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  • How do I get a free hoodie?

    As a participant, you will get a free Berkshire Tri hoodie by doing either of the following:

    • Obtaining  at least $200 in donations by sharing your personal fundraising page on social media, via mass email, or adding to your email signature; or
    • Referring 5 other participants to sign up for the Berkshire Tri.

    When you register, you will get a link to your personal fundraising page to share with the world! To refer participants, just tell people to write you as the “Participant Referral” when they register.
  • How do I register as a team?

    We welcome people doing the triathlon or duathlon as a team.  One person can do each or more than one leg of either event. For example, Mazen, Evren, and Samia could each be on a single team doing the triathlon where Mazen does the swim, Evren, does the bike, and Samia runs. Each person on a team must register separately though. That way, everyone signs a waiver, everyone checks in, everyone gets a shirt, and everyone can raise funds!
  • Is the event competitive?

    No - it is just for fun! We consider it an entry-level triathlon, perfect for those who have thought about trying one but are put off by long training times and a high number of participants/competitors. You will see some participants with some real tri gear though, as we have attracted local triathletes who want to contribute their passion for a good cause.
  • Do I need to buy expensive Tri gear?

    No - it’s possible to compete with equipment you have in your garage and your closet.
  • I’m not a strong swimmer/biker/runner. Can I skip a section or have someone else do a part for me?

    Absolutely! We want you to do what you feel is best for YOU! We never want a participant to feel like they have to do anything. After all, this is the “TRY!”
  • How much training do I need for a sprint distance triathlon?

    While this is not a competitive race, you might enjoy it more if you prepare a little. Training for your First Triathlon and Sprint Triathlon Training for the Beginner can help you learn about training. Or, if you don't want to do all of it by yourself, gather up a team and split up each portion of the race amongst yourselves.
  • What’s the layout of the Berkshire Tri?

    The event starts and stops at the Mallway Park in Upper Arlington. The swim takes place at Devon Pool, next to Jones Middle School. The bike course is an out and back on the Olentangy Trail. The run course is neighborhood sidewalks. Both bike and run courses are marked with Berkshire Tri signs. View distances and maps
  • Where do I put my event equipment?

    When you pull up for the event, you can put your bike at the pool where we have responsible volunteers waiting. After registration, you can go to the pool where you can put a change of clothes for after the swim. Another volunteer will be with your belongings to ensure your items stay safe! After the swim when you are ready to bike, a volunteer will check you off and get your bike. Lastly, after the bike, a volunteer will take your bike and put it in our designated bike area where volunteers will be with it at all times. Our main priority is your safety and the safety of your items!
  • When is packet pickup?

    Because the Berkshire Tri is an entry-level, non-competitive event, there is no timing system or race numbers required, so no need to pick up any packets before race day. You can pick up your Berkshire Tri shirt when you check in around 9:30 AM before the race.
  • Where do I park for the event?

    As you pull up to the event, there is a parking lot across from the Mallway Park. There is also street parking near the event. We will have volunteers guiding you as to where to park!
  • What is Flying Horse Farms and Ronald McDonald House?

  • What kid-friendly activities do you do on race day?

    We understand during the race, many family members come to support their loved ones! That’s why we have made it a priority to make it a family friendly event! There will be face painting, arts and crafts at the local art studio directly across from the event, as well as corn hole, and boccee ball!
  • What food options are available on race day?

    We are incredibly fortunate to have City BBQ cater the event the day of the race. After you finish your triathlon, delicious food will be waiting for you!
  • How does your silent auction work?

    Our silent auction opens the minute you walk in the event. We like to keep the silent auction open until 1 hour before the event ends to allow people time before, during and after the race to bid on our awesome items!

 


 

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