The First Tri scoring method is unique in that participants are graded on a curve, partly based on their distance and partly based on their time. Swim and Bike is based on total distance. Run is based on time.
For the swim, the participant that swam the furthest distance will receive the most points (actual number is based on total participants) and the shortest distance participant will receive 1 point. For example, if there are 100 participants in the race, the person who swam the furthest distance would receive 100 points for the swim portion of the race. The person with the 2nd farthest swim would receive 99 points, and so on and so on. The same scoring calculations would be made for the bike portion of the race. For the run, it will be a timed 1 mile run around Tower Park. The participant with the fastest run would receive the most points. The person with the slowest run would receive 1 point.
All three disciplines count equally toward the final score. Transition times are fixed between events and do not count towards participants’ scores.
First Tri, presented by Excel Aquatics & Multisport and Above The Fold Events, is the perfect race to kickstart your triathlon race season, or better yet, to kickstart your triathlon race career. Developed to be a fun, non-intimidating, entry point into the sport of triathlon, First Tri features a format ideal for newbies. But if competition is your flavor, this race has you covered as well as we feature a scoring method that incentives you to go "all out". Join us for this inaugural event at the Williamson County Indoor Sports Complex off Concord Road.
10 minutes in the pool
20 minutes on a bike trainer or stationary bike
1.4 mile loop around Tower Park
(see map of run below)
Race will have waves of 10 people starting every 30 minutes beginning at 7:30am. You'll be asked to register for your preferred time slot and whether you'll be bringing your own bike to hook up to a bike trainer or if you'd prefer to use one of the stationary bikes. We are limited to 8 bike trainers and 2 stationary bikes.