Welcome to the 31st Anniversary of the Thunder in the Valley Triathlon! We are extremely excited to be back for another great year at the beautiful Hawthorn Park in Terre Haute, IN.
You will notice that we have a few changes for this year's race. The biggest change is that we have finally made the move to the traditional Olympic distance and that we have added a sprint distance triathlon to this awesome race! Participants have been requesting this change for years and we are happy to finally make the change to the traditional race format!
Daniel Bretscher a professional triathlete whom is making big waves in the sport of triathlon at the moment will host a swim and run clinic on the Friday before the race, speak at our pre-race welcome ceremony Friday evening, and will be racing with everyone on Saturday!
Daniel is fresh from the Ironman World Championships in Kona where he competed for the 1st time this year as a professional triathlete at that World Championships.
The Triathlon clinic will take place from 12-2 at Hawthorn Park's Beach. We hope you will be able to join us and learn a lot from Daniel who has a wealth of knowledge about the sport of triathlon! We will start with the swim clinic and then swim the course (or as much of it as you would like) before we change into our running clothes from the run clinic.
We are going big for this 31st anniversary race! All athletes will receive top notch race gear for a professional race experience.All race participants will receive the following:
Pepsi Refreshment Services will be our Hydration sponsor for Thunder in the Valley. Look for their water, Gatorade, and cola products at all aid stations along the course and cool off with a refreshing Pepsi after the race.
The Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Terre Haute is the official host hotel and a sponsor with Thunder in the Valley. They will have rooms available discounted to $119 exclusively to Thunder in the Valley participants. In order to book your room at this discounted rate call the front desk at (812) 234-8900 and ask for rooms reserved under Thunder in the Valley.