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Challenge Race Director ~ Jen Shaver

RACE DATE: Saturday August 9, 2014

LOCATION: Tipton Lakes Marina, 6000 Tipton Lakes Blvd., Columbus, IN 47201

RACE START: 8:00 a.m.



Sprint Distance - Individual - $65 Non USAT Member / $53 USAT member

Sprint Distance - Relay Team- $105 (Deduct $12 per USAT Member)

Olympic Distance - Individual - $80 Non USAT Member / $68 USAT Member




PRINT & MAIL click below

Registration Form



Sprint Distance - The race starts and finishes at Tipton Lakes Marina in Columbus, Indiana.

The swim is an out-and-back course starting at The Marina (0.5 mile).

The bike course consists of flat to rolling hills through the countryside of Bartholomew County (17.5 miles).

The run course is flat and on roads within beautiful Tipton Lakes residential area (3.1 miles).

Olympic Distance -

1500m Swim~ 25 mile Bike ~ 6.2 mile Run.

**The swim will be a time trail start rather than the wave start as in the past.

Participants will be numbered based on their swimming ability that was submitted when registering.



Friday, August 8th - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Join us for a free dinner for participants, boat rides of the water course, and a chance to get your bike tuned up by Columbus Bicycle Station.

Food is available for purchase for those not registered to race.

Saturday, August 9th - 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. - Packet pickup and race day registration. There is a mandatory meeting at 7:30 a.m. for race participants. Transition will open at 6:00 a.m.

ID required to pick up race packet!

Parking:Parking is available along the streets of Tipton Lakes Neighborhood. Please do not park on residents grass and be respectful of not blocking driveways, etc.

Family Activities: Columbus Gymnastic Center and staff will be present on race day for entertainment for kids. There will also be a bounce house. We encourage spectators and will have bleachers available at the finish line.



In 2013, FFY awarded over $140,000 in Scholarships.

For Sponsorship Opportunities contact Pica

Gold Sponsors:



Columbus Challenge Media Sponsors






Make your Columbus Challenge Experience truly Unforgettable by making it a weekend! Reward yourself, after the race by staying at beautiful Hotel Indigo in the heart of Downtown Columbus!

Call the Hotel directly at 812.375.9100 or online,and mention FFY Columbus Challenge or Group Code TRI when making your reservation

The Best Part of a Race may be getting together with other athletes, family & friends after the race to celebrate & talk about the experience!

If your cheering section at The Challenge includes children, they deserve to a great time after your race! Your biggest "smallest" Fans will find the new Commons an Unexpected treat & the indoor playground featuring the 40-foot-high "Luckey Climber", totally Unforgettable!

Just across the street, visit kidscommons, a three story childrens'museum where kids can climb a building, make giant bubbles & even zoom down a giant toilet as they explore inside a Home! And for dessert simply go next door for some delicious homemade ice cream at Zaharakos, a restored Victorian Ice cream parlor!

Click below for a link to all downtown Restaurants



Our Volunteers play a critical role in the success of our race!

Interested? Contact Karina Willats



2013 Results - Overall Results and Age Group Results

2012 Results

Sprint Overall

Sprint Age Group

Olympic Age Group

Olympic Overall

Team Results