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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 29th, 2016!

Register now and join us on Memorial Day, May 29th, 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.

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]