Kendallville Triathlon/DUATHLON





Where: Kendallville Sports Complex • 524 S Allen Chapel Rd, Kendallville, IN 46755

Registration Link: 






The Kendallville Sprint Triathlon is the July sprint triathlon you don’t want to miss! This race supports the local summer day camp, which is a partnership between the YMCA and the Parks Department. The proceeds go towards scholarships for the youth of our community to help them attend summer camp! Last year we had over 200 kids in our summer camp and we hope to continue to grow the program with the support of this race!

Located about 25 minutes north of Fort Wayne, and designed by experienced triathletes, this course is both beginner friendly and a competitive experience for more advanced triathletes.

You will appreciate the closed bike course, shady park setting, friendly local volunteers, race organization, excellent safety provisions, and participant medals.

This USAT-sanctioned race is co-hosted by the Cole Center Family YMCA and the Kendallville Parks Department.

The 500-meter lake swim is followed by a 12.75-mile bike race and closing with a 5-K cross-country style run. The run includes some trails and some sidewalks throughout and around the scenic Bixler Lake Park. Two and three person teams are welcome; the race also includes a youth division for teens age 15 – 17.

The duathlon race will start near the beach at 7:30 a.m. following the same run and bike courses as the Triathlon.

Transition area opens at 5:30 am.

The park setting includes children’s play equipment to entertain younger spectators.

For questions please contact Ryan Ferguson, Health and Wellness Director:









2019 Results Link:


Race Waves

Wave 1 Men 18-34 light blue

Wave 2 Men 35-49 Yellow

Wave 3 Men 50 + Red

Wave 4 Women 18-39 White

Wave 5 Women 40+ Green

Wave 6 Teams and Youth Orange

Race Highlights:

Closed bike route

Run route will be an out and back through Bixler Lake Trails

Participation Awards will be handed out to every finisher!!

USAT Sanctioned 






Triathlon Sprint Distances:

Swim: 500 meters; Bike: 12.75 miles; Run: 5 K (3.1 miles)  


Duathlon Sprint Distances:

Run: 5 K (3.1 miles); Bike: 12.75 miles; Run: 5 K (3.1 miles)



Newton timing includes two splits and the finish line.


There will be no refunds for this race. 


Race Maps: Route.pdf Route-1.pdf Triathlon Run Course.pdf



A Message from the Head Referee to all age-group competitors…

Most triathletes come to races with only a rudimentary understanding of the rules of the sport. Indeed, few have ever read through the Competitive Rules in its entirety. In order to minimize misunderstandings on race day, I hope you will take the time to read the following summary of Position Violations, which you probably know as the drafting rules.

  • Ride on the right side of your lane.
  • Keep three bike lengths between you and the cyclist in front of you.
  • Pass on the left of the cyclist in front, never on the right.
  • Complete your pass within 15 seconds.
  • If passed, you must drop completely out of the zone, to the rear, before attempting to re-pass.

Remember you are racing in a USA Triathlon sanctioned event. We want to ensure fairness in the competition. There will be NO WARNINGS if you commit a foul during competition. Triathlon is an individual event and you must take personal responsibility to understand the rules and avoid penalties. At the end of the race all citations by the officials are reviewed by the Head Referee who then decides if a penalty should be assessed. The Head Referee’s ruling is final in the case of Position Violations and there are no protests or appeals of Position penalties. Officials commonly cite the following violations:

  • Illegal Position or Blocking – riding on the left side of the lane without passing.
  • Illegal Pass – passing on the right.
  • Overtaken – failing to drop back three bike lengths after being passed and before re-passing.
  • Drafting – following a leading cyclist closer than three bike lengths and failing to pass within 15 seconds.

Though Position Violations carry a time penalty for each occurrence, if you are cited for three violations, you will be disqualified.

Be sure that you have a CPSC approved helmet

Many foreign made helmets do not meet the safety standards of CPSC and are not allowed in USAT sanctioned events. Always have your chinstrap securely fastened! The helmet and chinstrap rule apply before, during, and after the event. 

Remember to treat other athletes, volunteers, and officials with courtesy and consideration. Failure to do so is called Unsportsmanlike Conduct and you will be disqualified.

USAT Wet Suit Policy

If you are planning to wear a wet suit, please note the following:

4.4 Wet suits. Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wet suit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wet suit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Age group participants shall not wear wet suits in water temperatures equal to or greater than 84 degrees Fahrenheit. The wetsuit policy for elite athletes shall be determined by the USAT Athletes Advisory Council.

Kendallville Sprint Triathlon will post the water temperature at 6:30 a.m. race day.



Handle Bar Plugs

USAT rules require handle bars to be plugged securely as a safety measure. If you have questions, please contact bike support at Summit Bicycles and Fitness.





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