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HamTrek

David Thompson
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HamTrek Rules

Eligibility

Hamtrek is open to all students, employees and their immediate families. Hamilton alumni and Clinton residents are also welcome to participate. Non Clinton residents may also participate (with a $50.00 minimum donation to the Shawn Grady Memorial Fund). All participants must register online.

Race Day Check-In

All participants must personally check-in at the registration desk (located in the Bristol Pool lobby) on the day of the event. The check-in/registration desk will open at 12:00 pm and close at 3:00 p.m.

Important Notes

  1. Any inebriated participants will not be allowed to compete
  2. Follow any and all instructions given by HamTrek organizers and volunteers.

Swim

  1. Arrive ON TIME at the pool to begin your swim heat! If you miss your start then you miss your chance to compete. You have 15 minutes to complete the swim. If, after an honest effort, you can not complete the swim in the allocated time, you will be permitted to continue in the race.
  2. No diving. HamTrek will start with a push-start off the bulkhead in the pool.
  3. Three swimmers will be assigned in each lane. Make sure to circle swim(stay to the right).
  4. WALK when exiting the pool to the transition area. Slippery surfaces will be encountered!

Transition #1

  1. Follow the designated path from the pool to the transition area. 
  2. Individuals: Be sure to cross the T1 timing mat before proceeding to your assigned chair to change into bike gear. Make sure that all your gear is on (helmet's mandatory) then  proceed to the bike rack located in Dunham parking lot.
  3. Teams: Meet your swimmer after he/she crosses the T1 timing mat and enters the designated team transition area located adjacent to the Dunham parking lot. Be sure to transfer the timing bracelet from your swimmer's ankle to the biker's ankle. Then biker proceeds to the bike rack located in Dunham parking lot.
  4. All: Walk your bike to the designated mounting point. Leave and return to Dunham lot in designated lanes. Do not cross over the lanes.

Bike

  1. NO DRAFTING
  2. Pass on the left and allow two lengths to pass before returning to the bike lane.
  3. Use extreme caution at all intersections and reduce speed keeping in mind that the local roads are still hazardous for riding this early in the spring!
  4. Be sure to complete two full laps of the designated bike course.
  5. No earbuds or Headphones.

Transition #2

  1. Follow the designated paths as you return to Dunham lot. Dismount bike at designated point and walk your bike to the bike rack.  
  2. Individuals: After hanging your bike proceed to your assigned chair to change into running gear. Once your running gear is on, be sure to cross the T2 timing mat and follow the designated path to Love field to start the run course.

    Teams: After hanging your bike, proceed to the designated team transition area to meet your runner.  Be sure to transfer the timing bracelet from your biker's ankle to your runner's ankle.  Runner must then be sure to cross the T2 timing mat and follow the designated path to Love field to start the run course.

Run

  1. Areas of the course will have runners going out and runners returning. Be sure to stay to the right and follow the correct arrows. Volunteers are located along the course to help guide you.
  2. Complete the full cross country course. Do not cut off any part of the course. We are watching!

Finish

  1. Be sure to cross the timing mat as you cross the finish line.  Once you cross the finish line, keep moving forward so that you do not block the finish line timing mat area and proceed to the timing chip return area.  Volunteers will assist you to remove your ankle bracelet.
  2. Be sure to stay around the finish area to enjoy the post race activities.  Meet your friends, enjoy some food and music.

Awards

Official race results and awards cermony will take at aproximately 8:00 p.m.

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