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Longmont Try-a-Tri

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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Immediately following the Longmont Kids' Only Triathlon (Anticipate 9:30am start, report to pool by 9:15am)

Located at Longmont Recreation Center, 310 Quail Rd., Longmont CO | 303-774-4800

Registration ends at 12noon, Wed, August 19

  • Try-a-Tri Entry Fee:  $50/$60 after July 31

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What is the Longmont Try-a-Tri?

Are you new to the sport of triathlon, recovering from injuries, just getting into shape, learning how to swim, bike, and run (all together or learning a new skill), or just feel that a full sprint distance triathlon would be a bit too much? Then the Longmont Try-a-Tri (super-sprint triathlon distance) is the right triathlon for you to take on. 

The Longmont Try-a-Tri is not about what place you finish in, it is about having fun while finishing a TRIATHLON!


  • Swim - 200 yards
  • Bike - 4.5 miles - 3x around the bike course
  • Run - 2K (1.2 miles) - an out and back course on the side walk and bike path


Registration ends at 12noon on Wednesday, August 19.  Late registration will resume on Friday, August 21 from 3:30-5:30pm.

  • LTrac City of Longmont's Recreation Registration System
  • Download the Longmont Try-a-Tri entry form.
    • Entry form can be mailed to Centennial Pool, 1201 Alpine St. or drop it off at any City of Longmont Recreation facility.

Race Details: 

Longmont Recreation Center, 310 Quail Rd. 

Pre-Race Check-In & Late Registration

  • Fri, Aug. 21 from 3:30-5:30pm (last chance registration)

Pre-Race Check-In 

  • Sat, Aug. 22 from 7:30am-9am (no race day registration)

Transition Area

  • Participants should set up in the transition area between 7:30am–9am. 
    • Enter the transition area from the staffed gate
  • Transition area is shared between the Try-a-Tri and Kids Only event.  A designated rack area for Tri-a-Try participants is  located near the pool exit.
  • Please be courteous to the youth racers and avoid being in the transition area unless placing bike in rack.
  • Athletes only are allowed, please no spectators.

Body Marking and Race Number

  • Body marking will take place on the pool patio near the registration tent during race day.
  • Race bib must be worn on the front of body during the entire run portion of the event.

Timing and Chips

Timing chips are handed out in the pool area just before the swim start to eliminate participants accidentally walking across timing mats. Timing chips are on a comfortable Velcro & neoprene strap and must be securely fastened to the left ankle. Straps may feel a little loose once in the water – this is normal – strap will tighten up once out of the pool. Timing chips are given out right before the swimmer enters the pool. If a timing chip is lost, the participant will be charged $99 to replace the chip.

Swim:  200 yards

Report to the pool deck at 9:15am to be ready for an estimated start time at 9:30am (race tends to run ahead of schedule).

Snake Style-Swim for Try-a-Tri ONLY (Snake swim map)  

  • Athletes will be lined up along the wall according to estimated swim times.  
    • If your estimated swim time has changed, please call the Longmont Recreation Center at 303-774-4800 BEFORE 12pm on Wednesday, August 19 to update.   
  • The fastest swimmer will enter the water first.
    • A representative from the timing company will enter race numbers into their timing system and will give instructions when to start.
  • After the first swimmer has completed one length of the pool, the next swimmer will be told to start.
  • How to do the snake swim:    
    • Dunk under each lane line to change lanes during the snake swim. 
    • When finished, exit the pool via the ladder or climb out over the edge of the pool. 
    • Exit to the transition area from the northeast pool door.  This is where the first timing split will be collected.

Bike: 4.5 miles

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  • The bike course is 3 loops.    
    • Racers are ultimately responsible for completing the correct amount. 
  • Please do not ride bike inside the transition area. 
  • Run/walk bike across the timing pad, then mount your bike to start ride.  
  • All participants must have a bike helmet strapped on their heads for the entire ride. 
  • Shoes must be on and secured before starting the bike portion of the race. 
  • There will be volunteers located throughout the bike course to cheer and encourage racers -  NO water stations
    • Racers can bring water on bike. 
  • The bike lane and one lane of traffic (9th Ave only) are coned off to vehicles.  

Run:  2K (1.2 miles)

  • DSCN0151The run will be on a bike path and is an out and back course.
  • Course is well marked with chalk arrows, race signs, and volunteers to help guide and support racers.
  • Water Stations (2)
    •  Station 1 is located 0.3 miles and Station 2 is at 0.6 miles (turn around point).


  • Every athlete receives a commemorative finisher medal.
  • Awards presented to the overall top male and female finisher.


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