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NO INTERURBAN TROLLEY SERVICE ON THANKSGIVING DAY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Interurban Trolley fixed route service and the Interurban Trolley ADA Access service will not operate in Elkhart or Goshen on Thursday, November 23, 2017, due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Regular service will resume on Friday, November 24, 2017. In addition, the ADA Access Dispatch... more

INTERURBAN TROLLEY SPONSORS TWELFTH ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Interurban Trolley will sponsor its 12th annual “Can Do!” food drive beginning Monday, December 4, 2017, through Saturday, December 16, 2017, to benefit The Window in Goshen and Faith Mission of Elkhart. Containers will be placed on board each Trolley for the collection of non-perishable food... more

’Tis the Season concert to feature local artists; benefit local charities

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Following tradition, the sixth annual ’Tis the Season concert will feature local artists who hope to benefit local nonprofit organizations this holiday season. The concert, held at Ignition Music Garage (120 E. Washington St.) Saturday, December 2, is part of a celebration presented by the City... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, November 27, 2017, 2:00pm

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, November 27, 2017, 7:00pm

Goshen Housing Authority Board meeting

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 7:00am

Triathlons

Rock the Quarry Triathlon and Mile Swim- August 18, 2018

Fidler Pond Park, 1424 Lincolnway East, Goshen

Attention, triathletes and swimmers: You definitely want to put this one on your calendar! A premier event in Goshen that draws athletes from our community and beyond. Last year in 2017 we attracted over 200 participants who represented 62 cities and 7 states! This is a special destination triathlon event!

Sprint Triathlon- This competitive but shorter sprint-distance race is great for both veteran and novice athletes.

500 Yard Swim: If you are comfortable swimming in open water, you will absolutely love this rare opportunity to swim in a quarry nestled in a picturesque setting. The course is a triangular counter-clockwise course beginning and ending at the same point.

15.8-Mile Bike: This is a flat, out-and-back course with both right and left turns. The first section extends through an industrial park and then into the country to Millersburg and back.

5K Run: This course is two laps (3.1 miles) on the flat aggregate track that encircles Fidler Pond. While on the course runners are able to see the rest of the field, and there are plenty of great spots for spectators to cheer.

Mile Swim Event- If you like to swim in open water, you will love this opportunity to swim in a pristine quarry. The deep, clean, clear water makes for quite the swim experience. The Mile Swim Event will be set up in a rectangular, counter-clockwise course. Swimmers will be chip-timed, and timing will end upon crossing a timing mat placed on land at water’s edge of the swim exit.

Registration and Pricing Information

This is a USAT-sanctioned triathlon. Upon registration each participant must either provide a current USAT membership or purchase a one-day license. Mile swimmers are not required to have or obtain a USAT license. Must be 13 years of age to participate.

Register Online: By using the link at RockTheQuarryGoshen.com. Online registration closes Wednesday, August 15 @ 11:59 pm.

Register by Mail: Goshen Parks & Recreation, 607 West Plymouth Avenue, Goshen, IN 46526. Registration forms must be postmarked by Friday, August 10. Click here to view and print the 2018 Rock the Quarry registration form.

Register in Person: Goshen Parks & Recreation Department, 607 West Plymouth Avenue, Goshen, IN 46526. In-person registration will be accepted through Wednesday, August 15. Office open Monday–Friday, 7 am–4 pm.

Register On-Site: On Friday, August 17 registrations will be accepted during packet pickup, 4–7 pm, at the race site (Chiddister Pavilion, Fidler Pond Park, 1424 Lincolnway East, Goshen, IN 46526). On Saturday, August 18 (race day), registrations will be accepted from 6 to 7:15 am. Swimmers may register until 8 am on race day.

Triathlon Pricing:

Registration Date

Individual

2 Person Team

3 Person Team

Mile Swim

Now-April 30

$40

$75

$85

$25

May 1-June 15

$45

$80

$90

$30

June 16-August 15

$50

$85

$95

$35

August 17 (On Site)

$60

$95

$105

$40

August 18 (On Site)

$70

$105

$115

$45

Awards

In addition to finisher towels, awards will be presented as follows:

Triathlon Individual: Top 3 male overall, top 3 female overall, top 3 male in each age group and top 3 female in each age group.

Triathlon Team Relay: Top 3 teams accumulative age under 100 (for each participant), top 3 teams accumulative age over 100 (for each participant).

Mile Swim: Top 3 male overall, top 3 female overall, top 3 male in each age group, top 3 female in each age group.

Packet Pickup

Friday, August 17 from 4 to 7 pm and Saturday, August 18 from 6 to 7:30 am at the race site, Chiddister Pavilion in Fidler Pond Park. Since this venue is so unique, we strongly encourage participants to come to packet pickup on Friday to see the lay of land and to get your bearings. It will help you greatly to see the layout a day before race day!

Free Clinic

Roger Antoniu, nationally ranked athlete, will be hosting a free clinic in the transition area from 5:30 to 7 pm during packet pickup on Friday, August 17. Learn tips on how to set up your station, how to save minutes in transition, the top 10 mistakes most newbies make and more. Clinic will repeat every 30 minutes.

 


Kerry's Kids 14th Annual Kids' & Teens' Triathlon- July 14, 2018

This exhilarating event is offered to anyone ages 5–18 wishing to take part. While our largest group of participants is from the Goshen area, the 2017 Triathlon attracted approximately 300+ representing 26 different cities! With families, friends and spectators, this event draws more than 600 people to Shanklin Park on the day of the Triathlon. Our event is conducted much like a traditional triathlon; participants begin with the swimming competition, then move right along to the bike route and finish with the run portion of the race. All participants compete in all three portions of the race consecutively. Racers compete with those in their swimming status group, gender group and age group. This is a professionally chip-timed race.

While some of the participants are competitive in nature, our emphasis is primarily on the accomplishment of finishing the race. All racers receive a participation medal upon crossing the finish line as an award for their achievement, and the top three finishers of each girls and boys age divisions are awarded a trophy. Parents are invited to participate with their children during the run portion of the race to show their support and to be actively involved in their children’s steps toward healthy lifestyles.

Pre-teen racers will swim 25 meters (one length of Shanklin Pool), bike 1.2 miles and run ½ mile. Teens ages 13–18 will swim for 75 meters (three lengths of Shanklin Pool), bike 1.2 miles and run 3.1 miles (5K). Each participant completes all three portions of the race, consecutively, with one final race result.

Packet pickup and mandatory bicycle and helmet safety inspections will be conducted Wednesday, July 11 at Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 West Plymouth Avenue, from 12 noon to 6 pm. You must bring your bikes and helmets to receive a “passing” sticker for each. Out-of-town participants who live outside a 50-mile radius of Goshen should contact Kimberlee at 534-2901 regarding packet pickup and safety inspections.

Race Day Times:

Ages 13–18: 8 am

Ages 9–12: 8:30 am

Ages 5–8: 9:30 am

Register Online: By using the link at GoshenKidsAndTeensTriathlon.com. Online registration closes June 29 @ 11:59 pm.

Register by Mail: Goshen Parks & Recreation, 607 West Plymouth Avenue, Goshen, IN 46526. Registration forms must be postmarked by Sunday, July 1. Click here to view and print the 2018 registration form.

Register in Person: Goshen Parks & Recreation Department, 607 West Plymouth Avenue, Goshen, IN 46526. In-person registration will be accepted through Wednesday, August 15. Office open Monday–Friday, 7 am–4 pm.

Age Divisions and Swimming Category (boys and girls compete separately):

Non-swimmers*: Ages 5/6

*The non-swimmer category is for those needing a life jacket to swim 25 meters; life jackets are mandatory for this category. The non-swimmer divisions will still take part in the swim portion of the race with the use of a life jacket.

Swimmers: 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, 15/16, 17/18


For more information on Parks programs and special events, please consult our Fall & Winter 2017-18 Park Guide.

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