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Thunder in the Valley Terre Haute Triathlon Featuring Dave Scott

30th Thunder in the Valley
a.k.a Terre Haute Triathlon
Saturday, May 23rd 2015

800 Meter Swim, 40k Bike, 8k Run


72 degrees - Hawthorn Lake Water temp as of May 19th at 1:00 p.m.

Welcome to the 30th Anniversary of the Thunder in the Valley Triathlon! We are extremely excited to be celebrating this milestone and hope you will all come out and join us for this Indiana favorite and one of the oldest triathlons in the state.

This year will be the biggest and best race to date. Athletes will get to meet and race alongside 6 time Ironman World Champion legend Dave Scott the first inductee into the Ironman Hall of fame. Not only will you get to meet some amazing people but we are going to be giving you top notch athlete swag and race memories you will not forget. The field is currently limited to 500 participants and we expect to fill up quickly. So be sure to sign up quickly for a race to remember and to meet a triathlon legend.

Newly Added

We are happy to announce that Dave will be opening up a swim and run clinic on Friday to all participants of Thunder in the Valley. The clinic will start at noon at the Hawthorn Park beach where Dave will walk us through how to be properly prepared for the 1st leg of the race and he will share his elite insight on proper stretches, technique, and strategy for the swim. We will then swim the course or as much of it as you would like so that you can get a feel for what race day will be like.

Afterwards we will change over into our running gear and take a preview of the run course. Dave will share more insight on how to properly transition to the run portion of the race and will walk athletes through more technique and strategies you can use to conquer the run. I hope you will all join us for this fun and exciting clinic the day before the race! Check out Dave as he talks a little more about the clinic for Friday.

Dave Scott's Friday Clinic

Dave Scott's Welcome Video

Dave Scott Answers Previous Participant's Questions

Dave Scott's Thunder in the Valley Training Plan

Dave Scott's Triathlon Origins

  1. Race Pricing:
  2. Individual
  3. $70 - until March 21st
  4. $75 - until April 25th
  5. $80 - until May 21st
  6. $90 - until race day (if available)
  7. Team
  8. $120 - until March 21st
  9. $125 - until April 21st
  10. $130 - until May 31st
  11. $140 - until race day (if available)
  12. (Must be a USAT member to participate.
  13. If you are not you can purchase one for $12 through online registration)

  1. Athlete Guide
  2. Course
  3. Results
  4. Resources
  5. Hotel/Travel
  6. Video
  7. Course Tips
  8. Contact Us

We are going big for this 30th anniversary race! All athletes will receive top notch race gear for a professional race experience.
All race participants will receive the following:

  1. 30th Anniversity Athlete Gear
  2. Custom Diecast 30th Anniversary Finisher Medal
  3. Custom 30th Anniversary Awards
  4. Thunder in the Valley Tri-Tats
  5. Thunder in the Valley Race Bibs
  6. Thunder in the Valley Swim Cap
  7. 30th Anniversary Thunder in the Valley Shirt
  8. Pre-race welcome speech with Dave Scott Friday Evening

Schedule of Events

  1. Friday:
  2. Swim/Run Clinic with Dave Scott 12 - 2 p.m.
  3. Location: Hawthorn Park Beach
  4. Packet Pickup - 4 - 8 p.m.
  5. Location: Hilton Garden Inn Terre Haute: 750 Wabash Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47807
  6. Welcome Speech with Dave Scott - 6 p.m.
  7. Location: Hilton Garden Inn
  1. Saturday:
  2. Packet Pickup - 6 - 7:45 a.m.
  3. Location: Dogwood Shelter @ Hawthorn Park
  4. Pre-race meeting - 7:50 a.m.
  5. Location: Hawthorn Lake Beach
  6. Elite Men Start - 8:00 a.m.
  7. Elite Women Start - 8:05 a.m.
  8. Collegiate Start - 8:10 a.m.
  9. Begin Time Trial Start - 8:15 a.m.
  10. Enter the water according to bib number (correlates to estimated swim time)
  11. Results will begin to be posted - 10:00 a.m.
  12. Location: Hawthorn Lake Beach House
  13. Begin Awards Ceremony: 11:30 a.m.
  14. Location: Hawthorn Lake Beach House

A complete V.I.P. experience with "The Man" Dave Scott 6 time Ironman World Champion.
V.I.P.s will get a chance to meet, train, eat and talk with Dave Scott in a very personal atmosphere.

Dave Scott Welcomes Our V.I.P.s

V.I.P.s will get the following:

  1. Dinner and Drinks with Dave Thursday evening. (Meal and drinks is included)
  2. Practice swim and course overview with Dave Friday mid-day
  3. Priority seating at the front of the Pre-race speech given by Dave Friday Evening
  4. Priority Bike Racking next to Dave on Race Day
  5. Race Entry
  6. Special V.I.P. race gear

You can register for the V.I.P. experience with Dave Scott through the registration link on the main page of the Thunder in the Valley website.


Hilton Garden Inn Terre Haute      Pepsi Refreshment Services

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.

Hawthorn Park, 6067 East Old Maple Avenue, Terre Haute, IN