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Race Options
Race Options
5K Run/Walk

Stoneman Sprint

500 yard swim / 12 mile bike / 3.1 mile run

Stoneman Sprint Aquabike
500 yard swim / 12 mile bike

Stoneman Sprint Relay
500 yard swim / 12 mile bike / 3.1 mile run

Abe's Olympic​ Triathlon
.9 mile swim / 24.mile bike / 6.2 mile run

Abe's Olympic Aquabike
.9 mile swim / 24.8 mile bike

Abe's Olympic Relay
.9 mile swim / 24.8 mile bike / 6.2 mile run

Route 66 Half
​​1.2 mile swim / 56 mile bike / 13.1 mile run

Route 66 Half Aquabike​​
​​ 1.2 mile swim / 56k bike

Route 66 Half Relay
1.2mile swim / 56 mile bike / 13.1 mile run
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FINISHERS SWAG

Registration includes a race t-shirt, finisher medal, live race results, awards for the top finishers and a post-race party with music, food and drinks!  Additional items available for purchase.

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Race in Abe's  Hometown

Lake Springfield Triathlon

SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2023

MSE Racing is thrilled to carry on the energetic efforts of Steve O'Connor and TriHarder Promotions as we bring you the new LAKE SPRINGFIELD TRIATHLON! All of the same, awesome courses!

Pre-Event  PACKET PICKUP
FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2023

LOCATION: 

Lake Springfield Beach House

100 Long Bay Lane
Springfield, IL US 62712

 

TIME: 3:30pm – 6:00pm (please try to make this one!)

 

NOTE: You CANNOT pick up someone else’s packet unless you are doing a relay. Make sure you bring your Photo ID.

RACE PACKET:

There will be 5 specific items to be aware of:

1. Wristband: There will be a wristband with your race number. These must be worn to access the transition area. If you misplace this band, you will need to secure anew one prior to entering transition.

2. Timing Chip: You will receive your timing chip when you pick up your packet. DO NOT FORGET THIS ON RACE MORNING. You will wear the timing chip on your left ankle with the chip portion facing out. This is how you will be timed. NO CHIP= NO TIME = NO RESULTS.

3. Bike Sticker: place this on your bike, usually the seat post is the best place or the top tube.

4. Helmet Sticker: place this on the front of your helmet.

5. Race Bib: You are only required to wear your bib while you are on the run. It should always be forward-facing and visible. You can affix it to you using safety pins or a bib belt.

RACE DAY & Finish Line Festival
SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2023

LOCATION:

100 Long Bay Lane

Springfield, IL US 62712
 

TIME:

5:30am – 4:00pm

AGENDA & DESCRIPTION:
ARRIVE EARLY!! WE CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH. THE LINDSAY BRIDGE WILL CLOSE AT 6:00AM RACE DAY AND ABSOLUTELY NO ONE CAN CROSS IT UNTIL 3:00PM. ENTER VENUE FROM E LAKE SHORE DRIVE VIA E LAKE SHORE DRIVE/STEVENSON EXIT RAMP OFF 1-55.

 

PARKING & DIRECTIONS FROM I-55:

You must arrive at the site from Exit #94 off Interstate 55. Unless you know the area around Lake Springfield, please take exit #94 (Stevenson Drive/East Lake Drive). At the light turn left onto East Lake Drive and proceed 3.6 miles to Lake Park Road. Turn right on this road just before the Zoo and proceed to the Beach House. Parking signs and directions will be in place. There will be volunteers directing athletes and volunteers to specific parking areas. Please follow their directions for parking and don't run them over :)


5:30am – Transition Opens – check in gear. Athletes only in the transition area, we will check your wrist band that you will find in your packet. You will rack your bike according to your race number. Look for your number at the end of each rack. Bikes must be racked in alternating directions, preferably by the seat.


5:45am – Wetsuit announcement – legal if water is 78 degrees or below. Not legal if it is over, and wetsuit optional if 78-82 degrees but this group will not be eligible for any awards or USAT points. 82 degrees or above – NO wetsuits allowed.

 

6:40am – Half distance athletes line up to start and pre-race announcements

 

7:00am – Half distance swim start begins!

 

7:00am – Transition Closes – you will not be allowed back in (we will make exceptions for Sprint athletes but be aware that Half athletes will be coming through from their swim!).

 

7:10am – Olympic distance athletes line up to start and pre-race announcements

 

7:30am – Olympic distance swim start begins!

 

7:40am – Sprint distance athletes line up to start and pre-race announcements

 

8:00am – Sprint distance athletes swim start begins!

5K participants will begin after all the swim starts have occurred.

 

RACE CUTOFFS:

Half distance athletes have 8.5 hours to complete the half distance
triathlon. Official cut off times are listed below and are based on from when you start:

  • Swim: 1 hour 10mins

  • Bike: 5 hours 30 mins

  • Run: 8 hours 30 mins


Race management reserves the right to remove an athlete from the course and DNF the athlete if course officials determine there is no possibility of an athlete finishing the given discipline (swim, bike, run) before the posted cut off times based on an athlete’s location, time, and average speed up to that point.


ON COURSE NUTRITION & DRINKS:

Please carry your own nutrition. Water and an electrolyte drink on the bike for the half distance athletes. Water and electrolyte drink on the run for all athletes.


BIKE SUPPORT & MEDICAL STAFF:

There will be a bike mechanic in transition for last minute needs and a SAG vehicle on the course just in case you have an issue that you cannot fix during the race. Medical staff will be on the courses and in the SAG vehicles and will be at the Beach House all race long.


FINISH LINE PARTY:

Food, drinks, and music at the finish line. Invite family and friends!


AWARDS:
Listen for announcements. We will do the Sprint and Olympic distance awards as soon as the majority have finished, then Half distance awards in the early afternoon.

  • Top 3 Overall Male & Female Awards for the following divisions: Sprint Triathlon, Sprint Aquabike, Olympic Triathlon, Olympic Aquabike, Athena/Clydesdale Olympic Triathlon, Half Distance Triathlon, 5K Run/Walk

  • Top 3 Age Group Male & Female Awards for the following divisions: Sprint Triathlon, Olympic Triathlon, Half Distance Triathlon

  • Top 3 Relay Teams for the following divisions: Sprint Relay, Olympic Relay, Half Relay 

 

All participants will race based on their age as of 12/31/2023. 

 

The age group breakdown is standard 5-year age groups, 0-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34….75+ 


USAT INFORMATION:
USAT, or USA Triathlon, is the national governing body of the sport of Triathlon. Sanctioning an event through USAT means the race is provided insurance for its athletes, race coordinators, and volunteers. As a sanctioned triathlon, all athletes are required to either be an annual USAT member or purchase a one-day membership pass. If you are currently a USAT member, please make sure to bring your proof of membership when you pick up your packet. If you do not bring this proof, you will be
charged the one-day membership fee. If you are not an annual member, you will need to purchase a one-day membership (to insure you as a triathlete) before you are able to pick up your packet. One-day membership will be collected when you register online. A USAT Official will be at the event and will be enforcing all USAT rules. It is strongly suggested you visit the USAT website for the complete list of rules and review.

RACE SHIRT GUARANTEE:

Last day to register to guarantee a race shirt is JULY 7, 2023.


INCLEMENT WEATHER & REFUND POLICY:
There is NO rain date, We Go Rain or Shine. In case of inclement weather,
management reserves the right to cancel/alter/modify the race/course for safety concerns. In any case there will be No Refunds of race entry fees. Each athlete must accept any such risk of their entry fee paid. There is no complementary race entry to a future race. All monies collected are used to develop and produce the event, including all race supplies, staffing, and administration. We pledge to make every effort to produce a fair, safe, and exciting event for all. Any decision we make to go forth with the race is based on the overall event safety. We have a strict NO REFUND policy.

 

ADDITIONAL RELAY INFORMATION:
Relay triathlon is a WONDERFUL way to experience a triathlon if you are not ready to run the whole thing, if you are not capable of competing in a specific leg, or if you just want an opportunity to share something unique with friends or family. A triathlon relay can be done with 2 or 3 people. The team can consist of all male participants, all female or mixed. Each person does 1 or 2 legs of the race. The timing chip will have a Velcro strap on it and is handed off from one athlete to the next in transition. All athletes receive full swag and finisher medals.

 

SPECTATOR INFORMATION:
Spectators, the unsung hero of the triathlon. Without family and friends there to cheer us forward, the rigors of our sport would be far more difficult. MSE Racing is dedicated to ensuring that these vital portions of our triathlon family are given the opportunity to enjoy themselves while they wait for the next opportunity to see you fly by. MSE Racing is proud to provide the following amenities:

  • Sign making craft table for kids

  • Yard game section

  • Food trucks/food options available for purchase so that spectators can have something to eat

  • Music for additional entertainment

  • Vendor and club booths available to visit

So, bring out those cow bells and noise makers for a fun day at the race!


LODGING INFORMATION:
Wyndham Springfield at City Centre
700 East Adams Street

Springfield, Illinois 62701

+1-217-789-1530


Hilton Garden Inn Springfield
3100 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, Illinois 62703

+1-217-529-7171

Hotels closer to I-55, the lake and the race site are located along Dirksen Parkway and Stevenson Drive.

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