2015 GVSU Try-a-Tri


Event Date

Sun, Mar 29, 2015


Allendale, MI


Activity Today Later

Wave 1 - 8:00a - Wave 1 - 8:00a

$40 $40 Closed

Wave 2 - 8:30a - Wave 2 - 8:30a

$40 $40 Closed

Wave 3 - 9:00a - Wave 3 - 9:00a

$40 $40 Closed

Wave 4 - 9:30a - Wave 4 - 9:30a

$40 $40 Closed

Wave 5 - 10:00a - Wave 5 - 10:00a

$40 $40 Closed

Wave 6 - 10:30a - Wave 6 - 10:30a

$40 $40 Closed

Wave 7 - 11:00a - Wave 7 - 11:00a

$40 $40 Closed

About This Activity

The Grand Valley Triathlon Club would like to invite you to participate in the 3rd annual Grand Valley Try - a - Tri indoor triathlon. This race is perfect for athletes of all abilities, whether you are a veteran triathlete or want to try your first triathlon without spending all that money on a new bike. All proceeds from the race go to helping the Grand Valley Triathlon Club to raise money for the upcoming season in the collegiate circuit. Be sure to sign up before MARCH 20th to be guaranteed a T-shirt!

Race Details

The race will consist of a 10 minute swim, 20 minute bike and a 15 minute run.
The swim will take place in the Grand Valley Recreation Center pool.  Participants will then have a 10 minute transition to the Kelly Family Sports Center where they will begin a 20 minute bike ride on staionary spin bikes.  The final leg of the race will include a 5 minute transition followed by a 15 minute run on Grand Valley's 300m indoor track.

Before your wave you will need to place your race bag in the designated area right outside the pool area.  Once the swim is done you will grab your bag and follow the transition volunteer to the bike area.  You will only have a minute or two to throw some shoes on quick.  Part of the transition will be on a sidewalk outside as you move from the Recreation Center to the Kelly Family Sports Center.  You will have time to throw on shirts, shorts, bike shoes and anything else once you reach the bike area.


Awards will go to the top 3 overall Male and Females as well as the top 3 in each age group There will also be a raffle to give away additional prizes such as free race entries and other goodies.  The awards ceremony will take place at 12:30pm.

What to Bring

Participant's should bring a swimsuit, goggles, running shoes, shirt shorts and a towel. Optional items include swim cap, water bottle, SPD compatible biking shoes for the spin bikes and a bag to keep your belongings with you as you travel to the different stations.

Contact Info:

Race director: Ian Heinicke- heinicki@mail.gvsu.edu


Tris4health has generously donated race entries to the GR Tri and Michigan Titanium to be used as raffle prizes along with many other miscellaneous items. (www.tris4health.com)

The Sufferfest has kindly donated cycling training videos to each of the 4th place finishers in each age category. (www.thesufferfest.com)

Striders has genersouly donated gift cards as raffle prizes (http://www.stridersrun.com)

Event details and schedule

There will be 7 waves of 12 athletes each.  Waves begin every 30 minutes to prevent overlap with athletes in prior waves.  Athletes should arrive at least 20 minutes before the start of their wave.  This will allow enough time to check in, get your number assignment in your wave and place your bag in the transition area. Parking lot F would be the ideal parking as it is close to the pool and track.

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