TEAM PEGASUS SUPER SPRINT TRIATHLON
About The Event
A TRIATHLON WITH A TWIST
A Super-Sprint Triathlon to benefit the Boys & Girls Club in Marshfield who, in the spirit of ‘what’s possible’, have allowed us to have a master’s program in their pool this summer. The ‘twist’ is that the race will start with a pool swim, followed by a hard ride on a stationary bike, followed by a run around the B&G campus that combines trails and roads. Individuals and relay teams welcome.
(read the bottom of this page for more details and FAQ)
A Team Pegasus Event to Benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield - F.A.Q.s
Q. Why is the bike on a stationary bike?
A. Since we are attempting a soft re-entry into triathlon racing, we wanted to keep things as simple as possible. Bikes and bike racks require a larger transition area. Mapping out and marking a bike course is labor intensive, would require more volunteers and a police detail.
Q. Do I need helmet and shoes for the bike?
A. Because the bike is stationary, you don’t need a helmet. In order to expedite the transitions (and to make things a little more equal), we have installed flat pedals on the bike. The athletes will change into sneakers and do the bike and run without changing shoes.
Q. Are there changing tents?
A. There are no changing tents. Athletes will do the entire race in one outfit. You will be able to change into clean clothes after the race using the rest rooms.
Q. What should I wear to race in?
A. Most athletes will race in a tri top and tri shorts. You could do the entire race in a swimsuit but bear in mind that all athletes need to have their top covered during the bike and run.
Q. Why do you need to know my weight class?
A. We ask the athletes weight class in order to make the cycling portion of the race as fare as possible without overly complicating the race. Speed loosely translates to the amount of power generated divided by the athlete’s body weight. Each athlete, depending on their weight category and gender will be assigned a particular amount of kilojoules to produce (this will take roughly 15-20 minutes). Race volunteers will help you adjust the bike and will monitor your progress.
Q. How can I volunteer?
A. Please contact the race director. We’d love to have you help us! We need timers for the swim, monitors for the bike, pointers for the run, and finish line support.
Q. Where is the best spot for spectators?
A. There is no bad spot at this spectator-friendly race! Athletes on the run course will appreciate your cheering since that is the quietest part of the course. We ask all spectators to wear masks and to maintain social distancing where possible.