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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.

The Y's Spring Fever Indoor Triathlon is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event scheduled March 29, 2020 at the Berkshire Family YMCA's Pittsfield Branch.

Triathlon Format

  1. Swim: 15 Minutes
  2. 10-Minute Transition
  3. Bike: 25 Minutes
  4. 5-Minute transition
  5. Run: 20 Minutes

Point System

  • x2 Points = per length swim
  • x3 points = per bike trip
  • x15 points = per treadmill mile

Performance will be measured by the total points.

15 MINUTE SWIM IN THE POOL

Our Indoor Triathlon begins in the pool. Participants will swim for 15 minutes using any type of stroke. Each group of participants will start and end at the same time, signaled by a whistle. Volunteers will keep track of the distance swam. Transition 1: Racers will be given 10 minutes to go to the locker room to take an optional shower and change into clothing suitable for cycling and running.

25 MINUTE RIDE OUR SPIN BIKES

Each participant will bike for 20 minutes on a stationary bike. The exact distance is what counts. Participants may set the resistance, seat height and handlebars to whatever works best for them. Transition 2: Racers will be given 5 minutes. Participants may choose to bring a change of shoes, a second water bottle, or a snack if needed.

20 MINUTE RUN ON OUR TREADMILLS

Runs will take place on the treadmills. Each participant will have 20 minutes on the treadmill to run as far as possible. Distance is calculated into points for all three activities and the cumulative points across all events determines your finishing placement.

WHEN: Sunday, March 29, 2020

TIME: First wave begins at 7:00AM

WHERE: Pittsfield Branch, 292 North Street Pittsfield, MA 01201

SWAG: Racers will receive goggles, swim cap, drawstring bag, and finisher medal.

 

REGISTRATION FEES 

PRE-EVENT

Y MEMBER $20* | NON-MEMBER $25*

DAY OF

Y MEMBER $25* | NON-MEMBER $30*

*All USA Triathlon non-members will pay an additional 1-day member fee of $15.

CONTACT: Brandon Rousseau, brousseau@bfymca.org