First ever Perry's Victory Races Aug. 11

On Sunday, Aug. 11, Put-in-Bay’s First Ever Sprint Triathlon, Sprint Duathlon, Kids Duathlon and Kids FUN Run are being held on South Bass Island. This event is a good one for first time du/triathletes as well as seasoned veterans. The race may be entered individually or by two or three person relay teams.

Perry's Victory Races offer an opportunity to get the family together one last time before the kids go back to school. The route has been designed to take runners on a scenic tour of the historic island of Put-in-Bay. For first time visitors to Put-in-Bay, it is a great way to explore the island. Frequent island guests will experience some less traveled parts of the island. The hub of the race is on the lawn of the Peace Garden at Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial. All participants, families and friends can join into activities for the Bi-Centennial celebration at Perry’s Memorial after the races.

All Sport FUNdamentals is a new Sports Management Company founded by Oliver Thwaite from Put-in-Bay. Oliver graduated from Put-in-Bay High School in 2008 and earned his Sports Management and Business degrees from Otterbein University in 2011. 

Offering a wide variety of sports programs, camps and clinics for children in grades 3–8, Thwaite said, “We make participating FUN for everyone by individually taking time to give personal one on one coaching and teaching the FUNdamentals of sports in a relaxed and FUN environment. By taking away the pressure that other sports programs put on kids and replacing it with FUN we bring out the best in our participants. We are also creating unique family FUN events for adults and children of all ages including triathlons and duathlons as well as softball, volleyball & fishing tournaments just to name a few!”

The Perry’s Victory Race event includes:

•welcome Bag
•catered Lunch
•post-race drinks and snacks
•T-shirts for tri/du and kids du participants (T-shirts available to purchase for Kids FUN run participants & all spectators)
•awards for the top finishers in each group

To register to participate in the event and for more information regarding Perry’s Victory Triathlon, Perry's Victory Duathlon, Kids Duathlon and Kids FUN Run go to and click on the “Race Events” tab and then click the orange “Register Now” button or call 614-636-3386.

Take advantage of this week's registration discount by entering the promotional code ISLANDER during registration. On line registration is encouraged at 

Pre-registration packets will be available on the lawn of the Peace Garden at Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial on Saturday , Aug. 10, from 5-8 p.m. Late registration for the event will also be open from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday and on Sunday at 7:30 a.m.

Volunteers are needed. To sign up for a volunteer position go to click on the “Race Events” tab and then click the orange “Register Now” button to sign up or call 614-636-3386.

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