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USA Triathlon Club Quarterly Share with all of your members Volume 12, February 2004 Produced by Membership manager, lora lantz & intern, Aaron estes USA Triathlon 616 W. Monument St. Colorado Springs, CO 80905 ________________________________________________________________________ Table of Contents: Featured Club of the Quarter-Team Nebraska Triathlon (TNT)..………………..pg. 2 USAT History……...…………………………………………………………………..pg. 3 Membership Corner.………………………………………………………………….pg. 4 Membership Benefits…………………………………………………………………pg. 5 Race Director Corner.…………………………………………………………………pg. 7 Duathlon Corner………………………………..……………………………………..pg. 8 USAT News……………………………………………………………………………pg. 9 USAT Athlete Development Journal…….………………………………….………pg. 11 Race to Athens Youth Development Fundraiser…………………………………..pg. 13 Club Championships………………………………………………………………....pg. 14 National Age Group Championship.…………………………………………….....pg. 15 Rankings Posted……………………………………………………...……………….pg. 17 USAT Time Trials & Clinic……..................................................................................pg. 18 USAT Marketing Partners……………………………….……….………….………pg. 22 1 Team Nebraska Triathlon Club (TNT) is a Nebraska Non-Profit corporation with chapters in both Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska. The objectives of the club are to provide club members and the public the opportunity to train, compete and engage in amateur multi-sport events as competitors, volunteers and spectators. TNT’s objectives also include providing a means of bringing like-minded individuals together to allow the instructional and informational exchange of ideas between the club’s members. TNT also encourages the promotion of the physical and psychological benefits of multi-sport, including swimming, cycling and running. Furthermore, the club’s purpose includes providing members with the opportunity to meet and discuss ideas related to multi-sport, various multi-sport events, training methods, equipment selection, race planning and other information. They provide club members the opportunity to take advantage of purchasing multi-sport gear and equipment, clothing, and nutritional products from the club’s sponsors at club discounted prices. Finally, the club, by sponsoring, planning and promoting local multi-sport events, provides individuals the opportunity to compete in such events as well as providing education to the public about multi-sport. Club benefits include: • Discounts on TNT duathlon entry • Local and regional race information • Use of the club's e-mail listserve • Club sponsor discounts • Discounts on race apparel • Discount on USAT membership Jim Kueffner, President 2 USA TRIATHLON HISTORY Triathlon in the United States has its roots set firmly in Southern California. The early races were held in San Diego’s Mission Bay, it was only natural that the initial interest for a national governing body came from the same area. In 1982 two independent groups were formed, both with the purpose of providing government for the rapidly developing sport. On Feb. 16, 1982, James Gayton and John Disterdick founded the U.S. Triathlon Association. On March 15, 1982 Harold Johnson, Michael Gilmore and Penny Little founded the American Triathlon Association. On April 9, 1982, the two organizations held a joint meeting in Sacramento, Calif. A decision was made to merge the two existing organizations under one unified national governing body called the U.S. Triathlon Association. By the end of 1982, USTA membership had reached approximately 1,500. In 1983 an insurance and risk management coverage agreement was signed and USTA turned much of its attention to the sanctioning of events nationwide. In August 1983, the name of the organization was changed to Triathlon Federation USA. The organization quickly picked up a colloquial name by members and athletes nationwide – Tri Fed. During 1984, Tri Fed had sanctioned more than 1,000 events. In June 1985, the first National Board of Governors meeting was held in Springfield, Ill., to chart the direction of the young sport and its younger national governing body. Clear goals and objectives were set forth in several areas: creating a uniform set of competitive rules, enforcing those rules, continuing to increase the number of sanctioned events, improving the federation’s credibility as a voice for the sport, providing a clearinghouse for member’s questions on training and technical information, promoting event safety and sponsoring championships. On Nov. 1, 1986, Federation representatives met with the U. S. Olympic Committee in Dallas. In this meeting the USOC explained the minor changes needed in the Tri Fed bylaws before the federations’ application to the USOC could be accepted. At the end of 1986 membership had grown to 5,589 annual members. In 1987, Tri Fed mandated that any athlete competing in a sanctioned event had to obtain an annual membership. Membership skyrocketed to more than 34,000. This mandate only lasted one year because the federation recognized the policy, although fiscally positive in the interim was detrimental to the long-term growth of the sport because it discouraged the novice triathlete from competing. In 1988, Tri Fed planned a move to its current home of Colorado Springs, Colo., a move which was consistent with the long term Olympic goal of the sport and the federation, as the USOC was based in Colorado Springs. In 1989, the International Triathlon Union and the Triathlon World Championship (at the Olympic distance of a 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run) was created. The federation now had 24,729 members. In August 1990 the United States hosted the second ITU Triathlon World Championship in Orlando, Fla. More than 1,200 athletes from 40 countries competed. The International Olympic Committee officially recognized triathlon as an Olympic sport and the ITU as the sole international governing body in 1991. In 1993 the Pan American Games approved triathlon for competition at the 1995 Pan Am Games in Mar De Plata, Argentina. The IOC’s recognition of triathlon as an Olympic sport allowed the federation to be eligible for up to $250,000 in grants from the USOC. The first Goodwill Games Triathlon was held in St. Petersburg, Russia, on July 23, 1994. The sport finally reached its ultimate goal of being included on the Olympic program at the 2000 Games in Sydney, Australia. In 1995, Triathlon Federation USA changed its name to the present USA Triathlon; a move that further identified the federation with other USOC recognized National Governing Bodies. USA Triathlon currently supports national teams on several different levels and many developmental programs for both athletes and coaches. 3 Membership Corner USAT Membership has never been stronger! With over 47,000 annual members, we are well above projected numbers. You have been so great with spreading the word and telling everyone you know to become an annual member. Thank You! A few things to remember when going to a race……………………………………. Bring your annual membership card! It is so important that you bring your card with you to each and every race. Not only does it help out the registration volunteers, but it also saves you the headache of having to fill out a duplicate…. One more thing to remember for registration…PHOTO ID! We will not allow anyone to race without a photo ID. It is so important that you have your ID at each and every race. NO ID, NO RACE! If you have recently signed up for an annual membership online and haven’t received your card before you race read below… How to print your own USAT membership card 1. Go to www.usatriathlon.org 2. Click on the Membership button on the left side of the screen 3. Click on “View Membership Status” 4. Enter your information 5. After your information appears, click on “View printable version of card” 6. Make sure there is a valid expiration date on printout (12 months from date of purchase) 7. Print and take to race with photo ID as verification of your membership. This card is just as acceptable as your original How do you become an annual member of USA Triathlon? If you are not currently an annual USAT member, go to www.usatriathlon.org and click on Membership to sign up. We offer great benefits to annual members; you can read all about it on our website! One-day Fee for Relays In the past there has been some confusion in regards to the one-day fee for relay teams. Every athlete is required to either present an annual membership card or purchase a one-day license, regardless of whether or not they are competing in the entire event or as part of a relay team. Can an athlete have someone else pick up their packet? NO! Every athlete must pick up their own packet, even if they are part of a relay. This is critical for insurance purposes and to prevent race bandits 4 (athletes who race under another participant’s race number). Membership Benefits Tri All 3 Sports Discount Members Only Discount on Bike Cases - Tri All 3 Sports offers USA Triathlon annual members a $50 discount on all their custom-made bike cases. To view and select the bike case for you, visit their website www.triall3sports.com and then contact USA Triathlon to place your order, 719/597-9090 x107 or e-mail Lora@usatriathlon.org. Note: We do not have these cases in the USAT office. They are drop shipped from corporate headquarters in California. Choice Hotels Discount Receive Special Members Only Rates - As the Preferred Hotel of USA Triathlon, Choice Hotels offers USAT annual members discounted room rates. When booking hotel rooms for your next trip, do so through the Choice Hotels Sports Desk rather than calling the hotels directly. Doing so will allow Choice to provide you with great customer service and the special discounted rates. For a complete listing of all Choice Hotels, visit www.choicehotels.com. To receive the discount rates, please call (877) 240-2929 and reference the discount code of 00208630. Sports Basement Discount Receive an Ongoing Discount - Sports Basement provides all USA Triathlon annual members with a special 10 percent discount on all purchases throughout the year Sports Basement carries brand name performance gear at 30 to 60 percent off suggested retail prices. Visit their San Francisco store or their online store at www.SportsBasement.com and receive your 10 percent discount today! To receive your 10 percent discount in their store, please show your USAT membership card. To receive your 10 percent discount online, at checkout, simply enter USAT1A in the coupon code field. NEW!! USA Triathlon Coaching Performance Newsletter Available February 1st 2004 Learn the training secrets of the coaches. 6 issues a year-12 pages. Free to USAT Licensed Coaches, $24.00 to USAT members. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Write to PO Box 6819, Lincoln, NE 68506 for subscription information. 5 Or look for the flyer in your Membership Renewal Packet. RACE DIRECTOR CORNER Attention Race Directors: USAT is proud to announce that the number of events increased from 847 in 2002 to 1087 in 2003! We look forward to continued growth in 2004. For event sanctioning information go to www.usatriathlon.org, click on USAT Event info. and then go to Race Director and Sanctioning info. At this site you can find, among other things, the Race Director Newsletter and the Event Sanction Application. Please send any comments. email@example.com USAT Sanctioning would like to introduce Kathy Matejka as the new Event Sanctioning Manager effective March 1st. Angela Flannery will then become USAT’s Risk Manager. Kathy comes to us from the City of Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation Department where she has worked since 1998. Kathy has been involved with USA Triathlon as a Category 1 level official for quite some time. 6 Duathlon Corner USAT Coaches Eric Schwartz and Luis Vargas, in association with USAT, are hosting a duathlon camp in Boulder this summer. The USAT Duathlon Boot Camp takes place July 14-18 in Boulder with special guest Mark Allen. Athletes will run and cycle in and around beautiful Boulder with Mark Allen and other special guests. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or call 303-440-7358. The website will be www.duathlon.com/camp. 7 USAT News Troy Stiles – Team USA Assistant A native of Minnesota and a graduate of Bowling Green State University, Troy Stiles joins USA Triathlon as the new Team USA Assistant. Troy earned a Bachelor of Science in Technology, majoring in Visual Communication Technology and minoring in Marketing. While in school, Troy was the captain of the Men’s Cross Country team as well as a member of the Men’s Track and Field team. Outside of school, Troy has worked for the United States Association of Blind Athletes as a Communications/Special Events Coordinator and he has worked as a Camp Director for the Foundation for the Junior Blind. Kelley Paulus – Marketing Assistant A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Kelley Paulus joins USA Triathlon to serve as the Marketing Assistant. At the University of Wisconsin, Kelley earned a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Communications, and was a four-year scholarship basketball player. Along with playing sports, she also worked as an Administrative Assistant in UW’s Sports Information Department. More recently, Kelley has been working as an Account Manager for the Hewlett Packard Company and USAT is excited to have her join our team. Please Update Your Links to www.usatriathlon.org Recently, USA Triathlon renovated its web site at www.usatriathlon.org. As part of this renovation, many of the URLs to various pages on our web site have changed. For example, the link to the USAT rules is now: http://www.usatriathlon.org/Rules_Officials/rules.htm. Please go through your club's web site and check our links to make sure they are correct. If you have any questions, please contact Communications and Media Relations Manager B.J. Hoeptner Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-597-9090, ext. 105. Official USA Triathlon Merchandise Store! USA Triathlon is pleased to announce our relationship with Bluegrass Promotional Marketing as our Official Merchandising Provider. The items within this merchandise site were specifically designed and selected to fulfill the requests made by USAT members. If you have suggestions for future items, please contact us. Additional products will be added throughout the year to fulfill your seasonal training and racing needs, so be sure to visit the site often to see what items are new and what items are best sellers! http://www.costore.com/usatpub/ 8 New Credit Card Information for 2004 As of January 1, 2004, new credit card information will be required to process all credit card payments. In order to help prevent credit card fraud, USAT is now required by law to include the CVV Indicator Number along with the credit card number and expiration date. The CVV Indicator Number is the last three digits in the number on the back of the credit card in the signature field. USAT Logo Usage A Logo Standard Manual will be coming soon. This manual will tell you when you can and cannot use the official USAT logo. Until that time, please contact Lora Lantz with any questions regarding the use of USA Triathlon’s logo. email@example.com 719-597-9090 x. 107 9 USA Triathlon Promoting Athlete Development Journal This journal provides athletes and their parents with useful information. The journal provides you with a month-by-month account of significant events within youth, junior, and collegiate athlete development programs as well as coaching education information. The athletes can log their goals or significant events for the month, and parents can find useful tips to keep their children fit. The students at East Ridge High School provided the artwork within the journal. The high school is located in Clermont, Florida and is the host to 2300 students. East Ridge High School and the National Training Center have a strong working relationship. All proceeds from the journals will benefit youth, junior, and collegiate athlete development programs across the USA. 10 Order Form USA Triathlon Promoting Athlete Development Journal Name: ___________________________________________ Shipping Address: ___________________________________ City: ___________________________________________ State: ___________________________________________ Zip Code: ___________________________________________ Phone Number: ( )______ - __________ Cost: $6.00 per journal Shipping: $2.00 for 1 journal or $3.00 for 2 or more Total Amount enclosed: $_______ Payment Type: Check ____ Check number _______ Credit Card ____ Type: Visa Master Card Name on Card: ___________________________________________ Card Number: ___________________________________________ Verification Number (last 3 digits on the right on the back of the card): ____ Expiration Date: ____ Please mail your order form along with your payment to USAT National Training Center ATTN: Andre Lapar 1099 Citrus Tower Blvd. Clermont, FL. 34711 11 Race to Athens Youth Development Fundraiser USA Triathlon is dedicated to providing the support and training for our future Olympians in 2004 and beyond. The Olympics in Athens, Greece will be only the second time that the sport of triathlon has been included in the Olympic games. As we Race to Athens, we realize that we have only just begun in the development of future Olympians. Can you help us achieve our goal of setting the standard for triathlon worldwide? Supporting our future Olympians is a commitment to the future of triathlon and your donation will go directly to support youth development programs and initiatives. Yes, I would like to help USA Triathlon develop youth programs and training for the next generation of Olympians. Please accept my tax-deductible donation of the following: $25 $50 $75 $100 $125 other______ Check #______________Visa or MC # ___________________________exp.___/__________CVV#_ _ _ All those who donate $125 or more will receive this limited edition, USA Triathlon Race to Athens bag by Deuter. You will love this bag! The bag is a TransAlpine cross backpack for on the road or on the path. Airstripes system, hip belt, compression straps, helmet holder, hydration compatible. Committed Supporter_________________________________________________ Address_ ___________________________________________________________ City______________State____________________Zip_______________________ Phone __________________ Do you wish to have a receipt? ________________ Return Form to: USA Triathlon, 616 West Monument St., Colorado Springs, CO 80905 Fax: 719.597.2121 NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE A COMMITMENT TO THE FUTURE 12 Club Championships Southwest Region Nautica Malibu Triathlon- Club Regional Mid-Atlantic Region Championship Diamond-In-the-Rough Triathlon- Club September 19, 2004 Regional Championship Malibu, CA July 10, 2004 Michael Epstein Perryville, MD 818-707-8867 Neil Semmel www.nauticamalibutri.com http://www.piranha-sports.com Rocky Mountain Region New England Region Loveland Lake to Lake Triathlon- Club Mooseman Triathlon- Club Regional Regional Championship Championship June 26, 2004 June 26 and 27, 2004 Loveland, CO Waterville Valley, New Hampshire Peggy Shockley .25m/15m/3m road triathlon firstname.lastname@example.org .25m/10m/3m off-road triathlon http://www.lovelandlaketolake.com/ 603-293-8353 Keith Jordan email@example.com Pacific Northwest Region www.timbermantri.com Emmett’s Most Excellent Triathlon- Club Regional Championship Mideast Region August 21, 2004 Mideast Regional Championships- Club Emmett, ID Championship www.boiseaeros.com August 29, 2004 Indianapolis, IN South Midwest Region S-1.5k; C-40k; R-10k Regional Club Championship Series: Mideast Regional Federation Race #1 Metroplex Sprint triathlon www.usatmideast.com June 13, 2004 Dallas, TX Midwest Region www.runondallas.com ¼ Max Triathlon- Club Regional Championship Race #2 DeGray Lake Sprint Triathlon June 19, 2004 August 15, 2004 Innsbrook, MO Arkadelphia, AR Mark Livesay www.DLTmultisport.com www.ultramaxtri.com Race #3 Cinco Ranch Southeast Region September 12, 2004 Sunfish Summer Triathlon- Club Regional Katy, TX Championship www.cincotri.com Date TBA Meridian, MS Florida Region S-1k; C-35k; R-8k Madeira Beach Triathlon- Club Championship www.meridianathletic.com May 16, 2004 Madeira Beach, FL www.madbeachtri.com Congratulations to all the champions of each Club Championship! Keep up the good work! 13 National Age Group Championship to Return to Shreveport, LA Were you unable to get to Shreveport for this past year’s nationals or were you one of the athletes who attended but didn’t have a great race? Perhaps you were one of the lucky ones who came and conquered? Regardless of which category you fall, there is one thing that is for sure – nationals will be in Shreveport on September 18, 2004. USA Triathlon has already begun the upgrade to this year’s event. We are looking at going with a different body of water, which would change the transition area, bike and run course. We are also looking at having a “taste of the south” theme at both the pre and post event dinners as well as at the race. We will update you with more changes being done over the next few months. On-line registration will open early in 2004. If you want to get on the list for receiving a hard copy application, please email USAT at Tim@usatriathlon.org. For those who went to Shreveport this past year, we are hoping that all of you will automatically qualify for this year’s event. This has to first be approved by the Board of Directors. For those who didn’t attend the race, the new qualification will look like this: Athletes only have to meet one of the criteria. Qualifying must be done between the dates of the previous year’s national age group championship through the weekend before the next nationals. That will include any event taking place after October 4, 2003 but before September 18, 2004. The levels of qualifying will be: • All Regional and National Championships taking place after the age group championship of the previous year and the upcoming nationals, qualify the top 33% or the top five finishers per age group, whichever is easiest to meet. Starting in 2005, the regional championships that will qualify athletes will have to take place in the same calendar year as the age group championship in order to qualify athletes. • All non-championships sanctioned triathlons taking place after the previous year’s nationals and before next year’s event, qualify the top 10% or first-place finisher in each five-year age group. • All Team USA (triathlon and duathlon) members from the previous year receive automatic entry • All USAT All-Americans and Honorable Mention All-Americans from the previous year’s national rankings and USAT National Championships receive automatic entry. 14 • Each region is allowed to select one “special” non-championship Olympic distance event and have it serve as a regional qualifier. This event will qualify the top 33% of the athletes in each age group for the National Age Group Championship. • Athletes can qualify in any event, regional championship or regional qualifier, not just those close to where they reside. It is important to note that athletes, once qualification is met, need not do anything special except indicate on the nationals application where they met qualification. There will be no other step required. The audit of who has met qualification will be done shortly after the receipt of the application. If the athlete does not get a written request to submit more information within two weeks of submission, the athlete can rest assured that the entry has been accepted. Their name will then appear on the web site for the event hosting nationals. Note: The national age group championship is owned by USA Triathlon. This event is the only race other than Ironman Hawaii that athletes have to meet a strict qualification. All the other nationals that USAT announces are open to the public. 15 AGE GROUP RANKINGS ARE NOW POSTED Anxious age groupers can relax. Final 2003 rankings are now posted. To view them, just go to http://www.usatriathlon.org/fs_newsPC.asp?File=16-01-2004_0.txt . If you don't see the rankings buttons, try hitting the "refresh" button. Thanks to all of you who have written to us with questions. These have allowed us to catch many problems before we publish the final rankings. A few things to remember about rankings : • USA Triathlon did its very best to get all race directors to turn in race results in the proper format. However, not all race directors have complied. If a race is not showing up in your rankings search, you can check our 2003 Calendar to see if electronic results and all post-race money and materials were returned to us. • If you were a member of a world championship team, and this was one of your top three race results, it should be included in your final ranking. • Only your top-three race results are used in determining your ranking. • Triathlon and duathlon are separate rankings categories. You must either do three USA Triathlon-sanction triathlons, or three USAT-sanction duathlons in order to be ranked in either category. • USA Triathlon generally does not sanction races in other countries. Therefore, races such as Ironman Canada and the St. Croix Triathlon will not be included in your rankings. • If you discover a problem with your ranking when the rankings are published, the "Rankings Inquiry" form will still be available. Please DO NOT call USA Triathlon with your questions. 16 USA Triathlon Time Trial Application Clermont, FL; March 27 & July 3 Host Site: USA Triathlon National Training Center _______________ Check USAT Web site for Application Deadline_____________ Name: ______________________________ Work Phone: ( )____________________ Address: ________________________________ _________________________________ Age: ______ 3k Run Time: ___________ _________________________________ E-Mail: _________________________________ Sex: ______ 400m Swim Time: July 3 Time Trial March 27 Time Trial • The 3k run will be completed on a 400 meter track and the 400 meter swim will be swum in a 50 meter out door pool. These are individual time trials NOT races. • You can participate in both time trials. The Time Trials are a great way to compare your personal bests to others under the same conditions. It is a fantastic opportunity to interact with other athletes and coaches from around the country. All Time Trial participants will be able to attend the triathlon training clinic for free. All participants will receive a special USA Triathlon Time Trial Certificate with certified times. Time Trial & Clinic Fee: $25.00 Clinic Fee (check or Visa/MC Credit Card) must accompany your application to be considered. Please make checks payable to USA Triathlon. Entries are on first come, first serve basis. Entries can be returned via mail, E-mail, or fax. We are limited to 45 per time trial. Acceptance Policy: All accepted applicants will be notified of acceptance status via e-mail or phone by Friday, February 27th for the March 27th time trial or by Friday June 11th for the July 3rd time trial. Cancellation Policy: Cancellation after Friday March 12th or June 18th will result in NO REFUNDS AND NO EXCEPTIONS. Gear: You will need your swimming and running gear (shoes, socks, shorts, swimsuits, goggles, etc.) Schedule Times: • 8:00am - 9:00am Check-in and warm up • 9:00am - 10:00am Swim Time Trial • 10:00am - 10:30am snacks/food 17 • 10:30am – 11:30am Clinic • 12pm – 1pm Run Time Trial ! Please make checks payable to USA Triathlon ! I would like the above fees charged to my Visa or MC. CC#________________________________ Exp. Date:__________Total:$__________ 3 Digit CVV #___________ Signature:____________________________________ Mail To: USAT National Training Center, Attn: Andre Lapar, 1099 Citrus Tower Blvd, Clermont, FL 34711 Fax To: (352) 241-7162; Questions: Contact Andre Lapar at (352) 241–7144 x4216, or firstname.lastname@example.org or Alan Ley at (352) 241-7144 x4211 or email@example.com ______________________________________________________________________________________ 18 PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT (THE "WAIVER AGREEMENT") CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING. THIS WAIVER AGREEMENT WILL AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND WILL LIMIT OR ELIMINATE YOUR ABILITY TO BRING A FUTURE LAWSUIT. I understand and acknowledge that I am legally agreeing to the statements in the following paragraphs of this Waiver Agreement by affixing my signature below and that these statements are being accepted by USA Triathlon (“USAT”) in consideration for (i) allowing me to become a member of USAT, (ii) issuing me a single event license or permit, and/or (iii) permitting me to participate in any USAT sanctioned event; and I further understand and acknowledge that my statements are being relied upon by the various race sponsors, organizers, administrators, volunteers and other parties defined below as the "Released Parties." 1. I acknowledge that a triathlon, duathlon, or other multi-sport event (hereinafter an "Event") is an extreme test of a person’s physical and mental limits and carries with it the potential for death, serious injury, and property damage. I acknowledge and agree that it is my sole responsibility to determine whether I am sufficiently fit and healthy enough to safely participate in an Event, and I attest and certify that I am or will be sufficiently fit and physically trained to participate in any Event which I elect to enter, and that I have conferred with a medical doctor who has agreed to my participation in the Event. 2. On behalf of myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors and assigns, and anyone else who might attempt to sue on my behalf, I HEREBY WAIVE, RELEASE, and FOREVER DISCHARGE USA Triathlon, all Event sponsors, Event producers, Event staff, administrators, officials, contractors, vendors, and organizers (including race directors), volunteers, all other persons or entities involved with the Event, states, cities, towns, and other governmental bodies and locations in which Events or portions of Events take place, and the officers, directors, employees, agents, insurers, and representatives of all of the above (collectively, the "Released Parties"), from any and all claims, causes of action, damages, losses (economic and non-economic), and liabilities of every kind (collectively "claims"), for death, personal injury, or property damage, which may arise out of, result from, or relate to my participation in, or my traveling to or from, any USAT sanctioned Event, including but not limited to any claims for theft, damage to any equipment, negligence, partial or permanent disability, claims relating to the provision of first aid, medical care, medical treatment, or medical decisions (at the Event site or elsewhere), and any claims for medical or hospital expenses. 3. I acknowledge and ASSUME ALL OF THE RISKS of running, bicycling, swimming, and participating in all other sports and aspects of any Event in which I decide to participate (collectively, "risks"). I acknowledge that these risks may include dangerous conditions and exposure to potential physical injury or even death resulting from, among other things, vehicles or persons on the race course, falls, contact or encounters with other participants, staff, officials, contractors, vendors, volunteers and spectators, the effects of weather including heat, cold, and humidity, defective equipment, dangerous conditions on the roads or in the water, contact with other swimmers, boats, and other man-made and natural hazards in the water. By signing below, I understand that I will be participating in all aspects of the Event at my own risk, that it is ultimately my responsibility to risk participation in the Event, including but not limited to swimming in any open body of water, and that I am waiving and releasing my legal rights to sue for any injury or damages arising out of or resulting from all such risks. I further understand that these risks may be the result of negligence or carelessness on the part of persons or entities defined above as Released Parties. 4. I FURTHER COVENANT and AGREE NOT TO SUE any of the Released Parties for any of the claims that I have waived, released, or discharged herein. I AGREE TO INDEMNIFY and HOLD HARMLESS the Released Parties from any and all expenses incurred, claims made, or liabilities assessed against them, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees and litigation expenses, arising out of or resulting from, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, my breach or failure to abide by any part of this Waiver Agreement, my breach or failure to abide by any of USAT's Competitive Rules, and my actions or inactions which cause injury or damage to any other person. 5. I AGREE to abide by the Competitive Rules adopted by USAT, including the Doping Control Rules, as they may be amended from time to time. I AGREE that prior to participating in an Event I will inspect the race course, facilities, equipment, and areas to be used, and if I believe or become aware that any are unsafe, I will immediately advise the person supervising the Event. I FURTHER GRANT to the Event organizers, USAT, and their licensees the right, permission, and authority to use my name, voice, picture, or photograph, in any broadcast, telecast, commercial advertisement, promotion, or other account of the Event, and I WAIVE any rights to future compensation to which I might otherwise have been entitled for such use. 6. Any person signing below on behalf of a minor under the age of 18, hereby acknowledges that he or she has the legal capacity and authority to act on behalf of the minor and to legally bind the minor to this Waiver Agreement, and they agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties for any expenses incurred, claims made, or liabilities assessed against them, as a result of any insufficiency of legal capacity or authority to act on behalf of the minor in the execution of this Waiver Agreement. Athlete or Participant) Print Name: Signature: Date: Age: Date of Birth: (Parent or Legal Guardian for Persons under Eighteen (18) Years of Age) Name of Guardian: Signature: Date: Relationship to Minor: WA122203 19 For further Assistance with lodging, please contact Linda Jacobson at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (352) 241-7144 x4247 Holiday Inn Express: 1810 South Highway 27, in Clermont, FL 34711, (352) 243-7878. Located less than a mile from the Clinic Site. Special room rate of $76.29/night (with tax) for USA Triathlon clinic participants includes free continental breakfast each morning. Mention that you are coming for the USA Triathlon Coaching Clinic when calling to make reservations. Rooms cannot be blocked because the hotel fills most every night. Make your reservations asap! If you’d like to share a room with another clinic participant, please email the host coach: email@example.com by Friday March 5th. Other local hotels (within 7 miles) that may have available rooms: Vacation Village: 10301 U.S. Hwy. 27, Clermont, FL 34711, (727) 535-3736 9am-5pm, (352) 394-5933 after hours. These have kitchens for cooking your own meals. 6-8 people can be accommodated in a unit. Lake Minneola Inn Bed & Breakfast: 508 S Main Ave., Minneola, FL 34755. (352) 394-2232. Florida Motel: 1929 S Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34711. (352) 394-6016. Directions to Holiday Inn Express: From Orlando International Airport: Go North on AIRPORT BLVD East out of Terminal towards AIRPORT EXIT NORTH Turn onto the SR-528-TOLL West ramp towards INTERNATIONAL DRIVE/TURNPIKE/I-4 Continue on BEE LINE EXWY/SR-528 approx. 6026 miles Turn off at the TURNPIKE exit Merge onto FLORIDA’s TURNPIKE N 17.38 miles Take the SR-50 exit number 272 towards WINTER GARDEN/CLERMONT Turn LEFT onto W COLONIAL DR./SR-50 7 miles Turn LEFT to take the US-27 South ramp. After on ramp take first Right (Hook Street) Your will see the Holiday Inn Express on your right. Directions to USA Triathlon National Training Center: From Orlando International Airport: Go North on AIRPORT BLVD East out of Terminal toward AIRPORT EXIT NORTH Turn onto the SR-528-TOLL West ramp towards INTERNATIONAL DRIVE/TURNPIKE/I-4 Continue on BEE LINE EXWY.SR-528 approx. 6.26 miles Turn off at the TURNPIKE exit Merge onto FLORIDA’S TURNPIKE N 17.38 miles Take the SR-50 exit number 272 towards WINTER GARDEN/CLERMONT Turn left onto W COLONIAL DR./SR-50 7 miles Turn right onto Citrus Tower Blvd at the CVS, The USAT-NTC will be on your right USA Triathlon National Training Center 1099 Citrus Tower Blvd. Clermont, FL 34711 (352) 241-7144 Total Estimated Time and Total Distance: 43 minutes 32 miles 20 USAT Marketing Partners 21
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