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VIRTUAL TRIATHLON 101

 

ABOUT THE TIME TO TRI VIRTUAL TRIATHLON

The Time to Tri Virtual Triathlon is the world’s first entirely online swim, bike and run event that allows you to seamlessly sync your workout devices to the Time to Tri Virtual Triathlon results and leaderboard. Virtual triathlon allows for anyone, with any level of experience, to compete in a triathlon at their own pace. You will have the convenience of swimming, biking and running the distance of a sprint triathlon on your own schedule anywhere in the world — indoors or outside. Do the distance all at once like a traditional triathlon or break it into small goals a few times a week. The beauty of a virtual triathlon is the flexibility. If you have ever been interested in competing in a triathlon but have yet to race in an event the time is now!

Date: Nov. 1 - Dec. 1, 2019 

 

REGISTRATION

The Time to Tri Virtual Triathlon is free for participants. For a donation of $35 to the USA Triathlon Foundation, you will receive a finishers package that will include a finisher medal and a race T-shirt. 100 percent of the proceeds from this donation will be directed back to the USA Triathlon Foundation to support their mission of “Opening Pathways to Triathlon For All.” You will be able to make this donation as part of the registration process. For more information on the Foundation, please click here.

 

EQUIPMENT

You’ll need a GPS-enabled device, phone or smartwatch to record your workout. Basic swim, bike and run gear or access to a stationary bike, pool or treadmill is all you really need to participate. Visit this page to learn more about triathlon equipment. You can link compatible devices to your Time to Tri Virtual Triathlon profile and it will track and upload for you. The platform supports Apple Health, Fitbit, MapMyFitness, Strava, Suunto, Google Fit, Polar, RunKeeper, Misfit, and Garmin apps devices!

Learn more about how to connect your device and if it is compatible here.

When using a GPS tracking device, your results are uploaded to FitRankings every-time you sync your device with its respective app. For instance, when you sync your Garmin with the Garmin Connect app, all workouts from your Garmin will be uploaded automatically. Note that you must have previously connected each device you track workouts on to FitRankings for this to occur.

 

DISTANCES


For the Sprint Distance Challenge you will need to complete the following distances: Swim 500 meters (0.31 miles), Bike 20 kilometers (12.5 miles), Run 5 kilometers (3.1 miles)

For the Olympic Distance Challenge you will need to complete the following distances: Swim 1,400 meters (0.92 miles), Bike 40 kilometers (24.9 miles) and Run 10 kilometers (6.2 miles)

 

LEADERBOARDS:

Olympic Leaderboard

Sprint Leaderboard

 

WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page (FAQ) to learn more about participating, tracking results, troubleshooting and more!