SATURDAY, MAY 20 2023
Got the Nerve is an athletic event featuring a sprint & olympic-distance triathlon, duathlon, and aquabike. Got the Nerve Triathlon has inspired thousands of individuals of all abilities to challenge themselves in a motivating and encouraging race environment.
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Got the Nerve? is a race for everyone! Participants include beginners and veteran triathletes, adaptive athletes, and families young and old. Uniting all of these individuals is a common goal to push hard and discover what they are capable of. Your participation in the Got the Nerve? Triathlon provides support to the IM ABLE Foundation. The mission of the IM ABLE Foundation is to remove obstacles that prevent people affected by disabilities from being physically active by providing grants, resources, fitness opportunities and motivation.
The 2023 Got the Nerve is a one-day event with sprint- and olympic-distance races happening on Saturday, May 20 2023.
Event will be held at Mt. Gretna:
130 Lakeview Drive
Mt Gretna, PA US 17064
We are raising funds to support the mission of the IM ABLE Foundation while encouraging and challenging beginner and veteran athletes, adaptive athletes, families and teams to compete together in a motivating and encouraging race environment.
Competitor Packets will be available for pick up. Please check back for more information as we get closer to the event.
Reminder: please bring a photo ID AND your USAT license for packet pick up. If you are picking up for a friend, you must bring a signed note as well as a copy of their photo ID and USAT license in order to obtain their packet.
Race Day Timeline
Olympic distance will start at 7:45
Top 3 Open/Elite/Overall – Male / Female (not eligible for Age Group Awards)
Age Groups – 3 Male / Female – 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59 60-64, 65-69, 70+ years old
Top 3 Novice / Newcomer
Top 1 Clydesdales (Males 220+ lbs)
Top 1 Athenas (Females 165+ lbs)
Top 3 Relay Team by division Male/Female/Coed (2 or 3 person)
Top 3 Overall Male/Female
Top 3 Overall Male/Female
Rules & Regulations
Let’s make this year the safest and best year yet!
- Yellow line rule in effect. If you are caught going over the yellow line on the bike portion, you will be disqualified and possibly ticketed by police. You will also be DQ’d if you are on your bike in the transition area.
- You must be wearing your race number in both the bike and run legs.
- Your race age is determined by your age on 12/31/2023, not your age on race day.
- All entrants must agree to the USAT waiver in addition to the event waiver.
- Each entrant, whether individual or relay person, must be a 2023 USAT member. If the entrant is not a 2023 USAT member, they may purchase a 1-day USAT license during registration
- Please arrive early on race day!!! You will need to pick up your race packet and be marked before race time.
- Please check race number to be sure all the information is correct, before walking away. If a change in age, sex, or division is needed, tell us at that time.
- You will receive a swim cap at registration if participating in triathlon or aquabike, which must be worn during the race. You will also be body marked at race registration for body identification at swim exit.
- You must swim with your designated wave. NO EXCEPTIONS!
- Wetsuits are allowed, but not required.
- Helmets are mandatory for the bike leg. If you do not have a helmet on during the race, your number will be taken and you will be disqualified.
- NO DRAFTING! You must ride this course on your own.
- No spectators or family members allowed in the transition area! You must have a bib # and matching bike # to exit transition area. No one may help you remove your wetsuit, put on your helmet, tie your shoes, hold your bike, etc. This is an individual event and if someone is assisting you in the transition area, you will be disqualified and removed from the race.
- Adaptive or youth athletes will be allowed one assistant in transition or to accompany on course and that person MUST be wearing the assistant badge the athlete receives at check-in.
- If you drop out during the event, either because of a flat, exhaustion, disqualification or inability to complete a leg, DO NOT finish the remainder of the race. This will mess up timing immensely. DO NOT go through the finish line if you have not completed all legs of the race.
- No headphones or baby carriages.
- Race will proceed in rain, snow, sleet, wind or shine, so be prepared. Race director reserves the right to cancel if conditions warrant.
- No mailing of awards. Must be present to receive award or you can pick up at IM ABLE Foundation
- No abuse, verbal or otherwise, of volunteers, police or others will be tolerated. Any unsportsmanlike conduct will lead to your disqualification from this race. Be kind to the volunteers, without them we could not hold this event.
- Please do not litter on the bike or run route. Keep those empty gel packs in your pocket. Our volunteers are not clean up crew, clean up after yourselves.
- Please have a great race, and have a great time, but be respectful to the town, the park, the volunteers, the environment, your fellow competitors and your race director.
HAVE A GREAT RACE! BE FAIR! HAVE FUN!