–ONLINE REGISTRATION HERE —
Relay or Individual Registration available.
Early Registration Fee: $50 College Students, $60 Individual, $95 Relay
$10 Late Fee after 8pm Friday August 12. Registration will be available online and onsite Saturday and Sunday: $60 College Students, $70 Individual, $105 Relay.
The Bradley University Tri Club & Bushwhacker are bringing the excitement of a downtown triathlon to Central Illinois. Come experience Downtown Peoria like never before. 2015’s race was an overwhelming success and we are ready to bring you more.
Yes, the River is clean. We’ve done our homework, worked with the city, and look forward to providing a safe, fun, sprint distance race.
500 Yard dock to dock swim at the Spirit of Peoria. (Wave Start)
13 mile Downtown Bike Course
3.1 mile (5K) paved Riverfront Trail Run.
Transition area will be at the Spirit of Peoria Landing/Riverfront Village.
Registration limited to 300 participants.
Registration closes Sunday August 20 @ 715 am.
All participants will receive race t-shirts, and will be chip-timed.
Awards will be presented to the top overall male and female, top male and female in each age group, and top 3 relay. Age groups will be split into 5 year groups 0-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-45, 46-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+.
All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Central Park Pool in Peoria. The Central Park Pool lost funding during Peoria Park District’s budget cuts. The Peoria Area Water Wizards, a local swim club, took on the project and has been looking for financial support for this great resource. On race day be sure to thank the volunteers representing these groups. Thank you in advance for your support.
Event Schedule *(all subject to change)
Packet Pickup: Saturday August 19 Noon-4pm at Bushwhacker
Sunday 6:00-7:30 a.m. Race Day packet pickup downtown near transition.
6:00 a.m. Transition area opens
7:30 a.m. Transition area closes
7:40 a.m. Mandatory Pre-Race meeting
8:00 a.m. Race Start
*8:00 a.m. 1st wave – TBD
*8:02 a.m. 2nd wave – TBD
*8:04 a.m. 3rd wave – TBD
Relay teams will start based on the swimmer’s age group and gender.
10:00 am (or when course clears) – Awards Presentation
Event Cancellation / Modification Policy
In case of natural disaster or inclement weather:
- Race officials along with local safety officials will make the decision to modify or cancel the event.
- Entry Fees: Event fees will not be refunded. The funds collected will be used to develop and coordinate this event. Individual reimbursement will not be possible and the decision to allow entry into future events will be decided if/when these events are held.
Event may be cancelled due to extreme weather or other emergency. Delaying the event is unlikely due to the time demand of public officials for closing local roadways.
Run Course: Final Course may be modified slightly from this map. THE RUN COURSE HAS CHANGED. The course will be 3.1 miles including the loop at the north end of the trail. Volunteers will be on course to direct you along the way. Water stops at mile 1 and 2.
Showers and lockers will be available at the Riverplex for $3 per person
Wet Suits: wet suits will be allowed. The race will not adhere to wetsuit restrictions due to temperature. Use caution as it is likely the water temperature will be above 78 degrees the morning of the event.
Parking: Downtown Peoria has plenty of parking for the event. Please click on the link to see a map of area parking lots. In the map numbers 17, 19, 23, & 25 will be excellent choices to park. If you choose to park in 17, 19, & 23, arrive before 645 and we ask that you stay until all participants clear the bike course. Lot 22 & 25 will also be a good options. Link to Parking Map
Volunteers are needed. If you would like to attend the event and are willing to help in any way please email firstname.lastname@example.org