2019 The Riverlands Rush Biathlon 6/9/19

Sunday, June 9th

2019 Race Results

About: IMPORTANT RACE ANNOUNCEMENT. Due to flooding the 2019 Riverlands Rush Biathlon has moved. The Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary is under water and the town of West Alton, IL has been evacuated. The US Army Corps of Engineers is NOT confident that the run course and road course will be intact after the water recedes this season. 

Thanks to Highland Biathlon race promoter, Ryan Goodwin, we have a terrific new venue. Distances remain the same. The new venue, The Copper Dock Winery in Pocahontas, IL,  features a beautiful lake, food options, restrooms on premise and beautiful roads.

Old course description that is currently under water:

Thanks to the great folks at Riverlands and US Army Corps of Engineers you can test your athletic mettle on a terrific race course. The Riverlands Rush Biathlon is a wide open, fast race! The venue is surrounded by the wetlands and waterways of the Riverlands Wild Bird Sanctuary/Audubon Center. The run heads out onto a peninsula into the Mississippi River on a mix of pavement, gravel, and wood chips before heading back to the transition area. The bike ride is two rocket ship fast circuits of a flat, zippy course with two turn arounds. Keep your friends close and your competition closer as you have opportunities to chase and be chased! Riverlands is a very lightly used rural area...there will be very few motor vehicles on the course. Professionally chip timed by our friends at Big River Race Management.

What: Copper Dock Winery Biathlon  – 4 mile run/20 mile bike.

Where: Copper Dock Winery, 498 White Oak Lane, Pocahontas, Illinois, 62275, 618/669-CORK (2675)

When: Sunday June 9th, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Why: Enjoy a visit to a beautiful winery that is surrounded by scenic country roads.

How much: 

Before January 1st, 2019 Individual $45/Team $75
January 1st - March 1st Individual $50/Team $80
March 1st - June 8th Individual $55/Team $85
Race Day Individual $60/Team $90

Team Entry: How about a two person team? Can do! One person does the run and the other does the bike.

Registration and Packet Pick-Up Options:

  • Note: Register Early- Registrants after June 1st, 2019 are not guaranteed a T-Shirt
  • Saturday, June 8th, 2019 - Big Shark Bicycle Company 1155 S Big Bend Blvd, 63117  -12:00PM - 5:00PM
  • RACE DAY at Copper Dock Winery, 498 White Oak Lane, Pocahontas, Illinois, 62275, 618/669-CORK (2675)  6:30 AM - 7:30 AM 

Online Registration:

The Bi-State Multisport Series- Sign up for 2 or 3 of the races in our series and save 10% or 15% off of each race's registration. The series races are the 4/28 Chain of Rocks Bridge Duathlon, the 5/25 Highland Lions Walt Steiner Memorial Biathlon, and the 6/9 Copper Dock Winery Biathlon. 

If you ONLY want to register for the Copper Dock Winery Biathlon, and not the series, you can register HERE

Important Notes:

  • Individual Athletes will have an ANKLE BIB and a BIB #
  • Team Athletes must transfer a SHARED ANKLE BIB and will have matching BIB#'s

Run! 4 miles – Start at the Copper Dock Winery Parking Lot- head West. This is an out-and-back run- turn around and head back to the transition zone. The run course is primarily paved and features a small, rolling hill.

Run to Bike Transition at the Copper Dock Winery Parking Lot. Transition Zone will have an aid station with water.

Bike!  One 20 mile Loop. The course is a "Figure 8" with multiple turns. The course will be painted and marshaled. Ride to the right, single file except to pass- please.

Awards: Top 3 Overall Men and Women. Plus Top 3 Men and Women Age Groups in 5 year increments. Overall Winners not eligible for Age Group awards. 1st Place Awards for Teams - All Male, All Female and Co-Ed.

  • Age Group Men/Women: U19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Celebrate! – Enjoy post race at the Winery- this is a truly beautiful setting with a kitch and patio that opens immediately post race.

The Venue:

Down a winding road in rural Pocahontas, Illinois, surrounded by 27 acres of woods, sits Copper Dock Winery. This restaurant, bar and banquet center is just far away enough from St. Louis to let you forget about it all. Located 45 minutes from downtown, Copper Dock is the perfect spot to sip wine and enjoy what nature has to offer. Copper Dock is a family-owned business celebrating friends, family, music and nature. Offering a full bar, wine tasting room, and live music most weekends, Copper Dock is not only a place to bring a group of friends, but also an amazing choice for weddings and corporate events!

Directions: From Downtown St. Louis head east on I-55/70. At mile 17 stay right and exit on Hwy 70 East. Follow to Exit 36. At the off-ramp/Pokey Road turn Left. Copper Dock Winery is 1 mile up the road on the right. Turn into the winery and head to parking.

Race Results:

Questions, Comments, Compliments, or to Volunteer mike@bigshark.com

 Thanks to R & R Sanitation for supplying our "facilities".



Bike Course Map (One Lap)

Run Course Map