This race is open to the public and everyone is welcome to register. First-time triathletes are encouraged. If you don’t want to complete the race solo, then put together a relay team!
This events is managed and organized by volunteers to raise money for scholarships. Good Times Races will be our timing company.
Triathlon Distance: ¼ mile swim, 15 mile bike ride, 3.6 mile run.
Start Location: Wittenberg University Natatorium on Bill Edwards Drive in Springfield, Ohio
Course Description: The race starts at 10:30 a.m. with a ¼ mile pool swim in the Wittenberg Health, Physical Education & Recreation Building (HPERC) on Bill Edwards Drive. It will be individual starts with a serpentine-style swim down-and-back in every lane. Bicycling goes on the bike path to the Buck Creek State Park area and back for approximately 15 miles. One aid station will be near the HPERC building and the second one will be at the bike turnaround in the park. The triathlon finishes with a 3.6 mile run (2 laps) around Wittenberg’s campus.
Cost: Individual-$40; Students and Military-$25; Team-$68 total cost (All proceeds from the Tiger Tri will be donated in the form of scholarship money for students to attend Wittenberg University!)
Prizes: Each participant will receive a finisher’s shirt. Prizes will go to the top 3 overall male and female finishers, the overall winning team, and the fastest male and female alumni.
How to Register and get your race packet:
Register online at www.wittenberg.edu/tigertri. Race Packet Pickup (and last minute registrations) will be at the Wittenberg HPERC on Saturday, October 25th from 4pm – 7pm and also Sunday before the race from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. You are required to sign a waiver when you pick up your race packet at the race location. Parents or guardians must also be present to sign for children under 18 years of age. Bring a license or I.D. Note: Helmets are required during the race, no exceptions! Please wear clothing for the bike ride. You will freeze if you jump on the bike in your swim suit! Long fingered gloves are recommended as well.
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¼ mile swim, 14.64 mile bike ride, then a 3.6 mile (double loop course) run. The courses will be marked with signage and we will have volunteers in strategic places to help you find your way along the course. Follow blue arrows for the bike course and red arrows for the run course. Performance and results at the finish will be based on the time from your timing chips, and not on who crosses the finish line first!
This is a BYOC race: Bring your own cap (if you want to wear one). We are not issuing swim caps.
Wetsuits are not permitted at this race. Neither are snorkels, fins, or other forward-propelling devices.
You will swim 400 yards in the pool at Wittenberg University in the HPERC building. This will happen in a serpentine style, up and down each lane until you are at the opposite end of the pool. Swimmers will go in a staggered start, spaced about 10 seconds apart.
Once you complete the swim you will bike just under 15 miles on an out-and-back course.
THIS COURSE IS SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT THAN LAST YEAR!
Please review the bike course here: www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=527749
The bike course map shows the location of the two water stations.
The final race leg of the Tiger Tri will be the 3.6 mile run. You must complete 2 loops of the run course!! (The one loop that you see on the map is about 1.8 miles.)
After the first run loop, go back past the Transition area and do the same loop again. When you come up the hill to finish the second loop, go right and straight to the finish line (near HPERC building front entrance).
The run course can be found at www.wittenberg.edu/tigertri or you can click on:
There are 2 water stations (you can see them on the bike course map):
-Water Station #1: on campus (near the transition area) and will be accessible during the run course (beginning and middle of the run) and at the beginning and end of the bike course.
-Water station #2 will be at the turnaround for the bike and it is located at Buck Creek State Park.
Address and Directions for the Wittenberg HPERC building:
250 Bill Edwards Drive, Springfield, OH 45501
Directions from the East on I-70: Take Exit 62 onto OH-40 (West) toward Springfield. Follow OH-40/41 into the downtown area. Turn right at North Fountain Avenue. You will pass the main entrance to campus on the left. Turn left at Bill Edwards Drive. After a stop sign, the front entrance of the HPER Center is at the top of the hill.
Directions from the West on I-70: Take Exit 52B onto US-68 (North) toward Springfield. Take the OH-41 exit toward Springfield/Troy. From the ramp, turn right onto OH-41. When the road dead ends, turn right onto St. Paris Pike. St. Paris Pike becomes West McCreight Avenue. In about a half mile, Edwards-Maurer Field will be visible on the right. Take the first right past the field onto Woodlawn Avenue. Turn right onto Bill Edwards Drive. The front entrance of the HPER Center is at the top of the hill.
Faculty/Staff parking available to you: Many parking areas throughout campus are designated as Faculty/Staff parking, and these spaces are open to the public all day on the weekends.
Designated Visitor Parking: available at the Benham-Pence Student Center and on West Campus Drive in front of Recitation Hall. A faculty/staff lot behind Recitation Hall is available all day on weekends.
Street Parking: available both on campus and in the immediately surrounding areas on a first-come, first-serve basis, and is open to the public at all times. Streets with parking available include: Bill Edwards Drive, North Lowry Avenue, Plum Street, East and West Campus Drives, North Fountain Avenue, and West McCreight Ave.
Overflow Parking: Available at the Mercy Hospital south lot. The lot is located across West McCreight Avenue from Edwards-Maurer Field and is a designated tailgating area for football games or event overflow. A crosswalk is located at West McCreight and North Fountain Avenue, and is a short stroll from the north gate at the stadium.
-Please pay attention to the weather forecast. Regardless of the forecast, please remember that you will be getting out of the pool and onto a bike on a chilly late October morning. Make sure you plan your attire accordingly. Wet summer tri-suits are not recommended on the bike ride! Consider having warm layers to throw on over your tri-suit after the swim. Wear gloves (long-fingered gloves will be best). Check out: http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Springfield+OH+45504
Have fun! Good luck and thank you for your participation! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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