Bucyrus Area YMCA


25th Annual Individual & Team Triathlon

The Bucyrus Area YMCA 2018 Spring Triathlon will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018 starting at 9:00 am.

The registration fee is $35.00 for individual competitors and $60.00 for teams. Early entries must be postmarked, faxed or arrive by Friday, May 10, 2018. Race day registration will be allowed for those who make prior arrangements with the Race Committee by email. T-shirts are guaranteed only for those competitors who register by May 10th.

If you have any questions, please email Stephanie Faulkner at sfaulkner@bucyrusymca.org or call the Bucyrus YMCA at 419-562-6218. Please consider volunteering at our annual YMCA Triathlon to help throughout our bike/run route, lap counters in our pool, help at the registration table, refreshment table, etc. Also, please consider donating to our Triathlon. Without the help of our donators, we would not be able to keep this Triathlon going for 25 years; here's to another 25 plus years.

Download registration form here.

24th Annual Individual & Team Triathlon Race Summary

By Dr. Jeff Holter

Race Recap:
The weather reports were not so great leading up to the 24th Annual Bucyrus YMCA Triathlon, but when Saturday morning arrived, we actually had a very nice day for the race – overcast and somewhat cool, with very little wind. The course was still a little wet, but the earlier rain actually helped us out, in that it washed away most of the mud that was in the road in front of the Y from the city’s drainage construction project.

This year's event, consisting of a 500-yard swim, a 12-mile bike ride, and a 5K run, welcomed a field of 40 individuals and 5 teams.

The winner of the Men’s division was Kerry Kean with a fast time of 1:07:09. The Top Crawford County Male was Samuel Rager in 1:16:45. The top finisher in the Women's division was Jennifer Myers with a time of 1:13:53. Repeating as the Top Crawford County Female was Erin Fishpaw in a time of 1:14:03.

In the Team divisions, Team Gribble won the Coed Team category (1:11:38), and Team Strayer won the Male Team category (1:00:16).

Click Here for Race Results

We'd like any feedback that you'd like to give us about our Triathlon. If you have comments, questions, or suggestions, please email them to Stephanie at sfaulkner@bucyrusymca.org .

We hope to see everyone back!

We need to take a moment here to thank all of our Bucyrus YMCA volunteers (listed below) - without these folks, this race would be impossible to hold. And we'd also like to thank our Race Sponsors (also listed below) - their financial assistance helps us greatly with awards, T-shirts, and refreshments.

Triathlon Sponsors:

Race Sponsors

Whetstone Animal Hospital, Dr. Jeff Holter

Santek Waste Services

Bucyrus Women Of The Moose

Wise Funeral Service

Food Donors

Pisanello’s Pizza

Morning Glory Bakery

Pickwick Place

Katering Kountry Style

T & J Fast Food Mart


Triathlon Volunteers:

Triathlon Committee: Stephanie Faulkner (Y Staff, Race Organizer), Gerry Dolan, Jeff Holter, Tom Moon, Liz Dolan, and Deena Smith (Y Associate Executive Director).

Registration Table & Race Numbering: Jacci Kincaid

Pool Volunteers: Kathy Gobrecht, Hans Stadler, Brenda Armstrong, Kelli Batelline, Joni Jones, Dave Jones, Chase Easterday, Clay Easterday, Jill Kinn, Mike Miller, Deb Metzger, Joe Anthony.

Starters: Jeff Holter, Liz Dolan

Bike/Run Course Volunteers: Tom Moon, Judy Osborne, Pete & Sue Maynard, Carl & Stephanie Faulkner, Melissa Kindle, Andrew Wyderka, Neely Young, Noah Thoman, Abbie Bradshaw, Bruce Sloan, Lee Plymale, Paul Smith.

Transition Area & Splits: Ken & Deb Cameron

Run Turnaround/Water Station: Thomas Faulkner

Finish Line: Carol Holter, Floyd Farmer

Computer Entry: Gerry Dolan

Course Marking: Gerry Dolan, Tom Moon

Safety: Crawford County Sheriff's Department, City of Bucyrus, Bucyrus Police Department, LifeStar EMS.

Refreshment Table: Joni Jones, Kathy Gobrecht, Kelli Batelline

YMCA Staff: Steve Crone (CEO), Deena Smith (Associate Executive Director), Stephanie Faulkner (Y Staff), Dannah Smith (Y Staff), Christie Auck (Y Staff)