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This is the 7th annual all-female triathlon designed to raise awareness about early detection of breast cancer, research into eradicating the disease, recognizing the survivors and those living with breast cancer, and remembering those who have been lost to this terrible disease. The proceeds from the event are donated to local breast cancer organizations to fund breast cancer research and awareness activities.  
The past six years, the event has contributed several thousand dollars to local breast cancer charitable organizations through your participation in this triathlon. 

Event Distances: Triathlon: 0.25 mile swim+12.8 mile bike+2 mile run AND Duathlon: 1.0 mile run+12.8 mile bike+2 mile run


The entry fee includes a finisher medal and entry to the post-event festival.  Event shirts are optional and can be purchased during registration. The event will be timed and we will have prizes for winners in each age group and overall.

Registration fees

Triathlon - Individual Closed

Registration closed
  • Individual

    1. $45.00
      Dec 8 – Jul 1
    2. $55.00
      Jul 2 – Jul 31
    3. $65.00
      Aug 1 – Aug 17

Duathlon - Individual Closed

Registration closed
  • Individual

    1. $45.00
      Dec 8 – Jul 1
    2. $55.00
      Jul 2 – Jul 31
    3. $65.00
      Aug 1 – Aug 17

Triathlon - Relay Closed

Registration closed
  • Relay

    1. $65.00
      Dec 8 – Jul 1
    2. $85.00
      Jul 2 – Jul 31
    3. $95.00
      Aug 1 – Aug 17

Participant Amenities

All participants and finishers of the 2018 Triathlon for Hope receive:

  • A custom Triathlon For Hope finishers Medal

  • Great swag bag

  • Fun post-event celebration with great food, drink and music

Divisions & Awards

The following event divisions are available to participants:
 
Age divisions: 

  • 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 -79, 80+

Other: Athena (175 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 division is 40-49. Failure to participate and start in the correct wave will cause your time to be inaccurate and impact division results. 

AWARDS

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 diversion is 40-49

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. 

Course Information

Swim Course

The triathlon starts near the central section of the Alum Creek Beach with an age group dash into the reservoir. Triathletes will swim a square swim course (4-6 feet average water depth) for a total of 440 yards (or 0.25 miles) before returning back to the beach and into transition.

The Duathlon run #1 begins at the Finish Line inflatable near transition.

Bike Course 
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 at Africa Rd and take Africa Rd to Lewis Center Rd. Turn RIGHT on Lewis Center Rd and return to the park.  Upon return to the park, turn RIGHT and re-enter the park and head into transition.

Run Course
  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!

Swim Area and Transition

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Bike Course

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Run Course

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Post-event Celebration

Stick around after your Triathlon For Hope for a great celebration featuring the award ceremony, music, and great breakfast hot off the grill courtesy of our friends at Buckeye Boys BBQ.

 

Event Rules

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.

Refund, Deferral, and Transfer Policy

IMPORTANT -You will be required to acknowledge the policy guidelines during registration.

REFUNDS

  1. There are no refunds if the event is cancelled, postponed, rescheduled, or latered, due to events outside our control (weather, water conditions, road construction, police directive, etc).
  2. There are no refunds for job transfers, relocation, job travel, or medical condition or injury.
  3. ANy refund request will be referred to this policy. 

 BIB or RACE ENTRY TRANSFERS

  1. Race entries and/or Race Bibs can be transferred to another individual up to August 5. No transfers will be permitted after August 5.
  2. The individual transfering ("Transferer") must initiate the transfer. This is performed by you (you do not need to contact the race organizer) through the registration system. There is a button located on the main event registration page that initiates the process. Follow the procedures from there. You will need to indicate the individual's email address receiving the transfer.
  3. The individual receiving the race entry or bib ("Transferee") will receive a transfer email and must then within 3 days register themselves online.
  4. The transferee be required to pay the current event entry fee less credit for transferor’s entry fee paid.
  5. Additionally, all transfers are subject to an additional administrative fee of $10, plus any applicable online registration service fees.

Note: If it is your original intent to Gift someone a registration, please use the Gift Registration feature when you initially register.

DISTANCE TRANSFERS

  1. You are permitted to transfer up or down in distance (example: move from Olympic to Sprint distance) through August 5.
  2. If you wish to transfer to another distance you must initiate the transfer. Again, this is performed by (you do not need to contact the race organizer) through the registration system. There is transfer button located on main event page.
  3. Any distance transfers "up" to a longer distance will be required to pay the difference between the entry fee paid and the current entry fee for the longer distance selected.  There is no refund or credit for transfers "down" in distance.
  4. Any distance transfers are subject to an additional administrative fee of $5.00, plus any applicable online registration service fees.

DEFERRAL POLICY

  1. There are no injury deferrals for this event. You are able to Transfer your entry or transfer "down" in distance per the guidelines listed above. There are no refunds.
  2. There are no deferrals for this event.

Directions to Venue

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
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Event Schedule

  • August 18 6:30 AM EDT - Race Day Check-In Begins

  • August 18 6:30 AM EDT - Transition Opens

  • August 18 7:30 AM EDT - Event Formation Begins

  • August 18 7:45 AM EDT - Transition Closes

  • August 18 8:00 AM EDT - Triathlon START

  • August 18 9:30 AM EDT - Award Ceremony

Contact Information

Event Location

Alum Creek State Park, Lewis Center Road, Lewis Center, OH, United States

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