Tri for the Cure - Denver
03 August 2019
The Tri for the Cure is a sprint-distance triathlon where women of all ages and fitness levels unite in a celebration of strength, sisterhood, and self.Through the years, thousands of Tri participants have proven there is great power in women helping women. You have mentored and supported each other to new heights, all while raising over $1,000,000 to fight breast cancer in Colorado. You inspire us. We salute you.
QUICK INFORMATION -Your race bib and registration are not transferableYour race entry fee is not refundableYou may not register the day of the eventYou may only register online or by mail A helmet is required on the cycling portion of the eventYou must be able to swim ½ mile (750 meters) in open waterAthletes must be 16 years of age or older to participateYou may not use any flotation device or other assistance device.No floaties, no noodles, no kickboards, no lifevests, no flippers, no snorkeling masks or breathing devices. Simply remember-when you enter the water you'll be wearing your designated swim cap, goggles, your suit and nothing more.
SWIM 750 M -The first leg of the Tri is always the swim. A standard format for triathlons, athlete enter the water first for safety reasons. Entering the water when you are the most strong and have not needed to recoup from any other athletic exertion. Safety first = water first. The swim portion is 750 meters, which is 1/2 mile.BIKE 20 KM-Being an all-female Sprint Distance Tri - we are made of the most compassionate and caring gang of ladies you will ever meet! While still competitive, a majority of our athletes are truly racing the clock or against themselves. But, in the traditional Tri world, the bike portion comes next for safety; athletes are semi-fresh and not near the peak of their endurance. The bike portion is 20 km, which is about 12.4 miles.RUN 5K -Or walk. The last leg of the triathlon is the run because it is where you get your moment of glory. Sprint to the finish line, ham for the cam, wave to our pit crew. And, should you need us, our pit crew can reach you easily. Finally, it is easier to put a medal around the neck of a runner than a biker! The run/walk portion is 5k, which is 3.1 miles.
5:00 AM MDT - Transition Area Opens7:03 AM MDT - Race Starts; Elite Wave Departs7:08 AM MDT - Competitive Wave Departs7:13 AM MDT - Survivor Wave Departs7:18 AM MDT - Remaining Waves Depart every three minutes
Please make sure to check your travel time before the event to ensure you arrive in enough time to register and start on time.
What should I wear? Coach Barrie suggests wearing tri shorts over a bathing suit or a tri suit or tri shorts with a swimable top. You could wear your run clothing under the wetsuit, then simply bike and run in this outfit. Pick an outfit that is simple and that you do not need to do a lot of changing. Most importantly, be sure to swim, bike and run in the clothing you want to wear in the race. Practice before hand to know if this will work or if you need to make changes. As for your sports bra, you can swim in this and wear it under your bathing suit. Then you will have it on for the whole race.
SWAGGER DEMANDS AN AUDIENCE. There's nothing like having your friends and family cheering for you on race day. There are plenty of ways to help them have a great day, too! Here are a few amenities they should know about: Seating: The best seating is located at the race's finish line. The Tri has added more seating than ever as well as shady areas to keep your cheering section cool and comfy. Visit your Team! The Tri has opened the transition area for racers to come and go as they like. Rack your bike, then visit with your supporters before it's time for your wave. Free Beer & Cold Water Tell your supporters ages 21 and older to swing by the beer tent for a free frosty cup of brew. There will be water stations positioned throughout the spectator and exhibit area.
Volunteers are the core of the Tri For The Cure. We could not do it without your support and assistance. Volunteers are needed on race day, Saturday, August 3rd and during Pre-Race Expo before the event. All volunteers will receive: Commemorative volunteer t-shirt A free beer after your shift Plenty of water to stay hydrated Our unwavering gratitude for your contribution to an amazing day!
I'M VERY NERVOUS ABOUT THE SWIM. WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SWIM PORTION OF THE RACE? Most everyone is anxious about the swim. It is your responsibility to train prior to the race and be able to swim at least ½ mile (750 meters) without straining yourself. The following tips will help you feel relaxed and confident in the water: YOU MUST KNOW HOW TO SWIMIf you don't know how to swim, hire a swim coach and learn. Do not show up for the event if you haven't dipped a toe in the water! YOU MAY NOT USE ANY FLOTATION DEVICE OR OTHER ASSISTANCE DEVICENo floaties, no noodles, no kickboards, no lifevests, no flippers, no snorkeling masks or breathing devices. Simply remember-when you enter the water you'll be wearing your designated swim cap, goggles, your suit and nothing more. YOU MUST PRACTICE SWIMMING IN OPEN WATER PRIOR TO RACE DAYDo not attempt to participate in the triathlon without swimming in open water at least once for ½ mile (750 meters). Practice at any one of the area reservoirs such as Chatfield, Cherry Creek, Boulder, Aurora, etc. Contact the park nearest you for details on swim areas. SWIM BUDDIES WILL ASSIST YOU IF NECESSARYTri for the Cure provides a group of swimming experts to help you along if necessary. They will have swim noodles that you may rest on, but you may not use the flotation device to propel yourself forward in the water. Swim Buddies will swim the distance with you, but will not physically assist you in any way. The Swim Buddy tent is located at the swim start….alert a Swim Buddy if you require assistance. THE SWIM COURSE IS SAFEThe course is monitored by experts during the race. You will see kayaks and motorized vehicles along the course. There will be lifeguards to assist you if you need to rest.