This event was developed after several athletes recommendations about what a great venue Potato Creek State Park was. Indeed it is, few places are large enough to host an entire event inside the park and that alone makes this a great event. Of course in Notre Dame country just a few miles down the road there is plenty to see and do in South Bend. The park itself is flat as a pancake with the exception of one small hill right out of transition. The water has traditionally been in the low 70’s clean, clear and flat. The bike is very simple, out to the other end of the park turning around just before the equestrian camground then back. Long course athletes do it twice. The run course one of our personal favorites truly. A cross country run out and back on the 8 foot groomed trail path along the lake and through the forest. Deer and turkey have been reported on the trail during the event. A nice bonus for you, as air temperatures have recently been in the 50’s is a nice warm shower is available in the locker rooms after your finish. This event also serves as the sprint series championship.
September 28, 2014
Potato Creek State Park
North Liberty, Indiana
Olympic - 1000m swim, 22mile bike, 10k trial run
Sprint - 500m swim, 11mile bike, 5k trail run
Sprint KayaTri- 2 mile kayak/paddle board, 11mile bike, 5k trail run
Olympic Aquabike - 1000m swim, 22mile bike
Sprint Aquabike- 500m swim, 11mile bike
This is a state park, all vehicles must pay a daily entrance fee to enter the park. This fee is $5 per vehicle for Indiana residents or $7 for non-residents. KayaTri athletes remember Indiana has a $5 Boat fee.
Please have this ready when entering the park to avoid backups.
A custom event shirt, custom finishers memento, 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.
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)
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.
Potato Creek State Park, IDNR, North Liberty EMS
Hammer Nutrition,Rudy Project, THETRISHOP, FINIS USA, Pepsi Co