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Capitol View Triathlon | May 21, 2017

Register Now!The DreamBank Capitol View Triathlon & Duathlon is celebrating it’s 10th year as Madison’s triathlon and only duathlon. Taking place at the beautiful Governor Nelson State Park, this sprint and olympic triathlon offer a great opportunity for the beginner triathlete and a challenge for the toughest triathlon veteran. The duathlon was introduced in 2014 as a way to attract more athletes into the multi-sport lifestyle and provide an opportunity to be a part of a multi-sport event without the intimidation of the open water swim.

Sprint: 1/4 mile swim, 10 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
Olympic: .9 mile swim, 24 mile bike, 6.2 mile run
Duathlon: 3.1 mile run, 24 mile bike, 3.1 mile run

Participants can race as an individual, as a part of a couple, or as part of a relay.

Individual

An individual participant does all 3 disciplines – swim/bike/run or run/bike/run and is scored based upon overall individual times and within individual age group rankings.

Couples

A participant can register with another participant as a couple. The couple can choose between 5 different couples categories:

King & Queen (elite)
Ball & Chain – two life partners, married, boyfriend/girlfriend
Just Friends – ready to compete together, but not ready for a relationship title
Watercooler – coworkers
Family Ties – any family relations

The couple team starts in their couples division wave, but race as individuals. Each partner will swim/bike/run or run/bike/run. Participants will be scored in their individual age group and overall, but then also have their time combined with their partners to be scored in their couples division. Participants racing as a couple can win overall, age group, and couples division awards.

Why couples?

This is a way to expand triathlon as a sport and grow the endurance community. You might have a coworker, a friend, or a spouse that comes to your races & cheers you on and might have always wanted to give it a shot, but was intimidated. This is the opportunity to encourage that spouse, that friend, or that coworker to join you at the starting line. It allows them to experience the race as an individual but give them confidence and encouragement to be a part of a team with someone. As triathletes, we should constantly should be encouraging others to achieve their goals and do whatever it takes to help them get there. Plus, it’s always fun to think up a really cool couples team name!

Relays

A participant can also race as a part of a relay. Relays can be made up by 2 or 3 individuals, and each participant races in ONE discipline – one participant swims, one participant bikes, and one participant runs. The relay team will be scored only in the relay division.