Welcome to the 2014 Great Western Reserve Half-Distance Triathlon event site. The weekend of multisport frenzy will begin Saturday, June 7 with late registration. Race-day will include both sprint & international distances in addition to the feature GWR Triathlon Event.
Sunday, June 8, 2014 West Branch State Park Ravenna, OH
This event is USAT Sanctioned Event. NO ID...NO Race...NO Exceptions! USAT policy
Please bring your current USAT Member Card and ID. Don't Forget!!!
Saturday, June 7
12:00pm-6:00pm Late registration & Packet Pick-up
At State Park Beach/Race Site
Sunday, June 8
5:00am-Transition Area opens/Race-day Packet Pick-up
6:35am- Course Instruction & Pre-race Meeting
6:45am-GWR Half Distance Start
7:30am-Sprint Waves Start
7:45am-Olympic Waves Start
10:00am-Post Race Festivities Begin
GWRT Registration & Fee Schedule:
Click on the above logo to register online!
Fees: *USAT One-day License add $12
2014 Half-Iron Individual Fees:
$149 from 1/1/14 - 4/30/14
$169 from 5/1/14 - 6/5/14
$180 on 6/7/14
2014 Half-Iron Relay Fees:
$179 until 4/30/14
$199 from 5/1/14 - 6/5/14
$210 on 6/7/14
2014 Olympic Individual Fees:
$60 until 4/30/14
$70 from 5/1/14 - 6/7/14
2014 Olympic Relay Fees:
$80 until 4/30/14
$90 from 5/1/14 - 6/7/14
2014 Sprint Individual Fees:
$50 until 4/30/14
$60 from 5/1/14 - 6/7/14
Course Information & Maps
Click here to Access event courses.
GWR Half Triathlon 1.2M Swim, 56M Bike, 13.1M Run
The Olympic Course 1500 meter Swim, 26M Bike, 6M Run
The Sprint Course 750 meter Swim, 13M Bike, 3M Run
The GWRT/WB Battle I
Bulletin Area & Q & A
All Half-iron distance finishers will receive an event-day finishers medal along with overall and age group awards.
Water bottles for the bottle exchange at bike course fluid stations will be compliments of Hammer Nutrition.
Bike course markings have been placed. GREEN arrows and mile markings are for the "Great Western" Half. "G"reen for "G"WRT.
The ORANGE arrows and mile markings are for the "Olym/Sprint" Course. "O"range for "O"lym/Sprint.
PLEASE NOTE the following bike course split between the Olym/Sprint Course & the GWRT Half Course. The course will split at mile 2.8 of the bike course at the intersection of Cable Line Road and SR225. The GWRT Half will turn right on SR225 and head southbound to the Half Course, and the Olym/Sprinters will turn left and head northbound on SR225. See picture below.
Course markings at mile 2.8 Cable Line/SR 225 Intersection.
The 2014 run course map has been updated and renovated, hopefully, for your benefit. The course will no longer have the super-switchbacks & serpentinie dizziness! Approx. half of the run course will be closed-to-traffic.
PLEASE NOTE: THE OLY/SPRINT RUN COURSE AND THE HALF RUN COURSE WILL SPLIT at approximately the 2.25 mile mark (at the Alliance Road/Cable Line Road intersection). The O/S Course will turn left back into the park and the Half Course will bend right continuing eastbound on Cable Line Road.
RUN COURSE arrows will be RED.
"R"ED for "R"UN!
Q & A
Yup...a good idea as water temps are in the 60's. Do-able without a wetsuit but wetsuits are recommended.
The water depth begins at 5-6 feet and drops quickly to 15-20 out and around the buoys. Touchable depth is only located at the start/finish area of the swim.
Is the Race Director Single?
Nope...He's taken by the "tall lenky lady" that runs around the races self-laughing!
Can we pick-up packet race-day!
Yup, yup you can beginning around 5:00am or when the staff wakes up! Saturday pick-up is NOT required and there will be no racking on Saturday because CHAMP is too cheap to provide security.
What is provided at the fluid stations?
Fluid stations #1 & #3 will have Gatorade, water, fruit, crackers, HAMMER Gels, and sponges (to cool the bod!)
Station #2 will only have HEED & water and HAMMER Gels.
Bike Station #1 (out of TA) will have a bottle exchange of Gatorade & water.
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