Iron Cowboy Relay

SWTJC Iron Cowboy Relay logo

The 1st Annual SWTJC Iron Cowboy Relays will take place at the SWTJC Uvalde Swim Center on Saturday, April 8, 2017. This is a team competition and/or Individual event. We will have five divisions, All Male Team, All Female Team, Mixed Team, Youth Team (12&under), and Individual.  All coed teams MUST be composed of two men and two women. Each team member does ONE leg of the relay. The entry fee is $80 per TEAM Division and $30 Individual Division. Have the team captain register first and then invite all the other members who can pay for themselves individually. WE ARE CAPPING AT 36 TEAMS (144 ATHLETES)!   All Proceeds benefit SWTJC KINESIOLOGY CLUB

Date and Time: Saturday, April 8, 2017 8:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Place: SWTJC Uvalde Swim Center, 2401 Garner Field Rd, Uvalde, TX 78801 (SWTJC Swimming Pool)

Race Start: (1st Wave:  8:00 am)

Divisions

  • Male Team (4 Athletes)
  • Female Team (4 Athletes)
  • Mix Team (2 males/2 females)
  • Youth Team (mixed, female, male)
  • Individual

Schedule

  • Athlete Check-in at 6:30 - 7:30 am
  • Athlete Briefing at 7:45 am
  • Heat #1 starts at 8:00 am
  • Awards

Order of Events

  • 1600-meter row on Concept 2 rower
  • 1.8-mile run
  • 300-meter pool swim
  • Pull-ups (3-minute window)

 Iron Cowboy Relay Registration

Athlete Check-in: Team Captains will pick up the team packets. PLEASE ONLY SEND THE TEAM CAPTAIN.

Each athlete will wear a bib number EXCEPT the swimmer. Swimmers, please go to the volunteers with the permanent markers to have your number written on your shoulders.

ROWING

The rower must NOT touch the handles until the race director says, “GO!” Touching the handles early will be considered a false start and result in a ten-second penalty.  1600-meter row on Concept 2 rower.

At the end of the rowing leg, the rower will place the handles back in the cradle and run to the exchange area where she/he will hand off the bracelet that will serve at the “baton” for the relay.

Failure to place the handles back in the cradle will result in a ten-second penalty.  

RUNNING

The runner will take the bracelet and start out on the 1.8-mile course clockwise around the SWTJC campus. We will have a water station on the run course and plenty of ice water at the pool. Runnerwillhand off the bracelet to the swimmer in the designated transition area.

SWIMMING

The swimmer must enter the water feet-first and swim 12 lengths (6 laps) of the pool.  You must swim down and back in your lane for 6 laps. You will continue this route until you have completed 300yards,or6 laps in your assigned lane.  When you finish the swim, please exit the pool as quickly as possible to have time recorded. This concludes the “race” portion of the relay. Now the muscle-heads get to play!

PULL-UPS

The fourth member of the relay will have 3 minutes to complete as many reps possible of strict pull-ups. There will be one judge at each station determining if you have successfully completed each rep. 

Total Score Calculation:  Each team will have a total time for the first three legs of the relay. Each Pull-up is equal to one second that will be subtracted from the total time of the first three legs.

JUDGES

Judges will be present during the rowing at each leg of the relay. For the rowing, they will be responsible for clearing the rowing console prior to the start of the heat and making sure each rower return the handles to the cradle. During pull-ups, the judges determine whether or not the movement is correctly completed on each rep.

TEAM AWARDS

The top three teams in each division will win awards.

REGISTRATION

Register online via Eventbrite online registration. You must designate a captain who will register the team. He/she will make a team name and a password and then each team member will log in to register, pay, and sign the appropriate waivers.

Registration Packet (.pdf)

ENTRY FEES

The registration fee is $80 per team ($20 per person plus $2.92 for Eventbrite administrative costs). There will be no discounts of early registration specials. We expect the event to sell out!   $30 for Individual Athlete.