Triathlon is fun with friends, family and partners! At Greenswell Events, we have put together a fun event to finish off the summer of triathlon fun with a special triathlon called the Beauty & the Beast Triathlon. The Beauty & the Beast Triathlon is a 2 person relay-only event with a twist! Relay Teams are formed of 2 competitors that compete as a team to finish the Triathlon. One person will complete the swim portion; once finished with the swim the person will hand-off to the next team member who will complete the bike portion. Once finished with the bike, both team members will then complete the run together and cross the finish line together. Both team members must run the entire run course together and finish together.
Events and Event Distances
- Olympic distance Triathlon- 0.90 mi swim + 24.4 mi bike + 6.2 mi run
- Sprint distance Triathlon - 0.45 mi swim + 12.4 mi bike +3.1 mile run
Relay Options/Awarded Team Competitions
- Combined Age Mixed team relay - 79 and under (both male and female ages combined = < 79 years old)
- Combined Age Mixed team relay - 80 and over (both male and female ages combined =+80 years old)
- Combined Age Teen team relay - both participants are 18 & under (can be mixed or same gender) - Sprint distance only
- All-male relay team
- All-female relay team
The top finishing team in each distance and division, each team member will receive a $25 gift card to Central Ohio's own Cameron Mitchell restaurants
Relay Progression information
The team Swimmer will be given an Ankle Bracelet Timing Chip – This ankle Chip is the "Team Baton" and must be passed between team members in transition. The ankle chip is embedded in a foam band that goes around your LEFT ankle. In the team race packet, there will be a swim cap, ankle timing device, helmet number, bike frame number, and 2 sets of race bibs.
- Swimmer -The colored swim cap and ankle timing chip,
- Cyclist - The helmet number, and bike frame number,
- Runners - Bib numbers
All passing of the timing chip ankle bracelet must occur at the team’s bike transition area. The Swimmer will run / walk from the water into the transition area and will meet their team member at the bike rack. The swimmer then removes the timing ankle bracelet and passes it to the cyclist directly (who is ready to go with helmet on and buckled). The cyclist puts the chip on their ankle and then runs or walks out to the “Bike Out” area. The cyclists MAY NOT mount the bike until they are past the “Mount Line” which is clearly marked outside the transition area. When the cyclist returns, the cyclist must dismount just before the clearly marked “Dismount Line.” The cyclist then walks or runs back to the teams’ transition rack where their team member will be waiting for them. The cyclist will change into their running shoes, keep the timing device on their ankle, and together as a team exit at the designated “Run Out.” Both team members will then complete the run the entire distance together and cross the finish line together and get their Finisher medals!
Triathletes will swim on courses paralleling the beach, a followed by gently rolling bike courses around Alum Creek Lake and finishing with run courses that take the trail system into the woods before emerging onto the Alum Creek Dam high above the lake providing breathtaking views of the landscape surrounding Alum Creek Lake. A great event whether this is your first triathlon or your last triathlon of the 2020 season.
Events and Event Distances
- Olympic distance Triathlon & Duathlon- 0.90 mi swim+24.4 mi bike+ 6.2 mi run
- Sprint distance Triathlon & Duathlon - 0.45 mi swim 12.4 mi bike+3.1 mile run
Central Ohio Triathlon & Wine Series
In celebration of our twentieth year of being Central Ohio’s premier triathlon organizer, we are excited to announce the ‘Central Ohio Triathlon & Wine Series’ featuring our signature triathlons. In partnership with Signature Wines of Columbus, Ohio, each signature triathlon will feature a wine label commemorative of the event on the bottle. Multiple flavors and blends will be available to participants 21 years of age and older to celebrate their experience. Participate in all three events for a great commemorative collection. Each bottle of wine you receive is made at the Signature Wines’ winery in Columbus, Ohio from the finest grapes and juices from California and Ohio.
Signature triathlons featured:
- July 26: Ohio State Ross Heart Hospital TriFit Challenge Triathlon & Duathlon
- August 15: Triathlon For Hope
- September 19: Harvest Sunrise Triathlon & Duathlon
- September 19: Beauty & the Beast Relay Triathlon (note: this event is part of the Harvest Sunrise Triathlon for USAT reporting)
We are honored to have been your local triathlon organizer for these past 19 years. Thank you for your support and we look forward to celebrating our 20th year with you!
Relays are Fun!
Participating with friends and family is Fun! Beauty & the Beast Triathlon will allow you to participate along side and with your favorite people! Note: All team members must be a registered participant. All USA Triathlon rules apply - must follow all biking and event rules (i.e, no drafting, side-by-side riding, must wear helmets, etc).
Entry fee includes timed results, commemorative finisher medal, and commemorative event bottle of wine (21 or older). Event shirts are an optional purchase during registration. Event shirts are Next Level EcoPerformance, made of an eco-friendly fabric made with 70% recycled material. Moisture wicking fabrication. Lightweight with a soft hand feel. Made of recycled poly (RPET) bottles.
USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event
What does that mean? The term “sanction” refers to the compliance of a multisport event to USA Triathlon's safety requirements. Safety plans, course maps, and event details must be submitted for review by experienced USA Triathlon staff. This ensures events are safe and fair competition environments.
The Beauty and the Beast triathlon is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event under the sanction of Harvest Sunrise Triathlon. All rules and safety standards promulgated by USA Triathlon are applicable. This triathlon is organized and led by a Level 2 USA Triathlon Certified Race Director, Craig Thompson of Greenswell Events. Level 2 Race Directors are those Race Directors that have chosen to obtain the highest accreditation that USA Triathlon offers by completing the certification requirements, meeting annual continuing education requirements, maintaining SafeSport certification, have a demonstrated record of quality, organized triathlons with proven and documented safety standards, and are in good standing with USA Triathlon.
Note: The Beauty & the Beast Triathlon is a sub-event of the Harvest Sunrise triathlon for USAT scoring purposes and insurance purposes.
Countdown to the End of Season Celebration!
Note: Registration is for the entire relay
Note: Entry is for the for the entire relay.
- September 19 6:30 AM EDT - Athlete Check-in
- September 19 6:30 AM EDT - Transition Opens
- September 19 6:30 AM EDT - Race Day Check-in/Packet Pick-ip
- September 19 7:45 AM EDT - Event Formation begins
- September 19 7:50 AM EDT - Transition Closes
- September 19 8:00 AM EDT - Event begins
- September 19 10:45 AM EDT - Bike Course Closes
- September 19 11:15 AM EDT - Run Course Closes - No Laps After,if applicable