✶✶✶✶ WHAT IS AN INDOOR TRIATHLON? ✶✶✶✶
An "indoor tri" is the perfect way to "get your feet wet" whether you are a first timer, or a veteran looking for a motivating challenge to test and benchmark your fitness as you prepare for your next racing season! You can participate side by side with friends and family, co-workers, or individually alongside fellow triathletes. Unlike traditional triathlon, this event is based on time rather than distance. The further you go during a specific portion, the more points you earn toward a final score.
The 60-minute event consists of 45 minutes of exercise + 15 minutes of transition time as follows:
Swim: 10 minutes (in the pool)
+ Transition #1 = 10-minutes
Bike: 20 minutes (on an indoor bike)
+ Transition #2 = 5-minutes
Run: 15 minutes (on a treadmill or indoor track)
✶✶✶✶ BEGINNER FRIENDLY! ✶✶✶✶
Indoor triathlons are fun, beginner-friendly events for all ability levels! Most indoor triathlons are even in relatively shallow depth pools where you can "aqua-jog" the swim if you aren't comfortable swimming. Any swim stroke is welcome, and since the events are time-based (not distance based), you can take breaks as needed anytime! The clock will keep running and you may not "score" as high in total distance, but these events are all about participation - so they are great fun no matter how fast or "social" you take it! So invite your friends, family, and anyone looking for a great fitness challenge!
✶✶✶✶ TRI312-SCORING SYSTEM ✶✶✶✶
Based on the “312” Chicago area code, we leverage a unique “312 multiplier” scoring system with a 3x SWIM + 1x BIKE + 2x RUN = TOTAL SCORE formula. With a set-time for each event, the results become distance-based using a weighted scoring formula that better replicates real-world outdoor triathlon results. This creates a beginner-friendly and fun atmosphere where everyone starts and finishes together! Ultimately, this also allows swimmers, cyclists, and runners to better complete on a level playing field and determine who is the best all-around triathlete!
YOUR TOTAL SCORE =
3x Swim Distance (miles) +
1x Bike Distance (miles) +
2x Run Distance (miles)
✶✶✶✶ BRING TRI312 TO YOU! ✶✶✶✶
Want to bring Tri312 to your club or facility? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org as we're always adding more event locations and partners!