Life Balance Sports 10K Time Trial Series
Life Balance Sports
A great way to hone essential racing skills, the 10K Time Trial series continues at its popular venue in Gardner, KS. The first training race will be held on Thursday, April 13th with races scheduled once per month with the final event of the season on Thursday, September 14th.
600 New Century Parkway
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Due to road construction on the Gardner course, the September 14th race will be held at the DeSoto course. To map it:
33440 W. 79th St.
DeSoto, KS 66018
Parking is at Riverfest Park just northwest of downtown DeSoto.
Course Description: The course is out and back with the turn-around point near the halfway mark. There is slight rise to the turnaround but is relatively flat otherwise. The course is open to traffic but historically, traffic has been very light. Participants must adhere to all traffic laws and regulations.
Registration: Single day races are $17. Race day registration opens at 5:40pm and closes at 6:15 p.m. Checks are to be made payable to Life Balance Sports. Fees will not be prorated or refunded. Time trial/triathlon bikes, road bike with aero bars, and road bikes without aero bars (Merckx style) are allowed and encouraged. We’ve even had a few on mountain bikes give this race a shot.
All participants must have an annual USA Cycling license (available at www.usacycling.org) or purchase a One Day license. All riders must also complete the USA Cycling Rider Release form. <<Click link to fill out online and print. You may also log into your USA Cycling account and the fields will be filled out for you. Completing forms prior to attending the race will expedite the registration process.
Race Numbers: Race numbers are required and will be worn on the right side of the jersey.
Event: Riders will be started at 30-second intervals. First rider starts at 6:30pm. The plan is to have a holder at the start. In the event that a holder is unavailable, it will be a standing start.
Rules: All USAC rules apply. CSPC approved helmets are required at all times with the chinstrap properly secured. Promoter reserves the right to adjust start times and distances, alter or change courses, or remove riders from a race as deemed necessary on the day of the race. Riders 18 and under must have rider release signed by a parent or legal guardian.
Directions and Parking: From the KC area, take I-35 South to the US-56 W/W 175th St. exit and turn right onto 175th St. Exit onto New Century Pkwy (right) and go north to the race parking lot, the first entrance on the right. The parking lot is just north of the start/finish area and there are plenty of spaces available.
Restrooms: Restroom facilities are limited at this venue. There is usually a portable restroom nearby but don’t rely on that. Please make use of the gas stations and/or fast food facilities on your way to the course. Please consider purchasing some food or drink while you are there.
Pre-race warm-up: Warm-up is not allowed on the course during races. There are roads near the course to do warm up. If you must go through the finish area, please walk your bike on the curb or median to avoid false race results or interfering with those who are racing.
Weather: Races are held rain or shine at the discretion of the Promoter. Promoter may cancel, postpone, or combine events if lightning or other threatening conditions exist. Cancellation/postponements may be announced ahead of time or onsite.
***For notice of cancellation or postponement*** please visit the race web site at www.LifeBalanceSports.com Sports Blog tab and Twitter feed. The Twitter feed will usually post first. To follow on Twitter: @GinaSport or see feed in the right column of the website. Generally, the online posting will be made by 4:30 p.m. on race day if the race will be canceled or post-poned.
Results/Prizes: Results will be posted on the event web site at www.LifeBalanceSports.com. This race is mostly about bragging rights. Prizes awarded at random.
Race Director: Gina Poertner 913-602-0836 firstname.lastname@example.org
All updates and information available on the race web site and on the Sports Blog at www.LifeBalanceSports.com.