The second Dan Adair, MD, Memorial Triathlon will take place on Sunday, August 27, at the Gus and Flora Kerasotes YMCA in Springfield. The triathlon will include competitive and noncompetitive courses. Adults and children of any age can take part in both the competitive and non-competitive events, either individually or as part of a relay. The triathlon will begin at 7.30am for the non-competitive portion and 8.30am for the competitive portion.
The non-competitive race features a 100-yard swim, a 6.1-mile bicycle ride, and a 1.1-mile run. The competitive course features a 400-yard swim, a 12-mile bicycle ride, and a 3.1-mile (5K) run.
The event is named after Dr. Daniel Adair, an orthopedic surgeon for Springfield Clinic and founder and co-medical director of Memorial SportsCare, who died September 7, 2015. An avid athlete and triathlon competitor, Dr. Adair served as the co-department chair of the Springfield Clinic Orthopedic Group and medical director of orthopedic services at Memorial Medical Center. Memorial SportsCare and the Springfield Clinic Orthopedic Group sponsor the Dan Adair, MD, Memorial Triathlon. A brief dedication to Adair will take place at 7.15am.
The cost to participate as an individual in the noncompetitive event is $40 or $80 for a group doing the relay. The cost to participate in the competitive event is $50 for individuals and $100 for a group doing the relay.
All participants who are not USAT Triathlon members must also pay an additional USAT one-day membership fee of $15 for adults (18 and older) and $10 for youth (17 and younger). All USA Triathlon members must bring their membership cards.
Awards will be presented to the first three overall finishers as well as to the winners in the Athena weight class (women who are 165 pounds or more) and the Clydesdale weight class (men who are 220 pounds or more).
Awards for the competitive race will be provided to the first three places per age division (beginning with 14 and younger; 15 to 19 years; 20 to 24 years; 25 to 29 years and so on by five-year increments). An awards ceremony will begin at approximately 10am.
Participants can pick up their event packets at SportsCare from 4 to 7pm Friday, August 25, or on the day of the event from 6 to 7.30am. All participants must show a photo ID at packet pickup. USA Triathlon has sanctioned the event.