Dr. Adair was an Orthopedic Surgeon for Springfield Clinic and Founder of Memorial SportsCare. Race day includes both a Competitive and Non-Competitive triathlon.
How to enter the Dan Adair MD Memorial Triathlon
- Triathlon: Swim 0.1km, Bike 6mi, Run 1mi
- Triathlon: Swim 0.4km, Bike 12mi, Run 3.1mi
Dan Adair MD Memorial Triathlon routes
The Non-Competitive (NC) swimmers will enter the water feet first; no diving. Diving headfirst will result in disqualification due to safety concerns.
NC will swim 25 yards to the wall at the end of the lane and then go under the lane line and enter lane 2. Swimmers then continue each 25 yard swim as above, changing lanes at the wall for a total of 100 yards.
Swimmers will be sharing lanes and will enter the water on the signal from the starter at about 10 second intervals. If you need to pass a slower swimmer, touch them on the feet and pass at the walls when going under the lane lines.
Competitive swimmers will enter the water feet first; no diving. Diving headfirst will result in disqualification due to safety concerns.
Competitors will swim 25 yards to the opposite wall at the end of the lane and then turn around in the same lane and return to the other end, for a total of 50 yards in one lane.
They then go under the lane line and enter lane 2, where they swim to the opposite wall and turn around in the same lane for another 50 yards. They continue the 50 yard swims changing lanes only after they serpentine at the wall for a total of 400 yards.
Swimmers will be sharing lanes and entering the water on the signal from the starter at about 10 second intervals. If you need to pass a slower swimmer, touch them on the feet and pass on the right while being aware of a potential swimmer coming at you from their return in the same lane.
The bike course is largely open to traffic. All intersections will have traffic control with race marshals and/or police, but racers should pay attention to their surroundings and race accordingly. If in question, follow police directions; don’t trust the traffic.
Both bike courses are out and back courses; the roads will be marked in advance of the turn-around.
Non – Competitive Mini riders will turn around on Bunker Hill Rd. at mile 3.
Competitive Sprint riders will turn around on Farmingdale Rd. at mile 6.
The Non Competitive entrants will rack their bikes between the Orange signs on the bike racks. These riders will also follow the Orange route arrows on the roads and the Non Competitive Signs.
The Competitive entrants will rack their bikes between the Yellow signs on the bike racks. These riders will also follow the Yellow route arrows on the roads and the Competitive Signs.
Due to the relatively short distance of both the Non Competitive and Competitive bike courses there are no water stops on the courses. Triathlon is a self reliant, individual sport and all entrants are expected to carry at least one water bottle on their bike and be comfortable with using it while in motion.
There is a porta pot at the Sprint Turn Around on Farmingdale Rd.
Pursuant to USAT rules, water stops for the bike are only required for distances greater than Olympic events.
Please be smart and carry at least a 1 liter water bottle on your bike.
The run course is mainly open with volunteers and police at key positions. Run on the left unless otherwise instructed and pay attention to the volunteers and police.
Non Competitive runners will follow the Orange route arrows and Non Competitive signs.
Competitive runners will follow the Yellow route arrows and Competitive signs.
Roads for the bike and run courses will be marked with signs, arrows, cones, volunteers and where needed police.
Please review both the bike and run course routes on the website map. You are expected to know the courses; it is not the responsibility of the volunteers or police.
Water stops will be at the Mini Turn Around at .5 miles and at approx. 1 mile and 2 miles on the Sprint Course.
You should also know all relevant USAT rules for the event. Please visit www.usatriathlon.org for details on swim, bike and run rules and best practices.
During race week you will be sent, via email, Race Day Information that will discuss specifics such as swim patterns, bike rules, handling and drafting. In the packet will be a Message from the Head Referee, you should read and understand the ref’s message.
USAT officials will be on course looking for bar end plugs, helmet certification, buckled chin straps, drafting and other violations. Read and adhere to the rules and you will be fine.
Dan Adair MD Memorial Triathlon weather forecast
Rain starting in the afternoon.
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