The 1st BIG-time triathlon in the Greater Fort Wayne area in 2014
DUE TO IMPENDING COLD WEATHER, ALL TRIATHLONS HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO DUATHLONS.
Races that were going to include swimming will be updated accordingly:
Olympic Tri —> 1k Run, 40k Bike, 10k Run
Sprint Tri —> 1k Run, 20k Bike, 5k Run
Aquabike —> 50 yd run (beach to transition), 40k Bike
Sprint and Olympic Duathlons as well as the Steve Parker 5k stay the same.
Field Limit: 400
A message from the Pokagon Race Founder and RD Randy Strebig
It comes with great pride to announce our alliance with America Multi-Sport, Inc. on the Pokagon Race, we have strived to bring you a well thought out race by Triathletes for Triathletes for the last 7 years, the feedback we have received has confirmed we have succeeded, so now comes a time to develop and grow upon this foundation and bring you yet a better event by bringing in the professionals at the business. I predict you will be even more fulfilled by your experience this year at Pokagon and yes I will be there diligently working alongside the America Multi-Sport, Inc. team to ensure the continuity and quality that you have come to expect from the Pokagon Race, who knows maybe I will even get to race alongside you in the future. Thanks for your continued interest in this event and please feel free to reach out to me personally should you have questions or concerns.
Sincerely, Randy Strebig
This race takes place in the beautiful Pokagon State Park of northeast Indiana. Conveniently located at the intersection of Interstate 69 and the 80-90 toll road.
Steve Parker/ALS 5k Run/Walk
Online Registration: The Steve Parker/ALS 5k will be run during the triathlon, starting at 9:45am. The course will be on a portion of the trails that the triathletes will cover. Steve was a long time member of Team TriFort who passed away in 2012 from ALS. If you have family members that don’t want to do the tri please encourage them to come along and do the 5k run. Racers will receive a technical t-shirt. Refreshments will be served after the race. Awards will be given to top finishers in age groups with 50+ participants and the overall winners. Registration is online at active.com.
********************* Registration Online registration is at Active.com. Register early and save $$$. There will be onsite registration the day before the race at packet pick up and also on race day at the transition area. However there is an additional $5 charged for registration at those locations. Packet pick up on Friday May 16 will be at the Potowatami Inn in Pokagon State Park. Please let the gate attendant know you are there for packet pick up and the park entrance fee will be waived. On race day there is a $5 charge per car for IN residents and $7 per car for out of state residents to enter the park. DNR season passes will be accepted as well. Fees for the race are as follows:
Current Price: $20 Day prior and Race day fees well be an additional $5 so save $$$ and register early. No guarantee of T-Shirt unless you are pre-registered 11-days before the race! ********** NO REFUNDS ******** NO TRANSFERS ********* Inclement weather Race may be delayed or cancelled in event of dangerous conditions. Race director will have the final call but every effort will be made to complete the race. Accomodations There are a limited number of rooms available at the Potowatam Inn located in the park. Reservations can be made at http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/inns/potawatomi/ or call at 877-LODGES-1 Please mention the race when attempting to make reservations. Camping is also available at the park for the more hearty souls. Campground reservations can be made online at http://www.indiana.reserveworld.com/index.cfm or by calling 1-866-6-CAMP-IN The address for the park is: 450 Lane 100 Lake James, Angola,IN 46703 There are other hotels located close by as well. HOTEL MAP LINK
Volunteers Volunteers are needed for the race, Please contact Holly Chance at >>>>>
Questions: Please contact Race Director Steven Tomboni@>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Race Weekend Agenda
Friday May 16, 2013 5:00-8:00pm Packet pickup and Registration in the lobby of the Potowatami Inn.
Saturday May 17, 2013
Transition opens 7:00-8:00am
Packet pickup and Registration at the CCC Pavillion 7:30am-8:15am
Pre-Race Meeting: 8:35
Multi-Sport Events Start: 9am
5k Start: 9:45am
THANKS to all our sponsors for their support!!!