2018 Quakerman Triathlon

Welcome to the Thirteenth Annual QuakerMan Triathlon

Join us on September 22nd, 2018 at Nockamixon State Park (just outside of Philadelphia) for the 13th Annual QuakerMan. The race is set on the banks of gorgeous Lake Nockamixon. QuakerMan begins with a lake swim, followed by a bicycle course on the rolling terrain surrounding the park, and finishes with a challenging run through the park along bike paths and backroads. Our Olympic “Plus” event will feature almost 39 miles of biking and the half will be approx 58 miles. Genesis Adventures will continue to bring you the best small-scale high quality events.



QuakerMan Triathlon – Olympic and Half, September 22, 2018

We will be hosting the Half and Olympic races on the same day.

Half (1.2M/56.1M/13.1M) 8:00 AM
Olympic (0.6M/28.3M/6.2M) 9:30 AM

In an effort to give our racers that best race experience possible, we will be setting caps on registration for our 2018 triathlons. The QuakerMan Triathlon will be capped at 500 competitors. Registration will be based on quantity of racers signed up at each price-point.

Location

The race is set on the banks of gorgeous Lake Nockamixon. “A great ‘late-season’ tri that will remind you why you trained hard this season”.

Registration and Pricing

Registration Regulations

  • Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
  • All participants must either be a current USAT Member ($50/year) or purchase a one-day USAT license ($15) during their registration process or on-site on race day.
  • All established USAT rules will be in effect and will be strictly enforced.
  • You must be at least 16 years old to participate in the Genesis Adventures Olympic event.
  • You must be at least 18 years old to participate in the Genesis Adventures Half event.
  • You must be in good health and physically prepared to participate in the Genesis Adventures Olympic or the Genesis Adventures Half.
  • You must show a photo ID to pick-up your race packet.
  • If you provided a USAT Membership number during registration you MUST show proof of membership by presenting a membership card.*
  • NO headphones may be used on the course.

*If you cannot provide proof of membership a 1-day license must be purchased prior to participating.

Cancellation Policy

  • Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
  • You may move from the Genesis Adventures Half to the Genesis Adventures Olympic, but no refunds will be issued. Any requests to change an existing registration must be received by info@genesisadventures.com no later than August 31st.
  • If the event is sold out, the entry fee is NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE.

E-mail info@genesisadventures.com for any inquiries regarding transfers.

The Course

QuakerMan Course Map

QuakerMan begins with a lake swim, followed by a bicycle course on the rolling terrain surrounding the park, and finishes with a challenging run through the park along bike paths and backroads. Our Olympic “Plus” event will feature almost 39 miles of biking and the half will be approx 58 miles. Genesis Adventures will continue to bring you the best small-scale high quality events.

The Swim Course

The swim course starts on the rocky shore of Lake Nockamixon near the marina. The water temperatures range from 73-80 degrees. For the Olympic Plus and the Half Distance, we will have a 0.6m triangular course that you will circle clockwise. You will keep the buoys on your right. The Half will circle the course twice. The first leg is 200m and then participants will have two legs of 400m to follow for a total of 1K. Use caution when you exit the water up the steep bank and to the transition area. You will find foot-washing bins prior to the TA entrance. We will wave start approximately 100 people per wave. You will receive your wave assignments at the time of check-in.
Lake Nockamixon is not open to public swimming. The only time you can swim is during the event.

Bike Course

Fire & Police will be present at all intersections. The bike course starts with a difficult 0.6-mile climb out of the park onto Rt. 563; you will turn right and begin the loop around the park. Each loop is 18.5 miles around with rolling terrain. You will turn right onto Rt. 412, then merge with Rt. 611. You will turn right onto South Park Rd. The first half of South Park Road has a large shoulder, which disappears when you reach Kellers Church Road. You will need to ride in the road (turns into Ridge Rd) and stay to the right. Continue to right turn on Rt. 313 and finally a right back onto Rt. 563. You will be sharing the shoulder of the road with the run course for one mile, you will be separated by cones, please remain to the left of the cones. The bike aid station is located at Deerwood Rd at the end of this line of cones. The Half event will have three laps. The Olympic Plus event will feature a long bike section of two laps. After your laps you will turn right back into the park and back to the marina. Use caution descending back into the park.

Bike Aid Station

The Bike Aid station is located on the corner of Deerwood Rd, close to the end of each lap near the park entrance. There is a drop zone just prior and immediately after the Aid Station. This is the only area where you are permitted to discard your used water bottles. You may pick up a new bottle of orange Gatorade or plain water at this location. Please yell out your preference to the aid station volunteers, then thank them for giving up their day for you.

Bike Support

Bicycle Support By Mark is the best in the business and will be on-site prior to the race for any last minute fixes. Around 9:30am the support will be mobile on the course until all cyclists are clear off the bicycle course.–>

Run Course

The run course for both the Half & Olympic Plus will be an out & back course starting on the bike path. You will run the bike path out to Deerwood Rd (mostly flat), turn right up the hill to Rt. 563. Turn left on 563 and run inside the cones to remain away from the bikers. The next 1 mile has a downhill, then an uphill before it flattens out. You will turn left on Old Bethlehem Rd. and run down to the turnaround. The Olympic Plus turnaround is at 3.1m, the Half turnaround is at 3.275m. You will return is on the same course. Half participants will run this out & back course twice turning around the “Magic Tree near the finish line before starting your second loop. Each mile of the run course will be marked with a mileage sign. (Half = White signs, Oly Plus = Yellow)

Run Aid Stations

There will be three run aid stations on the course. The first is in the main event site – just after exiting the TA, the second is the same as the bike aid station on the corner of Rt. 563. The third is at the Olympic Plus turn around. This will give you an aid station approximately every 1.5 – 2.0 miles. Aid stations will have Orange Gatorade, water, soda, pretzels, assorted gels, energy bars, some will have fruit & chicken stock.

Bike Support Provided By:

Local Bike Experts will be on-site prior to the race for any last minute fixes. Around 8:30am the support will be mobile on the course until all cyclists are clear off the bicycle course.

Timing

Chronotrack Timing provided by Happily Running Timing. You will receive your chip at race day check-in. The chip is worn around your ankle with the provided Velcro strap throughout the event. You will pass over timing mats as you enter and exit the transition area and at the finish line. You will hand your chip to a volunteer immediately after crossing the finish line. Timing results will include your swim, swim to bike transition, bike, bike to run transition, and run times.

Race Day Schedule




 Rules and Guidelines

You must pick up your packet in person! You will be not able to pick up your race packet at the event site on before Saturday at 6:00 AM for either event.

Have a photo ID and a USA Triathlon Membership Card ready OR $15 to pay for a one-day license at time of pick-up. Event sanctioning and insurance compliance require every participant of a USA Triathlon sanctioned event to be a member of USA Triathlon and to present a photo ID on race day. NO PHOTO ID = NO RACE, NO EXCEPTIONS.

For those who registered as a USAT member, a current USAT membership card MUST be presented. If proof of USAT membership cannot be shown, a one-day license will need to be purchased in order to participate.

Purchase a 1-year USAT Membership Here

Medals & Awards

All finishers will receive a Genesis Adventures Finisher Medal. Custom designed awards will be awarded 3 deep in each division for each event. The top 3 overall winners & special category winners will receive their respective awards and will be ineligible for age groups awards (no double awards). You must be present at the awards ceremony to collect your award.

Award Age Categories

  • <24yrs
  • 25-29yrs
  • 30-34yrs
  • 35-39yrs
  • 40-44yrs
  • 45-49yrs
  • 50-54yrs
  • 55-59yrs
  • 60-64+

65+ (Additional Age Categories added based on registrant ages)

  • Clydesdale (Male Only)
  • Athena (Female Only)
  • Relay Teams (All Relay Teams)

Event Photography

Gahres Photography

Gahres Photography will provide the event photography with on-course shots and finish line photos. Photos are available online a few days after the event and can be purchased directly from them. A link will be posted after the race to the event photos.

Weather

Quakertown, PA

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Rules and Regulations

This event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon and we will be following USA Triathlon rules. USA Triathlon has issued a set of rules to maintain consistency and order from race to race across the country. These rules include sections on membership, and rules of conduct for swimming, cycling, running, and transition.

USAT Rules Education.

We highly recommend that all participants review the USA Triathlon Rules and Common Rules Violations.

CHANGES TO REGISTRATION

You may move from the Genesis Adventures Half to the Genesis Adventures Olympic, but no refunds will be issued. Any requests to change an existing registration must be received by info@genesisadventures.com no later than August 31st.

Travel & Accommodations

Event Site

Nockamixon State Park
1542 Mountain View Dr.
Quakertown, PA 18951

Directions

Nockamixon State Park is just 30 miles North of Philadelphia and only 85 miles from New York City. The park is along PA 563, just off of PA 313, five miles east of Quakertown and nine miles west of Doylestown. The main entrances are along PA 563 and can be reached from PA 309 and PA 313, or from the north on PA 412. The main event site is at the marina.

Accommodations

WE SUGGEST:
Hampton Inn in Quakertown
1915 John Fries Highway
Quakertown, PA 18951

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