TRIDELTATHONApril 13, 2014Student Aquatic Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN Start Time: TBAPacket pickup: TBADay of race registrants not guaranteed a commemorative event shirt.
The granddaddy of them all is back for its 30th year.
The TriDeltathon, the oldest running pool triathlon in the country, will celebrate 3 decades by going back to the past with the REVERSE RETRO format used in the first 20 editions. Competitors will run/bike/swim as in the old days, before chip timing made swim time trial starts possible.
Special anniversary race swag will highlight the 30th edition, including special “retro” shirts and awards. Relay division available, as with all RDE triathlons. Volunteer support, as usual, is provided by the ladies of Delta Delta Delta sorority, with proceeds going to East TN Children’s Hospital. The TriDeltathon is also the first leg of the 2014 Fleet Feet Sprint series—check back for Grand Prix details in January. Expected participation--300.
The three mile run traverses campus, winding by Neyland Stadium and Thompson-Boling basketball arena. A fairly hilly run with water stops at miles 1 and 2.
A two lap tour of campus with a few rollers broken up by a flat section along Neyland Drive.
This will be an outdoor pool swim at the Student Aquatic Center, with time trial start--swimmers start one at a time every 5 seconds, with the fastest swimmers starting first. Participants will swim up one lane, down another, up the next and continuing on as they traverse the pool for 400 meters. The pool is heated.
Open thru January 31 Individuals $35, Relays $50
February 1 thru March16 Individuals $40, Relays $55
March 17 thru March 30 Individuals $45, Relays $60
March 31 thru April 6 Individuals $55, Relays $70
April 6 thru April 12 Individuals $65, Relays $80
Day of race (April 13) Individuals $70, Relays $85
This event is timed with a Championship chip. You will be required to show your bib number to the volunteers to insure you get the correct chip. This chip is programmed to coincide with your individual race number. During the event, you will cross mats that will record your time from your chip. This is how we score your race.
It is imperative that you wear YOUR assigned chip until you cross the finish line (this includes during the swim). Make sure you have the band securely around your ankle so it will not fall off during the swim. After the race please turn in your chip to the chip attendants at the finish line. Proper management of your uniquely coded timing chip will help ensure swift and accurate race results.