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Changes Make EPIC Team Event More Accessible for 2013

October 28, 2012

Folks who would like to participate in the EPIC Dartmouth weekend, but can’t (yet!) take part in one of the individual events, have the option to enter as a team at the EPIC distance.  This is a unique feature of EPIC Dartmouth, as there are very few long-distance triathlons in the world that allow a team entry, and a great opportunity for groups of friends, family members, and co-workers.

In 2012, some folks forming teams reported it was easier to find swimmers and runners to complete a team, than it was to find a cyclist for the the 180k cycle leg.

New for 2013, we have created a way to split the 180k bike leg of the event into two 90k sections, making the team option accessible to many more competitors.  Now instead of what was roughly a one hour, six hour, two hour event, by adding a fourth team member, we have created a more accessible one hour, three hour, three hour, two hour event.  Of course you can still enter as a three person team with a single cyclist, and if you want to build a team with just two members that is fine as well:

We are holding the same team entry fee even with the addition of the fourth person, so talk to your training partners, club members, friends at your gym or workplace, and plan on joining us for Subaru EPIC Dartmouth 2013!

If you need help finding a team member to complete your team, please post a message in our EPIC Forum, Team Match section, or use our EPIC Team Match service.  We will help connect people that are looking!

 

How does the bike route work with two cyclists?

If your team is using two cyclists, Cyclist A will receive the timing chip from the team’s Swimmer, and cycle the first half of the bike course, out as far as the 90k cycle turn point.  Cyclist B will drive your ‘team car’ out the highway directly to a large parking lot just south of the bike turn, and wait at the team bike transition zone for Cylist A to compete the first 90k.  The hand off is accomplished by transferring the timing chip from Cyclist A to Cyclist B, who rides the 90k back to the transition zone and the teams waiting Runner, while cyclist A returns to the city in the ‘team car’.