Race Information – 2018


6:30 a.m -7:30 a.m.
Bike Preview Ride
June 3
1:00 p.m -5:00 p.m.
Packet Pickup
Spokes – Wheaton
June 8
3:00-7:00 p.m.
Packet Pickup
Geneva Running Outfitters
June 9
10:00 a.m -4:30 p.m.
Packet Pickup
Geneva Running Outfitters
June 9
11:00 a.m – Noon
Swim course preview swim
Quarry – Batavia
June 9
12:15 p.m -1:30 p.m.
Race Day Success Clinic
Quarry – Batavia
June 11
4:30 – 5:30 a.m.
Athlete Check-in
Quarry – Batavia
June 10
4:45 a.m.
Transition Opens
Quarry – Batavia
June 10
5:30 – 6:00 a.m.
Swim warm-up option
Quarry – Batavia
June 10
6:25 a.m.
Transition closes
Quarry – Batavia
June 10
6:15 a.m.
Announcements & National Anthem
Quarry – Batavia
June 10
6:30 a.m.
Tri & Du start time
Quarry – Batavia
June 10
8:30 a.m.
Youth Splash & Dash start time
Quarry – Batavia
June 10
9:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Transition re-opens for bike removal
Quarry – Batavia
June 10
9:30 a.m.
Kid’s Dash Event
June 10
10:00 a.m.
Awards & Raffle Ceremony

The ET Batavia Triathlon, Duathlon and Splash & Dash are sanctioned by USA Triathlon and follows USAT Rules.  It is the athletes responsibility to know the rules.  Please review the most common rule violations.  Additional emphasis is placed on these points:

  • Drafting and blocking rules will be strictly enforced.
  • A properly-fastened CPSC-certified, ANSI- or Snell-approved helmet must be worn at all times while on bikes.
  • Only participants will be allowed in the transition area on race day.
  • Participants must follow the full course. Any deviation from the course that benefits the participant will result in disqualification.
  • Triathlon participants should generally line up at the swim start in the order of the race numbers.  Athletes will be allowed to move forward or backward in the swim staging line to adjust their pace positioning.  Pacing signs will be staged within the swim start line to assist with proper positioning.  Athletes are asked to self seed in their expected pace groups and not move forward if they can not sustain that pacing.
  • Duathlon participants must start in their assigned wave.
  • Usage of wet suits is optional and is left to the discretion of the swimmer.
  • Glass objects are not allowed in the transition area, as swimmers will be in the area without shoes.
  • Participants may not wear headphones or earbuds during the race.
  • Bikes must travel single file (keep to the right) unless you are passing another bike. Riding side-by-side is not allowed for extended periods of time.
  • Participants who leave the race must notify race officials.

Awards will be presented for top finishers by gender and by age group for both the Triathlon and the Duathlon.

Male & Female Age Groups:

  • 19-under; 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+

The award ceremony will be held at approximately 10:00 A.M. or when the event has finished.  Award winners must be present at the ceremony to receive awards.  The award ceremony is integrated with the raffle event and will be near the finish line area at the Batavia VFW, 645 S River St, Batavia, IL 60510

Please note:  There are no age-group awards or individual recognition for the youth Splash & Dash or Kid’s Dash finishers.  At the adult awards ceremony, we will call up all youth athletes that participated in the Splash & Dash and Kids Dash as one group for a big round of applause and a photo opportunity.  This is an optional recognition activity for our youth athletes.

We have a fantastic awards ceremony and raffle as part of our post-race expo party at the finish line.  So grab some great food and a beverage of your choice (provided by our super food and beverage sponsors) and enjoy the show.Awards and Raffle will start at approximately 10:00 A.M. and finish in plenty of time for you to head back and retrieve your bike/gear from the transition area.Your race bib has two tear off tabs. One beer coupon and the other is your entry into the raffle.  Look for the raffle ticket box at the ET tent. We’ll also have volunteers walking around the expo with a raffle box!

The post race party, finish line, awards ceremony and Kid’s Dash event take place at Batavia VFW, 645 S River St, Batavia, IL 60510

Please note:  Transition does not re-open for bike removal until the youth Splash & Dash swimmers have completed the swim, moved through transition and out on to the run course.  We estimate this to be around 9:15 a.m. but it could be a few minutes later.

Comfort Inn & Suites
1555 E. Fabyan Parkway
Geneva, IL 60134
Phone 630-208-8811

There are three parking lots north of Quarry Beach Park that you may use, but they are pretty small and they will fill up fast! Otherwise, you may park on the residential side streets (unless otherwise posted) west of Route 31 (Batavia Ave.) and south of Main St. There will be no parking at the Quarry Beach Park itself.

Athletes, volunteers and spectators may also park at the finish line area in the Batavia VFW parking lot.  645 S River St, Batavia, IL 60510

Lot #1 – River West Fitness
You may park in the lot behind River West Fitness, east of Water St. between First St. and Main St.

parking lot 1

Lot #2 – Shumway Ave.
You may park in the striped parking spaces on the east side of Shumway Ave. south of First St. Park only in the striped spaces, as the running event will be using Shumway Ave. and must not be obstructed by cars.

parking lot 2

Lot #3 – Wilson St. Shopping Center
You may park in the east portion of the lot as shown in the picture. The shopping center contains restaurants that open for breakfast, so you may NOT park near Daddio’s Diner, Walgreens, or Panera Bread.

parking lot 3

Lot #4 – Batavia VFW.  645 S River St, Batavia, IL 60510

batavia VFW google earth

Historical Weather on Race Day

Batavia, Illinois is located about 45 miles west of Chicago and Lake Michigan.

According to the National Weather Service, the normal high temperature in June is about 79 degrees. Rainfall averages 4.3 inches in June, with measurable rain on 10 days of the month.

Actual Observations at Start Time

Year Sky Temp Humidity Wind Rain?
2014 Mostly Cloudy 56°F 87% NE at 12 MPH None during event
0.36″ the night before
2013 Clear 62°F 73% SE at 3 MPH None
2012 Clear 68°F 65% S at 5 MPH None
2011 Partly
55°F 88% NW at 5 MPH None
2010 Overcast 62°F 94% Calm None
2009 Clear 58°F 79% Calm None
2008 Mostly
71°F 75% SE at 7 MPH None during event, but
light rain shortly
before start
2007 Clear 59°F 70% Calm None
2006 Overcast 53°F 69% NE at 10 MPH None
2005 Mostly
71°F 88% S at 9 MPH None
2004 Clear 70°F 93% S at 11 MPH None

Thank you to the organizers and volunteers. Fun Race! – Bill H.

A personal congratulations to Joe LoPresto, Suzy Cerra, Erin Ruehrwein, and the rest of the crew who put on yet another great race in Batavia today. Good job! – Anne D.

Thank you for a great race!  I really enjoyed it. – Bill F.

Had a great time at the ET Batavia Triathlon, Coach Joe ran a great event. Next year I hope to compete. Awesome event. So glad to be a part of it! – Jeff S.

What a GREAT and FUN Triathlon! The ET volunteers were AMAZING!!!  Thanks to you ALL, but especially Joe LoPresto and Suzy Cerra! – Tina J.

Incredible Tri today at Batavia – for me. I may actually start liking this sport! – Bill J.

Well done with the race today. A good quality race that I will be returning to. – Bob J.

Very well run race! I had a great time, so did the family!! – Kelli Z.

It was a great race you guys did an awesome job. – Amy H.

Team ET: First, congratulations to all of the racers out there today, both at Batavia and Naperville. It was a hot one! Job well done. Second, to Joe, Suzy, and all of the ET volunteers at Batavia: GREAT JOB! That was my first time to the Batavia race and what a well run event! Third, thank you to the ET team for cheering and encouraging my nephew during his first tri..he is now hooked and asked, “How can I become a team member of ET?” YES!! Thank you everyone! – Lynn B.

This was my first triathlon, and I definitely plan to do more. I appreciate the organization, especially with the transition area security, and the presence of staff at every intersection of the bike course to make sure we stayed on the correct path. I also enjoyed the courses. The bike course was interesting with several rolling hills, and the run course was very scenic along the river without repeating any part of the trail. Thanks again! – Brian S.

Hi Joe- just wanted to drop you a line.  Had a fantastic time at the triathlon this past weekend. What a great race it was. – Steve M.

Good morning Coach Joe, I wanted to send a quick note to thank you for an amazing triathlon experience yesterday.  Each one of our team members from Aidan’s Army had a great time.  We had 4 athletes who were tri-ing for the first time…they had so much fun that they have already committed to racing again for Aidan’s Army next year! You should be very proud.  Congratulations on your success! Sincerely, Kathleen M.

Hello Joe, my name is Kevin M. and this was my first ever event. I wanted to say thank you for your time and an exceptionally well run event. Thanks again!!! – Kevin G.

Hi Joe, you did a fantastic job as a race director today. Excellent race, well organized, well laid out. Thanks! – Tom S.

This was my first Duathlon, it was a great experience! Well laid out, clearly marked, and fun bike and run courses, great post race activities, and helpful and awesome volunteers and staff. I had a blast, one of my favorite organized races I have done so far. Thanks again for an awesome race experience! – Kyle U.

You throw a great race Joe, thanks! – Dennis L.

This was a great race. I’m very new to running, and doing these races. Everything was great. Especially all the great people that were helping out along the bike, and trails cheering us on. THEY DID A GREAT JOB!!!! All in all a great life experience for me!!! – Keith L.

Thanks Joe, the race was well run! – Lori V.

Great race today Joe !  Thanks a lot to you and all of your sponsors, volunteers, and all that it takes to put out these events. This was the first time my wife and I have done this race and are already planning on making it back next year. Thanks again!! – Rob J.

Thanks to you and all of your staff and volunteers for all of your hard work and putting on a  wonderful event.   I will certainly be participating next year and hopefully improving my time. – James S.

Great race and day! See you next year!! – Lauren M.

Yet again, so impressed with the organization of the event, the cheerfulness of the volunteers and the overall feel of this race-always such a positive experience!! Thanks! – Megan C.

Thank you for all who helped to make this event so wonderful and safe. The volunteers, spectators were all wonderful. I think I will do this again next year. A job well done! I loved the last water station with hawaii theme. – Elham A.

This was my first Tri of any kind and I would just like to say thank you for the experience and I was very impressed by the organization and professionalism of ET, competitors, volunteers, sponsors and post race activities. Once again thanks and I will be back. – Doug K.

Thanks so much for putting together such a fabulous event!  As a first timer, it was AMAZING.  The staff and volunteers were FABULOUS. Can’t wait to find another one. – Kathy H.

Great job yesterday Joe. Really enjoyed the Batavia Tri. Just a great event, equal to any of the others I’ve done or watched both big and small. Your intro speech was quite good, you sounded confident and most of all, sounded like you knew what you were talking about.  All three segments of the race were well organized, all logistics were covered. Even with the construction at the end of the run, there were no issues. Everything set up so that those running the race could do exactly that…race and not have to think about anything but that. – Tom S.

Coach Joe – I just wanted to take a minute to tell you that the Batavia Triathlon on Sunday was AMAZING! I could not have asked for a better experience for my first Tri. The race itself was enjoyable and very well organized. It was so great to see all of the familiar faces from the ET team along the course too! Thank you for taking the time to do the pre-race clinics as well, those helped tremendously. I would definitely recommend this race to others and already can’t wait for the next one! Woo hoo! 🙂


Click here to view last years (2017) Athlete Information Guide.  2018 Guide will be published on June 1, 2018.