Tri Harder Promotions was created to promote multi-sport events in central Illinois.   As the logo states “Many tri – We Tri Harder”.  These are not empty words; THP is operated by triathletes for triathletes.  Before you’ve entered the water, these races have been painstakingly planned, coordinated and designed so you don’t just have a race; you have a full triathlon experience.

Steve O’Connor is the USAT Certified Race Director and multiple Ironman competitor and promises many changes for the 2013 events.  He has raced, spoke with and learned from the best including Ironman, Rev3, HITS, the Challenge Family, Craig Alexander, Chrissie Wellington, Terenzo Bozzone, Samantha McGlone, Simon Lessing and many other top pro triathletes.

Mr. O’Connor has raced all across the US and in Canada, Puerto Rico, Ireland and most notable in Austria at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship.   He has completed in all distances for over 13 years and understands the needs of the new triathlete and the seasoned veteran.

Mr. O’Connor is also a Road Runners Club of America Certified Race Director, one of only a handful in the nation who possess both nationally recognized credentials.

This means Steve has taken the time, energy and money to learn from the leaders in the industries and not just a self proclaimed race director with no formal training.

While negotiations are still underway with future sponsors, we will be hosting the triathlons, biathlon and running events for many years to come.

We also offer newly designed race logos, technical shirts fitted for men and women that you can comfortably wear all tri season, immediate race splits for your swim, bike, run and finish, the most unique, often artist made, awards around and post race food and drinks based on not only taste but the latest fueling, hydration and recovery science.

Expect even bigger and better refinements as negotiations are worked out in the next few months for all upcoming races.  We always Tri Harder.