An Indoor Triathlon consists of the three disciplines: swim, bike, run – in that order. The only difference from a standard outdoor event is that you are timed in each activity. Your recorded distances during the swim, bike, and run portions are calculated and combined to give you a final, total distance. Your race day will follow the new 60-minute event format:
- Swim: 10 minutes (in pool)
- Transition 1: 10 minutes
- Bike: 30 minutes (on Keiser M3 Indoor Cycles)
- Transition 2: 5 minutes
- Run: 20 minutes (on treadmill)
New to Triathlon?
An Indoor Triathlon is a great way to experience a triathlon – without the intimidation. Registrants with no triathlon experience race alongside other first time participants and those intimidated by swimming can even walk the swim as most of our pools are shallow enough to aqua-jog the entire swim! Participants can also complete in a no-swim “bike + run” duathlon!
2020 Race Schedule:
- Saturday, Feb 1: FFC Lincoln Park
- Saturday, Feb 8: FFC Elmhurst + Kids Tri
- Sunday, Feb 23: FFC Park Ridge + Kids Tri
- Saturday, Feb 29: FFC West Loop
- Saturday, Mar 21: FFC Gold Coast + Kids Tri
- Saturday, Mar 28: FFC Oak Park + Kids Tri
The Kids (youth) triathlon is for children aged 7-14 and will include completing a half distance in each discipline compared to the adults as follows: 5 minute swim,10 minute transition,15 minute bike, 5 minute transition,10 minute run.
Please see ATHLETE GUIDE for additional details. Ages 15+ can race in the regular adult race. Special arrangements may be possible for parents to compete before or after the children’s wave (typically later in the morning). Alternatively, or to compete in the same wave of the swim and bike with a staggered swim start for parents who want to compete alongside their children. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or special requests!
NOTE: Children can compete in the triathlon only if they are tall enough to ride on our stationary indoor bicycles – typically this means athletes must be at least 4’6″ tall. Kids not tall enough to compete on stationary indoor bicycles are welcome to attempt to compete by cycling “out of the saddle” as much as they are comfortable doing since the focus is on participation! They may even opt to skip the bike to participate in an indoor swim-run “splash & dash” and will still receive finisher medals.
For full event details, rules, timelines, and information, please review the ATHLETE GUIDE available at tinyurl.com/indoortri-guide.
Wave Start Times
Each athlete will be assigned a specific start time, generally ranging between 8am and 11am. Select events may have start times as early as 7am for our suburban locations. Wave start times will be posted in advance at tinyurl.com/indoortri-waves and distributed via email approximately 24-48 hours prior to race day. For any special start time requests, please contact email@example.com.
Interested in Volunteering?
We’re always looking for race day volunteers. If you’re interested in helping out, please go to ffc.com/endurance-volunteer.
For photos from past events, please follow and check the TriMonster Triathlon Training facebook page at fb.com/trimonsters/photos.
For race results please visit tinyurl.com/indoortri-results.
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