This event is USAT Sanctioned Event. NO ID...NO Race...NO Exceptions! USAT policy
The 2016 GWR Triathlon Half Iron Distance will be co-hosted by the Village of Newton Falls, OH. "Broad Street" Newton Falls will be the location of the finish and post race festivities as the 2016 event will be a point-to-point race beginning at West Branch State Park and finishing in the quaint, small town village streets of Newton Falls!
The weekend of multisport activities will begin Saturday, June 11 with the SPRINT & OLYMPIC RACES,and then with late registration for the half-iron distance, course preview, race clinics, and a humble little expo with several vendors on site. The Half-iron will take place Sunday, June 12 and will be featured as the only race on that day! The Half iron will begin at Transition #1/West Branch State Park Beach for 1.2 mile swim, and then take athletes through a 1 loop, 56 mile course which features a balance of smooth fast road and some rolling hills. Transition #2 will be located on Broad Street in the heart of Newton Falls Village. Athletes will then do 2 loops through the flat streets of surrounding village streets.
West Branch State Park, Ravenna, OH
The event will take place at the West Branch State Park BEACH located in Ravenna, OH. Ravenna is located in Northeast Ohio between the cities Akron and Youngstown in the heart of the historic Western Reserve Territory.
Please note: The park's physical address directions (5570 Esworthy Road) will take you to the State Park's Camp Office, which is on the opposite side of the park of the beach/event venue. DO NOT GPS the park address on Esworthy Road. This is NOT the location of the race. The race venue is located at the BEACH/MARINA area. There is no physical address for the beach.
Directions, Lodging & Local Attractions:
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To access the beach from SR 5 (North):
Follow SR 5 (from East or West) to SR 225 South. Follow SR 225 South about 2 miles to Cable Line Road. Take a right (heading Westbound) for 3 miles. Cable Line will take you directly into the Park/Beach Drive. Follow the Park/Beach Drive until you run into TA!
To access the beach from SR 18/Tallmadge Road (South):
Follow SR 18/Tallamadge Road (from East or West) to SR 255. Take SR 255 Northbound about 2 miles to Cable Line Road. Take a left (head Westbound) for 3 miles. Cable Line will take you directly into the Park/Beach Drive. Follow the Park/Beach Drive until you run into TA!
Things to do while in the area...
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