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1998 Ohiopyle Triathlon

4th Annual Ohiopyle/Stewart Volunteer Fire Company 8x4x4 Triathlon

8 miles biking/4 miles boating/4 miles running

Sponsored by: The Ohiopyle/Stewart Volunteer Fire Compnay and Ohiopyle State Park.

Benefits to: The Fire Company

Date of Race: September 12, 1998

Starting Time: 10:00 a.m.

Registration: Entry fee $15.00 (if registered before September 6, 1998), $20.00 after September 6, or day of race registration. Registration will be held at the Fire Hall from 8:00 am - 9:30 am. Entry fee includes T-shirts for all those registered. Race will be limited to 150 participants. Refreshments will be provided following the race at the Fire Hall.

Courses: The race will be a staggered start at the entrance to Yough River Bike Trail (Ohiopyle to Confluence section). All start times will be posted at the Fire Hall Registration Area.

1st Segment: Biking 8 miles to Middle Yough Launch Area (Ramcat) (on the Yough River Trail)
2nd Segment: Boating 4 miles to Shipley Bottom on Middle Yough.
3rd Segment: Running 4 miles on Yough River Trail to Start/Finish Line.

This Triathlon is meant as a personal test to the physical abilities and stamina and determination of participants. All participants finishing the course will be awarded certificates of completion.

Awards: Top Male and Female Finisher.

Top Three Team Finishers: All team members must submit entries in one envelope, each team member completely an entry form.

Female Awards (top finisher in each age group) 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50 and up.

Male Awards (top finisher in each age group) 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29,

Special awards for the three top finishing firefighters.

All participants much finish in three hours or less to be eligible for awards. Awards at the Fire Hall following race completion.

Acceptable Equipment:

Bicycles: Of any type, that are manually powered (helmets required)

Watercraft: Approved whitewater craft (Coast Guard approved personal flotation device must be worn at all times while boating)

Legs & Feet: Of any length.

Obviously, the type of equipment used will impact the race results. Please remember that although awards are being given to first place finishers the main emphasis is a personal challenge and support for the Ohiopyle/Stewart Vol. Fire Company who serve the Ohiopyle State Park and surrounding area.

If needed, both bicycles and whitewater boats of a variety of descriptions are available for rental at reduced rates for this event. A portion of all rental fees collected will go to the Fire Company Truck Building Fund.

Please make prior arrangements for equipment.

The following Bike and Boat Rental Businesses in Ohiopyle are cooperating in the sponsorship of the race:

Laurel Highlands Outdoor Center800-4-RAFTIN
Ohiopyle Trading Post888-644-6795
Wilderness Voyageurs, Inc.800-272-4141
Mountain Streams & Trails800-245-4090
White Water Adventures, Inc.800-WVA-RAFT
Youghiogheny Outfitters800-967-2387

Transportation of equipment will be provided to and from the Middle Yough launch site and Shipley Bottom, however, participants are encouraged to make their own arrangements for transportation of equipement to and from Ramcat, particularly if special handling is required.

The Fire Company and the State Park reserve the right to cancel the paddling portion of the Triathlon in case of high water. The biking portion would be extended to 12 miles.

4th Annual Ohiopyle Stewart Vol. Fire Company 8x4x4 Triathlon

I hereby waive and release any and all rights for damage or suit I may have against the race, its sponsor -- the Ohiopyle/Stewart Vol. Fire Co., or officials of the race or Commonwealth of PA. I also certify that I am physically qualified and sufficiently trained to participate in this event. I also release any photos that may involve myself.

Name___________________________________________________ Sex________

Street/Mailing Address_______________________________________________

City __________________________________ State _______ Zip Code ________

Age (as of Sept 12, 1998) ____ T-shirt Size SM ____ MED ____ LRG ____ X-LRGE ____

Signature Required __________________________________________________
(Under 18 requires parental signature)

I plan to use: My own boat ____ My own bike ____ A rental boat ____ A rental bike ____

Checks should be made payable to Ohiopyle/Stewart Vol. Fire Co. and enclosed with this application. Mail to: P.O. Box 62, Ohiopyle, PA 15470.
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