Union County Colorfest Biathlon, 5k Run, & Kids Mini Biathlon

Saturday, October 07, 2017 8:30 AM
1000 North Main Street
Anna, IL

Event Summary:
BIATHLON (5K RUN/17.5 MILE BIKE); KIDS MINI BIATHLON (0.4M BIKE/0.6M RUN) 5K RUN If you want to push yourself to new limits, or just enjoy the colorful, countryside scenery, as you pedal along the course, you'll love this event!
Event Details:

Union County Colorfest

Biathlon (5k Run/17.5 Mile Bike),
Kids Mini Biathlon (0.4 Mile Run/0.6 Mile Bike),

& 5k Run

October 7, 2017 in Anna, IL 

Biathlon & 5k Run at 8:30am  

Kids Mini Biathlon at 11:30am

New in 2017: 

*  KIDS MINI BIATHLON!  It’s a great multi-sport intro for youngsters wanting to get in on the action!  It starts at the conclusion of the Adult Biathlon, making it perfect for families with both Adults & Kids racing!  The kids’ course is completely confined to the Choate Campus.  Spectators can watch nearly the entire course from the transition area!  Kids race distances are approximately a 0.4 mile run & 0.6 mile bike.  Helmets are mandatory. Training wheels are welcome.  Parents are welcome to accompany their youngsters along the course.  Race is chip timed!  All finishers receive a medal at the awards ceremony!  Suggested for kids ages 4-12. 


ADULT BIATHLON:  5k Run/17.5 Mile Bike                                                                                     

Awards to Overall Male/Female Champion & top 2 in each division                                                                       

Awards to Fastest Male/Female Bike Split                                                                                                                     

Shirt  & Finisher’s Medal guaranteed to all participants registered by 9/25/17 (registrations received after 9/25/17 will receive shirt & medal while supplies last).                                                                                     

Chip Timed with Splits                                                                                                                                                                

Pre-Race Brief at 8am, at Start Line                                                                                                                                                              

Mass Start at 8:30am, in front of Goodner Hall                                                                                                                                               

Sanctioned by USA Triathlon, All USA Triathlon rules should be followed.  Helmets Mandatory.                                                                                                                                            

Divisions: (separated by gender) 19 & Under; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60+; TEAM; Para-Athlete                                                                                                                                                     

Awards Ceremony near the finish line at approximately 10:30am                                                                                                                           

Registration Fee:  $38 Individual;  $65 Teams ($10 late fee applied on Race Day.  All fees are nonrefundable & nontransferable)

5K RUN:                                                                                                                                                       

Awards to Overall Male/Female Champion & top 2 in each division                                                                  

Shirt guaranteed to all participants registered by 9/25/17 (registrations received after 9/25/17 will receive a shirt while supplies last)                                                                                                                                         

Chip Timed                                                                                                                                                                                      

Pre-Race Brief at 8am, at Start Line                                                                                                                                                             

Race Starts at 8:30am, in front of Goodner Hall                                                                                                                                                              

Divisions:  (separated by gender) 19 & Under;  20-29;  30-39;  40-49;  50+                                                       

Awards Ceremony near the finish line at approximately 9:30am                                                                

Registration Fee:  $20  ($10 late fee applied on Race Day.  All fees are nonrefundable & nontransferable)

KIDS MINI BIATHLON: 0.4 Mile Run/0.6 Mile Bike                                                                                

All participants registered by 9/25/17 receive an award at awards ceremony (registrations received after 9/25/17 receive an award while supplies last)                                                                                                          

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION FOR THE KIDS MINI BIATHLON!                                                                            

Race Starts at 11:30am, near the Transition Area.   

Participants should gather at the finish line at 11am, for a pre-race brief.                                                                                                             

Chip Timed                                                                                                                                                            

Helmets Mandatory.   Training Wheels Welcome!                                                                                                         

Awards Ceremony at Finish Line, at conclusion of the race.                                                                          

Registration Fee:  $20  (all fees are nonrefundable & nontransferable)           

Where:  Choate Mental Health Center, Anna IL (1000 North Main Street, Anna, IL 62906).  

Stay tuned to our facebook page for race updates, or to find a team partner! 


5K RUN COURSE:  5k Run course & Adult Biathlon Run is on the same course, with start & finish lines separated by 0.1 mile.   Water & Sports Drink will be available about half-way along the course.                                                                                                   

5k Run is marked with YELLOW road paint!                                                                                                                     

Run Course Map:  www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=551186                                                                  

Run Course Rules & Instructions:                                                                                                                                      

1.  It is the sole responsibility of the athlete to know and follow the proper course.                                          

2.  The Run course is open to vehicular traffic.  Participants should be aware of vehicular traffic at all times.                                                                                                                                                                                              

3.  Athletes should follow all rules set by USA Triathlon.

17.5 MILE BIKE COURSE: Be prepared for hills.                                                                                                  

Bike Course is marked with GREEN road paint!                                                                                                              

Bike Course Map: www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=551193                                                               

Bike Course Rules & Instructions:                                                                                                                                     

1.  It is the sole responsibility of the athlete to know and follow the proper course.                                          

2.  The Run course is open to vehicular traffic.  Participants should be aware of vehicular traffic at all times.                                                                                                                                                                                                 

3.  Athletes must obey all traffic laws while on the cycling course.                                                                               

4.  Helmets are mandatory.                                                                                                                                                                                             

5.  Athletes should follow all rules set by USA Triathlon.

Transition Area:  Transition Area Opens at 7:00am and closes at 8:00am.  Transition Area is “first-come, first-serve”.   SplitMaster Timing and any/all event affiliates are not responsible for lost/stolen/damaged items.

Sanctioned by USA Triathlon: All USAT Members are required to provide USAT Membership Card at Packet Pick-Up.  Non-Members will NOT be charged a USAT fee. 

Packet Pick-up & Race Day Registration (Adult Biathlon, Biathlon Teams, & 5k):

Biathlon participants must show photo ID (exception for minor participants, with parental consent). 

Race Day:  7am to 8am at Goodner Hall, located at Choate Mental Health Center.  1000 North Main Street, Anna, IL 62906                                                                                                                                                                            

There is NO race-day registration for the Kids Mini Biathlon.                                                                                                                                                                           

Race Packets:  If you have pre-registered, but are unable to participate, you may still retrieve your packet at packet pick-up.  T-shirts/race packets will not be mailed.

Volunteer:  Please contact Brooke at SplitMasterTiming@live.com if you can volunteer.   Volunteers are needed to help with packet pick-up, a water-station along the course, course guides, and chip retrieval at the finish line.  We depend on the support of volunteers to make this event happen!  Any time that you can volunteer is greatly appreciated!

Race for FREE!!  Do you have an awesome support team that can fill a volunteer position while you race?  If so, let me know & claim your complimentary race entry!!  (contact Brooke at SplitMasterTiming@live.com)

Rest Rooms:  Restrooms are located at Goodner Hall.

Results:  Results of all races will be posted and announced at the race site.  Results will also be posted at www.SplitmasterTiming.com . 

Contact Information: 573-475-0499 or e-mail us at SplitMasterTiming@live.com.

Event Parking:  Event parking is available near the race finish line and transition area.

Spectators:  We welcome your friends & family to join the fun & support the athletes!  Bring on the cowbells, clappers, whistles, posters… we love it all!  A good place for spectators to congregate is between the finish line and transition area.  From this location, they can watch the runners pass near the first half of the 5k leg, the transition and start of the bike course, and your finish.  There will also be music and frequent announcements and race commentary in this area.  Nearly the entire Kids Mini Biathlon can be viewed from the transition area. 

Sponsors:  This event is made possible by our sponsors!  We strongly encourage our race participants & supporters to patronize the generous businesses who generously give to this event!  We will list our 2017 race sponsors as soon as their sponsorship is confirmed! 

Festivities:  The Union County Colorfest Biathlon is held in conjunction with Union County’s Colorfest!  We invite you to join the festivities!  Find more information on Colorfest and other local attractions at www.southernmostillinois.com

Fastest Bike Splits:                                                                                 

(bike course is 17.5 miles & split times have only been recorded since 2011)

2016:  Brian Davis  48:01                           Tiffiney Smith  56:55

2015:   Brian Davis 48:06                      Trish Work 57:54

2014:   Charles Rubright  51:03           Tiffiney Smith 56:58

2013:   Jordan Graff  47:03                    Trish Work  53:41

2012:   Brian Davis  50:05                      Regina Kaplan-Rakowski 54:34

2011:    Rob Landes 46:40                      Donna Hickey  57:43

Previous Overall Champions: 

2016:  Brian Davis  1:07:39                        Tiffiney Smith  1:21:32

2015:  Brian Davis  1:08:29.6           Rebekah Cherry  1:21:03.8

2014:  Brian Davis  1:10:42.5         Rebekah Cherry  1:20:03.9

2013:  Jordan Graff 1:06:08.2         Tiffany Smith  1:20:01.8

2012:  Dennis Kempf  1:12:33.3        Regina Kaplan-Rakowski 1:16:36.3

2011:  Rob Landes  1:07:23.1          Regina Kaplan-Rokowski 1:21:06.5

2010:  John Casey  1:09:47          Amy Ferguson  1:18:54

2009:  Jonathan Shearon  1:03:08          Donna Hickey  1:23:12

2008:  Jonathan Shearon            Sandra Semrow

2007:  Andrew Otto  1:06:59          Donna Hickey 1:22:05

2006:  Andrew Otto 1:10:08          Cay Gerlock  1:28:21

2005:  Delbert Marriott  1:02:42          Janet Foster  1:28:46

2004:  Barry Knight  1:04:07          Kimberly Butler  1:27:05

2003:  Kyle Chasteen 1:08:23          Sue Burton  1:22:54

2002:  Tony Adair  1:05.43          Sue Burton 1:13.35

2001:  Henry Deiters  1:09:57          Jane Mitchell  1:25:38

2000:  Tony Adair  1:04:50          Karen Wadsworth  1:26:22


1998:  Barry Knight  1:02:08          Julie Parisien  1:18:28

1997:  Paul Whitely  1:08:06          Trina Graham  1:22:02

1996:  Kevin Riseborough  1:16:37         Stacy Mulkey  1:38:16

Event Tags:
18 mi, 5 K, Duathlon, Hills, Multisport Event, Other Event, Road, Running Event

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