The community of Albany, California invites you to participate in a super short, super FUN, beginner-friendly, spectator-friendly triathlon on Sunday, September 27th, 2015! The event will be held in and around the Albany Aquatics Center, renovated in 2012.

The goal of the triathlon is to raise funds for Albany Athletics Boosters (high school & middle school athletic programs), promote fitness in the community, and showcase just how fun a multisport event can be! The tri is also part of Albany Local Week, celebrating the city of Albany's offerings.

The event is open to everyone ages 9 and up, especially those who've never done a triathon before but would like to give it a go on an easy, local course without a huge financial (or training) committment.

Register Today!

Check out our FLYER (9.2 Mb PDF - print & post it where legal, pull-tabs, too! ;)

Also, check out the new swim training clinics listed below, and photos from the 2013 event.

When & Where:

8:00 am on 27 September 2015 at Albany Memorial Park located at 1325 Portland Avenue.

Course Information:

This is a standard "super sprint" distance triathlon consisting of: The transition area (T1 and T2) will be on the pavement near the basketball court just outside of the outdoor pool.

Here's a video tour of the course!

This race is not USAT sanctioned, primarily since the focus is on triathlon newbies. However, seasoned triathletes are definitely welcome! The first 1 or 2 swim heats will be reserved for experienced triathletes and fast cyclists to minimize interactions with slower racers. On the registration form, check the checkbox to indicate your preference for the first heat. Think you're fast? Then consider signing up for the "Beat-A-Triathlete" challenge, details below!

Registration:

Individual registration: $50 will get you into this fun event, but don't delay! The price increases to $55 on July 28 and then increases to $60 on Sep 14 and then $70 on race day. Teens under 18 years of age save $5 off of those prices and kids 9-12 take an additional $5 off.

Group registration: Register a team for $80 and split the swim, bike, and run legs between 2 or 3 different individuals. Group registration fee goes up to $90 on July 28, then increases to $100 on Sep 14 and then to $110 on race day. Youth teams under 18 save $20 on those prices. Mixed teams containing adults & kids are also permitted.

Registration includes logo sport-tee, finisher's mug, and additional swag while supplies last. You'll get the shirt and swag swag when you check-in on race day (unless you decline it when registering), and the finisher's mug -- if & when you finish!

Special Features:

CHIP TIMING: New for 2015: Participants will have their per-leg splits and overall finish times tracked using a chip timing system. This will provide much more accurate and timely results than the manual entry system we used in the past. The additional cost for chip timing should be mostly offset by the increased registration fee this year.

INDIVIDUAL & RELAY TEAM ENTRY. Register as an individual or as a part of a multi-person relay team where different people do different legs of the event (swim, bike, run). Relay teams consist of 2-3 people and will compete against other relay teams in the final rankings. Teams can be composed of adults, all youth (18 & under), or mixed adult + youth.

YOUTH & STUDENT DISCOUNTS. Youths 9-12 years of age get $10 off the individual entry fee; youths 13-17 years of age get $5 off the individual entry fee. Youth teams (under 18) save $20 off the relay team entry fee. Current students of any Albany Unified (AUSD) K-12 school will save even more by receiving a $10 refund after completing the event!

FAMILY & FRIENDS HEAT. When you register, you can indicate your desire to be in the same heat as other participants (child, parent, spouse, friends, etc.). Then you can start in the same swim heat together & keep an eye on each other during the race (but not assist each other, per triathlon rules).

BEAT-A-TRIATHLETE CHALLENGE. Athletes can boost their fundraising efforts by pledging to donate an extra dollar amount for everyone that can beat their time, up to a limit. Relay teams can also register for this challenge. Here's how it works:

POST-RACE FESTIVITIES. Stick around after the race to recover with some healthy food, check your race results, sign up for a free massage, and schmooze with fellow participants, spectators, volunteers, sponsors, and race organizers. An awards ceremony (new for 2015) will take place at Noon.

Training Clinics:

Steve Trutane (race co-organizer) is holding some training clinics for anyone that wants to improve their swim skills and general strength in preparation for the AlbanyTri event.

Details:

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