The Bengal Triathlon is perfect for beginners and intermediate triathletes! SWIM: The swim will take place in the Reed Gym swimming pool on FRIDAY and will consist of 700 yards (28 lengths/14 laps). Timers/counters will be provided for you. You may also be asked to help time/count for the person ahead of you. We will swim TWO PEOPLE to a lane (stay on your side of the lane do not circle). On SATURDAY, Racers will be start BIKE according and seeded to swim times. Start times will be posted Saturday morning. The first racer (fastest swimmer) will start bike/run at 9:30am! BIKE: Racers will leave the Transition Area (front parking lot of Reed Gym) and proceed south down Martin Luther King, Jr Drive. They will turn left onto Cesar Chavez and follow it around Humboldt, passing Davis Field. They will cross 5th Ave and turn left on 4th Ave. They will then proceed 6 miles to the turnaround, just past Century High School. They will return on 4th Ave to Humboldt, to Cesar Chavez and onto MLK to enter transition. RUN: Racers will leave the transition area south passing in front of Reed Gym on sidewalk and south onto Red Hill Road. They will pass behind the Rendezvous Center and turn left onto the Red Hill Trail. They will continue on the paved trail behind Davis Field, behind the Cemetery until turning around at the corner of 5th and Barton (bus stop). From there it's a left turn on Barton Rd... another quick left onto a dirt road/trail for approx. 1 mile... and up the hill to the Performing Arts Center. A jaunt around the perimeter of the parking lot will lead runners back to Bartz Rd, where it's downhill to the finish at Reed Gym.
IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER OR HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS, THE BIKE PORTION OF THE RACE WILL BE ELIMINATED AND THE EVENT WILL BE CHANGED TO AN AQUATHLON (SWIM RUN).
Event details and schedule
The swim takes place on Friday night at the ISU Reed Gym pool. The main swim location is ISU Reed Gym. Show up to swim your half-mile anytime between 2 and 8pm. The bike/run will be on Saturday with the fastest swimmer off at 9:30am! We will also have LIMITED swim space available in Idaho Falls and in Lava Hot Springs (must sign up to swim in those locations). Racers will leave according to their swim time. It's a great start to the triathlon season! Plus, we give out awesome race sweatshirts (must register before April 1 to guarantee a shirt)!