line, in the club area past the Expo.

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3. Race Day Instructions for parking, suggestions from RD, Spectators are in the park for the most part

Athletes and spectators will be asked to enter through Gate 3 at  Jamesville Beach County Park.  Vehicles will then be directed to park in the  Jamesville Beach Park Event Field. The parking lots will open at 4:30 a.m.

For those athletes using a GPS to get around town, Jamesville Reservoirs’  address is 3992 Apulia Rd. Anyone traveling from the north on US RT  81 may reach the park via the Rock Cut Rd. exit and travel on RT 173,  compared to traveling Jamesville Rd. to the Hamlet of Jamesville. Those
athletes joining us from the south may find it easier to use US RT 20 to  Apulia Rd. to access the park. Beginning Friday, June 17, all race traffic  must enter through Gate 3 at Jamesville Beach Park.

Vehicles are prohibited from parking along the course, including  Westshore Manor Rd., and on Cook Farms Rd. Vehicles are asked to  not park outside of the park gates. Any vehicle that parks in any of these  prohibited locations will be towed. Once the race has begun, your family and  friends coming to the event will have to use Southbound Apulia Rd. to  access the park between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Spectators may view athletes at The DeRuyter General Store along the  bike course. Spectators will have limited access to and from the park,  between the times of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. We ask that friends and family  hoping to join the festivities arrive early.  Apulia Rd. will be closed in the Hamlet of Jamesville starting at 7 a.m. and  will not open until 12 p.m. Apulia Rd. will also be closed at Palidino Rd.  (south of the reservoir) to all thru northbound traffic starting at 9 a.m. and  will not reopen until 5 p.m
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4. Saturday Team Timeline

Bring something to nibble on. Remember early 4:30 PM team dinner.

You may do whatever you choose, follow your own rituals – totally your call. If you would like to join in with the group, our plan will be to do the following. Keep in mind that our plans are fluid so be prepared to manage this process on your own should there be a reason to.

NO ATHLETE MEETING FOR YOU IF YOU CAN MAKE THE PRIVATE TEAM Z SESSION WITH THE RACE DIRECTOR

  • Meet at Team Z Tents near the club area near the finish line. 8:30/9:00 Am.
  • Bring Bikes, Swim/Run Gear
  • I will watch your gear at the Team Z Tents.
  • Hit packet pick up at 9 am.
  • Pick up Packet – starts at 9 am. Photo Identification, USAT card to show proof of current USAT membership or $15 USD (cash only) to purchase a one-day license. If you are a USAT member and forget your card, you will be required to sign the USAT waiver and purchase a  15 USAT one-day license.
  • Check in Ironman Club Tent inside Expo
  • 10/10/10 brick (I watch your stuff) I am uncertain if you will be able to get in the water. There’s nothing specific on the schedule but this is a public park.
  • 11 AM – 5 PM – Mandatory bike check in (take your gear from me after brick)

So – Summary. If you want my help, you have from 9 until noon to do…PPU, check in at club kiosk in expo, do a short brick, drop your bike at 11…then the meeting below at noon. Should work out well, one trip in. Bring something to nibble on. Remember early 4:30 PM team dinner.
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5. Saturday: Noon, Race Director Meet and Greet.

Over the years we earn points at Ironman events. One of the things we’ve spent our points on is this opportunity to do a private athlete briefing with the race director. I’m not sure if any other clubs had points and reserved, but I think it is private just for us. This is a great chance for anyone to ask specifics about the course, tips, tricks – ask those nervous questions too. Obviously he knows the course really well, and he likes doing these club sessions.

This should be unique. No way in hell this would have happened with Ironman in 2004. They’ve really seemed to open their doors.

  • What: Private/Team Z athlete briefing with Race Director
  • Where: We will meet the Race Director at the “Point Tent” at Jamesville Beach
  • When: Saturday, Noon

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6. Saturday: Team Dinner at Grimaldis at 4:30 PM

  • Where: Grimaldis
  • When: 4:30 PM
  • Address: 6430 Yorktown Cir, East Syracuse, NY 13057
  • Website: grimaldislunapark.com
  • Phone: (315) 432-4614
  • Menu: http://goo.gl/XoAoKw
  • Google Map: https://goo.gl/qEho2b

EVENT BRITE FOR SYRACUSE 70.3   or copy and paste this url into your browser:  http://teamzlurayandsyracuseraceweekend.eventbrite.com

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8. Sunday Team Timeline

  • Light Breakfast, Fruits/Coffee/Bagels/coffee/etc provided at Team Z Tents – starting at 5:30 AM
  • Parking Lots Open, 5:30 AM. TA opens at 4:45 AM. Race Starts at 7 am.
  • Team Z Bbcue Lunch at Team Z Tents until Race Ends (3:30, 4:00).

If anyone is coming/not racing, or has a family member who know their way around our trailer/grill…I would like to be able to take pictures and it would be helpful to have someone available to cook lunch for the family that are with us at our tents.  Please let me know

I also need help cleaning up. Please plan to bring comfy/change of clothes/shoes etc. We should stay at the finish line as a team until everyone is home. Then with your help we can be cleaned up and out in no time. Thanks in advance!

EVENT BRITE FOR SYRACUSE 70.3   or copy and paste this url into your browser:  http://teamzlurayandsyracuseraceweekend.eventbrite.com

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9. Sunday: Post Race Watering Hole for war stories – Dinosaur Barbecue 6:30 PM

  • Where: Dinosaur Barbeque
  • When: 6:30 PM
  • Address: 246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202
  • Website: dinosaurbarbque.com
  • Phone: (315) 476-4937
  • Menu: https://goo.gl/oJylIs
  • Google Map: https://goo.gl/oQKCwJ

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10. Rules Summary, Reminders: Ironman Rules are not all the same as USA Triathlon rules

The Complete Rules for Ironman Events for 2016 (Different than Non-Ironman Events): http://goo.gl/vy8QXD

High Level Reminders:

  • Two cards, Yellow and Blue
  • Blue Card Violations are only Drafting and Littering, 5 minutes in closest penalty tent.
  • Yellow Cards are stop and go penalties that require you to stop at the closest penalty tent.
  • Three strikes you are out, but only blue cards count for strikes (exceptions made for excessive or repeated yellow card violations)
  • Drafting is 6 bike lengths, you have 25 seconds to complete the pass.
  • Race Bib Number is required on the  run, the sticker is required on the bike and must be visible from both sides
  • No MP3 or other audio device (anything at all – including phones)
  • No fans can run with you – hand you food – take clothes/gear from you – this is called outside  assistance.
  • Wesuit Rules are 76.1 and below – legal. Between 76.2 and 83 your choice, but not eligible for awards

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10. Cut off’s

Bike: 5 hours and 30 minutes after the final athlete start. There is an intermediate  cut-off point on the bike course. Please understand that based  on permits for the roads on the course and the safety of athletes involved,  cut-off times must be respected for all IRONMAN 70.3 events.

Run: The run course will close 8 hours and 30 minutes after the final athlete  start. Each individual athlete will have 8 hours and 30 minutes to  complete the entire course. Individual athletes that take longer than 8  hours and 30 minutes to complete the entire course will receive a DNF.  There is an intermediate cut-off on the run course.

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11. More information in the Athlete’s Guide Found Here:

http://goo.gl/LOMGWG

There is a ton more information in the guide including additional rules and reminders. I highly suggest you read it.

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12. 2016 70.3 world championship qualifying – new slot allocation/roll down policy

Slot Allocation and Rolldown will be completed together in the same  ceremony for all IRONMAN 70.3 events. Athletes MUST claim their slot  in-person during the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 World championship Slot  Allocation and Rolldown Ceremony Sunday, June 19, immediately following
the Awards Ceremony at 4 p.m. Be prepared to pay the $400 USD  entry fee with CREDIT CARD ONLY; no check or cash. Prior to race day, at  least one slot shall be tentatively allocated to each Age Group category  (both male and female). Final Slot Allocation will be determined on race
day based on the number of official starters in each Age Group.

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