Illinois Triathlon Club


Tri The Illini 2016 | Register Now!

September 25th at 8am

2016 Prices:

Individual - $50

Collegiate - $40

Relay Team - $75

$10 price increase on 9/18/2016 at 11:59 PM

Signup before 8/22/2016 to be guaranteed a race t-shirt!

Race Information:

The race will begin with a 300 meter swim in the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) followed by a 14.5 mile bike and 5k (3.1 mile) run through Champaign-Urbana. Further details about the course (including maps) are available below. The ARC is located at 201 East Peabody Dr. Champaign, IL 61820.

Packet Pick Up:

Packet pick up will be at Body N' Sole from 3pm-7pm on September 24th. Body N' Sole is located at 1317 N Dunlap St Savoy, IL 61874. There will also be race-day packet pick-up from 6-7:15 am in ARC gym 3. A Photo ID will be required as well as a USAT card for all USAT members. A temporary USAT card can be acquired at  Packets will include bib numbers from RoadID and Greenlayer T-shirts.  To be guaranteed a shirt, complete your registration by 8/22/2016.  Unfortunately, T-shirt sizes can not be switched out on race morning.  

Race Morning Check In:

Morning check in will be located in ARC Gym 3.  If racers do not pick up their packet the day before, they are required to pick up their packet during check-in.  Check-in and packet pick up will be open between 6:00 and 7:15.


All standard USAT rules must be followed. Three rules are particularly important to remember:

Tri-the-Illini is a USAT sanctioned sprint triathlon held by the Illinois Triathlon Team.  With entry, participants must use their USAT number to register, or buy a $12 one day membership.  To become a USAT member please make an account and register at  Collegiate racers are also required to know their MECTC number.  


The award ceremony will be held shortly after the race, while racers enjoy post race food.  Awards will be given to the top 3 relays, the top 3 male and female collegiate racers, the top 3 in every age group, and the top 3 overall male and female participants.  

Participants will be split into the following age groups: 0-19, 20-24. 25-29, 30-34. 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and up.

Parking Information:

Information for University parking can be at the link below.  There will not be parking on Peabody drive or at the ARC parking lot.

Parking Details


Transition located on the west side of the ARC. Transition setup will be open between 6:15 and 7:30 on the morning of the race. There will be a pre-race meeting at 7:45 AM.  Restrooms for participants will be available on the concourse level of the ARC.  

Bike Course Directions:

  • Exit transition onto 1st Street, southbound 
  • Left on Curtis Road, eastbound
  • Right onto Race Street, southbound
  • Left on Old Church Road, eastbound
  • Turn Around before Highway 130, westbound on Old Church Road
  • Right onto Race Street, northbound
  • Left onto Curtis Road, eastbound
  • Right onto 1st Street, southbound
  • Right turn off of 1st Street to re-enter transition

Run Course:

  • Run out of transition going east on Peabody
  • North on 4th
  • East on Gregory
  • South on 6th
  • racers enter the University of Illinois quad run through the heart of campus (look on maps to see run course)
  • Racers then get back onto Pennsylvania going west
  • North on 4th again to a quick finish on Peabody drive into the finish shoot in front of the ARC.

General Map:

Bike Course:

Run Course:



Tri-The-Illini couldn't happen without all the help we get from volunteers!  Volunteers will be given breakfast and a volunteer T-shirt on race morning.  To sign up, submit an online form here.  Volunteers will be required to check in at 7:00 A.M. race morning, in multipurpose room 7 at the ARC.  This is where volunteers will receive their T-shirt and breakfast.

Interactive map of the ARC:

Past Results:

Results (2015)

Results (2014)

Results (2012)

Results (2011)

Links of Interest:

Participants List

Feedback from the race