Rockwall Kiwanis, PlayTri present annual Tri Rock Triathlon

ROCKWALL, TX (July 12, 2021) The Rockwall Kiwanis will host its annual Tri Rock Triathlon from 7:15 a.m. to about noon Sunday, August 1 at the JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall, 1210 N. Goliad St.

The Sprint Triathlon is open to everyone 13 and older, and comprises a 150-yard pool swim, 10-mile bike ride, and a 5K run. The event opens at 5:30 a.m. for body marking, timing chip pickup, late packet pickup (no registration will be available on race day morning).

Playtri Team has established the necessary protocols for a safe environment and is committed to following CDC recommendations and guidelines. Athletes should also practice hygiene protection measures recommended by the WHO and DCD.

Find more information, registration, entry fees, course maps, and packet pickup details on the race website >> https://www.trisignup.com/Race/TX/Rockwall/RockwallKiwanisTriRockTriathlon

All participants registered by July 10 will be guaranteed a t-shirt.

AWARDS

Awards will be presented as follows:

  • Top Overall, Masters, and Grand Masters.
  • Age Groups 3 deep.
  • Weight Class awards will be 3 deep for both Male and Female.
  • Relay Team awards will be for top 3 overall relays.

All Finishers will receive a Finisher Medal.

BENEFITING CHARITY

This event benefits the Kiwanis Club of Rockwall. The Rockwall Kiwanis Club is comprised of service-minded-men and women who respond to the unique needs of our community and address issues by serving our children.

FREE PRE-RACE CLINIC

There will be a complimentary pre-race clinic on Friday before the race at the PlayTri Dallas Store, 6465 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 358 in Dallas.

VIRTUAL RACE

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 PlayTri your stats at **virtual@playtri.com** You can send the evidence of completing the race distances to virtual@playtri.com 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!

Blue Ribbon News staff report. 


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