From our 2008 Biathlon
Thanks to John Nelson for producing this video!
The 10th Anniversary Capital City Biathlon will be held on Saturday May 28, 2016 starting at 7:30 am. The course includes a 3.1 mile run followed by a 15 mile bike ride. This race is sanctioned by USA Triathlon and is chip timed.
The race is being held to help promote and support Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County (click here find out more). Our local Habitat for Humanity is a community-driven nonprofit organization that develops working partnerships with local businesses, churches, community organizations and other individuals to build simple, decent and affordable housing for all people in need.
Last year (2015) we donated $2,500 to the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
New this year, FCA Endurance is hosting a Packet Pickup Pasta Party at BikeTek between 4:00 and 7:00 PM. You will be served pasta, breadsticks, salad, and cookies in a picnic like atmosphere - a great way to carbo load with other athletes the night before the race. Please let us know when you register if you intend to stay for the pasta feed. We are looking for a count.
The event will be held at the Lake Springfield Beach House in Springfield, IL. The 3.1 mile run is an out and back route that crosses Lindsey Bridge and turns south on West Lake Shore Drive. It is followed a 15 mile bike ride along Lake Springfield and the rolling prairie along Pawnee Rd.
An awards ceremony will be held after the last biker crosses the finish line. Participants receive a race t-shirt and will enjoy snacks and refreshments at the post race party.
Awards categories are for the top three overall male, female, Clydesdale, and Athena finishers as well as top three in each age group for males and females. Team awards will be given to the top three male, female and mixed teams.
Packet pick-up is on May 22rd from 4pm to 7pm at BikeTek, 957 Clocktower Dr., Springfield, IL
Race day packet pickup is from 6am to 7am. Race day registration is also available until 7am.