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NOTICE TO BIDDERS: PUBLIC RECYCLING DROP-OFF SITE SERVICES

Thursday, January 26, 2023

The City of Goshen, Indiana is soliciting sealed proposals for the collection, transport, and processing of recyclable materials from the City’s public recycling drop-off site. Services include the supply and maintenance of collection containers. Services to be provided shall begin April 1, 2023 and... more

Notice of Adoption of Ordinance 5147

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Ord. 5147: Establishing Various Fees and Parking Regulations Regarding City-Owned Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Ordinance 5147, Establishing Various Fees and Parking Regulations Regarding City-Owned Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, was passed by the Goshen Common Council and approved and... more

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

City of GoshenCDBG Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2023 The City of Goshen is preparing the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2023 (July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024) and is soliciting public input. The following were identified as priority needs and... more

Upcoming Events All »

Downtown Goshen EID

Thursday, February 2, 2023, 7:30am

Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District

Board of Works

Monday, February 6, 2023, 2:00pm

To join the webinar please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82986722338 or call 309-205-3325. Webinar ID: 829 8672 2338. Comments are no longer taken online.

City Council

Monday, February 6, 2023, 6:00pm

To view a live stream of this meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84318865360 or call 309-205-3325, Webinar ID: 843 1886 5360. Comments are no longer taken online.

Triathlons

Kerry's Kids 17th Annual Kids' & Teens' Triathlon- July 8, 2023

We are excited to host the 18th Annual Kids’ & Teens’ Triathlon! The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 8, 2023 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 28 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: 8 am
  • Ages 9–12: 8:30 am
  • Ages 5–8: 9:30 am

Registration Fees:

Now-June 13: $20.00 per child

June 14 - July 7: $30.00 per child 

Register Online: by clicking on the Kids Triathlon pageOnline registration closes July 7 @ 11:59 pm.

Register by Mail: Goshen Parks & Recreation, 524 E. Jackson St., Goshen, IN 46526. Registration forms must be postmarked by Friday, July 7. 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, July 7. 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

Additional details are available on the event website at www.goshenkidsandteenstriathlon.com


Rock the Quarry Triathlon and Mile Swim- August 12, 2023

The 9th Annual Rock the Quarry Triathlon and Mile Swim scheduled for Saturday, August 12, 2023 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 7. 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 Thursday, August 10. The office is open Monday–Friday, 7:00 am–4:00 pm.

Register On-Site: On Friday, August 11 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 12 (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

$40

$75

$85

$25

April 29-June 13

$45

$80

$90

$30

June 14-August 10

$50

$85

$95

$35

August 12 (On Site)

$60

$95

$105

$40

August 12 (On Site)

$70

$105

$115

$45

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 11 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Saturday, August 12 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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