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Ohio Fall Challenge Tri/Du

OHIO FALL CHALLENGE

September 26, 2021

The Ohio Fall Challenge features a distance for all ability levels, whether you’re getting ready for a fall Ironman distance race or looking for a great course for your first triathlon, the Ohio Fall Challenge is the race for you. Deer Creek State Park is located just 20 miles south of Columbus, Ohio off I-71. The field is limited to the first 500 total participants.

Join us in the last weekend of September at the Ohio Fall Challenge! End your racing season on a high note at this outstanding athlete-friendly event.

 

Registration is open.

UPCOMING RACES:

Race Packet Pick-Up

Race Day pick-up only.

Race Day Pick-up:

  • Sunday, September 26 from 6:30am–7:45am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY

AWARDS

All finishers will receive a handsome finisher amenity. The Top 3 male & female overall finishers in the Mini, Sprint & Olympic triathlons and duathlons will receive a commemorative plaque.  The top division finisher in the Mini, Sprint and Olympic triathlons will receive a plaque commemorating their finish.  The top relay team in each race will receive a commemorative plaque. For Aquabike, only the top overall finisher male and female will receive a commemorative plaque noting their finish.

Race Distances

  • Mini Triathlon: 250y Swim – 7mi Bike – 2mi Run
  • Mini Duathlon: 2mi Run – 7mi Bike – 2mi Run
  • Sprint Triathlon: 750m Swim – 18k Bike – 5k Run
  • Sprint Duathlon: 5k Run – 18k Bike – 5k Run
  • Olympic Triathlon: 1500m Swim – 38k Bike – 10k Run
  • Olympic Duathlon: 5k Run – 38k Bike – 10k Run

Relays

For those who prefer to race one element of the triathlon or duathlon we offer a relay division for our sprint and Olympic distance triathlons and duathlons. Relay teams consist of three (3) members (1 swimmer, 1 biker, 1 runner), each member will complete one segment of the race (2 members for duathlon teams).  Each team member will exchange their timing chip bracelet at their assigned bike rack. There are NO age groups in this division.

Please see Terms & Conditions before registering.

RaceThrough 6/26/216/27/21 to 7/27/217/28/21 to 9/24/21Race Weekend
Mini Tri/Du$65$70$75$85
Sprint Tri/Du$75$80$85$95
Sprint Tri/Du Relay$85$90$95$110
Olympic Tri/Du$85$90$95$110
Olympic Tri/Du Relay$115$120$125$140

* Prices above reflect cost for USAT Annual Members and all participants MUST have a valid USAT license (annual or one-day).
If you are not a USAT member, adults may purchase a one-day membership for the event at $15 or an annual membership for $50. Youth (17 & under) may purchase an annual membership for $10.


REGISTRATION NOTES
  • Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Fees listed above do not include the online TriRegistration processing fee.
  • There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.
  • USA Triathlon Rule 3.2a. All age group athletes must participate and compete in the age group division corresponding to the athlete’s age on December 31 of the year of the event.
  • If using a discount or sale code, only one code can be used per transaction.

RACE PACKETS

Official Race T-shirt (if registered at least 20 days prior to event date), Goodie Bag, Post Race Food & Beverages, and ALL finishers will receive a handsome Finishers Medal (including all relay team members).

Download the T-Shirt Sizing Chart here

Ohio Fall Challenge Weekend Schedule

Sunday, September 26
6:30am – 7:45am – Adults Race Packet Pickup

Ohio Fall Challenge Start Times

Sunday, September 27
6:30am – 7:45am – Transition area open
8:00am – Olympic Triathlon Waves
8:15am – Mini Triathlon Waves
8:15am – All Duathletes (Mini, Sprint and Olympic)
8:30am – Sprint Triathlon Waves

COURSE MAPS

MINI TRIATHLON & DUATHLON

The mini distance triathlon will start off with a 250 yard out and back swim (in waist deep water along the beach), followed by a 7 mile out and back bike course through the countryside and finishing with 2 mile out and back run within the park. Duathletes will start off with a 2 mile run.

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SPRINT TRIATHLON & DUATHLON

The sprint distance triathlon features a 750 meter clockwise triangle swim, while the duathletes are running an out & back 5k within the park, followed by a single loop 18k bike course through the gently rolling countryside surrounding the park and finishing with an out & back 5k run within the park.

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OLYMPIC TRIATHLON & DUATHLON

The Olympic distance triathlon features a 1500 meter 2-lap clockwise triangle swim, while the duathletes are running an out & back 5k within the park, followed by a two lap 34k bike course through the countryside surrounding the park and finishing with a three lap out & back 10k run within the park.

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ABOUT THE VENUE

Deer Creek State Park

20635 State Park Road 20, Mt Sterling, OH 43143 | Website

Welcome to Deer Creek State Park. A true vacation destination, Deer Creek offers a balance of modern and rustic facilities to satisfy every visitor. Set amidst rich farming country, the park’s well-appointed resort, marina, large campground, and 18-hole golf course facilities blend perfectly with outdoor activities such as boating, fishing, camping, and hiking. The park also boasts a presidential connection with its historical Harding Cabin. In summer, Deer Creek offers nature programming, and in winter, snowmobiling and ice fishing.

The Ohio Fall Challenge features a distance for all ability levels, whether you’re getting ready for a fall Ironman distance race or looking for a great course for your final triathlon of the year, the Ohio Fall Challenge is the race for you. The field is limited to the first 500 total participants.

Join us in the last weekend of September at the Ohio Fall Challenge! End your racing season on a high note at this outstanding athlete-friendly event.

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