Border Wars Half Distance Triathlon

Event Date

Sun, Oct 5, 2014


Alton, IL

About This Activity

Join us the weekend of October 4th & 5th 2014 for St. Louis only Half Distance Triathlon taking place in beautiful Alton, Illinois. This point to point race will be the areas premier destination race boasting a beautiful 1.2 mile swim off the Mississippi River, a 56 mile bike course following Great River Road north of Perre Marquette, and finishes with a 13.1 mile run going south along the rivers elevated bike path. Both T2 and the Epic finish line are located at the Alton Riverfront Amphitheater. This race highlights all aspects of the great “Riverbend” area,  while staying flat and extremely fast. With over 33 miles of the bike course and the entire run route being closed to traffic this race screams safety and speed. Are you looking for a debut half distance triathlon that caters to newbies trying to accomplish their first 70.3 miles of racing? Are you a veteran looking to hammer out your fastest half triathlon ever? If that sounds like you, then this is the race for you.  Hundreds of athletes have spent years using these locations as “destination” training grounds, and now its time to race them! No excuses folks the area is splendid beyond words, the course is fast as you could ask for, and the event management is taking this race to a whole new level! We love our athletes and we love watching you compete. This will be RMP’s staple event for many years to come, so we along with our phenomenal sponsors will be catering to like no event ever has! If you like going fast and being treated like a rockstar-you might as well hit that registration button now to assure you have a place on the starting line. This race is the real deal, and we expect it to sell out. Be a part of history and join us in the debut Border Wars Half Triathlon.


Event details and schedule

  • Date:
  • Saturday October 4, 2014:
    10:00 AM-Packet Pick Up 
    10:00 AM-Race Expo
    10:30 AM-4:00 PM T1 Set Up
    11:30 AM-Athlete Instructional Meeting
    1:30 AM-Athlete Instructional Meeting
    4:00 PM-Athlete Instructional Meeting
    4:00 PM-Packet Pick Up/Expo Closes
    Sunday, October 5, 2014:
    5:30 AM-T2 Set Up
    6:30 AM-Start Line Shuttle Services Begin (Athletes Only)
    7:30 AM-Begin Grouping Start Waves
    7:45 AM-Pre-Race Final Instructions
    8:00 AM-Start
    2:00 PM-Bike Course Closes
    4:30 PM-Course Closes
    5:00 PM- Awards Ceremony @Riverfront Amphitheater

Refund Policy:

*There are no race transfers. There are no refunds. We will do all within our power to make the event happen as planned; however, we do reserve the right to delay, cancel, or make changes to the event as planned due to inclement weather, permitting agencies, law enforcement, and other uncontrollable situations. Safety is our number one priority. If you are not able to make the race please contact us at

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