Those who still wish to register must utilize the new Wait List process available below. There is no fee to join the wait list. As future Covid-19 restrictions and Lake County positivity rates improve, additional slots will be released on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants will be emailed a private link to enroll and submit payment.
A small, short distance homecoming race for America’s First Responders. This triathlon is held in the birthplace of Leon’s triathlon in 1983, humbly honoring our law enforcement. The start and finish line will be located at the police academy honoring America’s First Responders.
Run American’s Race on September 11th at National Park’s West Beach. This event is part of a national recognition of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and honors our military veterans and first responders.
Plus when you register you get the beautiful, patriotic jersey from Legendborne that is featured at the top of this page. Legendborne is a veteran-owned company and all ORC jerseys are made right here in the USA!
In 1995, Leon’s Triathlon served as the qualifier for the first ever Military World Games in Rome, Italy, which were held to commemorate the end of WWII and the birth of The United Nations. Over 7,000 athletes from 100 countries competed in 17 different events that were second in status only to the Olympic Games.
On June 6, 2021, Leon’s will host a reunion race to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of this historic event (making-up for the cancelled 2020 event).
Active duty, retired, and veterans should follow the Leon’s Triathlon Military Reunion group page and be on the lookout for special discounts on race registration, hotel accommodations, and racing kits and/or gear. The group page will be used as a way to provide information on the event, photos of previous years races and an easy way for participants to collaborate with others, meet or reacquaint with former athletes as well as comment on training leading up to race day.
The BlueLine wave will have its own start for those who choose to race in this group. The wave will have awards for top 3 Male and Female competitors as well as the top 3 Clyds and Athena for both sprint and Olympic distance races.
There will also be a team competition for Law Enforcement race teams. To be part of the Team Cup Challenge (Olympic distance only for 2019) you must have a minimum of 5 (max of 10) sworn members active or retired to be eligible for the BlueLine Cup challenge. Top four times per team will be used. Team BlueLine will sponsor the BlueLine wave and Cup challenge.
Dare2tri is committed to providing resources and paratriathlon training services to injured service members and veterans with physical disabilities and visual impairments. Dare2tri’s goal is to empower injured service members and veterans through active participation in sport, recreation, competition, and the greater community.
Dare2tri is proud to partner with Leon’s Triathlon to offer an official Dare2tri Race2Raise Team. When you join Dare2tri Race2Raise you get to achieve your own health and wellness goals and support Dare2tri athletes, many of whom are injured military, in achieving their goals. Dare2tri transforms the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them get active through the sport of triathlon.
Set a goal, challenge yourself and while doing so, you make a difference in the lives of injured veterans so they too can set and reach goals. Race alongside these amazing men and women and support one another on the journey to the finish line!
“I've raced in Marathons all over the United States in my racing chair, biked in competitions in Ohio and Michigan and swam short distance at wheelchair Games. Being able to compete in Leon's Triathlon fulfilled my bucket list to put all those events together in one competition. There is no other way to express how proud and happy I was to be able to train with fellow veterans at the Dare2tri Military Camp, then go on to complete an OPEN water swim, I was scared to even think about, then bike and push to a cheering crowd then to say - AWESOME. When I finished, my competition buddy's , Alisha, mom said "You are now a Triathlete "- I couldn't stop smiling and nodded in enthusiastic agreement.”
“Leon’s triathlon was my first ever triathlon and after that I became addicted. The feeling I got crossing that finish line changed my life and my perspective. It was the start of a whole new chapter in my life. It started me on a path that has opened more doors than I thought possible. Just this year, I became the men’s wheelchair National Champion in paratriathlon. No matter where I go in my racing career I will always be out there at Leon’s Tri.”
“As an individual living with a physical disability, my amputation presents challenges and opportunities every day. In 2018, I met the Dare2tri family by chance at Leon’s Triathlon, my second tri ever. That day changed my life in more ways than I could have ever imagined! I was welcomed with open arms full of love, patience, and hospitality. Something that I have never witnessed before at any race or event. This is just the beginning of an amazing story and I am still in chapter one! I will forever be grateful to Dare2tri and my family. I’m always looking for new ways to give back to such an inspirational and loving community!”
“Racing at Leon’s tri is like a triathlon dream come true. Everything from the pre race events, the fast and flat course, running along the lake with hundreds of American flags and having Leon himself congratulate you as you cross the finish line. It’s a race I hope to go back to year and year!”