The 2015 event is in the books. It just might be the best weather we’ve had for this event. The police and volunteer support was outstanding. Lots of sponsor support this year and our designated charity is Habitat for Humanity. Participants are reporting they had a great time. We had a new finisher medal, tshirts and some 15oz mugs for top finisher awards.
They are also posted with your rankings at USA Triathlon.
Set your calendar for the 2016 event on May 28th. Early bird registration will start in December.
The Ninth Annual Capital City Biathlon will be held on Saturday May 23, 2015 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 (2014) we donated $2,500 to the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. We’d love to donate more so encourage your friends to sign up with you!
To encourage you to sign up in January you will receive a logo insulated water bottle for your bike and $5 off your registration fee (Normally $40 up to 30 days before and $50 thereafter). Registration opens January 1st.
Packet pick-up is on May 22rd from 4pm to 7pm at BikeTek, 957 Clocktower Dr., Springfield, IL.
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.
Bob Thompson and Bill Stokes are the race directors for this event. Direct your questions to either using the contact page on the main menu.