Region

North America

Distances Offered

1-2k
2-3k
4-5k

Temperature

Moderate

Description

The Ohio Games Triathlon and Multisport Festival has something for everyone, including all ages and ability levels! Races include beginner, sprint, olympic, and ⅓ iron distances in triathlons, duathlons, aquabikes, and aquathlons, with various open swim distances. Racers call the Ohio Games one of the best events in Ohio because of our positive, friendly community of support! It’s a small race with a big race atmosphere. Plus there is free training help, along with awesome performance tees in gender specific cuts, in-race pictures, finisher medals, and a post-race meal to go! Race assured that we will ensure the safety of all athletes, have medical support and law enforcement on site, adhere to all Federal, State and Local ordinances, and implement COVID-19 protocols to limit the spread of the virus, so you can achieve your goals! All are welcome at the Ohio Games Triathlon and Multisport Festival.

REGISTRATION NOTE!

The Ohio State Parks, where our races are hosted, have indicated that they will not approve any permits until May of 2021. We are opening registration in the hopes that our June 27th event will be approved for live in-person racing. If the event permit is not approved all athletes will be moved to a virtual race and athletes will be refunded all race fees paid over $40, have their race packet mailed and submit results virtually. Registration for this event will remain open through race day, so you are welcome to wait to register if you prefer. Thank you, 
The Ohio Games Executive Committee
Mick, Nick & Rebekah

Race Guide and Information can be found here! View the race waiver here.

RACE INFORMATION

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS

All 2021 Races will comply with all Federal, State, and Local COVID-19 Protocols. We will be required to follow these guidelines to host our races and ensure the safety of all athletes, volunteers and staff. Athletes must complete a home health check before attending any race, and must comply with all of the 2021 COVID-19 Safety Protocols before, during and after the each race event. Please review these guidelines before attending.

RACE CATEGORIES
  • 1500m, 3k and 5k Open Swims
RACE VENUE

The Ohio Games Triathlon and Multisport Festival will take place at Buck Creek State Park Beach in Springfield, Ohio, which is a short drive North from Dayton and West of Columbus. 
Packet Pick-up, and the Start/Finish Lines will be at the beachfront, across from the park office at 1976 Buck Creek Ln., Springfield, OH 45502. There is plenty of parking at the beachfront, and all the race festivities will be in the far parking lot (farthest from the entrance South of the Park Office).

PARKING AND RESTROOMS

There will be parking available at the beachfront; there are restrooms there as well. 


RACE SWAG, GOODIES, AND POST-RACE MEAL

While we cannot party together in-person after the race, we can still give you all the swag and goodies to celebrate your accomplishment. Everyone who registers will get:

  • Ohio Games Tee: Men’s cut, women’s cut & youth sizing available. To be guaranteed a shirt, you must register at least 2 weeks in advance of the race.
  • Ohio Games Finisher Medal; To be guaranteed a race medal, you must register at least 2 weeks in advance of the race.
  • Custom Race Bib
  • Post Race Meal to Go
REGISTRATION ONLINE ONLY AT OHIOGAMES.ORG

Registration is online at OhioGames.org and will remain open through the start of the last race on race day. There will not be any in-person registration at the race venue. However you may register online at home, and come out to the race venue for the event, even race day morning. Please also note: 

  • Prices will increase closer to race day, so register early to save some money. 
  • If you register but then are unable to race with us in-person due to COVID or other circumstances, please email Rebekah at [email protected] and we will mail your race swag. All mailing will occur after the race date and virtual bags will arrive 1-2 weeks after the event.
  • Please register in advance to be guaranteed swag. You must register at least 2 weeks in advance to be guaranteed a race shirt and medal. We need to order them in advance and cannot guarantee that anyone registering after the deadline will get one. We do try to order extras but sometimes those run out, so register by the deadline.

NATIONAL STATE GAMES OF AMERICA QUALIFYING 

Athletes from the State of Ohio who finish in first, second or third in their respective race, in the following categories will be the Ohio Games State Champions and are eligible to represent Ohio in the State Games of America! 

  • Youth Male & Female Divisions: USAT Ages 0-13
  • High School Male & Female Divisions: USAT Ages 14-18
  • Collegiate Male & Female Divisions: USAT Ages 19-24
  • Open Male & Female Divisions: USAT Ages 25-39
  • Masters Male & Female Divisions: USAT Ages 40-54
  • Grandmaster Male & Female Division: USAT Ages 55-99

See the State Games of America for more information on your event. The State Games of America is held once every 2 years. Not all sports are offered each year; see the site for details. All medalists from any Ohio Games sport (past and present) are eligible to compete in any State Games of America. You are not required to participate in the State Games of America. 
Our races are sanctioned by USAT, and we submit age group results in the triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon, and aquabike in 5-year increments to USAT (within 15 days of the race) for the purposes of calculating national rankings and eligibility for USAT Nationals and All American consideration.
NOTE: Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be presented to only the top 3 overall male and female finishers in each race (age 0-99). Medals can be picked up at the registration tent at the conclusion of the event. These medals are only for the top overall 3 athletes in each race.


PROFESSIONAL IN-RACE PHOTOS

We will have a photographer out on course to take your pictures while you race. We will post all pictures on Facebook/ohiogames after the race for you to like, tag and share!

RESULTS

Results will be available online after the race at OhioGames.org. Results will be submitted to USA Triathlon within 15 days of the race. Results are submitted in 5-year age group increments for the triathlon, duathlon, aquabike and aquathlon for the purposes of USAT rankings

Experience

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Professional

Swim Type

Race

Water Type

Lake