St. Olaf Sprint Triathlon

Sunday May 20th, 2018

Skoglund Athletic Center


Transition area opens at 7:00 a.m.
First wave starts at 8:00 a.m.

Registration: The St. Olaf Sprint Triathlon is open to all current students, faculty, and staff, but is not open to the public. Register by May 2nd to be guaranteed a T-shirt. Registration closes on May 15th.

Registrations will be handled on Please follow the registration instructions to create an account and then register for the triathlon.

The swim will be 500 yards (20 lengths) and will be held in the Skoglund pool. We will start the swim in waves of 12 people, two swimmers per lane. Each wave will go off approximately 15 minutes after the previous wave. Once the athletes finish the swim portion of the race they will exit the pool area through the glass doors on the west side of the pool.

Transition 1: 
The transition area will be held in the parking lot immediately to the west of the pool. Athletes will enter the transition area from the pool and exit to the west with their bikes. Athletes will not be allowed to mount their bikes in the transition area.

The bike will be 14.5 miles. The course will be an out and back loop on Old Dutch Road. The athletes will exit campus through the south exit (Hoyme Hill) and cross hwy. 19 to enter Old Dutch Road. The bike course will not have any aid stations, and bikers are responsible to follow the rules of the road as we will not have roads closed off. We will however have volunteers at major intersections to direct bikers along the correct route.  The bikers will finish the bike where they began at the transition area.

Transition 2:
Each athlete will return their bike to their rack and exit the transition through the run exit. There will be an aid station at the start of the run.

The run will be a 5k along the cross-country course.  The finish of the race will be in the parking lot directly next to the run start. There will be an aid station at the finish.

Relay teams of two or three members will also be allowed to enter the race.  The swim to bike exchange will be when the swimmer exits the pool and tags the biker in mount zone at the start of the bike. The bike to run transition will also be at the mount/dismount area at the bike start. The runner will then enter the transition area and exit through the run exit.


Contact Chris Rotty at with questions.