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Posted on: February 1, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Allen Indoor Sprint Triathlon

2018 Sprint Triathlon

Compete in an entirely indoor triathlon at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium!


The City of Allen Sprint Triathlon is an entirely indoor triathlon that consists of a 15-minute swim, 15-minute cycle on an upright bike, and 15-minute run on a treadmill. (For all transitions, the time allotted will be a total of 5 minutes.)

Sunday, March 4, 2018. The first heat begins at 7:30 a.m. with check-in beginning 20 minutes before each heat starts. Heats fall consecutively every 20 minutes.

Where: The entire competition will be held inside Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium. The swim segment will be in the competition pool, the bike segment will be upstairs in the Fitness Room on an upright bike, and the run will be on the treadmills in the Fitness Room.

Cost: $25 individual | $45 team ($15 per person)

Registration: Closes February 20.


How to register:
Open to ages 6 and up, you can register online or stop by the front desk at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium.

Can I register on race morning?: No. Due to budgeting and race heat confirmation, you must register in advance by February 20.

How does the race begin?: For each different division, the heats will begin every 20 minutes.

Packet: There is no packet pick-up, but participants must arrive no later than 30 minutes before their heat begins to get their bib number and set up clothes/items for transitions. All participants will be rewarded with a t-shirt and finisher medal!


How does the swim work?:
The swim will be 15 minutes. Each participant will have their own lane. The participant will receive credit for each full lap completed. If the time is up and the participant is halfway between completing a lap, the yardage will be calculated for that lap. At 14 minutes into the swim segment, a 1-minute left announcement is made.

How does the bike work?: The bike duration will be 15 minutes. Participants will have 15 minutes to cycle as they are capable. At 14 minutes into the bike segment, a 1-minute left announcement is made. Participants will be advised to not stop abruptly to avoid injury.

How does the run work?: This will be a 15-minute duration. Participants can step onto the treadmill and adjust the speed, although they can't hit the start button until time is started. During the run, participants can't step off the running belt while distanced is accumulating. If this happens, 10 seconds will be added to each time this occurs. Participants can press pause and then step on the side if a break is needed.

How do the transitions work?: All transitions are 5 minutes and there will be individuals to guide them to the next segment (bike and treadmill). During this time, all participants will be able to change (shoes, clothes, etc.) to prep for next segment. Participants will be able to organize all of their race material prior to starting their heat.

What if a participant takes more than 5 minutes to get ready for the next segment?: If a participant is late, they can still proceed to start on the next segment, although this will work against the athlete's ability to maximize their overall distance.

How are race results tabulated?: An athlete's race result is the sum of the distances they accumulate in each segment. For example, a participant completes .341 miles in the swim, 5.5 miles on the bike and 2.25 miles in the run, their total distance is 8.091 miles. The highest distance completed will be the top finisher.

When will awards be distributed?: T-shirts and finisher medals will be distributed upon completion of the race.

DRN-2018 Allen Indoor Sprint Triathlon-Flyer

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