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Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky -- Spring 2015
In This Issue
Open Water Year Round
Mideast Region Schedule
Youth and Juniors
Club Racing Series
Common Rule Violations


There is no off-season.


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In the Loop

Mideast Region Schedule

Apr 1-Oct 31
Mideast Club Racing Series, REGISTER

Apr 26-Aug 16
Mideast Talent ID Series, SCHEDULE

Jun 6

Dec 5
5th Annual Regional Race Director Symposium

Feb 22 - Dec 13 
Aug 2: Tri Indy Du (IN)
Sept 27: POWERMAN Michigan (MI)

Mar 29 - Nov 8 
May 30: Try Kids Tri Splash and Dash (KY)
Jun 13: Grand Rapids Triathlon Splash and Dash (MI)
Jul 11: 4th Annual Haka Multisport Youth Splash and Dash (IN)
Jul 22: MMTT Splash and Dash (IL)
Aug 22: MI Titanium Splash and Dash (MI)

April 25 - Oct 18 
Jul 25: Summit Lake Optimist Sprint Triathlon & 5k (IN)


ITU World Triathlon Chicago 2015
Youth and Juniors

2015 is proving to be a breakout year for the opportunities available for Youth & Junior athletes in the Mideast Region. The region has three new high performance teams, draft-legal clinics, races and the long-standing youth development grant program.  


Highlights of each new High Performance Team and the draft-legal race hosted by MMTT are provided below. For more information on the draft-legal clinic and race at Purdue University, April 11-12, contact the Mideast Region Talent Identification Coordinator, Mike Groaning, at  mike@hakamultisport.com


High Performance Teams

Ohio Elite Junior Triathlon Team

Team 161
2014 Youth Grant Recipient

Petersen Performance Lab (PPL) Youth and Junior Triathlon Team 

Elite Multisport 

Multisport Madness Triathlon Team - Details on draft legal race May 24


Mideast Youth Development Program

The Mideast Region Youth Development Program is pleased to announce that grants are available for 2015. Youth grants are awarded to organizations/individuals who promote and support youth multisport development in the Mideast Region. 

Applications need to be submitted by March 18. Visit our website for more information.

 Club Racing Series
Oak Park Tri Team
2014 MERCRS Participant

The Mideast Region Club Racing Series (MERCRS) is an annual race series sponsored by the USA Triathlon Mideast Region and its Regional Council. MERCRS is organized and sponsored to encourage racing and friendly competition among USA Triathlon registered clubs within the Mideast Region.


USA Triathlon registered clubs score points in any USA Triathlon sanctioned races within the Mideast Region from April 1 through October 31. Points are tallied for each eligible race. Top scoring clubs earn various prize purse awards within club divisions. This series is a great opportunity to create team camaraderie, engage in friendly competition, and try to earn funds for your club. READ MORE 


Common Competitive Rule Violations
Prime racing season is just around the corner. Whether you are new or a
veteran to the sport, it is worth a few minutes to brush up on the rules of the race to avoid surprises or disappointing penalties. Below are the most common rules violated and the complete list of USA Triathlon Competitive Rules.