Texas Tech Recreation Center Hosts Triathlon

The 15th annual Rec Triathlon takes place in September.

Texas Tech University’s Rec Sports will host its annual triathlon sponsored by the Texas Tech Federal Credit Union. The triathlon takes place at 7:30 a.m. Saturday (Sep. 7) at the Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center, located on Main Street just east of Indiana Avenue.

This event consists of both a competitive division and recreational division. The competitive division consists of a 400-meter swim, 12-mile cycle and 2.5-mile run, while the recreational division consists of a 300-meter swim, 9-mile cycle and 2-mile run. Both divisions are open to both individuals, men and women, as well as teams.

The swim will take place in the leisure pool and lap lanes, while cycling laps and a run will be performed throughout campus.

“This triathlon will challenge the first-time triathlete as well as the seasoned veteran. Come and enjoy camaraderie on our fun, chip-timed course,” said Scott Layher, assistant director of Texas Tech Rec Sports.

Entry fees are $33 for Texas Tech individuals and $43 for community individuals. Texas Tech teams are $60 and community teams are $80.

Entries are due by Tuesday (Sep. 2.) Any competitors who register after Sept. 2 will not be seeded for the swim section of the triathlon.

For more information or to register online visit http://www.dept.ttu.edu/recsports/specialevents/triathlon.php.

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CONTACT: Scott Layher, assistant director, Rec Sports, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3351 or scott.layher@ttu.edu.