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DAM Sprint Tri and DU

Date: July 10, 2022

Location: Lake Gardner, Amesbury MA (80 High St)

DetailsThe 12th Annual DAM sprint triathlon & the 3rd Annual is scheduled for July10th at Lake Gardner in Amesbury, MA. Both events are USAT sanctioned events and managed by a USAT Certified Race Director. This annual local favorite, is just 45 minutes North of Boston and the perfect race for any athlete, beginner to elite alike.

Eligibility: The minimum racing age is 13 years as of race day if they have demonstrated experience training/racing the distances they plan to race and/or are interested in participating as a member of a relay team. Email the RD at info@high5em.com to request permission to register a youth under age 15.

*Note: Fees do not include USAT License Charges

Event Schedule

Packet Pickup Options
Pre-packet pickup is strongly encouraged:
Saturday, July 9th at Lake Gardner from 5:00PM-7PM
Sunday, July 10th (Race Morning): 6am-7:30AM at Lake Gardner
*Note: Our friends at Riverside Cycle will have a bike mechanic available on race morning for any last minute requests/issues.

Event Day Timeline
6:00AM Packet Pick-up/Chip Distribution + Transition Opens

7:30AM Packet Pick-Up Closes

7:45AM Transition Closes

7:50AM Athlete Briefing On the Beach

8:00AM First Swim Wave Starts

8:05AM DUATHLON START

10:15AM Awards Ceremony Starts

2022 Wave Plan (This may change) 

8:00AM Elite / Para Triathlete

8:03AM Male 44 and Under / Clydesdale

8:05AM DUATHLON START

8:06AM Male 45+

8:09AM Female 44 & Under

8:12AM Female 45+ / Athena / Relays

8:15AM Novice+Rec / Aquabike

DAM Swag

All pre-registered athletes will receive the following:

  • Gender Specific Technical T-Shirt
  • Finisher Medal
  • Packaged Goods/Fruit
  • Cold Brew Coffee sponsored by Boston Common Coffee
  • Enjoy Your Life Beer Voucher (21+)

AGAIN IN 2022 THANKS TO OUR OFFICIAL CLUB SPONSOR, TEAM SIRIUS TRI CLUB, OWNED AND OPERATED BY WORLD CHAMPION TRIATHLETES, SIRI LINDLEY AND REBEKAH KEAT, WE’LL BE HOSTING AT LEAST ONE LIVE CHAT COVERING SEVERAL TOPICS AND A Q&A!! 


THE FIRST LIVE CHAT WILL BE ON TUESDAY, APRIL 13TH AT 7EST! CLICK HERE TO TUNE IN!

Triathlon Details

Swim: The 1/3 mile counter clockwise lake swim is very newbie friendly with a lot of support. Including paddle boarders, kayakers & on land lifeguards. After exiting the water, athletes will run a very short distance up the beach to the parking lot transition.  Swim Caps will be provided to all athletes that are required during the swim. The swim cap color will correspond to the wave you are assigned to.

Bike: On this 12.3 mile scenic, rolling course, you’ll travel on quiet roads through a picturesque New England farm country into Southern New Hampshire. The course has a few sharp turns that will be clearly marked.  The entire course will be heavily marked with signage and volunteers will be stationed throughout the course. You’ll re-enter Lake Gardner through the main entrance and rack your bike in transition. From there you will head out onto the run.

Run: This 3 mile course will be a mix of trail and road offering portions of rollers, flats and a few hills . Your first ¾ of a mile will take you through a well packed, maintained trail, staged parallel to the lake. Beyond the single track trail, sits Battis Farm, a beautiful open field, following a nature trail that will lead you out to a quiet & wide road. Just after mile 2, where you’ll have your 2nd opportunity for fuel, you’ll turn Right onto Rowell St. which is one “DAM” BIG Hill. Once you reach the top of that hill you’ll weave your way back to Lake Gardner to the Finish.

Duathlon Details

This summer will be the second annual Duathlon that will consist of a 2 mile trail run, 12.3 mile bike ride and a 3 mile run.

Run: Your first run leg will consist of a 2 mile run that will weave you through the Amesbury Trail System that sits just parallel to Lake Gardner.  You’ll start at 8:05AM by “RUN OUT.”  The trail is a well maintained, hard packed surface that is rated as easy terrain. The course will have small orange ground flags set throughout the single track trail portion(Stagecoach Trail), and then directional course signage once your off the single track. You’ll be following the Stagecoach trail into Battis Farm, a beautiful open field. This year due to some overgrowth at the farm, you’ll actually be turning around at the parking lot at Battis Farm and heading back the same way back to transition, via the Stagecoach Trail.

Bike: On this 12.3 mile scenic, rolling course, you’ll travel on quiet roads through a picturesque New England farm country into Southern New Hampshire. The course has a few sharp turns that will be clearly marked.  The entire course will be heavily marked with signage and volunteers will be stationed throughout the course. You’ll re-enter Lake Gardner through the main entrance and rack your bike in transition. From there you will head out onto the run.

Run: This 3 mile course will be a mix of trail and road offering portions of rollers, flats and a few hills . Your first ¾ of a mile will take you through a well packed, maintained trail, staged parallel to the lake. Beyond the single track trail, sits Battis Farm, a beautiful open field, following a nature trail that will lead you out to a quiet & wide road. Just after mile 2, where you’ll have your 2nd opportunity for fuel, you’ll turn Right onto Rowell St. which is one “DAM” BIG Hill. Once you reach the top of that hill you’ll weave your way back to Lake Gardner to the Finish.

Aquabike Details

Aquabike is a swim and bike combination race. Aquabike races in the United States are often combined with the first two legs of triathlons.

Who are the competitors? Aquabike races are usually comprised of athletes who:

  • Are strong swimmers and/or cyclists
  • Enjoy cross-training for other disciplines
  • Do not enjoy or have an affinity for running
  • Have an injury that prevents any running
  • Love the multisport lifestyle

We’ve been approached by a handful of athletes that are interested in this category, so in the interest and success of the event, we are introducing the category this year to the DAM.

Start:  Aquabike athletes will participate in their associated age group swim wave.

Finish: Aquabike athletes will cross the finish line with their bike.

Wetsuits

Athletes may wear a wetsuit and be eligible for rankings and prizes if the water temperature is less than 78 degrees. If the temperature is between 79 and 84 degrees, participants wearing a wetsuit will not receive a ranking or be eligible for awards. If the temperature exceeds 84 degrees, wetsuits will not be allowed.

Timing

All athletes will receive 6 timing splits:  swim, transition 1, bike, transition 2, run and overall time.

Results are in real time, meaning results will be immediately made available once people start racing. Participants you will be able to print your results at the All Sports Results Center by simply typing in your bib number.

Results

All Sports Timing Link:

USAT Information/Guidelines/Policies

Your racing age is determined by your age on 12/31/2022.

On race day you will be required to present a valid USAT Annual Membership Card or an identification card if you purchased a 1-day USAT license.

  • USAT Annual License – Ages 15-17: $10
  • USAT 1 Day License Ages 18+: $15
  • USAT Annual License Ages 18+: $50

USA Triathlon (USAT) Rules will apply at the DAM. Please review the rules at www.USATriathlon.org before race day.

Awards

Triathlon Award Categories
Top 3 M/F Elite: $500 CASH PURSE
Top 3 M/F Overall (NON ELITE)
Top 3 M/F Age Groups: 
15 – 19 M/F, 20-24 – M/F, 25-29 – M/F, 30-34 – M/F, 35-39 – M/F, 40-44 – M/F, 45-49 – M/F, 50-54 – M/F, 55-59 – M/F, 60-64 – M/F, 65-69 – M/F, 70-74- M/F, 75+ M/F
Top 3 Clydesdale – Male weight class (Clydesdale) 220 pounds
Top 3 Athena – Female weight class (Athena) 165 pounds
Top 3 M/F Paratriathlete
Top 3 Relays: Male Relay/Female Relay/Co-Ed Relay
Top 3 M/F Novice/Rec

Aquabike Award Categories
Top M/F in Age Groups: 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Duathlon Award Categories
Top M/F in Age Groups: 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
Top Teams: Male, Female, Co-Ed

Fastest Tri Team/Club – The average time will be taken of the top 4 team participants finishing times.

Fastest M/F Swim Split – This award will go to the fastest M/F swimmer

DAM GOOD Post Race

Athletes will pick from a variety of packaged refreshments not limited to bars, snacks, fruit and more. Cold Brew Coffee on tap from Boston Common Coffee & your race entry includes 1 free BEER from ENJOY YOUR LIFE for those 21+.

The awards ceremony is scheduled for 10:15AM.

Directions

Race Site Address: 80 High Street, Amesbury, MA, 01913

From I-495 N: Take exit #118 (Rt. 150) onto Rt. 150 Ext. toward Amesbury. Drive for 1.1 mi, until Rt. 150 becomes Greenleaf Street. After .2 mile, turn right onto Friend Street. Turn left onto Whitehall Road, then right onto High Street. Drive for .2 mile – access is on the left.

From I-95 N: Take exit #88B (Rt. 110 W) onto Macy Street (Rt. 110) toward Amesbury. Drive for .4 mile, then turn right onto Elm Street. After 1.7 miles, bear right onto Market Square, then continue onto High Street for .4 mile. Access is on the right.

Parking

Parking is PROHIBITED at race site. Please utilize the following public parking lots. Please abide by all Town signage. There will be NO PARKING signs posted on most streets surrounding Lake Gardner. Your car will be towed if you park there.

Parking: See options below in order of convenience.

–21 Friend Street, Amesbury MA (Public Parking) – 1/4 mile away from race site
–49  Friend Street in Amesbury, MA (Town Hall Parking Lot) – 1/4 mile away from race site
–24 Water Street, Amesbury MA (Public Parking) – Less than 1/2 mile away from race site
–9 School Street, Amesbury MA (Back of the Public Library) – Less than 1/2 Mile away from race site
**AVOID PARKING DOWNTOWN, IN FRONT OF BUSINESSES, THEY’VE IMPLEMENTED 2 HOUR PARKING IN THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT.

Charity Partners

This year a portion of proceeds will be allocated to the Amesbury High School Boosters & Amesbury Park and Recreation Department.

Volunteers

Do you know anyone interested in volunteering race weekend? Maybe it’s a friend or family member or work colleague? We have a variety of opportunities for volunteers and we take good care of our volunteers. All volunteers will be given a t-shirt and treated to breakfast post event including beer.

Please email Ashley at info@high5em.com

Company Event Policies

Event Cancellation: In the event, this race is cancelled/re-scheduled/postponed due to inclement weather, acts of God, or unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Event Management, refunds will not be given; however, you will be given a partial credit to next year’s race.

Course Modifications: Event Management reserves the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any portion of a race at any time in the interest of athlete safety or for other reasons beyond our control. No refunds will be issued under these circumstances.

Refunds/Deferrals: We understand life happens and things may come up. We’ve implemented a defer and transfer policy for FREE up to a certain date for all High5EM events. Transfers or deferments made after said date will incur a small fee for administration purposes. In the case of event cancellation due to public safety, inclement weather or some other unforeseen power at be, the event will either be postponed or become virtual.