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Colombus Triathlon

Sun 15th Sep 2019
Alum Creek Lake, Alum Creek Lake, Ohio, USA

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Tickets $40–$95

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  • Finisher’s medal
  • Finisher’s t-shirt
  • Road run

From the organiser

There is a race for everyone at the Columbus Triathlon and Multisport festival, from beginner to ironman. Challenge yourself and celebrate your achievement afterwards at the post-race party with pizza and beer!

Distances in this event

  1. Beginner Triathlon

    undefined: Swim 0.3km, Bike 8mi, Run 1.5mi
    Sun 15th Sep 2019
    $60–$65
    Tickets available
  2. Sprint Triathlon

    undefined: Swim 0.75km, Bike 12.4mi, Run 5km
    Sun 15th Sep 2019
    $70–$75
    Tickets available
  3. Sprint Duathlon

    undefined: Run 1.5km, Bike 12.4mi, Run 5km
    Sun 15th Sep 2019
    $70–$75
    Tickets available
  4. Sprint Aquabike

    undefined: Swim 0.75km, Bike 12.4mi
    Sun 15th Sep 2019
    $70–$75
    Tickets available
  5. Sprint Aquathon

    undefined: Swim 0.75km, Run 5km
    Sun 15th Sep 2019
    $70–$75
    Tickets available
  6. Olympic Triathlon

    undefined: Run 1.5km, Bike 24mi, Run 10km
    Sun 15th Sep 2019
    $80–$85
    Tickets available
  7. Olympic Duathlon

    undefined: Run 5km, Bike 24mi, Run 10km
    Sun 15th Sep 2019
    $80–$85
    Tickets available
  8. Olympic Aquabike

    undefined: Run 1.5km, Bike 24mi
    Sun 15th Sep 2019
    $80–$85
    Tickets available
  9. Olympic Aquathon

    undefined: Run 1.5km, Run 10km
    Sun 15th Sep 2019
    $80–$85
    Tickets available
  10. 1/3 Iron Triathlon

    undefined: Swim 2km, Bike 35mi, Run 9.3km
    Sun 15th Sep 2019
    $90–$95
    Tickets available
  11. 1/3 Iron Duathlon

    undefined: Run 5km, Bike 35mi, Run 9.3km
    Sun 15th Sep 2019
    $90–$95
    Tickets available
  12. 1/3 Iron Aquabike

    undefined: Swim 2km, Bike 35mi
    Sun 15th Sep 2019
    $90–$95
    Tickets available
  13. 1/3 Iron Aquathon

    undefined: Swim 2km, Run 9.3km
    Sun 15th Sep 2019
    $90–$95
    Tickets available
  14. 3K Swim

    Swim 3km
    Sun 15th Sep 2019
    $40–$45
    Tickets available
  15. 5K Swim

    Run 5km
    Sun 15th Sep 2019
    $40–$45
    Tickets available
Course Maps
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What’s Included
Post Race Party with Pizza & Beer!
Photo Booth & Professional In Race Pictures!
Men's & Women's Cut Lifestyle Tee!
Finisher Medal to first 500 to Register!
Course Details

The Swim:

START: We will have an in-water start. Racers will line up according to ability. There are places where you can touch the bottom at the start. Everyone (all men and women) will start in the same wave unless otherwise directed. Should we need to start in waves, we will start the men first and the women afterwards

COURSE: See the course maps. The courses will be marked with large buoys.

DISTANCES:

- The 5000m Swim begins with a 500m 1/2 lap and then 6 laps on a 750m loop.
- The 3000m Swim is 4 laps on a 750m loop.
- The 2000m Swim begins with a 500m extension and then 2 laps on a 750m loop.
- The 1500m Swim is 2 laps on a 750m loop.
- The 750m Swim is 1 lap on a 750m loop.
- The beginner swim is a point to point swim one way down the beach in shallow water.

AID STATION: There is 1 Aid Station for the 3k and 5k swim. To access the aid station you must swim to the table, access your aid and then return to the swim course. You can leave your own aid at the station. We will provide water and gels.

TO TRANSITION & OPEN SWIM FINISH: Once you have completed your swim, exit the water and run up the beach to the transition area or the finish line. Follow the cones, chalk and signs.

SWIM CUT OFF: Everyone must have completed the swim course by 10:00am. This should give everyone plenty of time to complete this segment of the race.

The Aquabike
This is a swim and bike only event. You must enter the transition area, rack your bike and then proceed to the finish line. Aquabikers will exit the transition area through run out and then proceed to the finish line.

The Aquathon
This is a swim and run only event. You must enter the transition area after your swim, get your running gear and then proceed to the run course. At the end of your run you must cross the finish line.

The Duathlon
This is a run, followed by a bike and then another run. You must enter the transition area between events. The duathlons will start in a separate location from the swim; the location varies by venue. Duathletes should meet at the duathlon start for their pre-race meeting and event start.

Bike:

  • WHAT BIKE TO USE: You can ride most any upright human powered bike in the race including but not limited to road bikes (10 speed), mountain bikes, & hybrid bikes.
  • HELMET: Remember that you must wear a helmet when you are on your bike. Additionally you must put your helmet on before you leave the transition area (after your have exited the swim and picked up your bike in the transition area).
  • DRAFTING IS NOT ALLOWED: Please refer to the USAT triathlon rules for more information.
  • COURSE MARKINGS: The bike course is marked with signs and cones. There will be a sign at each turn, so if you do not see a sign, please proceed straight. All turns are marked with signs. We DO NOT make any marks on the roadway surface, so please ignore all paint on the road surface. These are from other races and may take you off course.
  • SAFETY: Additionally there will be local law enforcement at all turns so that you can proceed without stopping. The roads are open to traffic. You have the right of way, but that does not mean the cars will know that, so be alert and be safe.
  • Please ride in the right lane of the road at all times and be sure you ride to the right of that lane so other cars and riders can safely pass you during the race.
  • Should you get a flat or have an accident, please alert the next rider so they can alert our staff, volunteers or law enforcement at the next turn.
  • Beginner triathletes will have a unique course so please study the race map. This course will be 1 out and back.
  • Sprint triathletes, duathletes and aquabikers will complete 1 lap on the 12 mile course.
  • Olympic triathletes, duathletes and aquabikers will complete 2 laps on the 12 mile course.
  • ⅓ Iron triathletes, duathletes and aquabikers will complete 3 laps on the 12 mile course.
  • BIKE CUT OFF: Everyone must have completed the bike course by 11:00am. This should give everyone plenty of time to complete this segment of the race.

Run Course:

  • COURSE MAPS: Please review the course maps before the race. It is your duty to know the course. The run course is marked with signs, cones and chalk. If you do not see a sign, cone or chalk/spray arrow keep going straight. There will also be volunteers on course as well. Each race venue will have its own unique run course, so please review the course maps. All runs will be out and back.
  • There will be one common 5k (3.1-mile), out and back, course used by all athletes. Athletes will run 1.55-miles out and 1.55 miles back on course.
  • If you are running 1.5 miles you will turn around at the .75-mile mark.
  • If you are running 5k you will complete 1 lap of the course.
  • If you are running 10k you will complete 2 laps of the course.
  • If you are running 9.3-miles you will complete 3 laps of the course.
  • AID STATIONS: There are 3 aid stations / water stops on course that can be accessed multiple times throughout your run. Each will have water, HEED and Hammer Gels. The aid stations will be at:
    - Exit of transition area
    - 0.75-mile mark turn around
    - 1.55-mile mark turn around
Raceday Logistics

Saturday 14 September
16:00 - 18:00 - Packet pick-up and race day registration (beach)

Sunday 15 September

05:30 - 08:15 - Transition area open

07:00 - All 1/3 Iron Races and open 5K Swim Start following Pre-race meeting

  • The Triathlon, Aquabike, Aquathlon and Open Swim will start first at the Beach. Meet on the Beachfront at 6:45am. We will conduct a pre-race meeting, and then immediately start the races. All athletes will start in one wave unless we have over 100 racers in a given race. In that case we will start all men, followed by all women.
  • Duathletes should meet at the Duathlon Start flags immediately after the start of the Triathlon, Aquabike, Aquathlon and Open Swim Race. Duathletes will start in the Parking Lot adjacent to the finish line. We will start the races following a brief pre-race meeting. All athletes will start in one wave.
  • All athletes are expected to attend the pre-race meetings, as the races will start immediately following the pre-race meetings.​

07:30 - All Olympic races and Open 3K swim start following pre-race meeting

  • The Triathlon, Aquabike, Aquathlon and Open Swim will start first at the Beach. Meet on the Beachfront at 7:15am. We will conduct a pre-race meeting, and then immediately start the races. All athletes will start in one wave unless we have over 100 racers in a given race. In that case we will start all men, followed by all women.
  • Duathletes should meet at the Duathlon Start flags immediately after the start of the Triathlon, Aquabike, Aquathlon and Open Swim Race. Duathletes will start in the Parking Lot adjacent to the finish line. We will start the races following a brief pre-race meeting. All athletes will start in one wave.
  • All athletes are expected to attend the pre-race meetings, as the races will start immediately following the pre-race meetings.

08:00 - All Spring races start following pre-race meeting

  • The Triathlon, Aquabike, and Aquathlon will start first at the Beach. Meet on the Beachfront at 7:45am. We will conduct a pre-race meeting, and then immediately start the races. All athletes will start in one wave unless we have over 100 racers in a given race. In that case we will start all men, followed by all women.
  • Duathletes should meet at the Duathlon Start flags immediately after the start of the Triathlon, Aquabike, and Aquathlon Race. Duathletes will start in the Parking Lot adjacent to the finish line. We will start the races following a brief pre-race meeting. All athletes will start in one wave.
  • All athletes are expected to attend the pre-race meetings, as the races will start immediately following the pre-race meetings.

08:30 - Beginner Triathlon Start following pre-race meeting

  • Meet on the Beachfront at 8:15am. We will conduct a pre-race meeting, and then immediately start the races. All athletes will start in one wave unless we have over 100 racers in a given race. In that case we will start all men, followed by all women. All athletes are expected to attend the pre-race meetings, as the races will start immediately following the pre-race meetings.

10:00 - All swimmers must have exited the water

11:00 - All cyclists from all races must have comleted the bike course

13:00 - Race timing ends

Travel

Alum Creek State Park Beach, 3400 Lewis Center Rd, Lewis Center, OH 43035

From the South:

  • Take 71N to exit 121 for 750 and follow signs for Gemini Place
  • Turn right onto Gemini Place
  • Turn left onto Africa Rd
  • Turn right into the park and follow signs for the beach

From the East

  • Take 70W
  • Take the exit for 270N toward Cleveland
  • Take exit 26 for 71N
  • Take exit 121 for 750 and follow signs for Gemini place
  • Turn right onto Gemini Place
  • Turn left onto Africa Rd
  • Turn right into the park and follow signs for the beac

From the West

  • Take 70E
  • Keep left at the fork and follow signs for 670E toward Airport
  • Take exit 5 for 71N
  • Take exit 121 for 750 and follow signs for Gemini Place
  • Turn right onto Gemini Place
  • Turn left onto Africa Rd.
  • Turn left onto Lewis Center Rd.
  • Turn right into the park and follow signs for the beach

From the North

  • Take 71S
  • Take exit 131 for US36/OH37
  • The right onto US36W/OH37W
  • Turn left onto Africa Rd.
  • Turn right onto Lewis Center Rd.
  • Turn right into the park and follow signs for the beach​​
Kit List

WETSUITS: If the water temperature is below 78 degrees we will be wetsuit legal. This means you can wear a wetsuit if you want, but you do not have to wear one.
SWIM CAPS: Please be sure you wear your assigned swim cap for safety. We will give you a swim cap on race day.

WHAT BIKE TO USE: You can ride most any upright human powered bike in the race including but not limited to road bikes (10 speed), mountain bikes, & hybrid bikes.

HELMET: Remember that you must wear a helmet when you are on your bike. Additionally you must put your helmet on before you leave the transition area (after your have exited the swim and picked up your bike in the transition area).

Spectators

Spectators welcome!

Volunteers

Our races would not be possible without our volunteers and staff. We welcome groups and individuals who want to be a part of this great race experience! Whether you are a non-profit looking to partner with Zoom or an individual, spouse, friend or spectator looking to help out, we have a place for you.

Every Zoom races requires more than a dozen staff and volunteers, and we would love your help. In exchange for your hard work we will make a donation to your group or offer you a free or discounted race entry to another Zoom race! We will also feed you too.

Why volunteer?

  • Approximately 40% of each race entry is put back into the local community. Last season we spent more than $30,000 in locally sourced staff, services, and goods.
  • Last season, we also raised more than $3000 for local charities, donated over 100 hours of volunteer service at local multisport events, and gave away over $1000 in free race entries to beginners, veterans, and para-athletes.
  • Our staff has more than 5 years of multisport race planning experience, 10 years of coaching experience, and 25 years of racing experience on the local, national and international level including national and world championships.
FAQs

Race Time Cut Offs
We offer a race for every ability level and therefore we have race timing cuts off times. We have set our race cutoffs so that the average athlete can successfully complete the race in the allotted time.

1/3 Iron Races have a 6 hour cutoff.
The Olympic races have a 5 hour 30 minute cutoff.
The Sprint races have a 5 hour cutoff.
The Beginner races have a 4 hour 30 minute cutoff.
The 5k swimmers must be done in 3 hours and 3k swimmers need to complete the course in 2 hour 30 minutes.
All swimmers must complete the swim course by 10:00am.
All cyclists must complete the bike course by 11:00am.
All runners must be complete by 1:00pm.

Timing, Body Marking and Race Bibs

All athletes must wear a timing chip. Timing chips go on the athlete’s ankle and are worn throughout the race. You will receive your timing chip on race morning.
Every athlete must be body marked with a race number. This number is the same as your timing chip, and is used to identify you in the case of an emergency. You will be body marked on race morning.
Every athlete in the triathlon, duathlon, and aquabike will be required to have a race number sticker on their bike. Bike numbers can be placed on the top tube or seat post.
Every athlete in the triathlon, duathlon and aquathlon will be required to wear a bib number on the front of their person during the running portion of the race ONLY. You can pin the number to you or use a race belt.

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