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Day of Schedule:

9:00AM – Doors open to Connolly Complex (Entrance through newly constructed cube on corner of 14th and Cherry)

9:30AM – Registration will begin

9:45AM – Warm-ups

10:00AM – The first heat will start in the pool

*Every subsequent heat will begin 15 minutes after the previous heat starts*

Make sure to stick around after your heat is finished to enjoy snack and visit with the vendors.

Do not forget to enter the many raffles for your chance to win comedy and sports tickets, passes to the EMP, Woodlawn Park Zoo and many more. You can always purchase more raffle tickets during the event for more chances to win!

If you need to be in  an earlier or later heat, please let us know by emailing contact@trying4troops.org and we will try our best to accommodate your request. Also, if you want to be in a heat with specific people, let us know as well.

The after party will be held at The Rhein Haus on 12 ave, a few block from the Connolly Complex, the address is 912 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122. Minors are welcome in the front dining area and bocce courts until 10:00PM.

Click on the video above to watch our promotional video for the Trying 4 Troops Try-athlon! Catch a glimpse of the indoor facility used for the event, and get excited for the event coming up on May 30th, 2016!

Register now and join us on Memorial Day, May 30th, 2016 for the 3rd Annual Trying 4 Troops Indoor TRY-athlon! 

Trying 4 Troops

The students of the Masters in Sports Administration and Leadership Program at Seattle University are hosting an indoor “try-athlon” consisting of a timed pool swim, timed spin bike, and timed treadmill run on Memorial Day at the SU campus Recreation Center.

Designed to be less strenuous than traditional triathlons, Trying 4 Troops focuses on participants “trying” a triathlon instead of completing each interval in an intense, competitive environment.

Trying 4 Troops is open to individuals and groups of three. Participants must be 18 years or older, but all ages and abilities are welcome. Discounts are available for students, active/retired military service members (ID cards will be checked at registration).

Trying 4 Troops falls into its own category because it is not based on distance and will be housed completely indoors. Participants are encouraged to “try” their best during the timed intervals providing a great opportunity to try something new and stay active during the Memorial Day weekend.

Seattle Stand Down

Seattle Stand Down

Seattle Stand Down serves military veterans and their families in the transition from military to civilian life with the primary focus on veterans and their families that are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless.

As their vision states: “Peace, Hope, and Dignity for all who have served. A community where every veteran counts and never stands alone in their time of need.

To learn more about them and their services, please go to www.theseattlestanddown.org.

MSAL Program

The Master’s in Sport Administration and Leadership (MSAL) program is a master’s level sport management degree offered by Seattle University.

Every year, MSAL students participate in a series of courses designed to develop skills in the planning, design, and operation of sport events. After successful completion of these courses, students select, organize and host a sport-related event to raise money for a charitable organization. Trying 4 Troops is the culmination of this year’s course.

Trying 4 Troops is distinct from other triathlons…

Most triathlons are centered around competition and completing the distance in the shortest amount of time. Distances vary depending on the desired intensity:

  • Trying 4 Troops – [ 10 minute swim, 10 minute bike, 10 minute run ]
  • Sprint Distance – [ 750 m (0.47 mi) swim, 20 km(12 mi) bike, 5 km (3.1 mi) run ]
  • Olympic distance – [ 1.5 km (0.93 mi) swim, 40 km (25 mi) bike, 10 km (6.2 mi) run ]
  • Half-Ironman – [ 1.9 km (1.2 mi) swim, 90 km (56 mi) bike, 21.1 km (13.1 mi) run ]
  • Ironman – [ 3.8 k. (2.4 mi) swim, 180.2 km (112.0 miles) bike, 42.2 km (26.2 miles) run ]