Intro to CY Man 2020
The annual CyMan triathlon will take place on Saturday, September 12th- September 13th. The Iowa State Triathlon club is responsible for making this race possible this year, the fundraiser allows to subsidize race entry fees for athletes, pay for year-round coaching and to provide new equipment for athletes to use.
This year’s race will look completely different than usual due to the threat of COVID-19. CyMan is taking precautionary measures to help slow the spread.
All participants must wear a face covering when they are not racing, and everyone must social distance at all times. Volunteers have the authority to deny entrance if you are not in compliance. There will be no refunds and access to refund alternatives will be revoked.
To reduce contact, volunteers will not be marking athletes this year. Every athlete should have their own sharpy or permanent marker to mark themselves. There will also be no t-shirt exchanges during the event, if you would like a different size you may do so under the pavilion.
To reduce the risk of mass gatherings, CyMan has decided to hold a time trial format. Athletes will line up single file (6 ft. apart) and will enter the water at 5-second intervals.
Saturday, September 12th
Packet Pickup Location TBD
Sunday, September 13th
7:00 a.m.- Transition opens and race morning packet pickup
(Morning packet pickup must be arranged before race weekend)
8:45 a.m.- Transition closes
(Please stay in your transition zone)
8:45- Pre-Race meeting- transition zone
(Please stay in your transition area until your group is called)
9:00 a.m.- Race begins (time trial format)
10:30 a.m.- Transition re-opens for staggered bike/equipment removal
12:30 p.m.- Awards ceremony
(Virtualized on CyMan Facebook page)
Medals may be picked up at Bike World after the race. The results list will be emailed; names highlighted earned a medal. Raffle award recipients will be emailed.
What you need for the race
- Face Covering
- Swim Cap
- Swim Gear
- Biking Gear
- Athletic Wear
- Bib number
- Running Gear
- Nutrition (water/gels/etc.)
- Hand Sanitizer
All athletes must pick up their own registration packet, including each member of a relay team. There are no exceptions!
A photo ID and current USAT Membership card are required at check-in. Before entering Packet Pickup, you will be screened and assessed for COVID-19. Your temperature will be taken you will be asked several questions measuring your risk of COVID-19.
Everyone is required to wear a face covering to Packet Pickup and practice social distancing. Volunteers have the authority to deny entrance and participation if you are not in compliance.
750 Meter Swim
The swimming event is an out-and-back swim going counter-clockwise. Swimmers will keep all buoys on their left side as they swim the course. All athletes will start outside of the water to promote social distancing. Each athlete will start 5 seconds after the previous athlete to minimize contact.
Wetsuits are legal if the water is 78 degrees or lower. If the water temperature is between 78-84 degrees, wetsuits are optional. Any athlete using a wetsuit is not eligible for awards at the end of the event. Lastly, if the water temperature is above 84 degrees, wetsuits are not allowed.
22.5 Kilometer Bike (14 miles)
A portion of the roadway used for the run and biking courses will be closed due to traffic. Participants are required to obey all traffic laws while on the cycling course and follow all warnings and instructions given by volunteers.
It is the athletes’ responsibility to know the racecourse before entering the race. There will be signage and volunteer support along the course for safety and direction.
There will be no aid stations on the bike course.
5 Kilometer run (3.12 miles)
The run course begins going south on 80th st. Athletes will run an out-and-back on the trail ending with a 0.6-mile loop around Lake Petocka.
There will be two aid stations on the course with both water and Gatorade available.
Restrooms and Sanitation
There will be several port-a-potties during the race for athletes and spectators to use. Handwashing stations will also be provided, athletes are strongly suggested to bring their own hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes.
Local EMS and water safety will be present near the finish line area. Should anyone experience any medical issues, please notify the nearest volunteer who will inform the proper medical care needed.
Parking for both athletes and spectators will be at two locations: the Bondurant Recreational Sports Complex and the Diamond Brands parking lot.
Results and Awards
After the race, there will be a virtual awards ceremony celebrating the athletes who participated in the 2020 Cyman triathlon.
The Livestream will be held at 12:30 p.m. on the Cyman Facebook and Instagram pages. Medals will be given to the top three in each age group as well as plaques and prizes for the top overall age group.
If you decide to participate in CyMan, you agree not to hold the Triathlon Club at Iowa State University or any affiliated parties liable for contracting injury, illness, or death.
CyMan and the Iowa State Triathlon club hope to make this a memorable experience for all ages and are taking precautionary measures to ensure everyone is safe during the event.