Carlyle Lake Triathlon

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By kaylavoss
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September 19, 2021 @ 4:30 am – 4:30 pm
Carlyle Lake
Carlyle Lake Project Office

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Carlyle Lake, in partnership with MSE Racing, will host the Carlyle Lake Tri on Sunday, 19 September 2021. The triathlon will begin in the Dam West Day Use Area at 6:30 a.m. and will consist of three groups, Sprint, Olympic Distance, and Half Distance, competing in a timed swim, bike, and run course. The swim portion will take place on the south side of the Dam West Beach. The bike course will start at the Main Dam and will travel North on Clinton and Bond County roads. The route of the run course will take participants through the West Spillway, General Dean Recreation Area, East Spillway, across Saddle Dam II, and the Main Dam. While visiting Carlyle Lake during the triathlon, visitors are encouraged to take extra caution while driving in the areas of the triathlon course.

Due to the number of participants and public safety, Lake Road, located adjacent to the Dam West Recreation Area, will be temporarily closed at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, 18 September until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, 19 September 2021, to accommodate event setup. The closure will be from the West Spillway entrance to the entrance of Dam West Boat Ramp. Saddle Dam II, from McNair Campground to the entrance of Dam East Boat Ramp, will also be closed Sunday from 6:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The Dam West Boat Ramp, Dam East Boat Ramp, West Spillway Recreation Area, and East Spillway Recreation Area will remain open to the public during the event.

For more information contact the Carlyle Lake Project Office at (618) 594-2484 or e-mail at

More details regarding the Carlyle Lake Tri can be found on their website at:

They are also still needing lots of volunteers. They could especially use help on the bike & run courses!

Anyone that signs-up and volunteers at least one shift, will receive a $40 credit towards any MSE Racing event in 2021 or 2022! That credit can be used by you or a loved one/friend if you don’t race.

MSE Racing volunteer coordinator, Stephanie Feeney, will be stepping in this weekend to kick things off! If you have any questions, please reach out to Stephanie via email at

You can find the sign-up link here:

Sincere thanks from the MSE Racing Crew, Tonya & Stephanie