2014 Pioneer Sprint Triathlon:
The Pioneer Sprint Triathlon will begin April 26, 2014 at 12:45 for paratriathletes and 1:00 pm for age groupers and offers a 300 yard swim in the heated indoor PORTA pool, a beautiful 13 mile bike ride on a rolling and flat prairie road and the chance to run 3.1 miles through picturesque Petersburg. The run will take you past century old architectural gems, up and down the streets of Petersburg and through a historic cemetery. All ages are welcome and Clydesdales, Athenas and teams are encouraged to enter. An awards ceremony will follow after the last runner crosses the finish line. Steve O’Connor is the race director and can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a USAT Parafriendly Triathlon we will now be hosting male and female paratriathletes in both wheelchair and ambulatory divisions starting at 12:45am.
When you finish the swim you can step into the locker rooms to dry off and change into bike and run clothes.
Post race dinner of chicken and noodles, green beans and dessert will be provided to all racers.
Additional dinner tickets should be ordered in advance for $6 a person on line or on race day.
Post race showers will be available at the PORTA pool. Racers should tune to 1610 am for the latest race information.
- 300 Yard serpentine swim in a heated indoor pool at PORTA High School
- Self-seeded start based on 100 yard estimated time
- Staggered every 15 seconds
- 13 mile out-and-back ride on rolling, picturesque prairie roads
- Run through town past architectual gems to an historic 1800's cemetery.
- View your friends and competition throughout the challenging out and back course while you admire the statuary, obelisks and other grand memorials to pioneers of the past.
PORTA High School
• 17651 Bluejay Road
• Map & Directions
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2014 Abe's Tri Series: (april 26 events) Abe's Mini Triathlon (super sprint): Swim 100 yards, Bike 5 miles, Run 1 mile Pioneer Sprint Triathlon: Swim 300 yards, 13 mile bike, 3.1 mile run First outdoor triathlons of the season in central Illinois. (swim portions will be in an indoor pool)
2013 Results at: itsracetime.com
2012 Results at: itsracetime.com
2011 Results at: itsracetime.com
2010 Results at: mattoonmultisport.com
2009 Results at mattoonmultisport.com: Overall / Age Group
2008 Results at: athlinks.com
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