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Triathlon 500 Yard Swim, 10 Mile Bike, 5K Run
Duathlon  2.5 K Run, 10 Mile Bike, 5K Run
Aquabike  500 Yard Swim, 10 Mile Bike


Monday - July 28, 2014

Special thanks to all our great sponsors this year and especially to our 2014 presenting sponsor - Zeigler Auto Group.  A number of our sponsors will be on site again this year including Breakaway Bicycles & Fitness, Sub Aquatic Sports, Billy's Bike Shop, Gazelle Sports, and Agility Physical Therapy & Sports Performance. The Trikats, our regional multisport club, will be out in force this year along with the club's hospitality tent.

Weed update - what weeds?  Yes there are a few in the lake but nothing like what we had to deal with last year.  The Lake Association weed control program is doing the job well.

We are making a slight change to the layout of the swim course.  You can review the changes and a new map on the Race Data/Maps page.

39th St, the main road along the Y which we use for the opening/closing section of the bike course, is being rebuilt with new asphalt. A little work remains in the stretch from “FG” to “G”. But for the most part, it is done.  There are a couple spots from “FG” back to the main entrance of the Y which will be handled by the Road Commission prior to Saturday.

Let's look at a couple of basics to remember for yourself and your spectator or support crew for Saturday morning:


-No dogs are allowed on premises. Assistance dogs of course are welcome

-The Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center is not open prior to the race for venue visits or training since we have children enjoying camp up until race day.

-All athletes use the 38th St parking area. Remember-there is a long walk to the Rec Cntr. and then from there down to the waterfront.  

-Spectators arriving up until 7:45 should also use the 38th Street parking area. Spectators arriving after 7:45 must use the parking area accessed just north of the YMCA main entrance on 39th St.

-Handicapped accessible parking is available by the Red Cntr But anyone needing that must arrive prior to 7:45.


-No alcoholic beverages are allowed on site.

Friday - August 1, 2014

We are ready for Shermanator 2014. Some final notes before race day.

Please review the parking map.  Athlete access to the site is off 38th St. From “G” Ave.  There will be a large sign at the intersection to help guide you in.

There is a long walk with your gear from parking to the Rec. Cntr. for check in, and then a bit more of a walk down to transition.  Arrive early.  We start on time with first wave at 7:45. Pack your gear to make it easy to walk.

Review your gear today or tonight and make sure you are all set. Don’t wait until tomorrow morning to do that.

Duathlon, and Relays start with Wave 1. Aquabike athletes start with your age group.


We do not sanction the Shermanator with USAT, but we do use the USAT Age Up rule for continuity.  Your age group placement is based on your age on December 31st. For example, if you are 24 tomorrow on race day, but turn 25 by the 31st, you “age up” into the 25-29 age group.

Billy’s Bike Shop will do a quick check of your bike before entering transition. Bar end plugs is a particular point of review.

Breakaway Bicycles & Fitness will be on site to assist with any other last minute issues you may have with your bike.

We will have the wave breakdown posted tomorrow morning.

Water temps have been dropping. I wouldn’t be surprised that it will be around 70

by tomorrow morning. Wetsuits are allowed.

Weather - forecast is for a slight chance of storms.  That of course will change by tomorrow morning.  Our weather policy is that as we approach 7:45 and have lightning, thunder, or rain heavy enough to reduce visibility or traction on the bike course, we delay. We can delay for a maximum of 30 minutes.  If threatening weather continues past that point, we cancel. No other option.

We will be offering same day on site registration tomorrow morning  - $100 for individuals and $200 for relays - cash or check only please.  Let your friends know if they are not registered it is not too late.

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow morning.

Thanks,

Jim Mishler

The updates from the 2o14 event will remain posted until we begin posting updates for 2015. These will help give you an idea of some of the things you should keep in mind as you prepare for our 2015 Shermanator