The swim is an out-and-back course starting in the Marina (800 meters). The bike course consists of flat to rolling hills through the countryside of Bartholomew County (17.5 miles). The run course is flat and on roads within the Tipton Lakes Neighborhood (3.1 miles). **The Olympic Course will consist of a 1500 meter swim, 25 mile bike, and 6.2 mile run.
Race Package Pick Up
FRIDAY AUGUST 9th from 6pm-8pm at The Tipton Lakes Marina. Pick up your Race Package, free meal for registered athletes, (food available for purchase for non registered athletes). Complimentary boat rides and free bike tune ups, courtesy of Tipton Lakes Association and The Bicycle Station.
Race Day Registration
SATURDAY AUGUST 10 From 6:00 am to 7:00 am. Registration will close at 7:30 am. ID required at registration. NO EXCEPTIONS. ***Important Notice!** Race-Day Registration will be subject to availability only. T-shirts and Goodie Bag, also subject to availability.
Mandatory Pre-Race Meeting
A mandatory pre-race meeting will begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, August 10 . RACE START is at 8:00 a.m. The Challenge is a USAT Sanctioned race. Approved helmets must be worn during the bicycling portion of the race.All USAT Rules apply
EARLY BIRD ENTRY FEES: Entries postmarked after July 30 must add $10 to entry fees.
Plan to arrive early and be watchful and mindful of instructional parking signs.
Participants may compete in either the age division, relay team division or weight division (if applicable). The top three teams in each division will receive awards. Additionally,individual awards will be given to the top three male and female participants in each of the following age divisions: 14-17, 18-20, 21-24, 25-29, 30-34,35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64,65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84,and 85+.
**Starting in 2006, USAT rules states that a participant's age for awards be based on their age on December 31st of current year** NO ONE UNDER AGE 14 IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE.
The 18th Annual Columbus Challenge Sprint Triathlon will be timed by "Mattoon Multi- Sport" using the most advanced timing system - ChampionChip!***
Award presentation and post-race food will follow the event at the Tipton Lakes Marina.
Race registrations are capped at 400. MISCELLANEOUS: Participants will receive a race t-shirt, swim cap, and post-race food. Race results will be available at www.FoundationForYouth.com. Entry fees are non-refundable.
The Columbus Challenge Sprint Triathlon is a fundraiser for Foundation For Youth's Scholarship Fund. In 2012, Foundation For Youth awarded over $135,000 in scholarships. Thank you for your support!