August 10th 7:30 AM
Musgrove Aquatic Center
406 E Florence St
Olney, IL 62450

200 meter

14.6 mile

5km / 3.1 mile



Richland County Recreation Council (RCRC) is a local, not-for-profit organization which was formed in 1994. Its mission is to develop and promote year-round recreation program and recreation facilities for the citizens of Richland County.


RCRC has an impressive fundraising history, including working with the City of Olney to pursue grants, hosting music concerts and sports events, and working with local athletic leagues and school districts. Two of the most recent fundraising endeavors have been assisting the newly formed local AMBUCS chapter raise $20,000 to help create mobility & independence for children with disabilities. The RCRC also assisted the Together We Play Park Board in raising over $250,000 to help make Musgrove Park accessible to all.




What is a triathlon?

The growing sport of triathlon combines swimming, biking, and running activities of varying distances.

• Participants may complete all three segments individually (age group category)

or may be a part of a 2 or 3 person mens, womens, or coed team.

• Finish position is determined by combining times in each of the segments as well as time spent ‘transitioning’ from swim to bike and bike to run.

Who can participate?

If you were born in 2006 or 2007, you may be the swimmer or runner on a team. A parent/guardian must be present at Musgrove Park during the event.

If you were born in 2005 or earlier, you may participate as an individual (do all 3 parts) or as a member of a team.

• Age groupers (individuals) are broken into 5 year age groups for award purposes

• Zeus / Xena categories are optional! No one is going to ask what you weigh!

o Zeus = males weighing 200 lbs or more

o Xena = females weighing 150 lbs or more

• Teams may be 2 or 3 persons and may be male, female, or coed

What are the distances?

SWIM: 200 meter outdoor pool swim (swim area depth 4’3” to 4’9”)

BIKE: 14.6 mile bike on City and County roads (roads will NOT be closed)

RUN: 5km / 3.1 mile run/walk on City roads (roads will NOT be closed)

Is the event Coed?

YES – but there are 2 start groups for the ladies to choose from:

At 7:30 a.m., the COED group will start – guys and gals who don’t mind mixing it up together!

After the last person in that group exits the pool, the WOMENs group will start – gals who prefer to be neck and neck with other gals!

What if I can’t swim?

No worries – the swim lanes being used range from 4’3” to 4’9” in depth – and it is perfectly acceptable to WALK the swim segment.

What if I can't ride?

Can’t help you here – but you don’t have to have a fancy racing bike and you don’t have to be particularly fast – any 2 or 3 wheeled bike will be just fine!

What if I can't run?

Walking perfectly acceptable here too – remember it’s an event, not a race!

Is there another way I can help?

Not interested in being a participant? That’s ok! There are plenty of great opportunities for day of event volunteers – setting up the Park, staffing the ride and run route intersections and water stations, and much more!


Download volunteer form here