Santa Rosa Island Triathlon

New Orleans Packet Pickup Opportunity

 

We have set up a Packet Pickup opportunity at Varsity Sports on Magazine Street in New Orleans. We will be there from 3:30-5:30 pm on Friday (TOMORROW), October 27th.

 New Orleans athletes who were registered for the 2017 Santa Rosa Island Triathlon will get their swag bag, headsweats visor and dry fit race shirt with picture ID. You CAN pick up another athlete’s packet – we will annotate, by name, that you received it for them. Family members and/or friends can pick up for athletes as well. 

Varsity Sports (www.varsityrunning.com) is at 3450 Magazine Street, New Orleans, 70115. 

 

 

24 Responses to “New Orleans Packet Pickup Opportunity”

  1. Marty Rohrman says:

    Is there still registration open for the ocr race? Are wet suits allowed? Is the water cold enough to wear one?

  2. Charles says:

    Hi Marty, registration is still open – see “Registration” to enter. The water is PROBABLY not cold enough for wetsuits. We will follow USA Triathlon rules to determine whether it is wetsuit-legal or not. Best regards.

  3. Dan Ashton says:

    Any chance any spots will open up?

  4. Charles says:

    We will review the database and make a decision on Wednesday. It would be at Packet Pickup Friday night.

  5. Dan Ashton says:

    Will there be some sort of notification or posting on the site? I would be coming from 3 hrs away.

  6. Charles Gheen says:

    Yes, we will make a notification on our Facebook page and on our website on Wednesday or Thursday.

  7. ben myers says:

    what should we expect about hurricane probability?

  8. Marlene Lemieux says:

    Due to the intense weather coming in,
    Will they allow us to defer to next years race
    Traveling 8 hours. It looks terrible weather
    Will ruin everything.

  9. Charles says:

    Government officials, Safety administration and law enforcement have advised the race is permitted to occur. There is no swim due to red flag conditions in the Gulf of Mexico and Santa Rosa Sound, our alternate swim course. The bike is truncated to 10 miles. Conditions could change at any moment causing a cancellation. We have worked hard to find a way to put the event on. We understand and commiserate with your situation.

  10. Charles says:

    Weather projections indicate little chance of a hurricane engaging Pensacola Beach and not during the timeframe of the race. After all these storms, we are all weather “experts” or at least we follow all the reports on the Weather Channel, weather.com and the National Hurricane Center, and we know things can change at any moment.

  11. David says:

    I want a REFUND, not safe for me to travel down there. Plus, I am not interested if there is no TRIathlon without a swim. I want my money back. Thanks.

  12. Kim says:

    Will I get a refund for the fee I paid for a triathlon that did not happen?

  13. Corinn says:

    Since the race was cancelled, will athletes that were registered receive a reimbursement for their race registration?

  14. Margaret Mary Butler says:

    I was hoping our goodie bags with shirts can be mailed to us (mine and my sons). Please let me know who to contact. Thank you

  15. Charles says:

    We’ve been asked about refunds and deferrals. We have had the same policy for years and it’s stated more than once on both our event website (santarosaislandtriathlon.com) and on our active.com registration page. When registering, athletes electronically signed a waiver which stated “I understand that, as a USA Triathlon Sanctioned race, the Santa Rosa Island Triathlon DOES NOT offer refunds nor deferrals to the following year’s event.”

  16. Charles says:

    We’ve been asked about refunds and deferrals. We have had the same policy for years and it’s stated more than once on both our event website (santarosaislandtriathlon.com) and on our active.com registration page. When registering, athletes electronically signed a waiver which stated “I understand that, as a USA Triathlon Sanctioned race, the Santa Rosa Island Triathlon DOES NOT offer refunds nor deferrals to the following year’s event.”

  17. Charles says:

    We’ve been asked about refunds and deferrals. We have had the same policy for years and it’s stated more than once on both our event website (santarosaislandtriathlon.com) and on our active.com registration page. When registering, athletes electronically signed a waiver which stated “I understand that, as a USA Triathlon Sanctioned race, the Santa Rosa Island Triathlon DOES NOT offer refunds nor deferrals to the following year’s event.”

  18. Charles says:

    An email is being sent to all athletes regarding (along with other subjects) further Packet Pickup.

  19. Kim says:

    You guys just banked all the money from this event and did not offer an event for any participants. I need to see this policy, where can I find it, where does it clearly state that there are no refunds? I realize no refunds but you also did not provide an event!

  20. The policy is on this website several times. Under SRITRI information in the Fees section and in the Registration section, it is stated, highlighted and repeated. It is also stated on our active.com registration website page. All registered athletes also electronically signed a waiver that stated they understood there were no refunds and no deferrals. This is the policy for all triathlons and road races that we are familiar with. USAT requires each sanctioned race to have a policy in place and we have had for many years.

  21. Kim says:

    Well hopefully you guys get good use out of all the money you made from this event you did not provide. Maybe next time you will do what is the right thing to do, versus what the rules say. I will never participate in anything organized by you guys and definitely have nothing good to say about your organization. You should be ashamed!

  22. Marty Rohrman says:

    Any chance of mailing my packet? I live in Indianapolis and it is a 12 hour drive. I come down 2 to 3 times a year and I won’t be back till until sprin

  23. Charles says:

    You’re on our list.

  24. Charles says:

    We’re not ashamed in the least – we’re a not-for-profit organization that contributes thousands of dollars to worthy causes (especially childrens’ causes) every year. Most of the budgeted money is spent prior to race week (permits, insurance, more insurance, equipment, barricades, shirts, transportation, medals, etc.). Because we tried to make a race out of the situation right up until Friday at 11 am, we had everything delivered to the beach and incurred all race day expenses (such as timing) except for two areas. We also intend to honor the contributions we make to area groups who volunteer for us even though we wound up not using them. We explored re-scheduling and couldn’t make any open dates work with all of the moving parts that comprise this race. As Race Directors who have been involved in the production of over 100 events, we did the right thing. If you were producing the event, what steps would you take that are fiscally viable? As Race Director what would be your solution to this complex situation? We are considering various options for mitigation for the athletes in the future.

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