DateSunday, April 21 2013
About the Event
The HOTV Triathlon / Duathlon / Kid’s Triathlon has moved to a new date that better fits within the triathlon calendar. Athletes now have another opportunity to race prior to the traditional start of the open water swim triathlons that begin at the end of May. The HOTV is a benefit for the City of Corvallis Osborn Aquatic Center, one of the best pool facilities in the northwest, offering a 50 meter heated inside pool and 25 meter heated outside pool (see pictures). And this is an event for the whole family as it offers a Kid’s Triathlon with two distances to choose from. The adult races (Tri & DU) are both TRI NW Ranked events.
WHEN & WHERE
Sunday, April 21st, 2013; Osborn Aquatic Center, Corvallis, OR
EVENTS: Individual and Relay Team Competition (Adult Races Only!)
Sprint Triathlon: 750 Meter Swim – 11 Mile Bike – 5K Run
Sprint Duathlon: 5K Run – 11 Mile Bike – 5K Run
Kid’s Triathlons: 12 years of age & under and no teams!
Short (Novice Kid’s): 25 Meter Swim – 1/4 Mile Bike – 300 yard Run
Long (Iron Kid’s): 100 Meter Swim – 2.5 Mile Bike – 1/2 Mile Run
6:30 a.m. Day of Race Registration / Packet Pickup
8:00 a.m. Triathlon Wave #1 Start
(Outside Pool – Click for OUTSIDE Wave Chart [PDF])
8:15 a.m. Triathlon Wave #1 Start
(Inside Pool – Click for INSIDE Wave Chart [PDF])
8:10 a.m. Duathlon Start (Starts on Track at the Finish Line)
9:30 a.m. Refreshments Available
11:00 a.m. Awards Ceremony (APPROXIMATE Start Time) **
11:30 a.m. Kid’s Tri (APPROXIMATE Start Time) *
** For safety reasons the kid’s tri’s begin at the conclusion of the Adult Race
Iron Kid’s: 1st Wave: Boys & Girls; 2nd Wave: if required
Novice Kid’s: 1st Wave: Boys & Girls; 2nd Wave: if required
* Due to variable wave start times, the awards ceremony will be held after the
majority of athletes have finished
START AND FINISH
Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr, Corvallis, OR 97330
ENTRY FEES (entry includes: T-shirt, Post Race Refreshments, ChampionChip Timing with all splits plus lots of fun)
|$60 (Individual) on or before 4/10
$65 (between 4/11 – 4/18)
$70 Packet Pickup/DOR (between 4/20 – 4/21)
|$35 (Relay Teams) per person on or before 4/10
$40 (between 4/11 – 4/18)
$45 Packet Pickup/DOR (between 4/20 – 4/21)
Each participant will receive a HOTV Commemorative, Shirt with their entry.
REGISTRATION [back to top]
TO REGISTER ONLINE: CLICK HERE
TO DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM: CLICK HERE
Note! You must check the Race Website after Friday at Noon, April 19th for your your assigned Bib#, assigned pool (inside or outside) and approximate Wave Start Time. Those who register after Thursday, April 18th will be assigned to the last waves, regardless of your estimated swim times.
Pre-Race Packet Pick-up / Registration – Saturday, April 20
Sports Authority; 944 NW Circle Blvd, Corvallis, OR from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Race Day Packet Pick-up/Registration
Osborn Aquatic Center, starting at 6:30 am
* Race day bike tech support will be provided by Peak Sports.
RACE PACKETS WILL INCLUDE:
RACE BIB NUMBER - Place your bib number on a piece of clothing that will be worn during the run portion of the event. Your bib number must be visible on the front on the run course and when you come across the finish line.
BIKE & HELMET NUMBERS - Each participant will receive a bike and helmet number that corresponds to his or her assigned race number. Please place the bike number on your bike prior to checking into the Transition, and place the helmet number on the front of your helmet prior to the start of the race.
Swim caps are not necessary and will not be provided, but you may wear your own cap.
SWIM: Once on-line registration closes on Thursday, April 18, all participants currently signed up will be assigned their pool, wave, lane and lane positions according to the 500 yard swim time asked for during the registration process. It is very important that participants signing up give the best estimate they can as this is the sole factor that is used to determine your swim start assignment. AA Sports will then post the “Wave Chart” here on this site by noontime Friday for all pre-registered participants.
BIKE: HOTV Bike Course
The bike course is 11 miles in length over quiet, scenic country roads with rolling hills. The course is basically an out and back with a loop around the Crescent Valley High School Campus and includes three challenging hills, two of which you will climb in each direction, and one in one direction resulting in five total climbs. The bike will be marked with bright signage with course marshals at each of the turning points. Certified Flaggers will be located whenever the course requires you to cross vehicle traffic. Below is a bullet point description through the course:
- Begin within the Transition Zone running or walking your bike through the “bike start” tent across the timing mats. Mount at the “Bike Mount” sign. You will turn left onto Highland Dr just 300 ft ahead and head north. A certified Flagger & course monitor will afford you the right-of-way while crossing very light vehicle traffic, a procedure that is in place at all points along the course.
- After the left turn you will cross the two busiest intersections in quick order, Circle Blvd 0.15 miles & Walnut 0.5 miles into the ride. You are now on low volume country roads before returning back to the Osborn Aquatic Center crossing these same intersections. Continue north on Highland Dr for 2.5 miles to NW Lewisburg Ave and turn right (MP 3.0)
- Continue east on Lewisburg Ave for 0.75 miles to TA Point #1 (located approximately 0.2 miles east of Shasta Ave: MP 3.75). Here monitors & Flagger will assist in you making the turn-around safely.
- Continue west on Lewisburg Ave for 0.75 miles to NW Mountain View Dr and turn right (MP 4.2) where you will begin the third and steepest climb on the course.
- Continue north and uphill on Mountain View Dr for approximately 1.25 miles to TA Point #2 (located approximately 0.09 miles north of Raintree Dr: MP 5.4). Here monitors & Flagger will again assist in you making the turn-around safely.
- Now it is a nice relaxing 1.25 mile downhill back to Lewisburg Ave where you will turn right (MP 6.65). CAREFUL! Be sure to cut your speed prior to making this right hand turn.
- Continue west on Lewisburg Ave for 0.9 miles (MP 7.55) where you will turn left onto Crescent Valley Dr. Here monitor & Flagger will assist in you in crossing the road safely.
- Continue south and east on Crescent Valley Dr as you circle the backside of Crescent Valley High School and back to Highland Dr at MP 9.25
- Turn right onto Highland Dr and continue for 1.85 miles back to the Transition Zone (MP 11.10). You must dismount at the “Bike Dismount Mount” sign and run or walk your bike the rest of the way into the Transition Zone to your spot on the bike racks.
VERY IMPORTANT! As you come down hill and approach Walnut Blvd (MP 10.60) you will be carrying a lot of speed. SLOW DOWN before you reach Walnut. You are only 1/2 mile to the finish and the few seconds you may loose is not worth flying through this busy intersection. There will be a large “Slow Down” sign and a monitor to remind you of this upcoming intersection. And remember, you still have Circle Blvd 0.35 miles directly ahead. This is an easier crossing since it is on flat ground but again use caution!
RUN: HOTV Run Course
The 5K run is flat & fast on very quiet neighborhood streets to the south and west of the Osborn Aquatic Center. The course will be marked with small, highly visable hot pink signs with black directional arrows. Miles 1-3 will be marked and there will be one aid station located at 13th & Garfield that participants will encounter at approximately 1.4 mi & 2.70 mi into the 5K run.
- Begin by exiting the Transition Zone at the north end, cross the “run start mats” under the tent, then follow the coned lane onto the sidewalk parallel to the Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis and out to the main road running through the facility.
- Turn right and follow the road past the track and south along Linus Pauling Middle School to NW Cleveland (0.19 mi)
- Turn right on Cleveland for about 30 yards then left onto Dixon St (0.20 mi)
- Continue on Dixon for 0.18 mi then turn right onto Garfield Ave (0.38 mi)
- Continue on Garfield for 0.27 mi then turn right onto 17th St (0.65 mi)
- Continue on 17th for 0.22 mi then turn right onto Cleveland Ave (0.87 mi). Note that you have passed the 2 mi marker but it has no meaning until loop 2.
- Continue on Cleveland for 70 yards then turn right onto Menlo Dr (0.91 mi)
- Continue on Menlo for 0.26 mi, passing mile marker #1, then turn left onto 14th St (1.17 mi)
- Continue on 14th for 0.18 mi then turn right onto Cleveland Ave (1.35 mi)
- Turn right on Cleveland for about 70 yards where the road bends to the right. This is the point where you will come to the water station for the first time (1.4 mi). Continue on Cleveland for another 100 yards to the intersection of Cleveland & Dixon (1.48 mi). Here there will be a large sign for the start of loop #2. You will again turn right back onto Dixon St for 0.18 mi to Garfield Ave (1.65 mi)
- Turn right onto Garfield for 0.27mi then turn right onto 17th St (1.92 mi)
- Continue on 17th for 0.22 mi, passing mile marker #2, to then turn right onto Cleveland Ave (2.14 mi)
- Continue on Cleveland for 70 yards then turn right onto Menlo Dr (2.18 mi)
- Continue on Menlo for 0.26 mi, again passing mile marker #1 which now has no meaning, then turn left onto 14th St (2.44 mi)
- Continue on 14th for 0.18 mi then turn right onto Cleveland Ave (2.62 mi)
- Turn right on Cleveland for about 70 yards where the road bends to the right. This is the point where you will come to the water station for the second time (2.7 mi). Continue on Cleveland for another 0.11 mi once again passing the large sign for the start of loop #2 (which you just completed) and coming to the access road at the back of Linus Pauling Middle School. Turn left staying within the cones and onto the sidewalk along the grass field (2.77 mi)
- Run within this coned lane for 0.11 mi to the intersection of the track (2.88 mi)
- Run the final 0.22+ miles clockwise around the track to the finish line passing mile marker 3. Be sure not to stop at the announcer mats located 100 ft prior to the large blow up AA Sports arch marking the finish line.
AA Sports, Ltd. is proud to support High School Sports programs. Our contributions have exceeded $350,000. Some of the sports programs we support rely completely on our donation for their yearly funding. Thank you to the athletes that participant in our events for allowing us the opportunity to extend this support.