THIS IS IT…ONE OF THE LAST CHANCES TO RACE AN OHIO TRIATHLON UNTIL 2017! We’re expecting over 700 participants in this near season ending event. Come join us at this late September multisport party. [GET REGISTERED NOW]. Online registration closes Friday, September 23rd at Midnight.
UPDATED weather forecast is looking AWESOME for race weekend. A high of 77 degrees and a low of 51 degrees for this weekend is predicted. Water temperature is still in the low 70’s. This is what we call perfect race conditions (just like 2015).
Participants, family, and friends will enjoy the spectator-friendly bike and run courses that are built for serious speed. Don’t miss one of the last official multisport events of the year on September 25, 2016 — the Deer Creek Fall Challenge. A distance for all ability levels; whether you’re getting ready for a fall half Ironman distance race or looking for a great course for your first triathlon, is the race for you. Deer Creek State Park is located just 20 miles southwest of Columbus off I-71 at the Mount Sterling exit.
Join us in the last weekend of September at the Deer Creek Fall Challenge! End your racing season on a high note at this outstanding athlete-friendly event.
Located in the heart of Ohio’s agricultural country, Deer Creek State Park is one of central Ohio’s vacation showplaces. A collage of meadows and woodlands surround the scenic reservoir. This 2,337-acre resort park features a modern lodge, cottages, campground, golf course, swimming beach and boating for outdoor enthusiasts.
Sunday, September 25 — Deer Creek Fall Challenge
- Mini: 250y Swim (2mi Run) — 7mi Bike — 2mi Run
- Sprint: 750m Swim (5k Run) — 20k Bike — 5k Run
- Olympic: 1500m Swim (5k Run) — 40k Bike — 10k Run
- Half: 1.2mi Swim (5k Run) — 56mi Bike — 13.1mi Run
SUNDAY START TIMES*
MINI TRIATHLON WAVES
8:30am —ALL women in Mini Triathlon
8:40am – All men in the Mini Triathlon
8:45am — All Duathletes (Mini, Sprint, Olympic & Half)
SPRINT TRIATHLON WAVES
8:45am — Sprint Triathlon Elite Men, Men 29 & under
8:47am — Sprint Triathlon Men 30-39, Clydesdale
8:49am — Sprint Triathlon Men 40-49
8:51am — Sprint Triathlon Men 50+, Sprint Relay Team, Aquabike Men
8:53am — Sprint Triathlon Women (All), Athena, Aquabike Women
OLYMPIC TRIATHLON WAVES
9:00am — Olympic Triathlon Elite Men, Men 29 & under
9:02am — Olympic Triathlon Men 30-39, Clydesdale
9:04am — Olympic Triathlon Men 40-49
9:06am — Olympic Triathlon Men 50+, Sprint Relay Team, Aquabike Men
9:08am — Olympic Triathlon Women (All), Athena, Aquabike Women
HALF TRIATHLON WAVES
9:12am — Half Triathlon Elite Men, Men 29 & under
9:14am — Half Triathlon Men 30-39, Clydesdale
9:16am — Half Triathlon Men 40-49
9:18am — Half Triathlon Men 50+, Sprint Relay Team, Aquabike Men
9:20am — Half Triathlon Women (All), Athena, Aquabike Women
**Your Age Group wave is your USA Triathlon age based on 12/31/16
RACE PACKET PICK-UP
Deer Creek State Park Beach Area
- Saturday, September 24 from 12:00pm–5:00pm
- Sunday, September 25 from 7:00am–8:30am
There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!
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 — 150lbs+
- Aquabike — racing only the swim and bike portions only (no running)
*The elite divisions are only for the sprint, Olympic & half 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 and half distance 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 medal and the top three in each division will receive custom awards (including relay teams).
At the end of the bike lap there will be bike bottles of Gatorade Endurance and Water along with BOOM Energy Gel, Bananas, Granola Bars and Pretzels. Additionally, there will be tables set up for neutral aid for participants special needs. On the run the same products will be available as you leave transition, at .5mi, 1.2mi, 2.4mi and 3.27mi of the out and back course(s).
OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:
WHERE IS DEER CREEK STATE PARK?http://www.hfpracing.com/events/signature/dcfc/directions.htm
Go to http://www.hfpracing.com/faq.htm for most of the important questions pertaining to the event.
FIRST TIMER OR JUST UNFAMILIAR WITH THE USA TRIATHLON RULES?
Go to http://www.hfpracing.com/race-rules.htm for more information.
ALSO CHECK OUT THIS LINK FOR A HANDY CHECKLIST
GOOD LUCK AND SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND.
Shannon Kurek, Race Director