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8th Annual Ranger Triathlon 5/17/15 – Austin

Gates open at 6AM; Race Time 9AM

TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Keena Miller
Phone: 512-462-5328, cell: 512-658-4444
Email: [email protected]

FOR RELEASE MAY 17, 2015

TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF’S 8TH ANNUAL RANGER TRIATHLON

USAT SANCTIONED TRIATHLON FOR ADULTS 15+

CENTRAL TEXAS KIDS TRIATHLON SERIES FOR AGES 7-14

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Austin, Texas – May 17, 2015 A great event for kids and beginners, Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) hosts its 8th Annual Ranger Triathlon today at the school’s south Austin campus – 1102 South Congress Avenue.

Course volunteers are needed to help during this unique event, with competitive classifications for everyone, ages 7+.

The school’s gated campus provides a safe, closed course with an indoor pool and mixed-terrain running course utilizing, stairs, sidewalks, grass and TSD’s track, with prizes and course distances for three classifications: Juniors (ages 7-10), Seniors (ages 11-14) and Adults (ages 15+).

Hosted annually at the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) and benefitting the school’s physical education programs, the Ranger Tri is a USAT (USA Triathlon) sanctioned event, open to the community.
Participants will find registration and complete details at rangertri.com.

Volunteers, please visit and sign up at: http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F044FAAAA29A75-8thannual.

WHAT: Texas School for the Deaf’s 2015 Ranger Tri

WHEN: Sunday, May 17, 2015
6:00 am – Gates open
9:00 am – Race time

WHERE:
Texas School for the Deaf
1102 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas

REGISTRATION: Online: http://www.rangertri.com; $45/person

PACKET PICK-UP:

Saturday, May 16, 10:00am – 5:00pm
1379 Family Sports Shop – 2727 Exposition Blvd., Suite 121.

* All participants must present a photo ID and current USAT membership card.

* Participants must sign a release of liability – in person – and may not pick up packets for others.

* For participants traveling a distance, please contact the race director to arrange race day Packet Pick Up at the information booth.

IMPORTANT: Participants must bring a photo ID and current USAT membership card to Packet Pick Up, WITH NO EXCEPTIONS.

* Non USAT members will be required to purchase a single-day license, available at Packet Pick Up, for $12.00 (ages 18 and older), or an annual USAT membership for youth, (ages 7-17) for $15.00.

* Annual USAT memberships for adults or youths may also be purchased online at usatriathlon.org.

BIKE CHECKS: All bikes must be checked prior to race, per USAT safety rules.

* For quickest entry on race day, entrants are encouraged to present your bike and receive the USAT bike inspection sticker prior to race day at Jack & Adam’s Bicycles – 300 South Lamar Blvd., Suite L.

* Bikes can also be inspected on race day before entering the transition area.

TRANSITION AREA: Open from 6:45am – 8:30am.

* PRE-RACE CHECK-IN: Body markings, bike and helmet inspections must be done on race day prior to entering the transition area.

* Participants may NOT compete without a helmet, and must have ANSI, SNELL, CPSC approved helmets only, worn and fastened at all times while on the bike.

TSD CAMPUS PARKING: Campus security will direct you to parking on campus.

TSD CAMPUS TRAFFIC: For safety reasons, all TSD on-campus traffic will cease and all TSD campus gates will be closed during race time, until the last participant crosses the finish, WITH NO EXCEPTIONS. Spectators arriving late must park off-campus and will be allowed only to enter as pedestrians.

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ABOUT THE TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF (TSD)
The Texas School for the Deaf is the oldest continuously operating public school in Texas. Educating deaf and hard of hearing students of Texas since 1856, the campus also provides outreach and educational resources for students, their families and professionals in the field throughout the state of Texas. With educational excellence and a strong belief in a culture and community at TSD, students form a unique identity based on their individual strengths and talents. TSD is an environment where students learn, grow, and belong. For more information about the Texas School for the Deaf, visit http://www.tsd.state.tx.us/.

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