2017 PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION: SPARC, a Chapter of DSUSA, Paratriathlon Training Clinic
Saturday, May 6th, 2017: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm and Sunday, May 7th: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm EDT

Location: Girls Preparatory School (GPS), 205 Island Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37405

SPARC, A Chapter of DSUSA, is proud to announce its second Paratriathlon Training Clinic with instruction provided by coaches from the Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club of Chicago, Illinois, which is also a Chapter of DSUSA.

The clinic is open to athletes ages 16 and up of all experience levels. The clinic will be held at the excellent facilities of the Girls Preparatory School (GPS), which is near downtown Chattanooga, and many hotels and restaurants. The clinic will include one and a half days of training in swimming (pool), cycling/handcycling, running/pushing, transition, nutrition, and equipment maintenance. The tentative schedule and registration information are listed below.

Registration is tentatively limited to fifteen athletes, first-come, first-serve, due to limitation of coaches and equipment. Registration is limited to athletes with physical or visual impairment that could be classified in one of the categories defined by ITU Paratriathlon Sport Classes (Categories) as listed on the USA Paratriathlon’s website: https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/USAT-for-Me/Athlete-Resources/Paratriathletes/Classifications. Registration fee is $25. Lunch will be provided on both days. Registrants are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements.

Tentative Schedule of Activities:

Saturday, May 6th, 2017
8:30-9:00 AM Arrival, Check-in, Registration, GPS Lobby
9:00-9:30 AM Welcome/Introductions GPS Lobby
9:45-10:45 AM Equipment Fit GPS Parking Lot
11:00-12:15 PM Session 1 (Swim entire group) GPS Pool
12:30-1:15 PM Lunch - GPS Lobby
1:15-1:30 PM Load up and Transport to Bike Trail Bike Trail
1:30-2:45 PM Session 2 (Group A Bike, Group B Run/Push) - Bike Trail
3:00-4:15 PM Session 3 (Group A run/push, Group B Bike) Bike Trail
4:30-5:30 PM Paratriathlon 101 and Rio Paralympics Presentation
5:30 PM Depart

Sunday, May 7th
8:30-9:00 AM Arrival/Check-in
9:15-10:15 AM Open Water Swim Skills (whole group)
10:30-11:30 AM Transition (whole group)
11:45-1:15 PM Brick Work Out
1:30 PM LUNCH/Depart

Payment for this event can be made by credit card or check. If you want to pay by credit card, please click on the link below the registration links on the SPARC event page. If you want to pay by check, please mail a $25 check payable to SPARC to the following address: SPARC, c/o Debbie Hightower, 6638 Declaration Drive, Hixson, TN 37343.

Registration Form for Participants
Please complete the following form to PARTICIPATE in the 2017 SPARC/DSUSA Paratriathlon Training Clinic.
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If a participant has a medical emergency at a SPARC-DSUSA event that requires treatment in addition to onsite first aid, the injured participant may be transported to a medical facility. The participant will be responsible for costs associated with transportation and medical care.
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NOTE: Maximum weight of participants is 200 pounds due to safety and equipment limitations. An exception may be made for individuals who can assist with transfers and ambulation, unless the weight limit of the equipment is exceeded.
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Triathlon Experience
Have you previously competed in a triathlon? *
How would you classify your swimming skills? *
How would you classify your biking skills? *
How would you classify your running/pushing skills? *
Paratriathlon Equipment
What adaptive equipment will you be bringing to the clinic to use? *
What adaptive equipment will you need to borrow at the clinic to use? *
If you need to borrow a racing wheelchair, please indicate your chair/hip width:
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If you need to borrow an upright two-wheel bike or tandem bike, please indicate your height:
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Please note any food needs, restrictions, or allergies:
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Please list three things that you hope to learn or take away from the clinic: *
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