LEGEND Ad Astra Triathlon

Sunday 9th September 2018

Bloomington Beach: 700 N. 1190 Rd, Lawrence, United States

Triathlon, Olympic/International, Sprint


  • LEGEND 70 - Individual
  • LEGEND 70 Relay Member - Individual Relay Member
  • LEGEND 70 Aqua Bike - LEGEND 70 Aqua Bike
  • LEGEND 70 Athena / Clydesdale Division - Individual Age group/open
  • LEGEND Olympic - Individual
  • LEGEND Olympic Athena / Clydesdale Division - LEGEND Olympic Athena / Clydesdale Division
  • LEGEND Sprint - Individual Age group/open
  • LEGEND Sprint Athena / Clydesdale Division - Athena / Clydesdale Division


Ad Astra - to the stars. (Latin)

The LEGEND TRIATHLON - AD ASTRA offers three race distances. LEGEND 70, LEGEND Olympic, and LEGEND Sprint will take place on September 10th at Bloomington Beach-Clinton Lake in Lawrence, Kansas.  The 3 distances will cover some of the most beautiful and challenging terrain that the Midwest has to offer!


Be Different...Be Legend

Event details and schedule

Packet Pick-Up and Registration is Saturday, September 8th at Silverback  - 701 E. 19th St., Lawrence, KS, 66046.  All participants are required by USAT to pick up their own race packets, show a picture ID, along with a valid USAT card (if you didn't purchase a one-day or yearly USAT membership online, with your event registration).  If you registered online, you were required to enter your valid USAT card or purchase a USAT one-day or yearly membership. 

Event Day:  Sunday, September 9th at Bloomington Beach, Clinton Lake.  Bloomington Beach is on the southwest side of Clinton Lake, reached via E. 251st Diagonal Rd to N. 851st Diagonal Rd.

The closest address recognized by GPS is 790 N. 1190 Rd., Lawrence, KS, 66047 - once there - follow N. 1190 Rd/Co Rd 6  about 1/2 a mile to the beach parking area. 


Transition Open: 5:30am - 7:15 am to ALL participants.  ALL BIKES must be in transition by 7:15am. 

Event Day check -in: 5:30am - 7:15am  Please check-in Saturday, if at all possible and avoid the stress of a long line!!

Timing Chip - pick up race morning - opens 5:30am

Event start: 7:30am with Legend 70, followed by Olympic, then Sprint.  ALL Participants' bikes must be checked into Transition and Transition is closed to everyone at 7:15am, regardless of event.

COURSE INFO:  *Please go to http://www.legendendurance.com/legend-ad-astra.html for maps in detail for different courses

SWIM:  Athletes enter from the Beach and  follow a counter-clockwise pattern, keeping the buoys on their left.  *Course may change from map, due to beach condition and/or water levels.  Any changes will be announced on the beach race morning.  

BIKE:  Athletes will be challenged by the rolling terrain of Southwestern Douglas County.  Aid stations are set approximately 10 miles apart.  Athletes can expect beautiful countryside views and a tailwind on their way back into transition.  

RUN:  Athletes run counter-clockwise around the campgrounds of Bloomington Beach.  Aid stations are located every mile. The run course is moderately flat with some slight climbs giving beautiful views of Clinton Lake.  


AWARD INFORMATION - No Awards Ceremony is planned - Awards are handed out as final results are posted

  • Awards to Top Overall Male & Top Overall Female Champions in all races

  • Awards to the Top Three males and Top Three Females in each age group in all races.

  • All races receive Finisher Medals!

  • Top 3 Relays receive awards.

  • Top 3 Overall AquaBike finishers receive awards.



Male & Female Age Groups: 5-Year Increments:

15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+

Clydesdale 39 & Under (Males 220+ lbs.)

Clydesdale 40 & Over (Males 220+ lbs.)

Athena 39 & Under (Females 165+ lbs.)

Athena 40 & Over (Females 165+ lbs.)

*Specific Race Director permission is required for all entrants under 15 years old. (Only allowed in the SPRINT Race)



Parking in lot for Bloomington Beach. 


Transponders are non-transferable! Be careful not to switch your timing chip with other participants. The timing chip must be worn on your ankle at all times or you will not be scored in the event. If you wear it on your wrist, on your bike, in your pocket, etc., you will not be scored. Your timing chip will be removed by volunteers once you have crossed the finish line. Be sure your chip is turned in at that time or at some point before you leave the race. Failure to return a chip will result in a $125 replacement fee charge. 



Due to the number of race transfer requests and cancellations that occur in the weeks prior to a race we have adopted the following policy that is in accordance with USAT Policy.

Refunds will NOT be issued after a registration has taken place. Considerable effort goes into producing an event such as a triathlon and funds are expended and applied in good faith based on a registration.

If you would like to change your registration from one distance to another, you will be charged for the difference in price at the time of the change. If you would like to change your registration from the International distance to the Sprint distance, you will not be refunded the difference in price.



In the event of inclement weather, the event will be postponed as long as possible in hopes the inclement weather will pass. No refunds or transfers will be issued if the event is canceled due to inclement weather.



The 2018 LEGEND Triathlon is sanctioned with USA Triathlon. USA Triathlon competition rules will apply. The complete list of rules can be found at the official USAT WEBSITE.

Each participant will need to either be an Annual USAT Member ($50) or purchase a single-event membership ($15) prior to the race. You may do so on-line or at the race site.



Do you wish to volunteer?

Do you wish to raise money and awareness for a team or cause? Please email legendtriathlon@gmail.com


Organised by

Legend Tri

728 Indiana St, Lawrence

Phone: 7853317869

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