Fox Island Sprint Triathlon #2

Where: Fox Island County Park, 7324 Yohne Rd., Fort Wayne, IN
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Who: Zach Ruble (
Race Location - Fox Island Park, Bowman Lake - 7324 Yohne Rd. Fort Wayne, IN 46809
Race Start - 8:00 AM
Park Entry Opens For Racers - 6:00 AM
Packet Pickup and Day before(8-30-19) Registration - 5:00pm-7:00pm - TBD location
Race Day(8-31-19) Packet Pickup and Registration - 6:00am-7:30am - Fox Island Park, Bowman Lake Parking Lot
Course Maps - scroll down
Ages 13(by 12-31-19) and up
Sprint Triathlon, Aquabike, 2 Person and 3 Person Relay Divisions
Limited to 200 racers

*Professionally chip timed event
*USAT sanctioned race
*All participants get a race t-shirt
*All finishers get a medal
*Swim in Bowman Lake at Fox Island Park
*Bike on flat county roads
*Run on groomed trails within Fox Island Park
*1 optional large mass beach start followed by a single file beach starts for those less confident
*Aid stations in the transition and on the run
*Wetsuits allowed per USAT rulings on water temperature
*First Place Medals for all USAT age group winners, male and female
*Second and Third place awards TBD


Friday, August 30th

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Packet pickup and late registration @ Fleet Feet Sports

Saturday, August 31st

6:00 AM-7:30 AM: Adult race day registration, timing chip pickup, body marking, and packet pickup

6:00 AM – 7:45 AM: Transition area open for bike and running gear setup

7:50 AM: Mandatory pre-race meeting

8:00 AM: Race start

10:30 AM: Awards


*There is plenty of parking on-site, a volunteer will direct you to the preferred lot. Most racers will be directed to a lot near the transition area.


*Bring a photo ID and your USAT License (if you have one) to packet pickup and registration.

*USAT waivers and one day USAT licenses will be taken care of here.

*Cash, check and credit card payments(3% fee) can be accepted for day before and race day registrations.


*The race will be chip timed by a professional timing company

*Post-race results will be posted at and will be put up on display at the race site as soon as available.

*Results will include overall time, splits for all segments of the race including transitions, and placings.

*Timing chips will be given out in race bags for pre-registered and day before registration. Race Day give as you register

*Soft neoprene ankle straps will be provided to secure the timing chips.


*All participants must be body marked race morning with a permanent marker by a volunteer, and will receive a wristband at packet pickup that is mandatory to wear during the race with their number on it.

*Participants will receive a numbered sticker to place on their bicycle.

*Wristband and bike sticker must match to take your bike out of transition after the race.


*Males must wear speedo-cut bottoms, jammers, or shorts at minimum.

*Shirtless torsos are allowed for men only.

*Females must wear swim suit bottoms and public swimming appropriate tops at minimum.


*This is a lake swim at Bowman lake with a planned beach start.

*A optional mass start will precede the individual TT style start for those less confident

*Buoys will mark the course turns

*A few safety person ell will be on the water

*For the TT portion of the race start, race numbers do not determine starting order. This is a self-seeded start by choice.

*Your individual chip time starts when you cross the mat to enter the water, and stops at the run finish.

*Swim caps will most likelly not be provided(TBD). Participants can bring their own, but they are not required.

*Water temperature will be borderline for cold enough for wetsuits this time of year.

*Water temperatures up to and including 78 degrees wetsuits are allowed

*If the water temperature is between 78-84 degrees you can still wear a wetsuit but will be asterisk in results

*Water temperartures is at 84 degrees or higher no wetsuits allowed.

*See ‘USAT Rules’ section below for more info on rules regarding wetsuits.

*Swim course map scroll down


*Participants are to place bicycles, helmets, sunglasses, run shoes, hats, etc in the transition area.

*Volunteers will assist in proper racking of bicycles on the bike racks and how to lay out transition items.

*Maximum of 8 bicycles per rack, first come first serve placement.

*Transition will be in the main Bowman Lake parking lot, or very near it.

*Only participants and volunteers can enter the transition area.

*Participants enter transition for the first time during the race after the swim finish to get their bicycles and head out onto the bike course.

*Participants enter transition for the second and final time during the race after finishing the bike course, re-rack their bicycles, and start the run.

*There will be an aid station near the transition

* No nudity is allowed in transition, please plan race clothing accordingly.


*Bike course map scroll down

*The bike course is open to traffic with police at the park exit and all intersections stopping traffic.

*There will be a few caution signs in place for the first and last 1/2 mile of the course as you are still in the park

*All turns, and turn-around points, will be marked with roadside signs and road chalk markings.

*I hope to have a shop on hand to help with any last minute bike problems and provide pumps. Otherwise volunteers will do their best and I'll provide some pumps and equipment for quick fixes.

*All participants are responsible for fixing their own flat tires and minor mechanicals while on the bike course.

*There are no aid stations on the bike course, but there is one near transition and on the run

*A vehicle will be following the last biker on the bike course, and can pick up any participant who has had a race ending mechanical

*See ‘Food and Water’ for details on bike course water.

*All bike styles are welcome as long as they do not have a motor of any kind and do not pose out of the ordinary danger to other riders

*See ‘USAT Rules’ for more info on cycling rules. Cycling rule specifics and other rules will be gone over in more detail at the beginner’s clinic and pre-race meetings.


*The run courses will be mostly pavement with some grass.

*The courses will be marked with signs and flour arrows for park preservation. Volunteers will also help direct runners.

*There will be 1 aid station near the midpoint of the run along with one accessible near transition. My discretion on temperature whether we need additional.

*See ‘Food and Water’ for details on water.

*Run course map scroll down


*All participants must complete the bike portion wearing a helmet approved by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Check your helmet for this sticker.

*Headphones, headsets, walkmans, ipods, mp3 players, or personal audio devices, etc. are not to be carried or worn at any time during the race.

* See ‘USAT Rules’ for more info on all rules.


*Relay teams will share a timing chip and transfer the chip in the transition area.

*Aqua bikers will swim and bike with all the triathlete racers and then need to do a short walk or jog after transition 2 to finish

*More info on AQ and Relays soon


*There will be a few porta-johns on site and the park has a small restroom.

*During the race 1 of the porta-john will be available near the transition area.


*T-Shirts will be in the race packet.

*Finisher medals will be given at the finish line.

*A small number of post-race awards may be given out in gender and age based categories per total participant numbers(TBD)


*Water will be available at the transition area and on the run course.

*No water will be available on the bike course, so please plan accordingly.

*Drinks and some snack food will be available post-race at the finish line.