Mohican Endurance Festival – IT’S RACE WEEK

Mohican B_02 (1)The second annual Mohican Endurance Festival will be on Sunday, June 28 and feature a Mini, Sprint, Olympic & Half distance triathlon and duathlon. All events will start and finish at the beautiful Pleasant Hill Lake Park in Perrysville, Ohio. Online registration closes Friday, June 27th at Midnight.

Triathletes will start and finish their swim from the beach at Pleasant Hill Lake while duathletes will be enjoying an opening run within the park. Following the opening swim or run participants will take on bike courses that feature the challenging terrain surrounding the the Mohican State Forest. Participants will finish their epic event with a challenging run featuring breathtaking views of Pleasant Hill Lake Park.


IMPORTANT MOHICAN ENDURANCE FESTIVAL UPDATE – After inspecting the course(s) last week for the Mohican Endurance Festival I’ve decided to change the run course and keep participants on the park roads within the park. This will still provide participants a beautiful rolling run course on mostly shaded park roads. Trail conditions and medical staff accessibility were key factors in the decision to change the course. Due to the run course now crossing over the bike course as it exits the park the opening duathlon run for ALL distances will be 2 miles. Here is the map my run link and the printable map.

There is also a change to the sprint bike course due to a road closure. The distance is now 24k instead of the originally advertised 20k.


Saturday, June 27 — HFP Course Talk and Preview

  • (2:00pm) for all Sunday courses and races

Saturday, June 27 — Triathlon Swim Clinic — Course Specific



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Sunday, June 28 — Mohican Endurance Festival

  • Mini: 250y Swim (2mi Run) — 7mi Bike — 2mi Run
  • Sprint: 750m Swim (2mi Run) — 24k Bike — 5k Run
  • Olympic: 1500m Swim (2mi Run) — 39k Bike — 10k Run
  • Half: 1.2mi Swim (2mi Run) — 56mi Bike — 13.1mi Run


Pleasant Hill Lake Park

  • Saturday, June 27 from 12:00pm–5:00pm
  • Sunday, June 28 from 6:00am–7:30am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

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Sunday, June 28th
7:30am — Mini Triathlon Waves
7:30am — All Women in Mini Triathlon*
7:40am — All Men in Mini Triathlon*
7:45am — All Duathletes Opening 2mi Run (Mini, Sprint, Olympic, Half)
7:45am — Sprint Triathlon Waves
7:45am — Men 39 & Under, Elite Men
7:48am — Men 40-49, Clydesdale
7:51am — All Women, Athena, Women Aquabike
7:54am — Men 50+, Sprint Relay Teams, Men Aquabike
7:57am — Olympic Triathlon Waves
7:57am — Men 39 & Under, Elite Men
8:00am — Men 40-49, Clydesdale
8:03am — All Women, Athena, Women Aquabike
8:06am — Men 50+, Olympic Relay Teams, Men Aquabike
8:09am — Half Triathlon Waves
8:12am — Men 39 & Under, Elite Men
8:15am — Men 40-49, Clydesdale
8:18am — All Women, Athena, Women Aquabike
8:21am — Men 50+, Half Relay Teams, Men Aquabike
*Dual time trial start – two at a time

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On the bike: For those competing in the Half distance duathlon or triathlon there is ONLY one aid station located at the end of the bike lap just outside the main entrance of the park. These aid stations are “neutral” aid stations and will offer refill (Infinit Nutrition) for your bottles OR bike bottles of water. You may also provide a “SPECIAL NEEDS” bag (ask for bags during packet pick-up) with your specific drink (no glass) or other nutritional requirements. Granola bars, COKE, bananas and pretzels available will also be available. Special Needs bags will not be accepted after 7:00am on Race Day.
On the run: There will be Infinit Nutrition, COKE and Water in cups at Transition Exit, Mile 1 and Mile 1.55 of the out & back run course. Runners will pass by each station twice. Additionally, there will be granola bars, bananas and pretzels at Transition Exit aid station. There will be a Special Needs table at the Transition Exit aid station for your own nutrition.


USA Triathlon Rule 3.2a. All age group athletes must participate and compete in the age group division corresponding to the athlete’s age on December 31 of the year of the event.

  • Age Group — 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
  • Elite Open* — Amateur 15-39 years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
  • Elite Master* — Amateur 40-49 years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
  • Elite Grand Master* — Amateur 50+ years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
  • Clydesdale — Males racing weight groups in two age groups:
    • under 40 & 200+lbs
    • over 40 & 200+lbs
  • Athena — Females racing weights group, not age group — 150 lbs+
  • Aquabike — racing only the swim and bike portions only (no running)

*The elite divisions are only for the sprint, Olympic distance triathlon or duathlon participants. Those competing in these divisions are not eligible for age group awards.


For those who prefer to race one element of the triathlon or duathlon we offer a relay division for our sprint, Olympic triathlons and duathlons. Relay teams consist of three (3) members (1 swimmer, 1 biker, 1 runner); each member will complete one segment of the race (2 members for duathlon teams). Each team member will exchange their timing chip bracelet at their assigned bike rack. There are NO age groups in this division.


All finishers will receive a handsome finisher buckle and the top three in each division will receive custom awards (including relay teams).