Indoor Triathlon USA: Seattle

Event Date

Sun, Feb 22, 2015


Seattle, WA

About This Activity

Indoor Triathlon USA: Seattle is the fourth event in a national series. Like all indoor triathlons it's controled enviroment is perfect for beginners. But unlike other indoor events it is perfect for the uber competitor.

ITUSA provides virtually identical courses in every city allowing athletes from various regions to compete against each other and vie for All American honors. What truly separates ITUSA from other indoor events is its use of Elite Fluid Trainers. Arguably, with most indoor events, the bike segment is a throw-away; in no way an accurate test of the athlete's biking power. With the Elite system it automaticly calibrates to the athlete's weight. The more an athlete weighs the more power they must exert. 

Every Indoor Triathlon USA race is an i55 distance event; 10 minute swim, 30 minute bike, 15 minute run. Please take a look at the Indoor Triathlon USA web site for detailed information on: Course Layout, Training Tips, Ranking System, World Championship and All-American Honorees.


Event details and schedule

Race Date:

Sunday 02/22/15

Race Location:

Meadowbrook Pool
10515 35 Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98104


  • through 12/20/14 – $50.00
  • through 01/20/15 – $55.00
  • through 02/18/15 – $60.00 (on-line registration closes 11:59 pm 02/18/15)
Early Packet Pick-Up:

Saturday 02/21/15 3:00pm -6:00pm

Performance Bicycle
4501 Roosevelt Way NE
University Center
Seattle, WA 98105

Need To Bring:
A valid drivers license

Race Start Times:

Race Day Packet Pick-Up opens at 6:30 am

All participants that have registered on-line will receive their start time by email no later then 24 hours before the event.

Athletes should check in no later than 1.5 hours before their start time, particularly if they have not picked up their race packet yet. Bikes should be checked in no later than 45 minutes before their wave time.

Wave O: 7:40 am
Wave P: 8:00 am
Wave Q: 8:20 am
Wave R: 8:40 am
Wave S: 9:00 am
Wave T: 9:20 am
Wave U: 9:40 am
Wave V: 10:00 am
Wave W: 10:20 am
Wave X: 10:40 am
Wave Y: 11:00  am

Course Information:


10 Minute SWIM / 30 Minute BIKE / 15 Minute RUN

 Swim Course – 10 Minutes

  • Meadowbrook Pool
  • Every lane will be shared by two athletes, allowing them to split the lane and swim unimpeded at their own pace
  • 25 yard pool
  • There are length-counters tracking the distance you have swam at every turn.
  • At the 9 minute point a “1 minute left” announcement is made
  • At 10 minutes a horn sounds signaling the end your swim.
  • Swimmers may not exit pool until the 10 minute horn sounds.
  • Swimmer may exit at either end of the pool.
  • Athletes should proceed directly to transition 1 / biking area (next door to the Meadowbrook Community Center Gym)


Transition 1 – 10 Minutes

  • Athletes have ten free minutes from the sound of the horn signalling the end of the swim to the bike start.
  • If they exceed the ten minutes it will start to deduct from their 30 minute bike time.
  • Transition area is located next to athlete’s bike.
  • Athletes bike will be mounted for them on the Elite Qubo Trainer in numerical order, easy for the athlete to find.
  • Once athlete has completed their transition they must stand next to their bike with 2 feet on the ground until the signal that the ten minute transition has ended and the bike segment started.

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Bike Course – 30 Minutes

  • Athlete brings their own bike.
  • Bike will be set up on trainer along with odometer ready to ride when athlete arrives from the swim.
  • It is automatically calibrated by the weight of the rider/bike against the roller.
  • At the signal, athlete has thirty minutes to mount bike and ride as far as they are capable.
  • At 29 minutes into the bike segment a “1 minute left” announcement is made.
  • At 30 minutes a horn sounds signalling the end of bike segment.

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Transition 2 – 5 Minutes

  • Athletes have five free minutes from the sound of the horn signalling the end of the bike to the run start.
  • If they exceed the five minutes it will start to deduct from their 15 minute run time.
  • Their transition area is right there at their bike.
  • Once changed, athlete’s should proceed to the run start. (Inside the same gym, less than a 100 feet from the bike).

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Run Course – 15 Minutes

  • Athletes must wait at the run start for the five minute transition time to expire and running leg to start.
  • At the horn athletes have 15 minutes to run as far as they can.
  • The Seattle Indoor Triathlon is identical to the below illustration/dimensions.

Run Course

  • Lap counters will be located every 50 yards.
  • A participant must complete a 50 yard segment within the 15 minute time limit for that yardage to count in their total mileage.
  • After 15 minutes the horn will sound signaling the end of the race.
Race Awards:

Age group Awards Certificates (frame worthy) are given to the top three per gender in the following age groups: 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-17, 18-19, 20-24,,25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+

The athlete's race age is based off their age on December 31 of the race year

There are also plaques awarded to the Top Three Overall finishers per gender.


Every Competitor receives:
- A custom made Indoor Triathlon USA Swim Cap
Finisher’s Medal (upon completion of the race)
- A custom made Indoor Triathlon USA Race Tee


Refund Policy:

There are absolutely no cash refunds given.
However if a refund is requested, NO LATER THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS PREVIOUS YOUR EVENT, you will be given a 50% credit for that same event next year.

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