REGISTRATION closes at 12:00 pm (noon) on Tuesday, February 11.
The 2020 Winter Challenge is for everyone. This is a fun challenge meant to provide extra motivation to your swim, bike, run workouts and also as an introduction to the sport of triathlon. Regardless of ability, skill level, experience, athletes like you from around Central Ohio are invited to the challenge over a six-week period beginning February 6.
What is the Challenge? Each Thursday over a 6-week period a swim, bike, run + challenge will be posted. Athletes will have until the following Tuesday (by midnight) to complete the challenge and send in their results. While you can complete parts of the challenge in a single day, you have the 6 days to complete the entirety of that week’s challenge
How long does the Challenge run? For 6 weeks beginning Thursday February 6, ending Tuesday, March 17
Is there a cost to participate? Yes, it cost $5.00 to participate. This small cost helps to offset administrative costs and gives you some accountability. Plus, if you complete all the challenges, you will receive a special discount.
How does scoring work? While this is mostly for fun, results will be posted and leader board updated after each week. Points awarded are based on your overall time or distance to complete the challenge relative to the rest of the athletes’ performance. Each weekly challenge is a little different but focuses on swim, bike, run & strength. Additionally, bonus points will be awarded if your week 6 challenge is completed during the Greenswell Indoor Triathlon March 14th (race entry not included in challenge).
Athletes will not be required to submit proof of their performance. This is integrity-based scoring.
What are divisions? There won’t be age bracket winners but we will report results by the following age brackets for your own comparison.
14 & Under 15 – 19 20 – 29 30 – 39
40 – 49 50 – 59 60 - 69 70+
Are there prizes for Overall Awards? Everyone who completes every weekly challenge & submits their results for tracking will receive a $10 discount on their annual membership to TriColumbus. Additionally, the top male & female athlete will receive a $20 discount to a Greenswell event of their choice.
What is an example of a Weekly Challenge? After properly warming up for each discipline:
Record total time for each: Swim: 300 Swim, 200 Pull, 100 kick
Bike: 1 mile easy, 8 miles at even tempo, 1 mile easy
Run/Walk: 3 miles easy
Challenge: 15 air squats, 30 crunches, 6 burpees, 15 pushups, 10 mountain climbers
Where should results be sent? Results should be sent by Tuesday at 11:59pm to TriColumbusClub@gmail.com – please put Name and Challenge number in subject line. Results will be posted to the TriColumbus Facebook page and to the website.