Race Description

2017 Results

Overall 

Age Group

 

About This Event

This local event is great for beginners and elite athletes. The course consists of a 0.5 mile swim, 15.5 mile bike with rolling hills and a 4.0 mile run with rolling hills for a total distance of 20.0 miles. Elite wave starts at 6:30 a.m. followed by a time-trial start at 6:35 a.m.

 

 

Awards

 

Finisher Medal


$250 - 1st Pace Overall M&F
$150 - 2nd Place Overall M&F
$100 - 3rd Place Overall M&F

Fastest Swim Split Award M&F
Fastest Bike Split Award M&F
Fastest Run Split Award M&F

 

 

 

1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Age Group Awards

 

 

 

Awards will be given out approximately 10 minutes after the last person crosses the finish line.

 

 

 

The top three overall male and female winners are not eligible for age group awards. Those participating in the elite wave are not eligible for age group awards.

 

 Start Time

 

 Elite wave starts at 6:30 a.m. followed by a time-trial start at 6:35 a.m.

 

Age Groups

 

15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and 65+

 

 

Triathlon Course

This is a point-to-point event. To minimize crossing Randall Road, the race consists of two transition areas: one east of Randall Road and one west of Randall Road. So, once you leave T1 from the beach, you will not return to that area. The finish will be near T2. Please follow the directions and you’ll definitely have all of your things in the right place.

 

Swim Course (0.5 mile)

The starting point for the open water swim in Woods Creek Lake is at Indian Trail Beach. An elite wave start will begin at 6:30 a.m. followed by a time-trial start for all age group participants. In the time-trial start, two swimmers will leave the shore line every 3 seconds. The order of the time-trial start will be first-come, first serve. The swim course will be guarded by American Red Cross Certified Lifeguards.

 

The average water temperature of Woods Creek Lake in June is 65 degrees. Wetsuits are optional for all swimmers. The water quality is tested by the McHenry County Health Department. In the event of unsafe E-coli counts, the swim will be cancelled and the race will commence as a duathlon with a time-trial bike start.

 

See map of swim course.

 

T1

Transition 1 (T1) will be staged in the Indian Trail Beach parking lot. Each participant will be assigned a position on the bike racks to store their bike and gear for the bike portion of the race. A numbered swim gear bag will be provided to each participant corresponding to their race number. Prior to leaving T1 for the bike portion of the race, each participant is responsible for placing all personal belongings in the numbered swim gear bag. Participants will not be returning to T1 upon finishing the race. These bags will be moved to the finish area by event staff and made available to athletes after the race. Athletes must have helmets on and buckled prior to leaving T1. Bikes may not be mounted until out of the transition area.

 

Bike Course (15.5 miles)

The bike course will be an out-and-back route which primarily goes west on Miller Road, north on Haligus Road, and then back to T2. Roads are rolling with a few steep hills. Ride on the right and pass on the left. For the safety of all riders, drafting is prohibited and self-patrolling is recommended. All athletes are required to wear an approved helmet throughout all points of the biking portion. The roads will be policed; however, traffic will be allowed on the course. Please be cautious of traffic.

 

See map of bike course.

 

T2

Transition 2 (T2) will be staged in the parking lot of Ken Carpenter Park. Each participant will be assigned a space along the bike racks for their running gear. Athletes must dismount their bike 5 feet prior to entering the transition area.

 

Run Course (4.0 miles)

The run course is through residential streets and a scenic bike path. There will be three water stops on the course.

 

See map of run course.

 

Packet Pickup 

June 12th-16th - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Parks & Recreation Department Village of Lake in the Hills (Village Hall 600 Harvest Gate Lake in the Hills, IL 60156)

June 14th 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Indian Trail Beach (228 Indian Trail, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156)

June 17th 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. The Running Depot (30 N Williams St H, Crystal Lake, IL 60014)

June 18th 5:30 a.m. - 6:15 a.m. Costco Wholesale (250 N. Randall Rd., Lake in the Hills)

 

Athlete Parking

Athletes must park at Costco Wholesale (250 N. Randall Rd., Lake in the Hills). Please be advised that there is no parking at the Indian Trail Beach or Ken Carpenter Park parking lots. After parking, athletes should do the following:

  • Ride bike to T2

  • Prepare T2 area for the bike-to-run transition

  • Get body-marked

  • Ride bike to T1

  • Prepare T1 area for the swim-to-bike transition and prepare for start of the race  

  • Relax until start of the race

 

Spectator parking

Spectator parking is located at Ryder Park (1216 Crystal Lake Road), Safety Education Center (1115 Crystal Lake Road) and Indian Prairie Park (off of Miller Road). Please be advised that there is no parking at the Indian Trail Beach or Ken Carpenter Park parking lots.

 

Timing

Total race time will be recorded with split times (Swim, T1, Bike, T2, Run) indicated in the final results. Chips will be distributed the morning of the race at the Indian Trail Beach pavilion next to T1.

 

Race Volunteers Wanted!

If you would like to volunteer or have an interested family member willing to help, please contact Shane or Matt by phone at (309) 397-9621 or (224) 245-8142  or through email at <lithtriathlon@gmail.com>.

 

Registration

$85  Individual

$110 Team

The cutoff for registration is Friday, June 16, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. or when race registration has reached 400 entries.

 

 

Race Number Transfers

Transfers will be allowed until 6/07/2017 23:59. The originally registered athlete will be charged $5.00.

 

Race Day Headquarters

Race Day Headquarters will be located at T2.

 

Pre Event Training

Guarded swim practices and bike/run sessions are planned for all registered participants in June prior to the event.

 

Previous Year Results

2016

2015

2014

2013

Questions?

Shane Firsching, Race Director     (309) 397-9621     lithtriathlon@gmail.com

Matt Kidd, Race Director         (224) 245-8142     lithtriathlon@gmail.com

 

Please Note: In the event of unsafe weather conditions, race may be shortened or canceled.  Refunds will not be issued in the occurrence of a shortened or cancelled event.


Lake in the Hills Triathlon Reviews 4.3 - 6 reviews

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5.0/5
Course: 4.5/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2017 Race Review
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Terrific course for first time triathlon

Nice job. Small triathlon which makes it awesome for someone new to the sport. Very challenging bike course though due to rolling hills. Had a great time. Organization had a small problem with chip timing but hoping to see final results soon.

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4.5/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 4.0/5
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Nice race, more buoys

Nice race close to home. Not sanctioned, but that keeps the price down. My only complaint is more buoys are needed. It is hard to see the first turn due to the sun. Another buoy or two on the return would also be helpful.

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3.0/5
Course: 4.0/5
Organization: 4.0/5
2016 Race Review
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Nice course but not USAT sanctioned

This event was a pleasant surprise. Once you figure out the dual/split transition areas and you get each one set-up, you will find it's a nice and fast course. Long walk back to the car...consider that when parking. And, it's not USAT sanctioned which is perhaps the most significant factor for why I am considering other early season races. Otherwise, it's a nice early season event.

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4.0/5
Course: 4.0/5
Organization: 4.0/5
2016 Race Review
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LITH Tri review

Great weather and great organization made for an excellent morning. I am not a fan of the new starting procedure, but not a major setback. New bags are not easy to bike with. Point to point race is only a minor hassle once you understand how it all works. Bike racks are awesome! Great support along the course.

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  • Location: Lake in the Hills, IL
  • Race Date: 06/18/2018 07:30 (Estimated)
  • Categories: Sprint Triathlon Individual - Age Group, Sprint Triathlon Individual - Elite Wave, Sprint Triathlon Team
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Most Helpful Review
5.0/5
Course: 4.5/5
Organization: 5.0/5
Terrific course for first time triathlon

Nice job. Small triathlon which makes it awesome for someone new to the sport. Very challenging bike course though due to rolling hills. Had a great time. Organization had a small problem with chip timing but hoping to see final results soon.

most helpful race review Ramses M.