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Kentuckiana’s hottest
new triathlon series!


All three races are great for all levels from the first timer through experienced pros.

 
 
 

Let’s race! Click on a race below to sign up and get more info

Derby City TRIfecta
Cardinal Sprint Tri
Sunny Side Tri

 
 

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Derby City TRIfecta

 
 
 

The annual Derby City TRIfecta will be held at the Louisville Rowing Club located in downtown Louisville, KY. This will be the finale of the Derby City Triathlon Series. 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 and Friends of Metro Animal Services Louisville.

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)

Categories

  • Elite- Olympic Only (exludes from Age Group)

  • 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)- Olympic

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 mikep@kyrace.com

Prizes

  • Every participant will receive a short sleeve race 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.

Lodging

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.

 
 
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Cardinal Sprint Tri

 
 
 

Welcome to the annual Cardinal Sprint Tri, a sprint only triathlon! This is the 1st stop of the Derby City Triathlon Series. The swim will take place in the University of Louisville’s pool, at the Ralph Wright Natatorium. The bike segment will consist of 4 loops, and takes athletes on a 5km loop around campus showcasing all of the amazing athletic facilities the university has to offer. The run will consist of a 5km loop through the middle of campus. All courses will be closed to traffic, and this will be a USA Triathlon Sanctioned event.

race Date: 05/26/2019

Distance

  • Sprint Distance (400m pool swim, 20km bike, and 5km run)

Categories

  • Individual Age Group

  • Clydesdale/Athena

  • Para

  • Aquabike

  • Relay (2 or 3 people per team)

Age Groups

  • All abilities are welcome to participate. The categories will be the USAT standard 5 year increments. Anyone under 12 wishing to race must contact the race director at mikep@kyrace.com

Prizes

  • Every participant will receive a short sleeve race tee and a custom finisher medal

  • All categories will receive custom awards for the top 3 in each age group

start seeding

  • Participants will be seeded based off of estimated 400m swim times, and started in 5 second intervals.

Parking

  • Parking is available at Floyd St. parking garage next to the Natatorium. It will be $5 (CASH ONLY) to park in the garage.

 
 

This event is being held as a fundraiser for the University of Louisville Swimming and Diving team so please come out and offer your support. GO CARDS!

 

EARLY PACKET PICKUP WILL BE SATURDAY FROM 12PM-4PM AT:

GRIT CYCLING

2020 S. PRESTON ST. LOU,KY 40217

Course Maps
Race Timeline

 

Sunny Side Tri

 
 
 

Welcome to the first annual Sunny Side Tri, a sprint only triathlon! This will be the 2nd stop of the Derby City Triathlon Series. The swim will take place in the Ohio River with a downstream 650 meter swim. The bike segment will consist of a single 20km loop, and takes athletes on a flat up and back route along Utica Pike. The run will consist of a flat 5km loop along the Waterfront. This will be a USA Triathlon Sanctioned event.

race Date: 07/07/2019

Distance

  • Sprint Distance (650m downstream river swim, 20km bike, and 5km run)

Categories

  • Individual Age Group

  • Clydesdale/Athena

  • Para

  • Aquabike

  • Relay (2 or 3 people per team)

Age Groups

  • All abilities are welcome to participate. The categories will be the USAT standard 5 year increments. Anyone under 12 wishing to race must contact the race director at mikep@kyrace.com

Prizes

  • Every participant will receive a short sleeve race tee and a custom award

start seeding

  • Participants will be seeded based off of estimated 650m swim times, and started in 5 second intervals.