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The Forge Triathlon

1001 Main St Joliet , IL

Dates: Jul. 17, 2021
Times: 7:00AM-1:00PM
Location: The Forge: Lemont Quarries, 1001 Main St, Joliet , IL

The Forge Off-Road Sprint Triathlon is a unique event that offers an exhilarating, adventurous experience for triathletes of all abilities, including beginners to professionals. The course runs through the Park and the adjoining trails of the Heritage Quarries Recreation Area and I&M Trails, located adjacent to historic downtown Lemont. Athletes and spectators will enjoy views of the Park's exhilarating attractions and natural ecosystem, which includes the historic I&M Canal and multiple quarry lakes. The sprint distance race will be an ~550-yard swim, 11 ½ mile bike, and a 5K trail run. Triathletes can prepare for a challenge that includes: -Open water swimming in the natural spring-fed Forge Quarry with a time trial start from the dock -Two lap bike course on crushed limestone trails and some gravel roads -Mixed terrain out and back run, including crushed limestone and a section of single-track trails -Transition located at The Mount -Post-race fun with music, food and drinks from The Foundry -Unique t-shirts and awards Covid-19 protocols will be in place per public health guidelines at the date of the race.

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