Aspiring triathletes will take their first valuable steps toward enjoying this lifelong sport by participating in this unique and fun event. Scott Fliegelman, owner and head coach of FastForward Sports, will lead the clinic portion along with select coaching staff who combined have helped hundreds of novices over the past ten years to achieve their multisport dreams. Participants will be divided into smaller groups and enjoy four 30-minute clinics on triathlon swimming, biking, running, and transitions, and will then have a chance to put it all together in a safe, fun, and rewarding race environment as your coaches offer instructions and encouragement every stroke, pedal, and step of the way.
SWIM- FastForward coaches will lead you through a 'dry land' clinic that will properly prepare you to put on/ take off a wetsuit, use your goggles, apply anti-chafe products, deal with cold water, minimize contact in the water, sight turn buoys, relaxed breathing, draft other swimmers, learn what to what to do if you need help, and more...
BIKE- Participants will learn how to properly mount/ dismount the bike, safe riding techniques and rules, change gears and brake, turn, use a water bottle while riding, learn how to properly dress for racing and training, and more...
RUN- Athletes will learn strategies for dealing with that special feeling of running "off the bike", including advice for both training and race day such as the proactive run/ brisk walk method, discuss proper fueling and hydration, what to wear and what NOT to wear, pacing, and more...
Transitions- This is the fourth discipline in triathlon and can be super fun! A list of 'what to bring' will be posted before the event and coaches will show you how to select the best transition spot, how to organize your transition area most efficiently, and do a walk through of 'swim in', 'bike out', 'bike in', and 'run out' areas so there will be no surprises during the race.
Wheat Ridge Cyclery will have a booth and tech station set up on the morning of our event. In addition to helping you our with minor bike adjustments, they will also host a tire changing clinic! Knowing how to change a flat is something every triathlete should know!
The Wheat Ridge Cyclery is a full-service bike and triathlon shop. Their staff can answer any bike or tri-gear related questions you may have!
Following the clinic portion of the morning, each participant will be able to put what they've learned to use in a fun, non-competitive triathlon experience. You may go as fast or as slow as you'd like. Everyone is welcome, regardless of ability level. The race portion of the day will be coordinated by Racing Underground, a leader in Colorado multisport event production since 1995.
The tri will start with a 300 meter swim in Cherry Creek Reservoir, with several smaller starting groups (waves) composed of your clinic partners. The swim portion will have lots of water safety personnel to guide you and keep you safe. Floatation devices will not be provided - you must be able to swim the 300 meter distance, but any stroke is acceptable.
Following the swim, you will head out on a 2 lap, 7 mile bike ride (3.5 miles per lap). The coaches of FastForward will be out on the bike course as well, to provide moral support and answer your questions.
The final event will be the 2 mile run, and again - FastForward coaches will be jogging along the course to answer your questions, and to encourage you as you complete the triathlon!
There will be finisher awards for everyone, and we'll have some great food for you as well.
All entrants will receive a custom technical running shirt, an informative 2.5 hour professionally coached clinic, a mini-triathlon experience, great post-event food, and a finisher award for all who complete the course!
BONUS:If you are one of the first 100 to register, you will receive a race belt (to hold your bib number) in your race packet!!!
Your entry will also get you some great discounts, including discounted entries into any 2013 Racing Underground event!!!
Just click the button below to register online. As always, there are no online processing fees or one-day membership fees required for Racing Underground Events!
$95 through February 28th
$100 March 1 - April 30
$110 May 1 - June 6
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This event is for beginners, so we don't require you to have a fancy triathlon bike, a wetsuit, or any other fancy or expensive gear. The most important things you can bring are a smile and the desire to try!
The list of required items is short - you will need a bike, a bike helmet, a pair of running shoes, a swimsuit, and your favorite towel! You may also want to bring bike shoes, swim goggles, and a wetsuit - but these are optional.
Swim: You will also need to know how to swim, and you will need to be capable of swimming a continuous 300 meters by June 8th. You may use any stroke you desire - backstroke & sidestroke are fine, in fact those are the two strokes I used to complete my one and only Ironman distance swim.
Bike: Road bikes, mountain bikes, and cruisers are acceptable - just bring what you have, as long as it is in good working order.
Run: Running or walking are permitted.
Relax - you can do this!