Summit Lake Optimist Sprint Triathlon & 5k

@ 8:00 am
Summit Lake State Park
5993 North Messick Road
New Castle, IN 47362
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Jason Tucker

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Presented by:

Field Limit: 400


  • 4th running of this annual race
  • Crystal clear waters of Summit Lake State Park
  • Awesome finisher medal for all
  • The Sweatvac Tech shirt full color you’ll wear for years to come
  • Outstanding Optimist Lunch
  • $1000 in gas card prizes
    • $150 for 1st place Sprint finisher (male & female)
    • $100 for 2nd place
    • $50 for 3rd place
    • Sixteen $25 cards for trivia giveaways during awards.
  • Best value for a sprint race in the state
  • Easy 45 min. trip east from Indy on SR36



The swim will take place on beautiful Summit lake. The 400 yard swim will start and finish on the beach area.

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Bike – Updated

Athletes will head out of the park and North to Buck Creek road to the turn around. This out-and-back course is full of rolling hills and will challenge athletes on a few small climbs.

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Run- Updated

The run will be on roads within the park. Athletes will have little traffic to contend with. The course will have aid stations at every mile stocked with water, Gatorade and plenty of volunteers!

The Duathlon will use the same run course for the 1st and 2nd run.

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Summit Lake State Park
5993 N Messick Rd
New Castle, IN 47362


The Optimist Club will be serving a great lunch that whole family will enjoy. This includes pork chop sandwich, cole slaw, beans, and a drink.

Race start- 8:00am ET

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Sprint Triathlon- 400yard swim / 13.5m bike / 5k run

Sprint Duathlon- 1k run / 13.5m bike / 5k run

Sprint Aquabike- 400yard swim / 13.5 bike

5k Run/Walk- 3.1 miles

Entry Fees:

Sprint Triathlon

Opening Price: $54

  • May 6 to June 2: $63
  • June 3 to July 15: $67
  • July 16: $63 (no shirt guaranteed)

Team Triatlon

Opening Price: $65

  • July 16: $75

Duathlon-Sprint Distance: 5k/20.6k/5k


Opening Price: $54

  • May 6 to June 2: $63
  • June 3 to July 15: $67
  • July 16: $63 (no shirt)

Team Duathlon

Opening Price: $65

  • July 16: $75


Opening Price: $50

  • May 6 to July 15: $60
  • July 16: $60


Opening Price: $19

  • July 16: $24

Minimum age for adult races: 13 years old (except 5k- 6 years old). Ages are determined by the participants age on December 31, 2014.

Kids Aquathon: Ages 4-14

  • As with any state park, there is an entrance fee of $5 to get in/$7.00 FOR OUT OF INDIANA.

Packet Pickup Info:


Awards will be given to male and female overall 1-2-3 winners in each event. Age groups awards will be given out 3-deep in each race that has at least 50 participants.

Age groups: 13-14, 15-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

All Participants will receive an event tech t-shirt and finisher medal.

In order to be guaranteed an event shirt you MUST be registered by July 16th!


Please note: if you are NOT a USAT member you must pay a $12 one-day license for the event. You will be able to do this on the online event registration. If you are a USAT member but your membership has expired; you are able to renew it in the online registration for this event. Non-members also have the option of purchasing a new USAT membership instead buying a one-day license.

All USA Triathlon Rules will be enforced by a USAT Official.

USA Triathlon Competitive Rules

Most Common Rules Violations


Pictures will be on our Facebook page after the event! Check the left column for a link to our page.


Would you or someone you know like to volunteer? We are always looking for people to help at every race. Without them there would be no race! Every volunteer gets free post race food and a volunteer shirt! CLICK HERE!.



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