Sprint Triathlon to be held at Binghamton University

2013-03-06

BINGHAMTON, NY -- Get ready to swim, bike and run at the fourth annual Sprint Triathlon to be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27, on the Binghamton University campus. Participant packet pick-up begins at 7:45 a.m. in lot G, located behind the West Gym. Pre-registration is required.

The race will cover a 400-yard swim in the West Gym pool, a 10.2-mile bike ride through adjacent neighborhoods and a 5K run through campus. Timing will be done with a CHIP system. The event will conclude with an awards presentation. Prizes will be given to the top three male and female finishers, the best in each age category, the top male and female Binghamton University student, the first-place relays (males, females, mixed) and new this year the, the first-place teams (males, females, mixed). Team scoring will be done cross-country style, by averaging the top three finishers’ overall race place standing.

Individuals, 13 years and older, relays of up to three people and teams of up to five people can sign up at the Recreation Center front desk in the East Gym. The “early-bird” registration fees end on March 29 and are $20 for Binghamton University students, $45 for non-students and $65 for teams. Beginning March 30, the registration fees will be $25, $50 and $75 respectively. Registration ends on April 19. No day-of-event registrations will be taken. Registration fees include post-race refreshments. Race shirts can be ordered in advance at registration and a limited number of race shirts will be available for purchase at the event.

The Sprint Triathlon is sponsored by Sodexo, Campus Recreation, Health and Wellness Studies, and the Eating Awareness Committee. All proceeds will be donated to the Binghamton University Eating Awareness Committee for educational programming and resources.

For more information, bike and run course maps and registration forms, visit http://www2.binghamton.edu/campus-recreation/triathlon.html or contact cowden@binghamton.edu.

Last Updated: 9/17/13