Tri-Rock Triathlon goes virtual to benefit Rockwall Kiwanis

Don’t touch your face, just race

ROCKWALL, TX – July 22, 2020 – Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, the annual TriRock Triathlon, which is held annually at the JER Chilton YMCA to benefit Kiwanis Club of Rockwall County, has decided to go virtual. T-shirts and finisher medals will be mailed to participants after the event, which is set for Sunday, August 2.

For those who have already registered for the race, organizers would like to transfer your registration to the Virtual Race and mail you your swag.  PlayTri explains that a virtual triathlon is a race that can be completed at any location.

“You can walk, use the treadmill, run outside or participate in another race. You can ride on a trainer or cycle outside. You can swim in a pool, a lake or the sea! You can run your race at your pace anywhere! This is a great way for the rookie athlete to build up confidence to show up for the real thing! Virtual races are a great way to stay fit, motivated, have the sense of participating and get a great t-shirt and medal! You can complete the required distance in each discipline during the week coming up to the actual race, in your pace, in your environment. You can send us your stats at **** You can send the evidence of completing the race distances to but it is not required. You can send a screenshot from an app, your watch, your laptop or even a photo of your treadmill results for your runs. You can use MayMyRun / MapMyRide, Strava, Garmin or any other digital fitness app. Submitting evidence of your swim distance is harder, unless you have a swim compatible device so you will we believe you did it. At the end of the day, if you don’t do it, you would only be lying to yourself and you would not be able to wear a cool t-shirt with a triathlon logo!”

Register for the VIRTUAL RACE now

Other options are to transfer your registration to Tri Rock 2021; donate your registration fees to Rockwall County Kiwanis; or receive a refund. Please email and indicate which option works for you. Please state your full name and “Change to Virtual Race”, “2021”, “Donation” or “Refund” in the body of the email.

If you choose to donate your fees, you will receive an event t-shirt and participation medal in the mail after the race, and your donation will be tax-deductible.

Rockwall County Kiwanis is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is dedicated to serving children in need in Rockwall County.  By donating your registration fees you are helping fund Kiwanis’ Food for Kids program that provides food on the weekends for local children in need and te Angel League T-Ball League for children with special needs in the Rockwall area.

 The TriRock Triathlon plans to return next August for the 22nd annual race.

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