This year we are going digital. We are not paper applications nor are we accepting cash. Everyone must sign up online. Online Registration closes when the race starts. Please have the following items easily accesible to maintain the efficiency and speed of Packet Pickup:
Email Confirmation Bar Code Per Registrant (Printed or Digital) to scan, if not available we can manually look you up
USAT Membership ID (if applicable)
Proof of ID
WHAT IS IT?
Survival of the Mills
(For 2021 we had to make a few distance changes to the course, bike course is 8 miles and 2nd run is now 1.75 miles)
Multisport athletes will be challenged to a "one of a kind" event hosted by Wells Mills County Park. The Triathlonis a continuous Run, Bike, Run, Swim, Run, Bike, Run(7 stages, 6 transitions) covering a total of 25+ miles. The Duathlonis a continuous Run, Bike, Run, Bike, Run(5 stages, 4 transitions) covering a total of 24.5+ miles.
WHERE AND WHEN
The race will take place on Sunday, September 26, 2021 The 5k Trail Run will start at 8:50 a.m. The Multisport Events will start at 9:00 a.m. sharp.
This event is part of the DQ Events Grand Prix and DQ Events Club Challenge. You are scored for an overall placement, an age group placement, and for finishing the event. At the end of the series there will be prizes for free entries into 2022 and more! To be scored in the Grand Prix all you have to do is place in the Overall, Age Group, or finish the race! To be scored in the Club Challenge you need to select your club during registration and then place in Overall, Age Group, or finish the race! Please click the links above to learn more.
T-Shirts to first 200 entries Custom Finishers Medal to first 200 finishers
4:30 - 6:30 pm - Optional Packet Pickup and Registration at Race Site
7:30 - 8:30 am - Check-in, Packet Pickup and Race-Day Registration 8:30 am - Pre-race briefing at Transition Area. 8:50 am - 5k Run starts 9:00 am - Multisport Races start (waves based on # of entrants)
DISTANCES (Changes to course in red)
The Multisport races start with a 1.25 mile run on MainTrail and the east section of Penn Hills trail. First half mile is open then you enter some single trail winding trails past briar patches and swamps and back into transition. You then head out on a 8.0 mile road bike course. The bike course is one road (Wells Mill Rd) with just two u-turns but not very flat with lots of rolling hills. Once back into transition, put on the running gear and head out on a 1.75 mile trail run to the lake at Citta Boyscout Reservation. The first mile is main trail then you drop off into a challenging and technical creek path and then loop part way around the lake before entering the water for a .4 mile swim. Pending water temperature you may have a support bag placed at lake (ie. wetsuits). If water is not cold you will need to carry swim gear to lake with you (ie. Goggles) There will be aid stations on run course. After swim, you run 1.75 miles back to transition through more trails and some foot bridges. You mount your bike for one more 8.0 mile ride on same course. When you return to transition you again gear up for one final 3.1 mile trail run taking to you the finish. The Duathlon is the same course minus the swim. After you run to the lake you return to transition. The 5k Trail Run is the same course as the final stage from the Triathlon/Duathlon.