July Half Iron Distance Triathlon

First many thanks for making the 2012 season the best yet. We appreciate your participation in the events and are always striving to make things better. Many changes are in store including a new points series with our central Illnois friends and events in Northern Indiana and the Chicago area. More about this development as we finalize the plans.

With that said, for 2013 we will be hosting an inaugural Half Iron Distance Triathlon on July 27, 2013 in conjunction with Iron Abe and Stoneman.
We are working out the details but guarantee it will be a great venue and event. Although this has been a well guarded secret, word is out and many racers are excited for a high quality half iron event in the Midwest.

We have gleaned the best from the major players in the long course triathlon series both from personal experience and detailed discussions with the big dogs in the long course events. However, we will still be able to offer an incredible value based, high quality event at a cost much lower than the series prices.

The courses are laid out and will challenge every triathlete with the 1.2 mile Lake Springfield swim, 56 mile bike with many nuances to the ride including fast, flat sections, rolling rural sections on historic Route 66, a technical section on portions of the Capital City Century course, familiar sections of Iron Abe and Stoneman routes and a twisting hilly section around Lake Sangchris. The run will be on the Iron Abe and Stoneman courses with portions of the hilly Jingle Bell route around Lake Springfield and Marine point thrown in for a great lake view. It will then travel across the UIS campus and connect with West Lake Drive on the Iron Abe course and return to the Beach House.

Here is your chance to be part of this event and live in infamy by helping decide a name for the event. If your name is chosen you will get $50 off the entry fee.

Although final details are being worked out we wanted to let everyone know about the opportunity so you can plan for the July 27 date and train for a high quality, great value, Midwest Half Iron Distance Triathlon.
Happy Holidays and keep an eye out for more details, an event NAME and news about open registrations for the April 20th Petersburg events, June 15 New Salem events and the July 27th Springfield events. All will be opening soon so get them on your Christmas wish list and racing calendar.