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The 11th Annual Mighty Mississinewa Triathlon


Weekend Information


The Mighty Mississinewa and OPS welcomes athletes and spectators alike to join us at Miami State Recreation Area on the beautiful banks of Mississinewa Lake, Peru Indiana. Triathletes from around the mid-west gather to race on one of the most scenic race courses in Indiana all in support of Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House and the Friends of the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services. Whether you are a novice triathlete or a seasoned veteran, a weekend warrior or a fan of one, join us for a beautiful day of racing.

      

Race Distances


Solo Triathlon and Team Triathlon
Swim 750 Meters
Bike 26.7 Kilometers
Run 5 Kilometers

Duathlon
Run 2.5 Kilometers
Bike 26.7 Kilometers
Run 5 Kilometers

Kids Run
Free. Start time is 8:10 am
¼ mile distance
Age Divisions 10 and under and 11 - 14
Awards are at the same location as the triathlon.

Athlete and Spectator Guides
For the Athlete Guide Click Here!

Triathlon Maps


Duathlon Maps


Post-Race Party

We will hold a post-race cookout provided by Feder’s Meats beginning at 11:45am on race day, Saturday September 9th, 2017. The cookout includes hamburgers, hotdogs, pasta salad, chips, drink and cookie. Athletes eat free; additional meal tickets can be purchased for $5.00 per ticket or $20 per family. To learn more about Feder’s Meats or thank them directly visit Feders Meats.



Event Festival and Camping

Athletes and their families are welcome to camp near the start/finish in the designated youth primitive camping area for FREE. There is no cost to camp and area selection is first come first serve. There will be limited fire rings available and picnic tables for camping use. We ask that all guests respect the area by cleaning their camp site and ensuring no trash is left behind. Showers will be open and available for use in a nearby location. For questions please contact Larry Brown at lbrown@dnr.IN.gov .

Spectator Information


Catch all the action at the transition area just alongside Mississinewa Lake. Bring folding chairs for a front row seat to the water exit and bike/run transition area. Athletes will pass through the transition area as they transition from the swim portion to the bike portion and again from the bike portion to the run portion. The finish line will be between the transition area and the lake to ensure a spectacular view of the park and your athlete's finish. Be mindful of the participants and stay behind any barricades.

Celebrity Participants

Nominate a local celebrity to participate in this event! Contact Andrew Gritzmaker at 260-414-2445 or by email at andrew@childrenshopefw.org

Food

We will hold a post-race cookout provided by Feder’s Meats beginning at 11:45am on race day, Saturday September 9th, 2017. The cookout includes hamburgers, hotdogs, pasta salad, chips, drink and cookie. Athletes eat free; additional meal tickets can be purchased for $5.00 per ticket or $20 per family. To learn more about Feder’s Meats or thank them directly visit http://www.federsmeats.com/

Kids Fun Run

On Saturday at 7:50am, there will be a Kids Fun Run. The Mighty Mississinewa invites all kids 14 years of age and under to compete. Free Kids Fun Run ages 10 and under and ages 11-14, on-site registration, awards, ¼ mile on sidewalks and pavement near beach (up-hill run).

Bring your friends and family – there is something for everyone!

Campsites, Camping Cabins, Boating, Skiing, Fishing, Trails, Disc Golf, Concessions all available – bring the family!

Sponsor Activites

OPS

Stop by for a pre- and post-race stretch from OPS trainers. Also, be sure to tag your photos with #TriOPS on Instagram.

Breakaway Bike and Fitness

Providing bicycle sales and service to North Central Indiana's cycling communities including: Rochester, Wabash, Warsaw, Logansport, Huntington, Kokomo, Marion, Peru, Plymouth, Lafayette, Winamac, North Manchester and their surrounding areas since 1989. Breakaway Bike & Fitness Shop will make minor repairs and have some equipment for sale. Have your bike in racing condition when you arrive. HELMETS ARE MANDATORY. Have your own water bottle for the bike portion. (Recumbent bikes may be used but will not be eligible for awards and prizes).

Feder’s Meats

Be sure to stop by the Feder’s Food Truck for your post-race meal.

Wabash County Dam to Dam Century Ride

The Dam to Dam ride will be held on Sunday September 10, 2017. The start of the race will be located 22 minutes east of Peru Indiana in Wabash Indiana. We encourage participants to make this a true endurance weekend by competing in the Mighty Mississinewa and the Dam to Dam. To learn more please visit http://visitwabashcounty.com/centuryride/index/2-2/

Event Parking Recreation Area Entrance

Parking is conveniently located near the event site. Traffic will be allowed to come and go immediately before, during and after the event. The event staging and parking areas will be at a beach shelter house. Triathlon participant’s vehicle entrance fees are waived; all other vehicles will pay the $7.00 entrance fee, $9 out of state vehicles.

Accommodations


Camping
For Camping please contact Larry Brown at lbrown@dnr.IN.gov


Park accommodations
Private electric, non-electric, and camping cabins, near to modern restroom and shower facilities available by reservation here


Hotels
For a list of nearby hotels please visit here

Directions and Parking


From Northwest Indiana

US31 South continue 5 miles on 31 past US24/Peru to 500S (If you reach Grissom, you went past 500S).
East(Left) 9.5 miles on 500S across 19, Miami State Recreation Area on left.

From North: US15 South into Wabash to 13.

South(Right) on 13 through Wabash, stay on 13 bearing right approx 3.5 miles to 124.
West(Right) 5.5 miles on 124 to 675W.
South(Left) 1 mile on 675W to Mississinewa Dam Road.
West(Right) 1 mile on Mississinewa Dam Road continue across dam to 550E.
South(Left) 1 mile on 550E to 500S.
East(Left) 1.25 miles on 500S, Miami State Recreation Area on left.

From Northeast Indiana: US24 West to Wabash to 13.

South(Left) on 13 through Wabash, stay on 13 bearing right approx 3.5 miles to 124.
West(Right) 5.5 miles on 124 to 675W.
South(Left) 1 mile on 675W to Mississinewa Dam Road.
West(Right) 1 mile on Mississinewa Dam Road continue across dam to 550E.
South(Left) 1 mile on 550E to 500S.
East(Left) 1.25 miles on 500S, Miami State Recreation Area on left.

From Southwest Indiana: US31 North continue 1 mile past Grissom Air Reserve Base to 500S.

East(Right) 9.5 miles on 500S across 19, Miami State Recreation Area on left.

From South /Southeast Indiana: US13 North to Highway 18.

West(Left) 5.5 miles on 18 through Converse to 19.
North(Right) 9.5 miles on 19.
East(Right) 2.5 miles on 500S, Miami State Recreation Area on left.

Awards and Divisions


Awards and Prizes

Grand prize awards presented to female and male 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place elite winners. First place awards given to five year age groups male and female winners.

Age or Special Divisions

Age-group divisions in five-year increments will receive first- through third-place awards.
Teams will be given first- and second-place awards.
Racers that choose to compete in the elite division will forfeit eligibility for an age-group prize.

Only Elite racers will compete in the first wave. Individuals who want to compete for the overall winner placings must choose the Elite division with their registration or by emailing Larry Brown at lbrown@dnr.IN.gov.
Prizes and awards for first-, second-, and third- place overall winners will range from $50 to $150 retail value.

Results


Results

Race results posted on ITS YOUR RACE.

Proceeds

Proceeds from this not-for-profit event support Mad Anthnoys Children’s Hope House, a caring place for families of critically ill or injured children and conservation activities at Mississinewa Lake, Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Conserving and managing land for today's visitors and future generations to enjoy is a goal of the IDNR and the staff at Mississinewa.

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