Triathlon Club Challenges – Railsplitter and Iron Abe


Based on the incredible response to the Triathlon Club Challenge of 2016, we are continuing the trend for 2017 in the Railsplitter Olympic Triathlon on June 17th at Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site

The team with the lowest combined score will take home a piece of history.  The club award is from the ancient Gudgel Oak that is older than our country and was alive when Lincoln lived at New Salem.

We encourage teams of 5 to compete and all you have to do is be the fastest team comprised of at least 2 women and have the lowest score.  While teams of 5 are encouraged, on race day we will determine the number of teams and composition and make the final determination on team/club size and base the winner on the most common team size with at least 2 women.

Guy Sternberg was able to secure some gorgeous oak wood from the 300 year old Gudgel Oak that had to be taken down due to disease.

The winning team will take home a piece of local history older than our country.

Please spread the word about the team challenge and the incredible award for the winners.

The Triathlon Club Challenge will also be offered at the July 29th Iron Abe Olympic Triathlon.

In 2017 Iron Abe will be part of the USAT Collegiate Series and we expect many tri teams to compete at Lake Springfield in July for the club challenge and USAT points.