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10th Annual Chippewa Challenge Indoor Triathlon...

Sunday, February 23, 2020
Student Activity Center
200 W. Broomfield Street
Mt. Pleasant

_ The 10th Annual Chippewa Challenge Indoor Triathlon:

Whether you're a veteran triathlete or a first-time participant, the Triathlon Club at CMU invites you to CMU's 10th Annual Chippewa Challenge! It’s a perfect race for athletes of all abilities who are looking to challenge themselves. Not only will you be able to challenge your own limits and have a lifetime of bragging rights, but you will also be helping the Triathlon Club at CMU raise money to keep the sport of triathlon in the middle of the mitten!


You will need to sign up for one of nine "waves," which all start in increments of 25 minutes apart, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. A maximum of 10 participants will be allowed in each wave. If you are late for your wave, we will be forced to start without you. Participants must be on time for their start time.


The format of the race is as follows:


20-minute swim, in a 25-yard indoor pool, swimming as many laps as possible.

5 minute transition period

A 20-minute ride on a stationary bike, biking as far as possible

5 minute transition period

20-minute run, completing as many laps around the indoor track as possible



Our volunteers will be in charge of keeping track of all your distances. Then, each distance will be put into a program, which will weigh the three disciplines accordingly and determine the finishing places.

Note: The SAC pool is a 6 lane pool.  Therefore, it is possible that you will have to split a lane with someone during your heat where you can swim "sides".

Race t-shirts are included with registration.  Awards will also be given to the top age group and collegiate finishers!

*Race t-shirt SIZE is only guaranteed if registered BEFORE February 8th*




Event details and schedule


Event details and schedule

Check-in starts at 7:00 A.M. in the Student Activity Center, 200 W. Broomfield St. Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

You can check anytime before your wave starts as long it's 7:00 A.M. and after.


After check-in, you will be directed to the locker room which is connected to the pool.

You can change in the locker room before the swim. You will then proceed to the pool and start the 20-minute swim at your designated time. 

After the swim, you can change into biking/running clothes in the locker room, if you wish. You still only have five minutes; so you must be fast.

From here, you will go upstairs to the biking section. You will have 20-minutes to bike as far as possible.

After the bike, you will have another 5-minute transition which will be used to walk to the indoor track. It takes approximately 30 seconds to walk to the track; leaving time to warm up/ drink water.

You will have 20 minutes to accumulate as many laps as possible. After the 20-minute run, you're done.

There will be medals for first place for each in each Age Group, top collegiate athlete, and top collegiate team. Awards will be at 12:10 after every wave is done. If you must leave early awards can be emailed to you.


Commonly Asked Questions:

Can I wear headphones? Yes, but we will have music going during the bike and run.

Do the bikes have clip-in pedals? No

Is this a Collegiate National Qualifier race? Yes

How long is the pool? 25 yards

Will you have live results? We will post each wave's results at the end of their period, but overall results won't be available until 12:10 AM once everyone is done.

How deep is the pool? 4 feet

Will there be a lifeguard? Yes.

Will there be water/Gatorade? yes, we will provide water and Gatorade. We encourage that you bring a refillable water bottle. 


Questions? Contact the Race Director: [email protected], (989) 423-7334, or message us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/cmutriclub



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