MRU Sprint Triathlon – 28th Annual

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(sprint = short, not fast)

Registration for the 2015 triathlon is OPEN.

Photos from 2014 triathlon ("Photos" >> "Albums" >> "2014 MRU Sprint Triathlon")

2014 race results ("Results" >> "2014" >> "MRU Sprint Triathlon")

Event Info:
Sunday, April 12, 2015
9:15 am – 2:00 pm (approximately)
Registration deadline (if not sold out):  Sunday, April 5, 2015

This triathlon is designed for first-time and novice triathletes (experienced triathletes are welcome too!): swim 0.5 km (20 lengths of MRU’s pool), bike 17.5 km (any bike in safe working condition) and run 5 km (walk breaks are OK). Speed is NOT a factor in any of the three stages.

Do it all yourself or with your own dream team of two or three people (one person may do two stages). 

Event includes electronic chip timing, lunch, draw prizes, age group medals, and a technical shirt (choice of women’s or men’s fit).

Prerequisite(s): 17+ years, ability to swim 20 lengths of MRU’s pool, cycle 17.5 km (any bike in safe working condition) and run 5 km (walk breaks are OK). Speed is NOT a factor for any of the three stages.

Locations: See route maps in “What You Need to Know” (below)

Fee:
Do it all yourself:  $19.00 MRU Student | $39.00 Member | $69.00 Non-member
Per team member: **  $15.00 MRU Student | $25.00 Member | $45.00 Non-member
** Each team member must register separately.

Watch this year's PROMO VIDEO:

27th Annual MRU Sprint Triathlon

"How to do this triathlon" Workshop:
Reminder: everything you need to know is in the “What You Need to Know” document (link is below). Workshop includes a review of what to expect on event day, a Q & A period and a tour of event locations. This one hour workshop will be held in February or March (date will be published in winter Rec Guide which is released in late November).

What about the weather?
In the last 12 years, we’ve only had to modify the event once. After the swim, you have the option of changing into dry clothes before going outside. If the weather is uncooperative, this event will not be cancelled; it will be modified (the most extreme option: swim + run on our indoor track). No refunds will be issued. If the event does have to be modified, you will receive 20% off your registration fee for the 2016 triathlon.

Transfers, Withdrawals, Refunds
Only those registered will be allowed to participate (you may not sell or give away your spot). If you withdraw by Sunday, April 5, you’ll receive a refund (minus the $15 administration fee). After April 5, refunds (minus the $15 administration fee) will only be given for medical reasons (doctor’s note required) or work related leave (documentation required).

Triathlete "MUST DO" Checklist:

  1. Register and pay (in person, by phone 403.440.6517 or online) by Sunday, April 5.
  2. Read "What you Need to Know" (includes route maps) >>> this document will be available in late October.
  3. Fill out the online "Triathlete Info Form" (available in November) by Sunday, April 5.
  4. Pick up your race bag (race bib, shirt) and sign your waiver: Wed, April 8 - Sat, April 11 at Recreation (U130). Sorry, you cannot send someone in your place.
  5. IMPORTANT:  To ensure you received the triathlon email updates, check that your correct email address is on your Rec account by phoning 403.440.6517.

90+ Volunteers Needed
Cheer on our triathletes while you help make this great event possible. You’ll receive a "Tri Crew" t-shirt, lunch and you might win one of the many volunteer-only draw prizes. To volunteer please email recevents@mtroyal.ca.

Have questions? Need reassurance? Contact the event coordinator, Ron Griffith at 403.440.6519 or rgriffith@mtroyal.ca.
TO REGISTER phone a different number: 403.440.6517 (Ron cannot register you).
 

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