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Lake Zurich Area Triathlon
The area’s premier USAT sanctioned Olympic distance triathlon returns to LakeZurich with the Lake Zurich Area Triathlon. In addition to the one loop swim, the event will feature an updated bike and run course that will primarily be flat and fast.
The swim will be a 1.5k single loop and counter-clockwise swim in Lake Zurich. The swim will begin and end at the beach of Paulus Park. Following the swim, participants will have a decent run from the water to the transition area at the park.
The 40k bike is a rolling course that will travel through Lake Zurich and surrounding communities. The course primarily will travel North on newly paved Rt. 12, East on Ivanhoe road which runs between the Lakewood Forest Preserve and South on Fairfield road taking participants back into Lake Zurich before beginning a second loop of the course. At the end of the second leg of the bike, participants will travel South on Lions Dr. into downtown Lake Zurich where they will go around the lake and eventually head back towards Paulus Park.
The scenic 10k run will be a two loop course around the lake. At the midway point of the run, participants will pass through the park and the heart of all race activity, before starting out on their second loop. Plenty of water and Gatorade along the run. Great course for spectators.
|Where||Henry J. Paulus Park 200 S Rand Rd, Lake Zurich, IL 60047|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||7:00 am–11:30 am|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
|Price||Individual $79 Team Relay $140 (Until June 24, 2012)|
More About Henry J. Paulus Park
Henry J. Paulus Park is the centerpiece of the Lake Zurich Park and Recreation Department and perhaps of the community. Michael J. Perkins is its director. In addition to many enticing attractions, it hosts an array of events each year, such as the Fourth of July fireworks. Take a stroll along its paths and you may happen upon some geese. There are several places along the paths to stop and take in glimpses of Lake Zurich. The beach has a children's water park adjacent to it as well as wooden playground equipment. Don't forget to visit the concession stand for some refreshments.
Elsewhere in the park, there is a covered pavilion with seating, perfect for evening concerts. Play horseshoes or volleyball, if you like, or just picnic under one of the pavilions or benches. If that's not enough, there's a skateboarding area and a sled hill. The parking lot holds up to 150 vehicles.