Rock the Quarry Triathlon and Mile Swim Event
Date: August 19, 2017 Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Description Attention, triathletes and swimmers: You definitely want to put this one on your calendar! A premier event in Goshen that draws athletes from our community and beyond. Our inaugural event in 2015 attracted 227 participants who represented 64 cities and 8 states! This is a special destination triathlon event! Sprint Triathlon This competitive but shorter sprint-distance race is great for both veteran and novice athletes. 500 Yard Swim: If you are comfortable swimming in open water, you will absolutely love this rare opportunity to swim in a quarry nestled in a picturesque setting. The course is a triangular counter-clockwise course beginning and ending at the same point. 15.8-Mile Bike: This is a flat, out-and-back course with both right and left turns. The first section extends through an industrial park and then into the country to Millersburg and back. 5K Run: This course is two laps (3.1 miles) on the flat aggregate track that encircles Fidler Pond. While on the course runners are able to see the rest of the field, and there are plenty of great spots for spectators to cheer. Mile Swim Event If you like to swim in open water, you will love this opportunity to swim in a pristine quarry. The deep, clean, clear water makes for quite the swim experience. The Mile Swim Event will be set up in a rectangular, counter-clockwise course. Swimmers will be chip-timed, and timing will end upon crossing a timing mat placed on land at water’s edge of the swim exit. Registration and Pricing Information This is a USAT-sanctioned triathlon. Upon registration each participant must either provide a current USAT membership or purchase a one-day license. Mile swimmers are not required to have or obtain a USAT license. Must be 13 years of age to participate. Register Online: IMAthlete.com or by using the link at RockTheQuarryGoshen.com. Online registration will close Tuesday, August 15 at 11:59 pm. Register by Mail: Goshen Parks & Recreation, 607 West Plymouth Avenue, Goshen, IN 46526. Must be postmarked by Friday, August 11. Register in Person: Goshen Parks & Recreation Department, 607 West Plymouth Avenue, Goshen, IN 46526. In-person registration will be accepted through Wednesday, August 16. Office open Monday–Friday, 7 am–4 pm. Register On-Site: On Friday, August 18 registrations will be accepted during packet pickup, 4–7 pm, at the race site (Chiddister Pavilion, Fidler Pond Park, 1424 Lincolnway East, Goshen, IN 46526). On Saturday, August 19 (race day), registrations will be accepted from 6 to 7:15 am. Swimmers may register until 8 am on race day. Triathlon Team Relay (2-Person Team/3-Person Team): Now–May 1: $75/$85 May 2–June 16: $80/$90 June 17–August 17: $85/$95 August 18 (on site): $95/$105 August 19 (on site): $105/$115 Mile Swim/Triathlon Individual Now–May 1: $25/$40 May 2–June 16: $30/$45 June 17–August 17: $35/$50 August 18 (on site): $40/$60 August 19 (on site): $45/$70 Awards In addition to finisher towels, awards will be presented as follows: Triathlon Individual: Top 3 male overall, top 3 female overall, top 3 male in each age group and top 3 female in each age group. Triathlon Team Relay: Top 3 teams accumulative age under 100 (for each participant), top 3 teams accumulative age over 100 (for each participant). Mile Swim: Top 3 male overall, top 3 female overall, top 3 male in each age group, top 3 female in each age group. Packet Pickup Friday, August 18 from 4 to 7 pm and Saturday, August 19 from 6 to 7:30 am at the race site, Chiddister Pavilion in Fidler Pond Park. Since this venue is so unique, we strongly encourage participants to come to packet pickup on Friday to see the lay of land and to get your bearings. It will help you greatly to see the layout a day before race day! Free Clinic Roger Antoniu, nationally ranked athlete, will be hosting a free clinic in the transition area from 5:30 to 7 pm during packet pickup on Friday, August 18. Learn tips on how to set up your station, how to save minutes in transition, the top 10 mistakes most newbies make and more. Clinic will repeat every 30 minutes.