Redemption Party: September 12, 2020

“The Kaag Party”

For anyone who lives to race, as we do, 2020 has been one disappointment after another. We understand that it’s our responsibility to everyone involved to ensure that participants, volunteers, spectators, and organizers are as safe as reasonably possible, and because permits can’t be guaranteed for race day due to COVID-19 mitigation efforts, the official Redemption Triathlon is cancelled.

But we aren’t quitters, and virtual races just aren’t our style, so don’t let us stop you from commemorating the race with an unsupported group event. Bike, run, and/or swim to your heart’s content at the gorgeous Gifford Pinchot State Park trails and swim areas solo, with friends, or with fellow athletes on Saturday, September 12, 2020.

Race routes:

BIKE – Strava 10.7 mile loop


Then join us at 2:00pm on the porch in Harrisburg (address included with confirmation email) with Utopian Events owners, Terra and Nikos Phelps, to turn our racing sorrows into joys as we celebrate 44 years of Chris Kaag, Founder and CEO of the IM ABLE Foundation, US Marine Corps Veteran, Adaptive Athlete and relentless Advocate for the Adaptive Community. It’s his birthday weekend, and we are throwing a “KAAG PARTY”!

Bring your own tent for an overnight campout. We’ll get food, drinks, a DJ, a bonfire, yard games, and we’ll set it up for you in a responsible way. If you don’t want to sleep under the stars, Candlewood Suites has a block of rooms reserved for us. Just call 1-717-652-7800 and use the discount code “Redemption” during check out to get the reduced rate. 

The first 250 to sign up below are in for one heck of a good time that could make social distancing history, in our minds anyway. Safe, outside, and a whole lot of fun.



Kids? They’re your kids. It’s going to be a party. If you’re ok with your kids being at a party, it’s entirely your call.

Dogs? Friendly dog that you agree to clean up after? Sure! Our dogs will not be on leashes.

We will be following ALL COVID Mitigation restrictions so don’t mess this up for everyone by being a rebel. Temperatures will be taken when you arrive.

Bring your own blanket, lawn chair, MASK, pop up tent, table, lawn games, etc.

Drink responsibly

Don’t be a jerk and destroy or steal stuff.  Not cool

Rain or shine.  There is no cover for rain. 

NO REFUNDS!  No rain dates

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