TriRock Philadelphia Triathlon, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson
Sprint Race: Saturday, June 25, 2016 – 7:30am
Olympic Race: Sunday, June 26, 2016 – 6:30am
Kids Rock Fun Run: Saturday, June 25, 2016 – 12:00pm
Location: Fairmount Park, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Important Race Weekend Information
Confirmation Sheet: Print, sign & bring with you to mandatory packet pick up.
Athlete Event Guide: Sprint/Olympic – Will be posted prior to event week
Sprint: Swim: 800 meters. Bike: 15.7 miles. Run: 3.1 miles
Sprint Aquabike: Swim: 800 meters. Bike 15.7 miles
Olympic: Swim: 1500 meters. Bike: 24.8 miles. Run: 6.2 miles
Olympic Aquabike: Swim: 1500 meters. Bike: 24.8 miles.
*Distances subject to change
.8K Swim / 25.3K Bike / 5K Run
.5 mile Swim / 15.7 mile Bike / 3.1 mile Run
The Sprint course will take place almost entirely on the Martin Luther King Drive section of Fairmount Park. It will include many pieces of the popular Olympic course. Like the Olympic Triathlon, the start/finish area and the transition area will be located just off Martin Luther King Drive, near the base of Black Road. The Sprint AquaBike will follow the same swim and bike course as the Sprint Triathlon.
The .8K swim will be a point-to-point course moving with the current. The current in the river is negligible this time of year. The finish will be an exit right into the belly of the transition area.
After exiting the transition area, athletes will start the two loop bike course all in Fairmount Park. Each loop will contain some fast, flat sections on Martin Luther King Drive as well as some modest technical and hilly portions on both sides of the river.
The 5K run will be an out and back on Martin Luther King Drive with a photo finish just a short distance from the transition area.
The Olympic Course
1.5K Swim / 40K Bike / 10K Run
0.9 mile Swim / 24.8 mile Bike / 6.2 mile Run
This exciting course will travel through some of the most historic and picturesque sections of Philadelphia. The start/finish area and the transition area will be located just off of Martin Luther King Drive, near the base of Black Road- it is a beautiful part of Fairmount Park, complete with statues, trees and grassy fields. The Olympic AquaBike will follow the same swim and bike course as the Olympic Triathlon.
The 1.5K swim will be a point-to-point course, with athletes entering the water from the dock at the St. Joe’s Boathouse on Kelly Drive. Athletes will swim downstream, staying to the left of the island and heading under the second opening of the Columbia Bridge. The swim will conclude with a right hand turn to the swim exit, which is in the middle of the transition area.
After exiting the transition area, athletes will start the two loop, 40k, bike course through Fairmount Park. Each loop of the bike course includes a portion of the TD Bank US pro cycling championship and combines the flat, fast Martin Luther King and Kelly Drives with several short technical climbs and descents, including Lemon Hill.
After exiting the transition area, athletes will head north on the Martin Luther King Drive (towards Falls Bridge) and reach a turnaround roughly one mile from the run start. They will then run south on Martin Luther King Drive back towards transition. When reaching transition (after approximately 2 miles of running), athletes will loop behind transition on the grass before rejoining Martin Luther King Drive. They will then head to the front of the Art Museum, one of the City’s most famous landmarks, where they will turn around and head back on Martin Luther King Drive for a photo finish, a short distance from the transition area. Roughly 4/10 of one mile will be on grass. The course will be extremely well marked for directions.
The standard division for participants is the Age Group division, athletes will compete in their respective age group. For more Age Group division information please see the USAT Official Rules. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
To qualify for the Open (Elite) division male athletes must submit Olympic race results under 2:20. Female athletes must submit Olympic race results under 2:40. Please email: email@example.com for proof of elite status or if you have any questions.
The TriRock Relay
For those who prefer to race one element of the triathlon TriRock is offering a relay division. Relay teams will consist of two to three members, each member will complete one segment of the event and “pass the baton” to the next member in the Transition Zone. There are no age groups for the relay division, all relay racers will compete for the fastest overall time.
The AquaBike program gives athletes the opportunity to compete in a category where they will complete the swim and bike portions of the race, while omitting the run leg of the race. We are offering AquaBike categories for both the Sprint and Olympic distances. Please note: there are no relay options available for these events. They are individual only events.
To qualify for the Clydesdale/Athena division male athletes must weigh 220+ lbs. and females 165+ lbs. Athletes will be weighed during awards for confirmation.
Triathlon Club Challenge
Triathletes competing in the Triathlon Club Challenge will compete against other tri clubs. The top ten tri clubs will receive a post-race finish area for athletes to relax.
The TriRock Philly Kids Rock is a timed kids fun run. Kids are divided by age group (1- 14 yrs) and distance. Registration is open to the first 200 kids who register and may not be open on race weekend so please register early. See Kids Run details HERE.