AthletiCare's Try the Tri

Event Date

Sun, May 4, 2014


Springfield, IL

About This Activity

This is a great triathlon for beginners that is in its 11th year. It will consist of a 150 yd indoor pool swim; 5 mile bike on flat, open roads; and 1.2 mile run through a park primarily on a paved path. It is open to ages 9 and above. All participants will receive a quality t-shirt with event logo. Refreshments and awards will be provided at the post race party in Southern View Park.

 The team category is open to 2-3 participants. You will still receive all the amenities. (Teams with minors must have an adult register the team) Also, each individual must purchase the one day USAT permit if not a USAT member. 

8 Week Training Program:  Patty Shafer, 9 time Ironman Triathlon Finisher, will be leading this 8 week program.  The fee of $80 will include an individual entry into Try the Tri, weekly training sessions (Tuesday evening with some in the pool with instruction), video analysis, and training journal.  This will start March 11, 2014. 

AthletiCare reserves the right to cancel any or all events due to bad weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control. There are no refunds available.   

Event schedule and times

Friday May 2, 2014: Early Packet Pick-up and Registration from 5-7 pm

Saturday, May 3, 2014: Packet Pick-up and Registration from 1-3 pm

Sunday, May 5, 2014:  6-6:30 Packet Pick-up; 6-7 am Transition area open; 7:15 am Pre-race Meeting; 7:30 am Race begins. 

  • 6-6:30 Packet pick-up
  • 6 am: Transition opens
  • 7 am: Transition area closes
  • 7:15 am: Pre-Race Meeting in the AthletiCare gym
  • 7:30 am: Race begins
  • Post Race: Refreshments / Awards Ceremony at Southern View Park

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