The Purdue Boilerman Triathlon is one of the last races in the region. Its date allows for racers to train all summer and have their fastest race while still being early enough to take advantage of fantastic weather. Boilerman is a traditional Olympic Distance triathlon: a 1500 Meter open water swim in Rainy Brook Bay, a 40 Kilometer Bike around the Lafayette Area, and a 10 Kilometer Run.
Packet pickup will occur at Hodson’s Bay located at: 360 Brown St, West Lafayette, IN 47906. Packet pickup will be from 5-6 pm on both Friday and Saturday the 22nd and 23rd. If you are able to pick up your packet early, please do so to reduce the congestion on Sunday. If you are unable to pick up your packet early, you can pick it up on Sunday from 7:00-8:30 am at the race site (1000 W 500 S, Lafayette, IN 47909). Absolutely no one will be allowed to race without picking up their packet, and no packets will be distributed after 8:30am. Body marking and timing chip distribution will be the morning of the race. If you are a registered USAT member, please remember to bring your membership card or your mobile proof. If you do not have it you will have to pay for a one day membership ($15). You must pick up your own packet per USAT requirements. If you do not have any form of ID, you cannot pick up your packet.
Swim - The swim is an open water swim held in Rainy Brook Bay. Historically the swim has been wetsuit legal, but this cannot be confirmed until the day before the race. A swim cap will be provided.
Bike: The bike course consists of an out and back course through the surrounding area of Lafayette.
Run: The run course will be a single loop beginning with 4 miles on-road through surrounding neighborhoods and ending with 2 miles off-road that circle around lake.
If you have not done so already, please familiarize yourself with the course maps. Each racer is responsible for knowing the course. We will have police and volunteers stationed on the course, but you should know the general layout. Both the bike and the run courses will be marked with cones at major turn points. Spray paint will also be used for the bike course, while neon duct tape will be used for the run course. Police officers will be directing traffic at major intersections along the bike course, and volunteers will be stationed to point you in the right direction. However, please be aware of your surroundings at all times, in that no roads will be completely closed for this race.
Maps can be found online at: http://boilerman.itsyourrace.com/EventCourses.aspx?id=5998
There will NOT be parking available at the race site (1242 W 500 S, Lafayette, IN 47909). The area available to us around the lake is too small to accommodate everyone for parking. Thus, we've reserved the parking lot at McCutcheon High School for all participants, fans, and volunteers. The school address is 4951 Old US Highway 231 South, Lafayette, Indiana 47909. This is approximately a mile and a half away from the transition. We will have two large passenger vans to take participants and small gear to and from the Race Course and parking lot. These vans will NOT have room to store bikes. Racers are to drop off bikes at Transition using temporary parking space at the race site/roadside or ride their bikes to the course.
Recap: Temporary parking/roadside parking allowed to drop off bike, passenger vans available to shuttle drivers/fans/volunteers to and from McCutcheon.
Online registration will close at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 22nd. There will be a $5 price increase for registration on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Only cash or check will be accepted on these days.
Here is a link to USAT’s most commonly violated rules:
EMS will be available at the race site during the entirety of the race. There will also be police stationed at all major intersections.
Highs in the high-80s and lows in the mid-60s. Please be aware that this will be a warm race, so make sure to hydrate beforehand and throughout the race! Water will be accessible near transition, and on the run course (shortly after 1 mile, around 3 miles, and around 5 miles). All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. In the event of inclement weather, the race will be delayed as long as possible to ensure success of the event. The race will be cancelled as a last resort. If the race has already commenced at the time of inclement weather or any other hazard, racers will be pulled from the course.
Schedule of Events:
Race Day Times: (Eastern Time)
7:00 am - Transition and Packet Pickup Open
8:30 am - Packet pickup closes
8:45 am - Transition Closes
8:45 am - Pre-race Meeting (taking place by the swim start)
9:00 am - Race starts, first wave
Collegiate and Relay 9:00 +0
Men/Women 0-39 9:03 +3 MIN
Men/Women 40-99 9:06 +6 MIN
2:00 pm - Race support closes