Mideast Collegiate Triathlon Conference Race

September 12, 2021 at Hueston Woods State Park in Oxford, Ohio

Part of the Zoom RedHawk Triathlon Festival

Featuring scenic views and some challenging hills, this event is a must race in Southwest, Ohio. A stop on the Ohio Triathlon Series, this unique race offers triathlons, duathlons, aquabikes (swim bike only) and aquathlons (swim run only), in distances for all ages and abilities including beginner, sprint, olympic and 1/3 iron. Celebrate your accomplishment with a cool finisher medal and lifestyle tee (in men's and women's cut), and party after the event with music, pizza, beer (we also have soda and water), family and friends! This is more than just a race, it's an experience! Co-hosted by the Miami University Triathlon & Duathlon team, our event is also a Midwest Collegiate Triathlon Conference event where collegiate triathlon teams complete school pride and conference points. We will see you there! 

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

All 2021 Races will comply with all Federal, State, and Local COVID-19 Protocols. We will be required to follow these guidelines to host our races and ensure the safety of all athletes, volunteers and staff. Athletes must complete a home health check before attending any race, and must comply with all of the 2021 COVID-19 Safety Protocols before, during and after the each race event. Please review these guidelines before attending.

Update: May 27, 2021

We have received the permit for our Ohio Games Triathlon & Multisport Festival at Buck Creek on June 27 and for the Columbus Triathlon & Multisport Festival on July 18 at Deer Creek, and so we expect the rest of the Triathlon and Multisport Festival permits are also on their way soon. The Ohio State Park Office indicated that permits will be approved and sent out starting this week. So, come race with us in person this summer. We are so excited to see all of you, and to welcome you back on course! We are keeping most of our COVID -19 protocols in place to maximize safety so please review the guidelines before you arrive. We look forward to a great racing season. 

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Miami University Triathlon & Duathlon Team Event & Mideast Collegiate Triathlon Conference Event

  • The Mideast Collegiate Triathlon Conference contains the states of Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois. The goal of the MECTC is to foster the growth and competitiveness of the sport of triathlon at the collegiate level in the region. The MECTC outdoor race schedule spans from May to October, with the conference championship in early September. Teams and individuals compete in these races for their standing in the conference omnium as well as bragging rights. Bring your team to compete for glory! 
  • This year we will be raising money to support the Miami University Triathlon Team's trip to compete in the USAT Collegiate National Championships. Miami University Triathlon Team Logo
  • The Miami University Triathlon Team, founded in the late 1990s, is a team of elite and amateur triathlon and multisport athletes at Miami University. The team is comprised of undergraduate and graduate student-athletes who come from a variety of backgrounds, be it high school athletics, collegiate athletics, or even no athletic background at all. As a team, we are very welcoming and accommodating and have spots from the beginner to the professional level that can be filled. In addition to the athletic side of triathlon, our team also takes pride in its strong social component, which involves community outreach, social gatherings, and much more.

When & Where

Zoom RedHawk Triathlon Festival on August 23, 2020 at Hueston Woods State Park in Oxford, Ohio


Any individuals entering, are currently in or just graduated from college or grad school

Olympic Distance

1500 Meter Swim, 26 Mile Bike & 10 Kilometer Run


  • Award plaques for the 3 fastest Males and Females Overall in this race
  • Team trophy for the Top Male Team, Female Team and Mixed Male/Female Team in this race
    • All-male teams will score the 5 fastest male finishers
    • All-female teams will score the 5 fastest female finishers
    • Mixed gender teams will score the first 2 fastest female finishers first, then will score the remaining 3 fastest finishers of any gender.
    • Teams: Individuals entering the race can choose to race on a team of their choice. They will enter their team name at registration. Individuals cannot compete for more than 1 team. Teams will consist of at least 5 members and can be all male, all female or a mix of male and females. Mixed teams must include at least 2 females on the team.
    • Scoring Points: All team scoring will be determined by comparing racers against only their same gender competitors; females will be scored by how they race against other females and males against males. When the team scores are determined, the first male and first female to cross the finish line receive 1 point for their team score, the second male racer and female racer to cross the finish line receives 2 points for their team score and so on. The lowest team score wins. In the case of a tie, the fastest combined team time based on the total time of all the racers will determine the winner.

Race Shirts

The shirts will be short sleeve lifestyle tees in Men’s Cut and Women’s Cut, with an option for a tank top / sleeveless tee. To be guaranteed a race tee, you must register at least 2 weeks in advance of the race.

More Info & Sizing on our Lifestyle Event Tees!


  • There will be a separate wave for all collegiate athletes male and female, but will be competing alongside other athletes, as there are other races on course that day.
  • You must be a USAT member to compete in this race.
  • Athletes will swim in open water, bike on roads not closed to traffic, and run on roads that are either closed or have limited traffic. There will be EMS on site, along with safety personnel from local law enforcement.

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