Thanks for another successful race! The Annual Lame Duck Try-Athlon was held on Saturday July 27, 2013.

Hosted by the neighbors of Mallard Point in Georgetown, KY, the Lame Duck Try-Athlon began in 1999 in the spirit of enjoying the neighborhood's lakes, hills, food and friendships. Though actual distance is shorter than typical triathlons, athletes have called it the most challenging event to participate in of the season.

Lame Duck Is A:

  • USAT-Sanctioned Triathlon
  • .54 mile open water point-to-point swim (16 laps in olympic size pool is the equivalent of a 1/2 mile)
  • 9.1 mile bike
  • 2.6 mile run

Presenting Sponsor:

The Lame Duck's presenting sponsor for 2013 is Back on Track. These products can be used to to warm up your muscles before physical exercise or work, thereby reducing the risk of strains or injury. Most importantly, they can also expedite the recovery from established injuries.

Proceeds Will Benefit:

Proceeds for the Lame Duck will benefit the International Book Project, a 501(c)(3) Lexington-based non-profit organization that promotes literacy, education and global friendships by sending over 200,000 books annually to schools, libraries, churches, community organizations and Peace Corps Volunteers throughout the developing world and in the US. Locally IBP partners with Habitat for Humanity by placing a book shelf in every new Habitat home in Lexington. These shelves are filled with books that match the interests of their new homeowners. Through their Books as Bridges program, KY classrooms are partnered with classrooms of IBP recipients in the developing world, providing a unique opportunity for students to learn about foreign cultures while sharing their own.

Practice Day Provided by our Leading Sponsor, Sam Dick of Swim Bike Run:

Don't let the sprint distances fool you. The Lame Duck Try-Athlon is one of the most challenging races in Central KY. Registered participants are welcome to join us on Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 8:00 - 10:30 am. Veteran triathletes Sam Dick and Alan Siebenthaler will preview the bike and run course, and as former participants of the Lame Duck they can answer your questions about what to expect. Bring your bike, helmet, and be ready to ride. Participants will first gather at the transition area which is Mallard Point's boat loading dock to talk about logistical race questions including the transition from swimming to biking, and tips on your T1. Then we'll ride the actual bike course and run the run course. If you have never competed at Lame Duck, this is a great opportunity to get a feel for the race and bike course. There will be no swim as part of this practice.

Please try to arrive early, as we will begin promptly at 8:00 am in order to finish at 10:30 am. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sam Dick . Everyone is welcome! This practice morning is brought to you by Swim Bike Run of KY.

Information for Athletes:

Chip timing is automatically available to all atheletes for accurate timing of each discipline of the triathlon. Individual competitors and teams will receive a chip at the race registration location the morning of the triathlon. Athletes should make sure their chip is securely fastened to their ankle, as there will be a charge for for lost chips.

The bike course is limited to athletes 15 years or older due to the course being open to vehicular traffic and being fairly technical. There is not an age limit for the swim or run courses, therefore athletes under 15 can participate on relay teams.

Participant classes:

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, 80-84, 85 & over, Relay, Clydesdale and Athena. Participants 17 and under must have a parent sign a USAT consent form and waiver at the packet pickup area prior to distribution of the participant's race packet and timing chip.


Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 individual males and females, and top 3 teams. Prizes for individuals with the fastest swim, bike and run splits will also be awarded. (The top 3 males, top 3 females and all relay participants are excluded from this. Only one prize per person.)

Individual Pricing for 2013:

  • $60 USAT Individual participants
  • $72 Non-USAT participants

Team Pricing for 2013:

  • $40 Per USAT Individual Team member
  • $52 Per Non-USAT Individual Team member 

Individual and team pricing will go up $10 at midnight on Saturday, June 29th.

Other Race Rules and Logistics:

  • Registrations received after June 30th will not guarantee a t-shirt.
  • Registration is limited to 250 participants.
  • Registration is nonrefundable and nontransferable.
  • Race day registration is permitted if space is available.
  • Packet pickup will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, July 24th and 25th at Swim Bike Run of Lexington; and then on Friday, July 26th, in the Mallard Point neighborhood park from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Race day packet pick up with be conducted next to the transition area from 6:30-7:45 a.m. on race day.

Race Director Contact Info:

For any and all questions, please contact Anitra Thompson, Race Director.