Sunday - June 19, 2022

Buck Creek State Park in Springfield, Ohio

(just West of Columbus and North of Dayton)

The Ohio Games Triathlon and Multisport Festival has something for everyone, including all ages and ability levels! Races include beginner, sprint, olympic, and ⅓ iron distances in triathlons, duathlons, aquabikes, and aquathlons, with various open swim distances. Racers call the Ohio Games one of the best events in Ohio because of our positive, friendly community of support! It's a small race with a big race atmosphere. Plus there is free training help, along with awesome performance tees in gender-specific cuts, in-race pictures, finisher medals, and a post-race meal! Race assured that we will ensure the safety of all athletes, have medical support and law enforcement on site, adhere to all Federal, State and Local ordinances, so you can achieve your goals! All are welcome at the Ohio Games Triathlon and Multisport Festival.



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View the race waiver here.


Race Information

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

All 2021 Races will comply with all Federal, State, and Local COVID-19 Protocols. We will be required to follow these guidelines to host our races and ensure the safety of all athletes, volunteers and staff. Athletes must complete a home health check before attending any race, and must comply with all of the 2021 COVID-19 Safety Protocols before, during and after the each race event. Please review these guidelines before attending.

TIMED races

TRIATHLONS (swim, bike, run)

  • Beginner = 300m swim / 8ml bike / 1.5ml run

  • Sprint = 750m swim / 13ml bike / 5k run
  • Olympic = 1500m swim / 27ml bike / 10k run
  • 1/3 Iron = 2000m swim / 40ml bike / 9.3ml run

DUATHLONS (Run, Bike, Run)

  • Beginner = 1.5ml Run / 8ml bike / 1.5ml run

  • Sprint = 1.5ml Run / 13ml bike / 5k run

  • Olympic = 5k run / 27ml bike / 10k run
  • 1/3 Iron = 5k run / 40ml bike / 9.3ml run

AQUABIKES (Swim, Bike)

  • Sprint = 750m swim / 13ml bike only
  • Olympic = 1500m swim / 27ml bike only
  • 1/3 Iron = 2000m swim / 40ml bike only


  • Sprint = 750m swim / 5k run only
  • Olympic = 1500m swim / 10k run only
  • 1/3 Iron = 2000m swim / 9.3ml run only

Race Venue
  • The Ohio Games Triathlon and Multisport Festival will take place at Buck Creek State Park Beach in Springfield, Ohio, which is a short drive North from Dayton and West of Columbus. 
  • Packet Pick-up, and the Start/Finish Lines will be at the beachfront, across from the park office at 1976 Buck Creek Ln., Springfield, OH 45502. There is plenty of parking at the beachfront, and all the race festivities will be in the far parking lot (farthest from the entrance South of the Park Office).

Parking and Restrooms
  • There will be parking available at the beachfront; there are restrooms there as well. 

Race Swag, Goodies, and Post-Race Meal

Here are the swag and goodies to celebrate your accomplishment. Everyone who registers will get:

  • Ohio Games Tee: Men’s cut, women’s cut & youth sizing available. To be guaranteed a shirt, you must register at least 2 weeks in advance of the race.
  • Ohio Games Triathlon & Multisport Festival Finisher Medal to the first 250 to register, then everyone else will receive a custom triathlon/multisport finisher medal. 
  • Custom Race Bib
  • Post Race Meal with Food and Drink

Registration Online ONLY at

Registration is online at and will remain open through the start of the last race on race day. There will not be any in-person registration at the race venue. However, you may register online at home, and come out to the race venue for the event, even race day morning. Please also note:

  • Prices will increase closer to race day, so register early to save some money. 
  • Please register in advance to be guaranteed swag. You must register at least 2 weeks in advance to be guaranteed a race shirt and medal. We need to order them in advance and cannot guarantee that anyone registering after the deadline will get one. We do try to order extras but sometimes those run out, so register by the deadline.
  • Our races are USA Triathlon Sanctioned and so all participants must have a valid USA Triathlon license (annual or one-day pass) to participate. The event price reflects the cost for USA Triathlon Annual Members. If you are not a USA Triathlon annual member you must purchase a one-day membership for this event with your registration for a cost of $15. Youth 17 and under can purchase an annual membership for $10 with registration. All race fees collected are non-refundable. Race pricing does not include online processing fee. If you have a USA Triathlon membership, please be sure your membership is current, and the name on your membership card exactly matches the name your enter in the registration portal. The registration system requires an exact match to validate your current USA Triathlon membership. Please contact us with any questions.

National State Games of America Qualifying 
  • Athletes from the State of Ohio who finish in first, second or third overall in their respective race will be the Ohio Games State Champions! Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be presented to only the top 3 overall male and female finishers in each race (age 0-99). Medals can be picked up at the registration tent at the conclusion of the event. These medals are only for the top overall 3 athletes in each race.
  • All athletes who compete in the Ohio Games are eligible to compete in the State Games of America, a National competition for athletes from across the U.S. The State Games of America is held once every 2 years. Not all sports are offered each year; see the site for details. All medalists from any Ohio Games sport (past and present) are eligible to compete in any State Games of America. You are not required to participate in the State Games of America. 
  • Our races are sanctioned by USAT, and we submit age group results in the triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon, and aquabike in 5-year increments to USAT (within 15 days of the race) for the purposes of calculating national rankings and eligibility for USAT Nationals and All American consideration.

Professional In-Race Photos

We will have a photographer out on course to take your pictures while you race. We will post all pictures on after the race for you to like, tag and share!


Results will be available online after the race at 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.



  • Beginners go down the beach 1 time on this course

750m Loop:

  • Sprint athletes swim this course 1 time clockwise
  • Olympic athletes swim this course 2 times clockwise
  • 3k swimmers complete this course 4 times clockwise
  • ⅓ Iron athletes do the 500m ⅓ lap and then 2 laps on this course, going clockwise
  • 5k swimmers do the 500m ⅓ lap and then 6 laps on this course, going clockwise

500m ½ Lap:

  • ⅓ Iron and 5k Swimmer complete this ½ lap first 1 time (clockwise) before they continue on the 750m loop for the rest of their swim laps

8 Miles:

  • Beginners ride this out and back 1 time 

13.5 Miles:

  • Sprinters ride counter clockwise to complete 1 loops for 13.5 total miles 
  • Olympic racers ride counter clockwise to for 2 loops for 27 total miles
  • The ⅓ Iron race is 3 counter clockwise loops for 40 total miles 

1.5 Miles: 

  • Beginners complete this once out and back for 1.5 miles total of running


  • Sprint racers complete this out and back 1 time for a 5k (3.1 miles)
  • Olympic racers complete this out and back 2 times for a total of 10k (6.2 miles)
  • ⅓ Iron athletes complete this out and back 3 times for 9.3 total miles 


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event coordinator

rebekah brately

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