On Saturday, January 9, 2016, Delaware Charity Challenge will hold its first Winter Indoor Triathlon. We've gotten several emails and phone calls about the upcoming event (and also next year's 5K & Adventure Challenge Relay on April 30). The answers to a few of the most common triathlon related questions are below.
What events are in the triathlon? Where can you swim in the Chase Center?
The three events are: running (on a treadmill), biking (on a spin bike), and rowing (on a rowing machine/erg). No swimming in this one. Each event will be 15 minutes.
How many different triathlon competitions will there be?
There will be two triathlon competitions: (1) Medley Triathlon and (2) Run, Row, Bike Triathlon.
- Medley Triathlon: Open to 3-member teams, with each team member competing in 1 of 3 events (15 minutes on a treadmill, 15 minutes on a spin bike, 15 minutes on a rowing machine, 5 minute breaks in between)
- Run, Row, Bike Triathlon: Open to 3-member teams or individuals, with each team member or individual competing in all 3 events (15 minutes on a treadmill, 15 minutes on a spin bike, 15 minutes on a rowing machine, 5 minute breaks in between)
How many different divisions will there be?
Each competition will have separate scoring category divisions. Particularly, there will be a competitive women's team triathlon category, a competitive men's team triathlon category, and two competitive co-ed team triathlon categories (M,M,F, and F,F,M). In the end, there will be an overall individual winner of the Run, Row, Bike Triathlon (M/F), and overall winning teams in each division of the Medley and Run, Row, Bike Triathlon.
How big can our teams be?
Organizations may field more than one triathlon team. Triathlon teams of three may compete in the Medley or Run, Row, Bike Triathlons. Individuals may compete in the Run, Row, Bike Triathlon. So a business, nonprofit, or group of friends can field more than one team to compete in various divisions.
Can I compete by myself?
Sure, you would sign up for the individual Run, Row, Bike Triathlon. Cost is $60/person.
How do we win?
The scoring for the Medley and the Run, Row, Bike will be based on the distance covered in the time allotted (15 minutes per event). Farthest combined distance will win.
If I want to sign a team up, do I have to pay for everybody?
You can if you want to. You can also sign yourself up and have others join your team and pay for yourself. Everyone who competes will need to register online regardless of whether you or someone else has paid for your entry. You can register here.
How much to compete?
The Medley Triathlon is $40/person and the Run, Row, Bike Triathlon is $60/person. Teams of 3 are $120 for the Medley and $180 for the Run, Row, Bike. There are discounts for nonprofit organizations putting in teams and also for bulk team orders. Participants in the triathlon will get some cool swag and also free access to the Pursuit of Health & Wellness Expo going on that day. More information on registration costs is on this page. You can register here. Part of the registration fees go into the prize pool which is awarded to the nonprofits selected by the teams that win the fundraising or triathlon competitions.
What if I just want to watch the triathlon, do I have to pay?
Yes, it's $5. All spectators will get a giveaway bag and can also attend the Pursuit of Health & Wellness Expo (in the adjacent room at the Chase Center) for free. We are also working on getting discounts at area restaurants that day and will post them as we get them.
How does my nonprofit benefit?
Each team gets their own team fundraising page, which allows them to choose any nonprofit organization as their team beneficiary. Team members can share their team fundraising page to help raise money for their cause. Money donated to teams goes to the charity they selected. There is a separate fundraising competition called the Race to Raise. At the Spring 2015 Race to Raise, teams collectively raised more than $32,000 for different area nonprofits. Four teams raised more than $4,500 each, so it's a good fundraising opportunity for any nonprofit looking for a fun, inexpensive, and efficient way to raise money.
Where can I find out more information? Visit the website or contact email@example.com. or use the contact page here. You can also watch our short video that explains some of the other aspects of the event here: