Save time and stress on event day by picking up your packets and materials in advance! Below is advance packet pick-up schedule:
DATES and TIMES
Note: Please Bring Drivers license or proper I.D. If a USAT member please bring your USAT membership ID card.
LOCATIONMount Carmel Fitness & Health Center7241 Graphics WayLewis Center, OH 43035(740) 953-4444 NOTE: If use Google Maps for directions, it will take you to vicinity but to the road section prior to the Health Center. The Health Center is located just North of Mennard's on SR 23.
All participants and finishers of the 2017 Triathlon for Hope receive:
A great event lifestyle shirt
A custom Triathlon For Hope finishers Medal
Great swag bag
Stick around after your Triathlon For Hope for a great celebration featuring the award ceremony, music, and great food hot off the grill courtesy of our friends at Buckeye Boys BBQ.
The following event divisions are available to participants:
Other: Athena (165 lbs or greater), and relay teams
Note: Reference age-up rules for all age division participants. Your age division and event start wave is based on your age as of December 31 of that year. For example, if you are 39 on the day of the race but will be 40 by December 31st, your wave and age divsion is 40-44. Failure to participate and start in the correct wave will cause your time to be inaccurate and impact division results.
For the Triathlon, the top finisher in each age division, athena, and relay team are eligible for awards. Awards will be handed out at the post-event award ceremony. No awards will be mailed or delivered. IMPORTANT: It is important that you begin your event in the proper event wave. As example, If you are 39 on the day of the race but will be 40 by December 31st, your wave and age divsion is 40-44.
For the Duathlon, only the top three overall finishers will receive an award commemorating their finish.
Important NOTICE: Awards are ordered 10 days in advance of the event. Award divisions not represented will not have an award ordered if no division entrants as of the order date.
Participants must wear assigned number on the front of your shirt or shorts. Your number must be visible to checkpoint recorders at all times. Attach timing chip to your ankle with the provided strap. You will not be scored at the finish line unless your number is visible and your timing chip is attached when you cross the finish.
Bike Helmets are mandatory. No exceptions. If Bike Helmet and bike numbers have been assigned, they must be secured to equipment. Once the transition closes you will be required to display assigned race number to enter and exit the transition or remove any equipment.
Swim Caps colors and numbers will be assigned and must be worn. You will not be able to start the swim without your swim cap.
Non-participants are not permitted in the transition area for any reason.
Transition closes promptly at stated time. No entrance into transition will be permitted after stated time.
The triathlon starts at the northern end of the Alum Creek Beach with an age group dash into the reservoir. Triathletes will swim parallel to (3-5 feet deep water) or south along the Alum Creek Beach for 0.25 miles before returning back to the beach at the south end and into transition.
All participants then begin the exciting bike portion ... head out of Alum Creek State Park, turn RIGHT onto Lewis Center and then turn RIGHT onto Old State to Cheshire and again turn RIGHT. Then cross over the reservoir via the Cheshire Bridge to Africa Rd. Turn RIGHT and head South on Africa Rd and begin a very fast 5 mile stretch to Lewis Center Rd. At the intersection of Africa Rd and Lewis Center Rd, turn RIGHT, pass by the Below the Dam area and begin a .25 mile, grade 6 climb back to Alum Creek State Park. Participants will re-enter the park and head into transition.
Participants will then begin the final leg of their Greenswell Triathlon For Hope experience. Runners and walkers will turn RIGHT out of transition and onto the path that separates the sand from the grass along Alum Creek before heading out onto the grassy and wooded trail to reach the top of the Alum Creek Dam pathway. All runners and walkers will turn LEFT onto the pathway and travel along top of the dam to the 1 mile turnaround sign. Participants will turnaround and return back the same way they went out back toward the finish line. All participants, after completing their respective run distance will be able to see the finish line at the final 0.3 mile as they begin their final push to the finish line along the Alum Creek reservoir as they complete their Greenswell Triathlon For Hope experience!
From the Cleveland to host venue - Take Route 71 South Columbus to SR 36/37. Turn RIGHT toward Delaware. Take 36/37 toward Delaware - Stay in Left lane - Turn Left at South Old State Rd (There will be Alum Creek sign). Take Old State Rd approximately 5 miles to Lewis Center Rd (4 way stop) - Turn LEFT toward BEACH. Beach entrance is approximately 1 mile on the Left.
From Toledo to host venue - Take S.R 23 South to Orange Rd- about 7 miles South of Delaware. Turn Left at Orange Rd. Take Orange Rd to Old State Rd - Turn LEFT. Take Old State Rd to Lewis Center Rd. Turn Right. Take Lewis Center Rd approximately 3 miles to BEACH entrance. Turn Left into Beach entrance.
From Cincinnati to host venue - Take Route 71 North to SR 36/37. Turn LEFT toward Delaware. Take 36/37 toward Delaware - Stay in Left lane - Turn Left at South Old State Rd (There will be Alum Creek sign). Take Old State Rd approximately 5 miles to Lewis Center Rd (4 way stop) - Turn LEFT toward BEACH. Beach entrance is approximately 1 mile on the Left.
From Dayton to host venue - Take I-70E toward Columbus to I-270 North via Exit 93B to Cleveland. Take I-270N to SR 23 North. Take SR 23 North about 5 miles to Orange Rd. Turn Right. Take Orange Rd to Old State Rd. Turn Left. Take Old State Rd to Lewis Center Rd. Turn RIGHT. Take Lewis Center Rd about 3 miles to Alum Creek State Park. Turn LEFT into Park.
June 3 07:30 AM EDT - Event Formation Begins
June 3 06:30 AM EDT - Multisport Packet Pick-up
June 3 06:30 AM EDT - Race Day Registration Begins
June 3 06:30 AM EDT - Transition Opens
June 3 07:45 AM EDT - Transition Closes
June 3 08:00 AM EDT - Triathlon START
June 3 09:30 AM EDT - Award Ceremony