Date / Location
****** STATEMENT - ARMY CORPS. ENGINEERS - CARLYLE LAKE*******
Due to a predicted crest of already flooded Carlyle lake and surrounding areas on Thursday, with more rain in the forecast we will have to cancel this year's Gateway Triathlon.
Army Corp of Engineers
801 Lake Rd
Carlyle, IL 62231
*Please use this address to get to the venue. It is next to the Army Corp of Engineers building.
When arriving onsite please follow the Event Parking signs to designated parking spots only. Parking for this event will be in the large parking lot at the north end of the transition and event area. Once you are parked in this section, you will not be able to leave until ALL bikes are in off the bike course as this drive is also the bike in/out.
Olympic Triathlon - 1500m swim, 23mi bike, 10k run
Sprint Triathlon - 500m swim, 20k bike, 5k run
Olympic Aquabike - 1500m swim, 23mi bike
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 20k bike
Super Sprint - 200m swim, 10k bike, 1mi run
**Relays offered for both the Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlon
Carlyle, Illinois is considered the gateway to the Gateway of St Louis, MO, located about 45 minutes east of the Gateway City. It is also home to Illinois’ biggest lake, an Army Corps. of Engineers man-made lake, which is just perfect for the season opening race.
Perfect for the swim discipline that parallels the dam, so hundreds of spectators can watch. Perfect for the fast, flat out and back bike course on lightly traveled roads. Perfect for an out and back run course closed to traffic with a mile stretch on the dam, so those same spectators can watch the event unfold a mile into the run discipline and the final mile stretch. Finally, it is perfect for its post race snack tent, awards and the date it is hosted on.
- 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
Age Up Rule
Your age on race day is the same as how old you will be on December 31 of that year.
Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women Overall in each event and excluded from their age group.
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
Army Corp of Engineers
Carlyle Swim Team
Due to an increasing amount of athletes entering events they may not be properly trained for, we are asking each athlete to be responsible and honest with his/her ability to complete the distance registering for. 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. We encourage you to train for the goal to reach that Olympic distance under the 4 hour time limit. If you do not have a clear idea as to how to achieve that goal we are here to help, please let us know.
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.