After a three-year hiatus, i-tri has unveiled TurboTri 2.0, a virtual triathlon that can be completed July 1 through July 31.
Proceeds from the 300-yard swim, 7-mile bike ride, and a 1.5-mile run directly benefit i-tri, a community-based program that fosters self-respect, personal empowerment, self-confidence, positive body image, and healthy lifestyle choices for adolescent girls through completion of a triathlon.
“We know how important it is to work toward a goal, do something with your family, your friends, or on your own, and get outside right now,” i-tri said in a statement. “As i-tri wraps up our Positivity Project, an online resource for learning resiliency techniques to aid community members living in this time of social distancing and quarantine, we are truly excited to announce that TurboTri is returning to Long Island, as we look to offer everyone a healthy challenge that will engage mind, body, and spirit.”
Registration can be done online at events.elitefeats.com/turbotri20. Early registrants — those signing up before June 30 — can start posting results July 1. Late registrants, after June 30, must wait up to 24 hours to post results. Bib mailing begins June 24, but they’re not needed to compete.
In keeping with i-tri’s mission of removing barriers to a triathlon, first-time triathletes have free entry into the TurboTri 2.0. When registering, use code FIRSTTRI2020.
Since there are many people who do not have access to open water or a pool at this time, a “duathlon” version of the race is also being offered. The super-sprint — short triathlon – distances are .75-mile run, 3.5-mile bike, and .75-mile run. The FIRSTTRI2020 code will work for both the triathlon as well as the duathlon registration option. There is also an option to register a relay team.
When taking part in the triathlon or duathlon, go to the results page at elitefeats.com/race-results.asp?ID=20313, search your name, and click update to enter your time. There is the option to upload up to five photos.
Some suggestions of where to swim, bike, and run include Long Beach in Sag Harbor, Maidstone Park in East Hampton, Big Albert’s Landing Beach in Amagansett, West Meadow Beach in Stony Brook, and Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park. Swims can be done at a local beach or your own pool, bikes rides can be done outside or indoors, and the cardio can be a walk or run.
The last day to register and post results is July 31. Awards will be announced August 1.
Email i-tri Athletic Director Sharon McCobb at [email protected] with any questions.