Chennai Triathlon

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  • Event – Chennai Triathlon
    Date – Twice a year in July and Dec
    Location – Chennai
    Organizer – Chennai Trekking Club
    Objective – non-profit event to promote sports, active lifestyle, health
    Categories – Sprint, Olympic, Half Iron, 3/4 Iron, Full Iron
    Swimming – open waters (only excellent swimmers allowed)

    Details: www.chennaitrekkers.org / highlights

    Categories
    Category Swim Cycle Run Fees
    Sprint 750m 20K 5K 400Rs
    Olympic 1.5K 40K 10K 500Rs
    Half Iron 1.9K 90K 21K 600Rs
    Sections
    Swim: open still waters (150m long open waters)
    Cycling: OMR (Old Mahabalipuram Road), suitable for road bikes. Participants to bring own cycle or rent one (available stores: Probikers, Balaji Cycles, Just Rent Cycles, Just Buy Cycles)
    Run: 5K loop on tar road / dirt track
    ntry Criteria
    Participants should have completed (one of) below swimming distances within the indicated timings:
    Swim 500m 1K 2K
    Sprint 25min 40min
    Olympic 25min 40min 1 hour
    Half Iron 40min 1 hour
    Timings
    Category Start Cut off (Men) Cut off (Women)
    Sprint 6:00 AM 3 hours 3.5 hours
    Half Iron 1:00 PM 9 hours 10 hours
    Olympic 2:00 PM 6 hours 7 hours
    Stay/Food
    The venue is located within 1 hour drive from city (will be announced in next few weeks)
    Nearby hotels are available for outstation participants
    Refreshments at aid Stations: swim + cycle (every 20K) + run (every 3K)
    Sandwiches offered at cycle aid stations (Half Iron) / finish line (All)

    BIB Collection
    BIB can be collected either at Friday evening at Agni College or Saturday morning at the venue
    Participation shirt – optional (350Rs, Kalenji brand with Chennai Triathlon logo)
    Finisher
    Finisher Medal (only if finishing within cut-off timing)
    Timings will be tracked manually by volunteers
    Free photographic coverage provided 1-2 days after event
    Partners
    Bay of Life – Swim partner
    Probikers – Bike partner
    Alert – First Aid Partner
    Associated Cause

    Chennai is suffering from an every growing garbage footprint. More than 6000 tonnes of mixed garbage leave the city each day causing significant environmental and health impact. Chennai Trekking Club is actively working on creating a zero waste model community at Srinivasapuram on the estuary of the Adyar river as an example for the rest of the city to follow. In a first phase we are engaged in cleaning up this beautiful hamlet near the sea while at the same time creating awareness on the need to segregate waste. We are setting up a self sustainable waste management model to make the community waste free through door collection, recycling and setting up a compost yard. Trees will be planted to green the hamlet and compost will be used as manure to grow the same. Regular updates are posted on FB of this 1 year project covering 5000 homes.

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