Triathlon, 5k, and Family Races Return to Put-in-Bay for Sixth Year

Sports Events Timing6th Annual Perry’s Victory Triathlon, 5k and Family Races
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Put-in-Bay, Ohio

The 6th Annual Perry’s Victory Triathlon, 5k and Family Races will be held on Sunday, August 26, 2018 in Put-in-Bay, Ohio (South Bass Island).  This year’s race has been expanded not only to include the Triathlon, Duathlon, 5k and Kids FUN Run, but also the Aquathon (swimming and running) and the Aquabike (swimming and cycling) events.

Perry’s Victory Triathlon is a great opportunity to challenge yourself before the end of the summer season and enjoy a day on beautiful South Bass Island. The route has been designed to take you on a scenic tour of historic Put-in-Bay with the hub of the race being held on the lawn of the Peace Garden at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. This is a great event for first time du/triathletes, as well as seasoned veterans. This years events will offer a Sprint Triathlon, Sprint Duathlon, 5k Run/Walk, Kids FUN Run, and new this year a Sprint Aquabike and a Sprint Aquathon! The Triathlon even offers the option for two or three member relay teams. This event is organized by an All Sports Timing & Race Management Certified USA Triathlon Race Director.

The races will begin at 9:05 a.m. with the Kids FUN Run, followed by the start of the Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike and Aquathon at 9:15 a.m., and the 5k at 10:00 a.m.
For race registration, along with detailed information on the races and course maps, please go to  For more information and questions, email: info “at”

Mills Trophy Racers Provide On-Board Perspective

Mills Race to Put in Bay

Photo by Doug Haag

On-the-water coverage of the Mills Trophy Race, hosted by the Toledo Yacht Club, has not reached the depth of coverage available for the Volvo Ocean Race, but Put-in-Bay Daily™ is happy to share a first-hand report from skipper/owner Brett Langolf.Mills Race to Put in Bay

Mills Trophy Race to Put in Bay

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Thick, grey and low clouds rolled into Western Lake Erie last Friday evening for the start of the 95th running of the Mills Trophy Race. With the wind from the east, and a forecast predicting the same angle for most of the night, the skippers and crews of the 90+ boats knew it would be “into the wind” all night and into the morning to get to Middle Bass Island for the finish. Knee Deep was among the vessels in the second to last start and hammered the boat up the race course.  The crew worked the boat though chop and wind, switching back and forth between the largest Genoa (a #1 as sailors call it) to one slightly smaller for alignment with the wind conditions. The evening wind strengths ranged from 0.0 knots to gusts of 17 knots.  A very competitive fleet stayed close throughout the slightly chilly night.

Mills Race to Put in Bay

Photo by Doug Haag

Knee Deep rounded Ballast Island a little after 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning and finished at 3:24 a.m. to take 3rd Place in their class. For the crew of eight, three were first time Mills sailors.  It was skipper Brett Langolf’s 11th overall Mills Trophy Race race, and the 5th for him and his wife Katie.  After docking, it was less than two hours until Frosty’s opened!