The 2014 YMCA Triathlon

at the Bucyrus Area YMCA

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Countdown to 2014 Triathlon:
It's that time again!!!
You are invited
to warm-up for the upcoming summer triathlon season!  Every year on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, the Bucyrus YMCA sponsors a sprint triathlon that ushers in the season for a fun-loving group of swimmers, bikers and runners.   Some individuals compete as teams, other hardy souls complete the whole course and use the event as training.  And we have a working theory that some folks come just for the home-baked cookies.  But every competitor enjoys the encouragement and support true athletes bring each other.  And we think the T shirts are cool!

 

 


 

We've had great weather 10 years running (pun intended) for the event, so we'd like you to again

 

                        THINK SUN**!!!

 

        (**Rhymes with "Fun".  And "Run".  And "Hun". Or "Hon", as in "Hon, I think I'll go do the triathlon in sunny Bucyrus, Ohio again this year!")

 

       

 

 


 

 

The 500-yard swim leg is in an indoor 6-lane pool with 2 competitors per lane.  Heats are seeded based upon the estimated swim time from the entry forms.   Swimmers can towel off and put on their biking gear in the pool area or dash around the building to the bike staging area in the parking lot.  The fastest swimmers leave the pool area within 5 minutes with most completing the swim in 7-10 minutes.  The 12-mile bike route is a fast, mostly flat loop on country roads and state routes.  Helmets are required.  The route is not closed to traffic, although volunteers aid bikers at each turn.  The bike course crosses the railroad tracks twice, but top competitors average over 25 mph on the course.  A 3.1-mile run (5K) (flat, straight, blacktop, out and back) route on county roads with a water-stop at the midpoint completes the event.

 

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The Bucyrus Area YMCA 2013 Spring Triathlon will be held on Saturday, May 24 starting at 9:00 am; check-in for participants will be from 7:30-8:30 am.  Competitors may participate as individuals, or as 2 or 3-person teams.  The field will be limited to 100 participants, with preference given to pre-registered entrants.

 

 

The registration fee is $35.00 for individual competitors and $60.00 for teams. Entries must be postmarked, faxed or arrive by Friday, May 16, 2014; checks must arrive by Thursday, May 23, 2014.  Race day registration will be allowed for those who make prior arrangements with the Race Committee by email. T-shirts are guaranteed for those who register by May 16th.

 

Awards will be given to the following:  the top finisher overall in Women’s and Men’s categories; plus the top three finishers in the following Women’s and Men’s age groups—19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49,  and 50-59, and 60 & over.  Awards will also be given to the top finisher in the Team categories for Men, Women and Coed, and to the top male and female finishers from Crawford County.  Refreshments will be provided.

 

If you have any questions, please email Erica at eschifer@bucyrusymca.org ,  or call  the Bucyrus YMCA, 419-562-6218.  

 

We are currently unable to process entries online; please follow the link below to get a printable entry form .  

 

Really Important!!:  Be sure to mark your T-shirt size on the entry form!

 

 

Click Here for printable Registration Form (pdf format)

 

 

 

Join us this year!  

 

Click here to go to view results, records, and pictures from previous triathlons