October 1 2023, 6:00am

Border Wars Triathlon at Lake Lou Yaeger

Border Wars Triathlon at Lake Lou Yaeger

Lake Lou Yaeger Beach House

4932 Beach House Trail
Litchfield, Illinois 62056

  • Time: 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Border Wars Half Distance Triathlon is set for October 1, 2023, in beautiful Litchfield on Lake Lou Yaeger! Participants can choose to race the triathlon doing the 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run, or they can choose to race the aqua bike which consists of a 1.2 mile swim followed by a 56 mile bike. Participants should expect wetsuit legal water racing a two-loop swim course along the beautiful Lake Lou Yaeger beach. The bike course is flat and fast, racing down country roads. The run is a two-loop course running on rural county streets and alongside some of Litchfield's residential areas. Litchfield is a perfect spot to tailgate and enjoy the day for family, friends, and competitors once done pouring it all out on the course.

*Register HERE!

Saturday 9/30/23 Schedule:
5:00PM - 7:00pm Early Packet Pick Up (At the beach house)

Race Day-Sunday 10/1/2023 Schedule:
6:00-7:40 AM Race Day Packet Pick Up
6:00-7:40 AM Transition Open
6:00-7:40 AM Body Marking Outside Transition Area
7:45 AM Transition Closes to ALL Participants
7:45 AM Swim Check in
7:50 AM Final Event Instructions
8:00 AM Swim Starts
9:15 AM Swim Course Closes (1hr 15 minutes after last swimmer starts)
1:30 PM Bike Course Closes (5hrs 30 Min)
3 PM Half Awards Ceremony (estimated)
4:30 PM Run Course Closes (8 hr 30 Min)

Border Wars Merch with Registration:

Top Notch Half Distance Triathlon Racing Experience
Stylish & Comfy Border Wars Tri Shirt
Epic BWT Finisher Medal
3 Bottle SWAP/Exchange Stations on Bike Course
10 Fully Stocked Run Course Aid Stations
Swim Cap (colors vary based on event/gender/etc)
Commemorative Border Wars Tri Race Bib Set (torso, bike, helmet)
Mylaps Chip Timed Event with 5 Splits, Pacing, and Overall Time
Live Results & Participant Tracking
Bring Your Tailgate Items and Celebrate Your Day at Beautiful Lake Lou Yaeger


Lake Lou Yaeger offers a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. Try the extraordinary boating and fishing on the 1,400 acre lake. The Recreation Areas around the lake offer hiking, biking, equestrian trails…
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