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Illinois Triathlon Championships


The swim in a small, no motor, man made lake.  

The bike course will take you around the farm country of Mahomet on a rolling, lightly travelled course

The run course is the gem, completely enclosed inside the Lake of the woods park.  

Transition Area

Opens - 6:30am    Click here for Transition map
No friends or family members allowed in the transition area for any reason. The race director and race officials will close the transition area 30-45 minutes before race start to ensure all athletes are at the starting area for mandatory course meeting and announcements. Once the transition area is closed, you will NOT be permitted back in before the race starts. Family/Friends will not be permitted in for any reason at any time throughout the event. 

When the last cyclist is off the course and has headed out for the run. This time is variable and we will make announcements at the event when the transition area is ready to re-open. 

Any athletes removing gear from transition areas before the announcer or race director has officially opened the transition area will be DISQUALIFIED from the race! This pertains to all athletes of all distances. All athletes deserve a clear transition. 

In the event of inclement weather, it is recommended you have warm, dry clothing outside the transition area to put on following your finish due to other athletes still being on the bike course. 

Timing Chip
When you have completed the race, please do NOT enter the transition area wearing your timing chip. PLEASE remove your chip before re-entering the transition area and exiting again. This will cause a timing error. 

You must rack according to your race number, based on the sequence numbers placed at the end of each row. Please remember racks will hold 7 bikes racked with the seat tip on support bar. Please be courteous to fellow athletes to ensure there is space for 7 bikes on a rack. If there is not enough room for your bike on your designated rack, please see a 3D Team member and we will help. Please do not move another athletes bike or gear. 

Aid Station
Located at the run in/out chute with water and electrolyte replacement. 

Run In/Out and Bike In/Out chutes are clearly marked on the large structures at either end.  It is your responsibility to go the right direction while racing in the transition area.

Swim: 200m, 500m or 1500m

New for all events will be a Time Trial swim start.  For safety reasons it is important we ensure we are doing all we can to alleviate stress at the start and turning at buoys.  A time trial start ensures everyone has a clear, stress-free swim.  You will SELF SEED according to your 500m swim time.  (THIS IS YOUR ACTUAL swim time, not what you THINK you will swim, or want to swim) this is important to ensure you are not swam over or create congestion by seeding yourself faster than you can swim.  Don't be that athlete that creates a traffic jam.  See yourself appropriately and everyone will have a great time in the water. 

Each athlete will report their number to the timer before crossing the timing mats and entering the water.  Again your responsibility to report that number to the timer.   

Time trial starts: Long course athletes first, followed about 30 minutes later with Sprint, then 20 minutes later Super Sprint athletes.  

Olympic Distance athletes start at 8:30am. You will begin in the water. We will be shooting for an elongated  rectangle wim course. Olympic Distance athletes will swim a 2 loop course. You will exit the water under the swim structure up the carpet to the Transition Area about 50m away. 

Sprint athletes you will start about 30 minutes later. 1 Loop triangle swim course.

Super Sprint athletes will start around 8:30am. Your course will be an out and back to the first yellow buoy.

Click here for course map

Bike: 10k, 20k or 40k

Exiting the Transition Area, you will follow the bike chute lined with cones out of the park exit to a LEFT turn  up to a quick RIGHT and out of town.  

Super Sprint athletes will turnaround at the 5k mark . Your turnaround will be marked with 'SS' turnaround on the ground, a Super Sprint Turnaround sign, and Support Crew Volunteers. Please use caution when making the turnaround.

Sprint athletes  will make a Right back to the park, while Olympic distance athletes will make a left continuing back around for one more lap at the 54 intersection.  

Terrain is predominantly rolling country roads. This course will challenge you. Intersections will be patrolled by course officials. After the turnaround, you will simply head back to the park, making a RIGHT into the park.  On your way back to the Transition Area inside the park.

2020 route TBD

 Click 2019 course here

2018 Click here for course map  

Run: 1mi, 6.2 mi or 3.1 mi

Sprint athletes 

Olympic Distance athletes

Super Sprint athletes will go to the end of the park road and back. Approximately 1 mile.

You will have iced water, lemon-lime Gatorade Endurance Formula

The entire run course is well shaded and rolling to hilly.

Click here for course map


You will start with your specific swim wave. Check the information cube at the event for wave start information.  

You will complete the Swim and Bike disciplines of the event. Following your Bike discipline, you will dismount your bike, cross the Bike In timing mats and place your bike back at your spot on the rack in the Transition Area.  You will then proceed across the Run Out timing mats and you are done! Your finish time will be when you cross the timing mats at that point.

DO NOT re-enter the transition area through Run In/Out or Bike In/Out. This will cause a timing error.  

Finisher Memento 
If the event offers a finisher’s memento, please proceed to the finish area to receive the item. Tell the support crew at the finish line you were in the aquabike race and they will hand you the finishers memento. 

You will keep your timing chip & strap on until all the bikes are off the course. Once we announce the transition is open, you may turn your chip & strap in at the designated collection point and retrieve your gear at that point.

Race Tips

Coming soon. 

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