Head for the Hills Patoka Lake Triathlon

Birdseye, IN

0.28 Mile Swim, 12.8 Mile Bike , and 3.1 Mile Run

Head for the hills and race for a cause.  All proceeds from this event will go to support Patoka's non-releasable raptors; a red-tailed hawk, eastern screech owl and bald eagle. 

Start Time: 8:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time

*Packet pickup- Friday, August 19th 8:30a.m. to 8p.m. at the Patoka Lake Office

*Saturday, August 20th - Onsite check-in and packet pickup

6:30 to 7:45 a.m. at the Patoka Lake beach

*Mandatory safety meeting 7:50 a.m. on Saturday.

Last year's results can either be viewed here by clicking on the results tab and selecting 2015 for the year or you can view results on Crossroads Events' webpage at: http://cross-roads-events.com/results15/

Swim 0.28 Miles in open water at the beach. Provided color swim caps must be worn. Waves will be staggered as competitors swim out 150 yards, 200 yards parallel to beach and then 150 yards back to shore. Wet suits may be used in water 780 F and lower.

Bike 12.8 miles along paved hilly roadways. Start by climbing the infamous “beach hill”, loop through ‘hillacious’ roads, boat ramp parking lots, and back down “beach hill” to finish the bike portion. You must furnish your own water along the bike course. 

Run 3.1miles through the woods on well maintained gravel lanes and a paved bike trail. Runners must wear the race bib in front on their shorts or shirts. There will be 1- 2 water stations along the run course.

Our address is 3084 N. Dillard Rd. Birdseye,IN 47513.  The property is physically located in Wickliffe, IN.  If you follow GPS and MapQuest directions it will lead you to the property gate.  From the gatehouse the beach will be at the second road on the left. 

There is a gate fee of $7/vehicle in state and $9/vehicle out of state for those wishing to attend.  This fee is waived for all athletes participating in the race. 

Food will be provided for spectators at a concession stand. Food will be provided to athletes as they finish the race.

Solar heated showers are available onsite in the beach house.

Campgrounds are located in the property for your convenience.  There are many local cabins nearby and hotels in French Lick and Jasper to choose from for overnight guests.

Bring the entire family and enjoy our 6 mile paved bike trail, fitness trail, hiking trails, archery range, 8,880 acres of water for boating, water skiing and much more!

Our address is 3084 N. Dillard Rd. Birdseye,IN 47513.  The property is physically located in Wickliffe, IN.  If you follow GPS and MapQuest directions it will lead you to the property gate.  From the gatehouse the beach will be at the second road on the left.

Online Registration ends Thursday, August 18th at 8p.m. Onsite Registration Friday, August 19th from 8a.m. - 8p.m. at the Patoka Lake Office and on race day at the beach from 6:30 -7:45a.m.

Overall prizes, team prizes, division prizes, and age group prizes for winners of each gender.  You may choose the following special divisions:  Overall, Clydesdale (200lbs+) or Athena (Women 165lbs+). 

Price:  Individual- Early Registration- $50 (Through June 30th)

                             -$55 (July 1st – July 31st)

                             -Late Registration- $65 (starting August 1st)     

            Team Registration -$120 year-round

Free T-shirt while supplies last if you register before August 1st

Free Kids’ Fun Run: 8:10a.m. Ages 14 and under. Onsite registration & awards for this ¼ mile up-hill run.

Transition Area will be supervised.  Only the participants will be allowed in the transition area and will be the only ones authorized to pick up their bike and equipment.  To collect equipment, your body ID # must match your bike ID #.

Bike Check & Repair - Adventures Recreation and Gear of Jasper will make minor repairs and have some equipment available for sale.  Have your bike in racing condition when you arrive.  HELMETS ARE MANDATORY.  Have your own water bottle for the bike portion.  Recumbent bikes may not be used.

Wave Start -When registering online choose from 1 of 5 waves according to your ability level. They are labeled Elite, Good, Average, OK, and Slow and Steady. Swim caps might be color coded by wave start.

Team - Team captains must complete the registration for all team members and also be responsible for payment of the entire team.  Team captains are required to furnish all team members with the event information.  Teams can consist of 2 or 3 members of any sex and combination. Team members perform separate legs of the race in a relay style by exchanging the race timing chip in the transition area.

Divisions - Participants who win the overall awards cannot win an age group award.  Similarly, age group participants cannot win an overall award.  Awards are given to the winning male and female and in each age group. Other special divisions include Clydesdale (men 200+ lbs.), Athena (women 165+lbs) and teams. If you choose one of these special divisions, you will not qualify for any age group award or an overall male/female award.

Results & Awards -Live results will be posted immediately at the race using on screen monitors and can be found at:  http://triathlons.dnr.in.gov/ and  http://cross-roads-events.com/results15/   Awards will be given to overall male and female winners, male and female winners of  10 year age groups, overall team winners and top male and female winners of the Clydesdale & Athena divisions.

Recreation Area Entrance Fee - Triathlon participant’s vehicle entrance fees are waived.  All other vehicles will pay the $7 entrance fee; $9 out of state vehicles. 

Parking is conveniently located at the event site.  Traffic controllers will be on duty to assist vehicles before the event.  Traffic will be limited during the event for the safety of our athletes. 

Packet Pick Up - Packets may be picked up at the Patoka Lake Office on Friday, August 19th from 8am -8pm and on race day from 6:30 -7:45a.m. under the racer’s tent at the beach.  YOU MUST SHOW PHOTO ID TO PICK UP RACE PACKET, unless prior arrangements have been made. 

Cancellation - In the event of cancellation, no refunds will be made.  Entries are not transferable or exchangeable.

Amenities - Restrooms and showers will be available onsite for your convenience at the beach house. Food and drinks will be available as participants complete the event.  This is for competitors only. A concession stand is available for spectators.

When & Where

Aug 20, 2016


8:30 AM

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