Athletes can pick up their race packets on Saturday from 4-6pm or on race morning starting at 5:45am. Packet pickup will be at the Beachfront; please look for the white tents and the registration signs. Packet Pickup will work like this:
Give the staff your name and they will give you your race packet, which includes:
NOTE: You will get your timing chip race morning, so please come back to the registration area for that race morning.
NOTE: You are asked to body mark yourself at home before you come to the race venue. We will email you your race number in advance. Please see below for more information on how to mark yourself.
Please use the following guide to body mark yourself at home before you come on race day. If you forget or are unable to do this, we will have markers available for personal use on race day. Body marking is an essential part of triathlons and other multisport races. These numbers help identify you on race day and can be used to help timers, volunteers, staff, and emergency workers identify you on race day. Every racer except those doing the run or open swim, need to complete body marking.
Preparing to Body Mark:
Mark your body or have a friend/family member help you:
STEP 1 – RIGHT & LEFT BICEPS (or HANDS)
NOTE: If an athlete cannot reach their bicep, race number can be written on the back of the hand on both sides. Please also make them horizontal and large.
The transition area is limited to only athletes; please follow these guidelines when you are in the transition area.
To learn more about how to transition with style and speed, please visit https://www.zoomracingusa.com/transition/
The Transitions FAQ
You must store all your gear in the transition area and enter the transition area between each leg of the race. The transition area will be split into zones and racers will rack their bikes in the designated zones. You can put your bike anywhere on the designated racks (on the spots marked with neon tape) and store your stuff below your bike. Open swimmers and aqua-runners will have a designated zone in the transition area to store their stuff. Transition Entrance and Exits will be marked with flags, signs, cones and fence.
To maintain social distancing we will be starting our races in a time trial format, allowing only a few athletes to start at once. We will then wait a little and then release the next athletes. This should allow athletes to spread out and maintain distance from one another on course. Here are the starting details:
Please arrive at your designated start area at least 15 minutes before your race begins.
As recommended by USA Triathlon and the Local Health Board, all aid stations will be self-serve. Hydration and refueling products will be left on tables on course. Each product will be in a pre-packaged single serving container. Racers may also carry all of their own aid and hydration on course or leave their refueling products next to the course (socially distanced from others). If you place your own aid on course, please be sure your aid is clearly labeled, and that you do not interfere with other athletes on course as you place or access your aid. Races begin at 6:45am, so be sure your aid is in place before that time. If you place aid on the course, please space it out from the race course and other athletes, so there is at least 6-10 feet distance from the course and other athletes. Thank you for your understanding.
Aid Station Locations
The course is a mostly flat swim, ride and run through the Ohio countryside. The swim takes places in CJ Brown Reservoir, and inland Lake, which has little boat traffic and offers a very calm swimming experience. Racers will swim out and back along the beachfront. The water is shallower near the shore and you can touch there, but on the backside of the course, you will not be able to touch bottom. Beginner triathletes will be able to touch bottom the entire swim course. The transition area will be up a small hill in the parking lots across from the Buck Creek State Park office. Athletes will be on a paved lot as they transition from segment to segment. The bike course goes through the State Park and onto the paved roads surrounding the park lands. The bike is mostly flat with only 233 feet of elevation gains over the course of the 13.5 miles. The run is also mostly flat as it only rises 76 feet over the course of the 3.1 miles. The run is on a paved path and road. The run course is closed to all motorized traffic; the bike course is open to road traffic. Athletes will finish in the parking lots next to the transition area and then can celebrate their accomplishment with our to-go goodie bag.
500m ½ Lap: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3721853137
8 Miles: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4100936971
13.5 Miles: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3603835240
1.5 Miles: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3721850572
All athletes will have a common finish line. Everyone else must walk, jog or run through the common finish line. Open Water Swimmers need to run up the beach and through the finish line. Aquabikers need to rack their bikes and then walk, jog or run through the finish line. Everyone else will finish their run race segment and run through the finish line arch.
While we cannot party after the race, we can give you all the tools to celebrate with family or friends at home. After the race we will give you a goodie bag with a to-go meal. So take that, and all your swag (finisher medal is in the packet at the beginning of the race) and go home to show off your accomplishment. For the safety of all athletes, please adhere to the following:
Results will be available online at Speedy-Feet.com right after the race or at OhioGames.org later in the day. Results will be submitted to USA Triathlon within 15 days of the race. Results are submitted in 5-year age group increments for the triathlon, duathlon, aquabike and aquathlon for the purposes of USAT rankings