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3 Mile Biathlon

This event has been cancelled for 2014

Hudson, WI

 

Overview

At Tri Fitness we try to provide an experience that defines much of what we do and love: a little bit of sweat and a lot of fun! The “Beat the Freeze Biathlon” offers a perfect mix of the two.

You’ll get the chance to sweat as you run, walk or snowshoe our course; The “Fun” comes in between laps as you take aim at various targets with paintball guns!*

*  Minimum age of 10 years for paint ball guns.  Parental guardian signed permission required if under 18 years.

 

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Registration

 

  Are you a Tri Club member?  Get 25% off the race fee by registering in the store!

 

 

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Packet Pick-Up

Your race packet will include your race bib and complimentary beanie.

Pick up your race packets at our retail store at 1340 Highway 96 East in White Bear Lake (get directions).

Thursday, January 23th, 2014   10am-8pm

Friday, January 24th, 2014   10am - 6pm

 

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Race Location

Once again, this race will be held at beautiful Perch Lake in the Homestead Parklands at Hudson, WI (about 25 minutes from White Bear Lake).  Click here for a map.  The official address is 550 Perch Lake Road, Hudson, WI 54016.

 

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Schedule of Events

10:00 am - Parking areas open and race-day registration begins

10:55 am - Final course updates (near start line)

11:00 am - START OF BIATHLON!!!

There is no time limit - we’ll stay out until the last person finishes :)

 

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Course Profile

This will probably be the flattest course you’ve ever run...it’s on the ice for goodness sakes!

You will start/finish near the target area.  Runners will make one loop around the lake, going counter-clockwise around the OUTSIDE of the orange cones.

Once you return to the Start line, you'll transition to the “shooting” area where each athlete will have the opportunity to try their marksmanship.  Successful attempts at hitting the target are met with thunderous applause; missed targets result in penalties - these are physical in nature (navigating a small penalty loop before re-joining the course, push-ups, jump-squats, etc...).

Once runners have completed their tasks on the shooting range, its back out for another lap.
The entire course will be completed as such: run - shoot - run - shoot - run.

 

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Awards and Prizes

Every participant receives a “Beat the Freeze” beanie to help keep the ol' noggin insulated.  No additional awards will be given - this is a “for fun” event!

 

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Results and Photos

 

RESULTS

PHOTOS

 

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Refund / Cancellation Policy

This policy has been created in fairness to all the athletes so that equal opportunity exists for registering for all Tri Fitness events.

Tri Fitness reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule an event in the event of inclement weather, emergency, or natural disaster.  In the event of such a cancellation, there will be no refund of entry or processing fees.   If Tri Fitness decides to cancel an event for reasons under our control, entry fees will be refunded to existing registrants.

There are no race transfers on race day, even if a registered athlete is a no-show and a slot is available.  This is to ensure that events start on time, for safety considerations and event management.

Severe Weather

There is a chance of inclement weather. The safety of our participants, volunteers, spectators, police and everyone else is our top priority, so we may need to make race-day adjustments.

The race director will have NOAA weather alerts via phone and walkie-talkie, and will monitor any severe weather alerts.  All volunteers will watch for lightning and alert the director immediately if they see it.  We will be following a 30-30 policy, which is: if we witness a flash of lightning, and hear thunder within 30 seconds, then we will delay the race by 30 minutes. Everyone should avoid any metal objects or tall, solitary objects and head to their car if possible. 

The roads will almost certainly be wet in that case.   Please watch for slick roads and standing water.

In the case of lightning during the course of the event, we may have to cancel and pull participants off the course. This will be the responsibility of the sag wagon and other volunteers as we can afford.   We will work to notfiy all participants currently on the course that the event is being canceled.

There are no refunds or transfers in the event we have to cancel the race, though we reserve the right to issue a transfer via email to registered participants. It is the absolute last option, but we have to have everyone's safety in mind.

Partial Refunds

Tri Fitness has a no refund policy.  If an athlete cannot participate for any reason, their registration may be transferred to another athlete at no charge.  For any transfers, please contact races@trifitnesswbl.com to update athlete information 7 days prior to the event.

Transfers

Under certain circumstances, race transfers can occur for an event within the same calendar year. A race transfer is defined as transferring an athlete’s registration to another race for any reason.

A race transfer can occur under the following conditions:

  • The request to transfer out of a race must be made 14 days or more prior to that scheduled event date.  No transfers will be allowed underneath this deadline unless there are extenuating circumstances.
  • Extenuating circumstances: If you have an injury (verified by a doctor's order) or a member of your immediate family has a death or a medical emergency and it is within 14 days of the scheduled event yet greater than 72 hours prior to the event, you will need to notify us in writing.  The race director will consider each request on a case by case basis after the event, for credit towards a future Tri Fitness event within the same calendar year.   No credits will be issued with less than 72 hours prior written notice to the event.
  • Transfers can be made to any race owned by Tri Fitness and list on our Events page.   Race transfers are only allowed once per person, per season.
  • Credit for the transfer will be based solely on the entry fee paid, and not inclusive of processing fees, etc.
  • If the race to which you are transferring has a higher entry fee as of the date of the transfer, you must pay the difference by making out a check to Tri Fitness.

Considerable effort goes into producing an event and funds are expended and applied in good faith based on a registration. Transferring two weeks out from an event can be managed, but under the two week limit a transfer causes considerable issues, both monetarily and organizationally as packets have been prepared with sized t-shirts, chip numbers have been requested based on the athlete’s entry, and perhaps a race has been closed in which a transfer would bar another athlete from entering the event.

Thank you very much for your understanding of this policy and thank you also for your participation in Tri Fitness events.

 

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For More Information

Please contact us at races@trifitnesswbl.com.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

Are you interested in becoming a race sponsor?  We have multiple opportunities available - click here to get all the information.

     

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