Event

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Tri the Creek

Date / Location

Event moved back to - Sunday, September 17, 2017
 *8:30am (Eastern Time Zone)  

Potato Creek State Park
25601 IN-4
North Liberty, IN 46554

Parking
  • This is a state park, all vehicles must pay a daily entrance fee to enter the park. This fee is $7 per vehicle for Indiana residents or $9 for non-residents.  
  • Kaya-Tri athletes remember Indiana has a $5 boat fee.  
  • Please have this ready when entering the park to avoid backups.
Distances

Olympic Triathlon - 1000m swim, 22mi bike, 10k trail run
Sprint Triathlon - 500m swim, 11mi bike, 5k trail run
Olympic Aquabike - 1000m swim, 22mi bike
Sprint Aquabike- 500m swim, 11mi bike
Sprint Kaya-Tri - 2 mile kayak/SUP, 11mi bike, 5k trail run
Super Sprint - 200m swim, 6mi bike, 1mi trail run

Relays for all events.

The Scene

This event was developed after several athletes recommendations about what a great venue Potato Creek State Park was. Indeed it is, few places are large enough to host an entire event inside the park and that alone makes this a great event. Of course being in Notre Dame country, just a few miles down the road there is plenty to see and do in South Bend.  

The park itself is flat as a pancake with the exception of one small hill right out of transition. The water has traditionally been in the low 70’s clean, clear and flat.  

The bike is very simple, out to the other end of the park turning around just before the equestrian campground then back. Long course athletes complete it twice.  

The run course is truly one of our personal favorites. A cross country run out and back on the 8 foot groomed trail path along the lake and through the forest. Deer and turkey have been reported on the trail during the event. A nice bonus for you, as air temperatures have recently been in the 50’s, is a nice warm shower is available in the locker rooms after your finish.   

Amenities
  • Custom event shirt
  • Custom finishers medal
  • Custom latex swim cap
  • Sponsor supplied samples
  • Professional chip timing with results available online
  • Awards to top three in each age group
  • Great sponsor supplied raffle and awards ceremony following the last finisher  
  • The best post race snack table out there 
Awards

Age Up Rule
Your age on race day is the same as how old you will be on December 31 of that year.

Overall
Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women Overall in each event and excluded from their age group.

Age Groups
Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women within each of the following age groups:
19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39,40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
*In the event there may not be at least 4 athletes within an age group, an age group may be combined, for example 2 in 20-24 and 2 and 25-29 = 20-29 age group combined.

*Sprint Triathlon - Typically offers 15 and under and 16-19 in addition
*Masters - First place 40+ masters in Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlons
*Top 3 Clydesdales in Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlons (Clydesdale = Male 225lbs or more)
*Top 3 Athenas in Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlons (Athena = Females 165lbs or more)

Aquabike - First place Olympic Aquabike and first place Sprint Aquabike
Kaya-Tri - Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women Overall (when applicable)
Super Sprint - All athletes will receive a finisher medal when crossing the finish line. This category is designed for those wanting to Try the Tri or to enjoy a fun, family-friendly race. In that spirit, no awards are presented. Everyone is a winner!
 
Awards will in NO circumstances be given out early, or individually before the awards ceremony. If you must depart before the awards ceremony, you may opt to pay a shipping and processing fee and have the award mailed to you. Please click on the link below to be taken to the Transition Bag Store where you can select the AWARD Item.

REQUEST AWARD MAILING

Salute

Venue 
Potato Creek State Park
IDNR
North Liberty EMS

Partners
Pepsi Co
Rudy Project

Support Crew Volunteers

Athletes Responsibility

Due to an increasing amount of athletes entering events they may not be properly trained for, we are first asking each athlete to be responsible and honest. Due to safety concerns for everyone involved including you the athlete, but also the support crew volunteers and officials like police, sheriff, fire department, etc. we must instill course cut off times at 4 hrs. Raffle and awards start at 3 hrs and 30 minutes in Olympic distance events and 99% of all athletes are finished by that time. So you must register for the event you will finish under that 4 hour time limit. Being a responsible athlete means if you cannot complete the Olympic distance comfortably under that time we recommend you participate in the sprint event.   

An athlete will be informed he/she has reached the 4 hr. cut off, at which time the athlete will acknowledge he/she understands completely and he/she will be brought in off the course by the course coordinator. If the athlete refuses this he/she will be informed that there will not be any support left on the course from that point and he/she must acknowledge this and understand he/she is continuing under those circumstances at which time the athlete will remove the timing chip/strap and give to the course coordinator.  

Again an athlete must take the responsibility on as an athlete understanding his/her ability at the time of the event. Knowing that support crew volunteers, as well as other personnel out on courses must be kept in safe conditions as well.  

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