41st Annual Morgans Little Miami Triathlon Series
June 06, 2021
Fall Event –
Oct 3, 2021
**Important Event Change: After 41 years of working with the Ohio Historical Society they have decided to cease hosting any sporting events at their properties due to a conflict of interest that has arisen because of their World Heritage Site designation. Therefore, we are forced to take out the bike portion of this event but are looking for a safe replacement course for future events. For this year’s October event, in order to accommodate the registered participants from previous events and in the spirit of moving forward we have decided to produce a duathlon with the same canoeing and running segments as the original event. Parking and after-party will take place in the beautiful Fort Ancient Valley at Morgan’s Lodge. We look forward to this event and we thank you for sticking with us while we examine our options for the bike course.
For over 40 years, Morgans Outdoor Adventures has hosted Morgans Little Miami Triathlon race in the beautiful and historic Ft Ancient Valley on the Little Miami River twice yearly in the spring and fall. The race consists of a 6 mile paddle component (canoe or kayak), 5.5 mile run and 18 mile bike ride. Not ready for the whole tri? We’ve got a half tri now too!
The inaugural Morgans Little Miami Triathlon was created in 1979, inspired by the Kona Ironman which debuted the previous year. Morgans Little Miami Triathlon was the first triathlon in the continental US, and the originator of producing a triathlon where canoeing replaced the traditional swimming leg.
The triathlon has evolved over the years with thousands of athletes participating in this unique and fun race. With the increasing popularity of kayaking, we introduced the individual division for kayakers in the late 1990’s. We then introduced the half triathlon in 2015 for those who had time constraints or who wanted to compete with an older or younger family member or friend, or for those just not ready for the full tri. This also includes a walking division for those with knee issues or non-runners. This addition has made it more family friendly and appealing to all age ranges and skill levels.
Divisions include Male/Male, Female/Male, Female/Female, Parent/Child, Masters (combined ages 80+), and Centurions (combined ages 100+). Awards are mailed to the top 10% in each division.
Included in the entry fee is the use of the canoe or kayak with paddles and lifejackets, chipped timing, and a hot catered meal with beverages served at the race’s after party, which includes live entertainment provided by the Grey Dogs. You bring your own (or borrowed) bike and biking helmet. T-Shirts can be ordered separately during registration or a limited quantity will be available race day.
We have had generations come year after year to come participate in this great race!
Training recommendations from MLMT official cyclist trainer, Pete Wimberg. Click Here
This year’s 40th Annual Morgan’s Triathlon benefits:
…and various local/regional Boy Scout Troops
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