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OhioHealth Race For A Reason

OHIOHEALTH RACE FOR A REASON (CHSP TRI/DU, OU ROTC MUD RUN, Quidel 5K RUN, POWER 105.5 3K WALK)

April 27, 2019

Ohio University Sports Administration and Valor are teaming up with OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital to host the 8th Annual OhioHealth Race for a Reason. Last year, more than 1,100 people participated in one of the four on-campus events, and the race raised upwards of $100,000 for 100+ charities, non-profits, and student organizations. The OhioHealth Race for a Reason is the only event of this kind: combining the competition of racing with the compassion of the Athens community. This year, the race hopes to surpass last year’s totals and raise over $125,000 while hosting over 1,500 participants. Join us in reaching these goals and sign up today! Find out more and register here.

  • College of Health Sciences and Professionals Triathlon/Duathlon
  • Quidel 5K Presented by Ohio University Credit Union
  • OU ROTC Mud Run Presented by Dirty Dawg Express Wash
  • Power 105.5 3K Walk
  • OU Alumni Association Remote Race Presented by the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

UPCOMING RACES:

March 3, 2019

Arizona Triathlon Training Camp

April 27, 2019

OhioHealth Race for a Reason

May 31, 2019

American Triple-T & ToughMan Ohio

June 2, 2019

ToughMan Ohio

June 8, 2019

Deer Creek State Park

Race Packet Pick-Up

Walter Fieldhouse, 50 South Green Drive, Athens, Ohio 45701

Friday, April 26

  • 5:00–8:00pm

Saturday, April 27

  • 6:00–7:30am
  • 7:45–9:15am

AWARDS

5K Run and ROTC Mud Run presented by Dirty Dawg Express Wash — Medals awarded for 1st to 3rd place in all age groups.

Cinch Sacks provided by ArunaTriathlon/Duathlon — Cinch Sacks provided by a brand new Reason Aruna* awarded for 1st to 3rd place in all age groups; all tri/duathletes receive a finisher’s medal.

*As a US non-profit, we mobilize thousands across the US in 5K Runs to raise awareness and money to aid in the freedom process. Our Indian Private Limited Company (a freedom business owned by the Aruna Project) then empowers and employs those set free to provide them a future of lifelong freedom.

Race Distances

  • Triathlon: 500m Swim – 10.42mi Bike – 3.45mi Run
  • Duathlon: 3.45mi Run – 10.42mi Bike – 3.45mi 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.

RaceEarly Registration (THRU 4/9/19)30 Days Before Race (4/10/19 - 4/26/19)
Tri/Du$55$70
3-Person Du Relay$100$115
3-Person Tri Relay$100$115
Collegiate Division$40$60
Student Organizational Relay$60$60
5K Run$25$25
ROTC Mud Run presented by Dirty Dawg Express Wash$25$25
3K Walk$20$20

* Prices above reflect cost for USAT Annual Members only. All other triathlon/duathlon MUST have a valid USAT membership or purchase a one-day USAT membership to compete in the Triathlon/Duathlon. Mud Run, 5k Run, and 3k Walk participants do not need to purchase USAT membership.
If you are not a USAT member, you may purchase a one-day membership for the triathlon/duathlon event at $15 when registering. 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 will be limited race day registration. Anyone signing up day of will NOT be included in the award results and will have to join an existing “Reason”.
  • 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

Registered Racers will receive a Gift Bag including an Official Race T-Shirt (If Registered by 4/7/2019) upon check in. There will be food and beverage available after the race for all participants. Finishers medals will be available for all Triathlon and duathlon racers. Individuals must be present for the awards ceremony to receive any earned awards for the 5K/ROTC Mud Run presented by Dirty Dawg Express Wash/Tri.

Download the T-Shirt Sizing Chart here

Race for a Reason Weekend Schedule

Friday, April 26Saturday, April 27
5–8PM — FITNESS FEST — Race Expo and packet pick-up at Walter Fieldhouse
6–7AM –
Triathlon/Duathlon Packet Pick-Up
7:45–9:15AM –
5K, 3K, ROTC Mud Run presented by Dirty Dawg Express Wash Packet Pick-Up

Race for a Reason Start Times

Saturday, April 27
6AM-7:30AM – Triathlon transition open (Parking Lot #128), Chip pick-up & late packet pick-up (Walter Fieldhouse)
7–7:30AM — Triathlon warm-up (Aquatic Center)
7:45AM — Triathlon pre-race meeting & prayer
8AM – Triathlon start (Aquatic Center), Duathlon start (Parking Lot #133)
9:30AM — OU ROTC Mud Run presented by Dirty Dawg Express Wash start (Peden Stadium)
9:45AM — Quidel 5K Run start (Parking Lot #133)
10AM — Power 105.5 3K Walk start (Peden Stadium)
10:30AM — Award Presentations (Walter Fieldhouse)
12PM — Post-Race Party starts at Jackie O's Taproom, Brewpub, and Public House

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.

  • Adult Age Groups — 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
  • Elite Open* — Amateur 15-39 years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
  • Elite Master* — Amateur 40-49 years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
  • Elite Grand Master* — Amateur 50+ years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
  • Clydesdale — Males racing weight groups in two age groups:
    • under 40 & 220+lbs
    • over 40 & 220+lbs
  • Athena — Females racing weights group, not age group — 150lbs+
  • Aquabike (AB) — racing only the swim and bike portions only (no running)

*The elite divisions are only for the triathlon or duathlon participants. Those competing in these divisions are not eligible for age group awards.

Bikeway Rules of Etiquette

  1. All users stay to the right to maintain two-way traffic
  2. Pass on the left – slow down and call out before passing
  3. Move off pavement when stopped
  4. Bicycle riding in a reckless manner is prohibited
  5. Leave plants and flowers intact
  6. Remember, the path is shared by bikers, joggers, handicapped individuals, children, bird watchers, and others

COURSE MAPS

RACE EVENT STAGING

All events finish next to the Walter Fieldhouse, 50 South Green Drive, Athens, Ohio 45701. Race day packet pick up and race day activities are inside the Walter Fieldhouse. Reference the map for the start line for the event you are participating in.

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QUIDEL 5K RUN PRESENTED BY OHIO UNIVERSITY CREDIT UNION

The 5K Run starts at 9:45am on South Green Drive, adjacent to the triathlon transition area (in front of Walter Fieldhouse in Parking Lot #133.) One lane of South Green Drive is closed to vehicular traffic from 9:45am until 10am while runners travel east before jumping on the sidewalk at the South Green Drive extension. Runners make a right onto Elliott Street and continue along the sidewalk until coming to Campbell Street. After turning right onto Campbell Street, runners follow this road past a water station before it intersects with Stimson Avenue. Runners turn right onto Stimson Avenue and follow that until the sidewalk merges onto the Hocking Adena Bikeway, where runners will continue on until finishing at Walter Fieldhouse.

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ROTC Mud Run presented by Dirty Dawg Express Wash

The 4.5-mile non-traditional ROTC Mud Run presented by Dirty Dawg Express Wash starts at 9:30am inside Peden Stadium. Runners follow the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway and cross under the Richland Avenue Bridge before making a sharp right, climbing up onto and crossing the Richland Avenue Bridge. Runners continue along this path, through the tunnel, and across a field into the Richland Avenue Park before traveling down Dairy Barn Lane. A large hill will lead participants off the road and up toward the ROTC Challenge Course in The Ridges. While in The Ridges, participants tackle several obstacles before finishing at Walter Fieldhouse.

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POWER 105 3K WALK

The 3K Walk that starts at 10am inside Ohio University’s Peden Stadium. This out-and-back course winds along the scenic Hocking Adena Bikeway towards OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital before turning around to return to Peden Stadium.

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COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES AND PROFESSIONS TRIATHLON

The sprint triathlon begins at the Ohio University Aquatic Center at 8am, or in front of Walter Fieldhouse for duathlon participants. After completing the 500m swim inside the Aquatic Center, participants enter the transition area to begin the bike portion of the race, along this year’s new bike course. After leaving town and returning to campus, participants complete the 3.45mi run detailed above, finishing the sprint triathlon inside Walter Fieldhouse.

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ALUMNI REMOTE RACE

The Remote Race provides a unique opportunity for alumni and friends that can’t join us in Athens on race day to be a part of the event from any location. Get out and take a run any day in April with a team or on your own to support from afar. Be sure to post pictures using #RFAR2018, to join the conversation and share your remote race experience.

ABOUT THE VENUE

Ohio University Campus

43-53 S Green Dr, Athens, OH 45701 |  Website

Ohio University Sports Administration and Athletes in Action are teaming up with OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital to host the 8th Annual OhioHealth Race for a Reason.

Last year, more than 1,100 people participated in one of the four on-campus events, and the race raised upwards of $100,000 for 100+ charities, non-profits, and student organizations. The OhioHealth Race for a Reason is the only event of this kind: combining the competition of racing with the compassion of the Athens community.

This year, the race hopes to surpass last year’s totals and raise over $125,000 while hosting over 1,500 participants. Join us in reaching these goals and sign up today!

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