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Yam City Triathlon

Sunday August 24, 2014
Opelousas, LA US 70570
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Start Time: 7:30am CDT
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Due to a death in the Race Director's family, the 2014 Yam City Tri has been cancelled.

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Start Time: 7:30am CDT
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Due to a death in the Race Director's family, the 2014 Yam City Tri has been cancelled.
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336 Heather Dr.
Opelousas, LA US 70570
Description

EVENT:                     YAM CITY TRIATHLON . . . Come have a “yam” good time!!!

DATE:                       Sunday, August 24, 2014

START TIME:          7:30 a.m.

LOCATION:             Louisiana Family Fitness Center

                                    336 Heather Dr.

                                    Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION closes Thursday, August 21, 2014.

 

This race is being produced to benefit Boy Scout Troops 144 and 165 of Opelousas, LA.

 

EVENT LIMITED TO 200 PARTICIPANTS!!!!!        USAT Sanctioned Event!!!

 

DISTANCES:   Pool swim 150 meters - Bike 14 miles - Run 2 miles

 

Individual                                                   Team (Minimum 2 members/Maximum 3 members)                        

            Through August 7:          $40.00                  Through August 7:           $60.00

            August 8 – August 21:    $50.00                  August 8 – August 21:      $70.00

            August 22 – August 24:  $60.00                  August 22 – August 24:    $80.00

            * EACH  NON-USA TRIATHLON MEMBER MUST ADD $12.00 FOR A ONE-DAY  

               MEMBERSHIP. 

* SORRY, THERE ARE NO TRANSFERS AND NO REFUNDS ARE ALLOWED!

  

EARLY PACKET PICK-UP/REGISTRATION:  Friday, August 22 & Saturday, August 23:

            10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m. at Smoothie Factory – 125 Arnould Blvd., Lafayette, La.  –

             Phone:  337-989-7001

 

RACE DAY EVENTS:

Packet Pick Up/Registration opens:    6:00 a.m.                   Post Race Party starts:          9:30 a.m.                                  

Packet Pick Up/Registration closes:   7:00 a.m.                   Awards Ceremony starts:      9:45 a.m.            

Race starts:                                          7:30 a.m.                   Church Services (Catholic Mass and

                                                                                               Non-Denominational Worship Service)

                                                                                                  in health club:  10:45 a.m.

RULES:

       All USA Triathlon rules will be in effect and must be followed for this USAT Sanctioned event. 

Ø      Helmets must be worn.

Ø      All athletes must pick up their own packets and are required to present both a

o       current USA Triathlon Membership card and

o       photo ID

Ø      Friends or relatives may not pick up race packets for triathletes participating in the race.

 

THE EVENT COURSE:

Staging area:  Louisiana Family Fitness Center facility at 336 Heather Drive, Opelousas.

  • Swim:  This a 150-meter pool swim at the health club facility.
  • Bike Course: The bike course takes you down La. Hwy. 182, onto Judson Walsh Rd., next to sweet potato farms, down the newly surfaced I-49 Service Road, across the upper portion of Coteau Ridge which was part of the western bank of the mighty Mississippi River hundreds of years ago, south toward to Sunset to the bike turnaround and back along the same route to the transition area!
  • Run Course: This is an out-and-back run along quiet, shaded streets named Honeysuckle, Camelia, Wysteria, Magnolia and Marigold; and you finish back at the health club.

 

Directions from I-10 East or West & I-49 South: Take exit 103A in Lafayette and go north on I-49 for 18 miles to exit 18 at Creswell Lane in Opelousas. Take exit ramp, turn left (west) onto Creswell Lane and follow Creswell Lane to 5th  light at intersection with La. Hwy. 182. Turn left (south) on La. Hwy 182, and go 1 mile to Heather Drive. Turn left on Heather Drive, health club on right.

 

Directions from I-49 North: From Shreveport, Alexandria, etc., go south on I-49. Take exit 18 at Creswell Lane in Opelousas. Take exit ramp, turn right (west) onto Creswell Lane and follow Creswell Lane to 3rd light at intersection with La. Hwy. 182. Turn left (south) on La. Hwy. 182, and go1 mile to Heather Drive. Turn left on Heather Drive, health club on right.

 

Parking: In the rear of the Louisiana Family Fitness Center health club and directly across the street.

 

AWARDS:   1st, 2nd and 3rd Place finishers Overall (Male and Female)

          1st Place Masters (Male and Female)

          1st Place Grand Masters (Male and Female)

          1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Relay Teams

          1st, 2nd and 3rd Place in each age group (Male and Female)

 

AGE GROUP DIVISIONS:

14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 +

 

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Country Ridge Bed & Breakfast: “Not just a room but an experience”-Sonny or Sheila Ray

                        (337) 948-1678 - www.cajunbnb.com or www.countryridge@juno.com

Super 8:          5791 I-49 South Service Road, Opelousas, LA  (337) 942-6250

Days Inn:        5761 I-49 South Service Road, Opelousas, LA  (337) 407-0004

Holiday Inn and Suites:  5696 I-49 North Service Road, Opelousas, LA  (337) 948-3300

Comfort Inn:  5454 I-49 North Service Road, Opelousas, LA  (337) 942-4900

 

Opelousas is in southern Louisiana . . . 162 (driving) miles northwest of New Orleans, 60 miles west of Baton Rouge, 60 miles south of Alexandria, 20 miles north of Lafayette and real close to Nuba!!!

 

EVENT PROMOTERS:      USA Events Management, LLC

RACE DIRECTOR:            Keith Hebert

Email:                                     hebertkeith1@aol.com

Phone:                                     (337) 942-8565

Come have a “yam” good time!!!

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