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July 13, 2025

Tri Louisville presented by Publix

Louisville, KY
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Sprint | Olympic | Duathlon
Swim
River
Bike
Flat
Run
Flat
Avg. Temp
76°F
Avg. Water
82°F
Tri Louisville

Kentucky's Premier Race

Welcome to the 10th Annual Tri Louisville, the premier Kentucky short course triathlon, where athletes gather to push their boundaries and celebrate their love for the sport. Join this race that's not only about athletic excellence but also personal achievement.

🏊‍♂️ Iconic River Swim: Jump into the Ohio River for a swim that's as invigorating as it is iconic. With Louisville's skyline as your backdrop, it's a picturesque start to a day of exhilarating competition.

🚴 Cycle the City: Wind through the heart of the city on a bike course that showcases Louisville's urban energy and southern charm as you approach the transition.

🌆 Vibrant Run: Run through the city's lively atmosphere, with the support of spectators and fellow racers propelling you toward the finish line at Waterfront Park.

꠪ Race Variety: Whether you're a seasoned pro or a weekend warrior, Tri Louisville offers various race formats, including triathlon, duathlon, bike-run, swim-bike, and relays. Choose your challenge.

Tri Louisville isn't just another triathlon; it's a day to expand your limits, revel in the triathlon community's spirit, and relish the accomplishment of crossing the finish line.
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Event Location
1301 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202
The race staging is at the Brown-Forman Amphitheater between the tan and turquoise lots with transition in the turquoise lot.

Course Maps

Swim Course

Sprint: 850m
Olympic: 1.5k
Swim Course Map
Swim Course Info
Both the sprint and olympic swims are point-to-point in the Ohio River with the sprint course enjoying an inner passage downstream fast lane, a great set up for a swim PR.  

The swim will be conducted in a time-trial fashion. Race numbers are assigned by estimated swim time.

Register the Wednesday night before the race to be seeded by swim time. Late registrants will receive upper numbers and start at the rear.
Determining Swim Time
Pace Chart
Use the US Masters Swimming pace chart as a guide as needed.
Wetsuit Rules
USAT Article 4:4
Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wet suit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit.

When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wet suit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards.

Bike Course

Sprint: 11 mile
Olympic: 22 mile
Bike Course Map
Bike Course Info
Map My Ride
The race transition area is organized based on your assigned race number. Each bike rack ROW is also marked with a sign to help you find your row as you complete your swim-to-bike and bike-to-run transitions.

For both distances, there will be a BIKE MOUNT / DISMOUNT LINE. You will walk your bike from your space on the transition bike rack to the BIKE MOUNT line to begin the bike segment.

At the finish of your bike segment, you will DISMOUNT at the same line and walk your bike back to your space on the transition bike rack.

Enjoy a fully closed bike course through the heart of downtown Louisville along Waterfront Park.

Sprint & Duathlon participants complete two loops; Olympic participants complete four loops.

Run Course

Duathlon 1st Run: 2.5k
Duathlon 2nd Run & Sprint: 3mi
Olympic: 6 mile
Run Course Map
Run Course Info
Sprint Map My Run
Olympic Map My Run

A gorgeous run through Waterfront Park!

The duathlon first run starts at the race finish arch and completes an out-and-back on the Riverwalk along Riverside Drive and back to bike transition.

The 2nd duathlon run and spring are one loop on Riverwalk paths with Olympic participants completing two loops.

Ways You Can Race

TRIATHLON
TRIATHLON

Swim, Bike, and Run. Test yourself against the full course.

SWIM-BIKE
SWIM-BIKE

Running too tough on the knees or just not what you're into? No worries, compete in just the Swim and Bike.

BIKE-RUN
BIKE-RUN

Water not your thing? Skip the swim and compete in only the Bike and Run.

RELAY
RELAY

Tri Together! Race with your friends or family in either 2 or 3 person relay teams.

DUATHLON
DUATHLON

Skip the swim and start with a run before heading out on your bike then back to a run.

Event Schedule

SATURDAY
8:00 am: Norton Sports Health COOL Kids Triathlon
* This event features it's own packet pick-up, schedule, and registration. Click Here to learn more about this event.

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm:
Registration & packet pick-up at Pig Beach BBQ

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm:
Bike Check-In: Encouraged but not Mandatory

4:00 pm:
Race Overview followed by Q&A
SUNDAY
5:30 am - 6:45 am: Registration & Packet Pick Up at Brown-Forman Amphitheater

7:00 am: Transition Closes. Bikes must be in the transition area

7:15 am:
Duathlon Start

7:15 am:
Olympic Swim Start

8:00 am: Sprint Swim Start

9:45 am:
Estimated time for Sprint Distance Awards

10:45 am: Estimated time for Olympic Distance Awards

12:30 pm: All participants must be finished to guarantee police and volunteer support*

Bikes may be removed from the transition area after the last biker has returned, or at the discretion of the transition area staff.

*Upon finishing the bike, please ensure you can finish the run by 12:30pm.

Additional Resources

ResultsPhotos
Overall Awards

Top 3 Overall: Male, Female & Non-binary

Top 3 Clydesdale & Athena: Age 39 & Under

Top 3 Clydesdale Age: 40-59 & 60+

Top 3 Athena Age: 40-54 & 55+

Top 3 Bike-Run: Male & Female

Top 3 Aquabike: Male & Female

Top 3 2-Person Relay Teams

Top 3 3-Person Relay Teams

1st Overall Masters (40-49): Male & Female

1st Overall Grand Masters (50+):
Male & Female

1st Overall Paratriathlete
(Based on classification)

Duathlon:
Top 3 Overall In Balanced Age Group Divisions: Male, Female & Non-binary (based on number of participants in different age groups as of race week)

Age Group Awards

Sprint Distance Triathlon:
13-15, 16-19, 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+

Olympic Distance Triathlon:
Same as above starting at 15-19

Club | Team Competition: Clubs, teams, collegiate programs & coaching groups

Individual (Age Group): Open for all age group men and women

Aquabike: Swim and Bike Only

Bike-Run:
Bike and Run Only

Paratriathlete: Physically Challenged Division*

Clydesdale: 220+ pound men

Athena: 165+ pound ladies

2 & 3 Person Relay Teams

*PARATRIATHLETE: Please contact us if you register as a paratriathlete. We want to ensure the racer has a complete understanding of the course, as well as, ensure the race staff has a complete understanding of any special circumstances for the racer.

Visit our friends at Louisville Tourism & Events to grab all the information you need to get to know the fantastic city of Louisville. Waterfront Park is easily accessible from I-65, 71, 64, and 264, convenient from cities across KY, TN, OH, and MO.

Where to Stay

Located 1.6 miles from the Race venue and just steps away from 4th Street Live and Whiskey Row, the Omni Louisville Hotel offers personalized service and luxurious amenities that will make your stay in downtown Louisville pleasant and unforgettable.

USAT Competitive Rules will be properly enforced. The Competitive Rules are intended to provide for the orderly and consistent administration of events sanctioned by USA Triathlon and are not designed to establish standards of care for the safety of participants or other persons.

Every participant, official, volunteer, and spectator should consider all safety issues and make related decisions prudently without reliance upon the Competitive Rules.

Wetsuits may be worn and considered legal by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78°F. When the water temperature is greater than 78°F, but less than 84°F, age group participants may wear a wetsuit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards.

Age group participants shall not wear wet suits in water temperatures equal to or greater than 84°F.

We use timing chips on disposable self-adhesive ankle bands, body marking or temporary race number tattoos, helmet numbers, bike frame numbers, wrist bands, and bib numbers to ensure we keep track of you during the race and provide you accurate results.

Wear the ankle band on your left ankle and attach your bike frame number to your bike before checking into the bike transition area.

· Photo ID Required.

· All racers, including relay team members, must pick up their own race packet.

· All racers will receive an envelope with a helmet number, bike frame number, bib number, and wrist band to be detached from the bib number and worn at all times.

· All racers will receive an electronic timing chip on a disposable self-adhesive ankle band.

· Be sure you still have your body marking or race bib number and the provided wrist band to retrieve your equipment from the race transition area.

· This area is controlled for your safety so we can insure only racers enter the area and take only their equipment.

· Racers will be allowed to retrieve their bikes after the last biker returns from the bike course or as soon as race staff feels like they can safely escort racers to their bike rack location without interfering with another participants race.

· There is an exit gate marked in transition - please look for this gate to retrieve your belongings - this gate is not typically the bike in / out or run out area, but a neutral location that allows those that finish early to remove items while others are still racing.

Individual
Triathlon | Duathlon | Swim-Bike | Bike-Run | Clydesdale | Athena | Paratriathlete
11/27/23 (Cyber Monday): $79
11/28/23 - 12/31/23: $99
01/01/24 - 04/18/24: $109
04/19/24 - 05/30/24: $129
05/31/24 - 07/10/24: $139
07/11/24 - Race Day: $169
2 Person Relay
1 person does 2 of each of the swim, bike, run segments.
11/27/23 (Cyber Monday): $109
11/28/23 - 12/31/23: $129
01/01/24 - 04/18/24: $139
04/19/24 - 05/30/24: $159
05/31/24 - 07/10/24: $169
07/11/24 - Race Day: $199
3 Person Relay
1 person does 1 of each of the swim, bike, run segments.
11/27/23 (Cyber Monday): $139
11/28/23 - 12/31/23: $159
01/01/24 - 04/18/24: $169
04/19/24 - 05/30/24: $189
05/31/24 - 07/10/24: $199
07/11/24 - Race Day: $229

Virtual Race Option: $79 Any Category | Any Distance

All events are sanctioned by USA Triathlon. When a race director sanctions with USAT, it is required for each participant to purchase either a one-day license or annual membership in order to participate in said event. A one-day USAT licenses for athletes 18 and older are $13 for Sprint/Super Sprint and $18 for Olympic/International distances. Additionally, relay members are $6 for any distance.

Athletes age 17 and younger can purchase an annual membership for $10 or enjoy unlimited racing until their 18th birthday for $25. Learn more about USAT youth programs HERE.

Annual USAT memberships are also available to those over the age of 18 in different packages. You can learn more about all USAT membership levels and benefits HERE.

Refund and Transfer Policies
Individual
Triathlon | Duathlon | Swim-Bike | Bike-Run | Clydesdale | Athena | Paratriathlete
11/27/23 (Cyber Monday): $109
11/28/23 - 12/31/23: $139
01/01/24 - 04/18/24: $149
04/19/24 - 05/30/24: $169
05/31/24 - 07/10/24: $179
07/11/24 - Race Day: $209
2 Person Relay
1 person does 2 of each of the swim, bike, run segments.
11/27/23 (Cyber Monday): $139
11/28/23 - 12/31/23: $169
01/01/24 - 04/18/24: $179
04/19/24 - 05/30/24: $199
05/31/24 - 07/10/24: $209
07/11/24 - Race Day: $239
3 Person Relay
1 person does 1 of each of the swim, bike, run segments.
11/27/23 (Cyber Monday): $169
11/28/23 - 12/31/23: $199
01/01/24 - 04/18/24: $209
04/19/24 - 05/30/24: $229
05/31/24 - 07/10/24: $239
07/11/24 - Race Day: $269

Virtual Race Option: $79 Any Category | Any Distance

All events are sanctioned by USA Triathlon. When a race director sanctions with USAT, it is required for each participant to purchase either a one-day license or annual membership in order to participate in said event. A one-day USAT licenses for athletes 18 and older are $13 for Sprint/Super Sprint and $18 for Olympic/International distances. Additionally, relay members are $6 for any distance.

Athletes age 17 and younger can purchase an annual membership for $10 or enjoy unlimited racing until their 18th birthday for $25. Learn more about USAT youth programs HERE.

Annual USAT memberships are also available to those over the age of 18 in different packages. You can learn more about all USAT membership levels and benefits HERE.

Refund and Transfer Policies

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Volunteer from set up through teardown for credit to a future Magic Sports event!

Volunteers are an essential part of race day! We wouldn't be able to put on this race without all of the hardworking volunteers. There are many volunteer options including Designated Last Place Finishers, Course Fueling Stations, Course Sentries, and more.

If you have a volunteer group that is interested in volunteering at this event, please contact us for more information.

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