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ANNUAL FIDLER POND FISHING DERBY RETURNS FOR ANOTHER YEAR

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

The Goshen Parks and Recreation Department will once again hold its annual Fidler Pond's Fantastic Fishing Derby for kids on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Fidler Pond Park, 1424 Lincolnway East. Awards will be given to participants ages 3-17 for the first fish caught, the smallest... more

City of Goshen to begin next phase of water service line inventory

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

On behalf of the City of Goshen Water Utility, the State of Indiana has contracted with Abonmarche Consultants to excavate potholes, small holes 1 to 2 feet in diameter, to uncover and verify the pipe material of water service lines at selected residences and commercial properties throughout the City.   The... more

Road Closure at 412 & 414 N. Riverside St. between Division St and Wilkinson St. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

  The City of Goshen Water and Sewer Department will be installing a sewer tap at 412 & 414 N. Riverside St. between Division St and Wilkinson St. The work will require excavation of the road, with a trench that will be approximately 14 feet in depth.  For the safety of the work crews and... more

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Board of Works

Thursday, May 30, 2024, 4:00pm

To join the webinar please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88469251269

Park Board Meeting

Monday, June 3, 2024, 4:00pm

Public may join in person or virtually by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89736482570

Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District

Thursday, June 6, 2024, 7:45am

The regular meetings of the Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District Board will take place on the first Thursday of each month, excepting July, as set forth in the schedule below. The meetings will be held in the conference room located in Goshen City Hall at 202 South 5th Street, Goshen, Indiana. All meetings of the Goshen Downtown Economic Improvement District Board are open to the public with the exception of an executive session that may be held as authorized by Indiana Code §5-14-1.5-6.1. The Board may schedule meetings in addition to those listed above as necessary, subject to public notice requirements.

Triathlons

Kerry's Kids 18th Annual Kids' & Teens' Triathlon- July 6, 2024

New this year we have relay race options for 13-18 year old participants. You can enter a two or three person team! 

We are excited to host the 18th Annual Kids’ & Teens’ Triathlon! The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 6, 2024 at Shanklin Park in Goshen, Indiana. Participants ages 5-18 are welcome to compete in this professionally chip timed race. 

While some of the participants are competitive in nature, our emphasis is primarily on the accomplishment of finishing the race. All racers receive a participation medal upon crossing the finish line as an award for their achievement. Additionally, the top three finishers of each girls and boys age divisions are awarded a trophy. Parents are invited to participate with their children during the run portion of the race to show their support and to be actively involved in their children’s steps toward healthy lifestyles.

Pre-teen racers will swim 25 meters (one length of Shanklin Pool), bike 1 mile and run ½ mile. Teens ages 13–18 will swim for 75 meters (three lengths of Shanklin Pool), bike 1.5 miles and run 1.5 miles. Each participant completes all three portions of the race consecutively.

Packet pickup will be held on Wednesday, June 26 at the Park Office located at 524 E. Jackson St. from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm. We will not be conducting bike and helmet inspections this year. It is the parent's responsibility to ensure their child's equipment is safe for the event. 

Race Day Times:

  • Ages 13–18 individual and team relays: 8 am
  • Ages 9–12: 8:30 am
  • Ages 5–8: 9:30 am

Registration Fees:

Now-June 9: $20.00 per child

2 Person Team Now-June 9: $20 per child 

3 Person Team Now-June 9: $20 per child 

June 10 - June 29: $30.00 per child 

2 Person Team June 10–June 29: $20 per child 

3 Person Team June 10–June 29: $20 per child 

Register Online: by clicking hereOnline registration closes July 5 @ 11:59 pm.

Register in Person: Goshen Parks & Recreation Department, 524 E. Jackson St., Goshen, IN 46526. In-person registration will be accepted through Friday, July 5. The office is open Monday–Friday, 7:00 am–4:00 pm.

Age Divisions and Swimming Category:

Non-swimmers*: Ages 5/6, 7/8

*The non-swimmer category is for those needing a life jacket to swim 25 meters; life jackets are mandatory for this category. The non-swimmer divisions will still take part in the swim portion of the race with the use of a life jacket.

Swimmers: 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, 15/16, 17/18


Rock the Quarry Triathlon and Mile Swim- August 10, 2024

The 9th Annual Rock the Quarry Triathlon and Mile Swim scheduled for Saturday, August 10, 2024 at the beautiful Fidler Pond Park located in Goshen, Indiana. Formerly a rock quarry, the pond will be open to the public for this sprint triathlon and mile swim, which is the only day of the year people are permitted to swim in the quarry. The quarry’s pristine water make this event a special destination swim experience!

Sprint Triathlon- This competitive but shorter sprint-distance race is great for both veteran and novice athletes.

500 Yard Swim: If you are comfortable swimming in open water, you will absolutely love this rare opportunity to swim in a quarry nestled in a picturesque setting. The course is a triangular counter-clockwise course beginning and ending at the same point.

15.8-Mile Bike: This is a flat, out-and-back course with both right and left turns. The first section extends through an industrial park and then into the country to Millersburg and back.

5K Run: This course is two laps (3.1 miles) on the flat aggregate track that encircles Fidler Pond. While on the course runners are able to see the rest of the field, and there are plenty of great spots for spectators to cheer.

Mile Swim Event- If you like to swim in open water, you will love this opportunity to swim in a pristine quarry. The deep, clean, clear water makes for quite the swim experience. The Mile Swim Event will be set up in a rectangular, counter-clockwise course. Swimmers will be chip-timed, and timing will end upon crossing a timing mat placed on land at water’s edge of the swim exit. Register here.

Registration and Pricing Information

This is a USAT-sanctioned triathlon. Upon registration each participant must either provide a current USAT membership or purchase a one-day license. Mile swimmers are not required to have or obtain a USAT license. Must be 13 years of age to participate.

Register Online: By using the link Here . Online registration closes Thursday, August 10 @ 11:59 pm.

Register by Mail: Goshen Parks & Recreation, 524 E. Jackson St., Goshen, IN 46526. Registration forms must be postmarked by Friday, August 8. The registration form can be downloaded Here

Register in Person: Goshen Parks & Recreation Department, 524 E. Jackson St., Goshen, IN 46526. In-person registration will be accepted through Friday August 9. The office is open Monday–Friday, 7:00 am–4:00 pm.

Register On-Site: On Friday, August 9 registrations will be accepted during packet pickup, 4:00 pm –7:00 pm, at the race site (Chiddister Pavilion, Fidler Pond Park, 1424 Lincolnway East, Goshen, IN 46526). On Saturday, August 10 (race day), registrations will be accepted from 6:00 am to 7:15 am. Swimmers may register until 8 am on race day.

Triathlon Pricing:

Registration Date

Individual

2 Person Team

3 Person Team

Mile Swim

Now-April 28

$45

$80

$90

$30

April 29-June 14

$55

$85

$95

$35

June 15-August 8

$55

$90

$100

$40

August 9 (On Site)

$60

$95

$105

$45

August 12 (On Site)

$70

$105

$115

$50

Awards

In addition to finisher towels, awards will be presented as follows:

Triathlon Individual: Top 3 male overall, top 3 female overall, top 3 male in each age group and top 3 female in each age group.

Triathlon Team Relay: Top 3 teams accumulative age under 100 (for each participant), top 3 teams accumulative age over 100 (for each participant).

Mile Swim: Top 3 male overall, top 3 female overall, top 3 male in each age group, top 3 female in each age group.

Packet Pickup

Friday, August 9 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Saturday, August 10 from 6:00 am to 7:30 am at the race site, Chiddister Pavilion in Fidler Pond Park. Since this venue is so unique, we strongly encourage participants to come to packet pickup on Friday to see the lay of land and to get your bearings. It will help you greatly to see the layout a day before race day!


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