This is a great triathlon for the beginners and for young triathletes the course is flat and fast. The course record for the event is under 58 minutes. This is a very competitive race and the college campus that the event is located on is spectacular and easy to get to from just about anywhere. There is pizza along with water gatorade and this year chocolate milk after the event while waiting for awards ceremony. This year it will be trophies for the overall winners and heavy medals 1st through 3rd in each age group and 1st and 2nd place in the team catagories. Online registration is open till midnight the thursday before the event, pre registering will ensure that your shirts will be correct size and that you receive a shirt. Those that are not preregistered may not, or only while supplies last. Typical race year is 100-110 participants and growing.
1/4 mile pool serpentine swim, followed by a very flat and very fast 14 mile single loop bike course on primary roads with police and volunteers at every corner, then a very flat and fast 3.1 mile single loop run course. If you are looking to PR this is your race. The overalls for both men and women are highly competitive.
If coming from the North or the South, exit at Marion IL onto highway 13 west, go 8 miles and you will see John A Logans beautiful campus to the north side of the road. Then exit 13 onto Greenbriar Rd and make a right turn into the campus.