Results for 2013:
Lots of fun-filled fitness was had at this year's Albany Community
Triathlon on 5 October 2013 and we hope to see you all back next year!
Keep in touch with news about next year's event and training tips
The community of Albany, California invites you to participate in a super short, super FUN, beginner-friendly, spectator-friendly triathlon on October 5th, 2013! The event will be held in and around the Albany aquatics center, recently renovated in 2012. The goal of the triathlon is to raise funds for Albany high school sports programs (PAHS), promote fitness in the community, and showcase just how fun a multi-sport event can be!The event is open to everyone ages 10 — 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 committment.
New for 2013: FAMILY HEAT. Parents, kids, spouses: When you register, you can indicate your desire to be in the same wave as one or more family members. Then you can compete together & keep an eye on each other during the race (but not assist each other, per triathlon rules). If you've already registered, shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of your family members and specify that you'd like to be in the family heat.
Special Challenge for 2013. One of the co-organizers of this race has put down a challenge to all participants: For everyone beating his time (up to 10 ;), he will donate $10 to Albany High Sports. Get your game face on!
When & Where:8:00 am on 5 October 2013 at Albany Memorial Park located at 1325 Portland Avenue.
Course Information:This is a "super sprint" distance triathlon consisting of:
- a 400 meter swim followed by
- a 10 km bike ride and then
- a 3 km run
- The swim
- will take place in the outdoor pool in 15-minute heats of 18 swimmers (max) per heat with 2 people splitting each lane. This time includes 2-3 min at the end to clear pool and prep for next heat.
- 400m is approximately 17 lengths (25 yards/length) or 8.5 laps (50 yards/lap).
- Seeding into heats will be by age group + sex with exceptions for the the first and last heats. The first 1 or 2 heats are for the faster/more experienced folks and will be shorter (10-12 min) while the final 1-2 heats will be longer (20 min) for folks needing more time to complete the swim. The registration form provides a way to indicate your desire to be in an early heat and your general swim speed.
- The bike course
- consists of 11 laps around a 0.55 mile loop on the streets encircling the pool + park + high school clockwise.
- Bike helmet is required and no drafting is allowed, per USAT rules
- The run course
- is 4 laps on the same loop as the bike course, running on the mixed sidewalk or turf just inside the road in a counter-clockwise direction.
This race is not USAT sanctioned, primarily since the focus is on triathlon newbies. However, seasoned triathletes are definitely welcome! The first swim heat will be reserved for experienced triathletes and fast simmers or cyclists to minimize interactions with slower racers. On the registration form, check the checkbox to indicate your preference for the first (fast) heat.
Here's a video tour of the course!
Previous year's results:
Registration:$45 will get you into this fun event, but don't delay! The price increases to $50 after September 22 (including race day registration). Logo t-shirt and a water bottle will be included with registration fee while supplies last. The maximum number of participants is 200.
Online registration is now closed, but race day registration will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. There are still plenty of spots available, so show up early if you want to secure yourself an entry on race day morning.
If you didn't make it in this year, plan to do it next year and come on down to the venue on race day this year to spectate or volunteer. If you want to volunteer, we'd be happy to have you. Just show up at 6:30 AM Saturday 10/5 at the Albany Aquatic center and we'll find something interesting for you to do to help us out. :-)
Training Clinics:Steve Trutane (race co-organizer) is holding some triathlon training clinics geared toward beginners and anyone else that wants to improve their swim, bike, and/or running skills in preparation for the AlbanyTri event.
- Swimming Power Clinics: Swimming skills classes especially geared for beginning triathletes will be held at the Albany Aquatic Center during the summer months. For more information and to register, see the following links:
- Free Core Workout: A free, weekly core and sport-specific, functional strength training class held at Albany Memorial Park -- details here.