Sunday 9 June 2013 at Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park, 30 km east of Halifax harbour on highway #207.
This year we are expanding the main race to ITU Olympic duathlon length (10k/40k/5k) or as close as we can with the constraints of the course.
We also offer a Sprint Duathlon race of 5k/20k/2.5k starting 30 minutes earlier.
Directions to the beach
Take Portland Street from Dartmouth. This becomes Cole Harbour Road, which becomes Hwy 207. Keep going until you hit the beach. Directions to the beach
$45 until Tuesday night June 4th (11:59pm) (both olympic and sprint)
$50 on the rest of Race week (Wednesday 5th, Thursday 6th, Friday 7th)
$60 on Saturday 8th and on Race Morning. online registration closes Saturday at 5:00 pm
$25 discount for ages 16-19: $20 until June 4th, $25 in race week, and $35 last minute.
2 person relay teams $70 until Saturday at 5.
Every participant must be a member of Triathlon Nova Scotia: $20 for the day (pay at the Beach), $40 for the season. TNS membership Your Nove Scotia membership is also accepted at any other race n PEI and Newfoundland. If you joined a club, you have joined the associaion.
You may also enter in the store, or download this entry form and fax it in. Most choose to enter online. If you enter at the store, your name will appear the next day on the atlanticchip site.
Volunteers are crucial to the success of any event like this. Last year's volunteers have free entry into this year's race. If you would like to help out, let Paul know - 425-1756
early registrants can pick up bib number at Cyclesmith Friday 6 - 9pm, or Saturday 9 - 5
Bring warm clothes to the beach. We have requested a warm day with no wind or fog, but ...
Race Day Registration will be under the tent beside the Finish Area, starting at 7:30 am.
Table 1 - TNS table - Buy your race day or season membership here. Or, if already a member of TNS, just check in with Sarah and pick up the wrist band which you will wear for the race.
Table 2 - Race kit pick up
for Race Day registration pay $60, Complete the entry form, and show TNS membership wristband
confirm Olympic, Sprint or Enticer/youth race
Pick up Race Kit with Bib number - to be pinned to Front of shirt, Body marking on shoulders, bike number goes on seatpost
no Chip timing this year, so your number must be visible if you wish your time to be recorded.
There is no bike check, although mechanical assistance is available. The Sprint race will start at 8:30 AM, the Olympic at 9am and the enticer/Youth Wave at 9:30.
Transition Area and Bike Racks
The Bike Racks, Transition and Registration are located in the Parking lot past the Canteen and Beach Hut.
Sprint Start and Run1 - 8:30 start
RUN 1: 6.15 km
Description. The Sprint duathlon will use the traditional Cyclesmith R1 route and according be 1 km longer than a traditional Sprint duathlon. This is for logistical reasons. , west on the 207 to the Church (ca. 3.2 km; water table) where turn and retrace route to Atlantic View Trail (ca. 4.2km). Here, take left off 207 and follow trail to intersection with 207. Cross 207 (Staffed by RCMP). On to boardwalk, enter transition .
Assembly and Race Meeting at 8:15 in the transition area. A 5 minute warmup will be offered after the briefing.
Then move on to the road beside the transition area. A police cruiser will lead the field, west over the Hill, back towards town.
Run Start: Participants will start on the road (#207) directly beside the bike racks. Run facing traffic. MacDonald House is at the top of the Hill and is the 1 km mark. This is the turn for the youth race. The bridge is being rebuilt on the highway this year but it should not be a problem. Run around the cone at the 2.5 km mark just past Calvin United Church, grab some water if desired. The second half of the run is on the Rail Trail and misses the Hill. Follow the rail trail across the 207 and run the last 500 metres through the Beach parking lot. Watch for traffic as you enter the parking lot. The Police Officer will be on scene.
Run 1 Finish: through chute to timing mat 1 and into transition area. Ensure helmet chin strap is fastened, then grab your bike and walk bike through the transition to cones which mark the mount line. You may then Run or Ride your bike along the 80 metres of gravel to the highway. Turn right onto the road. The gravel is often potholed but can be ridden.
Description: Eastwards on the 207 to the Rose and Rooster Bakery (10.6 km) in Grand Desert. U-turn in parking lot on right. Rejoin 207 (left turn across carriageway) and retrace route to TZ (21.2 km).
Sprint Second Run
Trail Run - After hanging up your bike, run through the transition to the Canteen/Beach Hut, do a u-turn onto the boardwalk at the Beach Hut and run back east along the Rail Trail parallel to the bike route. The trail narrows in places to a single person width, so beware of returning runners at the 1 km mark. The run crosses a footbridge at 3.2km.
New for this year, run 200 metres past the bridge to Graham Settlement Road. Turn around and run back the way you came. We will not run on the road. There will be arrows and marshalls.
Youth Run: The second run turn is at the 1km mark where the boulders block the ATV's from accessing the dunes at the driveway to the B&B on Wyndenfog Lane.
Olympic Run 1 - 9am start
RUN 1: 9.8 km
Description. First 6 km use the traditional Cyclesmith R1 route except bring start to cross-over of Atlantic View Trail and 207 to avoid cross-over with returning Sprint duathlon. West on Rte 207 to the Church (ca. 3.2 km; water table) where turn and retrace route to Atlantic View Trail (ca. 4.2km). Here, take left off 207 and follow trail to intersection with 207. Cross Rte 207 (Staffed by RCMP). On to boardwalk, pass TZ (water table). Follow traditional R2 route along Atlantic View Trail. U-turn at the trail-head that links Horseshoe to the Atlantic View Trail (ca. 8.0 km; Water Table; billboard sign). Retrace to TZ.
Olympic Bike - 35 km
BIKE: 34.8 km
Description: Eastwards on the 207 without turning to the Dept Highways/Public Works (17.4km). Seaforth is at 5 km, Grand Desert at 10 km. Go over the 101 highway and just before Porter's Lake, turn around the cone in the parking lot of the Nova Scotia Dept of Transportation truck garage, and return on to Hwy 207 to the transition. U-turn in parking lot on right. Rejoin 207 (left turn across carriageway) and retrace route to TZ (34.8km).
Olympic Run 2
Run 2: 5 km.
DESCRIPTION: Exit transition to boardwalk. Run west along boardwalk and Atlantic View Trail to Turnaround (2.5 km; Water table; sign). Retrace route to finish-line (5km; water table; food).
This race is sanctioned by Triathlon Nova Scotia and is conducted by Race Officials, or Technical Delegates. The purpose of the sanctioning is to ensure the race is fun and everyone plays fairly. Police and marshalls are on scene, but the road is not closed.
Bicycle helmets are required.
Bicycles must have at least one brake (single speed and fixies are allowed)
Lots of fun at the Beach this year. Thank you to all 100 athletes for choosing to race with us. Thank you also to my friends and fellow triathletes who volunteered to make Sunday morning run so smoothly.
Overall results from chip timing here Youth Results here
We have put the results on one page here Check out the Worlds Qualifiers on the Third tab.
If you wish to go to the World Duathlon Championships next year in Spain, let me know. If you won your age group, you are eligible to apply. check the "worlds" tab here for your name. I will highlight the athletes who have accepted. If you came 2nd or 3rd in your age group and would like to go compete (and travel!) in Spain, you have qualified if the person ahead of you in your age group declines the spot.
Cyclesmith has held this race every year we have been open and we are pleased to have so many athletes return year after year. The first two events were held at Kearney Lake before moving to Lawrencetown Beach in 1989. In the '90's, the bike ride was a loop around Porter's Lake and the run was out and back twice toward West Lawrencetown. In 1997 to 1999, the Race was held in Portuguese Cove with a ride to West Pennant.
The race site moved back to Lawrencetown Beach in 2000, and took over the east parking lot. With the rebuilding of the bridge on the rail trail to Three Fathom Harbour in 2003, a trail run option became available.
With increased vehicle traffic on Highway 7, the ride was changed in 2004 to an out and back. It is now easier to see your arch-rivals! ...and to encourage your friends as they pass. The path on the second run was improved in 2011, allowing the second run to be out and back, all on the rail trail, instead of looping around.