The 12th Annual Half-Olympic Distance Triathlon and 4th Annual Duathlon will be Saturday, August 4, 2018. Proceeds from the event will benefit Twin Lakes Bible Camp.
This year the event will not be sanctioned by USA Triathlon (USAT). We will continue to run high quality and safe races following the guidelines set up by USAT. Historically, 85% of participants have not been USAT members so we decided to reduce our expenses by not paying the sanctioning fee and saving athletes over $15 each for the daily membership. Twin Lakes Bible Camp has adequate insurance coverage so the additional accident coverage was unnecessary.
The other benefit to not being sanctioned is that we can make some minor changes to our routes without re-applying. This will help with race day adjustments to the swim course based on wind direction and eliminate sharp turns on the bike route.
Another benefit is that we can combine categories into more logical age groups, which will create more competition and shorten the awards ceremony.
Still another benefit is the ability to add a youth triathlon event on the same day.