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DAM Sprint Tri and DU

Date: July 7, 2019

Location: Lake Gardner, Amesbury MA (80 High St)

DetailsThe DAM sprint triathlon is in it’s 9th year of existence and the DAM duathlon is set to debut this summer at Lake Gardner in Amesbury. Both events are USAT sanctioned events and managed by a USAT Certified Race Director. This annual local favorite, is just 45 minutes North of Boston and the perfect race for any athlete, beginner to elite alike.

FEE's


*Note: Fees do not include USAT License Charges

Event Schedule

Event Timeline
6:00AM Packet Pick-up/Chip Distribution Opens
7:50AM Packet Pick-Up Closes
7:55AM Transition Closes
8:00AM First Swim Wave Starts/Duathlon Start
10:30AM Awards Ceremony Starts

2019 Swim Waves – May Change 
8:00AM Elite/Open – Neon Green
8:03AM Male 44 and Under – White
8:06AM Male 45+/Clydesdale – Red
8:09AM Female 44 & Under/Athenas – Neon Pink
8:12AM Female 45+, Relays – Powder Blue
8:15AM Novice/Rec/Youth – Yellow

Packet Pickup Info

Packet Pickup Options: 

Friday July 5th: Packet pickup pre race party. Location TBD.

Saturday July 6th:  4pm-7pm at Lake Gardner (Race Site),  80 High St. Amesbury MA

Sunday July 7th (Race Morning): 6am-7:50am at Lake Gardner

*Note: FitWerx Bike Mechanics will be available on race morning for any last minute requests/issues.

DAM Swag

All pre-registered athletes will receive the following:

  • Gender Specific Race Shirt
  • Finisher Medal
  • Water Bottle
  • Goodie Bag

Triathlon Details

Swim: The 1/2 mile counter clockwise lake swim is very newbie friendly with a lot of support. Including paddle boarders, kayakers & on land lifeguards. After exiting the water, athletes will run a very short distance up the beach to the parking lot transition.  Swim Caps will be provided to all athletes that are required during the swim. The swim cap color will correspond to the wave you are assigned to.

Bike: On this 12.3 mile scenic, rolling course, you’ll travel on quiet roads through a picturesque New England farm country into Southern New Hampshire. The course has a few sharp turns that will be clearly marked.  The entire course will be heavily marked with signage and volunteers will be stationed throughout the course. You’ll re-enter Lake Gardner through the main entrance and rack your bike in transition. From there you will head out onto the run.

Run: This 3 mile course will be a mix of trail and road offering portions of rollers, flats and a few hills . Your first ¾ of a mile will take you through a well packed, maintained trail, staged parallel to the lake. Beyond the single track trail, sits Battis Farm, a beautiful open field, following a nature trail that will lead you out to a quiet & wide road. Just after mile 2, where you’ll have your 2nd opportunity for fuel, you’ll turn Right onto Rowell St. which is one “DAM” BIG Hill. Once you reach the top of that hill you’ll weave your way back to Lake Gardner to the Finish.

Duathlon Details

This summer will be the debut of the DAM Duathlon that will consist of a 2 mile trail run, 12.3 mile bike ride and a 3 mile run.

Run: Your first run leg will consist of a 2 mile run that will weave you through the Amesbury Trail System that sits just parallel to Lake Gardner. The trail is a well maintained, hard packed surface that is rated as easy terrain. You’ll exit Stagecoach trail into Battis Farm, a beautiful open field, where you will complete 1 counterclockwise loop and head back to transition via the Stagecoach Trail.

Bike: On this 12.3 mile scenic, rolling course, you’ll travel on quiet roads through a picturesque New England farm country into Southern New Hampshire. The course has a few sharp turns that will be clearly marked.  The entire course will be heavily marked with signage and volunteers will be stationed throughout the course. You’ll re-enter Lake Gardner through the main entrance and rack your bike in transition. From there you will head out onto the run.

Run: This 3 mile course will be a mix of trail and road offering portions of rollers, flats and a few hills . Your first ¾ of a mile will take you through a well packed, maintained trail, staged parallel to the lake. Beyond the single track trail, sits Battis Farm, a beautiful open field, following a nature trail that will lead you out to a quiet & wide road. Just after mile 2, where you’ll have your 2nd opportunity for fuel, you’ll turn Right onto Rowell St. which is one “DAM” BIG Hill. Once you reach the top of that hill you’ll weave your way back to Lake Gardner to the Finish.

Aquabike Details

Aquabike is a swim and bike combination race. Aquabike races in the United States are often combined with the first two legs of triathlons.

Who are the competitors? Aquabike races are usually comprised of athletes who:

  • Are strong swimmers and/or cyclists
  • Enjoy cross-training for other disciplines
  • Do not enjoy or have an affinity for running
  • Have an injury that prevents any running
  • Love the multisport lifestyle

We’ve been approached by a handful of athletes that are interested in this category, so in the interest and success of the event, we are introducing the category this year to the DAM.

Start:  Aquabike athletes will participate in their associated age group swim wave.

Finish: Aquabike athletes will cross the finish line with their bike.

Wetsuits

Athletes may wear a wetsuit and be eligible for rankings and prizes if the water temperature is less than 78 degrees. If the temperature is between 79 and 84 degrees, participants wearing a wetsuit will not receive a ranking or be eligible for awards. If the temperature exceeds 84 degrees, wetsuits will not be allowed.

Timing

All athletes will receive 6 timing splits:  swim, transition 1, bike, transition 2, run and overall time.

Results are in real time, meaning results will be immediately made available once people start racing. Participants you will be able to print your results at the All Sports Results Center by simply typing in your bib number.

Results

All Sports Timing Link: TBD

USAT Information/Guidelines/Policies

Your racing age is determined by your age on 12/31/2019.

On race day you will be required to present a valid USAT Annual Membership Card or an identification card if you purchased a 1-day USAT license.

  • USAT Annual License – Ages 15-17: $10
  • USAT 1 Day License Ages 18+: $15
  • USAT Annual License Ages 18+: $50

USA Triathlon (USAT) Rules will apply at the DAM. Please review the rules at www.USATriathlon.org before race day.

Awards

Triathlon Award Categories
Top 3 M/F Elite/Open: $500 CASH PURSE
Top 3 M/F Age Groups: 
15 – 19 M/F, 20-24 – M/F, 25-29 – M/F, 30-34 – M/F, 35-39 – M/F, 40-44 – M/F, 45-49 – M/F, 50-54 – M/F, 55-59 – M/F, 60-64 – M/F, 65-69 – M/F, 70-74- M/F, 75+ M/F
Top 3 Clydesdale – Male weight class (Clydesdale) 220 pounds
Top 3 Athena – Female weight class (Athena) 165 pounds
Top 3 M/F Paratriathlete
Top 3 Male/Female/Co-Ed Relays
Top 3 M/F Novice/Rec

Aquabike Award Categories
Top 3 M/F Age Groups: 15 – 19 M/F, 20-24 – M/F, 25-29 – M/F, 30-34 – M/F, 35-39 – M/F, 40-44 – M/F, 45-49 – M/F, 50-54 – M/F, 55-59 – M/F, 60-64 – M/F, 65-69 – M/F, 70-74- M/F, 75+ M/F
*Subject to change depending on registration

Duathlon Award Categories
Top 3 M/F Age Groups: 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
*Subject to change depending on registration

Fastest Tri Team – The average time will be taken of the top 4 team participants finishing times.

Fastest M/F Swim Split – This award will go to the fastest M/F swimmer

DAM GOOD Post Race

All athletes will be treated to a catered breakfast buffet! Your race entry includes 1 free beverage from our beer vendor for those 21+. Expect there to be a variety of vendors giving massage and a variety of small businesses raffling off goods/services and sampling.

The awards ceremony is scheduled for 10:15AM.

Directions

Race Site Address: 80 High Street, Amesbury, MA, 01913

From I-495 N: Take exit #54 (Rt. 150) onto Rt. 150 Ext. toward Amesbury. Drive for 1.1 mi, until Rt. 150 becomes Greenleaf Street. After .2 mile, turn right onto Friend Street. Turn left onto Whitehall Road, then right onto High Street. Drive for .2 mile – access is on the left.

From I-95 N: Take exit #58B (Rt. 110 W) onto Macy Street (Rt. 110) toward Amesbury. Drive for .4 mile, then turn right onto Elm Street. After 1.7 miles, bear right onto Market Square, then continue onto High Street for .4 mile. Access is on the right.

Parking

Parking is PROHIBITED at race site. Please utilize the following public parking lots. Please abide by all Town signage. There will be NO PARKING signs posted on most streets surrounding Lake Gardner. Your car will be towed if you park there.

Parking: See options below in order of convenience.

21 Friend Street, Amesbury MA (Public Parking) – 1/4 mile away from race site
46  Friend Street in Amesbury, MA (Town Hall Parking Lot) – 1/4 mile away from race site
-Street parking all throughout the downtown Amesbury, Market Square Area
24 Water Street, Amesbury MA (Public Parking) -1/2 mile away from race site

Charity Partners

This year a portion of proceeds will be allocated to the Amesbury High School Boosters.

Volunteers

Do you know anyone interested in volunteering race weekend? Maybe it’s a friend or family member or work colleague? We have a variety of opportunities for volunteers and we take good care of our volunteers. All volunteers will be given a t-shirt and treated to breakfast post event including beer.

Please email Ashley at info@high5em.com

Company Event Policies

Event Cancellation: In the event, this race is cancelled/re-scheduled/postponed due to inclement weather, acts of God, or unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Event Management, refunds will not be given; however, you will be given a partial credit to next year’s race.

Course Modifications: Event Management reserves the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any portion of a race at any time in the interest of athlete safety or for other reasons beyond our control. No refunds will be issued under these circumstances.

Refunds: The DAM Triathlon/Duathlon will have a no-refund policy. However, we do understand that life happens & things come up. This being said, through our new online registration platform, Runsignup, you have the option to purchase event insurance, that will provide  you with a “refundable entry” at the time you sign up. Understand that all USAT fees collected during the registration process are transmitted directly to USAT and are not refundable.

Deferrals: Requests must be submitted in writing to info@high5em.com All requests will be reviewed by the High5EM management staff  & responses will be generated within a weeks time. Requests must be submitted prior to July 1, 2019.