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_ The 2018 Campus Recreation Mini Triathlon:
Join us for the 11th Annual SRU Campus Recreation Mini Triathlon. The Mini Triathlon is an excellent race for first time racers, experienced triathletes who want to gauge their early season fitness or for a group of friends to form a relay team and have some fun. Age:16 and older.
Race format: 425yd swim [pool], 10.5 mile bike [1.5 mile loop], 2.6 mile run.
Event details and schedule
The entire race is located on the beautiful Slippery Rock University Campus. Slippery Rock PA
The race start/finish and transition area is located at the Aebersold Student Recreation Center (ARC), 101 Stadium Drive, Slippery Rock, PA 16057 (Bldg 44 on the campus Map). Parking is located directly across Stadium Drive in the East Lake Lot.
Sunday April 23
6:00 am – 7:00am
Athlete check-in (ARC Lobby)
Transition area open
7:00am – 7:15am
Pre-race competitor meeting
Transition area closed
7:30am - ~11:00am
Athletes complete the course
Swim 425yards – 17 lengths of the 25 yard pool. Two swimmers per lane (no circle swimming)
Bike 10.2 miles – 8 laps of a 1.3 mile loop [asphalt], portions of the course are open to vehicular traffic
Run 2.6 miles – 1 lap of a 2.6 mile course [grass, cement, dirt, gravel, asphalt], portions of the course are open to vehicular traffic
Transition Area – Located adjacent to the Aebersold Student Recreation Center [grass]
This is not a USAT sanctioned event. USAT membership is not required.
Male and Female
16 - 18, 19 - 24, 25 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 and older
Relay teams can consist of 2-3 members, teams can be co-ed, same gender, and can be comprised of any age. All teams will compete in the same division
Additional Information FAQ
1. How does the swim work?
The swim takes place in the Aebersold Recreation Center indoor pool. There will be 6 lanes with 2 people to each lane. You will line up on the pool deck (random order)- when a free swim lane is available you will be prompted to cross the timing mat and then enter the pool - swim 8.5 laps (17 lengths) and then move to the transition area to begin the bike portion of the race.
2. Do I get a timing chip or bib number to wear?
Each competitor will receive a timing chip that they wear on their ankle for the duration of the race. You will receive this chip the morning of the race at check in. You will also get your number written on your right arm and right calf in permanent marker.
3. What time should I arrive for the race?
The first set of swimmers will be in the water by 7:30am. In order to allow enough time to check in, set up your transition area, warm up and use the restroom it is recommended to arrive at least 1 hour prior to race start. There will be a pre-race meeting at 7am.
4. What should I wear?
Please wear some form of swim suit or triathlon suit for the swim portion. Since the swim takes place in an indoor pool wetsuits are not necessary. It’s recommended that you wear pull on shorts and a shirt for the bike/run.
5. Will there be water at the race or should I bring my own?
Each participant is responsible for bringing water and whatever food items they need for the race with them.
6. Will I be able to change after the swim?
Yes. There are locker rooms adjacent to the pool deck where athletes can change however, once you enter the water for the swim portion your time has officially begun and does not stop until you cross the finish line after the run portion of the race.
7. How do I get from the pool to the bike/run transition?
After you have completed the 8.5 laps (17 lengths) in the pool you will exit through the pool patio door onto the pool deck and exit to the left towards the transition area.
8. What should I have in the transition area?
Every athlete is different but a few must haves for the transition area are:
Your bike, helmet (REQUIRED!) and shoes as well as any clothing you plan on wearing for the bike portion of the race. Running shoes (if different than your bike shoes) and any clothing you plan on wearing for the run portion of the race. You should also have water and snacks available to you if you plan on eating or drinking during the race.
9. Can a team have only 2 people on it?
Yes. You can register a team with only 2 people. You will need to determine with your partner which participant will be swimming, running and biking.
10. Has the course changed from last year?
YES. The run route has been modified please reference the race course map. We reserve the right to modify the course as needed on race day.
11. Where should I park for the triathlon?
All race participants and spectators should park in the East Lake Parking lot that is directly across from the Aebersold Recreation Center (ARC). Next to Critchfield Park (Baseball Stadium)
12. Does everyone need to check in on race day? Where do I do that?
Yes, Each participant is required to check-in. Location: Inside the ARC lobby. We do not have race packets.
13. Is this a good race for first timers?
Yes. This is a great race for beginner triathletes. The short distance and indoor swim allows new racers to get a feel for racing without committing to a more physically demanding race course.
14. What types of surfaces will I encounter on the course?
The bike course consists of entirely asphalt. The run course consists of grass, cement, asphalt, sidewalk and gravel. The course is not flat; it includes uphill and downhill sections, and includes uneven and varied ground surfaces.
15. Will the race be canceled due to inclement weather?
No. The race will go on as scheduled rain or shine. Race officials reserve the right to cancel the event in the case of extreme weather conditions.
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