MAY 18th, 2013
We have a "Sprint" and "Olympic" distance triathlons for individuals or teams as well as a 5 k running race.
SPRINT DISTANCE: 750 meter swim (818 yds), 20 k bike (12 miles), 5 k run (3.1 mile)
OLYMPIC DISTANCE: 1500 meter swim (1640 yds), 40 k bike (25 miles), 10 k run (6.2 mile)
Online Registration http://www.active.com/running/angola-in/pokagan-triathlon-and-steve-parker-5k-2013
This race takes place in the beautiful Pokagon State Park of northeast Indiana. Conveniently located at the intersection of Interstate 69 and the 80-90 toll road. The race starts at 9:00 AM on the Main Beach, which is down hill from the CCC Pavilion, with a one or two lap (1500m) triangular swim in Lake James. The water may unfortunately be cold, so a wetsuit is highly recommended. Rental wetsuits can be obtained from the Three Rivers Running Co. in Ft. Wayne or www.wetsuitrentals.com. Upon exiting the water the race proceeds up the hill via a lot of stairs and to the secure transition area in the lawn in front of the pavillion. The 40k bike course follows out the main road of the park and under I-69 to ride on very lightly traveled country roads. It is mostly an out and back course with a large loop at the outer end. The terrain is best described as rolling hills. All of the major intersections are staffed with local and state law enforcement. Upon returning to the park the run course leaves the transition and traverses some of the most scenic trails in the park. This is a 5k or 10k run for the triathlon. This is definitely a challenging but fair run course. The finsh line is in front of the pavilion for friends and family to see your great accomplishment. There are large playgrounds within site of the transition to entertain the little ones while the racing action is out of sight. Coming into the finish you will be hit by the lovely aroma of pancakes and sausage on the griddle ready for you to devour as soon as you cross the line. Drinks and fresh fruit will also be served. The awards ceremony will take place at the CCC pavilion as well. Chip timing is provided by Mattoon Beach Tri.
Bike Route: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/17338796
USAT Sanctioned race
You MUST have picture ID to get your race packet. No ID......No race......No exceptions. USAT members MUST have a current USAT card at packet pick up.
Age groups will be the USAT standards. Age is based on your age as of December 31, 2011.
Please be aware there is a $5 charge per car for IN residents and $7 for out of state residents to enter the park on race day.
Steve Parker/ALS 5k run
The Steve Parker/ALS 5k will be run during the triathlon, starting at 9:45am. The course will be on a portion of the trails that the triathletes will cover. Steve was a long time member of Team TriFort who passed away in 2012 from ALS. If you have family members that don't want to do the tri please encourage them to come along and do the 5k run. Racers will receive a technical t-shirt and goody bag. Refreshments will be served after the race. Awards will be given to top finishers in their age groups and the overall winners. Registration is online at active.com.
Due to water temperatures, 30 minutes after your wave's swim start, you must be 1/2 way through the swim course or you will be removed from the water. 2 ½ hr after last swim wave leaves you must be to the bike turn around cone, if you don’t make that cut off you can continue the race from the point where you are, as follows. You will be asked to turn around and start riding the return course, and surrender your timing chip, we will do our best to time you manually. It is our intention to make it possible for everyone to finish their race, however these very generous time limits have been implemented in order to provide as safe a race as possible.
Online registration is at Active.com. Register early and save $$$. There will be onsite registration the day before the race at packet pick up and also on race day at the transition area. However there is an additional $25 charged for registration at those locations. Packet pick up on Friday May 17 will be at the Potowatami Inn in Pokagon State Park. Please let the gate attendant know you are there for packet pick up and the park entrance fee will be waived. On race day there is a $5 charge per car for IN residents and $7 per car for out of state residents to enter the park. DNR season passes will be accepted as well. Fees for the race are as follows:
pre-registered Sprint Distance Triathlon USAT member $55.00
pre-registered Sprint Distance Triathlon non-USAT member $65.00
pre-registered Olympic Distance Triathlon USAT member $70.00
pre-registered Olympic Distance Triathlon non-USAT member $80.00
pre-registered Sprint Relay Teams $110.00 / team
pre-registered Olympic Relay Teams $120.00 / team
pre-registered Steve Parker for ALS 5k run $20
Day prior and Race day fees well be an additional $25 so save $$$ and register early. No guarantee of T-Shirt unless you are pre-registered.
********** NO REFUNDS ******** NO TRANSFERS *********
Race may be delayed or cancelled in event of dangerous conditions. Race director will have the final call but every effort will be made to complete the race.
There are a limited number of rooms available at the Potowatam Inn located in the park. Reservations can be made at http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/inns/potawatomi/ or call at 877-LODGES-1 Please mention the race when attempting to make reservations. Camping is also available at the park for the more hearty souls. Campground reservations can be made online at http://www.indiana.reserveworld.com/index.cfm or by calling 1-866-6-CAMP-IN The address for the park is: 450 Lane 100 Lake James, Angola,IN 46703 There are other hotels located close by as well.
HOTEL MAP LINK
Volunteers are needed for the race, Please contact Pat Crawford at
Please contact Race Director Randy Strebig at
Please no alcohol at the race site.
Race Weekend Agenda
Friday May 17, 2013 3:00-8:00pm Packet pickup and Registration in the lobby of the Potowatami Inn.
Saturday May 18, 2013 7:00 Transition opens
7:00-8:40 Packet pickup and Registration at the CCC Pavillion
8:45 Pre Race Briefing / Transition closed to racers only
9:00 Race Start
9:45 5k Race Start
12:30 Awards Ceremony
THANKS to all our sponsors for their support!!!
F.I.S.T. Forever Improving Stuben Together
Hupe Insurance Services
Indiana State Police
IDNR and Indiana Conservation Officers
Lake James Cottage Owners Assoc.
Pokagon State Park Management and Staff
Steuben County Sheriffs Department
Steuben County Fire Department and EMS