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Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky 
Summer 2012 
In This Issue
Club Racing Series
Triathlon Events
Duathlon Events
Youth Aquathlon Series
Aquabike Event
In Memory of Steve Parker
Club Racing Series

How does your Tri Club rank in the Mideast?

MERCRS 2012

 

The following Tri Clubs are off and running after the top spots in this year's Club Series. The Club Series runs through October 31st. Clubs may register at any time during the season.

 

Ann Arbor - MI

F.A.S.T. - MI

First Due Racing - OH

ITri4U - OH

NWI - IN

Real Women - MI

Snakebite Racing - OH

Team ATP - MI

Team Greater Than - MI

Team Toledo - OH

Terre Haute - IN

Tri Nasti - IN

 

 

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MARK THE DATES FOR 2012!

 

JUNE 23

Mideast Special Qualifier

South Beach Triathlon 

 

JUNE 24

Aquabike National Championships

I Love the Tavern Triathlon

 

JULY 1

Youth Aquathlon Series

Firecracker Splash and Dash

 

JULY 7

Youth Aquathlon Series

Haka Multisport Splash and Dash

 

JULY 8

Mideast Regional Du Championship

Grand Haven Triathlon & Duathlon

 

AUGUST 11

Youth Aqualthon Series

Kids Fest/Backpack Attack

 

AUGUST 12

Mideast Regional Championship

Sylvania Triathlon

 

DECEMBER 1

Mideast Race Director Consortium

Chicago, IL

 
USAT Certified Retailer 

 
 

Quick Links
Triathlon

 

USAT MIDEAST REGION SPECIAL QUALIFIER, JUNE 23, 2012, SOUTH BEACH TRI, SOUTH HAVEN, MICHIGAN

 

 Special Qualifier

South Beach Triathlons, South Haven, Michigan, is this year's site for the 2012 Mideast Special Qualifier.  It is hosted by Three Disciplines Racing. South Haven is a gorgeous venue located in the southwest corner on Lake Michigan. Miles of white sandy beach in both directions, a great city, and marina district with plenty of restaurants and activities for the entire family.  

 

Top 33% in each Age Group in the Olympic Distance qualify for Age Group Nationals. Special awards will be distributed by the Mideast Council. Please continue to visit USA Triathlon for the most current update on the status of 2012 Age Group Nationals.    

 

REGISTER NOW!

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USAT MIDEAST REGION REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, AUGUST 12, 2012, SYLVANIA TRIATHLON, SYLVANIA, OHIO

 

 RC 2012

 

Sylvania Triathlon, Sylvania, Ohio, will be the Mideast Regional Championship once again this year. Elite Endeavors, serving as our host, is known for well-run races. Athletes can expect immediate post-race recovery food and drinks, chip timing, immediate results, and a great post race lunch prepared by Bravo: Cucini Italiana (beginning at 11:30 through awards ceremony).  An expo will be offered both Saturday and Sunday as well.

 

Top 33% in each Age Group for the Olympic Distance qualify for the 2013 Age Group Nationals. Special awards will be distributed by the Mideast Council.

 

REGISTER NOW!

 

Duathlon

  

 

The USAT Mideast Region Duathlon Championships are to be held this July 8th, 2012 in conjunction with the Grand Haven Triathlon in Grand Haven, MI. This exciting new venue for the duathlon championships will feature an Olympic distance (5k-40k-10k) and a Sprint distance (5k-20k-5k) format, with regional championship awards going to the top overall male and female and top overall male and female masters winners in both distances.

 

The bike course features only a few small hills on its out-and-back course. The run course is fast and newly paved, and will take you past the waterfront and hundreds of cheering spectators. Aided by over 100 volunteers during the race, athletes will be treated to grilled food, music, and a post-race picnic upon completion of the race. Come race the Grand Haven Triathlon/Duathlon and compete to become a USAT Mideast Region Champion!

 

REGISTER NOW!

 

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Check out the Race Report by Jenn Finn, Mideast Council Member, for the Long Course Duathlon National Championship, Blackwater Duathlon!

Youth Aquathlon Series

 

The USA Triathlon Youth Splash and Dash Aquathlon Series is rapidly approaching with the first event in the Mideast region taking place on 7/1/2012 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In an effort to drive youth participation, USAT has developed the Youth Splash and Dash Aquathlon Series. The focus is on participation, not competition. The series will expose youth participants to USA Triathlon and the exciting world of multisport. The goal is to provide a low cost event that is community driven to expose youths ages 7 to 15 to the world of multisport. Each participant will receive a finishers medal, commemorative series t-shirt, and an experience they will not soon forget! Listed below are events taking place in the Mideast region:


7/1/2012  Firecracker Splash and Dash, Ann Arbor, Michigan- Register! Ages 7-15!


7/7/2012, Haka Multisport Youth Splash and Dash, Lafayette, Indiana- Register! Ages 7-15


8/11/2012, Kid Fest/Backpack Attack, Decatur, Illinois

Aquabike
 

USAT AQUABIKE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, JUNE 24, 2012, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

 

 

 

The 2012 I Love the Tavern Triathlon has been chosen as the very first Aquabike National Championship for USA Triathlon. Located in Richmond, Virginia, the 650 meter swim, and 18.8 mile bike has some rolling hills and one good climb to test athletes. The venue is set in the beautiful park setting at Robious Landing Park in Chesterfield County right on the James River.


REGISTER TODAY!

 

 

In Memory

 

In Memory of Stephen L Parker
January 6, 1958 - June 1, 2012

 

The USAT Mideast Council wishes to express their sympathy in the passing of a former Mideast Council member, triathlete, three-time Ironman, and friend. Stephen Parker lost his battle with ALS and Cancer, June 1st, 2012.  He served on the Council as a dedicated and passionate advocate for multisport. He was active with the Tri-Fort Club, Fort Wayne, Indiana. 

 

Steve was described by his friends and fellow triathletes as a man who "lived life to the fullest while also servicing his community and loving his family."  The Tri-Fort Club plans to create a functional structure on the trails in Fort Wayne as a Memorial for Steve.

 

Memorial Donations can be sent to:

 

TriFort Triathletes

Steven Parker Memorial

c/o Rick Sawyer

8214 Grand Forest Court

Ft.Wayne, In. 46815