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TRI the Heights
City of Grandview Heights Parks and Recreation

6th Annual Tri-The-Heights Triathlon

September 2, 2023

– This youth triathlon event is held at the Grandview Heights Municipal Pool, Wyman Woods Park, and Grandview Heights City Streets. If you can swim, ride a bike, and run then come out and give it a TRI. Post Event Finish Line Party with participants, families, and sponsors at Wyman Woods Park. Join us as a participant, sponsor, or volunteer.

Made possible in part by the grants provided from the

Grandview Heights / Marble Cliff Education Foundation


For Start Times see Schedule

Age Divisions:

  • 13-14 years
  • 11-12 years
  • 9-10 years
  • 7-8 years
  • 6 and under

Race Distances

Ages: 11-12 and 13-14

  • Swim: 200 yards
  • Bike 3.8 miles
  • Run: 1 mile

Ages: 9-10

  • Swim: 100 yards
  • Bike 2.4 miles
  • Run: 0.55 miles

Ages: 7-8

  • Swim: 50 yards
  • Bike: 2 miles
  • Run: 0.45 miles

Age: 6 & Under

  • Swim: splash around
  • Bike: 0.25 miles along path
  • Run: 0.25 miles along path

Course Description

Did you read about the overview session on the Schedule tab? It will be worthwhile. Course descriptions for each age group can be found here.

What To Bring

  • Helmet – mandatory!
  • Swim suit, bike, socks and shoes for bike/run.
  • Optional: goggles, swim cap, towel, shorts/shirt for bike/run. (Please label everything.)
  • **Note that headphones are strictly prohibited on the race courses at all times

Parent Assist Area

Transitioning from the swim to the bike can be a little confusing for younger/new to triathlon kids, so there will be an area adjacent to the pool where we encourage all participants to stage everything they will need before getting on to their bike (see list above).  One parent will be able to assist kids with drying off, getting socks/shoes/helmet on, and, of course, the all-important high fives!

All portions of the course will be viewable from sidewalks or grassy/park areas. FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL PARTICIPANTS, NO PARENTS/SPECTATORS WILL BE ALLOWED IN TRANSITION AREAS OR ON THE RACE COURSE AT ANY TIME. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


The first 400 finishers will receive a finisher’s medal. Awards will be given for the First, Second, Third Male and Female places of each age grouping 7 and older (7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14). There are podium boxes for first, second and third place finishes if you’d like to get your picture taken on the podium!

Results will be sent to everyone’s email and available live on this website.

Be safe, have fun, and good luck!

Early Bird: 12/1/2022 - 2/28/20233/1/2023 - 6/30/20237/1/2023 - 9/1/2023 (No Race Day Registration)
$30 Grandview Resident$40 Grandview Resident$45 Grandview Resident
$35 Individual Registration$45 Individual Registration$50 Individual Registration

Register early to save!     T-shirts and finisher medals for all participants!

If you are experiencing financial hardship and would like to opt out of the registration fees for the Tri-The-Heights event, please enter the code FREE23 (case sensitive) in the discount code box on the checkout page of online registration. Please contact customerservice@hfpracing.com if you have any trouble using the code.

Arrival TimesDistances
Age GroupPacket Pickup ByBike Drop Off ByRace Start TimeSwimBikeRun
11-12, 13-147:308:008:30200 yards3.8 miles1 mile
9-107:458:009:15100 yards2.4 miles1/2 mile
7-88:459:0010:1550 yards2 miles1/2 mile
6 and Under10:0010:1510:45Splash Around1/4 mile1/4 mile

Start Times

  • Ages 11-12 and 13-14: 8:30 am
  • Ages 9-10: 9:15 am
  • Ages 7-8: 10:15 am
  • Ages 6 and Under: 10:45 am

Packet Pick Up at Grandview Heights Municipal Pool

  • Friday from 4-8pm
  • Saturday starting at 7:15am

Body Marking and Timing Chip Pick Up at Grandview Heights Municipal Pool (everyone required to wear timing chip for entire event)

  • Saturday starting at 7:15am

*Please plan to be at the pool at least 60-75 minutes prior to your start time in order to get your packet, timing chip, body marked and rack your bike.

Friday Evening Option

In order to help reduce the number of steps on race day, participants may take advantage of the option to pick up their packet and/or drop bikes on Friday 4-8PM.

Bike Check-In

Bikes can be dropped at T1 on Friday 4-8PM. All bikes dropped on Friday will be racked for you. NOTE! Bikes may only be checked-in AFTER you have picked up your packet.  Transition 1 and 2 open at 7:30am on race morning.

TRI The Heights Triathlon Volunteers

TRI The Heights is Grandview Heights’ annual youth triathlon with a priority on safety, fun, and community.  We have a wide variety of needs ranging from packet pick up to post race tear down and everything in between. If you need more details, please do not hesitate to contact Taylor Tobias at 614-481-6202 or ttobias@grandviewheights.org  or go directly to the volunteer online link to sign up!

Video: Step by Step – Where To Go On Race Day

Getting There

The triathlon will start at the Grandview Heights Municipal Pool (1350 Goodale Blvd., Columbus, Ohio 43212) and end down the street at Wyman Woods Park.

Road Closures

Please allow adequate time to park and make your way to check-in. Road closures start at 8:00AM: Details


If you are a Grandview Heights resident, please consider riding bikes to the event. Otherwise, see parking map here.


Youth racers will be treated to a spectacular swim in the Grandview Heights Municipal Pool (transition area #1), then transition to a bike ride on a fully closed to traffic and volunteer-supported bike course, and then complete their triathlon with a run on the pathway alongside Goodale Blvd and the park.

The bike course will feature a tour of the beautiful Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff community and provide older participants a challenging climb up Lincoln Road before their respective turnarounds.

The run courses start from Wyman Woods Park (transition area #2) and feature a loop through the park before finishing at a grand finish in the park open space.

Tri The Heights bike course
Bike course
Bike Course Lincoln Hill
Bike Course - Lincoln Hill Portion
Tri the Heights Transition Area 1 Site Plan
Transition Area 1 Site Plan
Tri the Heights Transition Area 2 Site Plan
Transition Area 2 Site Plan