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Event Program

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Schedule

Updated as of April 10, 2012

Date/Time

Activity

Location

Friday, April 27

 

 

9:00am-12:00pm

Focus Groups

Hilton-Agave III

9:00am-4:00pm

Packet Pickup/Expo

Hilton- Turquoise I/II

2:00pm

Rules Briefing

Hilton- Presidio V

3:00pm-5:00pm

Mandatory Bike Check-in ALL athletes

Ventana

4:30pm-5:30pm

Kids Fun Run Packet Pickup

Ventana

5:45pm

USAT Kids Fun Run

Ventana

Saturday, April 28

 

 

6:00am

Transition opens Standard distance

Ventana

8:00am

Transition Closes Standard distance

Ventana

8:00am

Standard Distance Wave 1: F 50+ and M60+

Ventana

8:15am

Standard Distance Wave 2: M 18-39

Ventana

8:25am

Standard Distance Wave 3: M 40-49

Ventana

8:35am

Standard Distance Wave 4: M 50-59

Ventana

8:45am

Standard Distance Wave 5: F 18-49

Ventana

11:00am

Bike Course Closes standard distance

Ventana

11:00am

Transition Opens Sprint distance

Ventana

12:00pm

Course Closed standard distance

Ventana

12:00pm

Transition Closes Sprint distance

Ventana

12:00pm

Sprint Distance Wave 1: Sprint National Champ

Ventana

12:05pm

Sprint Distance Wave 2: Paraduathlon

Ventana

12:10pm

Sprint Distance Wave 3: Sprint Open

Ventana

1:45pm

Bike Course Closes Sprint Distance

Ventana

1:45pm (approx)

Bike Check-out

Ventana

2:15pm

Course Closed Sprint Distance

Ventana

5:00pm-5:45pm

Duathlon Townhall Meeting

Hilton- Turquoise I/II

6:00pm-7:30pm

Award Ceremony

Hilton- Turquoise I/II


*this schedule is tentative and is subject to change

Event Info

Standard Distance

8:00 a.m. Standard Distance Wave 1: F 50+ and M 60+
8:15 a.m. Standard Distance Wave 2: M 18-39
8:25 a.m. Standard Distance Wave 3: M 40-49
8:35 a.m. Standard Distance Wave 4: M 50-59
8:45 a.m. Standard Distance Wave 5: F 18-49
Sprint Distance
12:00 p.m. Sprint Distance Wave 1: Sprint National Championship
12:05 p.m. Sprint Distance Wave 2: Paraduathlon
12:10 p.m. Sprint Distance Wave 3: Sprint Open

Bike Support

USA Triathlon is proud to call TriSports.com the official bike support shop for the 2012 USAT Duathlon National Championship.

Bike Support Hours

  • At TriSports: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Friday
  • Friday, April 27: Packet Pickup / Expo from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Friday, April 27: Bike Check-in from 3-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 28 at transition area (across from Ventana Medical Systems and E. Innovation Park Dr.) from 5:30-8 a.m., then on course until the last rider is off

Please ship your bike to:

TriSports.com
4495 S. Coach Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85714
Phone: 520-884-8743
Hours of Business: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday
website: trisports.com

The following services are available once your bike is shipped to TriSports.com:

Bike Services: $100 (plus return shipping fees if applicable)

  • Bikes can be shipped to TriSports.com.  If bikes are shipped to hotel or place you are staying, you will have to bring it to TriSports.com
  • Includes assembly, tuning, safety check, break down and repackaging
  • Must pack athlete name and hotel information with bike
  • Must mark handle bar position on stem, Aerobars and seat post height
  • Any obvious problems (bad cables, bent derailleur, flats, etc.) will be addressed during the assessment and corrected at an additional rate
  • Only building or only packing the bike will be $50
  • If you are going to build and pack your bike yourself but would like to ship your bike to or from TriSports.com, the storage fee will be $20
Support provided at transition will be limited to basic bike needs such as airing tires, helping to change flats, gear and break adjustments.  Any other bike issues will be handled at TriSports.com.
  • Athletes are to take their bikes to TriSports store for shipment home by 6 p.m. on race day, April 28.  If this deadline is not met, the next time to check in bikes will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 30.
  • Bikes will be packed for shipment home in the order that they are received back into the store.
If you did not use High Country Shipping or include your shipping tag with your bike, you will be required to pay return shipping charges upon picking up your bike.  TriSports.com will be shipping via UPS Ground.

 

Bike Shipping with High Country Shipping

  • High Country Shipping (HCS) and USA Triathlon have teamed up to coordinate bike shipping for cyclists competing in all USA Triathlon events.
  • As an authorized Fed-Ex shipper, High Country Shipping provides competitive rates and unsurpassed customer service.
  • HCS sends shipping labels in advance, coordinates bike assembly (when desired) and guarantees on-time delivery.  The process is simple and time efficient.
  • To arrange shipping, go to: http://highcountryshipping.com/usa_triathlon.html or call 877-231-1363

Bike Rental

Going to be in town for Duathlon Nationals but don’t want to pay the outrageous prices to fly with your bike? Choose from our fleet of Cervelo and Guru bikes, so you don’t have to hassle with lugging your bike through the airport. For information on pricing, availability, and to secure your rental today, CLICK HERE.

Parking

Team USA Qualification

 

Qualify to represent the United States at the World Championships. This is the only qualifying event for the 2012 Standard Duathlon World Championships in Nancy, France. The top 18 in each age group rolling down to 25th place.

Standard Duathlon
Qualification Process Information
Rankings Qualifier Information
Rankings FAQ

Paraduathlon
Athletes finishing the race in 2 hours or less qualify for World Championships
For more information CLICK HERE to learn about the chance to qualify for World Championships.

Town Hall Meeting

To all 2012 USAT Duathlon Nationals participants:
Welcome back to the 2012 Duathlon National championships in Tucson! The USAT duathlon committee would like to invite all of you to the second annual Duathlon Nationals town hall meeting on April 28th from 5-6 pm at the Hilton El Conquistador. A happy hour with complimentary drinks will be provided to the athletes attending the town hall meeting (first come, first serve). Topics will include a short review of last year’s Town Hall Meeting, what the USAT duathlon committee has been working on in 2012, and a short Q and A session at the end.
Once the duathlon development plan was finalized in 2011, the duathlon committee was divided into four subcommittees. The four subcommittees are:
1. Regional Duathlon Championships and series for 2013
2. Duathlon Promotions
3. Duathlon Community Involvement-Age Group
4. Duathlon Community Involvement-Youth
We will be presenting the activities and work being done by these sub-committees. And, one special guest - Steve Jonas, author of Duathlon Training and Racing for Ordinary Mortals®: Getting Started and Staying with It (Guilford, CT: FalconGuides/Globe Pequot Press, 2012) - will be discussing his book during the town hall meeting before the awards ceremony.
We hope to see all of you at the 2012 town hall meeting!

Best Regards,

Tonya Armstrong
Co-Chair USAT Duathlon Commmittee

Exploring Arizona

Explore the Region
Experience the real Southwest in Southern Arizona. Whether you want a taste of the Old West, outdoor adventures, world-class golf, or a luxury getaway, a tour of the region’s diverse communities will provide you with pleasant surprises and new memories.

Oro Valley
Click here to view an Oro Valley trail map
(PDF)
Just north of Tucson, Oro Valley is a distinctive community noted for its arts and cultural offerings and its picture perfect location. Covering 34 square miles, Oro Valley has nearly 44,000 residents. Thanks to its small-town feel, Family Circle magazine named it one of the top 10 places in the country to raise a family in 2008.

Located at the base of majestic Pusch Ridge, the Oro Valley is surrounded by saguaro forests and captivating mountain views. The area’s scenic beauty makes it a natural setting for outdoor recreation. The town offers an extensive trail system including both paved and dirt surfaces, providing plenty of options for hiking, biking, inline skating, running, and horseback riding. Oro Valley is also the gateway to Catalina State Park, a favored spot of birdwatchers and outdoor adventurers.

Serious athletes know Oro Valley as a place to train and compete. Each December, the town hosts the Holualoa Tucson Marathon—a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon — and the Arizona Distance Classic half marathon is held in March. The UMC El Tour de Tucson cycling event passes through Oro Valley in November.

Visitors will find numerous opportunities to enjoy the arts as well. Public art is prominent throughout the community and the town hosts four annual arts festivals: Oro Valley Classic Car Show, BBQ and Blues Family Festival in February; Arts in the Park in March; Arts Fest in November; and Festival of the Arts in December. The town also holds an annual holiday tree-lighting event and parade.

Green Valley-Sahuarita
South of Tucson, Green Valley and Sahuarita offer intriguing attractions, a leisurely lifestyle, and beautiful golf courses. Inquisitive minds will enjoy a tour of the Titan Missile Museum, the only cold-war era missile silo open to the public, or a visit to the ASARCO Mineral Discover Center. Nearby Madera Canyon is a birdwatchers paradise where rare birds are frequently sighted. Where to Retire and New Choices for Retirement magazines have both named Green Valley one of the country’s best places to retire.

Marana
Marana is a blossoming community with close ties to the past. Although the city wasn’t incorporated until 1977, it was identified on Southern Pacific Railroad maps as early as 1890. In 2007, the Word Golf Championships put the spotlight on Marana by bringing the Accenture Match Play Championship to the area. Home to The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, Marana appeals to vacationers looking for a luxurious getaway as well as residents looking for a relaxed, friendly community to call home. 

Cochise County
Encompassing the scenic sky-island mountains and desert riparian preserves of southeastern Arizona, Cochise County is a land of Old West Legends.  Tombstone, “the town too tough to die,” and Cochise’s Stronghold are located in the Western portion of the county. The historic mining town of Bisbee and Fort Huachuca, one of the oldest military out posts in the West are also here.

Cochise County is also noted for outdoor adventures as well. Birding is extremely popular in the 36-mile-long San Pedro Riparian Conservation Area and the Nature Conservancy’s Ramsey Canyon Nature Preserve near Sierra Vista. One of the most spectacular “living” caves in the world, Kartchner Caverns, is located near the city of Benson.

Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz County offers an eclectic blend of history, culture, art, and natural beauty. The artists’ colony of Tubac is a great place to start a tour of the surrounding sites. Explore the historic mission ruins at Tumacacori, experience Mexican culture with a trip to the border town of Nogales, and taste local wine in Sonoita and Elgin. Visit the Nature Conservancy's Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve or Patagonia State Park to enjoy nature at its best. 

Graham County
Set against the Gila River and majestic Mount Graham, Graham County offers adventure and relaxation. Backpack through Aravaipa Canyon, hike alongside Bonita Creek, fish at Roper Lake or soak in the natural mineral hot springs near the town of Safford.

Tourism information provided by:

Volunteer

Join the USA Triathlon team and become a volunteer for the Collegiate National Championships. If you are interested in volunteering please CLICK HERE.

 

USAT Duathlon National Championship is presented by TriSports.com

Webinar Replay


Take a chance to review the Duathlon National Championship pre-race webinar hosted by Race Director, Jeff Dyrek, from Thursday, April 12th. This pre-race briefing will give you all the information you need to be fully prepared for the weekend.

Volunteer for a USA Triathlon National Championship

Award Categories

Standard Duathlon Nationals
Podium Medals

Category

Place

18-19 (male/female)

1-3

20-24 (male/female)

1-3

25-29 (male/female)

1-3

30-34 (male/female)

1-3

35-39 (male/female)

1-3

40-44 (male/female)

1-3

45-49 (male/female)

1-3

50-54 (male/female)

1-3

55-59 (male/female)

1-3

60-64 (male/female)

1-3

65-69 (male/female)

1-3

70-74 (male/female)

1-3

75-79 (male/female)

1-3

80- 84 (male/female)

1-3

85-89 (male)

1-3


Sprint Duathlon Nationals
USAT Trophies

Category

Place

16-19 (male/female)

1-3

20-24 (male/female)

1-3

25-29 (male/female)

1-3

30-34 (male/female)

1-3

35-39 (male/female)

1-3

40-44 (male/female)

1-3

45-49 (male/female)

1-3

50-54 (male/female)

1-3

55-59 (male/female)

1-3

60-64 (male/female)

1-3

65-69 (male/female)

1-3

70-74 (male/female)

1-3

75-79 (male/female)

1-3

80- 84 (male/female)

1-3

85-89 (male)

1-3


*If any athlete does not pick up their award during the award ceremony they need to contact Nationalevents@usatriathlon.org to request their award and send a check for $15 to cover shipping. USA Triathlon will only hold awards for 60 days following the event and then the awards will be donated to charity or recycled.

Anti-Doping

Athletes competing in events sanctioned by any National Governing Body (NGB), including USA Triathlon, should be aware that drug testing is an important part of protecting the rights of clean athletes at all levels of competition and age levels, in both in-competition and out-of-competition settings. All USA Triathlon-sanctioned events are subject to testing, including the Duathlon National Championship.

The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) is the national anti-doping organization for the Olympic and Paralympic Movement in the United States. USADA provides many resources for athletes to better understand the anti-doping program and their personal rights and responsibilities.

All athletes are encouraged to visit the USADA website — www.usada.org — for more information on the sample collection process and their anti-doping rights and responsibilities. Athletes interested in learning more about what substances are prohibited should view the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

Since athletes are responsible at all times for the substances in their bodies, it is very important to understand what substances are prohibited. USADA provides several options for athletes to check if the substances they are taking are prohibited or not prohibited. Athletes can check the status of their medications using the Global Drug Reference Online resource, Global DRO, or download the free mobile application of GlobalDRO onto their smart phones. To download the mobile application, access the internet from your smartphone and go to www.GlobalDRO.com, bookmark the icon to your phone and search medications when you have access to the internet. Any additional questions about prohibited substances can be directed to USADA’s Drug Reference Line at 800-233-0393.

If an athlete is taking a medication that is medically necessary and is prohibited, they may need a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE). There are varying categories based on competition level, and detailed information about the TUE process can be found at http://www.usada.org/tue. A TUE allows an athlete with a legitimate medical need for an otherwise prohibited substance to use that substance in sport with prior approval. All TUEs must be submitted to tue@usada.org or faxed to 719-785-2029 for processing. USADA has the authority to process all International Triathlon Union TUEs. Those U.S. athletes competing in the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) events by virtue of their USA Triathlon membership, are required to follow the TUE Policies of USADA and should contact USADA to confirm if a TUE is required.

It is the responsibility of all athletes to compete clean, and they are encouraged to review the resources linked here or to contact USADA with any questions.

For more information, visit USA Triathlon's Anti-Doping Education page or visit the USADA NGB Event page.

Anti Doping FAQ's (Anti Doping Education Page)
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