Expo, Packet Pickup, Parking Information, Nutrition, and Other Important Peasantman Stuff!
 
Greetings Peasants! The fourth annual Peasantman is getting close! We bringeth important details for race weekend. You know, like logistical stuff, packet pickup, registration, parking, race nutrition, special needs bags, and more.
 
Expo, Packet Pickup, and Bike Check-in - Indian Pines Park
The Expo will begin on Friday evening (Aug. 19th) at Indian Pines Park and run right through the event. It's free to attend and open to the public with plenty of vendors, so we encourage anyone to come to the park and sample some great food and other goods. And if you're a triathlete you can pick up your race packet too, and check in your bike (bike check-in only allowed on Saturday). "But Peasantman, who are your sponsors?" Oh, we're glad you asked. Scroll down to the bottom here and you'll see them. They're on all of our emails and at the bottom of our website, too.
 
Expo Schedule
• Friday August 19th, 3:00pm-7:00pm - Expo and Packet Pickup
• Saturday August 20th, 10:00am-5:00pm - Expo, Packet Pickup, Bike Check-in
• Athletes' meeting (very important) - Saturday August 20th, 5:15pm-5:45pm
 
Race Start Times - Sunday August 21st
• 7:00am - Full Steel Distance and Full Aqua Bike Start
• 7:30am - Half, Half Relay, Half Aqua Bike Start
• 8:00am - Intermediate Start
• 8:30am - Sprint Start
 
Finishers of the Half, Intermediate, and Relay races will be knighted by the Princess of the Southern Tier, while the finishers of the Full Steel Distance will be knighted by the King of the Finger Lakes!
 
Note: For Full Distance competitors who plan on being out on the run course late and after dark, reflective clothing or tape is mandatory. Reflective tape will be available for purchase on the race site if you don't have any. You may also wish to bring a personal illumination device. We will provide some as well.
 
Volunteering
We can never have too many volunteers, especially kayakers for the swim and motorcyclers for the bike. If you'd like to experience the excitement of a triathlon like Peasantman, we'd love to have your help. Volunteering means you get free food and drink to go along with a free shirt and a party atmosphere. To sign up as a volunteer, visit our volunteer page.
 
Parking
Although Indian Pines Park has a large parking lot, the event will be taking up quite a bit of space. We don't expect the parking lot to fill up during the expo, but it will on race day. Because of that, we've reserved Keuka Business Park as overflow parking, on route 54A adjacent to the intersection at Ritchey Blvd. Parking is free.
 
Also, if the weather is dry we may be able to park on the athletic field just outside the entrance to Indian Pines Park (if it's wet it will damage the field). Please do not park along Ritchey Blvd. or Old Pines Trail. Parking will be clearly marked, so if the lot at Indian Pines Park is full, please park at the marked lots.
 
The neighbors around the park have been very kind and understanding when it comes to Peasantman, so we request that you do everything to respect their property on race day.
 
Race Nutrition
Pre-Race:
Bagels
Once Again Nut Butter
Bananas
Water
Gatorade
Tums
 
Bike Course:
Water (jug and bottles)
Gatorade (jug and bottles)
Carb Boom
Bananas
Once Again Nut Butter Packets
Tums
Vaseline 
Sunblock
Run Course:
Water
Gatorade
Ice
Carb Boom
Bananas
Once Again Nut Butter Packets
Salted Pretzels
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Tums
Electrolytes
Coca Cola
Chicken broth (transition area)
 
 
 
Special Needs Bags
How do special needs bags work? If you're new to triathlons, you'd use special needs bags to store your own personal stuff for the bike and run courses. We'll provide the actual bags, and you can supply your stuff. Or you can even supply the bags. The last aid station on the bike and the first aid station on the run double as special needs areas, so you'll want two special needs bags - one on each course. Get it?
 
With one special needs area on each course, this means you will pass it on each loop. With the run, however, you'll see it twice as many times because it is an out-and-back course. In other words... if you're doing the Half, you'll see the special needs station twice on the bike and four times on the run. Double that for the Full! Make sense?
 
Any additional questions about any of this stuff will be answered at the athletes meeting at the park on Saturday evening, August 20th at 5:15pm.
 
 
Remember to donate non-perishable food items and old bikes!
  Milly's Pantry is a Penn Yan-based organization run entirely by volunteers distributing food locally to those in need. So bring at least one non-perishable food item for donation on race weekend. You can drop it off with the volunteers at the race packet pickup area.
     
  R Community Bikes is a grassroots 501(c)3 organization that collects and repairs used bicycles for distribution, free of charge, to Rochester, NY's most needy children and adults. If you have an old bike no longer in use (in any condition), please bring it for donation. Just leave it with volunteers at the race packet pickup area or at the R Community Bikes booth at the expo.
 
 
Thanks Peasants... can't wait to see you all on race weekend!
 
 
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