Want to try a tri? An indoor triathlon is an excellent way to get your feet wet. 10 reasons to give it a tri.

Unlike a traditional triathlon, which covers fixed distances of swim, bike, and run, indoor triathlons challenge competitors to race the greatest distance within a fixed time frame. Transition times are fixed, meaning they don’t count in the overall finishing time. At the conclusion of the event, each athlete receives a score based on the distances completed in each of the discipline, plus an overall score for ranking. More importantly, they earn the distinction of “triathlete.” More than half of indoor triathlon participants are first-timers, with many going on to compete in traditional triathlon events.