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New Date: September 13, 2020
Thanks for your patience, support, and understanding during this difficult time. While we were hopeful we would be able to stage the Goose Pond Half Iron and Sprint Triathlons on May 24, 2020, it is not possible due to the Covid-19 mandates. The Alabama Governor has set a limit of 10 people for group events. The limitations have caused the events to be rescheduled to Sunday, September 13, 2020. The Sprint distance triathlon will be re-branded the Frantic Frog Sprint Triathlon.
Athletes are being contacted via e-mail provided during registration regarding deferment to 2021 or transfer to another Endurance Sports Management event.
Endurance Sports Management is diligently working with local government and health officials to monitor the situation surrounding concerns on COVID-19 and how this may affect our upcoming events. We will make decisions based upon their recommendations. For now, the events will go on as planned. Transfer fees will be waived until 2 days prior to each event should participants feel they would be better served at an event at a later time. Our Website & Facebook pages show our latest Covid-19 updates - LINK.
2019 PRE-RACE INFORMATION LINK - Water temperature on May 23, 2019 = 78 degrees - expect temp to continue to rise with air temps in 90's - wet suit ruling always race morning but looks to be non-wetsuit for 2019.
The Goose Pond Island Half Iron & Sprint Triathlons return to the Goose Pond Colony Resort, located in Scottsboro, Alabama on Sunday, September 13, 2020. We invite all to come enjoy the beauty and challenge awaiting in our host Northern Alabama venue!
The 1.2 mile swim will be in the pristine waters of Lake Guntersville. The half iron distance triathlon will have time-trial starts beginning at 7:00 AM Central. Course will follow the buoys in a loop course. The protected waters of Lake Guntersville will have little or no current and should offer a great opportunity for a personal record swim time. Swim Map Link
The 56 mile bike makes use of the natural terrain of the area. Scottsboro is located in the Sequatchie Valley in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Course will exit Goosepond Colony and bike towards the historic Jackson County Courthouse. Once past the courthouse square, cyclists will head out to the surrounding countryside for a fast ride along rural roads. The bike route will be fairly flat and fast. Map Link
The 13.1 mile run will leave transition and run along the golf course before turning into the campground beginning two 5.3 mile loops. Runners return down Ed Hembree Drive to finish by transition. The run provides views of Lake Guntersville as well as plentiful wildlife. Aid stations will be passed 16 times. Map Link
Frantic Frog Sprint race includes a 500 meter Swim, 12 mile Bike & 5K run beginning at 8 AM Central. Swim will be a time-trial start at end of pier with a rectangular course & beach exit. Swim: Map Link - Bike will be an out & back course. Bike : Map Link - Run will also be an out and back route into campground & return to finish by transition. Run: Map Link.
Athlete Amenities - race packets will include: race technical tank t-shirt, ESM water bottle, ESM socks, ESM swim cap (must be worn). FINISHER MEDALS for all finishers. Half Iron also has FINISHERS APPAREL. Post race food & door prizes from sponsors to be announced.
Endurance Sports Management has enabled event insurance for your consideration in the event you are unable to compete. Please review this option during the registration process.
USAT Info: ALL USAT RULES APPLY – Goose Pond Island Half Iron Distance Triathlon is a USAT sanctioned event. USAT officials will referee the event.
All Endurance Sports Management triathlon events are sanctioned by USA Triathlon. When a race sanctions with USAT, it is required for each participant to purchase either a one-day license or annual membership in order to participate in said event. A one-day USAT license is $15 and an annual USAT membership is $50. Either can be purchased when signing up for the event. A youth one day or annual USAT license is $10. Click here to learn about your USAT benefits and where your member dollars go.
Age Groups and Awards: Overall awards for the top three male and female finishers & top male and female masters. Age group awards for first, second, and third place in the following M & F age groups: 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45- 49, 50-55, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over & top 3 Clydesdale & Athena. Open Relay Division: Male, Female, and Co-ed.
Endurance Sports Management has a NO REFUND policy. Insurance is available during the registration of each event. Please take advantage of this option should you wish to insure your entry fees.Athlete event TRANSFERS have been enabled up to 2 days prior to event with a ZERO fee.
Race entries are non-transferable between individuals.
Event Cancellation / Modification Policy - If Natural Disaster or Community Disaster occurs, our action steps are as follows:
1. Endurance Sports Management in concert with local officials will make decisions based on safety first. 2. Courses and/or race segments will be altered as agreed to between Endurance Sports Management and local officials 3. Financial: It is not financially feasible for Endurance Sports Management to accept the risk of a disaster for everyone. Each registered participant needs to accept the risk of his or her entry fee. There will be NO REFUNDS or free entries to future races. The money you paid is spent developing the subject event. 4. Endurance Sports Management does not save any money if one of our events has to be canceled for reasons beyond our control. All supplies and services needed for the events are purchased and/or arranged in advance. All event supplies and services associated with that event must be paid for, regardless of the outcome.
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