Springfield Tri Fest
The Dew the Tri for Kids is the first event of the Springfield Tri Fest and starts July 25, 2009 at 10am. This event for children aged 5 to 13 is called . This wonderful event for kids starts with a 100 yard swim inside Nelson Center at Lincoln Park. The kids then bike 1.1 mile inside the Park followed by a 1000 yard run. An awards ceremony for boys and girls will follow after the last runner crosses the finish line. Age groups are 5-7, 8-9, 10-11, and 12-13 for boys and girls. Teams can compete with three kids per team.
The Iron Abe Triathlon (an intermediate course triathlon) will start at 7:30 am on July 26, 2009 at Lake Springfield. Participants will swim 9/10 of a mile in the lake and then bike 24.8 miles on rolling prairie. Runners then embark on a 6.2 mile run. An awards ceremony will follow after the last runner crosses the finish line.
The Stoneman Sprint Triathlon will start at 8 am on July 26, 2009. Stoneman participants will swim 500 yards in the lake and then bike 12 miles on rolling prairie. Runners will then follow a 3.1 mile course. An awards ceremony will follow after the last runner crosses the finish line. The Stoneman Sprint Triathlon is a qualifier for the Illinois Senior Olympics.