A big thank you goes out to everyone who participated in, sponsored, or contributed to this year’s Trying For Troops indoor TRY-athlon. It was a great success and would not have been possible without your help.
Everyone had a great time this past Memorial Day honoring the lives of those who served and participating in a unique event designed to accommodate anyone willing to give it a try. In the process, we were also able to raise nearly $5,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project!
Please feel free to visit our “Photo Gallery” documenting the event and be sure to mark May 25th, 2015 in your calendars for next year’s triathlon as we would love to see you all there again along with some new faces!
The Trying For Troops Event Team
The students of the Masters in Sports Administration and Leadership Program at Seattle University are hosting an indoor “try-athlon” consisting of a 10 minute timed pool swim, 10 minute timed spin bike, and 10 minute timed treadmill run on Memorial Day on the SU campus to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
Designed to be less strenuous than traditional triathlons, Trying For Troops focuses on participants “try-ing” a triathlon instead of completing each interval in an intense, competitive environment.
Trying For 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 For 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.
Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families.
In addition to donating the proceeds to WWP, we encourage our all our participants to identify someone they would like to honor at our event. This could include any active, retired, wounded or fallen service member or simply someone you want us to remember. These names will be collected during registration and at check-in to be included on a large “Who Are You Honoring” memorial banner displayed throughout the duration of Trying for Troops.
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 for Troops is the culmination of this year’s course.
Trying4Troops – [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]