17th Annual Triathlon/Duathlon

FIAC presents the 17th Annual Triathlon/Duathlon on July 14, 2018 at Wheeling Park. Registration opens on February 28 and closes June 30, 2018.

The Triathlon/Duathlon is the following: 

Triathlon Sprint Distances

  • 400 meter swim
  • 25 kilometer bike
  • 5 kilometer run

Duathlon Sprint Distances

  • 3 kilometer run
  • 25 kilometer bike
  • 5 kilometer run

Triathlon start - first swim wave begins at 7:30, new wave starts every 12 minutes (10 minutes between each wave) Waves determined by time submitted to Race Director. Wet suits are permitted. Wave assignments cannot be changed after 5:00 PM on June 30.

Duathlon Start - The race begins at 7:45 AM w/group start outside the Transition Area.

5-K Run Course is in the Park.

Bike - Starting at Wheeling Park, onto National/US 40 to a Right on Middle Wheeling Creek Road, turn around at Union Hill, back to National Road, Right onto National Road, turn around at Flooring America and back to Wheeling Park.

Race Timing by Integrity Sports; the cost has been included in the participant fees.

Sanctioned Race by USA Triathlon; all participants must sign the USAT waiver at the time of check-in unless the participant is a USAT member. To read the waiver prior to race day, visit www.usatriathlon.org or contact Faith in Action Caregivers at 304-243-5420.

Race Rules Established by USA Triathlon: Helmets are required at any time that an athlete is on a bicycle, No headphones, cell phones, or other electronic devices are permitted during the race, No drafting is permitted on the bike course.

How to Register - Each participant can complete both pages of the participant registration form or register online at: https://www.active.com/wheeling-wv/duathlon/races/faith-in-action-triathlon-duathlon-2018. You must use your LEGAL name on the forms. If completing the paper form, mail it with your check or money order to Faith in Action Caregivers at 38 N. 4th Street, Martins Ferry, OH 43935. All registrations must be received by 5:00 PM on June 29, 2018.

There will be volunteers in safety green shirts with flags directing bikers, there will be police throughout the race and water stops at both Union Hill and Flooring America.

The link for Active.com registration is:

The link for USA Triathlon is:

Brochures will be mailed March 26, 2018.

Any questions, please call 304-243-5420. See you there!!!