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The J's Indoor Triathlon & Biathlon and Kids Tri
Sunday, February 10th, 2019 
 Mandel JCC- 26001 South Woodland Road, Beachwood, OH 44122
The event is open to members & non-members.

1. How do I begin?
Just register here and join us!

  • For Individuals: $30 before December 1st;  $45 until February 7.
  • For a Biathlon Team: $50 before December 1st; $70 until February 7.
  • For a Triathlon Team: $75 before December 1st; $105 until February 7.
Kids Tri:
  • For Individuals: $20 before December 1st; $35 until February 7.
  • For Team: $60 before December 1st; $75 until February 7. 

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2. What are the Indoor Triathlon & Biathlon options?
Note: There are 12 people per heat; 2 swimmers per lane (if applicable)
  • Biathlon: First heat goes off at 11:30 a.m.
    • 20 minute bike
    • 7 minute transition
    • 20 minute run (indoor track)
  • Triathlon: Heats go off every 25 minutes from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    • 15 minute swim
    • 10 minute transition
    • 20 minute bike
    • 7 minute transition
    • 20 minute run (indoor track)
3. What is the Kids Tri? 
This exciting  component is for kids ages 7-13. The Kids Tri will include running, rowing machines, and a strength challenge.
Heats will go off between 12 p.m.- 4 p.m. 
  • 5 minute run
  • 3 minute transition
  • 5 minute row
  • 3 minute transition
  • 5 minute strength challenge
There will be 10 kids per heat. The heats will be divided by ages 7-10 and 11-13.
4. Who can participate?
Open to members AND non-members! 
Our Biathlon & Triathlon and Kids Tri are perfect for the casual or serious athlete. Adults & children 10 & up who wish to participate in the Triathlon & Biathlon Please note: because of the height of our spinning bikes, it is strongly recommended participants have a minimum height of 4' 10".
5. What is a 'Relay Team'?
A Biathlon relay team is 2 athletes. One person will bike, the other person will run.
A Triathlon relay team is 3 athletes. One person will swim, a different person will bike, and a different person will run.
6. What does the Mandel JCC provide the day of the event?
We provide an official event shirt, towels, lockers (with built-in locks), water, sports drinks, and refreshments. We are also offering a free day-of massage to our athletes (can be pre or post-race; will be first-come, first-serve as we will have more athletes than massage therapists)

7. When will I know what time I compete?
Heat sheets are created 2 days before the event. You will receive an email from The J with this information. Please review the heat sheets and make sure you are in the correct event and your name is spelled correctly.
Heat sheets will also be posted on the event website as well as www.mandeljcc.org/triathlon.
8. Who gets an award?
The day of the event, the below top fundraisers will receive prizes:
1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Individual Fundraisers:
Top Fundraising TEAM:
Athlete awards are mailed within two weeks, post-event. Medals will be awarded to:
1. The 1st and 2nd place Triathlon performers for both male & female in each age bracket:
  • 14 & under
  • 15-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60+
2. Top Overall Biathlon Female
3. Top Overall Biathlon Male
4. Top Biathlon Relay Team
5. Top Triathlon Relay Team
6. Second Place Triathlon Relay Team
Top Overall Triathlon Female & Top Overall Triathlon Male will receive official event plaques.
Kids Tri - 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive a plaque and participant medals

9. What does the Indoor Triathlon & Biathlon  and Kids Tri support?

The Indoor Triathlon & Biathlon  and Kids Tri is a fundraiser to support the Financial Assistance Program of the Mandel JCC. Your participation will be instrumental in helping us provide:

  • Financial assistance for programs for children, teens, adults, and those with special needs
  • Over $425,000 in scholarship support for membership, childcare, J Day camp, Camp Wise overnight camp, and Playmakers Youth Theatre
  • Senior adults with hot lunches and social activities six days per week
10. How can my personal sponsors submit payment?

Want to sponsor a participant? Click here!
If a sponsorship has to be made by check, please send the check to:
Mandel JCC Triathlon & Biathlon
26001 South Woodland Road
Beachwood, OH 44122
**Please ask your sponsors to write your name on the check.
11. What if I don’t raise enough money?

No matter what, once you have paid the registration fee, you are still considered a participant.
If you've never raised money before, our materials and strategies will make it easy for you to solicit and collect sponsorships from friends, family, colleagues and neighbors. Once you register, we will send you all the info you need to get started. You can also use our sample letters to send to friends and family members asking them to support your fundraising efforts by logging into your personal fundraising center. Just remember to make your request personal, as you want them to know that they are sponsoring YOU and YOUR efforts!

12. Is there a refund policy?

Registration fees and donations are non-refundable.

13. Is parking available?

Parking is available free of charge at the Mandel JCC. We ask athletes to show up an hour before their heat to ensure ample time to park and prepare.


14. Is Kid Kare provided while I compete?

Due to lack of use in prior years, we will not have free Kid Kare this year for athletes competing. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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