The Ridgewood Try a Tri for Hospice (www.triforhospice.com) is a great early season pool-swim triathlon. The event will take place at the Ridgewood Swim and Tennis Club, located in Guilford County, just outside of Greensboro, NC. Thanks to our generous sponsors, 100% of your race entry fee will go directly to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro. The race begins with a 200-meter swim; athletes then will transition to a rolling 10-mile bike and finish with an out and back rolling 2-mile run in the Ridgewood neighborhood. If you are new to the sport of triathlon or looking for a short, fast course, this is the event for you!
Swim: The swim is a 200-meter pool swim at the Ridgewood Swim and Tennis Club, 808 James Doak Parkway, Greensboro, NC 27455. Participants start at one side of the pool and snake their way up one lane and down the next (one-way traffic in each lane) as they work towards the other side of the pool.
Participants must submit an estimated 100-meter swim time when registering. These times are used for seeding purposes and it is in your best interest to submit a time as accurate as possible. Submitting a time that is not accurate could have you impeding faster swimmers behind you or force you to pass other slower swimmers. Proper swim seed times will make the entire swim portion of the race flow smoothly.
Swim caps will not be provided. If you would like to wear a swim cap, then be sure to bring your own.
Bike: The bike course is one 10-mile loop. The course is rolling and begins in the Ridgewood neighborhood and continues on the rural roads of Guilford County. The roads are open to traffic and all athletes MUST wear a properly secured helmet at all times while riding their bike.
Course map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3745158 Run: The 2-mile run course is an out (on the sidewalk) and back (on the road) in the Ridgewood neighborhood. The course is rolling and there will be one aid station at the turn-around.
Any athlete who registers at packet pick-up will be seeded AFTER the last pre-registered athlete begins. There will be a bit of a time break between the last pre-registered athlete and the first walk-in registered athlete. This will allow time for the pool to clear so the fast walk-in registered athletes do not have to swim over anyone.
Event Capacity: This event is limited to the first 200 registrations. T-shirts are guaranteed to all participants who register before April 30, 2015.
Minimum Age: The minimum age allowed for participating in the Ridgewood Try a Tri for Hospice is 12-years of age.
Timing System: The Ridgewood Try a Tri for Hospice will be timed using a Chip Timing System, provided by Trivium Racing.
USAT Sanctioned: The Ridgewood Try a Tri for Hospice is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event.
USAT Information: ALL USAT members must show proof of a current membership at packet pick up. If you have recently renewed a membership, then you MUST print out a temporary card or receipt of payment (that shows length of the membership period) to show at packet pick up. We will not take your word for it that your membership is current; you must SHOW us. Failure to do so will result in having to pay the one-day fee of $12.
CLICK HERE to be taken to the USAT website where you can renew your membership or print out a temporary card. You can also renew your membership at packet pick up if that's easier for you.
Prior to May 1, 2015
Relay $25 per person
On May 1, 2015
Individual = $70
Relay = $35 per person
Online registration will close on May 14, 2015.
There is a $12.00 fee for each non-USAT registrant.
On-site registration is available for this event on May 16, 2015 during normal packet pick up hours at Fleet Feet Greensboro.
On-site registration is available for this event on May 17, 2015 during normal packet pick up hours the Ridgewood Swim and Tennis Club.
Register online at https://www.raceit.com/Register/?event=30864
Saturday, May 16th 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at Fleet Feet, 3731 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27455.
Sunday, May 17th from 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM at the Ridgewood Swim and Tennis Club, 808 James Doak Parkway, Greensboro, NC 27455.
Please note that a PHOTO ID is required in order to pick up your race packet. NO PHOTO ID –
NO RACE and if you are a USAT member you are required to show a current USAT license to get your race packet.
In the event of inclement weather the following procedures will be followed:
The event will be postponed in hopes the inclement weather will pass. If the inclement weather does not pass in time to complete the event safely in the original or modified format, the event will be cancelled. If the weather passes and the event cannot be held within the permitted time limits, the event will be changed to a duathlon format and possibly modified in length to meet these restrictions.
Every effort will be made to hold this event on time on this date. Should this event be cancelled due to an Act of God or other circumstance beyond the race director’s control there will be no refunds, credits, or transfers.
NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy.By registering for this event you agree to this weather policy.
Top three male and female overall
Top three master’s male and female overall
Age Groups (M & F):15 & Under,16-19,20-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69, 70-74,75-79,80-84, 85+
Register Online at https://www.raceit.com/Register/?event=30864 or return this form with your payment to the address below:
Email__________________________________________________ Birth date_____________________
Male ___ Female___ 100 meter swim time ________ First Triathlon? YES NO
USAT # _____________________________ Expiration Date____________________
Emergency Contact: Name__________________________________Phone___________________
Prior to May 1, 2015 $55.00 May 1st, 2014 $70.00
Team per person-
Prior to May 1, 2015 $25.00 May 1st, 2014 $35.00
Each team member must fill out an individual form. Fees are based upon the date listed. Once a date is reached the price increases to the next tier. No refunds.
I would like to donate an additional ___________to HPCG. Total amount included___________
Thank you for your support!
T-shirt size: Women’s-- small medium large extra-large
Men’s-- small medium large extra-large
Please make checks payable to “Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro” and mail your payment and registration form to: Try a Tri for Hospice, 407 Autumn Ridge Court, Greensboro, NC 27455 (must be postmarked by April 30th to secure your T-shirt) All athletes must sign a liability waiver on site, wear an approved helmet, and follow all traffic laws. Athletes under the age of 18 must have parent or guardian sign the waiver.