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May 18, 2014 - Carlyle, Illinois

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General

The Scene

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 paralells the dam so hundreds of spectators can watch.  Perfect for the fast, flat out and back bike course on lightly travelled 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.  


Date / Location

Sunday, May 18, 2014 * 8:00am
Carlyle Lake
Carlyle, IL


Distances

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

 
2013 Top Overall
Women Sprint: 1:11:24-Katy Hillard
Men Sprint:1:02:52-Bryan Conger
 
Olympic Women: 2:28:20-Meghan Taff
Olympic Men: 2:04:27-Louis Diguiseppe

 


Parking

When arriving on site 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.    


Amenities

A 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, a great sponsor supplied raffle and awards ceremony following the last finisher.  Also the best post race snack table out there.

 


Awards

 Please CLICK HERE for awards mail form.

Your age on race day is the same as how old you will be on December 31st of that year.

Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women Overall in each event, excluded from their agegroup
Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women within each of the following agegroups
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+

Top 3 Clydesdales in Olympic and Sprint Triathlons 39 and under and 40+ categories (Clydesdale =  Male 200lbs or more)
Top 3 Athenas in Olympic and Sprint Triathlons 39 and under and 40+ categories (Athena = Females 150lbs or more)
Masters are awarded to the 1st place Male and 1st Place Female who is 40+ within the Olympic/Long Course Triathlons and excluded from agegroup.

Aquabike will only have awards if there are over 12 athletes preregistered 14 days prior to the event in each distance.

Awards will in NO circumstances be given out early, or individually before the awards ceremony.  If you must depart for the awards ceremony you may opt to pay a shipping and processing fee and have the award mailed to you.  Please see the link above and under the forms page. You MUST send the form within 2 weeks following the event with a check or money order, one fee per award in order to receive your award.  Please understand we have NO control over the US postal service.


Salute

Venue
Army Corp of Engineers

Partners
Hammer Nutrition, Rudy Project, THETRISHOP, FINIS USA Pepsi Co

Support Crews
 Carlyle High School Swim Team

 



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