Last Try Triathlons

October 4, 2014 - Benton , Illinois

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The Scene

Our "Last Try" is the best and we are not just saying that.  Athletes from over a dozen states have said it to us so we are just repeating their statements.  Few venues are perfect for triathlon.  Yes this is not an urban event but at the end of the season whether you are doing your "Last Try" or getting in a last event before a big half or full you want something safe, with little traffic to worry about and one that is managed professionally to take all the worry and guessing out.  The "Last Try" has it all, our over 440 events in 11 states experience and basically an entire Army Corps of Engineers park all to the event.  Water temps have averaged 70 in 4 years.  The bike course is truly awesome going over 3 bridges with the lake on both sides, rolling and smooth.  The run is beautiful on an 8 foot paved path through the acres of park forest along campgrounds.  Plus what race can you do to get a hoodie?  



Date / Location

 October 4th, 2014 *9:00am

South Sandusky Beach

Benton, Illinios


Long Course - 1.5k Swim, 42 mile bike, 10k run

Short Course - 750m Swim, 21 mile bike, 5k run



Parking onsite at the park please do not park in NO parking areas.


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.



 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 Long Course distance Triathlons and excluded from agegroup

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.


Army Corp of Engineers, Abbott EMS, Benton Police

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

Support Crews
SIU Math/Science Club and Rend Lake College Girls Basketball Team


Wet Suit Rentals Available


T-Shirts available online