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									                          welcome
                          On behalf of the Flatland Kids Triathlon and Youth and Junior Elite Cup organizing
                          committee, welcome to Greater Des Moines! We have a spectacular day of racing
                          planned for you at the City Hall Lake in West Des Moines, Iowa.

                          Our sponsors, volunteers, committee members and city staff have embraced
                          this event and we can ensure that you will have a safe and enjoyable competition
                          on Saturday, July 10. We couldn’t be happier to introduce you to this exciting
SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2010   multi-loop race course with its rolling hills and beautiful surroundings.
 West Des Moines, IA
                          While you’re here, you might need a few specific things from our local partners:
   CITY HALL CAMPUS
                          For all your bike transport and equipment needs: Visit Bike World West
                          (www.bikeworldiowa.com)

                          Have a workout at the YMCA Downtown or Healthy Living Center YMCA
                          (www.healthydm.com)

                          Need running shoes? Visit Fitness Sports (www.fitnesssports.com)

                          Need swim gear? Visit Action Accents (www.actionaccents.com)

                          Open water swimming and the beach? Visit Raccoon River Park
                          (www.wdm-ia.com)

                          Trails? Visit (www.greaterdesmoinestrails.org)

                          I am sincerely pleased to introduce you to this event and hope you will return
                          in the future. Please take time to review this Athlete Guide and print pages you
                          will find helpful before your arrival in Des Moines. Welcome and thank you
                          again for participating or attending the 2010 Flatland Kids Triathlon presented
                          by Bank Iowa!

                          Enjoy yourself and Good Luck,

                          Craig Hanken
                          Race Director
                          515.770.9044
                          www.flatlandkidstri.com




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                          spirit of chandy
                          award & scholarship
                           The Spirit of Chandy Award and Scholarship will be presented by Bank Iowa to
                           the fastest male and female swimmer in the Junior Elite and Youth Elite divisions
                           (4 awards). Athletes will receive a handsome trophy and a monetary scholarship
                           to honor Chandra (Chandy) Clanton.


                           About ChAndrA (ChAndy) ClAnton
SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2010    On July 10, 2009 (one year ago) Chandy was piloting her Zivko Edge 540 aerobatic
 West Des Moines, IA       plane during a training flight near Tarkio, Missouri when she crashed into a bean

   CITY HALL CAMPUS        field and was killed instantly.

                           Chandy was a talented pilot who accomplished a great deal in aviation during
                           her short 36 years of life. Aerobatic flying was her passion. She was both a
                           competition and air show aerobatic pilot, her skill exemplified by her success as
                           a three-time member of the United States Unlimited Aerobatic Team. Chandy
                           was the youngest female pilot at the 2003 World Championships in Lakeland,
                           Florida and won the Programme Q flight at the 2007 World Championships
                           in Granada, Spain. She was also the only woman named to the 2003 “Stars of
                           Tomorrow” program. As an air show pilot, Chandy performed before hundreds
                           of thousands of spectators multiple years at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh.

                           Chandy grew up in Nebraska and graduated from Lincoln Southeast High
                           School. She then attended the University of Minnesota. She later also attended
                           the University of Nebraska and ultimately earned her Bachelor’s degree from
                           the University of Phoenix. Chandy served on the board of directors of Bank Iowa
                           Corporation, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, and the title sponsor of the
                           Flatland Kids Triathlon. Chandy was also an athlete, competing in swimming
                           throughout her youth and into high school and early college years. She later
                           translated her swimming background into the sport of triathlon, competing
                           in many swim-bike-run events across the Midwest.

                           Most importantly, Chandy was a woman of God who lived out her faith in many
                           important ways. She served as a missionary pilot for Mission Central, a mission
                           supporting agency for the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod.




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                          sponsors
                          Thank you to the sponsors who helped make the USAT Flatland Youth Elite
                          and Junior Elite Cup possible.




SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2010
 West Des Moines, IA
   CITY HALL CAMPUS




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                          getting to the race
                          The race will be located at West Des Moines City Hall complex in
                          West Des Moines, Iowa.



                                                                                               downtown
                                                                                                Marriott




SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2010
 West Des Moines, IA                West des Moines
                                    City hall Complex



   CITY HALL CAMPUS




                          1 = West Des Moines City Hall complex (4200 Mills Civic Pkwy, WDM, IA)
                          2 = Downtown Des Moines Marriott
                              (700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA (515) 245-5500)

                          From East or West:
                          • From Interstate 235 exit south onto Valley West Drive
                          • Turn south, on to Valley West Drive
                          • Continue south on Mills Civic Parkway
                          • Turn left at S 41st Street to enter the parking at the Resource Center

                          From Downtown Des Moines Marriott
                          • Travel west on Interstate 235
                          • Exit 1B on Valley West Drive, turn left
                          • Travel south to Mills Civic Parkway
                          • Continue onto Mills Civic Parkway
                          • Turn left at S 41st Street to enter the parking at the Resource Center
                          • Travel time: Approximately 18 minutes

                          Fuller Road and South 35th St. (between
                          EP True Pkwy and Fuller Road) will be
                          closed at 6 am on race morning.




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                          parking


SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2010
 West Des Moines, IA
   CITY HALL CAMPUS




                          Plenty of parking is located at the West Des Moines City Hall (marked as "1")
                          complex for athletes and spectators. Enter the parking from Mills Civic
                          Parkway at the corner of S 41st Street (marked as "3"). Please allow ample
                          time to arrive and park at the race.


                          Additional parking is available at Valley Stadium (marked as "2"), directly
                          south of the City Hall complex.


                          Fuller Road and South 35th St. (between EP True Pkwy and Fuller Road)
                          will be closed at 6 am on race morning.




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                          schedule overview
                          FridAy, july 9, 2010

                          0130P - 0330P - Swim Preview - City Hall Lake, West Des Moines

                          0200P - 0700P - Packet Pick-up - Downtown Des Moines Marriott

                          0330P - 0400P - Amateur Athlete Meeting - Downtown Des Moines Marriott

                          0400P - 0500P - Elite Athlete Meeting - Downtown Des Moines Marriott
SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2010
 West Des Moines, IA      0430P - 0700P - Pasta Buffet - Downtown Des Moines Marriott ($11 per person)

   CITY HALL CAMPUS       0530P - 0600P - Amateur Athlete Meeting - Downtown Des Moines Marriott



                          SAturdAy, july 10, 2010**
                          (At WeSt deS MoineS City hAll CoMPlex)

                          0530A - Parking Opens

                          0545A - Elite Athlete Check-in Open

                          0545A - Elite Transition Open

                          0700A - Junior Elite Female Race (750M Swim / 20K Bike / 5K Run) Draft Legal

                          0840A - Junior Elite Male Race (750M Swim / 20K Bike / 5K Run) Draft Legal

                          1005A - Youth Elite Female Race (375M Swim / 10K Bike / 2.5K Run) Draft Legal

                          1100A - Amateur Athlete Transition Opens

                          1105A - Youth Elite Male Race (375M Swim / 10K Bike / 2.5K Run) Draft Legal

                          1215P - Amateur 13-15 YO Race (200 Yard Swim / 4.4 Mile Bike / 1.5 Mile Run) Draft Free

                          0100P - Amateur 10-12 YO Race (200 Yard Swim / 4.4 Mile Bike / 1 Mile Run) Draft Free

                          0200P - Amateur 6-9 YO Race (100 Yard Swim / 2.2 Mile Bike / .5 Mile Run) Draft Free

                          0245P - Transition open for bike removal

                          0300P - Awards Ceremony


                          ** Schedule subject to change




                                                                                                     ©2010 ELITA EVENTS WDM
                          schedule
                          junior elite female
                           FridAy, july 9, 2010

                           0130P - 0330P - Swim Preview - City Hall Lake, West Des Moines

                           0200P - 0700P - Packet Pick-up - Downtown Des Moines Marriott

                           0400P - 0500P - Elite Athlete Meeting - Downtown Des Moines Marriott
SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2010
 West Des Moines, IA       0430P - 0700P - Pasta Buffet - Downtown Des Moines Marriott ($11 per person)

   CITY HALL CAMPUS
                           SAturdAy, july 10, 2010
                           (At WeSt deS MoineS City hAll CoMPlex)
                           0530A - Parking Opens

                           0545A - Junior Elite Female Transition Opens

                           0630A - Junior Elite Female Swim Warm-up

                           0650A - Junior Elite Female Transition Closes

                           0650A - Junior Elite Female to Start Line / Introductions

                           0700A - Junior Elite Female Race (750M Swim / 20K Bike / 5K Run) Draft Legal

                           1000A - Remove bikes from Transition

                           0300P - Awards Ceremony




                                                                                                   ©2010 ELITA EVENTS WDM
                          schedule
                          junior elite male
                           FridAy, july 9, 2010

                           0130P - 0330P - Swim Preview - City Hall Lake, West Des Moines

                           0200P - 0700P - Packet Pick-up - Downtown Des Moines Marriott

                           0400P - 0500P - Elite Athlete Meeting - Downtown Des Moines Marriott
SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2010
                           0430P - 0700P - Pasta Buffet - Downtown Des Moines Marriott ($11 per person)
 West Des Moines, IA
   CITY HALL CAMPUS
                           SAturdAy, july 10, 2010
                           (At WeSt deS MoineS City hAll CoMPlex)
                           0530A - Parking Opens

                           0545A - Junior Elite Male Transition Opens

                           0800A - Junior Elite Male Swim Warm-up

                           0830A - Junior Elite Male Transition Closes

                           0830A - Junior Elite Male to Start Line / Introductions

                           0840A - Junior Elite Male Race (750M Swim / 20K Bike / 5K Run) Draft Legal

                           1000A - Remove bikes from Transition

                           0300P - Awards Ceremony




                                                                                                   ©2010 ELITA EVENTS WDM
                          schedule
                          youth elite female
                           FridAy, july 9, 2010

                           0130P - 0330P - Swim Preview - City Hall Lake, West Des Moines

                           0200P - 0700P - Packet Pick-up - Downtown Des Moines Marriott

                           0400P - 0500P - Elite Athlete Meeting - Downtown Des Moines Marriott
SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2010
 West Des Moines, IA       0430P - 0700P - Pasta Buffet - Downtown Des Moines Marriott ($11 per person)

   CITY HALL CAMPUS
                           SAturdAy, july 10, 2010
                           (At WeSt deS MoineS City hAll CoMPlex)
                           0530A - Parking Opens

                           0830A - Youth Elite Female Transition Opens

                           0930A - Youth Elite Female Swim Warm-up

                           0955A - Youth Elite Female Transition Closes

                           0955A - Youth Elite Female to Start Line / Introductions

                           1005A - Youth Elite Female Race (375M Swim / 10K Bike / 2.5K Run) Draft Legal

                           1150A - Remove bikes from Transition

                           0300P - Awards Ceremony




                                                                                                   ©2010 ELITA EVENTS WDM
                          schedule
                          youth elite male
                           FridAy, july 9, 2010

                           0130P - 0330P - Swim Preview - City Hall Lake, West Des Moines

                           0200P - 0700P - Packet Pick-up - Downtown Des Moines Marriott

                           0400P - 0500P - Elite Athlete Meeting - Downtown Des Moines Marriott
SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2010
 West Des Moines, IA       0430P - 0700P - Pasta Buffet - Downtown Des Moines Marriott ($11 per person)

   CITY HALL CAMPUS
                           SAturdAy, july 10, 2010
                           (At WeSt deS MoineS City hAll CoMPlex)
                           0530A - Parking Opens

                           0830A - Youth Elite Male Transition Opens

                           1030A - Youth Elite Male Swim Warm-up

                           1055A - Youth Elite Male Transition Closes

                           1055A - Youth Elite Male to Start Line / Introductions

                           1105A - Youth Elite Male Race (375M Swim / 10K Bike / 2.5K Run) Draft Legal

                           1150A - Remove bikes from Transition

                           0300P - Awards Ceremony




                                                                                                    ©2010 ELITA EVENTS WDM
                          procedures & rules
                          PACket PiCkuP
                          Packet pickup will be from 2 - 7 pm at the downtown Des Moines Marriott
                          Hotel, located at 700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines. Parking can be located on the
                          street, or in the City of Des Moines Parking Ramp located north of the Marriott
                          at 7th and Grand Avenue in Des Moines.


SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2010   All athletes are required to pick up their race packet in person, with a legal

 West Des Moines, IA      guardian and insurance card. There is no packet pickup on race day. There
                          are no exceptions!
   CITY HALL CAMPUS
                          Every athlete will need to complete a medical waiver at packet pick-up that
                          includes any known medical condition, allergy, etc. Additionally, please
                          bring your current insurance card (or photo copy) so medical officials may
                          record the information in case of an emergency race day.


                          Athlete identiFiCAtion & body MArkinG
                          Athletes will receive race decals (temporary number tattoos), bike frame number,
                          and helmet number at Packet Pick-up. Swim caps will be provided at athlete
                          Athlete Check-in on race morning.


                          Race decals should be applied to the left and right arm and left and right leg.
                          Leg decals could be placed below the knee if necessary.




                                                                                             ©2010 ELITA EVENTS WDM
                          procedures & rules
                          tiMinG ChiP StrAP
                          •   Every athlete must wear a timing chip strap. The timing chip/strap can be
                              picked up race morning only. Chip distribution is located outside the fenced
                              transition area (see maps at end of document).
                          •   Athletes are required to wear the timing chip strap (provided by the race),
                              on their ankle throughout the race.
SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2010   •   If you lose your chip at any point during the race, contact a race volunteer

 West Des Moines, IA          so a new chip can be provided.
                          •   There is a $125 charge for a lost chip.
   CITY HALL CAMPUS       •   The timing chip will be collected by volunteers at the race finish line.


                          trAnSition
                          The USAT Flatland Youth Elite and Junior Elite Cup transition area is located
                          at the West Des Moines City Hall, located at 4200 Mills Civic Parkway in
                          West Des Moines, Iowa.
                          •   Only registered athletes will be allowed in the transition area.
                          •   A bike frame number sticker will be provided at packet pickup. This number
                              must be applied to your front left bike fork before entering transition.
                          •   Bikes must be racked by the seat on the transition rack at the start of the
                              race, and all equipment (bag, shoe, helmet, etc.) must be contained directly
                              under the bike. When returning to transition after completing the bike course
                              bikes should be racked by the handlebars.
                          •   No glass is allowed in the transition area.
                          •   Rack position will be assigned by National ranking.
                          •   Please review transition loading times so races are not disrupted.




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                          procedures & rules
                          CoMPletion oF the triAthlon (dnF)
                          If you are unable to complete the triathlon, you must turn in your chip at transition
                          or at the timing headquarters trailer, located between transition and the finish line.


                          unSPortMAnShiP-like ConduCt
                          Our goal is to provide a safe environment where athletes can achieve their
SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2010   athletic goals. Sportsmanship-like conduct is the expected behavior at the

 West Des Moines, IA      USAT Flatland Youth Elite and Junior Elite Cup. Athletes conducting themselves
                          in an unsportsmanship-like manner will be disqualified. USAT Flatland Youth
   CITY HALL CAMPUS       Elite and Junior Elite Cup is a USAT sanctioned event and will follow ITU
                          draft-legal racing rules.


                          the SWiM
                          •   USAT Flatland Youth Elite and Junior Elite Cup athletes will receive
                              a colored swim cap at Athlete Check-in on race morning to be worn
                              during the swim portion of the competition.
                          •   If you lose your swim cap, report to race headquarters for another cap.
                          •   Please review the schedule for your assigned swim warm-up time and the
                              time you should report for the race line-up/introductions.
                          •   Athletes will line up according to their National ranking.
                          •   If you need assistance from a lifeguard/kayaker during the swim, it is
                              recommended you signal for assistance. If a lifeguard or race official believes
                              you are in danger at any point during the swim, the lifeguard or race official
                              has, at their discretion, the right to remove you from the race.
                          •   If the water temperature is 68 degrees or less, athletes will be allowed
                              to wear wetsuits. If the water is 69 degrees or warmer, athletes will be
                              allowed to wear wetsuits but not be eligible for awards. Water temperature
                              will be posted at packet pickup.
                          •   Swim will be counter clockwise.
                          •   SAFety: kayakers, lifeguards, and motorized
                              watercraft will be on the lake to provide
                              assistance to swimmers in need.




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                          procedures & rules
                          the bike
                          •   Please make certain your bike is in proper working order before arriving
                              race morning. Bike World (515-222-1880) will be on hand at Packet Pick-up
                              and race morning, and have a limited supply of bike equipment race morning
                              in case of emergencies.
                          •   Helmets manufactured prior to March 10, 1999 must meet or exceed the
SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2010       safety standards of (i) the American National Standard Institute (ANSI

 West Des Moines, IA          Z-90.4), (ii) The Snell Memorial Foundation (Protective Headgear for Bicycle
                              Users), or (iii) ASTM F-1446 or F-1447, and which is clearly labeled by
   CITY HALL CAMPUS           the manufacturer as satisfying such standards. You will not be allowed
                              to participate without an approved helmet (no refunds). Helmets must be
                              buckled in place while on the bike before, during or after the event, or you
                              will be disqualified.
                          •   Aero helmets are not allowed.
                          •   You may not ride your bike in the transition area. You are required to walk
                              or jog with your bike to the designated mount & dismount areas at the
                              “Bike Out” and “Bike In” line.
                          •   A wheel pit will be located on the bike course. Please mark your wheels with
                              your name/team name and leave them at Athlete HQ (see map) 45 minutes
                              prior to your race so they may be transported to the wheel pit. Athletes are
                              responsible for replacing their own wheel.
                          •   Only traditional handlebars are permitted. Handlebar ends must be plugged.
                          •   Aerobars must be bridged and may not extend beyond the front hoods
                              /brake levers.
                          •   Wheels must have a minimum of 12 spokes. No disc wheels allowed.
                          •   Ride your bike on the right side of the road - pass on the left.
                          •   There will NOT be an aid station on the bike course.
                          •   A map of the entire course is located at the end of this packet.




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                          procedures & rules
                          the run
                          •   The run takes place on paved trails in and around the West Des Moines
                              City Hall complex.
                          •   Water and sports drinks will be provided at an aid station located
                              at the halfway point of the run.
                          •   A map of the entire course is located at the end of this guide.
SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2010
 West Des Moines, IA      the FiniSh
                          •   A variety of food and beverage items will be available to athletes after
   CITY HALL CAMPUS           completion of the race in the Jason's Deli Recovery Zone including chocolate
                              milk, fruit, breakfast burritos, pizza, and water/sports drink, etc.
                          •   There will be a concession stand located on the event grounds with food
                              and drink items for sale to non-athletes.


                          MediCAl
                          Medical staff will be located at the first aid tent/mobile clinic courtesy of
                          Des Moines University, Medical Director Dr. Greg Madison, and the City of Des
                          Moines EMS. Medical personnel will have ULTIMATE and FINAL authority to
                          remove an athlete from the race if the they are judged to be physically incapable
                          of continuing the race without risk of serious injury or death. Medical transport of
                          any athlete will result in disqualification.


                          NOTE: All athletes will be required to complete a medical condition form
                          and emergency contact waiver, and provide a valid insurance card (or a copy
                          of the insurance card), at Packet Pick-up. No exceptions.


                          loSt And Found
                          Our designated Lost and Found area is at race headquarters. Please check
                          there before leaving the event if you have any missing items. All Lost and Found
                          will be kept for one month following the event. Contact
                          info@flatlandkidstrifest.com with any questions.




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                          post race info
                           ColleCtinG your GeAr/equiPMent FroM trAnSition
                           It will be necessary for athletes to visit the transition area to retrieve their gear/
                           equipment after the completion of the race. Volunteers will check each athlete's
                           decals to make sure they are removing their marked equipment. Please review
                           the schedules within this document for the time to remove your equipment
                           from the transition.
SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2010
 West Des Moines, IA       AWArdS
                           Prizes will be presented to the top 3 male and female athletes in the Youth
   CITY HALL CAMPUS        Elite division and Junior Elite division.


                           Additionally, the fastest male and female swimmers in each division will receive
                           the "Spirit of Chandy" Award and Scholarship.


                           Awards will be presented at 3:00 pm near the finish line.


                           reSultS
                           Results will be posted at the Recovery Zone after each race. You will be notified
                           by email when results are posted, or check www.flatlandkidstri.com after
                           8 pm race day.


                           reFundS/CAnCellAtion
                           •   The USAT Flatland Youth Elite and Junior Elite Cup will be held rain or
                               shine in accordance with USAT recommendations for athlete safety.
                           •   There will be no refunds for any reason.
                           •   Questions may be directed to info@flatlandkidstrifest.com




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                                                                                                     Bike = 6 loops
                                                                                                     Run = 2 loops
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