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TriFit Challenge Triathlon/Duathlon and 5k 

July 16, 2017


Results from TriFit Challenge can be viewed at the following link.


For any questions related to your race results please email: jcochran@endresultcompany.com

Photos from TriFit Challenge are now available!

Please note that while we had multiple photographers at locations throughout the course, we cannot guarantee photos of all athletes.

Please click http://www.capcitysportsmedia.com/2017/OSU-TRI-FIT/OSU-TRIFIT-CHALLENGE to view them. 


Starting at Antrim Park and finishing at the North Rotunda outside Ohio Stadium, the TriFit Challenge has three levels of challenge for everyone from beginners through expert athletes.

Details on TriFit Challenge:

Our triathlon is packed with heart-pounding action:
• Start with a swim in the spring-fed waters of Antrim Lake
• Bike to the home of the Buckeyes—Ohio Stadium
• Transition outside Ohio Stadium 
• Race through the campus of The Ohio State University to finish at the North Rotunda outside Ohio Stadium

After you complete TriFit Challenge visit our TriFit Tailgate at Ohio Stadium for post event fun!

New this Year: TriFit 5k

We are excited to announce an addition to TriFit Challenge - a 5k! Participants of the 5k will start and finish their run under the North Rotunda. The 5k run course will utilize a portion of the TriFit Challenge run course. The 5k is perfect if you're not quite ready for a triathlon but still want to experience the TriFit Challenge event. After you finish the 5k, come check out our TriFit tailgate at Ohio Stadium. Register for the 5k here.

New this Year: High School Division

Athletes entering 9th-12th grade for the 2017-2018 school year are invited to participate in a special High School Division at TriFit Challenge. Kim Clark, Head Coach of Impact Multisport, a USAT Junior High Performance Coach will offer free group clinics designed to help prepare you for the event. For those interested, the race will also serve as a qualifier for the 2018 Triathlon High School National Championship to be held in April, 2018. Clinic schedule will be posted in the coming weeks.  For more information on the High School Division contact Kim Clark/ Impact Multisport- High School Wave Coach how2tri@gmail.com


All TriFit Challenge participants will be given access to a personal online fundraising page upon registration. Every dollar raised by participants will benefit life saving heart and vascular research being done at the Ohio State University Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute (DHLRI). Learn about research being funded at Ohio State through TriFit Challenge funds by watching watching this video. Log into your personal fundraising center here

Triathlon Distances:

Tri: 0.25 mile swim + 13 mile bike + 2 mile run
Fit: 0.45 mile swim + 13 mile bike + 5k run
Challenge: 0.90 mile swim + 22.75 mile bike + 10k run

Duathlon Distances:

Tri: 1 mile run + 13 mile bike + 2 mile run
Fit: 1.5 mile run + 13 mile bike + 5k run
Challenge: 2.5 mile run + 22.75 mile bike + 10k run

Relay Teams:

You may team up with two other people and participate on a three-person relay team (one swimmer, one biker and one runner) for the Triathlon Fit or Challenge distance. There is no relay option for the Tri distance of the Triathlon or for any distances in the Duathlon. See the FAQ page for more details on relay formation.

Pricing Structure:

Below is a breakdown of registration fees based on the number of people on a team and the lengths. The relay team fees are listed as the total amount for participation, not per person. Registration fees are processed as tax-deductible donations to Ohio State's Ross Heart Hospital. Please note that participants who are not members of USA Triathlon will pay a one-time $15 insurance fee.

  Tri Length
(.25 mile swim OR 1 mile run, 13 mile bike, 2 mile run)
Fit Length
(.45 mile swim OR 1.5 mile run, 13 mile bike, 5K run) 
Challenge Length
(.9 mile swim OR 2.5 mile run, 22.75 mile bike, 10K run) 
 Individual Participation $105 $110 $155
3-person relay team (for Triathlon Fit and Challenge distances) -- $160 $190

Virtual Participation:

If you are unable to join us on event day, you are welcome to register as a virtual participant and recieve the same amenities. The virtual participant registration fee is $100. Email heartcenter@osumc.edu to learn more.

Participant Packet and Rules

Participants are required to familiarize themselves with all event-day information and rules.

2017 TriFit Participant Packet

Athlete Bag Pick Up & Meeting Schedule

*All first time event attendees are required to attend an athlete briefing meeting. 

**Please note:

  • Participants registering on or After July 9, your packets will be available only on Saturday, July 15

Saturday, July 15 - Antrim Park (5800 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH)

(Timing Chips Must Be Picked Up and Bikes Must Be Checked In Today. There is NO race day bike check in or packet pickup.)

8 - 11 am - Bike Drop Off & Timing Chip Pickup Only

1 - 5 pm - Bike Drop Off, Timing Chip Pickup and Final Packet Pickup (No Race Day Pickups)

1 pm and 3 pm - Athlete Briefing Meetings

Saturday, July 15 – Ohio Stadium (411 Woody Hayes Dr., Columbus, OH 43210 – Parking lot at the corner of Tuttle Park Place and Woody Hayes Dr.) 

11 am – 4 pm - Transition #2 Set-up (bike to run)

There is an opportunity to setup Transition #2 (bike to run) Sunday morning from 5:00 – 6:00 a.m. at Ohio Stadium prior to getting on the shuttle bus to Antrim Park.

Relay Teams: There is only 1 timing chip per relay team. One team member can be designated to pick up materials for the team.

Note: To reduce traffic flow into Antrim Park on Saturday, July 15, we encourage you to pick up your event package in advance. Please note special times for bike drop off and timing chip pick up only.