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Additional race information can be found at https://www.championchip247.net/Events/Great-Illini-Triathlon.
Its BACK one of the best grass roots Half distance triathlons around!
Join us in 2021
Four reasons to do the Great Illini triathlon
1. Locally owned event
2. High quality race logo BOCO hat -race shirt ,finisher medal ,nice acrylic age group award
3. Help keep independent triathlon alive!
4. Entry fee that WONT break the bank!
The first 300 registered receive a high quality BOCO hat
Free camping campgrounds quarter mile from race site
Packet pick up noon to 7pm Friday August 20th at race site at pavilion
Packet pick up also race morning 4:45 am race site at pavilion
Transition area opens 5 am
All packets must be picked up by 6:15 am
Transition closes for the half at 6:40 am
Pre- race meeting- 6:35
National anthem- 6:55
Half triathlon race starts 7am sharp
time trial start 4 athletes at a time on beach
Half will be two - .6mile loops clockwise the start of the second loop will be in water shallow enough to get a rest if needed! orange buoys start time 7am
No swim cut off !
Bike courses – flat with some rolling hills on half course
2 loops 28 miles per loop there will be water bottle exchange at mile 16 and 28 and 44
Porta potty at mile 28
There will be water bottles and Gatorade bottles
Bananas - gels
Half 2 loop 6.55 - timing mat at 6.55 split
Aid stations for half
Every 1 mile to 1.5 miles
Water -Gatorade- coke – ice-oranges -pretzels -bananas -gels
There will be a porta potty at 3.275 and 6.55
Post race food pizza and fruit and soft drinks
Top 3 male and female in half and sprint tri
Top 5 each age group
Age groups 19 and under
20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-45 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69 70-74 75-80
Clydesdale and Athena top 3 in the triathlon
Age group pick up as age groups fill up
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