2018 Rock the Quarry Triathlon and Mile Swim Event at Fidler Pond
Attention, triathletes and swimmers: You definitely want to put this one on your calendar! A premier event in Goshen that draws athletes from our community and beyond. Our inaugural event in 2015 attracted 227 participants who represented 64 cities and 8 states! This is a special destination triathlon event!
This competitive but shorter sprint-distance race is great for both veteran and novice athletes.
500 Yard Swim
If you are comfortable swimming in open water, you will absolutely love this rare opportunity to swim in a quarry nestled in a picturesque setting. The course is a triangular counter-clockwise course beginning and ending at the same point.
This is a flat, out-and-back course with both right and left turns. The first section extends through an industrial park and then into the country to Millersburg and back.
This course is two laps (3.1 miles) on the flat aggregate track that encircles Fidler Pond. While on the course runners are able to see the rest of the field, and there are plenty of great spots for spectators to cheer.
Mile Swim Event
If you like to swim in open water, you will love this opportunity to swim in a pristine quarry. The deep, clean, clear water makes for quite the swim experience. The Mile Swim Event will be set up in a rectangular, counter-clockwise course. Swimmers will be chip-timed, and timing will end upon crossing a timing mat placed on land at water’s edge of the swim exit.
Registration and Pricing Information
This is a USAT-sanctioned triathlon. Upon registration each participant must either provide a current USAT membership or purchase a one-day license. Mile swimmers are not required to have or obtain a USAT license. Must be 13 years of age to participate.
Now – April 30: Individual $40; 2-Person team $75; 3-Person team $85; Mile Swim $25.
May 1 – June 15: Individual $45; 2-Person team $80; 3-Person team $90; Mile Swim $30.
June 16 – August 15: Individual $50; 2-Person team $85; 3-Person team $95; Mile Swim $35.
Onsite Pricing during “Packet Pickup” on Friday, August 17, 4 pm-7 pm: Individual $60; 2- Person team $95; 3-Person team $105; Mile Swim $40.
Onsite Pricing “Race Day” on Saturday, August 18, 6 am-7:30 am (swimmers may register up to 8 am): Individual $70; 2-Person team $105; 3-Person team $115. Mile Swim $45.
In addition to finisher towels, awards will be presented as follows:
Triathlon Individual: Top 3 male overall, top 3 female overall, top 3 male in each age group and top 3 female in each age group.
Triathlon Team Relay: Top 3 teams accumulative age under 100 (for each participant), top 3 teams accumulative age over 100 (for each participant).
Mile Swim: Top 3 male overall, top 3 female overall, top 3 male in each age group, top 3 female in each age group.
Friday, August 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, August 19 from 6 to 7:30 a.m. at the race site, Chiddister Pavilion in Fidler Pond Park. Since this venue is so unique, we strongly encourage
participants to come to packet pickup on Friday to see the lay of land and to get your bearings. It will help you greatly to see the layout a day before race day!