The Breakup Tri

Event Date

Sun, May 4, 2014


Fairbanks, AK

About This Activity

2014 welcomes The Breakup Tri into it's third season. The race was named after Alaska's spring season where all of the ice and snow that accumulates throughout the winter months starts to melt away. As the ice continues to thaw, the days become longer, temps grow warmer, and the ice over the rivers starts to give way to the flow of the currents of not only the local Chena River, but the surrounding rivers as well. The ice begins to break up into chunks of all different shapes and sizes and floats lazily down the rivers.

This is the first sprint triathlon of the season for the city of Fairbanks, Alaska and the only sprint triathlon within a 250 mile radius in the month of May. The Breakup Tri will offer a unique experience for the individual who wants to give the sport of triathlon a try without being intimidated or overwhelmed by the number of participants. The race will consist of a 500 yd. swim, 13.1 mile bike, and 5k run through and around the beautiful University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. For 2014 we are limiting the number of participants to 84 with plans of expanding in the future. 
The mission of The Breakup Tri is to help introduce the sport of triathlon to those who are looking for a new challenge, a new way to lose weight, cross train, or just want to see what the sport is all about.  An incentive to race The Breakup Tri as a new comer is that it doesn't include an open water swim which often deters some participants from ever signing up for a triathlon.  Another goal of The Breakup Tri is to help fund raise money for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Varsity Women's Swim Team.  These girls will be volunteering their time, energy, and positive attitude to help make this event run as smoothly as possible

Event schedule and times

Registration opens Feb. 1, 2014 and will close when there are 84 participants signed up.  

The race is $30 + USAT membership.
This is a USAT sanctioned event, if you are not a USAT member you will need to buy either a one-day membership pass ($12) or an annual pass ($45) in order to participate. 

A tote bag and cap will be provided with your registration fee.
Race packet pick-up will be May 2nd 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Patty Center.
The race will start at 12 p.m. in hopes that the weather will be warmer.  If the temperature is below 39 degrees we will cancel the swim and modifications to the race will be made, but the race will go on as scheduled regardless of what mother nature may bring. We are Alaskans so we can adapt to anything! 
Awards will be given to the top 3 men and top 3 women.

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