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MESP Official Race Policies
- All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable to other athletes or other events.
- To replace or add a member to a relay team, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Number Plates and Race Numbers MUST be visible at all times in order for riders to be scored.
- Racers must wear the assigned timing chip in order to be scored.
- Helmets must be worn at all times during the biking portion of the race.
- All athletes are expected to conduct themselves in a sportsman-like way. MESP reserves the right to refuse future race entry and to disqualify anyone who conducts himself or herself in a way unbecoming of an athlete. Fighting, foul language, cheating and other un-sportsmanlike practices will not be tolerated.
- The timing director and the USAT official will resolve all timing problems. If an official is not present, the timing director will have the final decision on all protests with the consultation of the race director if necessary.
- Timing problems and protests must be presented within the posted 15-minute protest period. Problems and protests presented after the 15-minute protest period may not be addressed in time for the award ceremony.
- Riders starting in the wrong wave will be disqualified.
- Results will be posted online the day of the event.
- USAT rules are enforced. USA Triathlon officials will handle protests, and their rulings are final.
- Non-USAT members must pay a one-day license fee of $12 per person per event for ages 14 and up.
- Age Group: Determined by age on Dec. 31 of the event year, not by age on race day. For example: If you turn 25 years old in July of 2010, you will race and be ranked in the 25-29 age group for the entire 2010 season.
Age group participants shall be permitted to wear a wetsuit without penalty in any sanctioned event up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wetsuit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wetsuit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Age group participants shall not wear wetsuits in water temperatures equal to or greater than 84 degrees Fahrenheit. The water temperature will be taken on the morning of the event by USAT officials and the temperature will be announced all morning from the main stage.