Saturday, October 23 @ 7:00 AM
Morrison Parkway Boat Ramp 108 East Main Street
The Big Cajun Triathlon @ False River
The Big Cajun Triathlon @ False River: 1500 meters of swimming in False River, 40K of pedaling on the roads of Pointe Coupee Parish, and 10K on foot through New Roads. This is the only Olympic distance race in Louisiana this year. Whether a winding down the 2010 triathlon season or warming up for a late season Ironman, this is your race!
Big Cajun Tri Relay Teams
Don’t want to do the whole race? Come race The Big Cajun Tri as a team! Relay teams categories are all female, all male, or coed. Each team member will compete in one of the individual sports. Relay teams must have a minimum of 2 participants. (Yes, one team member can do 2 sports while the other team member does the other sport.)
Big Cajun/NRG Aquabike
Like to swim and bike but would rather not run? Here’s your race–The Big Cajun/NRG Aquabike: 1500 meters of swimming in False River and 40K of pedaling on the roads of Pointe Coupee Parish. Those racing The Big Cajun Triathlon as the swimmer and cyclist for a relay team CAN race the Big Cajun/NRG Aquabike as an individual as well BUT you must register for BOTH events. (Yes, you’ll have 2 timing chips!)
Big Cajun/NRG Aquabike Relay Teams:
Rather just swim or ride? Team up! Race the Big Cajun/NRG Aquabike as a team! Relay teams categories are all female, all male, or coed. Each team member will compete in one of the individual sports. Relay teams must have 2 participants.
False River 1500 Open Water Swim
Got gills? Rather leave the leg work to others? Here’s your race–The False River 1500 Open Water Swim: 1500 meters of open water swimming in False River. Those racing The Big Cajun Triathlon and/or Big Cajun/NRG Aquabike as the swimmer for a relay team CAN race the False River 1500 as an individual as well BUT you must register for ALL events separately in which they’ll be participating. (Yes, you’ll have multiple timing chips!)
New Roads, Pointe Coupee Parish
The Big Cajun Triathlon @ False River is being held in the City of New Roads, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA. The City of New Roads is a jewel on the shores of False River. New Roads and Pointe Coupee Parish have much to offer. Be sure to stay and visit, shop and browse. Remember that most of are visitors to this wonderful part of Louisiana so be sure to thank our hosts!
Directions to the race site
From U.S. Highway 190, take Louisiana Highway 1 north to New Roads. From the LA 1/ LA 15 intersection, follow signs to downtown area. Stay on Louisiana Highway 15 to Morrison Parkway boat launch, at Satterfield’s Restaurant, across from Regions Bank.
The total field is limited to 250 individuals and 30 relay teams (male, female, and coed). There will be wave starts. Wave starts will be determined prior to the race date and posted on the race web site as well at packet pick up.
The Swim–1500 meters
This is an open water swim. Water temperatures will most likely be in the 70’s. Though use of wet suits is subject to USA Triathlon rules, we expect that it will be a wetsuit swim. There will be boats and other water safety aid available during the swim but such should not take the place of training. You should be able to swim at least 1 mile before deciding to enter this event. All swimmers will be required to wear swim caps, which will be provided.
The Bike — 40K (24.8 miles)
This is a loop course. The course is very flat. The roads are paved and, under Louisiana standards, have reasonably good surfaces BUT do not be mislead by the fact that the City is New Roads. There are some potholes and areas that we will endeavor to mark to call your attention to them but you are required to keep your attention to your ride and your surroundings. All turns will be marked. Volunteers will be on the course but you are to stay aware of the surroundings and to know the course!
The Run–10K (6.2 miles)
The run will start and finish at or near the transition area at the boat ramp. The course will include the streets within and around the City of New Roads. The course will be marked and volunteers will be on the course. There will be at least 4 possibilities to pass an aid station on the run. The aid stations will offer water, fluid replacement drinks, and energy gels.
The overall male and female, master’s male and female, and grandmaster male and female winners will receive awards. Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female athletes in 14 and under age group and 5 year age groups from 15-70+. Awards will be given to the top 2 male, female, and coed relay teams.
Post Race Party and Awards Ceremony
Be sure to hang around and enjoy a post race party and the City of New Roads following the race. The awards ceremony will be held as soon as possible following each race. Unclaimed awards will not be mailed.
Beneficiaries & Causes
A portion of the proceeds from the race will benefit local charities including but not limited to Wheels to Succeed. Learn more about Wheels to Succeed at www.wheelstosucceed.org