The 2015 Pool 2 Path event will be a 10-race series occurring every Wednesday evening from June 17th to August 19th at the Daniel Meyer pool. These races will consist of a 500 yd swim followed by a 5k run on the bike path. Then the best 5 times will be added together to come up with an overall time for each athlete. Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers in each 5-year age group (20-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc.) and special awards will be given to the overall male and female finishers. A minimum of 5 races must be completed to be eligible for awards.
The Pool 2 Path Series is designed to be fun, relaxed and non-intimidating offering an encouraging atmosphere for beginner athletes while also providing a consistent course for those seasoned athletes wishing to track improvements or get in a speed workout.
Race days will be:
- August 6th
- August 13th
- August 20th
- August 27th
Registration will take place from 6:15 pm to 6:45 pm. There is no additional charge for race day registration. One event costs $15 for an individual, or you can sign up for all 4 events on the 6th of August for $50. Team registration is allowed on race-day only and costs $10 per person. However, there will be no awards for teams.
The swim portion of the race will begin promptly at 7:15. Assuming we can get enough volunteers, we will likely provide lap counters for those who do not have them. But it is advisable for participants to bring their own lap counters. Athletes will be seeded by estimated swim time. Swimmers will share a lane and circle swim with as many as 3 other people in the lane, depending on the number of participants. If there are enough participants that would require more than 3 people per lane, there will be additional heats.
After completing the 500 yard swim, runners will exit the pool and transition to the run portion of the event.
The run will be an out and back on the bike path with a small aid station at the turn around at Tolman Creek Road. There will be volunteers at key positions to aid runners with directions. But as is the case with all events, athletes should know the course and are responsible for finding their own way.
Directions for the run course are below:
- Leave Daniel Meyer pool heading EAST past the tennis courts (on your left) and making a LEFT (turning north) on the bike path.
- Run the bike path to Walker Ave and turn LEFT (west) on Walker.
- Run west on Walker Ave until you reach Homes and turn LEFT again (south).
- Continue on Homes to Normal Ave and then turn LEFT (east).
- Run on Normal for only a short distance before turning RIGHT (south).
- Continue on the bike path all the way to Tolman Creek Road before turning around and returning back to the pool on the same exact course.