Derby City TRIfecta


The annual Derby City TRIfecta will be held at the Louisville Rowing Club located in downtown Louisville, KY. The course is one of the fastest, yet safest, in the region. The swim will take place in the Ohio River behind Towhead Island. The bike segment will take athletes on a scenic out and back loop down River Road. The run segment will consist of a flat loop course through downtown Louisville. This will be a USA Triathlon Sanctioned event with certified officials for enhanced safety.

A portion of the proceeds will go the local charities: The Adaptive Rowing program at the Louisville Rowing Club.

race Date: 08/18/2019

derby city trifecta Distances

  • Olympic Distance (1500m swim, 40km bike, and 10km run)

  • Sprint Distance (750m swim, 20km bike, and 5km run)


  • Elite- Olympic Only

  • Age Group- Olympic and Sprint

  • Clydesdale/Athena- Olympic and Sprint

  • Para- Olympic and Sprint

  • Relay (2 or 3 people per team)- Olympic and Sprint

  • Aquabike (swim and bike only)- Olympic and Sprint

  • Corporate Olympic Relay (2 or 3 people from same company)

Age Groups

  • Age groups will be USAT standard, 5 year increments. Anyone under 16 wishing to race the Olympic must contact the race director at


  • Every participant will receive a short sleeve tech tee as well as a custom finisher medal

  • There will be an Elite prize purse for the top 3 overall men and women ($300/$150/$50).
    (MUST REGISTER ELITE, but do not need a pro license/will exclude you from age group awards)

  • All other categories will receive custom awards for the top 3 in each age group.The Corporate Challenge will be competing for the Perpetual Corporate Cup

Wetsuit rules

  • Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wet suit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. Read more details here.


We’ve reserved a room block at the Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel for those traveling into town for the event. The rooms will be at a rate of $128/night for a standard room (other upgrades are available in this block). Parking is free. This is a Marriott owned hotel so those with points can use them here.