Deer Creek Fall Challenge – Ohio’s final multisport event of 2013

THIS IS IT!!!! The last chance to race in Ohio for…
195
DAYS
4680
HOURS
280800
MINUTES
16848000
SECONDS

Thar’s how long you’ll have to wait until HFP’s next event on Saturday, April 12 2014 at Miami University…that’s a looong time to wait.  You better get out for one last hit before you break out the Snuggie for the off-season.

What are you waiting for? Perfect weather? Sunday forecast is for a low of 58 degrees and a high of 76!! You can’t get much better than that for late September.  Water temperature is still in the low 70’s and will feel real warm on race morning.
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The Deer Creek Fall Challenge has it all…Mini, Sprint, Olympic & Half Iron distance races (triathlon & duathlon) AND a super awesome finisher medal for ALL finishers in ALL distances. Something for everyone.  We even start later to accommodate you late arrivals and procrastinators. We even keep registration open extra long for those making last minute decisions to race. You have until Friday, September 27th at Midnight to get officially registered. [GET REGISTERED NOW]

DeerCreeksmallParticipants, family, and friends will enjoy the spectator-friendly bike and run courses that are built for serious speed. Don’t miss the last official multisport event of the year on September 29, 2013 — the Deer Creek Fall Challenge. A distance for all ability levels; whether you’re getting ready for a fall half Ironman distance race or looking for a great course for your first triathlon, is the race for you. Deer Creek State Park is located just 20 miles southwest of Columbus off I-71 at the Mount Sterling exit.

Join us in the last weekend of September at the Deer Creek Fall Challenge! End your racing season on a high note at this outstanding athlete-friendly event.
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EVENT SCHEDULE

Sunday, September 29 — Deer Creek Fall Challenge

  • Mini: 250y Swim (2mi Run) — 7mi Bike — 2mi Run
  • Sprint: 750m Swim (5k Run) — 20k Bike — 5k Run
  • Olympic: 1500m Swim (5k Run) — 40k Bike — 10k Run
  • Half: 1.2mi Swim (5k Run) — 56mi Bike — 13.1mi Run

START TIMES

The transition area CLOSES at 8:30am.
NEW SWIM COURSE MAP – DCFC-swim-course
Sunday, September 29

8:30am — All Women in Mini Triathlon (two at a time)
8:30am — All Women in Mini Triathlon (two at a time)
8:40am — All Men in Mini Triathlon (two at a time)
8:50am — All Duathletes (Mini, Sprint, Olympic, Half)
8:50am — START of Sprint Triathlon Waves
8:50am — Sprint Tri Men 39 & under, all elite Men
8:52am — Sprint Tri Men 40-49
8:54am — All Sprint Triathlon Women
8:56am — Sprint Tri Men 50+, Clydesdale, and relay teams
9:00am — START of Olympic Triathlon Waves
9:00am — Olym Tri Men 39 & under, all elite Men
9:02am — Olym Tri Men 40-49
9:04am — All Olympic Triathlon Women
9:06am — Olym Tri Men 50+, Clydesdale, and relay teams
9:15am — START of Half Triathlon Waves
9:15am — Half Tri Men 39 & under, all elite Men
9:17am — Half Tri Men 40-49
9:19am — All Half Triathlon Women
9:21am — Half Tri Men 50+, Clydesdale, and relay teams

RACE PACKET PICK-UP

Deer Creek State Park Beach Area

  • Saturday, September 28 from 12:00pm–5:00pm
  • Sunday, September 29 from 7:00am–8:30am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!
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Course Descriptions & Maps

MINI TRIATHLON & DUATHLON

The mini distance triathlon will start off with a 250 yard point-to-point swim (in waist deep water along the beach), followed by a 7 mile loop course through the countryside and finishing with 2 mile out and back run across the Deer Creek dam levy. Duathletes will start off with a 2 mile run. [GET REGISTERED NOW]

COURSE MAPS: SWIM & RUN BIKE

SPRINT TRIATHLON & DUATHLON

The sprint distance triathlon features a 750 meter counter clockwise rectangle swim along the beach, while the duathletes are running an out & back 5k across the Deer Creek dam levy, followed by a single loop 20k bike course through the countryside surrounding the park and finishing with an out & back 5k run that crosses the Deer Creek dam levy before returning for a grand finish at the park. [GET REGISTERED NOW]

COURSE MAPS: SWIM & RUN BIKE

OLYMPIC TRIATHLON & DUATHLON

The Olympic distance triathlon features a 1500 meter 2-lap counter clockwise rectangle swim along the beach, while the duathletes are running an out & back 5k across the Deer Creek dam levy, followed by a double loop 40k bike course through the countryside surrounding the park and finishing with an out & back 10k run that crosses the Deer Creek dam levy and onto Deer Creek Road to the turnaround before returning for a grand finish at the park. [GET REGISTERED NOW]

COURSE MAPS: SWIM & RUN BIKE

HALF TRIATHLON & DUATHLON

The half distance triathlon features a 1.2mi 2-lap counter clockwise rectangle swim along the beach, while the duathletes are running an out & back 5k across the Deer Creek dam levy, followed by a 3-lap 56mi bike course through the countryside surrounding the park and finishing with a double out & back 13.1mi run that crosses the Deer Creek dam levy and onto Deer Creek Road to the turnaround before returning for a finish at the park.
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COURSE MAPS: SWIM & RUN BIKE

AID STATIONS:
The half distance bike course will have water & Gatorade in bottles at the end of each 28 mile lap. This aid station is for the half distance only. Please plan accordingly if you’re racing in the shorter races.  Out on the run course all races will have water, Infinit Nutrition, Coke, bananas and granola bars at 3 aid station on this out and back run course.

Do I have to finish an event within a certain time frame?

Yes — all races have cut-off times for completing races. These cut-off times are in place for the benefit of volunteers and police. In all cases, these cut-off times are very lenient — allowing virtually everyone to finish our events. The following are cut-off times for the Deer Creek Fall Challenge events: Mini — 2hr, Sprint — 2hr 30min, Olympic — 4hr 30min, Half — 8hr 00min. (from the start of the last wave)
The bike course closes at 1:30pm. Everyone MUST be off the course at this time.  No one will be permitted to start a 3rd lap of the bike after 12:45pm.
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