DateSaturday, August 2 2014
Entertainment & Post Race Activities
UPDATE: Blue Lake has reopened – water samples taken before and after the precautionary closure have shown safe, healthy water. Blue Lake is one of the most frequently tested bodies of water in the NW and it has multiple underwater aerators and other systems in place to keep the water fresh and healthy!
Justin Patterson, Metro parks and property stewardship program director, had this to say today: “Metro is excited to welcome athletes to Blue Lake Regional Park for sporting events, including triathlons — a great chance to enjoy the park’s safe and scenic namesake lake. We test the water twice a week to make sure Blue Lake is clean and healthy, and we’ve seen consistently great results this summer. On the rare occasions that we close the lake, it’s typically a precaution meant to put visitors first.”
About the Event
It’s a party! The Hawaiian themed Wahine (All Women’s) Triathlon & Duathlon, Hula Girl 5K & 10K and Hula Kid’s Triathlon will be held on Saturday, August 2nd, as part of a two-day event that includes the Mid-Summer Triathlon/Duathlon which is held on Sunday, August 3rd. Both days will consist of a festival of events including a Sport & Fitness Expo, live entertainment, Deschutes Brewery Beer garden, hawaiian pu pus, prizes, andmost of all fun, topped off with great competition. This event is limited to 1000 participants each day.
NOTE: DON’T MISS THE POLYNESIAN SHOW WITH FIRE DANCERS, DRUMMERS, AND REGGAE BAND.
Blue Lake Park, Fairview, OR
Sprint Triathlon* – 1/2 mi Swim, 12 mi Bike, 5k Run (8:00 am – Wave start)
Tri-iT Novice* – 1/4 mi Swim, 12 mi Bike, 5k Run (separate wave group during sprint start waves, waves start at 8:00 am)
Sprint DUATHLON* – 5k Run, 12 mi Bike, 5k Run (8:00 am – Mass start)
Hula Girl 10K Run/Walk (8:30 am start)
Hula Girl 5K Run/Walk (8:40 am start)
Kid’s Splash Pedal-n-Dash# – 50 yd Swim, 1 mi Bike, 1/4 mi Run (10:30 am approx – two waves)
*TRI NorthWest Ranked Event
#Timed event, no awards
TRIATHLON RACE RULES- CLICK HERE
IMPORTANT NOTE: NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED IN BLUE LAKE PARK.
Hula Girl 5K & 10K
New for 2014,we’ve added 5K & 10K run/walks to the fun at the Wahine All Women’s Tri event!! Come be part of the excitement and “Aloha” of this Hawaiian-themed, All Women’s event at Blue Lake Park! The Hula Girl courses will “flow” along Marine Drive – a very flat/”no waves” course that is fast with good potential for PR! Fun for “Girls” of all ages!
There will be live music during the Wahine after-race party – be sure to come in your favorite Hula Skirt or Lei necklace or a plumeria blossom tucked behind your ear – tutus and costumes encouraged! We even have a tutu vendor who will be in the Sports & Fitness Expo selling wonderful pre-made tutus and taking orders for custom made tutus!
THE POLYNESIAN SHOW WITH FIRE DANCERS, DRUMMERS, AND REGGAE BAND IS ALL PART OF THE CELEBRATION!
We’re excited to partner with Solemates in Motion for the Hula Girl 5K & 10K to support their collection of donations for the Raphael House. See announcement for details!
Hula Kids Triathlon
Most kids love to swim, bike and run – why not give them a chance to put it all together in one fun and fantastic race! Introduce the kids to the sport of triathlon in the perfect venue for the young ‘uns to “try a tri” – what better way for them to actually be part of the multisport action during the event. There’s nothing more fun and exciting than to see happy, proud, young faces crossing the finish line – you might just see a number of future superstar triathletes blossoming into the sport!
Race fee includes commemorative tech shirt & finisher medal, ChampionChip Timing, awards and prizes, beer (for those 21 and older), hawaiian food, and music. Kid’s will receive a T-shirt and finisher medal. TRI NorthWest members may deduct $10 from the entry fee (must show TRINW Membership card when picking up packet). *High school students or participants 18 years & younger may deduct $10 from the entry fee for any adult races (excludes Hula Kids Tri/Splash Pedal-n-Dash).
BONUS: If you register for the Wahine before July 1, 2014, you will receive a Fit Right $15 Gift Card via email during the first week of July! (Limit one per person.) You don’t have to do anything else to get the gift card – an email will be sent during the first week of July to all athletes who registered before the deadline. Watch for the email, be sure to open it, and then hurry in to a Fit Right store to get some of the best gear to help you train for your summer events! fitrightnw.com
ALL WOMEN’S TRIATHLON CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE FORM HULA KIDS’ TRI CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE FORM HULA GIRLS’ 5K / 10K CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE FORM
ENTRY FEES Individual $80.00 (on/before 7/31) Individual $90.00 (8/1-PPU/DOR) Team (per person) $40.00 (7/1-PPU/DOR) Hula Girl 5K $40.00 (on/before 7/31) Hula Girl 5K $45.00 (8/1-PPU/DOR) Hula Girl 10K $45.00 (7/22-7/31) Hula Girl 10K $50.00 (8/1-PPU/DOR) Hula Kid’s Tri $20.00
NOTE: T-shirts & Medals are guaranteed only to those participants that have registered by 7/28. Quantities and sizes will be limited after 7/28.
MAIL-IN ENTRIES: Must be postmarked (10) days prior to race day and sent to: All Women’s Triathlon, c/o AA Sports, Ltd. 4836 SW Western Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005.
ON-LINE REGISTRATION: On the www.aasportsltd.com website, through a secured transaction. Deadline for on-line registration is three days prior to the event.
CONFIRMATIONS: Confirmation lists will be posted on the website. Please check the website prior to coming to packet pickup to get your race number and to make sure there are no errors in your details. It is very important to let the race staff know at packet pickup or the race if you are planning to change races (i.e. change from Triathlon to Duathlon).
ONLINE CONFIRMATION LISTS (posted prior to event) ALL EVENTS – CLICK HERE
PACKET PICKUP INFORMATION
PRE-RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP: Friday, August 1st from 11am to 4pm at FitRight NW, 2258 NW Raleigh St., Portland, OR 97210 [Click here for map]
*Packet Pickup and Day of Race Registration will take place from 6:00am until 7:30am at the Start/Finish location. Guest lunch tickets can be purchased at the race for $5.00.
Download Course Map (CLICK HERE – Adobe PDF)
Triangular lake swim (water temperature in the mid to upper 70′s).
Bike (Triathlon & Duathlon):
Semi-closed (local traffic only) out-and-back on a section of Marine Drive west of Blue Lake Park.
Run (Triathlon & Duathlon):
Flat and fast within Blue Lake Park and along the Marine Drive bike path.
Race Results / Timing:
Timing of the event will be done using the ChampionChip™ Timing System. Participants must wear a Timing Chip on their ankle in order to receive splits and final results. If you own your own Chip, please provide your seven-digit Chip code at the time you register. Results will be posted on www.aasportsltd.com
Will be presented to the Overall Female champions and Overall Masters Female champions (Overall Female, and Masters Female will be removed from the individual age division awards). Awards will also be presented to the 1st thru 3rd place finishers in each individual age division, as well as the Open & Masters Athena divisions. The 1st and 2nd place teams in each relay division will also receive awards.
Individuals: 12 years & under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over. Also optional division Athena’s (women 150 lbs & over) in Open (39 & under) and Masters (40 & over) divisions.
Triathlon Relay Teams (combined 3 ages): 105 & under and 106 & over.
Friends and Family Division: A non-competitive division created for the sole purpose of allowing participants of different ages to swim in the same wave. For example, this allows mothers/daughters, girlfriends, siblings, etc. to enjoy the triathlon together and to help one another through the swim leg of the event. When participants fail to swim in their correct wave, their split times and finish time are compromised. So, if you choose to participate out of your wave choose this division to uphold the integrity of your results and the overall results of the event.
Duathlon Relay Teams (combined 2 ages): 0-70, 71-90 & 91+ .
NOTE: Awards Ceremony will commence at the conclusion of the event and winners must pick up their awards. Awards will not be mailed.
ON-SITE MECHANICAL/BIKE SUPPORT
Athletes Lounge will be at the race site to provide bike support, repairs, parts, and accessories.
Need a Wetsuit? Sign up today and reserve yours with our sponsors at AthletesLounge.
While wetsuits are not mandatory, they are recommended. A wetsuit will keep you comfortable in the water via increased buoyancy and warmth. Quantities are limited, so CLICK HERE to reserve yours in advance or call them directly at 503-477-5906 – 2671 NW Vaughn St, Portland OR 97210.
LOST AND FOUND
Any equipment that is unmarked will be returned to the lost and found officials for participants to claim. Please come to the event with all personal belongings marked with your name and/or race number.
Volunteers, including spouses and other family members of participants, or athletes that are unable to participate are welcomed and encouraged to help with the race. We need good volunteers to maintain the quality and safety of this event. If you are interested in being involved in this way, please email Connie Hines at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEDICAL & FIRST AID
WMI Global partnered with Healthsource Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab of Oregon will be on site to provide pre-race kinesiology taping, first / aid emergency services as needed, injury assessment, and care throughout the race. WMI Global is the largest and most experienced “Risk, Safety, Medical, and Rescue” company on the planet with operations that are global in scale, multi discipline, and multinational for many of the largest World Cups, World Championships, and Olympic Class / Qualifying events on the planet. For more information on WMI Global and their Pacific Northwest Partner Healthsource Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab, please visit: wmiglobal.com or direct contact: email@example.com or Shane.Espinoza@wmicorp.com.
MetroWest Ambulance Service will also be on-site for any medical needs.
DIRECTIONS TO BLUE LAKE
Blue Lake Park is located 15 miles east of downtown Portland, OR. Take I-84 east to the Fairview Exit (exit #14). Follow the signs to Blue Lake Park.
Portland Metro Parks will charge each vehicle entering the park $5.00 for a day use pass. We recommend car pooling. The park gate opens at 6:00am. NO PETS ALLOWED IN THE PARK.
LODGING & GENERAL VISITOR INFORMATION
Days Inn Gresham: 503-465-1515
TravelLodge Portland/Troutdale: (503) 666-6623
Best Western Rama Inn: (503) 491-9700
Hampton Inn Portland/Gresham: (503) 669-7000
Portland Oregon Visitors Association: www.travelportland.com
The Wahine All Women’s Triathlon is a production of AA Sports, Ltd.
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.