Friday Water Update - See below in BLUE
On July 9, it was brought to our attention that a recent water test at Eagle Creek Park has produced elevated levels of E.coli. Due to this, Eagle Creek Park issued a swimming advisory for the beach.
Allowable limit – 235 parts/100ml
July 5 – 62 parts/100ml
July 9 – 380 parts/100ml
July 12 - 1 part/100ml (Safe)
Please review the information below, as it is very important for participants to know!
Eagle Creek Park is located on the Northwest side of Indianapolis. All vehicles must enter the park from the 56th Street entrance (5601 Eagle Creek Parkway, Indianapolis, IN 46254). Once inside, follow the signs to the parking area, and then walk your gear to the transition area, which is about a 800 meters away.
Arriving from north side of Indianapolis:
NOTE: INDOT currently has I-65 southbound from 865 to 71st Street closed down from July 9th - July 28th. Southbound traffic will need to use Exit 130 and take Indianapolis Road/Lafayette Road. Turn right onto 56th Street, and enter the park on the right, just past Reed Road.
- Exit I-65 at 71st Street (Exit 124), turn left onto 71st Street, turn right onto Lafayette Road, turn right onto 56th Street, then in about 1.4 miles turn right into Eagle Creek Park.
Arriving from south side of Indianapolis:
- Exit I-465 at the 56th Street exit, turn left and drive just 1 mile to the park on your right.
If you are a participant or volunteer, you may park for free with a printed parking pass. Please follow the signs and park in the designated pavement lot or grass lot. If you don't bring a parking pass on event day, you will be required to pay the gate parking fee of $6 per car. Enter through the 56th Street gate.
Click on the desired image below, print, and bring with you on raceday.
All participants must attend the pre-race meeting scheduled for 7:30 AM in the transition area. This meeting will review the latest update with the course and rules. All participants are strongly encouraged to be checked in and have their gear set up in the transition area before this time. Do NOT arrive to the race site at 7:30 AM, as it will be too late!
Triathlon Teams consist of 2-3 members, and Duathlon Teams consist of 2 members. Teams will compete in a relay format (one swimmer/runner, one biker, one runner). Teams will have a separate area in the transition area. Loook for this sign on race morning. Each team must exchange the ankle strap with the IPICO timing tag on it.
The transition area will be the entire lower parking lot near the beach. The transition area will be fenced off and only participants and race officials will be allowed inside this area. Bike racks will be set up with participants assigned to the racks by sex and age group. You must return your bike to the assigned rack before you begin the run.
The transition area is secured at 7:00 AM and will be disbanded at 10:00 AM. The race organization is not responsible for bikes and equipment left in the transition area after 10:00 AM.
THE SWIM START
We will send participants off individually from the shore. This will help to eliminate the congestion of large waves of people. We will start each person approximately 2 seconds apart. The order of the swim start will be based on swimmer ability and will be designated per assigned bib number. It should take about 15 minutes to clear the start line.
We will also have an "elite wave" of male and female - for those athletes that feel they can realistically finish in the top 3 overall. The 'elite wave' athletes will start together before the other athletes begin. You do not have to pre-register for this group - just let us know race morning. The overall results are still based on the fastest time for the course - meaning that a person that starts in an age-group can still be the overall winner if they have the fastest overall time.
CURRENT WATER TEMP - 74 degrees (taken on WED - June 5)
The USA Triathlon competitive rules will be enforced. It is the participant's responsibility to know the rules of the sport. Click here for more information.
Course Maps & Transition Area
Check out the Course Maps and Transition Area here.