2019 Ohio State Ross Heart Hospital TriFit Challenge Event Day Guide - Click on picture below to Access
Since 2013, triathletes have gathered on the shores of Antrim Lake in the Heart of Ohio – Columbus, Ohio for the largest Olympic and Sprint triathlon in the Buckeye State. The TriFit Challenge Triathlon (and Duathlon) presented in partnership with CampusParc at the Ohio State University is an action-packed tour through one of America’s signature metropolises and ends with an exciting finish on the campus of The Ohio State University. When it comes to triathlon and duathlon in Columbus, we’ve got you covered. Race weekend consists of multiple distance options, including the Ross Tri (super sprint/mini), Ross Fit (sprint) and Ross Challenge (Olympic) triathlons and duathlon. Participants can race as individuals, as part of a relay or by teaming up with their co-workers as part of the YMCA Corporate Challenge.
ANNOUNCEMENT: USA Triathlon has named the Ohio State Ross Heart Hospital TriFit Challenge Triathlon as the USA Triathlon State of Ohio Age Group and High School Triathlon Championship for the sprint (Fit) and Olympic (Challenge) distances. Also, USA Triathlon has named the event as the USA Triathlon Regional Paratriathlon Championships.
The TriFit Challenge is presented in partnership with CampusParc at The Ohio State University
Why Participate in the TriFit Challenge?
We all participate in the TriFit Challenge for different reasons, and it's important to stop and look at the "why’s." Maybe you have a goal to lose weight, or prove something to yourself. Maybe you simply love the activities of swimming, biking and running. For many athletes, supporting an event with a charitable purpose is the logical next step in using their favorite hobby to make a positive change.
Event proceeds, additional donations, and pledges go directly to the TriFit Challenge Fund at The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute and Ross Heart Hospital for much needed research into early detection of heart disease – the #1 cause of death in the United States. The research being performed through your participation in the TriFit Challenge is helping to identify genetic markers of heart disease and slow their progression through preventative care. The TriFit Challenge Fund supports the long-tradition of pioneering genetic breakthroughs in the field of cardiology at Ohio State.
Are you Ready for the TriFit Challenge?
Did you know that 44% of the field at the TriFit Challenge are 1st time participants or have only done 1-2 triathlons? By taking advantage of the resources that are readily available, such as clinics, group training or an individualize training plan, you can be confident that your preparation will pay off on Sunday, July 21! For 2019, TriFit Challenge is partnering up with the TriColumbus Club to create a coach-led triathlon community and group training program to ready you for your TriFit Challenge. Duathletes are also welcomed!
TriFit Challenge athletes will have the option to join the TriColumbus Club during registration. If you wish to explore an individual customized plan that meets your schedule, visit the TriColumbus Club website.
Why Join the TriColumbus Club to ready You for the TriFit Challenge?
- Coached workouts - We offer triathlon coached training programs, weekly workouts, strength and conditioning programs.
- Designed for the Busy Person - Our club is designed for the busy professional or individual who loves the sport of triathlon but only has a limited number of hours per week to swim, bike or run.
- All Levels Welcome - Membership includes the beginner or experienced athlete who participate in short course triathlon (mini, sprint & olympic distances).
- Supportive - We are supportive. From the first timer or age group winner there is a place for you!
- Support Local - We support our local triathlon organizers who produce local short-course triathlons the foundation of the sport we love. We volunteer when not racing to support local races by working an aid station, assisting in transition area, serving as course marshals, and where ever we may be needed.
Triathlon is in our DNA. Come join our community of triathletes focused on getting better and making each other better. When you join TriColumbus, you will never race alone!
Registration Process Note: Select your distance - TRI, FIT or Challenge individual or Relay below. Once you select your distance, you will prompted to select either Triathlon or Duathlon and then desired race category. If you are participating in the Paratriathlon there will be a question within the registration process where you will select your category. Please note that TRI distance athletes are automatically participating in the Recreational category.
Duathlon distance are the same as the triathlon with the exception of the 1st discipline. Duathletes will instead of a swim for their 1st discpline will do a run at Antrim Park. The run distance is represented in (parenthesis) in the distances.
USA Triathlon Membership - If you are an annual member of USA Triathlon, your membership must be active through July 21, 2019 at the time of registration or you will be prompted to renew or purchase a 1-day license fee.
- Online registration closed
Special Sell-out Entry - Receive Finisher Medal and official Time; No event shirt, not eligible for awards.
Special Sell-out entry - receive Finishers Medal, official time - no event shirt and not eligible for awards
Sold-out entry, receive Finishers Medal, official race time - no event shirt, not eligible for awards
|2||Greenswell Events Foundation||$1,071.12|
|3||The Alexander Family||$536.02|
|5||Ayesha Hasan, Kam Hasan, Aalia Hasan||$268.47|
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- July 21 7:00 AM EDT - Triathlon and Duathlon Start - Antrim Park
- July 21 8:30 AM EDT - 5K Start - OSU Campus