Triathlon now a virtual duathlon
The SDSU Wellness Center's 20th annual, and final, "I'm Ready for Summer" Triathlon has become a virtual duathlon due to COVID-19.
"Moving to a virtual duathlon will allow individuals to participate in a format similar to the original event while ensuring social distancing occurs," race director Chad Vossekuil said.
Adult participants will run a 5K, bike a 20K and then run a 2.5K while kids 14 under will complete a 2K run, a 5K bike ride and 1K run.
"All participants will time themselves and text their results to race organizers. Results will be posted on the race website, however, no place medals will be awarded. The bike must be done indoors on a bike trainer or spin bike — nobody gets the advantage of a tailwind.
Those who had registered to the compete in the originally scheduled April 26 triathlon have the option of donating their registration to the South Dakota State University Wellness Center or requesting a refund. If no response is received from triathlon registrants by May 31, registration fees will then be donated.
Individuals are welcome to register and pay the $10 race fee at any point through June 14 at https://runsignup.com/Race/SD/Brookings/SDSUImReadyForSummerTri. Results will also be posted online as they are reported throughout the event period.
All participants who complete the duathlon will be mailed a custom-made 20th anniversary medal. For more information, contact Vossekuil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For complete race details and to register, visit our Registration Page.