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Red, White And Zoom Multisport Festival at Cowan Lake

Sat 7th Sep 2019
Cowan Lake, Cowan Lake, Ohio 45177, USA

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Tickets $40–$95

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

From the organiser

This is the only race in Ohio to offer triathlons, duathlons, aquabikes (swim bike only) and aquathlons (swim run only), in distances for all ages and abilities including beginner, sprint, olympic and 1/3 iron. There is a race for all ages and abilities. This event will also include the Midwest Regional High School Triathlon Championships. High School students from around the region will compete alongside other racers to the best individual and team in the region.

Distances in this event

  1. Beginner Triathlon

    undefined: Swim 0.2km, Bike 8mi, Run 1.5mi
    Sat 7th Sep 2019
    $60–$65
    Tickets available
  2. Sprint Triathlon

    undefined: Swim 0.75km, Bike 13mi, Run 5km
    Sat 7th Sep 2019
    $70–$75
    Tickets available
  3. Sprint Duathlon

    undefined: Run 1.5mi, Bike 13mi, Run 5km
    Sat 7th Sep 2019
    $70–$75
    Tickets available
  4. Sprint Aquabike

    undefined: Swim 0.75km, Bike 13mi
    Sat 7th Sep 2019
    $70–$75
    Tickets available
  5. Sprint Aquathlon

    undefined: Swim 0.75km, Run 5km
    Sat 7th Sep 2019
    $70–$75
    Tickets available
  6. Olympic Triathlon

    undefined: Swim 1.5km, Bike 25mi, Run 10km
    Sat 7th Sep 2019
    $80–$85
    Tickets available
  7. Olympic Duathlon

    undefined: Run 5km, Bike 25mi, Run 10km
    Sat 7th Sep 2019
    $80–$85
    Tickets available
  8. Olympic Aquabike

    undefined: Swim 1.5km, Bike 25mi
    Sat 7th Sep 2019
    $80–$85
    Tickets available
  9. Olympic Aquathlon

    undefined: Swim 1.5km, Run 10km
    Sat 7th Sep 2019
    $80–$85
    Tickets available
  10. 1/3 Iron Triathlon

    undefined: Swim 2km, Bike 36mi, Run 9.3km
    Sat 7th Sep 2019
    $90–$95
    Tickets available
  11. 1/3 Iron Duathlon

    undefined: Run 5km, Bike 36mi, Run 9.3mi
    Sat 7th Sep 2019
    $90–$95
    Tickets available
  12. 1/3 Iron Aquabike

    undefined: Swim 2km, Bike 36mi
    Sat 7th Sep 2019
    $90–$95
    Tickets available
  13. 1/3 Iron Aquathlon

    undefined: Swim 2km, Run 9.3mi
    Sat 7th Sep 2019
    $90–$95
    Tickets available
  14. 3K Open Swim

    Swim 3km
    Sat 7th Sep 2019
    $40–$45
    Tickets available
  15. 5K Open Swim

    Run 5km
    Sat 7th Sep 2019
    $40–$45
    Tickets available
Course Maps
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What’s Included
  • Safe race course monitored by police, rangers and EMS
  • Professional in-race photos and photobooth
  • Post-race party with pizza, drinks, beer and music
  • Unique finisher medal
  • Event timing
  • Stylish tee
  • A chance to compete for the Ohio Triathlon Club Cup
Course Details

The Swim:

  • START: We will have an in-water start. Racers will line up according to ability. There are places where you cn touch the bottom at the start. Everyone (all men and women( will start in the same wave unless otherwise directed.
  • COURSE: The courses will be marked with large buoys
  • DISTANCES:
    - The 5km swim begins with a 500m loop (1/2 lap) and then 6 laps on a 750m loop
    - The 3km swim is 4 laps on a 750m loop
    - The 2km swim begins with a 500m loop (1/2 lap) and then 2 laps on a 740m 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
  • 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 course. You can leave your own aid, we will provide water and gels.

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 transtition area between events. The duathlons will start in a separate location from the swim. Duathletes should meet at the duathlon start for their pre-race meeting and event start.
TRANSITIONS:

  • You must store all your gear in the transition area and enter the transition area between each leg of the race.
  • The transition area will be split into zones and racers will rack their bikes in the designated zones. You can put your bike anywhere on the designated racks and store your stuff below your bike.
  • Open swimmers and aqua-runners will have a designated zone in the transition area to store their stuff.
  • Place the stickers provided at registration on your bike and your transition bag. You cannot exit the transition Area with your bike or gear bag without a sticker on your bike & bag that matches your body marking race number. This is for your safety.
  • Transition Entrance and Exits will be marked with flags, signs, cones and fence.
  • SWIM IN & RUN IN are on the same side of the transition area; locations vary by race venue.
  • BIKE IN & BIKE OUT: Mount your bike after you cross the Mount Line and Dismount your bike before you cross the Dismount Line. 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).
  • RUN OUT: Locations vary by race venue.

Bike Course:

  • 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.
  • COURSE MAPS: Please review the course maps before the race. It is your duty to know the course. Each race venue will have its own unique bike course.
    - 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 13 mile course.
    - Olympic triathletes, duathletes and aquabikers will complete 2 laps on the 13 mile course.
    - ⅓ Iron triathletes, duathletes and aquabikers will complete 3 laps on the 13 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 1.5-miles out and 1.5 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
    - .75-mile mark turn around
    - 1.55-mile mark turn around
Raceday Logistics

Saturday 6 July
16:00 - 18:00 - Registration and Packet Pick-up at the Beachfront

Sunday 7 July - RACEDAY
05:30 - 08:15

  • Packet pick-up and race day registration (beach). Please pick up your packet and register at least 60 minutes before your race. You will need a Photo ID & USAT Membership Card (annual members only).
  • Transition area open; each zone closes 15 minutes before the start of the distance

06:45 - All 1/3 Iron Races and Open 5K Swim 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.

07:15 - All Olympic Races and Open 3K swim start following a 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.

07:45 - All Sprint Races start following a 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.

08:15 - Beginner Triathlon start following a 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 completed the bike course

13:00 - Timing ends, all racers from all races must have completed all courses

Post Race Party:
After the race, all finishers can share in beer, soda, water, pizza, PB&J, snacks and more! There will be cold towels, music, finisher medals, a photo booth, and lots of fun with family & friends!

Travel

The race will begin at the Public Beach on the South Side of the lake. The beach access road is off of Yankee Road.

Driving:

From Columbus:
From 71S, take exit 50 for 68 Wilmington
Head South on 68
Turn right onto 350W
In 400 feet, turn right again to stay on 350W
Turn right onto Yankee Rd.
Take the first left into the park. There is no road name or sign for beach access but it will be the first left you come upon from Yankee.

From Dayton:
From 35E, take the US-68 exit toward Home Ave./Wilmington
Turn right onto 68S
Turn right onto N. South St.
Turn right onto 350W
In 400 feet, turn right again to stay on 350W
Turn right onto Yankee Rd.
Take the first left into the park. There is no road name or sign for beach access but it will be the first left you come upon from Yankee.

From Cincinnati:
From 71N, take exit 36 for Wilmington Rd.
Turn right onto Wilmington Rd.
Turn right onto N. Clarksville Rd.
Turn left onto 350E
Turn left onto Yankee Rd.
Take the first left into the park. There is no road name or sign for beach access but it will be the first left you come upon from Yankee.

Parking:
Pleaase park in one of the 2 parking lots at the top of the hill. You can access a path to registration in the second parking lot

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.
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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