Published on August 8th, 2012 | by Steven N. Tomboni0
Muncie August Triathlon – Indiana Triathlon Series
Muncie Multi-Sport is proud to partner with T3 MultiSport to host the ‘Muncie August Triathlon and 5k Run/Walk.’ This is the 6th event in the Triton Brewing Indiana Triathlon Series. The event will be located at Prairie Creek ReservoirMuncie, Indiana on August 11, 2012. The 2 triathlons, 2 duathlon races, Aquabike and 5k Run or Walk races will start in the lake or on the road; 400 yards or 1,500 meter swims, the bike is a 1 or 2 lap course using the beach road or Gates Road, Inlow Springs, Burlington and 650 East and the runs and walks will be held south of the reservoir beach parking lot on Gates, 650 East and 461 East near the Redtail Conservancy. Traffic will be restricted but not closed for the athletes except for right in front of the beach parking lot from 7:30am-Noon.
Expected attendance for the event will be over 300 athletes, 150 volunteers and hundreds of spectators. Athletes may register online here: http://bit.ly/N92oiS. While race registration closes online at 1pm, you can still register at Packet Pickup at Signature Inn on Friday, August 11 from 3-7pm and race day from 6am-7am at Prairie Creek Reservoir. Teams of 2-3 athletes for either the duathlons or triathlons are still available and encouraged. The minimum age for all races is 13 years old and are determined by the participants age on December 31, 2012. All participants will receive an event label tech t-shirt and awards will be given out by male/female age groupings for the 5k and Triathlon.
‘Life Changing Finish Lines’ –> Why they’re racing together:
‘Our 15 year old, Tanner, is motivated to better his time from last year. He’s completed two test triathlons of the same distances recently. While our 12 year old daughter, Haley, isn’t as enthusiastic about training, she doesn’t want to miss the excitement of race day. Hayden, our 9 year old, will do the 5K. He isn’t interested in doing the triathlon yet. They usually run M/W/F and bike T/TH/Sat and swim in the lake twice a week. It’s a good excuse for me to get them up out of bed in the morning! We miss a lot of Saturdays with visiting friends and family and other summer fun. Mom and Dad are training too so someone is always running in and out of the house!
Last year people assumed they were doing a kids triathlon of much shorter distances, but they set a more challenging longer term goal and gradually worked toward it all summer. They’ve enjoyed the satisfaction of accomplishing their goal. I hope this carries over into other areas of their life. They have more confidence this year after completing the distance and knowing what to expect in transitions and on the course. The kids’ grandparents will travel from West Virginia again to cheer the kids on. It’s such a well run event and friendly atmosphere – we are all looking forward to it!’
-Claire Smart, mother of Tanner, Haley, and Hayden
‘This is what Life Changing Finish Lines are all about!’ says Steve Tomboni, CEO of Muncie Multi-Sport, Inc.
Upcoming Races in the Triton Brewing Indiana Triathlon Series:
September 1 - Muncie September Triathlon
September 22- Triton Brewing Sprint Triathlon
Also, don’t forget:
October 5/6/7- MudMan Indiana #2
October 27- Muncie Mini-Marathon Run/Walk
Included in the series is the MidEast Regional College Championships on Sept. 1 race. The series has age group series awards, points and gifts in three separate categories of triathlon, duathlon and aquabike for men and women.
For details on registration, volunteering, sponsorship and race information please contact www.munciemultisport.com or call 765-215-6582.
Prairie Creek Reservoir
7801 South County Road 560 East
Muncie, IN 46216
Race start- 8:00AM ET (Subject to Change)
“Muncie Multi-Sport has produced ‘Life Changing Finish Line’ for years and the opportunity to partner with T3 MultiSport and Triton Brewing for an excellent opportunity to improve the health and fitness of greater Indiana.”
- Steven Tomboni; CEO of Muncie Multi-Sport, Inc.